House of Commons Hansard #212 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was tax.

Topics

Aviation Safety
Oral Questions

Noon

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, I was passing through Kelowna, a beautiful area, recently and discovered that the RCMP presence in the Kelowna airport and also the Victoria airport in my own riding, which has been there for 10 years in a security agreement for medium-sized airports across Canada, will end at the end of March this year.

I do not know how much community consultation took place or what security arrangements were made instead. Certainly Kelowna is an area where local law enforcement worries about a drug trade that goes through the Kelowna airport, heading to northern Alberta.

Would thePrime Minister inform the House what security measures would replace those that are now being removed through cost-cutting in our airports?

Aviation Safety
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Portage—Lisgar
Manitoba

Conservative

Candice Bergen Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety

Mr. Speaker, the deployment of RCMP assets is an operational decision and certainly we do not involve ourselves politically in the day-to-day operations of the RCMP.

I do appreciate the question, though, because it gives me the opportunity to talk about the tools that we are giving front-line officers, including the RCMP, to do their jobs.

I would ask the member to support our initiatives, especially the one currently before the House, Bill C-42, which would enhance accountability, again, and give the RCMP and front-line officers the tools that they need.

Aviation Safety
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

Is the hon. government House leader rising on a point of order?

Aviation Safety
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Peter Van Loan York—Simcoe, ON

Mr. Speaker, for the past two days we have seen a sudden show of enthusiasm from the opposition for one of our pieces of legislation, Bill C-12. I would like to seek the unanimous consent of the House at this time that, notwithstanding any other element of the Standing Orders, Bill C-12 be approved at second reading and sent to committee.

Aviation Safety
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

Does the hon. government House leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Aviation Safety
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Hoang Mai Brossard—La Prairie, QC

Mr. Speaker, today during question period, I was referring to Senator Wallin, but I said “William”. I would like to make a correction and say that I was speaking about Senator Wallin.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

I would like to thank the member for his comment. It is not a point of order, but I am certain that the House appreciates the member's clarification.

Global Centre for Pluralism
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

St. Catharines
Ontario

Conservative

Rick Dykstra Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the summary of the Global Centre for Pluralism's corporate plan for 2013.

Human Rights
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

February 15th, 2013 / 12:05 p.m.

NDP

Randall Garrison Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table five petitions in support of the passage by the House of Bill C-279, the gender identity bill. These petitions contain over 600 signatures primarily from the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec, which urge the House to complete the human rights agenda and fill this gap in our human rights legislation.

Falun Gong
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions.

I have the honour of presenting a petition signed by residents of Victoria, Toronto and Winnipeg. The petitioners are calling on the government to pressure China on human rights issues. They are particularly concerned about the persecution of Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong, practitioners.

The Environment
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from residents of Prince George, Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia. As the vast majority of British Columbians, these petitioners ask for a permanent ban on supertankers carrying bitumen crude along the coastline of British Columbia.

Housing
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Pierre Jacob Brome—Missisquoi, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a petition in support of Bill C-400, which would ensure safe, affordable, accessible, adequate housing for every Quebecker and Canadian.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Saint Boniface
Manitoba

Conservative

Shelly Glover Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

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

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

Is that agreed?