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House of Commons Hansard #103 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was transport.

Topics

Environment And Sustainable Development

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

I have the honour to lay upon the table, pursuant to subsection 23(2) of the Auditor General Act, the report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons for the year 2000.

This report is deemed permanently referred to the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development.

Information Commissioner

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

Pursuant to section 39(1) of the Access to Information Act, I have the honour to lay upon the table a special report from the Information Commissioner on the meeting of deadlines.

This report is permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Government Response To PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the standing orders, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to two petitions.

Interparliamentary DelegationsRoutine Proceedings

May 30th, 2000 / 10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Bernard Patry Liberal Pierrefonds—Dollard, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34, I have the honour to table in the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, as well as the financial report.

The report relates to the meeting of the commission on co-operation and development held in Bamako, Mali, from February 21 to 23, 2000.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Raymond Lavigne Liberal Verdun—Saint-Henri, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.

With leave of the House, I move that the second report of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, tabled earlier this day, be concurred in.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent to move the motion?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations and I believe you would find unanimous consent for the adoption of the following motion. I move:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice, on Tuesday, May 30, 2000, when Private Members' Business has been completed, the House shall continue to sit and Government Order, Government Business, Number 11 shall be deemed to have been duly moved and seconded, provided that, during consideration thereof, the Chair shall not receive any dilatory motions, quorum calls or requests for unanimous consent and, when no additional member rises to speak, the motion shall be deemed to have been withdrawn, the order discharged and the House shall adjourn to the next sitting day.

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. parliamentary secretary have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Business Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Dale Johnston Reform Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition signed by 43 of my constituents, which states that whereas marriage is and should remain the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, the petitioners request that parliament take all necessary steps within the jurisdiction of the Parliament of Canada to preserve this definition of marriage in Canada, and they further ask that parliament withdraw Bill C-23 and affirm the opposite sex definition of marriage in legislation.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition signed by many constituents from across the country, asking parliament to amend the Divorce Act to include the provision supported by Bill C-340, which is the right of the spouses' parents, that is, the grandparents, to have access to or custody of the children. In the present situation they have to go through all kinds of procedures to do that.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Progressive Conservative

Norman E. Doyle Progressive Conservative St. John's East, NL

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today on behalf of approximately 200 people in the riding of St. John's East. The petition states: “Whereas Canadians are horrified by pornography which depicts children and are astounded by legal determinations that possession of that kind of pornography is not criminal; and whereas it is the duty of parliament through the enactment and enforcement of the criminal code to protect the most vulnerable members of society from sexual abuse; therefore, your petitioners pray that parliament take all measures necessary to ensure that 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”.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Progressive Conservative

Norman E. Doyle Progressive Conservative St. John's East, NL

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a second petition from approximately 100 people in the riding of St. John's East, which states: “We, the undersigned citizens of the province of Newfoundland, wish to draw the attention of the House to the polluted condition of St. John's harbour; and therefore your petitioners request that the House encourage the federal, provincial and relevant municipal governments to financially support the sewage treatment system required for the clean-up of St. John's harbour”.

This issue I have brought to the attention of the House on at least four, five or perhaps seven different occasions. It is a very serious issue and I would ask parliament to consider it.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Progressive Conservative

Greg Thompson Progressive Conservative Charlotte, NB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of the constituents of New Brunswick Southwest.

The petitioners pray that parliament enact legislation, such as Bill C-225, so as to define in statute that a marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female. There are thousands of these and I am pleased to present them to the House.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Liberal

Raymond Lavigne Liberal Verdun—Saint-Henri, QC

Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to move that the report I presented earlier concerning the Library of Parliament be concurred in.

Committees Of The HouseRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is there unanimous consent for the hon. member to move the motion?