House of Commons Hansard #199 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was criminal.

Topics

Shark Finning
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Fin Donnelly New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from thousands of Canadians who are calling upon the Government of Canada to ban the importation of shark fins into Canada.

Sharks are apex predators and play a critical role in maintaining healthy, balanced ecosystems. The continuing practice of shark finning, which is the practice of removing the fins and discarding the remainder of the shark back into the sea, is having a devastating effect on shark species around the world. The practice of shark finning results in an estimated 73 million sharks a year being killed for their fins alone. Over one-third of all shark species are threatened with extinction as a result of shark finning. Measures must be taken to stop the global practice of shark finning and to ensure the responsible conservation management of sharks. The citizens, therefore, call upon the Government of Canada to immediately legislate a ban on the importation shark fins into Canada.

House of Commons
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure I table a petition today, signed by many residents of Winnipeg North, who are calling upon the government to not increase the size of the House of Commons.

The petitioners believe that there are better ways of spending tax dollars than bringing more members of Parliament to Ottawa. Examples of that would include our seniors' pensions, health care services and so many other things. The bottom line is that Ottawa does not need to have more than 308 members of Parliament. The petitioners would like the Prime Minister to recognize that fact and to have better priorities in terms of providing government services.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning to present two petitions.

The first petition is from residents of my own community in Saanich—Gulf Islands, as well as from residents up in Tofino. The petitioners call upon the House to pay attention to the urgent crisis posed by the climate, global warming threat, which we now hear President Barack Obama has taken seriously, based upon his inauguration speech. The IMF and the World Bank, of all places, are now warning that we have to take action. These petitioners want Canada to develop the plan that was once passed in the House, which would lead to 80% reductions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

Foreign Investment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition relates to the threat of the China-Canada investment treaty. The petitioners are very grateful that it still has not been ratified.

These petitioners, from the Vancouver area, urge the House to put as much pressure as possible on the Prime Minister and cabinet who, at this point, are in a legal position to ratify this treaty, binding Canada for 31 years without any vote in the House. It is up to us all to hope that the influence of individuals reaching out to the cabinet and saying not to ratify will have the effect that is needed.

Sex Selection
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Conservative

Blaine Calkins Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition here signed by numerous constituents from my riding of Wetaskiwin, Lacombe, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, and even from Red Deer and Blackfalds, who note the injustice of sex-selective abortions.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons to condemn discrimination against girls through sex-selective abortions and to do all it can to prevent sex-selective abortions from being carried out in Canada.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, as reported (with amendments) from the committee.

Speaker's Ruling
Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
Government Orders

10:05 a.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

There are 27 motions in amendment standing on the notice paper for the report stage of Bill C-43. Motions Nos. 1 to 27 will be grouped for debate and voted upon according to the voting pattern available at the table.

I will now put Motions Nos. 1 to 27 to the House.

Motions in amendment
Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
Government Orders

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Jinny Sims Newton—North Delta, BC

moved:

Motion No. 1

That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Motions in amendment
Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
Government Orders

10:05 a.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

, seconded by the member for Richmond—Arthabaska, moved:

Motion No. 2

That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 5.

Motions in amendment
Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
Government Orders

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Jinny Sims Newton—North Delta, BC

moved:

Motion No. 3

That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 6.

Motions in amendment
Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

,

seconded by the member for Richmond—Arthabaska, moved:

Motion No. 4

That Bill C-43, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing, in the English version, line 20 on page 2 with the following:

“may not seek to enter or remain in Canada as a”

Motions in amendment
Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

NDP

Jinny Sims Newton—North Delta, BC

moved:

Motion No. 5

That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 7.