House of Commons Hansard #77 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was gun.

Topics

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

Order, please. Since today is the final allotted day for the supply period ending March 26, 2003, the House will go through the usual procedures to consider and dispose of the supply bills.

In view of recent practices, do hon. members agree that the bills be distributed now?

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order (36(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 11 petitions.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Tom Wappel Scarborough Southwest, ON

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled, “Custodial Management Outside Canada's 200-mile Limit”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report within 150 days. The report deals with the examination of the government's response to our first report, the rejection of the government's response and the reiteration of the points in our first report.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Tom Wappel Scarborough Southwest, ON

Madam Speaker, I have two petitions signed by numerous people from a variety of places but mainly from the Nepean and Ottawa areas. Both petitions call upon Parliament to reject any requests to change the traditional definition of marriage, family and spouse, to continue to affirm the importance of the family as the foundation of Canadian society and that nothing in the future will change its fundamental role in society.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Ovid Jackson Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, pursuant to Standing Order 36, two petitions from my constituents of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound.

The first petition indicates that in society there are many diseases and problems with illnesses, including spinal injuries. They feel that adult non-embryonic stem cells is the way to go and that we should follow that particular legislation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Ovid Jackson Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

Madam Speaker, the second petition comes from the Bruce Peninsula.

Yesterday the minister announced some $811 million for parks. There is a visitor centre that is overdue. They have started road construction. Our petitioners are asking the minister to go ahead with that project this year since it is very important for tourism in the district.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

Scott Reid Lanark—Carleton, ON

Madam Speaker, last weekend I was presented with a petition containing the signatures of 10,000 residents of eastern Ontario on the subject of the long gun registry. It had been presented to Ontario's minister of public security, Bob Runciman, but because it was a federal matter it was passed to me to present in the House, with his approval.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to take into account, when voting on Bill C-68, the fact that expenses are 500 times over budget; that the Auditor General has indicated that the government has failed to keep Parliament informed with regard to the cost of the gun registry; that a majority of long gun owners in Canada have not registered their guns; that the government has failed to provide any conclusive or verifiable evidence that the registry results in a reduction in crime; and that the registry has the effect of withdrawing resources that could be used for the reduction of criminal offences with firearms.

I present this petition to the House.

Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, if Question No. 136 could be made an order for return, the return would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is it agreed?

Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Return Tabled)

Question No. 136
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

James Moore Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, BC

Responding with a list in both printed and electronic formats, what are the government's holdings in all its vehicle fleets as of December 31, 2002, including: ( a ) vehicle class; ( b ) model type; ( c ) model year; ( d ) colour; ( e ) size of engine (rating as per number of cylinders); ( f ) department holding the ownership; ( g ) original purchase price and date; ( h ) individual assigned to the vehicle (if applicable); and ( i ) fuel type?

(Return tabled.)

Question No. 136
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Madam Speaker, I ask that all remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Question No. 136
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is it agreed?

Question No. 136
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.