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House of Commons Hansard #227 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was health.

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PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am honoured to present a petition signed by residents of Newbury, Wardsville, Arkona and Forest who urge parliament to review the new health studies and ban the gas additive MMT.

Car manufacturers and environmental groups also oppose the use of MMT.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

NDP

Lorne Nystrom NDP Qu'Appelle, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present a petition signed by people in different parts of the country including Saskatchewan and Ontario.

It may be a surprise that these citizens are calling upon the Parliament of Canada to listen to the argument that the Senate costs them $50 million to run, that it is undemocratic, that it is unaccountable, and that we need to democratize and modernize our parliamentary institutions.

In conclusion they also say that the Senate should be abolished because of those reasons. I am sure you would agree with that, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker

It is not for me to agree or disagree.

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Reform

Diane Ablonczy Reform Calgary Nose Hill, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table in the House today a petition signed by the constituents of Calgary—Nose Hill who believe it is the duty of parliament to ensure that marriage as it has always been known and understood in Canada be preserved and protected.

They therefore pray that parliament enact legislation to ensure that marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Bloc

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

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table in this House a petition signed by close to 1,000 residents of the Magdalen Islands.

The petition is about the fishery restructuring and adjustment measures put in place in June by the Minister of Human Resources Development and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

The petitioners submit that these measures are not geared to the needs of fisheries workers, and that over 800 residents of the Magdalen Islands will be affected by the moratorium. They feel that this change has a major negative impact on their community.

They are therefore asking the government to review the restructuring measures and to adjust these measures to the specific needs of the Magdalen Islands.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

David Iftody Liberal Provencher, MB

Mr. Speaker, this petition is from citizens of Canada in my riding of Provencher. They draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following: Whereas the majority of Canadians understand the concept of marriage as only the voluntary union of a single male and a single female, and whereas it is the duty of parliament to ensure that marriage, as it has always been known and understood in Canada, be preserved and protected, therefore your petitioners pray that parliament enact legislation such as Bill C-225 so as to define in statute that marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon NDP Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to stand in the House today on behalf of many people from Saskatchewan to present a petition that pertains to the Senate. These people are very unhappy with the Senate. They believe it is undemocratic, it is unelected, it is unaccountable and it is costing us $50 million a year. They want it abolished as soon as possible.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

May 12th, 1999 / 3:15 p.m.

NDP

Chris Axworthy NDP Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to present what is probably my last petition.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

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NDP

Chris Axworthy NDP Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

I am glad people are happy that it will be my last one.

The petition is from people all over Saskatchewan who confirm what everybody knows, that the Senate is undemocratic, unelected and unaccountable, costs $50 million and undermines the institutions of this House. They call upon parliament to undertake measures to abolish the Senate.

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NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have three different petitions here. The first one is from the beautiful island of Prince Edward Island.

These residents of the province of P.E.I. draw the attention of the House to the fact that the shell fishery is a vital component of the Prince Edward Island economy, that it is seasonal in nature and provides only a basic living for fishers and their families. The petitioners pray upon parliament to direct Revenue Canada, HRDC and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to harmonize record keeping requirements for all shell fishers and inform them of these requirements.

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NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from my people in the great Nova Scotia riding of Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore.

They wish to draw to the attention of the House of Commons that the majority of sexual assaults against children are committed by family members or friends of the family. Therefore, the petitioners call upon parliament to enact legislation which would strengthen and protect children from convicted child sex offenders.

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3:15 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, the last petition is on behalf of the rural route mail carriers of Canada who wish to inform the House that they earn less than minimum wage in working conditions reminiscent of another era. Section 13.5 of the Canada Post Corporation Act prohibits the rural route mail carriers from having collective bargaining rights and are not under the Canada Labour Code. Therefore the petitioners pray upon parliament to repeal section 13.5 of the Canada Post Corporation Act.

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NDP

Nelson Riis NDP Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, it is an honour and a privilege to present this petition on behalf of citizens of British Columbia. I will not read it, but there is a long list of reasons why the petitioners do not think the Senate is an appropriate institution and are calling upon the House to take steps to abolish the Senate of Canada.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Ottawa—Vanier Ontario

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mr. Speaker, Questions Nos. 186 and 224 will be answered today. .[Text]

Question No. 186—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Reform

Jason Kenney Reform Calgary Southeast, AB

In the last year for which information is available, what was, in Nova Scotia: ( a ) the total sales of cigarettes and tobacco; and ( b ) the sales total of “GST” free or zero rated cigarettes and tobacco?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

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

I am informed by Finance Canada and Statistics Canada as follows: (a) Personal expenditure on tobacco products in Nova Scotia was estimated at $372 million in 1997, the latest year for which data are available. This amount includes all applicable taxes.

(b) Information does not exist on the sales total of GST free or zero rated cigarettes and tobacco in Nova Scotia.

Question No. 224—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Michelle Dockrill NDP Bras D'Or, NS

What grants or interest-free loans have been provided by Human Resources Development Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Industry Canada, Entreprise Cape Breton Corporation, Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program or Canada-Nova Scotia Cooperation Economic Diversification Agreement to Highland Environmental, Kevin Pembroke or Pembroke Project Managers Incorporated?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

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Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

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

I am informed as follows: Entreprise Cape Breton Corporation, ECBC, provided a non-repayable contribution of $5,000 to Pembroke Project Managers Incoporated in 1996.

No grants or interest-free loans under any of the programs administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, ECBC, Human Resources Development Canada and Industry Canada have been provided to Highland Environmental, Kevin Pembroke or Pembroke Project Managers Incorporated.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

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Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Liberal Ottawa—Vanier, ON

I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

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The Speaker

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Ottawa—Vanier Ontario

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Minister of Canadian Heritage

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

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

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The Speaker

Is it agreed?

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.