House of Commons Hansard #105 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was passengers.

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National Hunger Awareness Day
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Ruby Dhalla Brampton—Springdale, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I think you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That, in the opinion of this House, tomorrow, June 5, be recognized as National Hunger Awareness Day and that this House applaud the efforts of all those working to reduce hunger among children, youth and families across Canada.

National Hunger Awareness Day
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

Does the hon. member for Brampton—Springdale have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

National Hunger Awareness Day
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Hunger Awareness Day
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

National Hunger Awareness Day
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Hunger Awareness Day
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to)

Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

June 4th, 2008 / 3:50 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River
B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill Secretary of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations among all parties and I think you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That, in relation to its order of reference of April 8, 2008, 13 members of the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan be authorized to travel to New York City and Washington, D.C., during the summer of 2008 and that the necessary staff accompany the committee.

Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to)

Darfur
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Irwin Cotler Mount Royal, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition today collected from involved and committed young people from across Canada, led by the Dawson College based advocacy group Canadians for Action in Darfur. I had occasion to meet with some of these students. I was inspired by their passion for the people of Darfur and for the role that Canada can play, in concert with the international community, to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur.

Indeed, as the petitioners note, more than 400,000 have died, 2.5 million have been displaced and over 4 million are on a life support system, in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

As the genocide enters its sixth year, the petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to engage itself with the international community and do whatever is necessary to put an end to this genocide by attrition.

Unborn Victims of Crime
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

David Tilson Dufferin—Caledon, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of constituents in my riding who wish to support the private member's bill of the member for Edmonton—Sherwood Park to enact legislation that would recognize unborn children as separate victims when they are injured or killed during the commission of an offence against their mothers, allowing two charges to be laid against the offender instead of just one.

The Quebec Nation and Bill 101
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Bloc

Richard Nadeau Gatineau, QC

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table a petition containing 125 signatures. These Quebeckers are calling on the Government of Canada to demonstrate that it respects the Quebec nation and Bill 101.

Darfur
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Liberal

Sukh Dhaliwal Newton—North Delta, BC

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my constituents and British Columbians, it is my honour to present a second petition on the crisis in Darfur.

I am proud of the students of Seaquam Secondary School, who have now gathered more than 1,500 signatures calling for the government to show more commitment to ending this conflict. Grace Wilson, president of Seaquam's Solutions Society, reminds us that since the last petition was presented, thousands more civilians have been murdered or displaced. Even children have become the target of bombing. Until we take a stand, these killings will continue.

I would also like to extend special thanks to Aman Basra, the society's next president. I wish them all much success in the future. I ask the government to take appropriate action to help in Darfur.

Garden City Lands
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Conservative

John Cummins Delta—Richmond East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I wish to draw the attention of the House to land in Richmond that is commonly known as Garden City Lands. A number of the residents of Richmond bring this to the government's attention. They suggest that if the British Columbia Agricultural Land Commission refuses to allow that land to be drawn from the agricultural land reserve, the Government of Canada restore its ownership of the Garden City Lands for its program needs within the ALR to serve the people of Richmond and Canada as urban agriculture and for ecology uses.