House of Commons Hansard #158 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was farm.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Carol Skelton Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great honour today to present two petitions on behalf of the people of Saskatoon--Rosetown--Biggar.

The first one deals with Canadian National Railway's decision to remove the terminal from the town of Biggar. It greatly affects the community and its citizens and there is a lot of worry about the environment and the employees of CN.

Petitions
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12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Carol Skelton Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on the House of Commons and the present Liberal government to remove the GST on gasoline prices. It greatly affects all of our communities and affects the people in the riding very much.

I am very grateful and privileged to present these petitions on behalf of my constituents.

Petitions
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Conservative

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, the petitioners state that a tax exemption was issued for soldiers serving in high risk overseas missions and excluded service members who served on roto zero Operation Athena in Afghanistan between July 2003 and December 2003. Because those soldiers who served on roto zero established the mission in Afghanistan, stabilized the area of operation and handed the area over in good order to the soldiers of roto one, these petitioners want them to also be included in the exemption and they petition the government that they receive the same tax exemption as the soldiers of roto one Operation Athena.

Petitions
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12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition deals with prize fighting. According to the petitioners, the government is outlawing encounters with fists or hands between two persons and exempts boxing contests. However, there is no exemption for martial arts and these petitioners would like to amend section 83 of the Criminal Code so that the exemptions include aikido, Inoue grappling, judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, kickboxing, kung fu, muay thai, taekwondo, tai chi and wrestling.

Petitions
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Conservative

Pierre Poilievre Nepean—Carleton, ON

Mr. Speaker, the first petition I present comes from my constituents who wish to see an increase for parental sponsorship admissions and reduced processing times for sponsorship applications in our immigration system.

Petitions
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Conservative

Pierre Poilievre Nepean—Carleton, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on the government to hand over the land on which the Queensway Carleton Hospital sits for the price of one dollar.

Petitions
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Conservative

Pierre Poilievre Nepean—Carleton, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition that I present is from a number of my constituents who wish to see criminal prosecutions for members of the Liberal Party who were involved in the vast criminal conspiracy we know as the sponsorship scandal.

Petitions
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NDP

Jean Crowder Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Mr. Speaker, I want to present petitions on behalf of people with children with autism, calling for amendments to the Canada Health Act to include specific therapies as medically necessary.

Petitions
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12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Athabasca, AB

Mr. Speaker, the petition that I present on behalf of my constituents today deals with the twinning of Highway 63 in northern Alberta. Currently, the highway is only two lanes going north and south. There are tens of thousands of people who travel that highway every week and sometimes every day sometimes.

The petitioners ask, since $123 billion will come out of my riding in the form of taxes over the next 15 years and some 150,000 people will be living there in approximately 10 years, that this highway be twinned because of the type of traffic that uses the highway. This is the first of many petitions on this subject, which has over 1,500 signatures.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

November 25th, 2005 / 12:15 p.m.

West Nova
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Robert Thibault Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health

I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions on the Order Paper
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Marcel Proulx)

Is it agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Points of Order
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Conservative

Charlie Penson Peace River, AB

Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, November 23 the hon. member for Edmonton—St. Albert raised a very important point of order with regard to form and substance of the supplementary estimates (A) for 2005-06.

The parliamentary secretary to the government House leader responded that he would get back to the House with the government's position in due course.

Given that this Parliament may be short lived and that the government may seek to use Governor General special warrants during a dissolution for spending that the member for Edmonton—St. Albert argued was not properly before the House, I would like to know if the government has determined a position yet?

Points of Order
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Karen Redman Kitchener Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would point out that the parliamentary secretary to the House leader was very sincere when he said “in due course”. It will not be this party that is voting to end Parliament prematurely.

Points of Order
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Marcel Proulx)

We have to remember that Monday will be a sitting day.