House of Commons Hansard #55 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was foreign.

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Order in Council Appointments
Routine Proceedings

February 11th, 2005 / noon

Beauséjour
New Brunswick

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table, in both official languages, a number of orders in council recently made by the government.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Conservative

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-327, an act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for persons charged with violent offences), the Extradition Act and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the police agencies throughout the country I am pleased to introduce this bill that would amend the Criminal Code so that people who are arrested and charged with violent offences not be eligible for bail, as there are far too many incidents taking place after bail that could have been prevented had they been detained.

I have the support of the police departments across the country on the bill and I am pleased to introduce it on their behalf today.

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

Corrections and Conditional Release Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-328, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (dependence on alcohol or drugs).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to add the condition that an offender not have a dependency on alcohol or drugs in order to be eligible for parole, that if he or she is indeed addicted to any these, that he or she not receive parole.

I know that will be difficult because of the drug problem which is supposed to be a zero tolerance but which does not exist in this country. Nevertheless, when we send people to prison for rehabilitation and they are not rehabilitated, they continually remain addicted, and this bill would prevent them from being released on parole.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-329, an act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant).

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is at the request of the police forces throughout the country who have, for a number of years, asked that the government give them the right and the authority to arrest a person who is in breach of probation or parole. When police forces see individuals in breach of these offences today they are required to report them to a parole officer or probation officer. It takestwo or three hours usually to make contact and to have anything happen.

If we were to give police officers the power to arrest these people on site without a warrant. it would prevent a lot of trouble. I fully support the police departments.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition today on behalf of the Sunshine Coast Peace Group that opposes participation in attack, invasion or occupation of foreign countries and call upon Parliament to denounce any further military attacks against foreign nations, and declare Canada's non-participation in such aggression.

The petitioners urge the UN to seek a peaceful solution that respects the charter of the UN and all other international laws regarding the sovereignty and equality of nation states and forbid the export of arms to any nation involved in military attack, invasion or occupation of other nations.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition from a large number of my constituents in West Vancouver--Sunshine Coast--Sea to Sky Country.

These petitioners call upon Parliament to amend the Canada Health Act to include IBI-ABA therapy for children with autism as a medically necessary treatment and require all provinces to provide and fund this essential treatment for autism, and to contribute to the creation of academic chairs at a university in each province to teach IBI-ABA treatment at the undergraduate and doctoral level.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

David McGuinty Ottawa South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to table this afternoon presented by a group of very concerned citizens with reference to children suffering from autism spectrum disorder.

These citizens are calling upon the government to amend the Canada health Act and the corresponding regulations to include a particular kind of therapy called IBI and ABA for children with autism as a medically necessary treatment, and to require further that all provinces provide or fund this essential treatment for autism. They are also interested in the creation of academic chairs at universities to help with the research on IBI and ABA.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, my petitioners state that because it is recognized that traditional marriage is the best foundation for society, families and the raising of children, they are requesting that Parliament uphold the traditional definition of marriage, that being the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by a number of Canadians, including from my own riding of Mississauga South. It is on the subject matter of defending the traditional definition of marriage.

The petitioners point out that the majority of Canadians believe that fundamental matters of social policy should be decided by elected members of Parliament and not by an unelected judiciary. They state that 66% of Canadians, as was outlined in the most recent poll, support the current legal definition of marriage as the voluntary union of a single male and a single female to the exclusion of all others.

They therefore pray for Parliament to use all possible legislative and administrative measures, including invoking section 33, the notwithstanding clause, if necessary, to preserve and protect the current definition of marriage.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Scott Reid Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present today.

The first is on the subject of autism spectrum disorder and the need for early treatment thereof. The petitioners draw the attention of the House to the fact that early treatment is essential in order to stop the progress of this terrible disease, and they point to a number of suggested ways in which the government could assist. Perhaps the one that could be acted upon most quickly would be the creation of academic chairs funded by the federal government for the research of early treatment.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Scott Reid Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is on the subject of hepatitis C. A number of petitioners from my constituency draw the attention of the House to the fact that the compensation plan for hepatitis C victims is limited to people who were infected between 1986 and 1990. They ask that a full, fair and equal compensation be provided for all victims of hepatitis C.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Scott Reid Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition is from constituents in my riding, and they call upon the Parliament of Canada to raise the age of sexual consent from its current level of 14 years. That is a proposal which is fully congruent with the policy of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have three petitions I would like to table today.

The first petition is signed by people living in my riding in the Bearspaw district surrounding Calgary, asking that Parliament amend the Canada Health Act and corresponding regulations to include IBI, intensive behavioural intervention, and ABA, applied behavioural analysis, treatment at the undergraduate and doctorate level, so that Canadian professionals will no longer be forced to leave the country to receive academic training in this field, and Canada will be able to develop a capacity to provide every Canadian with autism with the best IBI and ABA treatment available.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from people throughout Alberta. The petitioners are calling upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed. I do not think I have to explain how I feel about that petition.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present the third petition containing 220 signatures from Cochrane, Alberta, on behalf of Bernard Fortner, who owns Bernie's Bavarian Bakery. Just recently the CFIA told Bernie that he could no longer use the term bread because his bread does not contain yeast. This obviously is going to cause a little hardship to Bernie's bakery as well as affecting his customers who are on doctor-advised yeast-free diets. The petitioners would ask that the CFIA reconsider this decision on behalf of Bernie and the people of Cochrane.