House of Commons Hansard #32 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was crime.

Topics

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

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.

In accordance with its order of reference of Wednesday, March 3, your committee has considered vote 15, under Parliament, in the main estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, and reports the same less the amounts voted in the interim supply.

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

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Russ Hiebert South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I seek unanimous consent to revert to presenting reports for interparliamentary delegations.

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

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is it agreed?

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

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

April 23rd, 2010 / 12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Russ Hiebert South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34 I have the honour to present, in both official languages, two reports from the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association concerning a bilateral visit to New Zealand in December 2009 and a conference in the United Kingdom in February 2010.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Paul Dewar Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I believe if you were seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That in the opinion of the House, April 23, which coincides with the birthday of former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, be recognized as the national day of remembrance and action on mass atrocities, in tribute to his commitment to peace and international co-operation to end crimes against humanity.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

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

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

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?

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Remembrance Day
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Patricia Davidson Sarnia—Lambton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present two petitions in the House. The first petition is signed by thousands of people in my riding and across the entire country.

The petitioners ask Parliament to declare November 11 a national holiday observed in all provinces and territories.

Canada Post Corporation
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Patricia Davidson Sarnia—Lambton, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition asks the government to instruct Canada Post to maintain its post office system and consult with major stakeholders before it makes any changes.

Human Rights
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Bonnie Crombie Mississauga—Streetsville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to table a petition signed by people from my riding of Mississauga—Streetsville and other parts of the greater Toronto area.

The petitioners are concerned about the ongoing discrimination against Egypt's Christian citizens who seek systematic change for justice and equality within Egypt.

Those who have attached their names wish to call our attention to the evening of January 6, the Orthodox Christian celebration in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, which ended in violence, 6 murdered and 15 injured. This is only the most recent example of religiously motivated attacks. Sadly this type of violence and persecution has become a common occurrence in Egypt over the last 30 years. Those who are victims feel unheard by their government. They feel it has failed to dissuade this violence or take the necessary steps that are needed to be taken to reach sustainable change.

The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to demand justice and equality within Egypt and to intervene and pressure the Egyptian government to ensure tolerance, freedom and safety to its Christian population.

Canada Labour Code
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Bloc

France Bonsant Compton—Stanstead, QC

Mr. Speaker, once again, I am presenting a petition that calls for the adoption of my bill, Bill C-343, which provides assistance for victims of crime, and particularly their families, by extending the eligibility period for employment insurance and allowing the families of victims to take time off work and keep their job for an indeterminate period of time.

On April 28, the House will vote to send this bill to committee. On behalf of the hundreds of petitioners and all the families of victims, I hope that a majority of this House will support the bill. These 35 signatures, in addition to all the others, show that the public is concerned about the families of victims and that they want the government to take action as quickly as possible.