House of Commons Hansard #126 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nova.

Topics

Caregivers
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, my last petition, and I will be very brief on this petition, is again from families in Hamilton Mountain who have been forced to act as caregivers for their families.

The petitioners are asking this Parliament that all Canadians who provide care to a member of their family receive the financial support they need by passing the NDP's Bill C-209 and Bill C-240.

Human Trafficking
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Conservative

Joy Smith Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have with me hundreds of names on two petitions asking the government to continue its work in combating the crime of human trafficking here in Canada and abroad.

I would like to submit these petitions to the House.

Summer Work Experience
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Bloc

Christian Ouellet Brome—Missisquoi, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I would like to table a petition from four organizations in my riding: the City of Farnham, the Brome County Agricultural Society, the Missisquoi museum and historical society, and the animal shelter. These petitions are about summer jobs for youth. The new program is now called summer work experience, or SWE. People are very concerned about the changes that have been made, such as budget cuts and how the money will be allocated.

I would note that the signatories are from all over my riding, including Dunham, Brome, Sutton, West Bolton, Abercorn, Notre-Dame de Stanbridge, Mansonville, Northon, West Brome, Pike River, Clarenceville, Stanbridge East, Frelighsburg, Saint-Armand and Bedford.

It is clear that people in communities throughout the riding are concerned about this.

Justice
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Conservative

Rob Merrifield Yellowhead, AB

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of a significant number of residents in my riding, I am presenting a petition to the House based on a terrible incident that happened, a brutal murder of a young man, Shane Rolston, who was brutally attacked by five young individuals at a house party.

The petitioners ask the Government of Canada to re-evaluate the sentences handed to criminals to ensure that they are adequate in comparison to the crime, regardless of age, class or race.

Dangerous Offenders
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Conservative

Rob Merrifield Yellowhead, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition from residents of the riding of Yellowhead who are concerned about the safety of children.

The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to amend the Criminal Code to increase the length of sentences for dangerous offenders, especially pedophile offenders.

Official Development Assistance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Liberal

Sue Barnes London West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have in my hand a petition from thousands of people across Canada, including those in my city of London, Ontario, who are petitioning Parliament to enact legislation to ensure that all Canadian development assistance contributes to poverty reduction, that it takes into account the perspectives of the poor, and is consistent with Canada's human rights obligations.

I support the petitioners and I think it is important that Parliament and all parties pay attention to the request of the petitioners.

Official Development Assistance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

NDP

Paul Dewar Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour today to stand in the House to present a petition to make poverty history.

The petition is signed by literally thousands of Canadians who are concerned about the government's action on reducing poverty, that we have poverty reduction, respect the poor and acknowledge the consideration of human rights.

The petitioners request that Parliament enact legislation to ensure that all Canadian development assistance that contributes to poverty reduction takes into account the perspective of the poor and is consistent with Canada's human rights obligations.

Official Development Assistance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, 220,000 Canadians have added their names to 30 million people worldwide to make poverty history while demanding more and better international aid.

I have a very thick petition of approximately 2,000 names from Ontario and Quebec that asks Parliament to pass legislation to ensure that Canada's aid is targeted at poverty reduction, takes into account the perspectives of the poor, and follows Canada's human rights obligations.

I am happy to say my colleague from Scarborough—Guildwood is having the last reading of his bill tonight to do exactly that. I encourage all Canadians and all members of Parliament to support the bill.

Official Development Assistance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:20 a.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would like to introduce two petitions.

The first petition calls upon Parliament to make poverty history. The petition has been introduced by other members of my party, the Liberal Party today, to show our concern for this issue.

The petition has about 2,000 names signed by people all across the country who are asking Parliament to ensure that all Canadian development assistance that contributes to poverty reduction takes into account the perspective of the poor and is consistent with Canada's human rights obligations.

Iraq
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:20 a.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is also my honour to present a petition on behalf of many Canadians who are asking the government to provide sanctuary to American soldiers opposing the war in Iraq.

Canada has a strong history dating back to the Vietnam War of allowing conscientious objectors refuge in our country. These soldiers are men and women of great moral courage who refuse to be complicit in a war deemed illegal in international law and a war which the majority of Canadians and the nation's government did not support. They cannot return to the United States as they would face punishment by military tribunals and a possible death penalty for desertion during wartime.

Soldiers have a moral duty to refuse to carry out illegal orders and the petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to grant sanctuary to these courageous individuals.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

March 22nd, 2007 / 10:20 a.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

10:20 a.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

Is that agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:20 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Opposition Motion--Equalization
Business of Supply
Government Orders

10:20 a.m.

Liberal

Scott Simms Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL

moved:

That this House regret that the party now forming the government has abandoned the principles respecting the Atlantic Accords, equalization and non-renewable resource revenues as articulated in the motion it put before the House on Tuesday, March 22, 2005.

Opposition Motion--Equalization
Business of Supply
Government Orders

10:20 a.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

Since today is the final allotted day for the supply period ending March 26, the House will go through the usual procedures to consider and dispose of the supply bills. In view of recent practices, do hon. members agree that the bills be distributed now?