House of Commons Hansard #144 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was aboriginal.

Topics

Pensions
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, my third petition calls upon Parliament to reject changes to the age of eligibility for OAS and to increase OAS and GIS to end senior poverty.

Criminal Code
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 20th, 2012 / 3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Joy Smith Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have petitions from hundreds of people all across Canada calling on the government to amend the Criminal Code to criminalize the purchasing of sexual services and provide support to those who desire to leave prostitution.

Experimental Lakes Area
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Independent

Bruce Hyer Thunder Bay—Superior North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table two petitions today.

The first petition is on behalf of residents from Kenora, Ontario who want to save the Experimental Lakes Area from being shut down. The petitioners are very concerned that the loss of such a unique research site will be a blow to the Kenora region, the country and the world.

The second petition is also on the ELA but it is from residents of Saskatchewan. There are dozens of residents from Saskatchewan who care about this station far away from them.

Afghanistan National Institute of Music.
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Dean Allison Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to present a petition created by a constituent of mine, Michael Dilliott, and signed by almost 100 area residents who call for the support of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

Mr. Dilliott recognizes that music is a universal language that can play a wonderful and important part in a child's life. While we take music training for granted in the west, in Afghanistan an instrument usually costs far beyond what a typical Afghan family can afford.

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music--

Afghanistan National Institute of Music.
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Burnaby—Douglas.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Kennedy Stewart Burnaby—Douglas, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline that runs from Edmonton to my riding of Burnaby—Douglas. The signers to this petition are opposed to the project. Although I am not allowed to comment on the content of the petition and how I feel about it, I know that many residents in my riding are also opposed to this. I would encourage members who are interested to contact my office for more information.

Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Bev Shipley Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today from concerned citizens in the Wallaceburg area and in the Chatham area who are asking for support for Bill C-312 and that a special subcommittee be appointed to review the declaration of section 223 of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth.

Experimental Lakes Area
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Glenn Thibeault Sudbury, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to present these petitions from my constituents who want to save the Experimental Lakes Area in Kenora. They recognize the importance of the ELA to the Government of Canada's mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems and they want the government to reverse its decision to close the ELA station.

Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting four petitions today with hundreds of signatures from northern Alberta, from communities such as Lac La Biche, High Prairie, Fort McMurray, Slave Lake and Boyle. The petitioners ask for Parliament to restrict abortion to the greatest extent possible.

Vehicle Safety
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Olivia Chow Trinity—Spadina, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition from the residents of Toronto who are calling on the Government of Canada to introduce a regulation to mandate the installation of side guards on heavy trucks, as recommended by the Ontario chief coroner's report on cyclist death, as side guards reduce cyclist death by 60% according to a British study.

Sri Lanka
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Rathika Sitsabaiesan Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I present a petition on behalf of over 400 petitioners in the greater Toronto area. The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to urge the United Nations to immediately establish an independent, international and impartial mechanism to ensure truth, accountability and justice in Sri Lanka following the end of the civil war there.

Fisheries Act
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Philip Toone Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by Canadians from across this country who are calling on the government to maintain the definition of fish habitat as it currently exists in the Fisheries Act.

They are extremely concerned about the future quality of fish habitat. It is very disturbing.

Development and Peace
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

NDP

Hélène Laverdière Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in support of the organization Development and Peace. The petitioners remind us that Canada is contributing only 0.34% of its GDP to international aid. They are calling on the government to maintain international aid and increase funding to Development and Peace.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

NDP

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present.

The first petition is from hundreds of petitioners who would like the government to ban the sale and use of shock collars on animals. They point out that the use of electric shocks on any sentient being is inhumane and poses serious risks to an animal's well-being. They point out the SPCA and humane societies and animal experts support that.

Fisheries Act
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

NDP

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from petitioners all over British Columbia who would like to keep section 35(1) of the Fisheries Act so that we can ensure that fish habitat protection is kept in our legislation to preserve our fish stocks.