House of Commons Hansard #153 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was support.

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Foreign Affairs
Routine Proceedings

September 26th, 2012 / 3:10 p.m.

Calgary East
Alberta

Conservative

Deepak Obhrai Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, three treaties.

The first is entitled “Protocol to the Agreement Between the Government Of Canada and the Government Of The People’s Republic Of China for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy”, done at Beijing on July 19.

The second is the entitled “Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments”, done at Vladivostok on September 9.

The third is entitled “Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway”, done at Ottawa on June 20.

A explanatory memorandum is included with each treaty.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Conservative

Corneliu Chisu Pickering—Scarborough East, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation to the third part of the 2012 Ordinary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, held in Strasbourg, France on June 25 to 29.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

NDP

Élaine Michaud Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association respecting its participation in the second round of the French legislative elections, held in Paris and Poitiers, France, from June 14 to 17, 2012.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Gord Brown Leeds—Grenville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, two reports of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group.

The first is the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation respecting its participation at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance Conference held in Ottawa, Ontario, from May 6 to 8, 2012.

The second is the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation respecting its participation at the Western Governors’ Association Annual Meeting held in Cle Elum, Washington, from June 9 to 12, 2012.

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Rod Bruinooge Winnipeg South, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions that I would like present, including from Richmond Hill. Hundreds of constituents have asked Parliament to vote in favour of Motion No. 312 to look at when human life begins.

I also have more petitions from Ajax—Pickering on the same motion. The petitioners ask Parliament to consider looking at the 400-year-old definition of human life.

The final petition is from Kitchener—Waterloo on a similar front. The petitioners ask Parliament to vote in favour of Motion No. 312.

Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Nathan Cullen Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, with some coincidence, I have a petition from some of those very same places. The petition is signed by Canadians from across the country, including Kitchener, Waterloo, LaSalle, Québec, Windsor and Essex County.

The petitioners urge the government and all parliamentarians to vote against Motion No. 312 presented by the Conservatives, which would reopen the debate on abortion. They note that the Prime Minister made a promise and has since broken it with this issue now being debated on the floor of the House of Commons and being voted on this evening.

International Aid
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John McKay Scarborough—Guildwood, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today. The first petition is from Development and Peace.

The petitioners take note of Canada's decline in absolute and percentage terms of its commitments to official development aid. They also note that several NGO's have suffered as a consequence of the cutbacks, particularly D and P. They take note of the better aid bill, which would take into account the perspectives of the poor, that our aid be directed to poverty reduction and only poverty reduction and be consistent with international human rights standards.

The petitioners ask that the funding to CIDA be restored, that we go back to 0.7% and that the funding for D and P be restored.

Terrorism
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John McKay Scarborough—Guildwood, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition has to do with former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and numerous terrorist organizations.

The petitioners call on the government to chastise the Pakistani government for providing safe harbour for—

Terrorism
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

I will have to stop the member there. There are quite a lot of members rising and we only have about 12 minutes left. Perhaps we can have very succinct summaries. If members have multiple petitions, perhaps they could group them together as much as possible.

The hon. member for Ottawa—Orléans.

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Royal Galipeau Ottawa—Orléans, ON

Mr. Speaker, for the past few months, we have been reflecting on Motion M-312. I have received a number of petitions regarding our consideration of that motion, all calling on Parliament to reject any law that suggests that some humans are not humans.

I have received petitions from across the country indicating that Parliament has the solemn duty to reject any law that says that some humans are not humans.

Saint-Lambert Train Station
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Sadia Groguhé Saint-Lambert, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to present a petition signed by over 1,000 people in my riding who oppose VIA Rail's plans to close three customer service counters at the Saint-Lambert train station and replace them with automated kiosks. This will seriously reduce the quality of service at the station.

The petitioners are calling on this House to intervene with VIA Rail and convince that organization to reverse its decision to eliminate three customer service counters at the Saint-Lambert train station.

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Mark Eyking Sydney—Victoria, NS

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition which supports Motion No. 312. The petition contains about 150 signatures from the people of Sydney—Victoria and visitors to my area.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons to affirm that every human being is recognized by Canadian law as a human being by amending section 223 of our Criminal Code.

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jeff Watson Essex, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present 11 petitions representing hundreds and hundreds of Canadians from across southern British Columbia, southern Ontario and communities across my riding of Essex.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons to confirm that every human being is recognized by Canadian law as human by amending section 223 of our Criminal Code in such a way as to reflect 21st century medical evidence.

Abortion
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Matthew Dubé Chambly—Borduas, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition against Motion M-312, which, as everyone knows, is merely a veiled attempt to reopen the abortion debate, one that has been over for quite some time. In presenting this petition, I am also honoured to acknowledge a women's centre in my riding, the Centre de femmes l'Essentielle de Beloeil, which was extremely supportive of our efforts to halt this attempt.

Rights of the Unborn
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Simms Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition on behalf of my constituents.

The petitioners note that Canada's 400-year-old definition of human being says that a child does not become a human being until the moment of complete birth. They call upon the House of Commons to amend section 223 of our Criminal Code.