House of Commons Hansard #53 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was gst.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions. The first is on behalf of the soldiers of Roto O Operation Athena, who served in Afghanistan between December 2003 and February 2004.

The petitioners ask that Parliament correct the mistake of the federal government budget 2004 so the soldiers of Roto O Operation Athena receive the same tax exemption as the soldiers of Roto 1 Operation Athena.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls for the repeal of Bill C-250 because the bill robs Canadians of their freedom of speech.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition calls upon Parliament to correct the mistake of 1982 and amend the Constitution Act to include the right to own, use and earn a living from private property, because current regulations, gun control, animal control, unnecessary pollution and waste control, farmland and bush land controls, are killing the rural way of life.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Rob Anders Calgary West, AB

Mr. Speaker, hundreds of law-abiding gun owners in Calgary and other places wish me to present a petition. The petitioners state that the gun registry has cost $1 billion, actually it is probably about $2 billion, that the gun registry is not supported by the provinces, that the gun registry has not reduced gun crimes and they would like a repeal of the gun registry.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Rob Anders Calgary West, AB

Mr. Speaker, my second petition is from some other constituents who want to see a Senate that is both elected and effective. It is something we have heard before in this place.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Rob Anders Calgary West, AB

Mr. Speaker, my last petition is from people who are very concerned about the issue of Tibet and China's invasion of that country. They are concerned with issues of unprovoked aggression, the thousands of Buddhist monasteries that have been destroyed, the banning of religious activity in Tibet and the cessation of practices that deprive the Tibetan people of their fundamental human rights and freedoms, including their right to self-determination.

Starred Questions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, would you be so kind as to call Starred Question No. 84.

*Question No. 84
Routine Proceedings

May 12th, 2004 / 3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Guy St-Julien Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik, QC

What are the total costs to the government in relation to the Canadian firearms program for the following ridings: ( a ) Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik; ( b ) Roberval; and ( c ) Témiscamingue?

*Question No. 84
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Sarnia—Lambton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that the answer to Question No. 84 be printed in Hansard as if read.

*Question No. 84
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

*Question No. 84
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

*Question No. 84
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, the total amount disbursed to the province of Quebec related to the agreement with the Canada Firearms Centre is $45,172,268. This covers the period from fiscal year 1998-99 to 2001-02. The formal agreement for the fiscal years 2002-03 and 2003-04 is in the final approval process. The estimated costs related to these years are $10,436,957 and $8,600,000 respectively.

The agreement with the province of Quebec states that the province agrees that it will perform all the required services with respect to the administration of the Firearms Act within its jurisdiction. The baseline has been developed premised on a number of operating projections such as the various estimates with respect to the number of firearms and firearms owners, the anticipated entry rates, the structure and resources of future operating organizations, et cetera.

Mr. Speaker, I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

*Question No. 84
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

*Question No. 84
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers be allowed to stand.