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House of Commons Hansard #98 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was guidelines.

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Expo 2005Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Preston Manning Reform Calgary Southwest, AB

Madam Speaker, on behalf of all Calgarians I do proudly second this motion that this House support the bid of Canada and Calgary to host Expo 2005.

Expo 2005Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Roberval Québec

Bloc

Michel Gauthier BlocLeader of the Opposition

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to second the motion proposed by the heritage minister. As leader of the official opposition, I had the opportunity to meet with the members of the committee who will decide whether or not Expo 2005 will be held in Canada.

I have assured members of the committee, and also members of the organizing committee, that we not only support this event, but that we will take every possible step to ensure that it is a big success. We have no doubt about Calgary's extraordinary ability to organize such and event.

Expo 2005Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie NDP Winnipeg—Transcona, MB

Madam Speaker, on behalf of all the New Democrats in the House of Commons and I am sure New Democrats across the country, I am very pleased to second this motion. As someone who remembers well Expo '67 in Montreal and Expo '86 in Vancouver, the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, we all look forward to attending Expo 2005 in Calgary.

Expo 2005Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West, ON

Madam Speaker, as caucus chair of the national capital region, the region that competed most vigorously with Calgary to be chosen the city to host Expo 2005, may I say that I am very pleased to endorse the motion that Calgary be chosen as the world city to host Expo 2005.

(Motion agreed to.)

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West, ON

Madam Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 44th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented to the House earlier this day, be concurred in.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Does the House give its unanimous consent for the member to move the motion?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John Nunziata Liberal York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, on a point of order, perhaps the member could indicate the nature of the report and what is in the report that is being reported. It is hard to give unanimous consent if one is not aware of what is in the report.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West, ON

Madam Speaker, I am a vice-chair of the committee and the report was handed to me at the last minute.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

The table can read the summary of the report.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John Nunziata Liberal York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, this raises the whole question of the method by which members of Parliament are appointed to committees. Those of us who do not belong to a particular caucus are excluded from the process in terms of committee selection.

One of the things that I have stood for in the 12 years I have been in Parliament is parliamentary reform. It seems to me that subsequent committees which have studied the whole issue of parliamentary reform-

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

We do not have unanimous consent.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John Nunziata Liberal York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, on a point of order, is a member of Parliament entitled to indicate the reasons that unanimous consent is not being granted, if the House is interested? If it is not interested, then I will not explain.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

The House has asked for unanimous consent. We do not have unanimous consent. We will move on to other motions.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West, ON

Madam Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move:

That the membership of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be modified as follows: substitute Bonnie Hickey for Peter Milliken.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to table the motion?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yes.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

There is not unanimous consent.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

November 6th, 1996 / 3:20 p.m.

Bloc

François Langlois Bloc Bellechasse, QC

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition signed by 2,664 residents of the federal riding of Bellechasse, and certified by the clerk of petitions.

This petition calls for the abolition of the Senate of Canada. I would also ask you to note that this petition has received the support of the municipal councils of L'Islet and Saint-Fabien-de-Panet in my riding.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Maurizio Bevilacqua Liberal York North, ON

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present to the House three petitions signed by the residents of York North.

The first petition outlines some of the challenges our youth face in making the transition from school to work. The petitioners call upon Parliament to ensure that the government continues to create opportunities for youth through internship programs, information technology, improved Canada student loans, summer student job programs and programs targeted directly to youth at risk.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Maurizio Bevilacqua Liberal York North, ON

Madam Speaker, the second petition draws to the attention of the House the importance of income protection for today's seniors and for future generations. The petitioners therefore call upon Parliament to work toward fair and sustainable income programs for seniors, ensuring that those in need receive adequate and stable support.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Maurizio Bevilacqua Liberal York North, ON

Madam Speaker, the final petition deals with the security and safety of all Canadians.

The petitioners draw to the attention of the House that the Liberal government's safe homes and safe streets agenda is making a difference as the crime rate fell again in 1995, its fourth annual drop following 30 years of almost constant increase. The petitioners call upon Parliament to continue to take a tough line on crime and to enact laws which will provide Canadians with the safe homes and safe streets they so rightly deserve.