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House of Commons Hansard #91 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was burma.

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PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise in the House to present three petitions. The first one draws attention to the plight of children suffering from autism spectrum disorder and the need for intensive behavioural intervention. The petitioners call upon the government to amend the Canada Health Act.

It is signed by many petitioners in Vancouver, including Holly Hendrigan who has done a lot of work on this issue.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from members of the congregation and friends of St. Thomas Wesley United in Saskatoon who support equal marriage. The petitioners say that it would create uniformity of marriage laws across Canada and respect the Charter of Rights.

They call upon Parliament to defend same sex couples to civil marriage.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, the third petition is from people in east Vancouver who are very concerned and want to draw to the attention of the House the affordable housing crisis in the country.

The petitioners call upon the federal government to dedicate 1% of the next federal budget to affordable housing.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Komarnicki Conservative Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour and privilege to rise in the House and present a petition from four different areas of the constituency of Souris—Moose Mountain.

The petitioners ask that Parliament define marriage in federal law as being a lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. They point out that it is the best foundation for families and for the raising of children.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Liberal

Andrew Telegdi Liberal Kitchener—Waterloo, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present on marriage. The petitioners call upon Parliament to maintain the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Norman Doyle Conservative St. John's North, NL

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today.

The first petition is on behalf of several hundred of my constituents who are horrified by pornography which depicts children and are astounded by legal determinations that possession of this pornography in some cases is not even criminal.

The petitioners ask that Parliament to take all measures necessary to ensure that possession of child pornography remains a serious criminal offence.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Norman Doyle Conservative St. John's North, NL

Mr. Speaker, my second petition is also on behalf of several hundred of my constituents who say that the majority of Canadians support a democratic government where elected members of Parliament represent the voice of Canadians in matters of social policy.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to enact legislation to uphold and protect the current definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitioners to present today. The first two petitions are from residents of Scarborough, Pickering and Markham. The petitioners regret that the courts have changed the definition of marriage.

They call upon Parliament to redefine marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, my third petition is from constituents in east Toronto, including Scarborough. The petitioners call upon Parliament to increase quotas for sponsored parents under the Immigration Act and to reduce processing times for those sponsored parents.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Betty Hinton Conservative Kamloops—Thompson, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to present a petition on behalf of several hundred of my constituents asking that the House maintain the traditional definition of marriage as the union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Colin Carrie Conservative Oshawa, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House today to present petitions from across the country in support of my private member's Bill C-420, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act.

Bill C-420 is now being studied by the Standing Committee on Health, and I am proud and humbled by the support I have received to date in my efforts to give Canadians greater choice in personal health care.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Bob Mills Conservative Red Deer, AB

Mr. Speaker, today I rise with a number of petitions. The first several thousand signatures are on a petition asking that Parliament recognize the institution of marriage in federal law as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Bob Mills Conservative Red Deer, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second set of petitions asks Parliament to withdraw its proposal to ban many kinds of fishing tackle containing lead.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The time allocated for petitions has expired. It is possible to table petitions with the table. I encourage members to consider that option as well.

Questions Passed as Orders for ReturnsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Beauséjour New Brunswick

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, if Questions Nos. 115 and 116 could be made orders for returns, these returns would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed as Orders for ReturnsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions Passed as Orders for ReturnsRoutine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Question No. 115Routine Proceedings

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Anders Conservative Calgary West, AB

For each year since 2000, how much money has been spent on taxi chits, and how many were used and by which departments, agencies, and Crown corporations?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 116Routine Proceedings

May 4th, 2005 / 5:25 p.m.

Bloc

Bernard Bigras Bloc Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC

What information has the government gathered about the Canada Steamship Lines’ ship the Ferbec and what if any conclusions do government reports draw about this ship?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 116Routine Proceedings

5:30 p.m.

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc Liberal Beauséjour, NB

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

Question No. 116Routine Proceedings

5:30 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Question No. 116Routine Proceedings

5:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions for PapersRoutine Proceedings

5:30 p.m.

Beauséjour New Brunswick

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I move that all notices of motions for the production of papers be also allowed to stand.

Motions for PapersRoutine Proceedings

5:30 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Motions for PapersRoutine Proceedings

5:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.