House of Commons Hansard #68 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was ontario.

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Presence in Gallery
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Presence in Gallery
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I would also like to draw to the attention of hon. members the presence in the gallery of the Honourable Rick Doucet, Minister of Fisheries for New Brunswick.

Presence in Gallery
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I have the honour to lay upon the table the 2007 annual report of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(e), this document is deemed permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I have the honour to lay upon the table the 2007 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal annual report.

Chief Electoral Officer
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I have the honour to lay upon the table the report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada on the administration of the Outremont, Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean, and Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot byelections of September 17, 2007.

This document is deemed permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Main estimates, 2008-09
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Provencher
Manitoba

Conservative

Vic Toews President of the Treasury Board

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table on behalf of my colleagues part III of the estimates consisting of 93 departmental reports on plans and priorities. These documents will be distributed to members of the standing committees to assist them in their deliberations and in consideration of the spending authorities already sought in part II of the estimates.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 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, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 68 petitions.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Routine Proceedings

March 31st, 2008 / 3:10 p.m.

Okanagan—Coquihalla
B.C.

Conservative

Stockwell Day Minister of Public Safety

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2006-07 annual report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension plan.

Parliament and, by extension, Canadians can have full confidence in the integrity and the accuracy of the 2006-07 annual report of the RCMP pension plan. This is the sixth year in which this report is based upon audited financial statements. These have been verified by the Auditor General. The Auditor General has issued, without qualification, a clean audit opinion report on the financial statements contained in this year's annual report on the RCMP pension plan.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Marcel Proulx Hull—Aylmer, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 14th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order No. 91.1(2), this report contains the list of items added to the order of precedence, as a result of the replenishment that took place on Monday, March 3, 2008, under private members' business, that should not be designated non-votable.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report is deemed adopted.

Income Trusts
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this income trust broken promise petition on behalf of a number of Canadians from my own riding of Mississauga South, who remember the Prime Minister boasting about his apparent commitment to accountability when he said that the greatest fraud is a promise not kept.

The petitioners remind the Prime Minister that he promised never to tax income trusts, but he recklessly broke that promise by imposing a 31.5% punitive tax which permanently wiped out $25 billion of the hard-earned retirement savings of over two million Canadians, particularly seniors.

The petitioners therefore call upon the government first, to admit that the decision to tax income trusts was based on flawed methodology and incorrect assumptions; second, to apologize to those who were unfairly harmed by this broken promise; and, finally, to repeal the punitive 31.5% tax on income trusts.

Unborn Victims of Crime
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Ken Epp Edmonton—Sherwood Park, AB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to add another large number of names with respect to Bill C-484. The petitioners, in this case 1,336 of them, are giving their support to this bill which proposes to give protection to the unborn child of a pregnant woman who wants to have that child and who is attacked and that choice is taken away from her.

The petitioners are from right across the country. There are even some from Balgonie, Saskatchewan this time. Many communities right across this country support this bill.

Quebec Nation and Bill 101
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Bloc

Richard Nadeau Gatineau, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a petition with 640 signatures. These Quebeckers are calling on the Government of Canada to demonstrate that it respects the Quebec nation and Bill 101.

Public Transit
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Boshcoff Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, on March 12 of this year the House unanimously passed Motion No. 183 on Canadian content for public transportation. Nonetheless, petitions continue to come in from all over the country. I have several hundred more today in support of that.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those members of Parliament and all of the House leaders who helped amend the motion so that it would be acceptable to everyone.

Please accept the gratitude of all Canadians for Canadian content in public transit.