House of Commons Hansard #100 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was tax.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. member for Provencher have the unanimous consent to proceed with the tabling of those petitions?

Petitions
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3:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Petitions
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3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have petitions signed by hundreds of people in the Powell River region of my riding. The petitioners call upon Parliament to focus its legislative support on adult stem cell research to find the cures and therapies necessary to treat the illnesses and diseases of suffering Canadians.

Petitions
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3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have petitions signed by people throughout Ontario. The petitioners point out that as of January 1, thousands of Canadians, through no fault of their own, possess unregistered firearms. Any individual now who tries to register a firearm is exposed to federal prosecution.

There have been conflicting statements from the Minister of Justice and the Canadians Firearms Agency regarding the threat of prosecution, which is only adding to the confusion. It is recognized that 9 out of 10 provinces as well as the MPs, Senators and the Auditor General all agree that the firearms registry is out of control.

Therefore, the petitioners call upon Parliament, the Department of Justice and the Government of Canada to call an immediate amnesty for all unregistered firearms or, in the absence of an amnesty, scrap the firearms registry completely.

Petitions
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3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Roy Cullen Etobicoke North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by many individuals in the Toronto area. The petitioners ask Parliament to declare February 25 a public holiday to be called “Jubilee Day” in honour of the Queen of Canada's golden jubilee.

Petitions
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3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Jason Kenney Calgary Southeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to table. The first comes from residents of Unionville, Ontario who petition the House to pass legislation to recognize the institution of marriage in federal law as being a lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Jason Kenney Calgary Southeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I seek to table a petition bearing the signatures of some 150 Calgarians calling upon Parliament to protect children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed.

Petitions
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3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today. The first is with regard to the funding of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and is signed by a number of Canadians, including from my own riding of Mississauga South.

The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that it is unethical to harm or destroy some human beings in order to benefit others. They also want to point out that adult stem cell research holds enormous potential and does not pose the serious threat that embryonic stem cells do with regard to the ethical or immune problems.

They also point out that CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, had recommended guidelines on stem cell research that include the use of human embryos.

The petitioners therefore call upon Parliament to ban embryonic stem cell research and direct the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support and fund only promising ethical research that does not involve the destruction of human life.

Petitions
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3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is with regard to child pornography. The petitioners want to draw to the attention of the House that the creation and use of child pornography is condemned by a clear majority of Canadians and that the existence of child pornography in itself means that a child must have been abused.

The also want to point out that they do not believe that the courts have applied the current child pornography rules in a clear way, which has not always been met with punishment.

The petitioners therefore call upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote pornographic activities involving children are outlawed.

Petitions
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NDP

Wendy Lill Dartmouth, NS

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition from a number of residents from Dartmouth. It is a petition concerning religious freedom and the addition of sexual orientation to the Criminal Code, sections 318 and 319.

These petitioners are concerned about the importance of protecting the rights of Canadians to be free to share their religious beliefs without fear of persecution.

Petitions
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3:45 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, continuing on with thousands of other petitions that we introduced in the House earlier, from Leroy, Saskatchewan, from Port Dover, Ontario and the Magdalen Islands, the petitioners pray upon Parliament to support Bill C-206, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act, allowing for security of employment status and career opportunities for people who take employment insurance while they care for their loved ones under palliative care or under severe rehabilitation.

It is a great honour for me to present this petition on their behalf.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

May 12th, 2003 / 3:45 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, Question No. 181 will be answered today.

Question No. 181
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Duncan Vancouver Island North, BC

In the last five years, what lobbyists have approached the government in connection with the removing trade sanctions with Iraq?

Question No. 181
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Papineau—Saint-Denis
Québec

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew Minister for International Trade

The Office of the Ethics Counsellor maintains an electronic lobbyist registration service for lobbyists in Canada. Lobbyists are individuals paid to communicate with federal public office holders in an attempt to influence government decisions. They are required under the Lobbyists Registration Act and regulations to register their activities, which are displayed in the public registry. Currently, the following list of organizations and individuals have been registered during the past five years to lobby the government regarding the removal of trade sanctions with Iraq:

Licences, Legislation and Regulations Lobbyists Registration

http://Strategis.gc.ca

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, if Question No. 176 could be made an order for return, the return would be tabled immediately.