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House of Commons Hansard #145 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was consumers.

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PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

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Reform

Art Hanger Reform Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition bearing 53 signatures that deals with pedophiles.

They request that sexual offenders be made public through a registry including their date of release and the community into which sexual offenders or pedophiles settle.

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Reform

Art Hanger Reform Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition bearing 150 signatures.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to deport immediately all refugee and landed immigrants who commit and are convicted of a serious criminal offence in Canada, thereby protecting the Canadian people from these perpetrators.

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Reform

Art Hanger Reform Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition-

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The Speaker

I think three in one day is enough.

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NDP

Audrey McLaughlin NDP Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by hundreds of Canadians from the east coast to the west coast. Some are from Quebec and Ontario.

The petitioners are very concerned about the 7 per cent GST on reading materials. They feel the GST is an unjust taxation on reading materials, that education and literacy are critical to the development of our country, and that an aggressive tax on reading handicaps this development.

The petitioners call on the government to zero rate books, magazines and newspaper under the GST.

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Liberal

Paul Steckle Liberal Huron—Bruce, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have a petition from a number of petitioners in the Campbell River, B.C., area who are petitioning the Government of Canada.

They believe police and firefighters are often required to place their lives at risk in the execution of their duties on a daily basis. They also believe that employment benefits of police and firefighters often provide insufficient compensation to the families of those killed while on duty.

The petitioners therefore call upon Parliament to establish a fund known as the public safety officers' compensation fund for the benefit of families of public safety officers killed in the line of duty.

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Liberal

Andy Scott Liberal Fredericton—York—Sunbury, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by 400 constituents of Fredericton-York-Sunbury.

They call upon the House of Commons to institute the minimum mandatory sentence of five years of incarceration for persons convicted of sexual abuse against children.

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Liberal

Andy Scott Liberal Fredericton—York—Sunbury, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition signed by 600 constituents from New Brunswick.

They urge all levels of government to demonstrate their support for education and literacy by eliminating the sales tax on reading materials.

The petitioners ask Parliament to zero rate books, magazines and newspapers under the GST. In those provinces with the HST they ask that both levels of government consider harmonizing their sales taxes and that reading material be zero rated under the provincial sales tax as well.

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Liberal

Andy Scott Liberal Fredericton—York—Sunbury, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by 300 constituents calling upon Parliament to legalize cannabis.

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Liberal

Joe McGuire Liberal Egmont, PE

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by people in my riding of Egmont, Malpeque, Dartmouth and Halifax.

The petitioners state that because the national highway policy study identified job creation, economic development, saving lives, avoiding injuries, lower congestion, lower vehicle operating costs and better international competitiveness as benefits, they wish to see the national highway system in Canada being upgraded as it is being upgraded in the United States and Mexico.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Liberal Mississauga South, ON

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

The first petition comes from Mississauga, Ontario. The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that our police officers and firefighters place their lives at risk on a daily basis as they serve the emergency needs of all Canadians.

They also state that in many cases the families of officers are often killed in the line of duty and left without sufficient financial means to meet their obligations.

The petitioners therefore pray and call on Parliament to establish a public safety officers compensation fund to receive gifts and bequests for the benefit of families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Liberal Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition comes from Ottawa, Ontario.

The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that managing the family home and caring for preschool children is an honourable profession which has not been recognized for its value to our society.

The petitioners therefore pray and call on Parliament to pursue initiatives to assist families who choose to provide care in the home for preschool children, the chronically ill, the aged and the disabled.

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Reform

Jim Abbott Reform Kootenay East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have in hand a petition with 25 signatures from the citizens of Riondel, which is a small community that is literally at the end of a road in Kootenay East. It has been cut off as the result of the federal electoral boundary changes and is going to be included in the Okanagan riding. It is a grievous error.

The petitioners pray and request that Parliament take the necessary action to correct this error and return Riondel to the federal electoral district of Kootenay-Columbia.

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Liberal

Andy Mitchell Liberal Parry Sound—Muskoka, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of a number of my constituents. These constituents are opposed to the government selling Candu reactors or Candu technology to China.

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The Speaker

Before I give the hon. member for Parkdale-High Park the floor, did I understand that a statement was made today that you will not be presenting yourself in the next election?

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Liberal

Jesse Flis Liberal Parkdale—High Park, ON

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker

As an old timer with you, Jesse, I am sorry to hear that news. I now recognize the hon. member for Parkdale-High Park.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

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Liberal

Jesse Flis Liberal Parkdale—High Park, ON

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for putting the icing on my retirement.

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Liberal

Jesse Flis Liberal Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, following my question to the Minister of Foreign Affairs today on NATO enlargement, I am pleased to table seven pages of signatures on the same topic.

The petitioners argue that the security of central and eastern Europe is of fundamental importance, not only to the countries of the region, but also to the members of NATO, including Canada.

Therefore, the petitioners humbly pray and call on Parliament to support unequivocally the enlargement of NATO to include all countries of central and eastern Europe that wish to join, excluding non a priori.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

March 17th, 1997 / 3:15 p.m.

Fundy Royal New Brunswick

Liberal

Paul Zed LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

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

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The Speaker

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Request For Emergency DebateRoutine Proceedings

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The Speaker

Does this request for an emergency debate refer to the letter I have received from the leader of the party? Because only he can-

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Bloc

Suzanne Tremblay Bloc Rimouski—Témiscouata, QC

Perhaps the fact that Mr. Duceppe is the new leader was overlooked.