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House of Commons Hansard #154 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was property.

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Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Interparliamentary DelegationsRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Burlington Ontario

Liberal

Paddy Torsney LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation to the Interparliamentary Union respecting its participation in the 112th assembly and related meetings of the Interparliamentary Union, held in Manila, Philippines, April 3 to 8, 2005.

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Delegation of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on its participation in the meeting of parliamentarians on innovative sources of financing for development, held in New York, on June 10, 2005.

Alternative Fuels ActRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-450, An Act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce my first private member's bill, an act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act. The bill is seconded by the member Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor. The bill would increase the percentage of motor vehicles owned by the federal government and operating on alternative fuels from 4% to 10% by the year 2009.

It would also offer incentives to private vehicle purchasers to acquire alternative fuel vehicles by offering rebates on the goods and services tax paid. The result would be reduced greenhouse gas emissions and, as such, a cleaner environment.

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

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Conservative

John Williams Conservative Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I move that the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented to the House on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, be concurred in.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

Is the House ready for the question?

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Question.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

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The Speaker

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Yea.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

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The Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Nay.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

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The Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

At the request of the chief opposition whip, the division demanded has been deferred until Tuesday at the conclusion of the time allotted for government orders.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2005 / 3:10 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Conservative Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition from over 800 residents who are calling for the government to axe the GST from being charged on the federal and provincial excise tax on fuels.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Conservative

Inky Mark Conservative Dauphin—Swan River, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of tabling three petitions, with hundreds of name, from the good people of Dauphin--Swan River--Marquette.

In the first petition, the petitioners call upon the House of Commons to enact Bill C-391, an act to recognize and protect Canada's hunting and fishing heritage to ensure that the rights of present and future Canadians who enjoy these activities are protected in law.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Inky Mark Conservative Dauphin—Swan River, MB

Mr. Speaker, in the second petition, the petitioners call on the House of Commons to enact legislation to eliminate the federal excise tax on diesel fuel and gasoline used in farming operations and commercial fisheries, to cap the amount of taxes the government collects on gasoline and to eliminate the practice of applying GST to provincial fuel tax and federal fuel excise tax, a practice that charges tax on top of tax.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Inky Mark Conservative Dauphin—Swan River, MB

In the third petition, Mr. Speaker, the petitioners call upon the government to immediately renew debate on the definition of marriage and to reaffirm as it did in 1999 its commitment to take all necessary steps to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Lee Richardson Conservative Calgary South Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure today to table a petition from residents of Calgary Centre with particular regard to child pornography. The petitioners call upon Parliament to protect their children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Lee Richardson Conservative Calgary South Centre, AB

While I am on my feet, Mr. Speaker, I would also like to table a petition similar to that tabled earlier to ask the government to reduce the taxes on gasoline.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Stockwell Day Conservative Okanagan—Coquihalla, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a petition at the request of parents with children who have autism. They are requesting two things:, one, that the Canada Health Act be amended so that therapy for children with autism can be looked at and in fact provided for and requiring that all provinces provide or fund the essential treatment for autism; and two, that there be a contribution to the creation of academic chairs at universities so that the actual therapy can be taught and that no child or family would have to leave the country to receive therapy for autistic children.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

John Williams Conservative Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present petition on behalf of my constituents in and around Edmonton calling upon Parliament to take the necessary steps to change paragraph 118.2(2)(n) of the Income Tax Act to allow receipts for vitamins and supplements to be used as medical expense in personal income tax returns and be GST exempt.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Dean Allison Conservative Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions from all across the country in regard to income trusts. The petitioners are asking the minister to remove the uncertainty about the future of income trusts, which has caused seniors and Canadians saving for retirement to lose thousands of dollars from their personal savings.