House of Commons Hansard #10 of the 40th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was economy.

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Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Bloc

Pierre Paquette Joliette, QC

Mr. Speaker, I wish to raise a point of order on another matter. During question period, the leader of the Bloc Québécois referred to a letter that the leaders of the three opposition parties had co-signed in 2004. I have that letter here. The NDP leader also mentioned it.

With the unanimous consent of the House, I would like to table the letter, which is dated September 9, 2004.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Joliette have the unanimous consent of the House to table this letter?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

There is no unanimous consent.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I have the honour to lay upon the table the annual reports of the Access to Information and the Privacy Act of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada for the year 2007-08.

This document is deemed permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Okanagan—Coquihalla
B.C.

Conservative

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Anita Neville Winnipeg South Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (motor vehicle theft).

Mr. Speaker, as members should be aware, auto theft has long been a serious concern to the residents of Winnipeg. From January 1 to November 16 there have been 3,290 actual car thefts and 3,118 attempted car thefts in the city.

I introduced this bill in the last session of Parliament and I am reintroducing it in response to the continuing concern for auto theft in the community.

It also comes in response to a meeting that took place between Liberal members and a Manitoba delegation that included the premier, the provincial justice minister, the mayor of Winnipeg, the mayor of Brandon and opposition leaders, as well as Chief Dennis Meeches of the Long Plain First Nation.

With this bill, everyone who commits theft of a motor vehicle for a second or subsequent offence would be guilty of an indictable offence and would be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.

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

Holocaust Monument Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Anita Neville Winnipeg South Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-238, An Act to establish a Holocaust Monument in the National Capital Region.

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to introduce in the House today my private member’s bill, an act to establish a Holocaust monument in the national capital region.

This proposed permanent monument here in the nation’s capital would ensure that Canada as a nation will never forget the Holocaust and the millions of people who died at the hands of the Nazi killing machine, including over six million Jews.

This monument would serve to forever remember the victims and survivors, and inspire everyone to be vigilant and take action against acts of hate, anti-semitism and racism. We must not forget that at the time there was a universal belief that a mass genocide could never happen. That was certainly proven wrong in the most heinous and tragic way.

This monument would serve as a memorial to the past and a beacon to the future. I hope all will support it.

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

National Ecosystems Council of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

December 1st, 2008 / 3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Anita Neville Winnipeg South Centre, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-239, An Act respecting the National Ecosystems Council of Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reintroduce my private member’s bill. If passed, it would see the establishment of the national ecosystems council of Canada.

I am introducing this bill once again in this 40th session of Parliament based on my desire to see the health of Lake Winnipeg's watershed and other watersheds across Canada restored. If this council is established, watersheds across Canada would receive the necessary attention to restore their health. In the case of Lake Winnipeg, it would ensure the viability of the economy it supports and ensure that it remains a gathering spot for Manitobans for generations to come.

Lake Winnipeg was recently featured in a national magazine as a forgotten lake. This national treasure must not be forgotten. It is beloved to most Manitobans. A plan for restoration and preservation is imperative.

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

Income Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Wayne Easter Malpeque, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service).

Mr. Speaker, I am most pleased to introduce an act to amend the income tax, a deduction for volunteer emergency service.

The bill was introduced in the last Parliament and was reported back from committee to the House. Sadly, the bill was lost because the Prime Minister broke the law and caused an election.

The act would allow for the changes to the income tax act and allow volunteer emergency workers to deduct from their taxable income the amount of $1,000 if they have performed at least 100 hours of volunteer service, and $2,000 if they have performed at least 200 hours of volunteer service.

This is an important bill because it recognizes volunteer emergency service workers for the good they do for society, giving them a wee bit of financial compensation.

I was wondering, seeing as the bill was so far along in the last House and reported back from committee, that there might even be unanimous consent to see it at its previous stage.

Income Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is there unanimous consent?

Income Tax Act
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Some hon. members

No.

Income Tax Act
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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

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

Employment Insurance Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Bloc

Christian Ouellet Brome—Missisquoi, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period).

Mr. Speaker, this bill would remove the waiting period that precedes the commencement of employment insurance benefits after an interruption of earnings. It would also repeal provisions that refer to that waiting period.

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

CRTC
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Lawrence MacAulay Cardigan, PE

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from the people of Rollo Bay to East Point.

The residents of eastern Kings county and the riding of Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following: That the residents of eastern Kings county in the Cardigan riding in the province of Prince Edward Island respectfully submit that they are being discriminated by CFCY 95.1 FM radio due to very poor or no reception in their area.

Therefore, the petitioners request the House of Commons to direct the CRTC to investigate and direct CFCY 95.1 FM radio to endeavour to provide radio coverage to all the residents of the eastern Kings area.