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House of Commons Hansard #64 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was environment.

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Interparliamentary DelegationsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Conservative Selkirk—Interlake, MB

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 of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation in the meeting of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region and the First Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum held in Brussels, Belgium on February 25 and February 26, 2009.

Government Operations and EstimatesCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière Québec

Conservative

Jacques Gourde ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and to the Minister of National Revenue

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, two reports of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates. I will start with the fourth report, on the main estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010. I am pleased to report to the House that the committee has considered all the votes referred to it and reports the same. Next is the fifth report, on the user fee proposal for services relating to the Esquimalt graving dock.

Telecommunications ActRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Charlie Angus NDP Timmins—James Bay, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-398, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (Internet neutrality).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today and, with the help of my colleague from Burnaby—New Westminster, introduce this bill that would change section 36 of the Telecommunications Act.

It is very important as Canadians that we maintain the innovation agenda of the Internet. We have known that the importance of the Internet has been based on the principle that all content that moves along the pipes moves at the same rate and that the innovators and the consumers at the end of the pipes are the ones in charge of deciding what content has priority, not the telecom giants. We need to ensure that we are not dealing with the efforts of throttling, interference of traffic on the Internet.

This is a very simple and straightforward bill that would ensure that the telecommunication service provider shall not engage in network management practices that favour, degrade or prioritize any content, application or service transmitted over a broadband network based on its source, ownership, destination or type.

There are, of course, provisions for proper management of the Internet traffic but I think my colleagues will agree that if we are to maintain a 21st century innovation economy, the principle of net neutrality must be protected.

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

Main Estimates 2009-10--FinanceRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

The following motion in the name of the hon. Leader of the Opposition is deemed adopted:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(b) consideration by the Standing Committee on Finance of Votes 1, 5, L10, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 under FINANCE, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, be extended beyond May 31, 2009.

(Motion agreed to)

Scrutiny of RegulationsCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

May 29th, 2009 / 12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor ConservativeMinister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, there have been the usual discussions among parties and I believe you would find consent for the following travel motions: I move:

That, in order to attend Australia and New Zealand Scrutiny of Legislation Conference, four members of the Standing Joint Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations be authorized to travel to Canberra, Australia in July 2009, and that the necessary staff accompany the committee.

Scrutiny of RegulationsCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. Chief Government Whip have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Scrutiny of RegulationsCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Scrutiny of RegulationsCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

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

Scrutiny of RegulationsCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Scrutiny of RegulationsCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor ConservativeMinister of State and Chief Government Whip

(Motion agreed to)

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor ConservativeMinister of State and Chief Government Whip

I move

That, in relation to its study on correctional services, mental health and addictions, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be authorized to travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Kingston, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Dorchester, New Brunswick, in June 2009, and that the necessary staff accompany the committee.

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. Chief Government Whip have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

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

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor ConservativeMinister of State and Chief Government Whip

(Motion agreed to)

International TradeCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor ConservativeMinister of State and Chief Government Whip

I move:

That, notwithstanding the motion adopted on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in relation to its study on Canada-South America trade relations, six members of the Standing Committee on International Trade be authorized to travel to Brasilia and Sao Paulo, Brazil in June 2009, and that the necessary staff accompany the committee.

International TradeCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. Chief Government Whip have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

International TradeCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

International TradeCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

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

International TradeCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

International TradeCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor ConservativeMinister of State and Chief Government Whip

(Motion agreed to)

Protection of Human LifePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Conservative Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table a petition signed by hundreds of citizens from Regina. They are calling upon all parliamentarians to pass legislation for the protection of human life from the time of conception until natural death.

Income TaxPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Simms Liberal Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition concerning an ongoing issue in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and also in parts of Quebec regarding a tax issue that was unresolved from some years ago.

In 1998, a lot of people were given misinformation by DFO regarding the Atlantic groundfish licence retirement program. The government settled with 150 of those, but 850 fishermen, some now deceased, have been left out of that calculation, totalling, in some cases, up to $20,000.

The signatories come primarily from the area of Bonavista, including the mayor of Bonavista, Betty Fitzgerald, as well as Martha Lane, who has worked tirelessly on this campaign. I would also like to thank Elizabeth Harvey and her efforts on the southwest coast of Newfoundland.

Bank of CanadaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Bloc

Robert Carrier Bloc Alfred-Pellan, QC

Madam Speaker, at the request of constituents mainly from my riding, I am presenting this petition calling on Parliament to take upon itself to instruct the Bank of Canada to fund public development projects with new votes, debt free money, specifically designed to reflect the new wealth created by the public.