House of Commons Hansard #21 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was youth.

Topics

Foreign Affairs
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Oh, oh!

Foreign Affairs
Oral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The Chair did not see any gesture from the minister. I am going to look at the tape and I will get back to the House in due course. If further punishment for the minister is warranted, I am sure that there will be the necessary steps taken in this matter.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to two petitions.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Niagara Falls
Ontario

Conservative

Rob Nicholson Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identity theft and related misconduct).

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

Budget and Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2007
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Whitby—Oshawa
Ontario

Conservative

Public Accounts
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Shawn Murphy Charlottetown, PE

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Very briefly, this report basically commends a number of witnesses who came before us on the RCMP issues. They are: Staff Sergeant Mike Frizzell, Staff Sergeant Ron Lewis, Chief Superintendent Fraser Macaulay, Ms. Denise Revine, Assistant Commissioner Bruce Rogerson, and Staff Sergeant Steve Walker. The report commends these individuals for their continued efforts to expose the mismanagement of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension and insurance plan administration in the face of great personal and professional hardship.

Bill C-2
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Conservative

Rick Dykstra St. Catharines, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the legislative committee on Bill C-2.

I am speaking from this side, but I certainly want to comment that while there were some tight constraints put around the delivery of this report back to the House, every once in a while, even though it may not be recognized, all members from all parties of the House do work together on good legislation to move it forward.

We have delivered this back to the House a day in advance. My compliments to all members of the committee.

Scrutiny of Regulations
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations.

If the House gives consent, I intend to move concurrence in this report later today.

Canadian Heritage
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Gary Schellenberger Perth—Wellington, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage related to the directives from the governor in council amending the interpretation of the broadcasting policy or the telecommunications policy for Canada.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

November 21st, 2007 / 3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Brent St. Denis Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-483, An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario).

Mr. Speaker, very briefly, this bill would support all MPs, all ridings in northern Ontario, which is a vast area. My own riding is 110,000 square kilometres and if trends continue, it will even get bigger, so this is a bill to ensure that at the very least, 9% of the seats in Ontario are allocated to northern Ontario.

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

Unborn Victims of Crime Act
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Ken Epp Edmonton—Sherwood Park, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-484, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of an unborn child while committing an offence).

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply honoured to introduce my bill, entitled unborn victims of crime. This bill addresses the heart-rending grief that loved ones experience when a pregnant woman is assaulted or killed. My bill would provide a second offence for the injury or death of the unborn child.

I urge all members to support this bill, as it affirms the woman who has chosen to bring her child to term and to give it life.

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

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Day Act
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Andrew Telegdi Kitchener—Waterloo, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-485, An Act respecting a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Day.

Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege and an honour to present this bill in the year of the 25th anniversary of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms defines us as Canadians. It makes all Canadians who come from all over the world equal before the law.

This bill would enable Canadians to appreciate our past and our present and to look forward to the future.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Joy Smith Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-486, An Act to amend the Criminal code (protection from sexual interference).

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to present this bill today, especially because my own son worked in the ICE, or integrated child exploitation, unit. Canada needs stronger laws that not only target people looking for information to exploit children, but also to severely penalize those who advertise or distribute this type of information.

Along with our government's efforts to tackle violent crime, the bill focuses on tackling exploitive crimes against children. It is an honour to put this bill forward because, as we all know, human trafficking and the exploitation of children is on the rise across the globe and here in Canada and we all need to do things to ensure this terrible crime stops.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, with the unanimous consent of the House, which I believe you would find, I move that the first report of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations, presented to the House earlier this day, be concurred in.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Scarborough—Rouge River have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?