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House of Commons Hansard #156 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was history.

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PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Boshcoff Liberal Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present two petitions. The first petition is from the Autism Society. I represented this society at a rally last week as the chair of the Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Boshcoff Liberal Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, my second petition concerns the Post Office. The petitioners are concerned about the closing of rural post offices in small towns.

I am submitting this petition, although I have on the record, and as a member of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, confirmation from the president of the post office that there is no closure and the moratorium as indicated by the minister still stands.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

November 23rd, 2005 / 4:20 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present the most recent of many petitions signed by thousands of people who deplore the delay in the animal cruelty legislation.

The petitioners believe that the delaying tactics of the Conservatives has been a great disservice for animals, animal lovers and groups such as farmers. The petitioners want the legislation passed soon. The petitioners point out that there have been several highly publicized examples of deliberate cruelty to animals and that this affects the work people such as veterinarians.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to expedite the process of enacting Bill C-50 to law and ask all members to exercise good conscience in so doing.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Conservative Carleton—Lanark, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to submit three petitions sponsored by the Canadians for Military Preparedness. The petitioners ask that there be a baseline funding increase for the military, rather than a one-off funding that the government is planning at this time.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

Bloc

Robert Bouchard Bloc Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, QC

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure this afternoon to present a petition on behalf of constituents of my riding of Chicoutimi—Le Fjord who are concerned about the closure of post offices in small towns and cities in our region and in rural regions, in spite of the moratorium at Canada Post. These petitioners call on the Canadian government to instruct Canada Post to maintain, expand and improve its public post offices.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

Liberal

Navdeep Bains Liberal Mississauga—Brampton South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present the following petition to the House. The petitioners call for an amendment to the Canada Health Act and corresponding regulations to include intense behavioural intervention and applied behavioural analysis therapy for children with autism. They also ask that the provinces provide funding for these essential treatment for autism as well.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

Conservative

Gary Goodyear Conservative Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to put forward to the House today a petition signed by a number of people around the country, asking the government to amend the Canada Health Act.

The petitioners ask for the provision of therapy for our autistic children and for chairs to be set up at universities to ensure that this kind of education will given in Canada, so that these people do not have to reside out of the country for treatment.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie NDP Elmwood—Transcona, MB

Mr. Speaker, this petition has to do with the diversion of water from Devils Lake into the Red River system and Lake Winnipeg. Biota of concern have been discovered in Devils Lake as a result of tests that have been completed recently.

The petitioners hope that North Dakota and the United States will make good on their commitment to have an adequate filter for that water, seeing as they have decided to divert it in any event, despite the will of Parliament and of the Canadian people.

The petition reads, “We, the residents of Canada, call upon our federal government to ensure that all the necessary measures, including legal actions, are taken to guarantee that our concerns regarding the environmental--

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:20 p.m.

The Speaker

Order, please. The hon. member for Elmwood—Transcona knows very well he cannot read petitions. He has to give a brief summary and I know he will want to do that. He is an experienced member, and I am shocked.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie NDP Elmwood—Transcona, MB

Mr. Speaker, that is what I thought I was doing. I was summarizing the petition rather than reading the whole thing. The petitioners want the federal government to ensure that all necessary measures are taken regarding the environmental impact that will result from the diversion of Devils Lake.

They call upon the government to ensure that this is referred to the International Joint Commission.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Jeff Watson Conservative Essex, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased and honoured today to introduce several petitions in support of Canadian grain and oilseed producers from citizens and communities across Essex.

The petitioners are concerned about the deepening crisis on family farms and the inability of CAIS to address trade injury. They draw the attention of hon. members in the House to the hardships producers are experiencing due to trade injury caused by the U.S. farm bill subsidies.

The petitioners call upon the House to enact legislation that provides a market revenue style income support program to assist Canadian producers.

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4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Nicholson Conservative Niagara Falls, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from residents of Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Hamilton, Canadian citizens in Buffalo, Gravenhurst, Ridgeway, Stevensville, Crystal Beach and Welland.

These petitioners are concerned that there has been no consultation with the fishing industry, that the government is relying not on credible science and that the actions of the government could put an end to recreational fishing.

They are petitioning Parliament to use all legislative and administrative means to stop the prohibition on the importation, manufacture and sale of lead sinkers and jigs used in fishing.

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4:25 p.m.

Liberal

Lynn Myers Liberal Kitchener—Conestoga, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to table a petition on behalf of my constituents calling upon the government to amend the Canada Health Act to include therapy, treatment and other things for children with autism.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Kevin Sorenson Conservative Crowfoot, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions on behalf of constituents from Carbon, Drumheller, Rosedale, Daysland, Ferintosh and Camrose, Alberta.

The petitioners ask Parliament to pass legislation to recognize the institution of marriage in federal law as being the lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

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4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Kevin Sorenson Conservative Crowfoot, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition containing close to 100 signatures. Again these signatures come from various towns and cities in my riding of Crowfoot, Rosebud, Stettler and Huxley to name a few.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to provide Canadians with greater access to natural health products and to restore freedom of choice in personal health care by enacting private member's Bill C-420.

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4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Conservative Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to very humbly submit on behalf of many of my constituents from throughout my riding asking the government to axe the tax on tax, in other words, to remove the GST on top of the federal excise tax on the price of gasoline.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to present hundreds of petitions from residents of East Vancouver. The petitioners are terribly concerned about the highway 1 expansion project.

They call upon the Government of Canada to ensure that there is no federal funding supporting this proposal until the government of British Columbia has produced evidence that the project meets Canada's climate change commitments and there has been full public consultation.

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4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Dean Allison Conservative Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have half a dozen different petitions today, but three are different. The first petition is on the issue of income trusts. The petitioners ask the government to provide some certainty that income trusts would be here for seniors to count on.

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4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Dean Allison Conservative Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is with regard to fuel taxes. The petitioners ask Parliament to look at reducing fuel taxes on gas to make it easier for families to manage.

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4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Dean Allison Conservative Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition calls upon Parliament to respect and look after the traditional definition of marriage.

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4:25 p.m.

Conservative

Inky Mark Conservative Dauphin—Swan River, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present four petitions today. The first one is signed by thousands of petitioners from across the country.

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

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

Inky Mark Conservative Dauphin—Swan River, MB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on Parliament to enact Bill C-295, an act to amend the Holidays Act to recognize Remembrance Day as a legal holiday that honours the men and women who died serving their country in wars and in peacekeeping efforts.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

Inky Mark Conservative Dauphin—Swan River, MB

Mr. Speaker, in the third petition, the petitioners request that Parliament take immediate action to develop an internationally recognized protocol designed to restore confidence in Canadian beef products and to open international beef markets to Canadian producers.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

Inky Mark Conservative Dauphin—Swan River, MB

Mr. Speaker, the last petition calls on Parliament to eliminate the practice of applying GST to provincial fuel tax and federal excise tax, a practice that charges tax on top of tax.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

Greg Thompson Conservative St. Croix—Belleisle, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present today signed by citizens of New Brunswick and other places in Canada.

The petitioners are asking the Government of Canada to exercise its sovereign right as a nation and say no to the transport of LNG tankers through Head Harbour Passage.

The petitioners recognize that Head Harbour Passage is one of the most dangerous waterways in all of Canada. They are asking the government to protect our citizens, our environment and our economy and say no to the passage of those ships now.