House of Commons Hansard #69 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was custody.

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Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I have to honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to three petitions.

Export of Military Goods from Canada
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I am pleased to table, in both official languages, the Report on Exports of Military Goods from Canada for the year 2006.

Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for the Establishment of a Binational Educational Exchange Foundation
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, with leave of the House and pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I would also like to table, in both official languages, a treaty entitled “Exchange of Notes amending the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for the Establishment of a Binational Educational Exchange Foundation”, signed in Ottawa on May 8 and 22, 2009.

Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America concerning Pacific Salmon
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I would also like to table, in both official languages, a treaty entitled “Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America relating to Annex IV of the Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America concerning Pacific Salmon”, signed in Washington on December 23, 2008.

Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas regarding the Sharing of Forfeited or Confiscated Assets or their Equivalent Sums
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, lastly, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I would like to table a document entitled “Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas regarding the Sharing of Forfeited or Confiscated Assets or their Equivalent Sums”, signed in Nassau on March 12, 2009.

Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

June 5th, 2009 / noon

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. In accordance with its order of reference of Thursday, May 14, your committee has considered vote 40(a) under justice in the supplementary estimates A for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, and reports the same without amendment.

Canada-Portugal Day Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Olivia Chow Trinity—Spadina, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-409, An Act respecting a Canada-Portugal Day.

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to move, seconded by the member for Hamilton Centre, an act respecting a Canada-Portugal day.

Every year on June 10, in Canada and throughout the world, persons of Portuguese origin, and some of us who are not, remember their cultural roots by celebrating the life of Luís Vaz de Camões, the author of Os Lusíadas, the epic poem about the history of Portugal prior to 1500.

June 10 should be known as Canada-Portugal day in recognition of the history of the Portuguese Canadian community and to celebrate its immense and significant contribution to Canada.

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

Public Safety Officers Compensation Fund
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing 36, and as certified by the Clerk of Petitions, I am pleased to present yet another petition concerning public safety officers who lose their lives in the line of duty. As we know, firefighters visited Parliament recently.

The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that police officers and firefighters are required to place their lives at risk in the execution of their duties on a daily basis, that the employment benefits of these public safety officers often provide insufficient compensation to the families of those who are killed in the line of duty and that the public mourns the loss of public safety officers killed in the line of duty and wish to support, in a tangible way, the surviving members in their time of need.

Therefore, the petitioners call upon Parliament to establish a fund known as the public safety officers compensation fund for the benefit of families of public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty.

Public Safety Officers Compensation Fund
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Nicholson Niagara Falls, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There may have been an oversight. Could I get consent of the House to revert to introduction of government bills?

Public Safety Officers Compensation Fund
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

Does the minister have unanimous consent of the House?

Public Safety Officers Compensation Fund
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Employment Insurance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Mark Warawa Langley, BC

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present three petitions from constituents of beautiful Langley, British Columbia.

The first petition states that a parent or caregiver of a child, who has a life-threatening or serious injury like cancer, must take full time when the child falls ill and undergoes treatment.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons to enact legislation to provide additional medical EI benefits at least equal to the maternity EI benefits to take care of those children.

Firearms Registry
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Mark Warawa Langley, BC

Madam Speaker, the second petition states that the long gun registry was originally budgeted to cost Canadians $2 million, but the price tag has spiralled out of control to an estimated $2 billion a year and it has not saved one life since it was introduced.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons to support and pass legislation that will cancel the Canadian long gun registry.

Identity Theft
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Mark Warawa Langley, BC

Madam Speaker, the last petition states that identity theft is a serious criminal activity that is becoming increasingly lucrative and Canadians need to be protected.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons to support and pass the government legislation that would create three new offences: first, obtaining or possessing identity information with the intent to use it to commit certain crimes; second, trafficking in certain information with knowledge of or recklessness as it is intended to use in the commission of certain crimes; and third, unlawfully possessing and trafficking in government-issued identity documents.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Bloc

Meili Faille Vaudreuil-Soulanges, QC

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition asking the Government of Canada to take a clear position in favour of the environment and to introduce more stringent laws to combat pollution.

More than 14,000 letters are being given to the Prime Minister. These young people have highlighted the importance of fulfilling international commitments and complying with international agreements on the environment and climate change. I salute this initiative taken by the young people in the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and throughout Canada and I encourage them to continue with this noble mission.