House of Commons Hansard #145 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was parks.

Topics

Public Transit
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, my third petition calls on the Government of Canada to enact a Canada public transit strategy. The petitioners note that Canada is the only OECD country that does not have a national public transit strategy, and that there will be estimated $18 billion gap in transit infrastructure needs over the next five years.

Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Etobicoke North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition regarding funding of environmental programs.

The petitioners call on the government to make sure the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory is funded. In addition, they request the government ensure Environment Canada's aircraft program, air quality monitoring, CORALNet, IADN, toxics and ozone network are funded, in total, environmental programs that protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Komarnicki Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions calling upon the House of Commons and Parliament to confirm that every human being is recognized by Canadian law as a human by amending section 223 of the Criminal Code in such a way as to reflect 21st century medical evidence. The petitioners are from Estevan, Oxbow and Frobisher.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Peggy Nash Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is in support of stronger animal cruelty legislation.

Stories like the horrific culling of sled dogs in 2001 shock and anger all of us, and yet our animal welfare laws are largely unchanged since 1892. So far I have received over 4,500 signatures in support of this petition calling for the government to recognize animals as beings that can feel pain, and to strengthen the animal cruelty section of the Criminal Code.

Pensions
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Peggy Nash Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, I also rise to present a petition signed by over 100 of my constituents in Parkdale—High Park, calling on Parliament to support the NDP motion to reject the proposed change to the eligibility age of old age security from 65 to 67, and maintain funding—

Pensions
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Winnipeg North.

Pensions
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, on this, the last day of our session, I want to bring forward a petition from individuals in Winnipeg North dealing with the increase in eligibility age of old age security from 65 to 67.

My constituents believe that people should be able to continue to have the option to retire at age 65, and that the government should not in any way diminish the importance and value of Canada's three major seniors programs: OAS, GIS and CPP.

Asbestos
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present a petition calling on Parliament to recognize that asbestos is the greatest industrial killer the world has ever known, and that more people die from asbestos than all other industrial causes combined.

I will skip the preamble, and suggest that these petitioners call upon Parliament to ban asbestos in all of its forms, end all government subsidies to asbestos and stop blocking international health and safety conventions designed to protect workers.

Floor Crossing
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Robert Aubin Trois-Rivières, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I am speaking on behalf of a number of my constituents in Saint-Maurice—Champlain, who are asking that members of Parliament who cross the floor be required to answer to their constituents by resigning and then being re-elected.

Employment Insurance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Anne-Marie Day Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting a petition signed by people from the Madawaska—Restigouche region. They are asking the government to scrap the employment insurance provisions in Bill C-38, particularly those concerning suitable employment, finding work and the creation of a social security tribunal.

Canadian Coast Guard
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Fin Donnelly New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition regarding the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station. Thousands of petitioners are calling upon the federal government to reverse the decision to close the Coast Guard station, which is one of the busiest ports in Canada.

Employment Insurance
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

François Choquette Drummond, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of the people of Acadie—Bathurst. This petition is signed by 2,248 individuals who are angry about the changes to employment insurance in Bill C-38, including provisions that will weaken entire economic sectors across the country and penalize seasonal workers in the region.

Development and Peace
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Conservative

Ron Cannan Kelowna—Lake Country, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition in the House of Commons on financial support for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

Mr. Speaker, I wish you and all our colleagues a safe summer. I look forward to coming back in September.

Public Transit
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Rathika Sitsabaiesan Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I stand today to present a petition on behalf of the members of my constituency. They call upon the Government of Canada to enact a Canadian public transit strategy to provide a permanent investment plan to support public transit; establish a federal funding mechanism for public transit which would get all levels of government to work together to provide sustainable, predictable, long-term and adequate funding; and establish accountability measures to ensure that all governments work together to increase access to public transit.

Experimental Lakes Area
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Liberal

Francis Scarpaleggia Lac-Saint-Louis, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition whereby the signatories ask that the federal government not close down or otherwise transfer the Experimental Lakes Area program outside of government, that it remain within the purview of the federal government.