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 first.

Topics

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Thunder Bay—Rainy River.

Experimental Lakes Area
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

John Rafferty Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House to present a petition regarding Canada's leading freshwater research station signed by constituents of the riding of Kenora.

The petitioners are calling upon the Government of Canada to recognize the importance of ELA to the Government of Canada's mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems.

Experimental Lakes Area
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Joyce Murray Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from residents in metro Vancouver, including my riding of Vancouver Quadra, who are against the shutting down of funding for Canada's Experimental Lakes Area.

The petitioners call upon the government to recognize the importance of the ELA and to reverse this decision.

Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Russ Hiebert South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise on behalf of constituents who present a petition with regard to how Canada is the only nation in the western world, along with China and North Korea, without any laws restricting abortion. They see the Supreme Court as giving Parliament the responsibility to enact legislation. They call upon the House to speedily enact legislation that restricts abortion to the greatest extent possible.

Experimental Lakes Area
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to present a petition today from people all over the Golden Horseshoe who are concerned that Canada is abandoning its mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems by closing the Experimental Lakes Area research station.

The petitioners point out that the ELA is a unique world-renowned facility for freshwater research and education. Since 1968, it has been a global leader in conducting whole ecosystem experiments which have been critical in shaping environmental policy and understanding human impacts on lakes and fish.

It is for those reasons that the petitioners call upon the government to continue to staff and provide--

Experimental Lakes Area
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Leeds—Grenville.

Community Access Program
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Gord Brown Leeds—Grenville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from Canadians and some constituents in my riding of Leeds—Grenville who are concerned about the community access program.

The petitioners wish for the government to ensure that there is access to computers, the Internet and the training and support needed to use them effectively for all low-income and marginalized people in Canada.

Pensions
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

John McCallum Markham—Unionville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition concerning the government's decision to raise the age of eligibility for old age security from 65 to 67.

The petitioners are of the view that this is a very bad move, it is undemocratic, it is unfair and it is unnecessary--

Pensions
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Acadie—Bathurst.

Employment Insurance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Yvon Godin Acadie—Bathurst, NB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in this House to present a petition signed by 604 residents of Acadie—Bathurst who oppose the changes the government wants to make to employment insurance in Bill C-38. These changes will not make the system more accessible. Instead, they will further penalize seasonal workers and make Canadians poorer.

Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Patrick Brown Barrie, ON

Mr. Speaker, my petition is in regard to Motion No. 312 put forward by the member for Kitchener Centre. I present that petition today.

Visitor Visas
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Peter Julian Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from hundreds of representatives throughout southern Ontario, Toronto and Hamilton. They are representatives for the hundred thousand strong Serbian community in Canada.

The petitioners call upon the Canadian government to join with the European Union and the 25 European states that have waived visa requirements for Serbian visitors. They call upon the Canadian government to do the same thing, to waive the visa requirements for visitors to Canada from Serbia.

Criminal Code
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Michael Chong Wellington—Halton Hills, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition signed by nearly 200 people who live in my riding of Wellington—Halton Hills.

The petitioners are in support of Motion No. 312 and ask Parliament to amend section 223 of the Criminal Code.

Fisheries Act
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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

NDP

Libby Davies Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present.

My first petition calls upon the House of Commons to keep section 34(1) of the Fisheries Act as it is currently written with its emphasis on habitat protection.

Labelling of Fur Products
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, my second petition calls upon the House of Commons to make it mandatory that all fur products being imported or sold in Canada should have labelling.