House of Commons Hansard #115 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was fisheries.

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Chief Electoral Officer
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, by prior agreement of all the House leaders and as was done the last time the House appointed a Chief Electoral Officer, I would seek the consent of the House to move a motion, which is seconded by the member for Wascana, the member for Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean, and the member for Vancouver East. I move:

That, in accordance with section 13 of the Canada Elections Act, Chapter 9 of the Statutes of Canada, 2000, this House appoint Marc Mayrand as Chief Electoral Officer.

Chief Electoral Officer
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is there consent to proceed with three seconders as indicated by the government House leader?

Chief Electoral Officer
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Chief Electoral Officer
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Chief Electoral Officer
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Chief Electoral Officer
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried.

(Motion agreed to)

Daylight Saving Time
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by a number of Yukoners who no longer want to change the time on their clocks as is done in a number of parts of Canada. There are some parts of Canada where this does not occur. The petitioners feel that changing the time on clocks upsets people's rhythms. There is daylight all day long in the Yukon in the summer, so why would we change the time on the clocks?

The petitioners call on Parliament to stop time change practices in the Yukon.

Marriage
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Fast Abbotsford, BC

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise in the House to table a petition signed by 32 residents from across British Columbia.

The petitioners call on Parliament to recognize the traditional definition of marriage as that of one woman and one man to the exclusion of all others.

Consumer Price Index
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition which builds on the questions that I have been raising in the House about fairness for ordinary Canadians who were shortchanged by their government as a result of an error in calculating the rate of inflation.

The petitioners call on Parliament to take full responsibility for this error and take the required steps to repay every Canadian who was shortchanged by a government program because of the miscalculation of the CPI.

This petition is signed by hard-working people in my riding of Hamilton Mountain who are simply seeking some fairness from their government to help them make ends meet.

Mail Delivery
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Gurbax Malhi Bramalea—Gore—Malton, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present a petition signed by constituents of Bramalea--Gore--Malton.

The petitioners call upon the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to review Canada Post's recent decision to locate community mailboxes along formerly designated rural routes and restore home to home mail delivery and thus avoid threats to personal safety.

Copyright
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today.

In the first petition, the petitioners call upon Parliament to ensure generally that users are recognized as interested parties and are meaningfully consulted about proposed changes to the Copyright Act and to ensure in particular that any changes at least preserve all existing user's rights, including the right to use copyrighted material under fair dealing and the right to make private copies of audio recordings.

The petitioners call upon Parliament further not to extend the term of copyright and to recognize the rights of citizens to personally control their own communication devices.

Child Pornography
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition deals with child pornography.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed.

Electoral Reform
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Catherine Bell Vancouver Island North, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present petitions regarding electoral fairness. There are over 400 signatures.

People from my riding signed these petitions in support of a consultation process, an open process to consult with Canadians on the values and principles that they want to see in their electoral system and also to report those findings back to Parliament.

I thank these residents of my riding for their continued support for electoral reform.

Genetic Use Restriction Technologies
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Nina Grewal Fleetwood—Port Kells, BC

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise here today on behalf of the constituents of Fleetwood—Port Kells to present a petition signed by hundreds of residents from my riding.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to enshrine in legislation a permanent ban on genetic use restriction technologies to ensure that these are never planted, field tested, patented or commercialized in Canada.

Immigration
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Peggy Nash Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of over 100 hard-working Canadians I am very happy to introduce a petition in support of my once in a lifetime bill.

The petitioners understand that family reunification should be a key component of a fair immigration policy and that the current family class rules are too restrictive and mean that many close relatives are not eligible. They want the Parliament of Canada to ensure that Canadian citizens and landed immigrants are given a chance once in a lifetime to sponsor a family member from outside the current family class as currently defined in the Immigration and Refugee Act. I thank them for submitting this petition.