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House of Commons Hansard #12 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was treaty.

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PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Chuck Cadman Reform Surrey North, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition contains 110 signatures from people in my constituency. They request that parliament oppose any effort to exclude references to the supremacy of God in our constitution and laws.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Ted McWhinney Liberal Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am pleased to present a petition duly certified by the clerk of petitions and signed by some 1,200 people from across Canada, the majority being from the greater Vancouver region.

The petitioners call on the Parliament of Canada to make funding available for humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and reparation to all parts of Yugoslavia, and to urge other members of the NATO military alliance to support similar initiatives.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud and honoured to stand in the House today to present three petitions from the beautiful people of Edmonton, Alberta, and Swan Hills, Alberta. They concern one of my private member's bills.

The petitioners call upon parliament to support Bill C-232, an act to provide for a hepatitis awareness month, ensuring that throughout Canada in each and every year the month of May shall be known under the name of hepatitis awareness month.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Jim Hart Reform Okanagan—Coquihalla, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 and on behalf of the people of Okanagan—Coquihalla, I wish to present a petition that is now signed by over 3,000 people in Canada concerned with the Nisga'a agreement.

They pray and request that parliament reject the treaty as it may divide Canadians forever.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Jennings Liberal Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 it is my pleasure to present a petition to the House on behalf of over 3,000 Canadians who have signed it on behalf of 1.5 million Canadians. It calls on parliament to declare November as incontinence awareness month.

For those who do not know, incontinence is urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control. It negatively affects over 1.5 million Canadian men and women of all ages.

It is my honour to table the petition in the House and to call on parliament to officially declare November as incontinence awareness month.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Ted White Reform North Vancouver, BC

Mr. Speaker, the first petition I present today is on behalf of R. J. Gelling and 49 others in North Vancouver who want to bring the attention of the House to the fact that 80% of Canadians practise personal and corporate religious faiths that recognize the power and universal sovereignty of a supreme being.

They pray and request that parliament reject all calls to remove references to a sovereign God from the charter of rights and freedoms.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Ted White Reform North Vancouver, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition contains 582 signatures including Brian Taylor of North Vancouver. It brings the attention of the House to the arrival of a ship bearing 123 illegal Chinese migrants earlier this summer.

It calls upon parliament to enact immediate changes to Canada's immigration laws governing refugees to allow for the deportation of obvious and blatant abusers of the system.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Dick Proctor NDP Palliser, SK

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today on behalf of 200 people living in the riding of Palliser who are concerned about threats and rumours that funding for the Snowbirds will be curtailed. This is the air demonstration squadron 431.

The defence department is suggesting that perhaps funding will be limited. The petitioners feel that the Snowbirds represent an icon with the skill, professionalism and teamwork of the Snowbirds. They are asking the House to take all action necessary to ensure that there is stable funding for the air demonstration squadron 431 Snowbirds.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

John Duncan Reform Vancouver Island North, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by over 800 individuals from my riding of Vancouver Island North.

The petitioners are asking parliament to enact immediate changes to Canada's immigrations laws governing refugees to allow for the deportation of obvious and blatant illegal immigrants to Canada.

I have a second petition signed by 163 individuals from my riding of Vancouver Island North.

The petitioners are asking parliament to do exactly the same thing as the previous petition regarding the deportation of obvious and blatant illegal immigrants to Canada.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon NDP Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of many constituents and people living in Saskatchewan and in Goderich, Ontario. They are absolutely disgusted with the attack the Liberals are making on Saskatchewan and the essence of Saskatchewan. We have seen the Liberals attack farmers by taking away all their subsidies.

These people are as disgusted as the farmers. They are asking the House of Commons to ensure that continued and stable funding for the 431 air demonstration squadron Snowbirds remains a priority.

This is an institution in Saskatchewan of which all Canadians are proud. The petitioners are asking the House of Commons and the Liberal government in particular to back off.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Maurice Vellacott Reform Wanuskewin, SK

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to introduce the signatures of 1,682 petitioners in support of Bill C-207, an act to prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person's religion or belief that human life is inviolable.

These 1,682 petitioners want to ensure that health care providers working in medical facilities of various kinds will never be forced to participate against their wills in procedures such as abortions or acts of euthanasia.

They lament the fact that medical personnel in Canada has been fired because the law is not explicit enough in spelling out such conscience rights. They affirm Bill C-207 because it will make those conscience rights explicit.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Peter Goldring Reform Edmonton East, AB

Mr. Speaker, after 54 years of denial of equality of opportunity for our merchant navy veterans a Liberal committee offered an empty handshake.

The petitioners disagree with that. They ask the Liberals for compensation for merchant navy veterans for the years of denial of equality.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis NDP Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise pursuant to Standing Order 36 on behalf of petitioners who are quite depressed with the notion that we continue to have the Senate.

They list a whole number of reasons why they consider the Senate to be just sort of a completely inappropriate institution. I will not go into the details. We have heard them all many times before.

They are simply calling upon the Parliament of Canada to take whatever step is necessary to abolish the Senate once and for all.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

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

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

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

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed from October 26 consideration of the motion that Bill C-9, an act to give effect to the Nisga'a final agreement, be read the second time and referred to a committee, and of the amendment.

Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

October 27th, 1999 / 3:25 p.m.

Reform

Grant McNally Reform Dewdney—Alouette, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to ask for unanimous consent of the House for the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practices of this House, the House continue to sit beyond the ordinary hour of daily adjournment today, but no later than 10 p.m. this day, for the sole purpose of continuing consideration of Bill C-9, an act to give effect to the Nisga'a final agreement.

Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. member for Dewdney—Alouette have unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

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Some hon. members

No.

Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

When the bill was last considered last evening, the hon. member for Nanaimo—Cowichan had the floor. He had three minutes remaining in his remarks.