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House of Commons Hansard #124 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was petro-canada.

Topics

10 a.m.

The Speaker

Before we begin the daily routine of business I address myself directly to the Minister of Human Resources Development.

Yesterday there was a question of privilege introduced by the hon. member for Acadie—Bathurst with regard to an alleged leaking of a document, specifically the bill. Is the minister prepared to address that at this point, or will she do it after question period?

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Jane Stewart Liberal Brant, ON

Mr. Speaker, it was my intention to do it after question period, if that is acceptable to the House.

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

It would be acceptable to the House for you to do it then. We will expect your response.

Government Response To PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

September 28th, 2000 / 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 Order 36(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to three petitions.

Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Brant Ontario

Liberal

Jane Stewart LiberalMinister of Human Resources Development

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-44, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act.

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

Marine Conservation Areas ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Reform

Dave Chatters Reform Athabasca, AB

Mr. Speaker, if you were to seek consent of the House I think you would find, as a result of all party consultations, there is agreement to the following motion:

That all report stage motions standing in the name of the member for Dauphin—Swan River be changed to stand in the name of the member for Edmonton North.

Marine Conservation Areas ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Perhaps the hon. member for Athabasca could enlighten the Chair on which bill this motion concerns. That would be helpful.

Marine Conservation Areas ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Reform

Dave Chatters Reform Athabasca, AB

Mr. Speaker, it is Bill C-8.

Marine Conservation Areas ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the proposal of the hon. member for Athabasca. Is there unanimous consent for the motion?

Marine Conservation Areas ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present a petition on behalf of citizens in the Grand Bend, Thedford and London area.

They urge the government to eliminate the gas additive MMT as it has a negative impact both on people's health and our ecosystem at large.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Bloc

Gérard Asselin Bloc Charlevoix, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present a petition bearing the signatures of a number of constituents in the riding of Charlevoix.

This is just one more in a series of petitions presented in this House relating to rapidly escalating gasoline prices.

The petitioners call upon the government to act to lower the excessive price of crude oil and to devote sufficient funding to alternative energy research.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Reform

Werner Schmidt Reform Kelowna, BC

Mr. Speaker, I present three petitions on behalf of my colleague, the member for Okanagan—Shuswap.

The first petition is signed by 47 constituents in that riding. These Canadians ask parliament to take all measures necessary to ensure that possession of child pornography remains a serious criminal offence.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Reform

Werner Schmidt Reform Kelowna, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second and third petitions are signed by a total of 103 residents.

They ask that parliament withdraw Bill C-23 and affirm the opposite sex definition of marriage in legislation and ensure marriage is recognized as a unique institution.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Bloc

Jocelyne Girard-Bujold Bloc Jonquière, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present a petition signed by 350 constituents in the riding of Jonquière.

The petitioners are calling upon parliament to take all of the steps necessary to ensure that the public and its representatives are consulted on the principle of importing MOX plutonium.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine 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, Question No. 92 will be answered today. .[Text]

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

John Williams Reform St. Albert, AB

Do any of the following agencies provide governor in council appointees with tax free allowances and if so ( i ) what is the amount of the individual allowances and ( ii ) the reason for the allowances, for example, second residences and/or transportation: ( a ) Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages; ( b ) National Film Board of Canada: ( c ) Canada Industrial Relations Board; ( d ) Canadian Dairy Commission; ( e ) Atomic Energy Control Board; ( f ) Canadian Space Agency; ( g ) Immigration and Refugee Board; and ( h ) Privy Council Office?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Leeds—Grenville Ontario

Liberal

Joe Jordan LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister

No “tax free” allowances are provided to governor in council appointees, however, some of these appointees do receive allowances which are specified as being “net after tax”. They are not tax free. These types of allowances normally cover travel and living expenses incurred during temporary relocation and are generally in line with those available under the Treasury Board integrated relocation policy.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

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

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed from September 27 consideration of Bill C-8, an act respecting marine conservation areas, as reported (with amendment) from the committee.

Marine Conservation Areas ActGovernment Orders

10:10 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 apologize if the request I made was not properly put on paper, although the House was aware that pursuant to consultations yesterday the first order to be called today would be the motion for the appointment of the privacy commissioner, not Bill C-8.

I understood that debate would be rather brief but it was to be the first order called today.

Marine Conservation Areas ActGovernment Orders

10:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I am sorry the Chair was not aware of the order that had been agreed but I will put the question to the House.

Marine Conservation Areas ActGovernment Orders

10:10 a.m.

Bloc

Stéphane Bergeron Bloc Verchères, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Have you taken for granted that the House had given its consent that this motion would be the first item discussed today?