House of Commons Hansard #154 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was cultural.

Topics

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Massimo Pacetti Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting, in both official languages, the 19th report of the Standing Committee on Finance.

Your committee has considered Bill C-273, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service). Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, your committee recommends that the House of Commons do not proceed further with the bill.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Andrew Telegdi Kitchener—Waterloo, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present in both official languages, from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, the 14th report, on Bill C-283, an act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and refugee protection regulations; the 15th report, on a motion regarding commemorative postage stamps; and the 16th report on motions regarding temporary resident permits.

The issue related to stamps is that the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, in a unanimous motion, calls on Canada Post to issue a series of commemorative postage stamps marking significant refugee movements to Canada, and that the series begin by marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Hungarian refugee movement, and including but not limited to those refugees from Uganda, Vietnam, Indo China, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Slovenia, Yugoslavia and Macedonia to be considered.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Conservative

David Tilson Dufferin—Caledon, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, entitled “Open Government Act”.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

November 21st, 2005 / 3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Paddy Torsney Burlington, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to seek unanimous consent to table a report from the Interparliamentary Union.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent to revert to reports from interparliamentary delegations?

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Burlington
Ontario

Liberal

Paddy Torsney Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation

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 delegation to the Interparliamentary Union respecting its participation in the 112th assembly and related meetings of the Interparliamentary Union, held in Manila, Philippines, April 3 to 8, 2005.

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Delegation of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on its participation in the meeting of parliamentarians on innovative sources of financing for development, held in New York, on June 10, 2005.

Alternative Fuels Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-450, An Act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce my first private member's bill, an act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act. The bill is seconded by the member Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor. The bill would increase the percentage of motor vehicles owned by the federal government and operating on alternative fuels from 4% to 10% by the year 2009.

It would also offer incentives to private vehicle purchasers to acquire alternative fuel vehicles by offering rebates on the goods and services tax paid. The result would be reduced greenhouse gas emissions and, as such, a cleaner environment.

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

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Conservative

John Williams Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I move that the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented to the House on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, be concurred in.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

Is the House ready for the question?

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Question.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.