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House of Commons Hansard #115 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was fisheries.

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Chief Electoral OfficerRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

York—Simcoe Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

Mr. Speaker, by prior agreement of all the House leaders and as was done the last time the House appointed a Chief Electoral Officer, I would seek the consent of the House to move a motion, which is seconded by the member for Wascana, the member for Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean, and the member for Vancouver East. I move:

That, in accordance with section 13 of the Canada Elections Act, Chapter 9 of the Statutes of Canada, 2000, this House appoint Marc Mayrand as Chief Electoral Officer.

Chief Electoral OfficerRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is there consent to proceed with three seconders as indicated by the government House leader?

Chief Electoral OfficerRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Chief Electoral OfficerRoutine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Chief Electoral OfficerRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Chief Electoral OfficerRoutine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried.

(Motion agreed to)

Daylight Saving TimePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Liberal Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by a number of Yukoners who no longer want to change the time on their clocks as is done in a number of parts of Canada. There are some parts of Canada where this does not occur. The petitioners feel that changing the time on clocks upsets people's rhythms. There is daylight all day long in the Yukon in the summer, so why would we change the time on the clocks?

The petitioners call on Parliament to stop time change practices in the Yukon.

MarriagePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Fast Conservative Abbotsford, BC

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise in the House to table a petition signed by 32 residents from across British Columbia.

The petitioners call on Parliament to recognize the traditional definition of marriage as that of one woman and one man to the exclusion of all others.

Consumer Price IndexPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton NDP Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition which builds on the questions that I have been raising in the House about fairness for ordinary Canadians who were shortchanged by their government as a result of an error in calculating the rate of inflation.

The petitioners call on Parliament to take full responsibility for this error and take the required steps to repay every Canadian who was shortchanged by a government program because of the miscalculation of the CPI.

This petition is signed by hard-working people in my riding of Hamilton Mountain who are simply seeking some fairness from their government to help them make ends meet.

Mail DeliveryPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Gurbax Malhi Liberal Bramalea—Gore—Malton, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present a petition signed by constituents of Bramalea--Gore--Malton.

The petitioners call upon the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to review Canada Post's recent decision to locate community mailboxes along formerly designated rural routes and restore home to home mail delivery and thus avoid threats to personal safety.

CopyrightPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

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

In the first petition, the petitioners call upon Parliament to ensure generally that users are recognized as interested parties and are meaningfully consulted about proposed changes to the Copyright Act and to ensure in particular that any changes at least preserve all existing user's rights, including the right to use copyrighted material under fair dealing and the right to make private copies of audio recordings.

The petitioners call upon Parliament further not to extend the term of copyright and to recognize the rights of citizens to personally control their own communication devices.

Child PornographyPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition deals with child pornography.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed.

Electoral ReformPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Catherine Bell NDP Vancouver Island North, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present petitions regarding electoral fairness. There are over 400 signatures.

People from my riding signed these petitions in support of a consultation process, an open process to consult with Canadians on the values and principles that they want to see in their electoral system and also to report those findings back to Parliament.

I thank these residents of my riding for their continued support for electoral reform.

Genetic Use Restriction TechnologiesPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Nina Grewal Conservative Fleetwood—Port Kells, BC

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise here today on behalf of the constituents of Fleetwood—Port Kells to present a petition signed by hundreds of residents from my riding.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to enshrine in legislation a permanent ban on genetic use restriction technologies to ensure that these are never planted, field tested, patented or commercialized in Canada.

ImmigrationPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Peggy Nash NDP Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of over 100 hard-working Canadians I am very happy to introduce a petition in support of my once in a lifetime bill.

The petitioners understand that family reunification should be a key component of a fair immigration policy and that the current family class rules are too restrictive and mean that many close relatives are not eligible. They want the Parliament of Canada to ensure that Canadian citizens and landed immigrants are given a chance once in a lifetime to sponsor a family member from outside the current family class as currently defined in the Immigration and Refugee Act. I thank them for submitting this petition.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Harold Albrecht Conservative Kitchener—Conestoga, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present a petition on behalf of the residents of Kitchener—Conestoga and the surrounding area.

The signatories of this petition recognize that the Supreme Court, on January 28, 1988, stated that it is for Parliament to enact the appropriate defences of its legitimate interest in the lives of all subjects, including those yet in the womb.

In light of that, the petitioners are requesting that Parliament consider restoring to the Criminal Code the prudence it held prior to 1968 by removing the words “after becoming a human being” from subsection 223(2).

The EnvironmentPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present which has to do with the Kyoto protocol. The petitioners note that the world's climate scientists are agreed that the impacts of climate change will become catastrophic unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions immediately. The petitioners call on Parliament to honour the legal commitment to the Kyoto treaty.

Genetic Use Restriction TechnologiesPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, this petition concerns the terminator seed technology. The petitioners are calling upon Parliament to enshrine in legislation a permanent national ban on terminator technologies to ensure that they are never planted, field tested, patented or commercialized in Canada.

HousingPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, this petition is signed by many people in Vancouver and elsewhere in British Columbia. They point out that more than two million Canadians are in desperate need of affordable housing. They also point out that assistance should be provided to the 10,000 co-ops that lost their subsidies and that 200,000 units of affordable and co-op housing be built based on a national housing strategy. They call on Parliament to make sure that this becomes a priority.

Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

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

Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker NDP Bill Blaikie

Is that agreed?

Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions for PapersRoutine Proceedings

February 21st, 2007 / 3:20 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

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

Motions for PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker NDP Bill Blaikie

Is that agreed?

Motions for PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.