House of Commons Hansard #64 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was workers.

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Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the House give its consent that the bill be numbered Bill C-393?

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Gord Brown Leeds—Grenville, ON

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

Fisheries Act
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Zed Saint John, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-358, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (deposit of sewage).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to introduce a bill that is critically important to both my riding of Saint John and also other communities across Canada.

This bill prohibits the deposit of untreated sewage in Canadian waters. It allows for the governor in council to prescribe by regulation how sewage must be treated and the standards that it must meet before it can be deposited in those waters.

Every day in my riding of Saint John more than 16 million litres of raw, untreated sewage flows into the harbour. In Greater Victoria, 127 million litres of liquid sewage is dumped into the ocean daily. In St. John's, Newfoundland, it is 120 million litres. In Halifax, it is 180 million litres.

It is a serious national problem and it is a major public health issue. The dumping of untreated sewage is an unacceptable practice and we have to stop using our oceans as a toilet. Our children deserve clean water.

The bill would ensure that the Government of Canada would take responsibility to restrict the dumping of untreated sewage into waterways that creates a harmful effect on communities, the fishery and the coastal environment.

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

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Gary Goodyear Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 16th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented to the House earlier this day, be concurred in.

(Motion agreed to)

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a couple of motions to deal with today. I would like to indicate at the outset that discussions have taken place between all the parties.

The first motion is concerning the recorded division scheduled to take place later today on the motion to concur in the third report of the Standing Committee on Finance, requesting an extension of time to consider Bill C-294. I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That the recorded division scheduled to take place later today on the motion to concur in the third report of the Standing Committee on Finance, be deemed concurred in.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The House has heard the motion proposed by the chief government whip. Is there unanimous consent to adopt the motion?

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried. Accordingly the motion to concur in the third report of the Standing Committee on Finance is deemed concurred in.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

(Motion agreed to)

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, I think you will find there is unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That, in relation to its study of Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, 10 members of the Standing Committee on National Defence be authorized to travel to CFB Petawawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 from early morning and return by 5:30 p.m. the same day, and that the necessary staff accompany the committee.

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the chief government whip have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.