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House of Commons Hansard #38 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was agreed.

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Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

How many more are there?

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Bloc

Maud Debien Bloc Laval East, QC

Mr. Speaker, following the announcement by the Prime Minister, who wants to introduce a bill denying the fundamental rights of Quebecers, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to table a document that—

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent?

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Bloc

Stéphan Tremblay Bloc Lac-Saint-Jean, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have here the report by a great democrat, the chief electoral officer, a great democrat just like you, on the results of the 1995 referendum where 93% of registered voters exercised their right to vote. That is democracy, I believe.

I ask the unanimous consent of the House to—

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent?

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Bloc

Francine Lalonde Bloc Mercier, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have here a document that is extremely interesting and important for the House. It is the position of Quebec's three central labour bodies on the bill the government is supposed to introduce today. This article is entitled “A slap in the face of democracy”.

I ask the unanimous consent—

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent?

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Bloc

Yvan Bernier Bloc Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-De-La-Madeleine—Pabok, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am glad you saved me for last. Do not forget that Canada evolved from Gaspé. Therefore, I am pleased to have the last word in this first round in the House today.

The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is still listening to us and he is certainly one who likes to see what is happening in other countries. Maybe he would find it interesting to know what was signed in Paris on May 8, 1992 by Thomas Frank, Rosalyn Higgins, Alain Tellet, Mrs. Malcolm—

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

This is a fine dessert, but the question has to be asked. Is there unanimous consent?

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Has everybody had one turn?

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yes.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Points Of OrderOral Question Period

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Maybe we will have another day like that. It is a fine afternoon. Thank you, but enough is enough.

Order In Council AppointmentsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table, in both official languages, a number of order in council appointments recently made by the government.

Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 110 they are deemed referred to the appropriate standing committees, a list of which is attached.

Government Response To PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to four petitions.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

December 13th, 1999 / 3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Government Operations.

In accordance with its order of reference of November 30, 1999, your committee has considered Bill C-10, an act to amend the Municipal Grants Act, and has agreed to report it with amendment.

An Act To Give Effect To The Requirement For Clarity As Set Out In The Opinion Of The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Quebec Secession ReferenceRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Saint-Laurent—Cartierville Québec

Liberal

Stéphane Dion LiberalPresident of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-20, an act to give effect to the requirement for clarity as set out in the opinion of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Quebec Secession Reference.

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