House of Commons Hansard #102 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was change.

Topics

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

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

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

All those opposed will please say nay.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

In my opinion the yeas have it. I declare the motion carried.

(Motion agreed to)

Marriage
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Conservative

Joy Smith Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have over 200 names per petition and I have four petitions, so that is a lot of names that continue to come into my office on the issue of opening up the traditional marriage question. I would like to submit these to the House. They continue to come in even after we have addressed the question.

Human Trafficking
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Conservative

Joy Smith Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

Second, Mr. Speaker, we are getting petitions on human trafficking in which Canadians are calling on Parliament to combat this horrendous crime of human trafficking. They want it done to make sure that children, women and others are protected from these predators.

Literacy
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present another petition, one of several that my office has received, dealing with the issue of Bill C-316, calling upon Parliament to reinstate funding to literacy programs cut under the Conservative government.

I present the first of several petitions, which is from the Waterloo region. The petitioners note the importance of literacy for social and economic development and the impact that it has on our society. They recognize the need for Canada to help the 38% of Canadians who have trouble reading and writing. They also recognize that the $17.7 million cut from the funding of literacy programs will contribute to $10 billion in annual literacy costs to Canadians. I stand with citizens of the Waterloo region in calling for the reinstatement of literacy funding and petitioning the government to undertake a national literacy strategy to ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to achieve this vital skill.

Undocumented Workers
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition signed by members of the Canadian Auto Workers. It again calls on Parliament to look at the issue of undocumented workers. It states the fact that undocumented workers play a vital role in the Canadian economy, that the Canadian government and this Parliament must do everything possible to make sure this situation is dealt with, and that the bureaucratic barriers that impose a lack of eligibility for Canadian citizenship need to be addressed to deal the issue of undocumented workers.

Marriage
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Conservative

Gary Goodyear Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition with approximately 35 names on it. The petitioners are calling upon Parliament to reopen the issue of marriage and to repeal or amend the Marriage for Civil Purposes Act in order to promote and defend marriage as the lawful union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:25 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, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is it agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed consideration of Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, as reported (with amendment) from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 1.