House of Commons Hansard #149 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was quebec.

Topics

Guaranteed Income Supplement
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

Because of the number of people standing to present petitions, and to give everybody a chance to present them, I will ask all the members to present a very succinct summary of the petitions.

The hon. member for Edmonton—Strathcona.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

NDP

Linda Duncan Edmonton—Strathcona, AB

Madam Speaker, I will be very succinct. I am pleased to table before the House hundreds of signatures from Edmontonians supporting my environmental bill of rights.

International Aid
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

NDP

Linda Duncan Edmonton—Strathcona, AB

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present a series of petitions in the House calling on the government to stop the hold on contributions to international aid and that we should move to support our 0.7%.

Health
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

NDP

Linda Duncan Edmonton—Strathcona, AB

Madam Speaker, I am also pleased to present petitions from Edmontonians calling for the right to use any kind of mechanism they can to protect their health and to support the enactment of a charter of health freedom.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

Conservative

John Weston West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, BC

Madam Speaker, I have three petitions.

The first petition arises from the shameful acts committed against the huskies at Whistler. It is a petition to bring about a modernization of animal cruelty provisions to protect all animals from deliberate acts of cruelty.

Public Safety
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

Conservative

John Weston West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, BC

Madam Speaker, the second petition supports Bill C-39 dealing with dangerous offenders who concurrently apply for parole after spending 25 years in prison.

The bill would bring about more fairness for the victims of crime in terms of their participation in the parole process.

Queen's Counsel
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

Conservative

John Weston West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, BC

Madam Speaker, thirdly, I am pleased to present a petition initiated by the dynamic Diane Kindree, in the riding I represent, who has laboured tirelessly to bring about justice in the observance of principles relating to the appointment and termination of the Queen's Counsel.

Multiple Sclerosis
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

Liberal

Alan Tonks York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, I would like to present this petition and thank Noreen Baseggio for getting the over 500 signatures.

The petitioners call on the government to allow for the testing of MS patients for liberation treatment through MRIs, ultrasound and/or whatever other means necessary to determine same and to allow for any related treatment procedure as soon as possible in Canada.

Housing
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1 p.m.

Bloc

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

Madam Speaker, several hundred seniors and homeless people in my riding have signed a petition calling on the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to transfer funds to the Société d'habitation du Québec to renovate and build new affordable housing units.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:05 p.m.

NDP

Nathan Cullen Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present two petitions today. One petition is to ban the presence of north coast oil tankers leaving Canada's west coast. This is a petition against the Enbridge project as it is currently proposed.

Coast Guard Vessels
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:05 p.m.

NDP

Nathan Cullen Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

Madam Speaker, the second petition, which is important, deals with the issue of the decommission of two Coast Guard vessels, one in my riding in Prince Rupert, where this petition comes from, and a second vessel on North Vancouver Island where the current member there once opposed this decommissioning.

I was speaking with Ronna-Rae Leonard just recently and she is opposing the decommissioning of the Point Race and will vehemently oppose the government's efforts to make the waters in British Columbia less safe by this action.

Wild Horse Border
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:05 p.m.

Conservative

LaVar Payne Medicine Hat, AB

Madam Speaker, it is my privilege today to present a petition on behalf of the citizens from my riding, as well as from across Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The petitioners request the government to make the Wild Horse border crossing a 24-hour commercial port of entry. We understand that the commercial traffic and traveller access at this point is not available. We need to have this for the economic contributions to Canada and the Canadian economy. This would further increase enhancing trading with the United States.

I am presenting this petition on behalf of the citizens of Medicine Hat.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:05 p.m.

Liberal

Anita Neville Winnipeg South Centre, MB

Madam Speaker, I pleased to present a series of petitions calling upon the Government of Canada to support Bill C-439, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (products made with dog or cat fur), and ban products made with dog or cat fur from entering Canada.

This reflects a small portion of the representations made. We have had many thousands of postcards on this issue.

Guaranteed Income Supplement
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:05 p.m.

Bloc

Gérard Asselin Manicouagan, QC

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present in the House today a petition signed by hundreds of people. These people are calling for an increase to the guaranteed income supplement and for automatic enrollment in the program.

Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:05 p.m.

NDP

Niki Ashton Churchill, MB

Madam Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition signed by people from across Canada, from coast to coast to coast.

The petitioners decry the cut of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. They demand that the federal government stick to its word and fund healing programs for aboriginal communities.