House of Commons Hansard #152 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was c-19.

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National Heritage Hunting and Fishing Act
Routine Proceedings

10:55 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The hon. member has been in the House for quite a while. He knows that he cannot identify members by their personal names.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Canadian Farm-Raised Deer and Elk Month Act
Routine Proceedings

10:55 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

Rob Merrifield Yellowhead, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-470, an act to designate the month of November as Canadian Farm-Raised Deer and Elk Month.

Mr. Speaker, I ask for consideration of this legislation because the animals of 2,000 farmers across the country have been hit by a critical wasting disease. We need to raise awareness of this industry that has great value, not only to Canadians but to international trade as well. It provides nutraceuticalin the way of elk velvet that is very popular in Asian countries as well as in North America. The quality of red deer and elk meat is lower in cholesterol than chicken. It is of very high quality. This industry needs support and awareness brought to it.

I encourage members of the House to consider my bill because it is a very valuable bill.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

Kevin Sorenson Crowfoot, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-471, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (sexual assault on child--dangerous offenders).

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Yellowhead for seconding my private member's bill, which I believe to be an important.

If enacted, my bill will amend section 752 to section 761 of the Criminal Code automatically making anyone convicted of two or more sexual offences against a child a dangerous offender.

I brought my bill forward for the sake of the children of the country. I believe that the laws in existence today do not deal appropriately with those who are obviously ongoing risks to society. We need laws that more properly reflect some of the bleak realities of the world, of society and of our country. I believe my private member's bill is one that would reflect that.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Personal Watercraft Act
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Liberal

Clifford Lincoln Lac-Saint-Louis, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill S-10, an act concerning personal watercraft in navigable waters.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)

Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
Routine Proceedings

November 6th, 2003 / 11 a.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations among all parties in the House and pursuant to the agreement that was made, I think you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That Motion No. 134, standing in my name on the Order Paper, is now moved and adopted unanimously.

The motion reads:

That, in accordance with subsection 53(1) of the Act to extend the present laws of Canada that protect the privacy of individuals and that provide individuals with a right of access to personal information about themselves, Chapter P-21 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, this House approve the appointment of Jennifer Stoddart of Westmount, Quebec as Privacy Commissioner for a term of seven years.

Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Is there unanimous consent to adopt the motion?

Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Member Statement
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, there have been further consultations among House leaders and I also believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2003, the member for Davenport and a spokesperson for each opposition party shall make statements of no more than five minutes.

Member Statement
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Is there unanimous consent to adopt the motion?

Member Statement
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Former Privacy Commissioner
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations and I think you would find unanimous consent to adopt the following motion without amendment or debate. I move:

That this House find George Radwanski to have been in contempt of this House, and acknowledge receipt of his letter of apology, tabled and read to the House earlier today.

Former Privacy Commissioner
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Is there unanimous consent to adopt the motion?

Former Privacy Commissioner
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

11 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the people of the beautiful town of Canmore in my riding, I would like to table a petition that calls upon Parliament to take all measures necessary to protect the rights of Canadians to freely share their religious and moral beliefs without fear of prosecution.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

11:05 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

Roy H. Bailey Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions all dealing with the same subject. The petitioners come from across Saskatchewan. They are begging and pleading with the Government of Canada to restore the definition of marriage to be the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

I certainly have many thousands who have signed these petitions.