House of Commons Hansard #75 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was development.

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Doug Korpleinsky
Statements By Members

10:30 a.m.

Conservative

Tim Uppal Edmonton—Sherwood Park, AB

Madam Speaker, it is my honour today to pay tribute to someone who is unfortunately no longer with us, Doug Korpleinsky. Doug was not only a dear friend to my family and me, but he was also a significant contributor to the Edmonton community.

For many years he coached hockey with the Knights of Columbus, teaching young men the importance of teamwork, commitment and hard work. A few of those players he coached even made it to the NHL.

He was an elected senator of the Edmonton Junior Chamber of Commerce, motivating individuals to create positive change in their community, in our businesses and in the world around us.

He also encouraged young people and people of various backgrounds to understand and get involved in politics, including myself.

Doug Korpleinsky made a profound impact in his community and with the people in his life. This proud Canadian will dearly be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his mother, Alice, and the rest of his family.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:30 a.m.

Liberal

Marcel Proulx Hull—Aylmer, QC

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 15th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs concerning the list of members of committees of the House.

If the House gives its consent, I intend to move concurrence in the 15th report later this day.

Pope John Paul II Act
Routine Proceedings

10:30 a.m.

Liberal

Andrew Kania Brampton West, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-573, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day.

Madam Speaker, today I have the honour of introducing my private member's bill that I have entitled, “an act to establish Pope John Paul II Day”.

I am particularly moved to introduce the bill, being a proud first generation Polish Canadian and practising Roman Catholic. However, it must be remembered that the impact of this man, who has been granted the title “Venerable” by Pope Benedict XVI and is on his way to sainthood, goes well beyond his Polish roots or Roman Catholic faith.

Pope John Paul II is universally recognized as a leading figure in world history and a principle force behind the ending of communism in Eastern Europe. He bridged divides between the Roman Catholic Church and other religions. He visited 129 countries and attracted some of the largest crowds in history, such as over 5 million people in Manila in 1995 and over 800,000 in Toronto in 2002.

I will be asking for the support of my colleagues to designate each April 2, the anniversary of Pope John Paul II's death, as Pope John Paul II day across Canada.

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

Retirement Income Bill of Rights
Routine Proceedings

10:35 a.m.

Liberal

Judy Sgro York West, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-574, An Act to promote and strengthen the Canadian retirement income system.

Madam Speaker, since the Mackenzie King government first introduced the Old Age Pension Act 83 years ago, Liberals have fostered a long history of creating, enhancing and expanding pensions available to Canadian seniors. From old age security, to the CPP and the supplement, we understand the extreme importance of protecting and preserving pension security, adequacy and coverage for all Canadians.

Today I am pleased to present a bill called, “an act to promote and strengthen the Canadian retirement income system”, or as I like to call it, “the pension income bill of rights”. I am seeking to enshrine in law the notion that all Canadians have the right to contribute to a decent retirement plan and to be provided with up-to-date, unbiased and conflict-free information on their retirement savings. Too often financial illiteracy, inadequate opportunity and economic instability strip away the hard-earned savings of our seniors, and that must stop.

This is the first bill of its kind ever proposed to better protect our seniors and their nest eggs. I am proud to present it today.

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

First Nations Financial Transparency Act
Routine Proceedings

10:35 a.m.

Conservative

Kelly Block Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-575, An Act respecting the accountability and enhanced financial transparency of elected officials of First Nations communities.

Madam Speaker, I am proud to rise this morning to highlight the importance of this act. I thank the hon. member from Red Deer for his strong support on this matter.

The first nations financial transparency act is important for all first nations members across the country. It is important for all chiefs, councillors and all taxpayers. This act is about increasing the transparency and accountability of public tax dollars flowing to first nations. It will make public the salary and expenses received by chiefs and councillors in first nations communities. Currently this information is not publicly available.

This disclosure is already a reality for other elected officials in Canada and we believe first nations elected officials should be held to the same high standard. We trust first nations leaders will welcome this act as an important tool in helping deliver transparency and accountability to their constituents.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

October 1st, 2010 / 10:35 a.m.

Conservative

Earl Dreeshen Red Deer, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-576, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer).

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to introduce a bill to amend the Criminal Code. My bill would establish that impersonating a police officer for the purpose of committing another offence shall be considered by a court to be an aggravated circumstance for sentencing purposes.

My bill seeks to preserve the trust and respect for authority that we have for peace officers and to increase penalties for those who breach that trust to cause harm.

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

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

Liberal

Marcel Proulx Hull—Aylmer, QC

Madam Speaker, I move that the 15th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House this day be concurred in.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

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

10:40 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

(Motion agreed to)

Procedure and House Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

I would like to advise members that during petitions I will be very strict in ensuring that the presentation is very short given the time limits that we are facing today.

The hon. member for Labrador.

Employment Insurance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

Liberal

Todd Russell Labrador, NL

Madam Speaker, I am proud to present a petition today on behalf of my constituents in the communities of Port Hope, Simpson, Norman Bay, Red Bay, Charlottetown, St. Lewis, Goose Bay and Pensons Arm who call for a common sense approach to EI by extending the benefit period and reinstating the five weeks of additional benefits in high unemployment areas. They say that we should renew the best 14 weeks. They also say that they should be allowed to continue to earn up to 40% of the EI benefits. This helps the unemployed, the employers and the economy.

Preventive Withdrawal
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:40 a.m.

Bloc

Luc Desnoyers Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition signed by 891 people who want the government to make Quebec women governed by the Canada Labour Code eligible for preventive withdrawal.