House of Commons Hansard #44 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was security.

Topics

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

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

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

All those opposed will please say nay.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

In my opinion the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

Accordingly, the vote will be deferred until 5:30 p.m. later today.

Security and Prosperity Partnership
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

February 5th, 2008 / 1:15 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to table three petitions today.

First, I have a petition that has been signed by dozens of people from my home town of Hamilton who are opposed to the so-called security and prosperity partnership.

The petitioners are very concerned about the government's plan for further continental integration because they rightly believe that the SPP is really NAFTA on steroids.

The petitioners believe that this agenda, which was initiated by the Liberals and is now being carried on by the Conservatives, threatens our sovereignty. They are particularly worried about the impact that continental integration will have on undermining Canadian standards related to health, security, energy and food.

They believe that the government is working with the United States and Mexico to put in place a deal that will bypass Parliament and ignore the interests of Canadians. They want to see this deal stopped.

The NDP is the only party opposing the SPP and these petitioners are supporting our call to halt implementation of the SPP.

Age of Consent
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:20 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am also rising to table a petition signed by dozens of people on the subject of the age of consent.

The petitioners are aware that Bill C-22, which raises the age of consent to 16, is currently languishing in the Liberal dominated Senate. They are calling on Parliament to pass the bill without further delay.

Taxation
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:20 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am rising yet again to table more petitions on the urgent need for this House to pass Bill C-390, a bill that would allow tradespeople and indentured apprentices to be able to deduct travel and accommodation expenses from their taxable incomes, so they can secure and maintain employment at construction sites that are more than 80 kilometres from their homes.

This time the petitions are signed by members and friends of the building trades throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia. With another federal budget just around the corner, the petitioners are hoping that this time they will get the same treatment that long haul truckers got in the government's last budget. All they are asking for is some basic fairness. Surely, they deserve at least that.

Human Rights
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:20 p.m.

NDP

Bill Siksay Burnaby—Douglas, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions that I would like to table this afternoon.

The first is signed by 35 residents of the province of Saskatchewan who are concerned about the protection of transgender and transsexual Canadians. They know that they are subject to discrimination, harassment and violence based on their gender identity and gender expression. They often suffer injustices such as the denial of employment, housing, access to transsensitive health care, and the inability to obtain identification documents because of their gender identity and gender expression.

Therefore, they call on Parliament to immediately implement legislation to update the Canadian Human Rights Act to include gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of discrimination.

Security and Prosperity Partnership
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:20 p.m.

NDP

Bill Siksay Burnaby—Douglas, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by 77 residents of Alberta and a few from Victoria, B.C.

They are calling on the Government of Canada to stop further implementation of the security and prosperity partnership of North America agreement with the United States and Mexico until there is a democratic mandate from the people of Canada, until there is reasonable parliamentary oversight, and until there is consideration of its profound consequences on Canada's sovereignty and its ability to adopt autonomous and sustainable, economic, social and environmental policy.

They also urge the government to conduct a transparent and accountable public debate on the SPP process involving meaningful public consultations with civil society and a full legislative review, including the work, recommendations and reports of all SPP working groups, and then a full debate and vote in Parliament.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

1:20 p.m.

Oxford
Ontario

Conservative

Dave MacKenzie Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

1:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is that agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

1:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Government Orders

1:20 p.m.

Conservative