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House of Commons Hansard #159 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was smoking.

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Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

November 25th, 1998 / 3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Rose-Marie Ur Liberal Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am honoured to present this petition signed by residents of Grand Bend, Forest and Stoney Creek. They note that all studies show how the manganese based MMT in gasoline has been proven to foul emission control devices resulting in higher smog levels which will devastate our Kyoto climate change commitments. They call upon parliament to ban the use of the additive MMT.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, several hundred people signed this petition from various places in Nova Scotia. They pray that parliament enact Bill C-225, an act to amend the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act and the Interpretation Act.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Liberal Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by a number of Canadians including from my own riding of Mississauga South.

In this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the petitioners would like to bring to the attention of the House that human rights violations continue in many countries around the world, including Indonesia. They also point out that Canada is internationally respected for its defence of universal human rights.

The petitioners therefore call upon the government to continue its efforts to speak out against countries that tolerate violations of human rights and to do whatever is possible to bring to justice those responsible for such abuses.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis NDP Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions today. There are thousands of people from Kamloops, British Columbia, who are fed up with the tax system and are just generally angry. They have all sorts of reasons why they feel that way and I suspect those reasons are known. They are simply asking the government to undertake a fair tax reform so that people can pay their fair share as opposed to most Canadians being exploited by an unfair tax system.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis NDP Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, again there are thousands of people from Kamloops who are concerned about cruelty to animals. They are really upset that people who are cruel to animals seem to never get what they consider a decent sentence. They figure judges are too soft on people who are mean to animals. They point out a whole number of specific examples of this that are just quite pathetic. They are asking the government to take this issue more seriously.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis NDP Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, the last petition is a small one from people from the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia. It is about the MAI. The MAI is over but they are basically concerned that it never come back in any form.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Ovid Jackson Liberal Bruce—Grey, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I present a petition on behalf of residents of Owen Sound in my riding of Bruce—Grey.

The petition is signed primarily by constituents from Owen Sound and relates to the licensing of religious broadcasters. The petitioners request that parliament review the mandate of the CRTC and encourage it to license Christian broadcasters.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

John Finlay Liberal Oxford, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have two petitions which are signed by 375 residents of my riding of Oxford. Both petitions ask that parliament enact legislation such as Bill C-225 to define in statute that a marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, we will be answering Question No. 119 today. .[Text]

Question No. 119—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

John Cummins Reform Delta—South Richmond, BC

With regard to fishery protests conducted by commercial fishermen in British Columbia to protest the native-only commercial fishery on the Fraser River and at Port Alberni, for each of the years 1995, 1996, and 1997: ( a ) what were the costs of enforcement to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in terms of manpower, equipment and other resources: ( b ) what were the costs of enforcement to other departments and agencies: and ( c ) what were the costs of prosecutions resulting from the protests?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

I am informed by the departments of fisheries and oceans, justice and solicitor general as follows:

(a) The following is a summary of the enforcement resources expended in the Fraser River and Port Alberni in response to protest fisheries aimed at the aboriginal pilot sales for 1995, 1996 and 1997:

Manpower 1995: $11,000 1996: $36,700 1997: $101,700

Equipment 1995: $700 1996: $16,600 1997: $37,000

Other resources 1995: $0 1996: $0 1997: $0

(b) Fraser River:

1995: $274,624 1996: $108,420 1997: $103,888

Port Alberni:

No data was recovered for the years 1995, 1996 and 1997 for the Port Alberni area. This type of data is not readily available as E division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police did not track this data as a matter of course until 1998.

(c) There were no costs incurred in 1995. The total estimated costs for 1996 and 1997 together is $34,299.66. Unfortunately it is not possible to break this total down into the individual years.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

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

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Shall the remaining questions stand?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers be allowed to stand.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Derrek Konrad Reform Prince Albert, SK

Mr. Speaker, I would like Motion P-36 to be called.

Motion P-36

That an Order of the House do issue for a copy of all documents, reports, minutes of meetings, notes, memos, correspondence, polls and briefings related to the creation of Nunavut.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I suggest that Motion P-36, under Standing Order 97(1) be transferred for debate.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Standing Order 97(1) requires that either the member proposing the motion or any minister propose that the motion be transferred for debate. The parliamentary secretary is not able to make that request.

The question is what is the disposition in respect of this notice of motion for the production of papers. Either we put the question, or we have another submission. Is the Minister of Natural Resources rising on this point?

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Wascana Saskatchewan

Liberal

Ralph Goodale LiberalMinister of Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board

Mr. Speaker, I move that the matter just referred to be transferred for debate.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The motion is transferred for debate pursuant to Standing Order 97(1).

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Derrek Konrad Reform Prince Albert, SK

Mr. Speaker, I would like Motion P-37 be called.

Motion P-37

That an Order of the House do issue for a copy of all documents, reports, minutes of meetings, notes, memos, correspondence, polls and briefings related to aboriginal logging on Crown land.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Wascana Saskatchewan

Liberal

Ralph Goodale LiberalMinister of Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board

Mr. Speaker, once again I would move that Motion P-37 be transferred for debate.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The motion is transferred for debate pursuant to Standing Order 97(1).

Are there more? Shall all remaining Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers stand?