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House of Commons Hansard #194 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was cmhc.

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Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria LiberalLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. It has been discussed between the leaders of all parties in the House:

That the hours of sitting and order of business of the House on Thursday, April 29, 1999, shall be those provided in the standing orders for a Wednesday;

That the address of the President of the Czech Republic, to be delivered in the Chamber of the House of Commons at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, 1999, before members of the Senate and the House of Commons, together with all introductory and related remarks, be printed as an appendix to the House of Commons Debates for that day and form part of the records of this House; and

That the media recording and transmission of such address, introductory and related remarks be authorized pursuant to established guidelines for such occasions.

Just to assure all hon. members, this is the identical motion we had for His Excellency President Nelson Mandela with the exception of course that the name of the individual has changed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Charles Hubbard Liberal Miramichi, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans which recommends that it be granted leave to travel the week of March 22, 1999 to Nain and Cartwright, Labrador to hold town hall meetings in connection with fisheries issues.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I suggest we defer this item with the permission of the House.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

The document is tabled.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Reform

Randy White Reform Langley—Abbotsford, BC

Mr. Speaker, we fully intend to debate this issue and would agree with the government deputy House leader that it could be deferred but we would like to know deferred until when.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

As it stands right now the paper is simply tabled. It might arise again depending on what happens under motions. At that time it would be dealt with

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Reform

Randy White Reform Langley—Abbotsford, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like clarification on that. Is it the ruling of the Chair that this issue would arise today or any day subsequent to this introduction?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Bob Kilger Liberal Stormont—Dundas, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wonder if we could rescind the matter while there are negotiations among the parties and we will deal with the matter forthwith following some consultations with representatives of the official opposition and other parties who might have an interest in the same subject matter.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

We may well be getting the cart before the horse. The document is merely tabled. There is no motion before the House. If the member for Miramichi at some future date under motions rises then it would be dealt with at that time, or with notice.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, dealing with this under motions today, or any other day, without consultation with the other parties—

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

We are not going one inch further down this road right now. We will go to the introduction of government bills.

Youth Criminal Justice ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Edmonton West Alberta

Liberal

Anne McLellan LiberalMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-68, an act in respect of criminal justice for young persons and to amend and repeal other acts.

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

Canada Water Export Prohibition ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Clifford Lincoln Liberal Lac-Saint-Louis, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-485, an act to prohibit the export of water from Canada by pipeline, railway tank car, tank truck, tanker or interbasin transfers.

Mr. Speaker, this bill would prohibit the export of water from Canada by pipeline, railway tank car, tank truck, tanker or interbasin transfers. Water will be the defining issue of the coming century and the centuries beyond. It is the most cherished by Canadians of the values that define our natural heritage. The overwhelming desire of Canadians is to protect their water from export. The bill simply attempts to do this.

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

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Peter Goldring Reform Edmonton East, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-486, an act to change the name of the electoral district of Edmonton East.

Mr. Speaker, I introduce this bill on behalf of an overwhelming number of my constituents who truly believe a change like this is appropriate. Edmonton Centre-East would properly describe this riding in full whereas at the present time the centre of the city of Edmonton to 109th Street is not described by the title of Edmonton East alone. The bill has overwhelming support and I am presenting it for that reason.

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

National Day Against Impaired Driving ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Randy White Reform Langley—Abbotsford, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-487, an act respecting a national day against impaired driving.

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill in the House that will call to the attention of Canadians the need to continue to fight against drunk driving. This private member's bill will dedicate August 14 each year in Canada as the national day against impaired driving.

Each year in our country so many good people are killed or injured by those who deliberately drink and drive. This bill will remind us all of our obligation to resolve the problem. This bill was inspired by Sharlene Verhulst whose twin sister Cindy was killed by a drunk driver. I dedicate the bill to Mark Roffel, Cindy Verhulst, my niece Sheena, a very special person in my life, my niece Krista, and all victims of drunk drivers. This bill should be know as Cindy's bill.

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

Ways And MeansRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations among the parties and I think you would find unanimous consent for the following motion:

That the questions on Government Orders, ways and means proceedings Nos. 23, 24 and 25, be deemed to have been put, and divisions requested and deferred to the expiry of the time provided for the consideration of Government Orders on Monday, March 15, 1999.

(Motion agreed to)

Motion No. P-26Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Reform

Randy White Reform Langley—Abbotsford, BC

Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to remove Motion No. P-26 from the order paper. It is up for debate today and I have received the documents I want under production of papers.

Motion No. P-26Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

Is that agreed?

Motion No. P-26Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations among the parties and I think you would find unanimous consent for the following motion:

That the Standing Committee on Industry be authorized to travel to St. Hubert, Quebec, on Monday, March 22, 1999 for the purpose of visiting the Canadian Space Agency, and that the necessary staff do accompany the committee.

(Motion agreed to)

(Bill C-413. On the Order: Private Members' Business)

Second reading and reference to a committee of Bill C-413, an act to provide for the recognition of a national symbol for the promotion of Canadian unity—Mr. Lynn Myers

(Bill C-414. On the Order: Private Members' Business)

Second reading and reference to a committee of Bill C-414, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (wages of apprentices)—Mr. Lynn Myers

(Bill C-425. On the Order: Private Members' Business)

Second reading and reference to a committee of Bill C-425, an act to amend the Criminal Code (public disclosure of the names of persons who have served a sentence of imprisonment for an offence of a sexual nature)—Mr. Lynn Myers

(Bill C-426. On the Order: Private Members' Business)

Second reading and reference to a committee of Bill C-426, an act to amend the Criminal Code—Mr. Lynn Myers

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Liberal

Lynn Myers Liberal Waterloo—Wellington, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask for unanimous consent of the House to withdraw my private member's bills. They are Bill C-413, C-414, C-425 and C-426.

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

Is there unanimous consent?

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Orders discharged and bills withdrawn)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Liberal Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present a petition on the matter of human rights signed by a number of Canadians, including some from my own constituency of Mississauga South.

The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that human rights violations continue to be rampant around the world in countries such as Indonesia. They also point out that Canada continues to be recognized as the champion of internationally accepted human rights.

The petitioners therefore call upon parliament to continue to speak out against human rights violations and to seek to bring to justice those responsible for such abuses.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Reform

Randy White Reform Langley—Abbotsford, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have another 7,500 names, which makes it now over 21,000 names. The individuals signing this petition are informing the House that between April 14, 1997 and February 1998, a period of 10 months, four sexual assaults took place in the Abbotsford area. All four were committed by residents of the Sumas Community Correctional Centre.

They would like you to know, Mr. Speaker, that there would be fewer devastating sexual and other assaults if legislative measures would be taken.

Therefore the petitioners ask that Sumas Community Correctional Centre officials have the right to refuse violent, repeat and dangerous offenders who could pose a danger to society, and that habitual violent offenders and sexual perpetrators should not be allowed to reside at Sumas Community Correctional Centre any longer.

There are more names coming. I urge the House to follow up and follow through on this petition.