House of Commons Hansard #116 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was industry.

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Witness Protection Program Act
Routine Proceedings

10 a.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 Witness Protection Program Act Annual Report that is prepared by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is being tabled in accordance with section 16 of the Witness Protection Program Act.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10 a.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 13 petitions

Trade and Investment
Routine Proceedings

June 19th, 2008 / 10 a.m.

Simcoe—Grey
Ontario

Conservative

Helena Guergis Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs and International Trade) (Sport)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2) I have the honour to table, on behalf of the Minister of International Trade, in both official languages, the report entitled “Canada's State of Trade, Trade and Investment Update--2008”.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association respecting its participation in the Ninth Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament and the fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe, from May 5 to May 9, 2008.

In this report, for reasons of safety, the association has not been forthcoming with the details of the names of the individuals and groups we met. Anyone who reads the report will see that it is not like our usual report. Because of the situation in Zimbabwe currently, we did not want to further endanger individuals or groups who are involved in the presidential runoff elections that will be held at the end of this month.

Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Joyce Murray Vancouver Quadra, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-572, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles, adult tricycles and related goods and services).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my first bill as a member of Parliament, entitled An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on bicycles, adult tricycles and related goods and services).

I would like to acknowledge and thank my hon. colleague for Charlottetown for his assistance and for seconding this bill.

The best way to encourage a shift in behaviour is to provide incentives. By removing the GST on bicycles and bicycle-related goods, accessories and services, we can promote their use as one of the most environmentally sound, healthy and affordable forms of transportation and recreation.

This bill is part of a much larger course of action that must be taken to shift taxes off those things we want more of, such as clean transportation, and onto those things we want less of, such as pollution.

This is a green shift that we as Canadians must make as we work to reduce the risks of climate change. As someone who has personally experienced the many benefits of bicycling to work regularly, I am proud to introduce this bill and I hope my hon. colleagues will join me in supporting it.

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

Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Gatineau wish to raise a point of order?

Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Bloc

Richard Nadeau Gatineau, QC

Mr. Speaker, it is only to say that there is no interpretation into French.

Excise Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I will take a moment to ensure that the interpretation is working. Is it okay? Yes, it is working.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-573, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Western Arctic.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill, which would change the name of my riding from “Western Arctic” to “Northwest Territories”, just as for the Yukon Territory, the riding is referred to as Yukon, and with Nunavut, the riding is referred to as Nunavut.

After division in 1999, the change of the riding name did not occur for the Northwest Territories. This is a real problem for many people in considering where this riding is. The name of the riding has no relationship to the riding itself. It certainly is not respectful of the great territory of the Northwest that I represent. I would really like to see this name change occur. I have consulted with my constituents over the past year to ensure that they are supportive of the name change and have seen that they are. This would be a good change.

The name of the Northwest Territories is historic and important in Canada. Many of the provinces--

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Conservative

John Baird Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

I support this. I'm with you.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

Mr. Speaker, can I get unanimous consent for the bill?

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order. The motion is deemed adopted. When shall the bill be read a second time?

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Now.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is it agreed?

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.