House of Commons Hansard #64 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was hunting.

Topics

Fairness for Military Families (Employment Insurance) Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Dave MacKenzie Oxford, ON

Mr. Speaker, I move that, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-23 be deemed read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.

Fairness for Military Families (Employment Insurance) Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Did the hon. parliamentary secretary in his motion say that the bill be deemed read a second time?

Fairness for Military Families (Employment Insurance) Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Dave MacKenzie Oxford, ON

Yes, Mr. Speaker, be deemed read a second time.

Fairness for Military Families (Employment Insurance) Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I understand that it already has and it is in committee, so that part of the motion appears to be a bit superfluous. In any event, I assume the hon. parliamentary secretary is seeking unanimous consent for this motion because he has not given notice of it.

Does the hon. parliamentary secretary have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Fairness for Military Families (Employment Insurance) Act
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 16th, 2010 / 3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Michael Savage Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, NS

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present two more petitions regarding the decision in budget 2010 to cancel the exemption for post-doctoral fellows.

This is an issue that has brought a lot of attention from the research community, certainly from young researchers. Their view is that this decision is very harmful for the research environment in Canada, particularly for encouraging young researchers. They are asking that the decision be suspended until the government is able to meet with the national working group on post-doctoral fellows to establish a course of action. They are simply asking for a bit of notice before their lives are turned upside down.

I have presented this petition in a number of other formats for other petitioners and I am pleased to present it again today.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Bloc

Christiane Gagnon Québec, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition signed by 65 people in my riding of Québec, who are calling on the government to support a universal declaration on animal welfare. This declaration is necessary because animals can feel pain and suffer, and every effort should be made to prevent animal cruelty. More than one billion people in the world rely on animals for their livelihoods. Animals are living beings, and we must respect them and treat them well.

On November 6, 2009, we voted in favour of Motion M-354, to support the development of a universal declaration on animal welfare at all relevant international organizations and forums. Although some changes have been made to the Criminal Code, the existing maximum penalties are much too soft in relation to the seriousness of the crime. We must do more and we are in favour of a real reform of the animal cruelty provisions.

Bullying
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Mike Allen Tobique—Mactaquac, NB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on behalf of over 1,500 people from across New Brunswick who have signed a petition bringing attention to the House of the situation with bullying in Canada. Given the Internet, e-mail and cellphones, this has become a 24 hour, seven day a week problem. The petitioners are calling on Parliament to consider introducing legislation that would target that problem of bullying.

Canada Post
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present two petitions. The first one is signed by 1,600 petitioners throughout Vancouver Island who demand that Canada Post maintain mail processing services on Vancouver Island.

They say that the proposed move will negatively impact Vancouver Island communities and cause job losses. They ask that the negative economic impacts be considered on the communities before a decision is made in consultation with local communities.

They demand that the government release its operational plans to Parliament and to the Canadian public with respect to Canada Post.

Cosmetic Use of Pesticides
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie Victoria, BC

Finally, Mr. Speaker, I am presenting yet another petition to ban cosmetic pesticides.

The residents of Victoria call for an immediate moratorium on cosmetic pesticides until they are proven safe, and until long-term health and environmental consequences are known.

We are witnessing the collapse of the bee population. We are witnessing increasing allergic reactions in our population. These petitioners recognize that while pesticides may continue to play a role in insect infestation, the cosmetic use of pesticides does not warrant the risk that we are taking.

Victoria has beautiful gardens without pesticides and the petitioners are calling on the government to enact Bill C-368 for an immediate federal moratorium.

International Aid
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

David McGuinty Ottawa South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present an 83-page petition. That is 83 pages on behalf of hundreds of Ottawa residents.

The petitioners draw to the attention of the government that nearly half of the world's population lives today on less than $2 a day, that the United Nations has stated that if wealthy countries were to donate .7% of their gross national income to official development assistance basic human needs could be met for all, that since 1970 Canada has pledged many times to donate .7% of that income to development, and that Canada currently only donates .34% to development.

Therefore, the petitioners call upon the government to put in place a timeline to donate .7% of gross national income to development assistance, and that this be delivered and administered according to the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act of Canada to ensure ethical donation procedures.

Gasoline Prices
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

Gérard Asselin Manicouagan, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am presenting a petition signed by citizens of the riding of Manicouagan in the House today. The petitioners are asking the federal government to pass Bill C-452 to give the Competition Bureau the power to inquire into and create legislation regarding fluctuating gasoline prices.

Use of Wood in Federal Buildings
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Bloc

Gérard Asselin Manicouagan, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I have the pleasure of presenting a second petition signed by several hundred residents of Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean and the North Shore who are asking the House of Commons to ensure swift passage of Bill C-429 to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act with respect to using wood in federal buildings.

Multiple Sclerosis
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Nina Grewal Fleetwood—Port Kells, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on behalf of the constituents of Fleetwood—Port Kells to present two petitions.

The first petition deals with an issue debated in the House earlier this week in a take note debate. The petitioners call upon Parliament to recognize venous anomalies to be a separate and distinct health issue that may or may not be related to multiple sclerosis and to immediately apply the principle of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and release a statement supporting the rights of persons with MS to receive diagnostic services and recommended treatment related to impaired cerebrospinal venous return by a qualified medical practitioner.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Conservative

Nina Grewal Fleetwood—Port Kells, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition, signed by dozens of Surrey residents, calls on Parliament to support a universal declaration on animal welfare.