House of Commons Hansard #118 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was standing.

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Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

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

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

I know that the hon. member for Mississauga South would want me to read it but I want to tell him that it is a bit long and so maybe next time.

Income Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria for the Minister of Finance

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-48, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (natural resources).

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

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)( f ), the committee reviewed francophone audiovisual production in minority environments, and agreed, on Thursday June 12, 2003, to report its findings and recommendations to the House.

The report contains three recommendations. The first calls on the government to re-establish, indeed even increase, its contribution to Canadian television production and confirm it for the next five years. It also recommends the creation of a special envelope for francophone production outside Quebec and finally, it recommends that the government thoroughly review both the administration and the structure of the Canadian Television Fund. The report also contains a dissenting opinion.

We are asking the government to reply to the report within the time limits prescribed by the rules of the House.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Jacques Saada Brossard—La Prairie, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the 40th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs relating to the inclusion of a code of conduct in the Standing Orders of the House of Commons.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Roy Cullen Etobicoke North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Finance on Bill C-212, coincidentally my private member's bill, an act respecting user fees.

This bill requires more oversight of Parliament when user fees are introduced or increased. It calls for an independent dispute resolution process, the need for greater stakeholder participation in the fee setting process, the requirement for comprehensive stakeholder impact and competitiveness analysis and the establishment of standards by departments and agencies which they must adhere to when they collect a user fee.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Reg Alcock Winnipeg South, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates. This is a completely unanimous report, with the full support of all members representing all parties.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Bonnie Brown Oakville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Health regarding the availability of animal sourced insulins for diabetics.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, your committee requests that the government provide a comprehensive response within 150 days of the tabling of the report in the House.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

June 13th, 2003 / 12:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

James Moore Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-444, an act to amend the Criminal Code (weapons trafficking).

Mr. Speaker, this is my second of two private member's bill that I am introducing this week as a response to the government's inadequate response with regard to firearms laws in the country.

The bill I introduced on Tuesday bans gun ownership for life for anybody convicted of a violent crime. The bill I am introducing today doubles the minimum sentence and dramatically increases the maximum sentence available for anybody caught illegally trafficking in weapons and ammunition in and out of our country.

This is the kind of step that goes in the right direction, and the kind of stuff the Liberals do not do the Canadian Alliance will do to save and protect Canadians.

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

Public Safety Officers Compensation Act
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-445, an act respecting the provision of compensation to public safety officers who lost their lives while on duty.

Mr. Speaker, so dramatically shown on September 11, 2001, police officers and firefighters rush in to help while others flee for safety and when one of them loses their life in the line of duty, we all mourn that loss.

Accordingly, this bill seeks to establish a public safety officers compensation fund for the benefit of families of public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty.

I therefore look forward to working with all hon. colleagues to demonstrate the esteem in which all Canadians hold our public safety officers.

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

Public Safety Officers Compensation Act
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I ask unanimous consent for the following motion: That when the House adjourns this day, it shall stand adjourned until September 15, 2003 provided that, for the purpose of any Standing Order it shall be deemed to stand adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28.

Public Safety Officers Compensation Act
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. government House leader have the unanimous consent of the House to move this motion?

Public Safety Officers Compensation Act
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Safety Officers Compensation Act
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

No

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, under motions, pursuant to Standing Order 56.1, I move:

That, when the House adjourns this day, it shall stand adjourned until September 15, 2003 provided that, for the purpose of any Standing Order, it shall be deemed to stand adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28.

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Will those members who object to the motion please rise in their places.

And fewer than 25 members having risen: