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House of Commons Hansard #9 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was equality.

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Canada Transportation ActRoutine Proceedings

12:40 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-101 was at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 35th legislature.

Therefore, in accordance with the motion passed Monday, March 4, 1996, the bill is deemed to have been studied by the Standing Committee on Transport and reported with amendments.

Bank ActRoutine Proceedings

March 8th, 1996 / 12:40 p.m.

Scarborough East Ontario

Liberal

Doug Peters Liberalfor the (Minister of Finance

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-15, an act to amend, enact and repeal certain laws relating to financial institutions.

Mr. Speaker, I wish to state that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-100 of the first session of 35th Parliament at the time of prorogation. I therefore request that it be reinstated as provided in the special order adopted on March 4, 1996.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Bank ActRoutine Proceedings

12:40 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-100 was at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 35th Parliament.

Accordingly pursuant to an order made Monday, March 4, 1996 the bill is deemed to have been read the second time, considered by the Standing Committee on Finance and reported with amendments.

Contraventions ActRoutine Proceedings

12:45 p.m.

Saint-Léonard Québec

Liberal

Alfonso Gagliano LiberalMinister of Labour and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved for leave to introduce a bill entitled an act to amend the Contraventions Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

12:45 p.m.

Saint-Léonard Québec

Liberal

Alfonso Gagliano Liberalfor Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-17, an act to amend the Criminal Code and certain other acts.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Department Of Health ActRoutine Proceedings

12:45 p.m.

Saint-Léonard Québec

Liberal

Alfonso Gagliano Liberalfor Minister of Health

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-18, an act to establish a Department of Health and to amend and repeal certain acts.

Mr. Speaker, this bill is in the same form as Bill C-95 of the first session of the 35th Parliament at the time of prorogation. I therefore request that it be reinstated as provided in the special order adopted on March 4.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Department Of Health ActRoutine Proceedings

12:45 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-95 at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 35th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Monday, March 4, the bill is deemed to have been read the second time, considered by the Standing Committee on Health and reported with amendments.

Intervenor Funding ActRoutine Proceedings

12:45 p.m.

Liberal

John Finlay Liberal Oxford, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-229, an act to provide for funding for intervenors in hearings before certain boards and agencies.

Mr. Speaker, this bill is in the same form as Bill C-339 at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 35th Parliament. I request that it be reinstated pursuant to special order of March 4.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Intervenor Funding ActRoutine Proceedings

12:45 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-339 at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 35th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Monday, March 4, the bill is deemed to have been read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

Negotiation Terms Of Separation ActRoutine Proceedings

12:45 p.m.

Reform

Darrel Stinson Reform Okanagan—Shuswap, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-230, an act to provide for a national referendum to authorize the government to negotiate terms of separation with a province that has voted for separation from Canada.

Mr. Speaker, today I am tabling an act to provide for a national referendum. It would set conditions which must be met before the federal government can negotiate terms of separation with a province that has voted to leave Canada.

Democratically, the first condition must be to ensure that separation really is the will of the majority. Therefore my bill requires Parliament to determine whether advanced advertisement for a provincial separation referendum, as well as the ballots themselves, stated in both official languages that a yes vote means becoming a foreign state, losing representation in Parliament,

losing Canadian citizenship and passport and losing the unrestricted right to enter, travel and work in Canada.

My bill challenges the separatists to follow some rules. If they do, my bill requires Canada to hold a binding national referendum authorizing Canada to negotiate. This bill would establish a framework in which both the people of Quebec and all Canadians would have their say on the future of our country.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

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Supplementary Estimates (B)Routine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

Hull—Aylmer Québec

Liberal

Marcel Massé LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Orders 81(5) and 81(6), I wish to introduce a motion concerning the referral of the estimates to the standing committees of the House.

There is a lengthy list associated with the motion. If it is agreeable to the House, I would ask that the list be printed in Hansard as if it had been read.

Supplementary Estimates (B)Routine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

Is it agreed?

Supplementary Estimates (B)Routine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Supplementary Estimates (B)Routine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

Liberal

Marcel Massé Liberal Hull—Aylmer, QC

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1996, tabled March 8, 1996, be referred to the standing committees of the House in accordance with the attached detailed allocation:

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

Reform

Elwin Hermanson Reform Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to table in the House today. The first is signed by constituents from Kindersley-Lloydminster in the Kindersley area.

The petition states that the Liberals made commitments to the Canadian public, many of them pre-election promises which have now been disregarded or ignored by the Liberal government. The Canadian public is becoming more and more cynical of its elected officials because of these antics; most recently with the Liberals' promise to eliminate the goods and services tax, a promise which it has broken.

Therefore the petitioners request that Parliament oppose and condemn the federal government's plan to rework the goods and services tax into a value added tax which may be expanded to foodstuffs and prescription drugs.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

Reform

Elwin Hermanson Reform Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from the communities of Eston and Elrose calling on the federal government to make sure there is full utilization of the port of Churchill to improve the economies of the prairie provinces and Canada as well.

The petitioners call on the federal government to act immediately to develop a strategy in order to utilize this important seaport to ship other exports as well as grain. They pray and call on the House to direct the minister responsible for the wheat board to ensure that for the upcoming shipping season the port is used to its maximum and at the very least 5 per cent of Canada's annual grain shipments be shipped through the port of Churchill.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

Reform

Elwin Hermanson Reform Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Third, Mr. Speaker, I have a petition that perhaps is a bit late but which may be appropriate for next year as well. It was anticipating the budget which was read a few days ago, prior to my being able to table this.

The petitioners are also from my riding, in the Kindersley-Coleville area as well as Brock and Biggar. They are telling the federal government they are paying approximately 52 per cent of the cost of a litre of gasoline to the government in the form of taxes. Last year the tax was increased by 1.5 cents per litre in the federal budget. They are hearing rumours that it may be increased by 2 cents per litre.

The petitioners also say that in the past 10 years the excise tax on gasoline has increased by 566 per cent and they do not want any more tax increases on gas in this budget or, I presume, in future budgets.

I am glad to present these petitions on behalf of my constituents.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:50 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Liberal Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from the good constituents of the riding of Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte who will shortly be well represented again by another Liberal MP, Gerry Byrne.

These petitioners are calling on Parliament to consider extending the advisability of compensation to veterans of the merchant navy to the status equivalent to other veterans.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:55 p.m.

Reform

Bill Gilmour Reform Comox—Alberni, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present. The first contains 1,500 signatures of constituents from the riding of Comox-Alberni, largely from Port Alberni.

The petitioners request that Parliament allow Canadian citizens to vote directly in a national binding referendum on the restoration of the death penalty for first degree murder convictions.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:55 p.m.

Reform

Bill Gilmour Reform Comox—Alberni, BC

Mr. Speaker, in this petition the petitioners request that Parliament recognize the right of conscientious objectors to not pay for the military.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:55 p.m.

Saint-Léonard Québec

Liberal

Alfonso Gagliano LiberalMinister of Labour and Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions stand.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:55 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:55 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:55 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

I wish to inform the House that because of the ministerial statement, Government Orders will be extended by 23 minutes.

The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-3, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code (nuclear undertakings) and to make a related amendment to another act, be read a second time and referred to a committee.