House of Commons Hansard #49 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was benefits.

Topics

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

Roger Gallaway 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 two petitions.

Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
Routine Proceedings

May 6th, 2004 / 10:05 a.m.

Victoria
B.C.

Liberal

David Anderson Minister of the Environment

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-34, an act to amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

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

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Compton—Stanstead
Québec

Liberal

David Price Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association, which represented Canada at the joint committee meetings of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and at the annual consultation between the Economics and Security Committee and the OECD held in Brussels and Paris on February 15 to 19, 2004.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Paul Steckle Huron—Bruce, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on Canadian beef packers financial information.

This is a report outlining the programs and the progress that has been made on this file, and the further recommendations that we would make as a result of the outcome of those findings.

Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Judy Wasylycia-Leis Winnipeg North Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-525, an act to amend the Excise Tax Act (literacy materials).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce this private members' bill that seeks to eliminate the goods and services tax on materials used in literacy development.

Literacy is the fundamental building block in our ability to participate fully in all aspects of citizenship, our daily lives, and the economic life of the country. Despite our high literacy rate, almost 50% of Canadians still have difficulty working with words and numbers.

This bill is designed to complement existing measures to support groups working to improve literacy and to remove an unnecessary barrier from individuals pursuing greater literacy on their own. I hope all members will give this bill their serious consideration and support.

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

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Massimo Pacetti Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-526, an act to amend the Broadcasting Act.

Mr. Speaker, the bill is actually very simple. I am not sure whether to read the summary or just the amendment.

The summary indicates that we would like to amend the Broadcasting Act to require that the decisions and orders of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission be made within six months after a public hearing. In other words, there is no legislation in the Broadcasting Act that a decision must be taken in a given time period when there is a request for licensing.

I would like to introduce an amendment that a decision be made within a six month delay, which I think is very reasonable.

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

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Massimo Pacetti Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. The fact that the bill is so simple may I request the unanimous consent of the House?

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

I believe the member for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel should tell us why he is seeking the unanimous consent.

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Massimo Pacetti Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, QC

Mr. Speaker, due to the simplicity of the bill and to speed up the process, I would like to ask the House if I could get unanimous consent. It is very simple. It is either yes or no.

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent of the House?

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The hon. member for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel has a point of order.

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Massimo Pacetti Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, QC

Mr. Speaker, can I state the members who are opposed to the unanimous consent?

Broadcasting Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

No.