House of Commons Hansard #16 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was vote.

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Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 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?

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Adoption of Children
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

November 14th, 2007 / 3:10 p.m.

Conservative

Steven Blaney Lévis—Bellechasse, QC

Mr. Speaker, I stand today to present a petition I received from residents of my riding of Lévis—Bellechasse. It contains over 100 signatures from people living in Sainte-Claire, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Saint-Lazare and Buckland. They are calling on the Government of Canada to promote adoption through various measures that would encourage adoption in Canada and through an adoption network for Canadian children.

Income Trusts
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Brian Murphy Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, NB

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present this income trust broken promise petition on behalf of Chris Funston of West Vancouver.

The petitioners remind the Prime Minister that he had promised never to tax income trusts, but he recklessly broke that promise by imposing a 31.5% punitive tax which permanently wiped out over $25 billion of hard-earned retirement savings of two million Canadians, particularly seniors.

The petitioners therefore call upon the government, this Conservative minority old government, to admit that the decision to tax income trusts was based on flawed methodology and incorrect assumptions, to apologize to those from whom the money came, and finally, to repeal the punitive and almost criminal tax of 31.5%.

Human Rights
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

NDP

Brian Masse Windsor West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from around 35 petitioners who are calling upon the government to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination with respect to gender identity and gender expression. Right now there are individuals who, because of gender expression or identity, are being discriminated against, harassed, and acts of violence committed against them. This petition seeks to change the Canadian Human Rights Act to protect them.

Asbestos
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

NDP

Charlie Angus Timmins—James Bay, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to stand in this House as a former asbestos worker and present a petition signed by people from across Canada who are growing increasingly concerned about Canada's shameful record of subsidizing the production of asbestos and the selling of it into the third world where there are of course not nearly the health standards in place to protect workers.

The petitioners call upon the Canadian government to recognize the dangers of asbestos, to be honest and truthful about the threat of asbestos, to recognize that it is the greatest industrial killer the world has every known, and to ban asbestos in all its forms, and institute a just transition program for asbestos workers and the communities they live in, to end all government subsidies of the asbestos industry in Canada and abroad, and to stop blocking international health and safety conventions designed to protect workers from asbestos, in particular, the Rotterdam convention.

Early Learning and Child Care
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Tina Keeper Churchill, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to table today. One is from people in the community of Pukatawagan. They draw the attention of the House to the fact that our decidedly rural riding is in desperate need of affordable, quality child care and early learning spaces. They request that the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development reinstate the early learning and child care initiative and the provincial agreements they comprised as instituted by the former Liberal government.

Tourism
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Tina Keeper Churchill, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from dozens and dozens of people in the community of Churchill, Manitoba, who seek to ensure a fair licensing process for the private guides, tour operators and outfitters of Churchill, Manitoba who conduct business on historic sites and Crown lands.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Blackstrap
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Lynne Yelich Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Terms of Reference for Independent Adviser
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

York—Simcoe
Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, there was a request at the end of question period for the tabling of the document the Prime Minister referred to, being the terms of reference for the independent third party that will be setting the terms of reference for the public inquiry. I do have a copy of the news release in both official languages with the terms of reference attached which I would like to table at this time.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Blackstrap
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Lynne Yelich Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all notices of motions for the production of papers be allowed to stand.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?