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House of Commons Hansard #59 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was information.

Topics

Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-371, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (donations to food banks).

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

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-372, an act to amend the Criminal Code (defamatory libel).

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

Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-373, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction of funeral expenses).

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

National Conference on Guaranteed Annual Income ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-374, an act respecting the National Conference on Guaranteed Annual Income.

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

Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-375, an act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (school-leaving age).

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

Canadian Bill of RightsRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-376, an act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).

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

Education Standards ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-377, an act to establish national standards across Canada for education provided by the provinces.

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

Canadian Bill of RightsRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-378, an act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to literacy).

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

Oil and Gas Ombudsman ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-379, an act to establish the office of Oil and Gas Ombudsman to investigate complaints relating to the business practices of suppliers of oil or gas.

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

Maximum Speed Control Device ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-380, an act to provide for the use of a maximum speed control device for use on motor vehicles and to prohibit the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles that are not equipped with a maximum speed control device.

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

Competition ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-381, an act to amend the Competition Act (vertically integrated gasoline suppliers).

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

National Archives of Canada ActRoutine Proceedings

February 13th, 2003 / 10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-382, an act to amend the National Archives of Canada Act and the Statistics Act.

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

Credit Information ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-383, an act respecting the release of credit information.

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

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-384, an act to amend the Criminal Code.

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

Deficit Prevention ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-385, an act to prevent deficit budgets.

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

Children in Law ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-386, an act to amend certain statutes to standardize the definition “child” in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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

Protection of Privacy (Social Insurance Numbers) ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-387, an act to protect personal privacy by restricting the use of social insurance numbers.

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

Canada Seat Belt ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-388, an act respecting seat belts in federal vehicles and school buses.

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

Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-389, an act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (dependent beneficiaries).

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

Medical Devices Registry ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-390, an act to establish and maintain a national registry of medical devices.

Mr. Speaker, the bill deals with the fact that across Canada we have thousands of medical devices, some of which are inserted inside the bodies of children or adults.

From time to time the manufacturers of those devices have gone bankrupt or have had some difficulties with those devices. When there are problems with those devices it is imperative that the ministry or the people in charge of a national registry inform those patients of the fact that there are deficiencies in those devices that are inserted in their bodies.

At the same time, if a company no longer exists, there could be some changes in terms of products and those kind of things.

With the technological advancements that exist in our nation and around the world, it is time for us to have a mechanism where at least we would know as a government what is available on the market and what the problems are with those devices.

The purpose of the bill is to establish that national registry.

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

National Civil Defence Force ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-391, an act to establish a National Civil Defence Force.

Mr. Speaker, all we have to do is go back to the ice storm, which hit most of eastern Canada, to realize how important it is for us to establish a national mechanism to deal with crises, whether it be provincial or interprovincial.

The purpose of the bill is to establish a national institution that would coordinate efforts to deal with issues affecting crises from time to time, whether it be a flood, a natural disaster or something else.The organization would be manned and supported by volunteers from across the nation. Those volunteers would be trained and coordinated through some sort of a mechanism.

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

Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) ActRoutine Proceedings

10:25 a.m.

NDP

Svend Robinson NDP Burnaby—Douglas, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-392, an act to amend the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act and the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act.

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of tabling this bill once again in the House, the purpose of which is to modernize the definition of marriage to include same sex spouses, in other words, to allow those gay and lesbian people who choose to marry their partner, to have the option of doing so.

The purpose of the bill is to reflect recent decisions of both the Ontario and Quebec courts that have extended marriage to include same sex couples. They have recognized that, under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, freedom from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation includes the right of gay and lesbian people to marry.

I want to point out very briefly that this will not in any way weaken the institution of marriage, but rather it will strengthen marriage by making it more inclusive and more reflective of the diversity of Canadian families.

I want to thank the member for Vancouver East for seconding this important bill today on the eve of Valentine's Day, a bill which will ensure that all couples, gay, lesbian and straight, have the opportunity to celebrate their committed, loving relationships through marriage.

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

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:30 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

Deepak Obhrai Canadian Alliance Calgary East, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-393, an act to amend the Criminal Code (breaking and entering).

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to introduce the bill. This is the third time I have introduced it.

The purpose of the bill is to provide for the imposition of a minimum mandatory period of imprisonment of two years upon a second and subsequent conviction for the offence of break and enter where the offence was committed in relation to a dwelling house.

A break and enter crime is much more than a property offence. It is a crime against a person. It is a psychologically damaging crime, leaving victims feeling personally violated and traumatized.

Our courts have given judgments and the average judgment has been around six to eight months. Most break and enters are repeat offenders. The minimum two year sentence will ensure that repeat offenders are taken off the streets and given the necessary rehabilitation to l break the cycle of crime. That is why it is my pleasure to introduce the bill.

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

Bank ActRoutine Proceedings

10:30 a.m.

NDP

Lorne Nystrom NDP Regina—Qu'Appelle, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-394, an act to amend the Bank Act (bank mergers).

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the bill before the House todayis to prevent the merger of banks with each other or federally incorporated bodies to create one bank unless the Superintendent of Financial Institutions advises the Minister of Finance that the merger is necessary to prevent an insolvency or informs the minister that none of the applicants wishing to merge are about to be insolvent. In such a case, the merger would have to be approved by a resolution of the Senate and the House of Commons. Today mergers are approved by the Minister of Finance.

This is a bill to democratize the process where if it happens, it happens by a vote of the House of Commons.

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

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

10:30 a.m.

Canadian Alliance

Roy H. Bailey Canadian Alliance Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, once again, from across my constituency and across the province, and pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present to Parliament another petition in which the petitioners severely condemn the government's position on pornography.