House of Commons Hansard #113 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was quebec.

Topics

Israel
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

James Lunney Nanaimo—Alberni, BC

Mr. Speaker, a moment ago we had a moment of silence on behalf of a Canadian fallen soldier.

I present today petitions with some 10,000 signatures dealing with the troubling issue of missing soldiers in Israel. The petitioners acknowledge a petition of 10,000 signatures submitted to Parliament in 2001 on behalf of eight missing Israeli soldiers and the response in 2004 with three of the soldiers' remains being returned. They thank Canada for our intervention in that regard.

They also draw to our attention that there remains the status of Yehuda Katz, Tzvi Feldman, Zachary Baumel, Ron Arad and Guy Hever. They are still missing years after having disappeared. Also mentioned are Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.

There are about 6,000 signatures asking the Canadian Parliament to do everything within our power to see that these remains are returned, and for Canada to continue its international efforts by putting pressure on those responsible for terrorism including Hezbollah and its state-sponsors of Lebanon, Syria and Iran.

Foreign Affairs
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

James Lunney Nanaimo—Alberni, BC

Mr. Speaker, the final petition is for Eliahu Cohen, who was arrested, tortured, tried and convicted, and finally hung in Syria on May 15, 1965. There are nearly 4,000 signatures here asking for the remains of Eliahu Cohen to be restored to his family so that they may receive their shalom in this regard.

I would like to draw attention to Renanah Goldhar who has personally worked very hard to receive these petitions on behalf of the families of the missing soldiers.

Automated Teller Machines
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Thomas Mulcair Outremont, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition today in this House that calls on the government to put an end to customer abuse through automatic teller machines, specifically in regards to the charges the public must pay to access their own money.

It is an honour for me today to table a petition from a number of people, mostly in the Thunder Bay region of Canada, who want to make sure that the abusive ATM fees that are currently being charged by Canadian banks are eliminated when workers are trying to get access to their own money.

Darfur
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Boshcoff Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me today to stand and present this petition from Canadians for Action in Darfur.

The petitioners insist that Canada must act to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur. They outline that since 2003 over 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million people have been displaced. The petitioners also call upon the Canadian government to engage with the international community in whatever way is necessary to end these atrocities.

It is interesting that each signature on this petition represents 100 innocent citizens of Darfur who have been killed.

This is primarily the work of Mr. Dan Leroy from Canadians for Action in Darfur and his association. We thank them for their continued involvement and conscientious caring for the people of Darfur.

Unborn Victims of Crime
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Ken Epp Edmonton—Sherwood Park, AB

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present again over 1,100 new names on a petition in support of the unborn victims of crime act.

These signatures come from right across the country and just a short sample: Fort St. John, British Columbia; Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador; Thunder Bay; and Ste-Agathe, Quebec.

These petitioners recognize that to force upon a woman the termination of her pregnancy through the death of her unborn child is the most grievous of violations of her reproductive freedoms.

Nahanni National Park
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 16th, 2008 / 3:20 p.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to table this afternoon. The first petition is signed by a large number of Canadian citizens requesting that Parliament move quickly to expand the Nahanni National Park Reserve to protect the entire south Nahanni watershed and the Nahanni Karst lands, so as to secure this globally significant wilderness for future generations of Canadians and for the world.

Volunteer Service Medal
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, my second petition is signed by a large number of Canadian citizens who call upon the Government of Canada to recognize, by means of the issuance of a new Canadian volunteer service medal to be designated the Governor General's volunteer service medal, volunteer service by Canadians in the regular and reserve military forces, cadet corps, and support staff who are not eligible for the aforementioned medals and who have completed 365 days of uninterrupted honourable duty in the service of their country since March 2, 1947.

Darfur
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Judy Sgro York West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today and present petitions organized by Canadians for Action in Darfur. The petitioners call upon the government to engage with the international community in whatever way is necessary to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur.

National Portrait Gallery
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Paul Dewar Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present today. It is an honour to present to this Parliament a petition from residents, not only here in Ottawa but from right across the province and into Quebec as well. The petitioners want the government to do the right thing and locate the national portrait gallery in the nation's capital, as is the case in other nations.

Darfur
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Paul Dewar Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I also wish to present a petition on the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur, as some of my colleagues have. The petitioners call upon the government to engage with the international community in whatever way is necessary to end the atrocities that are occurring in Darfur. Each signature on the petition represents 100 innocent lives that have been taken in Darfur.

Security and Prosperity Partnership
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Paul Dewar Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, my third and last petition is a petition that calls on the Government of Canada to bring forward the security and prosperity partnership to Parliament in order to have democratic oversight on it.

Income Trusts
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present another income trust broken promise petition on behalf of a large number of residents of my riding of Mississauga South.

The petitioners would like to remind the Prime Minister that he promised never to tax income trusts, but he did break that promise by imposing a 31.5% punitive tax which permanently wiped out $25 billion of the hard earned savings of over 2 million Canadians, particularly seniors.

The petitioners, therefore, call upon the Conservative minority government to: first, to admit that the decision to tax these income trusts was based on flawed methodology and incorrect assumptions, as was shown in the finance committee; 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.

Sponsorship Program
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Gary Goodyear Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table a petition today. These petitioners ask that the House of Commons recognize its parliamentary duty to protect the taxes collected from Canadian citizens.

These petitioners are requesting that Parliament continue to investigate the location and possible allocation of the $40 million of taxpayers' money which mysteriously vanished under the Liberal Party of Canada during the sponsorship scandal.

Democratic Reform
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Catherine Bell Vancouver Island North, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by 239 constituents from my riding of Vancouver Island North.

These constituents are concerned about Canada's electoral system and the lack of participation. They are concerned that the electoral system was created so long ago that it has the ability to omit women, aboriginals and non-property owners who are disenfranchised. They are calling on the government to consult broadly and change our electoral system.

Darfur
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, it is with sad regret that, as I have previously done and as have three of my colleagues done today, I present another petition from many people in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia. These signatories, collected by Canadians for Action in Darfur, want to stop the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

They note that since 2003, 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million have been displaced. They say that Canada has a responsibility to work with the international community to end these atrocities and they want us to know that each signature on this petition represents 100 innocent murdered persons in Darfur.