House of Commons Hansard #95 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was census.

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Correctional Investigator
Routine Proceedings

November 5th, 2010 / 12:10 p.m.

Oxford
Ontario

Conservative

Dave MacKenzie Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2009-10 annual report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator in accordance with section 192 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

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 the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to one petition.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table, for the information of all members, copies in both official languages of the government's responses to motions from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates on G8 and G20 costs.

National Colorectal Cancer Month Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-590, An Act to designate the month of March as National Colorectal Cancer Month.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today in the House to introduce a bill that would designate March of every year as national colorectal cancer month. I have introduced this bill in previous Parliaments. It is important to bring awareness to this disease, as it affects one in fourteen men and one in sixteen women. Too many Canadians die with this disease. If it is caught and treated early, people have a great chance of survival.

I urge all my colleagues in this House to assist in recognizing this important cause.

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

Canada Elections Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (home voting for seniors).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce a bill that would allow voters over 65 years of age to vote at home. If requested by a senior who might not otherwise be able to leave the home to vote, an election officer could assist a senior citizen in performing his or her most treasured civic duty.

I urge all my colleagues in the House to support this bill, and in doing so, recognize the importance of senior Canadians to our civic fabric.

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

Former Canadian Forces Members Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-592, An Act respecting former Canadian Forces members.

Mr. Speaker, this being Veterans Week, it is an appropriate time to introduce one of the finest pieces of legislation the House has ever seen.

This enactment would require the Governor-in-Council to make regulations under the Department of Veterans Affairs Act to extend the health care benefits authorized by the regulations under the act to the former members of the Canadian Forces who meet military occupational classification requirements and who have been honourably discharged.

Our heroes in Canada serve while wearing the brave uniform. When they leave the military, in many cases they are cut off from the medical care they receive at their home bases and across the country under the federal government. Just because the uniform comes off, they should not lose access to that quality medical care. I would like this bill to be passed as soon as possible.

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

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Megan Leslie Halifax, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-593, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Mr. Speaker, over 3,500 Canadians die by suicide every year. That means 10 people die by suicide every day. No community goes untouched by suicide, but we know that some communities are at higher risk, such as queer youth, Canada's elderly, teens and young adults, first nations, Inuit and remote communities.

I am proud to introduce this bill which calls for a pan-Canadian strategy for suicide prevention. I would like to thank our friend, Jack Hicks in Nunavut for his help in making this bill happen, and the member for Nickel Belt for offering to second the bill today.

I look forward to discussions with my colleagues across party lines about how we can support this bill through the House, because suicide prevention is all of our responsibility.

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

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I think you will find agreement for the following travel motions.

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, in relation to its study on the next generation of fighter aircraft, six members of the Standing Committee on National Defence be authorized to travel to Fort Worth, Texas, in November, 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, in relation to its study on Search and Rescue Response times, twelve members of the Standing Committee on National Defence be authorized to travel to St. John's and Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador and Greenwood and Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Fall-Winter, 2010-2011 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

National Defence
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.