House of Commons Hansard #38 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was supply.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

6:05 p.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, the member has the support of the Liberals. The speech of the member for Malpeque was tremendous. We have always been big supporters of supply management.

First, does the member see any difference in the scenarios in eastern Canada, which includes Quebec, and western Canada? Are there different environments or is the system of supply management just as valuable?

Second, the Conservatives constantly suggest they support it, but does the member think, through their actions, they are 100% committed and demonstrated that in actions?

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

6:05 p.m.

Bloc

Paul Crête Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, QC

Mr. Speaker, in international negotiations, the Canadian government has maintained the balance required to ensure that we are successful in the end. This balance is achieved by protecting the supply management system. We must stand our ground. Today, we must not send the message that will otherwise be given by the Conservative members—that they would be ready to open the door slightly— if they do not support the Bloc Québécois

I am somewhat surprised by the second part of my colleague's speech. I did not hear any support in the words of the parliamentary secretary. I am thinking of the committee vote where the Conservatives indicated they were against the position adopted.

That is why we are debating the issue in the House today. This situation must be clarified and the correct facts put forward in order to know where everyone stands. Do we or do we not support agriculture in Quebec and supply management in Canada? Do we wish to adopt measures that will weaken the negotiating position of the Government of Canada or do we wish to take action that will demonstrate that we stand by our position and our willingness to act?

I invite the Conservative members to reflect on this and I will close with the following question: will they vote as members who represent Ottawa in their ridings or as true representatives of their ridings in Ottawa?

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

It is my duty to interrupt the proceedings and put forthwith every question necessary to dispose of the motion now before the House.

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Yea.

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
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NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

All those opposed will please say nay.

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

Call in the members.

And the division bells having rung:

A recorded division stands deferred until the end of government orders tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13.

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 12th, 2006 / 6:10 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Fast Abbotsford, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition here signed by constituents in the city of Abbotsford in support of legislation similar to a bill that was tabled by the member for Vegreville--Wainwright.

The bill addresses the issue of violence against expectant mothers. It would create two offences where an expectant mother and her unborn child are injured or killed by another person. The petitioners support the legislation that is presently before the House, Bill C-291.

Child Exploitation
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

Bloc

Pierre Paquette Joliette, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to present a petition signed by more than 12,000 people, calling on the Canadian government to promote International Labour Organization Convention No. 182 on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.

These petitioners are telling us that the countries that ratified the convention should enforce it, and those that did not should sign it.

This joint initiative of Children's Care International and Amnesty International is also designed to raise public awareness of the worst forms of child labour, which include slavery, prostitution, and work that is likely to harm the health or safety of children.

I therefore lay these signatures upon the table.

Alaska Highway
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to introduce a petition pursuant to Standing Order 36(6). This petition is signed by many constituents from Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Wanawan, Pink Mountain, Charlie Lake, Cecil Lake and many other communities in northern Alberta. These petitioners wish to draw the attention of the House to the fact that between kilometre 133 and the town of Fort Nelson in my riding, the Alaska Highway is the responsibility of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and that while the economy of our region in northeastern British Columbia is doing very well, the heavy traffic, in particular the logging and oil field trucks, is creating a dangerous situation in the deterioration of the Alaska Highway.

Therefore, the petitioners call upon Parliament to immediately direct PWGSC to allocate funding and resources to build passing lanes on the Alaska Highway between kilometre 133 and Fort Nelson.

Citizenship and Immigration
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

Conservative

Blaine Calkins Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise in the House today and present a petition on behalf of the constituents of Wetaskiwin, many of whom live in the Lacombe, Black Falls and Bentley area, which calls upon Canada to become more accepting of refugees and to play an international leadership role in addressing issues in other countries that lead to people having to leave their homes, and to strengthen our ability to accept refugees in a fair, just and expedient manner.

Rail Transportation
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

6:10 p.m.

Bloc

Raynald Blais Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present another petition on the issue of a passenger freight train for the Gaspé.

I will point out that these 700 petitioners, whose names are being added to numerous others, ask that rail passenger and freight service be maintained and enhanced in the Gaspé, which involves the acquisition of the Matapédia-Chandler line as well as Via Rail's capital and operating budgets.

Marriage
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

6:15 p.m.

Conservative

Gary Goodyear Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise today to present a petition from my riding of Cambridge. These petitioners call upon the government to use every means necessary, including invoking section 33 of the charter, the notwithstanding clause, to ensure that the definition of marriage remains that of one between one man and one woman.