House of Commons Hansard #118 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was autism.

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Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to)

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Carleton—Mississippi Mills, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I believe you would find agreement that the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics be the committee for the purposes of section 14.1 (1) of the Lobbying Act.

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is that agreed?

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

An hon. member

No.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

December 15th, 2010 / 3:55 p.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am delighted to present a petition signed by 43 Yukoners.

The petitioners point out that given horses are normally not raised for food, that they are commonly given drugs that are illegal in animals that are raised for human consumption and that Canadian horse meat sold to Canadians and internationally is likely to contain prohibited substances, they ask the House of Commons to prohibit the importation or exportation of horses for slaughter for human consumption as well as horse meat products for human consumption.

Prevention of Coerced Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Conservative

Pierre Lemieux Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise in the House today to present a petition.

Canadians who have signed this petition have asked me to formally express their support for Bill C-510, otherwise known as Roxanne's law. The bill was tabled by my good friend and colleague from Winnipeg South.

Guaranteed Income Supplement
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Bloc

Luc Malo Verchères—Les Patriotes, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting a petition signed by 592 people calling for improvements in the federal guaranteed income supplement program, the spouse's allowance and the surviving spouse's allowance.

Like the tens of thousands of other petitioners who support the demands of the FADOQ network, these petitioners are calling on the House of Commons to implement automatic registration for the guaranteed income supplement, the spouse's allowance and the surviving spouse's allowance, to increase the GIS by $110 a month for people who live alone, to increase the surviving spouse's allowance by $199 a month, to provide full retroactivity with no strings attached and, finally, to extend the GIS and the spouse's allowance by six months when one beneficiary in a couple dies.

I am calling on all hon. members to support these requests made by the petitioners.

Multiple Sclerosis
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by many Canadians who believe that multiple sclerosis is a medical issue of national importance and has major social, financial and medical repercussions.

They are calling on the government to act now to ensure that Canadians with MS have equal access to CCSVI treatment. Above all, they want the government to take immediate steps to expedite access to such treatment and open it to more people with MS.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition that I am pleased to present on behalf of my constituents.

The petitioners want to prohibit the import and export of horses for slaughter for human consumption as well as horse meat products for human consumption. My colleague, the hon. member for British Columbia Southern Interior, introduced Bill C-544, which would do just that.

Because horses are not generally raised as food producing animals, they likely contain prohibited drugs that ought to be kept far from our food supply. The petitioners also believe it runs counter to our culture to use companion animals such as horses in that way.

Firearms Registry
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Conservative

Candice Bergen Portage—Lisgar, MB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to present petitions that I have received from Canadians from across the country.

The petitioners ask that the long gun registry be abolished. Their primary concern remains the cost of the long gun registry as well as its complete ineffectiveness. Many Canadians thought they had a member of Parliament who would represent their views on this issue. They were unfortunately mistaken the last time we had a vote.

I am pleased to stand today and present these petitions for these Canadians who want to end the long gun registry.

Guaranteed Income Supplement
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Bloc

Yvon Lévesque Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, QC

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of more than 500 people from across Quebec and mainly from my riding, I want to remind the federal government that the guaranteed income supplement, the spouse's allowance and the survivor's allowance are no longer serving their main purpose, which is to provide low-income seniors with an adequate income.

People are calling on the government to introduce automatic registration for the guaranteed income supplement, the spouse's allowance and the survivor's allowance; add $110 a month to the guaranteed income supplement for people who live alone; increase the monthly survivor's allowance by $199; introduce full, unconditional retroactivity; and extend the guaranteed income supplement and the spouse's allowance by six months on the death of one of the beneficiaries in the couple.

I hope that all hon. members will listen to what these people are calling for.

Pension Protection
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4 p.m.

NDP

John Rafferty Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions signed by literally thousands of Canadians, calling on the government to affirm that pension benefits are in fact deferred wages, to elevate defined benefit plans to secured status in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and to pass into law any legislation before it, such as Bill C-501, that would achieve these objectives.

Electromagnetic Fields
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Simms Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL

Mr. Speaker, residents of Canada request that the Government of Canada undertake an independent study to determine the negative effects of electromagnetic fields on human health. There is evidence to suggest that electromagnetic fields emanating from all types of transformers, substations and power lines located near residents can pose a significant health risk to individuals and their families.

I personally would like to thank Mr. Gerry Higgins of Norris Arm, who has been working on this for over 10 years. Gerry's wife passed away December 21, 2005. In 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mr. Higgins truly believes that as a result of the exposure to EMF she succumbed to her cancer.

As Gerry said in a recent article:

I’m ready to keep on doing what I’m doing. I consider myself a very strong person and I won’t back down.

The fight goes on … I found my reason for being on earth, to fight for this.

I thank him for this.

Old Age Security Act
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4 p.m.

Conservative

Leon Benoit Vegreville—Wainwright, AB

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to present this petition on behalf of the good people of Forestburg, Sedgewick, Heisler and area. The petitioners note that the old age security pension has required a contribution on behalf of Canadians for at least 10 years and that there is a Liberal private member's bill before the House, Bill C-428, an act to amend the Old Age Security Act, which would in fact change the requirement to just three years. The petitioners call on the House to defeat that bill.