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House of Commons Hansard #47 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was housing.

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Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Reform

Dale Johnston Reform Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, I move that the first report of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations presented on Friday, December 10, 1999 be concurred in.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The motion proposed by the hon. member for Wetaskiwin is not receivable by the Chair because no notice has been given by him of this motion. Accordingly it cannot be put to the House at this time.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Reform

Dale Johnston Reform Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. The chair of course is the authority on procedure in the House, but it is my understanding that I could move this motion in the name of the hon. member for Surrey Central. Am I mistaken in that?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Only if there is unanimous consent.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Reform

Dale Johnston Reform Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, therefore, I would like to ask for unanimous consent to move this motion in the name of the hon. member for Surrey Central.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is there unanimous consent to permit the hon. member for Wetaskiwin to move this motion for concurrence that stands on the order paper in the name of the hon. member for Surrey Central?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

John Harvard Liberal Charleswood—Assiniboine, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting two petitions pertaining to child poverty.

The petitioners point out that one in five Canadian children lives in poverty. They also point out that on November 24, 1989 the House of Commons unanimously resolved to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Since that time the number of poor children in Canada has increased by 60%.

Therefore the petitioners call upon parliament to use the federal budget of 2000 to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of Canada's children.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

John Williams Reform St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have five petitions with almost 200 signatures from constituents in and around the riding of St. Albert, including the city of St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Morinville and Legal.

The petitioners call on parliament to call on the government to invoke the notwithstanding clause and override the recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal on child pornography.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

John Williams Reform St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have one petition with over 30 signatures also from constituents in and around St. Albert. They call on parliament to recognize that children have a need and a moral right to be loved and nurtured by both parents and members of extended families, and that the legal obligation should be fundamentally the same for both parents before and after separation and divorce.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Reform

Howard Hilstrom Reform Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by over 300 constituents of my riding of Selkirk—Interlake. It states that one in five Canadian children live in poverty. The House of Commons in 1989 unanimously voted to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000. Since then child poverty has increased by 60%.

As a result they are petitioning the federal government to use the budget 2000 to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of Canada's children.

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

February 11th, 2000 / 12:25 p.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria LiberalLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations and I think you would find consent to adopt the following two motions, which I would like to now put with unanimous consent. I move:

That the report stage amendments on the order paper for Bill C-2 in the name of the hon. member for Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre be transferred to the name of the hon. member for Kamloops.

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is there unanimous consent for the proposal by the government House leader in respect to the amendments on Bill C-2?

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Liberal Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, now that the first motion has been accepted, I believe you would also find unanimous consent for the following. I move:

That for the remainder of this day's sitting, no quorum calls or dilatory motions may be received.

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is it agreed to proceed in the manner outlined by the government House leader?

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Bill Graham Liberal Toronto Centre—Rosedale, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to present a petition signed by over 100 of my constituents calling on parliament to use the federal budget for the year 2000 to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of Canada's children.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

NDP

Louise Hardy NDP Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present.

The first petition is from the people of Yukon who are incredibly concerned with the growing rate of child poverty. They are calling on the federal government to take positive action to remedy this in the upcoming budget.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

NDP

Louise Hardy NDP Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is about nuclear weapons and has been signed by people from B.C. and the Yukon. They want the government to take the lead in abolishing the use of nuclear weapons in any form as they have no place in our modern society.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Bloc

Pauline Picard Bloc Drummond, QC

Mr. Speaker, I table a petition signed by 1,380 constituents of the riding of Drummond, in the heart of Quebec, that I represent.

The petitioners are calling on parliament to quickly pass legislation making it mandatory to label all fully or partially genetically modified foods.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Murray Calder Liberal Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I would like to present three petitions on behalf of the constituents of Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey.

The first petition is from the Orangeville area. It calls upon parliament to uphold the present wording of the constitution and preserve the truth that Canada was and is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:25 p.m.

Liberal

Murray Calder Liberal Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from the Mount Forest area. It calls upon parliament to take all measures necessary to ensure that the possession of child pornography remains a serious criminal offence, and that federal police forces be directed to give priority to enforcing this law for the protection of children.