House of Commons Hansard #69 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was surplus.

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Employment Insurance Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Earlier in question period, we dealt with a question of privilege pertaining to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the course of my remarks in dealing with that matter, I indicated there was legal documentation from various members of Parliament that recorded a certain flow of events with respect to what happened in the House last Thursday.

I have in my hand eight sworn affidavits from members of Parliament, who are prepared to put their version of events on the record in this legal form. I wonder, for the information of the House, if there would be unanimous consent to have these filed in the House so this information could be available to all members of Parliament.

Employment Insurance Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is there unanimous consent that these documents be tabled?

Employment Insurance Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Age of Consent
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

John Williams Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today from many of my constituents in Edmonton—St. Albert.

The first petition calls upon the government to take all measures necessary to immediately raise the age of consent from 14 to 16 years.

As members know, our government has already acted on that petition.

Falun Gong
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

John Williams Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition, again from people in and around St. Albert, asks the Canadian government to make a public statement regarding the communist regime committing crimes against humanity by the persecution of Falun Gong, to release these Falun Gong practitioners immediately and to take active measures to help stop the mass killing and organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.

Immigration
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Brenda Chamberlain Guelph, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to present three petitions signed by members of my community and Canadians across Canada.

The first petition is on Canada's immigration policies. The petitioners call upon the government to increase the number of refugees allowed into Canada and to make it easier for refugees to come to Canada.

Falun Gong
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Brenda Chamberlain Guelph, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is with regard to the Falun Gong. The petitioners call upon the government to do more to address the situation facing Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Age of Consent
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

October 25th, 2006 / 3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Brenda Chamberlain Guelph, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition calls upon the government to raise the age of consent in Canada from 14 to 16 years of age.

Replacement Workers
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Bloc

Christiane Gagnon Québec, QC

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present the names of 123 people who have signed a petition about the anti-scab bill, defended by my colleague from Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert and introduced by the member for Gatineau.

This legislation is needed to level the playing field for employers and employees by prohibiting the use of scabs, in order to maintain civilized negotiations.

A vote will be held this evening, and I invite all the members of this House to show compassion to the people who have lost their jobs or are on strike by voting in favour of this historic bill.

Automobile Industry
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Brian Masse Windsor West, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to submit two petitions on behalf of auto workers who oppose the government's move toward a trade deal with Korea, which will cost thousands of auto jobs across the country. The petitioners note that independent studies conclude they are at risk with this trade agreement.

This petition is part of 47,000 signatures that have been tabled. They invite all members to table petitions in support of ending these negotiations which will cost so many Canadian jobs.

Remembrance Day
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Patricia Davidson Sarnia—Lambton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present a petition signed by approximately 288 of my constituents and another 234 from across Canada in support of Remembrance Day as a national holiday.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Boshcoff Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition, signed by the residents of my riding, calling upon the Prime Minister to make energy conservation and the environment a priority and to re-enact the currently suspended programs. We know that EnerGuide has lost about 100,000 homes that could have been energy efficient at this time because of it.

Marriage
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

Marc Lemay Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am tabling two petitions signed by fellow citizens from my region and dealing with marriage and same sex couples.

Automobile Industry
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Joe Comartin Windsor—Tecumseh, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition pursuant to Standing Order 36, with signatures of about 150 people from all over Ontario.

The petitioners call upon the government to cancel the negotiations for the trade agreement with Korea because of its negative impact on the auto sector in particular and manufacturing generally. They also call upon the government to develop a sound automotive trade policy.

Child Pornography
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Dave Batters Palliser, SK

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have the honour of presenting a petition on behalf of a number of citizens in my riding of Palliser, from the communities of Caronport and Moose Jaw.

The petitioners wish to call to the attention of Parliament that the protection of our children from sexual predators must be a top priority of the federal government, that the Canadian Police Association, a number of provincial governments and a parliamentary report all favour raising the age of consent and that it is the duty of Parliament, through the enactment and enforcement of the Criminal Code, to protect the most vulnerable members of our society from harm.