House of Commons Hansard #153 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was measures.

Topics

Environment and Sustainable Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

There is no consent.

Environment and Sustainable Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, we will try this one and hopefully opposition members will have consulted with their lobby before they give an answer. There have been discussions and I think you would find, if you were to seek it, unanimous consent that Bill C-47, an act respecting the protection of marks related to the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games and protection against certain misleading business associations and making a related amendment to the Trademarks Act, be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at the report stage, and deemed read third time and passed.

Environment and Sustainable Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. parliamentary secretary to the government House leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Environment and Sustainable Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Environment and Sustainable Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

There is no consent.

Animal Rights
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Dave MacKenzie Oxford, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased and honoured today to rise in the House to present a petition that was circulated by a young lady in my riding, an elementary school student, who did a great deal of research and has developed this petition.

The petition requests that Parliament enacts legislation against the use of animals in the testing of consumer products.

Pacific Gateway
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Sukh Dhaliwal Newton—North Delta, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am honoured to table a petition in this House signed by residents of my riding of Newton—North Delta. This petition signed by almost 400 residents expresses serious concerns regarding Pacific Gateway infrastructure development along the South Fraser Perimeter Road and the negative impact this will have on neighbourhoods, air and water quality, and the protected Burns Bog.

Residents are calling on the government to provide economic support to ensure that the environmentally and socially sustainable options are considered. I am pleased to affix my signature to this petition.

Pacific Gateway
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I do not think the hon. member can sign a petition to Parliament since he is a member of the House and is being petitioned by the petition. He may want to sign the document which he uses to table the petition, but signing the petition itself is something beyond the scope of members since we are petitioning ourselves and it is not permitted.

Tobacco Industry
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Joe Preston Elgin—Middlesex—London, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise today with great pleasure to present a petition of over 2,000 names from my riding and other areas of southwestern Ontario asking Parliament to implement a comprehensive, fair, orderly and accountable tobacco farmer exit strategy as soon as possible.

Corporate Accountability Standards
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition calling upon Parliament to require Canadian companies operating internationally to meet clearly defined corporate accountability standards, including existing international human rights and environmental standards, as a precondition for both public and political assistance of any kind through Canada and its agencies and departments.

The petitioners urge that Parliament develop effective monitoring verification and compliance mechanisms to ensure that Canadian companies operating internationally meet these standards, and that Parliament develop legislation to hold companies and their directors accountable in Canada when found complicit in human rights abuses and environmental destruction abroad, and to offer victims of such violations a forum where their grievances can be addressed.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 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

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The Chair has notice of a point of order from the hon. member for Louis-Hébert I am now prepared to hear him.

Statements by Members
Points of Order
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Luc Harvey Louis-Hébert, QC

Mr. Speaker, first of all I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify the situation.

Last Friday, in the House of Commons, I was commending a group that introduced soccer to Quebec and have been playing at the Notre-Dame-de-Foy campus in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.

I wanted to pay tribute to Canada's soccer players and to this group of soccer enthusiasts in particular. I also wanted to point out that some of them have come from all over the world and made Canada their adoptive home. They have enriched our country and have led us to a better appreciation of soccer. During my speech, I wanted to say that since the introduction of soccer, more than 25,000 people in Quebec City now play the game. I wish to apologize to all those I may have offended and or who may have taken offence.

It is unfortunate that the opposition seems to wish to take advantage of a language error that I sincerely regret. Canada is a great country because of its diverse cultural communities. I had no intention of offending them and I wish to give them my heartfelt thanks for their important contribution to the Canadian mosaic.

In closing, I would like to thank Mr. Edgardo Sanchez and his soccer friends for giving me the opportunity to present him with my riding's recognition medal for his contribution to the community. I would like to add that I will proudly wear the same uniform as Mr. Sanchez for the game.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the House of Commons to come and play in this friendly game on Sunday.