House of Commons Hansard #140 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was c-38.

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Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Yea.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

All those opposed will please say nay.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Nay.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Carleton—Mississippi Mills, ON

Mr. Speaker, I ask that the vote be deferred until after duty hours tomorrow.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

A recorded division on the motion stands deferred until the time of adjournment tomorrow.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I realize I am relatively new to the House. I appreciate the fact that the government House leader went to the head of the table and asked for the vote to be deferred until tomorrow. I want to get clarification in terms of how that rule—

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

Order, please. When we get to the point of a recorded division, the chief government whip or the chief opposition whip can ask unilaterally to have that vote deferred until the end of the next sitting day of the House.

Once again, I would remind all hon. members, if they are unclear on the rules of this place or the Standing Orders, it is not appropriate in each case to stand for an explanation under the guise of a point of order, but rather they may go to the lobby and someone there will be able to assist them with that matter.

Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

David Wilks Kootenay—Columbia, BC

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the constituents in my riding, I rise to present a petition that asks the House of Commons to quickly enact legislation to restrict abortion to the greatest extent possible.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4:40 p.m.

NDP

Matthew Kellway Beaches—East York, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today.

With respect to the first petition, there is a project afoot to develop a megaquarry north of Toronto, in Melancthon country. This quarry would be big enough to swallow up 60% of my riding and deep enough to bury a 20-storey building. This megaquarry would sit atop a complex watershed and threaten to poison the drinking water of about one million Canadians. The farmland that it would take out of production produces about half the potatoes eaten in the GTA each year.

This is an issue that brings into stark relief the challenge of sustainable urban development. I am, therefore, happy to table in the House a petition calling upon the Government of Canada to conduct an environmental assessment of this megaquarry development.

May this petition, and the next one I will present, serve as a last minute reminder of what a tragic disservice the government proposes to visit, not only on Canadians, but on our Earth, with the anti-environmental provisions of Bill C-38.

I am honoured to table my second petition from citizens in and around my riding.

The petitioners are deeply concerned with the current perilous trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions and the rapidly closing window to avert dangerous global warming in a socially responsible manner.

Among other things, the petitioners call upon this Parliament, in concert with provinces and territories, to create and implement a science-based and innovative Canadian energy strategy that would position Canada as a world leader on climate change solutions.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4:40 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

Before I go to the next hon. member, I would remind all hon. members to keep their explanation brief. There appears to be many people who would like to present petitions in the 15 minutes.

The hon. member for Nickel Belt.

International Co-operation
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 13th, 2012 / 4:40 p.m.

NDP

Claude Gravelle Nickel Belt, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by hundreds of people in Sturgeon Falls, West Nipissing and Verner. The preamble is too long and therefore I will read only the last sentences.

We call on Parliament to adopt the following policy goals:

Demonstrate international responsibility by re-committing Canada to contribute 0.7% of GDP to Official Development Assistance;

Prioritize responsive funding to those NGOs that Canadians support and which have seen their funding cut by CIDA;

In the spirit of global solidarity, provide in full the funding of $49.2 million requested by D&P over the next five years.