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House of Commons Hansard #42 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was transportation.

Topics

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Reform

Rob Anders Reform Calgary West, AB

Madam Speaker, I present a petition on behalf of some of the residents of Calgary concerning children and the way the government has not lived up to obligations regarding children.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Reform

Ken Epp Reform Elk Island, AB

Madam Speaker, I too am both honoured and distressed at presenting a petition from my constituents and those from surrounding areas on the issue of child pornography.

The petitioners are distressed at the inaction of the government to protect our children. They ask that the government take whatever measures are necessary in order to reinstate the law in that regard.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Reform

Ken Epp Reform Elk Island, AB

Madam Speaker, my second petition has to do with taxes. I have 132 names, added to thousands, that are calling for this government in the next budget to give a substantial tax relief of at least 25% in federal taxes over the next three years.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Bloc

Stéphane Bergeron Bloc Verchères, QC

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present a petition signed by 27 residents of the greater Montreal area, including the riding of Verchères—Les-Patriotes, which I have the honour to represent in this House.

The petitioners point out that rural route mail couriers cannot resort to collective bargaining to improve their salaries and working conditions.

All too often, these workers earn less than minimum wage and their working conditions are those of an era we thought was gone forever. By contrast, their private sector colleagues who also deliver the mail in rural areas enjoy the right to collective bargaining, like Canada Post employees.

The petitioners therefore ask parliament to repeal subsection 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporation Act, which deprives rural route mail couriers of their right to collective bargaining.

It seems obvious to me that the government must take action as quickly as possible to end the discrimination that continues to exist against rural route mail couriers.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

Bill Gilmour Reform Nanaimo—Alberni, BC

Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first is from my constituents in Nanaimo—Alberni.

They ask that parliament exempt from the GST the cost of spaying and neutering animals in order to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

Bill Gilmour Reform Nanaimo—Alberni, BC

Madam Speaker, the second petition is from 577 constituents within my riding. They request that parliament enact legislation requiring manufacturers and growers to label genetically altered foods and seeds.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

Jim Abbott Reform Kootenay—Columbia, BC

Madam Speaker, I have in hand 400 pages with approximately 10,000 signatures to add to the hundreds of thousands of signatures of Canadians who are horrified by pornography which depicts children.

They are astounded by the legal determination that possession of such pornography is not criminal. It is amazing to me to see how these petitions keep on coming.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

Grant Hill Reform Macleod, AB

Madam Speaker, the petition I am presenting today contains hundreds of signatures. The petitioners are asking for more freedom as it relates to harmless natural health products.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

Rahim Jaffer Reform Edmonton Strathcona, AB

Madam Speaker, I am presenting a petition today which calls upon parliament to repeal section 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporations Act.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

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

Madam Speaker, Question No. 52 will be answered today. .[Text]

Question No. 52—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

John Duncan Reform Vancouver Island North, BC

Has logging in Canada caused the extinction of any species of flora or fauna of which the department is aware and, if so, which species have become extinct and what proof does the department have of their extinction?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Victoria B.C.

Liberal

David Anderson LiberalMinister of the Environment

The Department of Environment is not aware of any species of flora or fauna that went extinct as determined by the committee on the status of endangered wildlife in Canada due to logging activities.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Madam Speaker, I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There has been consultation among the parties dealing with the previously considered request of the national defence and veterans affairs committee to travel during the month of January to four U.S. defence installations and on a budget approved by the liaison committee's budget subcommittee. I think there would be unanimous consent to approve that travel.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Is there unanimous consent?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

An hon. member

No.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Pursuant to order made earlier this day, this House stands adjourned until Monday, February 7, 2000, at 11 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 28(2) and 24(1).

(The House adjourned at 12.28 p.m.)