House of Commons Hansard #159 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was transport.

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Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Marcel Proulx)

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Marcel Proulx)

A recorded division on the motion stands deferred until tomorrow at the end of government orders.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from people in Peterborough who are concerned about kidney disease.

The petitioners know that real progress is being made in various ways of preventing and coping with kidney disease, in particular, the development of a bioartificial kidney.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to make research funding available to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the explicit purpose of conducting bioartificial kidney research as an extension of research being conducted in the United States.

I thank Ken Sharp of Peterborough for his fine work on these petitions.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

November 28th, 2005 / 3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by 148 members of St. Anne's Women's Group in Peterborough. They point out that Bill C-2 did not change the age of consent. The age remains at 14 years, yet 14 to 17 year olds do not have the maturity to recognize exploitive relationships.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to protect children rather than adults by moving swiftly to change the age of consent.

Petitions
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3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from more than 300 students at Trent University who come from all over Ontario.

The petitioners draw the attention of the House to the fact that as a result of the funding cuts of the 1990s, over 1.7 million Canadians are at risk of becoming homeless.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to double the commitment to housing programs by restoring and renewing housing spending.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have one more petition to present today from supplied managed farmers in my constituency.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to put all poultry, dairy and egg product tariff lines in the sensitive products category at the WTO negotiations.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Gauthier Roberval, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition signed by over 500 residents in my riding. The petitioners are asking the Minister of Transport to maintain, at their current level, the essential flight security services provided by NAV CANADA at the Roberval airport.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Bloc

Christiane Gagnon Québec, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a petition with 907 signatures to be added to the 130,000 names on the petitions already tabled by my colleagues from the region. The petitioners are opposing the closure of the postal sorting facility in Quebec City.

As we know, this sorting centre was closed without providing a downsizing plan. This is why the public is expressing its outrage about the closure of the sorting facility for the Quebec City region. The petition has now been signed by 131,000 people.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Conservative

Betty Hinton Kamloops—Thompson, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition on behalf of hundreds of my constituents.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to raise the age of consent from 14 years to 18 years.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Conservative

Jeff Watson Essex, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present several petitions signed by people of Essex and other rural communities, such as farmers who drive their pick-up trucks, families who drive mini-vans, and people who drive vehicles, not bicycles, to commute to and from work.

The petitioners are seriously concerned about the government profiting from high gas taxes. They call on the House to immediately cap the amount of GST collected once the price of fuel reaches a certain level and eliminate the tax on tax where Ottawa charges GST on top of other fuel taxes.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting two petitions to the House today. The first petition has over 380 signatures on it.

The petitioners call upon the government to enact legislation to eliminate the goods and services tax charged on the federal excise tax on fuel and all other provincial and federal taxes in fuel costs and ensure that the charge on the GST be limited to only 85¢ a litre.

The second petition is signed by over 520 farmers and fishermen.

The petitioners call upon the government to enact legislation to eliminate the federal excise tax on diesel fuel and gasoline used in farming operations and commercial fisheries.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Conservative

Barry Devolin Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a large number of petitions all regarding fuel tax. The fuel taxes are too high in Canada.

Some of these petitions are in certifiable form and some are not. I would like to present those that are in certifiable form today. I would like to ask for unanimous consent to table those petitions that are not in certifiable form.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Marcel Proulx)

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent to table petitions that are not under the standard form?

Petitions
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Petitions
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Liberal

Don Bell North Vancouver, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions from constituents in my riding of North Vancouver and surrounding communities.

They petition the government to amend the Canada Health Act and regulations to include IBI ABA therapy for children with autism as a medically necessary treatment. They also petition the government to require that all provinces provide or fund this essential treatment for autism. They also request the creation of academic chairs at a university in each province to teach IBI ABA treatment at the undergraduate and doctoral levels so that Canadian professionals will no longer be forced to leave the country to receive academic training in this field and so that every Canadian with autism can receive the best treatment available.