House of Commons Hansard #122 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was self-employed.

Topics

Official Languages
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Steven Blaney Lévis—Bellechasse, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages entitled: Impact of Approval and Payment Delays on Department of Canadian Heritage Recipient Organizations.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

James Rajotte Edmonton—Leduc, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions).

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Joe Preston Elgin—Middlesex—London, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 104 and 114, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 26th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding membership of committees of the House. If the House gives its consent, I intend to move concurrence in the 26th report later this day.

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Larry Miller Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the distinct honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in relation to the agriculture flexibility program.

Treaties Act
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Bloc

Bernard Bigras Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-486, An Act respecting the negotiation and conclusion of treaties.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a private member's bill to implement the Gérin Lajoie doctrine. Our bill will give Quebec and the provinces the authority to enter into international agreements in their exclusive jurisdictions.

When a treaty pertains to an area of provincial jurisdiction or affects provincial responsibilities, Ottawa can only act if Quebec or the provinces have empowered it to do so.

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

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Joe Preston Elgin—Middlesex—London, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 26th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier today be concurred in.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Elgin—Middlesex—London have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

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

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Canada Post Corporation
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Gord Brown Leeds—Grenville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to submit two petitions signed by members of my constituency of Leeds—Grenville and folks from other constituencies across Canada.

The first petition calls upon Parliament to maintain the moratorium on post office closures.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Gord Brown Leeds—Grenville, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on Parliament to support a universal declaration of animal welfare.

Burns Bog
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Sukh Dhaliwal Newton—North Delta, BC

Mr. Speaker, I stand today to present an important petition from my constituents of Newton—North Delta. This is the second time I have presented a petition calling for Burns Bog in Delta, British Columbia, to become a UNESCO world heritage site. This recognition of Burns Bog as a cultural and environmental landmark will go a long way to preserving the bog for generations to come.

The government has refused to commit the inclusion of Burns Bog in Canada's next submissions to UNESCO. That is not good enough. I congratulate the Burns Bog Conservation Society and other community leaders for their excellent work toward this goal. I hope the government will hear their message to include this in the next submission to UNESCO.

Canada Post
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Bloc

Claude DeBellefeuille Beauharnois—Salaberry, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition signed by more than 1,100 citizens of the town of Sainte-Martine, which states that the post office infrastructure plays a key role in the economic and social life of rural communities. Both communities and businesses need post offices in order to prosper.

They are asking the Government of Canada to continue the moratorium on closing rural post offices.