House of Commons Hansard #77 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was tobacco.

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International Day of Peace
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Bloc

Francine Lalonde La Pointe-de-l'Île, QC

Mr. Speaker, discussions have taken place with all parties and I believe you will find consent for the following motion. I move:

That, in the opinion of the House, September 21 of each year should be declared International Day of Peace.

I hope we will have unanimous consent because we would like that day to be celebrated everywhere as International Day of Peace.

International Day of Peace
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for La Pointe-de-l'Île have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

International Day of Peace
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

International Day of Peace
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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?

International Day of Peace
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

International Day of Peace
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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

International Day of Peace
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Liberal

Joyce Murray Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask for unanimous consent to adopt the following motion: “That in the opinion of the House the government should draft and implement a plan of action for addressing human trafficking in Canada for the period leading up to, during and beyond the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, to reduce the sexual exploitation of vulnerable individuals in Canada and as a follow-up to the United Nations Palermo Protocol signed by Canada in 2000 and ratified in 2002”.

International Day of Peace
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Vancouver Quadra have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

International Day of Peace
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Cosmetic Pesticides
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 17th, 2009 / 3:45 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present another petition by the residents of Victoria calling for an immediate moratorium on cosmetic pesticides until they are proven safe and until the long-term health and environmental consequences are known.

We are witnessing the collapse of the bee population. We are witnessing increasing allergic reactions in our population. These petitioners recognize that while pesticides may continue to play a role in insect infestation, the cosmetic use of pesticides does not warrant the risk that we are taking.

Victoria has many beautiful gardens without using pesticides. These petitioners are calling on the government to enact Bill C-368 for an immediate federal moratorium on pesticide use.

Victoria Harbour
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a few of the 7,000 signed petitions from Victoria residents opposed to a proposal for a large mega-yacht marina in Victoria harbour.

These petitioners represent a wide cross-section of Victoria residents who are opposed to this proposal which would essentially privatize what is a public good and a defining characteristic of our city. They are concerned that this project would affect safety in our harbour. It is a very busy harbour. In fact it is one of Canada's top five busiest harbours. They are concerned about the quality of life for residents because it would impact a very popular walkway.

The petitioners are asking the transport minister to deny the application under the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Library Materials
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Merv Tweed Brandon—Souris, MB

Mr. Speaker, as I have on the past several days presented several petitions, I am pleased to present four more from the provinces of Quebec, Alberta and Manitoba. The petitioners request an amendment to the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials) to protect and support the library book rate and extend it to include audio-visual materials.

Mail Delivery
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Ruby Dhalla Brampton—Springdale, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am here on behalf of my constituents of Brampton who have signed a petition urging the government to reinstate mail delivery which has been abandoned by Canada Post. It has replaced the door-to-door delivery with community mailboxes. These residents feel that because of the increased traffic in the area, having to go to a community mailbox is a detriment to their safety. They also find that the community mailboxes are contributing to increased environmental damage. They are urging Canada Post to reinstate door-to-door delivery in neighbourhoods in Brampton which have been impacted.

International Aid
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Ruby Dhalla Brampton—Springdale, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am also here on behalf of my constituents of Brampton and the Canadian Grandmothers for Africa which is a national advocacy network.

The petition urges the government to set a timetable by 2015 to ensure that we as a country contribute 0.7% of our GDP toward developmental assistance, to ensure that we contribute as a country our fair share to the global fund to fight HIV-AIDS, TB and malaria, and to ensure that the necessary legislative changes are made for Canada's access to medicines regime to ensure the medications required by individuals are received.

We hope that the Grandmothers for Africa, the national advocacy network which has done a great job, will be recognized for its work and that these changes will be implemented by the government.

Protection of Human Life
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

David Sweet Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions with hundreds of names on them. The petitioners request that the Parliament of Canada recognize that Canada is a nation that has a great record of human rights and a high regard for life. Since 1988, there has been absolutely no restriction on access to abortion. The petitioners call on Parliament to pass legislation for the protection of human life.