House of Commons Hansard #102 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was budget.

Topics

Anti-Terrorism Act
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Etobicoke North
Ontario

Liberal

Roy Cullen Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the annual report on the use of arrests without warrant pursuant to the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Northumberland—Quinte West
Ontario

Liberal

Paul MacKlin Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2) it is my pleasure to table, in both official languages, the annual report concerning investigative hearings and recognisance with conditions December 24, 2003 to December 23, 2004.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on its study of the Canadian Feature Film Industry.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Sarnia—Lambton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Transport.

Your committee studied the subject of air liberalization in the Canadian airport system following a request by the Minister of Transport on November 18 of last year. The committee travelled across Canada from Saint John, New Brunswick to Vancouver and heard from stakeholders, air carrier unions and provincial governments and has decided to table an interim report.

The committee is also requesting a government response pursuant to Standing Order 109.

At this time I would like to take the opportunity to thank all members of the committee from both sides of the House for their input and diligence and also the committee staff.

Conscientious Objection Act
Routine Proceedings

May 19th, 2005 / 10:05 a.m.

NDP

Bill Siksay Burnaby—Douglas, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-397, an act respecting conscientious objection to the use of taxes for military purposes.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce a private member's bill that would allow people who object on conscientious grounds to paying taxes for military purposes to have a prescribed percentage of their income tax diverted into a special account.

The bill would recognize the deeply held views, often related to deeply held religious convictions, of some Canadians that participating in any way in the activities of war and the accumulation of weapons sanctions and perpetuates killing and violence.

The bill would provide an important option for conscientious objection and would ensure that the tax dollars of those Canadians who hold these beliefs are spent for peaceful purposes.

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

Education Benefits Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Borys Wrzesnewskyj Etobicoke Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-398, an act respecting education benefits for spouses and children of certain deceased federal enforcement officers.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce a private member's bill entitled an act respecting education benefits for spouses and children of certain deceased federal enforcement officers.

This initiative was originally the vision of a former member of the House, Janko Peric of Cambridge, Ontario. Mr. Peric introduced this bill during the last Parliament and I hope we will see him back in the House to continue his fight for public safety initiatives.

The bill would provide for educational benefits of a financial nature to the surviving spouse and children of federal enforcement officers who die from injuries received or illnesses contracted in the discharge of their duties.

The bill mirrors legislation that currently exists in the province of Ontario. In light of the tragic deaths of four RCMP officers in Mayerthorpe, Alberta earlier this year, I would hope that colleagues from all sides of the House will lend their support to this worthy initiative. We owe the families of those who risk their lives for the safety of all Canadians.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present two petitions from citizens of the Peterborough area who are concerned about kidney disease.

Over the years I have received tens of thousands of signatures of people who are concerned for those on dialysis and for those who have other kidney problems. They greatly appreciate the work being done by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the fine work being done by the Ottawa institute.

However they point out that kidney disease is a huge and growing problem in Canada and that real progress is being made in various ways of presenting and coping with kidney disease, in particular the development of the bio-artificial kidney.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to make research funding available to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the explicit purpose of conducting bio-artificial kidney research as an extension of the research being successfully conducted at several centres in the United States.

I have two more petitions. I want to thank, in particular, Ken Sharp of Peterborough who has spearheaded this movement to increase the emphasis on kidney research in Canada.

Ken has been on kidney dialysis all his adult life. For him, the bio-artificial kidney offers an opportunity for mobility and full living which is not possible on dialysis.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to support the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and have an institute for the explicit purpose of conducting bio-artificial kidney research as an extension of the research being successfully conducted at several centres in the United States.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Yvon Godin Acadie—Bathurst, NB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I was to introduce Motion No. 52 in the House, which is on the order paper, but it went very fast from private members' bills to petitions. I would ask for unanimous consent to go back to motions.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I must say, as a member of the House sitting here at the moment, I have not memorized the Standing Orders and I think it is important we know what Motion No. 52 is.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

Motion No. 52 is a motion that the third report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities presented on Tuesday, February 15, be concurred in.

Is there unanimous consent to revert to motions so the member can put this motion to the House?

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

It appears there is no consent. I think we will go ahead with petitions for the time being.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Conservative

Werner Schmidt Kelowna, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition according to Standing Order 36 on behalf of constituents in Kelowna--Lake Country.

The petitioners request that two things be done in Parliament: First, that the Canada Health Act and the corresponding regulations be amended to include the IBI/ABA therapy for children with autism; and second, that there be the creation of academic schools at the doctoral level and at the undergraduate level so that the treatment and the therapy for autism be taught at the universities.

On behalf of these constituents and petitioners, I present this to the House.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Conservative

Gurmant Grewal Newton—North Delta, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am also very pleased to rise today on behalf of the constituents of Newton--North Delta to present a petition signed by a large number of petitioners calling upon Parliament to amend the Canada Health Act and regulations to include intensive behavioural intervention therapy for children with autism as a medically necessary treatment and require all provinces to fund this treatment.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to contribute to the creation of academic chairs at a university in each province to teach this particular treatment.