House of Commons Hansard #35 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was investment.

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Library of Parliament
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Library of Parliament
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Freedom of Expression by Elected Officials
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Ottawa—Vanier, ON

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

That all members of this House stand united in condemning any form of extremism that incites violence in Canadian society, and re-affirm the rights of elected officials to freely express their views without fear of personal intimidation.

Freedom of Expression by Elected Officials
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

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

Freedom of Expression by Elected Officials
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Freedom of Expression by Elected Officials
Routine Proceedings

3:35 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?

Freedom of Expression by Elected Officials
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Freedom of Expression by Elected Officials
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

April 28th, 2010 / 3:35 p.m.

Liberal

Bernard Patry Pierrefonds—Dollard, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to table two petitions signed by people in the Montreal area, including people from my riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard.

The petitioners call upon the Canadian government to support a universal declaration on animal welfare.

Employment Insurance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

France Bonsant Compton—Stanstead, QC

Mr. Speaker, again today, I am presenting a petition calling for the adoption of my Bill C-343, to provide assistance to victims of crime and to their families by extending the employment insurance eligibility period and by allowing victims' families to take leave from work and keep their job for an indeterminate period of time.

Later this afternoon there will be a vote on this bill to refer it to committee. On behalf of the hundreds of people who signed this petition and all the victims' families, I would like to see a majority of hon. members in this House vote in favour of this bill.

These 160 signatures, added to all the others, show the public's concern for what happens to victims' families and their desire for the government to take action as soon as possible.

Iran
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions I wish to present today.

I had the honour of participating in Raoul Wallenberg Day in Winnipeg in January. The students there started off this petition. They got a number of signatures on campus, throughout the city and across the province.

Essentially, the petitioners are calling on Parliament and the Government of Canada to take steps against the Iranian regime for what it has done on massive domestic repression against Iranian people, students and journalists.

They are also calling on us to make sure that we talk about the leaders of Iran, how they have denied Israel's right to exist and have denied the Holocaust. President Ahmadinejad has said that Israelis should be wiped off the map. The petitioners are also concerned about the prospect that the Islamic Republic of Iran will access nuclear arms.

They are calling upon the House to support Bill C-412, the Iran accountability act. They are asking government and Parliament to try to establish an international tribunal for the purpose of declaring Iran in breach of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide for state-sanctioned incitement to genocide.

They are asking us to support the United Nations Security Council in adopting additional measures against Iran, and that we help Interpol exercise the warrant for the arrest of the alleged AMIA bombers from Argentina. They also request that we take a strong stance against Iran in its quest to access nuclear arms, its support for global terror, and of course Iran's massive domestic human rights violations.

Post Offices
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition I wish to present is in support of our rural post offices.

The petitioners request that the Government of Canada and Canada Post in particular respect the moratorium on the closure of rural and small town post offices, and that we work to maintain and improve the network of post offices, and that they continue to consult with the public in a more timely manner than is currently in place.

Omar Khadr
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc Beauséjour, NB

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud today to present to the House a petition prepared and signed by more than 300 students at the École Clément-Cormier in Bouctouche.

The school offers a course in economic, political and legal institutions. The teacher, Ms. Gagnon, has invited me a number of times to meet with her students. During one discussion a few months ago, the students told me they were concerned about what would become of Omar Khadr. The young people from this area of Kent County, New Brunswick, asked me what they could do in support of Omar Khadr's return and how to go about asking the government to repatriate Omar Khadr.

As hon. members know, over the past few days, the situation of the young Canadian, Omar Khadr, has been widely reported in the news and in the media. This petition signed by the young students at École Clément-Cormier is rather timely. The students are calling on the government to repatriate Mr. Khadr to Canada as soon as possible. I am very proud to present this petition.

Human Trafficking
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Conservative

Earl Dreeshen Red Deer, AB

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to present a petition signed by 96 people from my riding of Red Deer, Alberta.

The petitioners urge the federal government to honour its commitment to the UN protocol by providing adequate funding to set up safe housing for the victims of human trafficking.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present three petitions today.

The first petition is in support of the universal declaration on animal welfare.

The second petition is on the subject of animal transportation regulations.