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House of Commons Hansard #137 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was military.

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Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Ottawa West—Nepean Ontario

Conservative

John Baird ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, earlier this week we had a bit of a disagreement with our friends in the New Democratic Party. I am happy to say that we have worked very constructively with the New Democratic Party, the House leader, the Liberal House leader and the Bloc Québécois House leader and I am pleased to say that I would like to advise that the allotted day designated for today be instead designated for tomorrow. I would like to advise that it is the intention of the government to call Bill C-55 and Bill C-60 today.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations between the parties and I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move, seconded by the member for Mount Royal, the member for Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher and the member for Toronto—Danforth:

That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent assassination of Pakistan's Minister of Minorities, Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti; that the House expresses its sincere condolences to the people of Pakistan and to the family of Mr. Bhatti; that the House [expects] the Government of Pakistan to take immediate action against those who would harm and threaten defenders of religious freedom and human rights; and that this House calls upon the Government of Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

John Baird Conservative Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

Mr. Speaker, if I could just speak for a few moments, perhaps you might be willing to ask the question again.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Maybe the problem is that one word was changed in what was communicated to us. The wording that we have reads, “That this House encourages the government of Pakistan”. I believe that is the wording that was agreed to. I would ask the member if he has that understanding.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

Mr. Speaker, the word ”encourages” is in my text as well. I may have misspoken earlier.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Perhaps, to clarify the matter, the member could read his motion again and we will see if there is consent.

The member for Joliette.

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Bloc

Pierre Paquette Bloc Joliette, QC

Mr. Speaker, I want to mention that in the French version the word “encourage” is used. It seems to me that, in order to be consistent, it should—

Business of SupplyRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Government of PakistanRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the English version of the motion here and I encourage everybody to read along with me. I move:

That this House condemns in the strongest terms possible the recent assassination of Pakistan's Minister for Minorities, Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti; that the House expresses its sincere condolences to the people of Pakistan and to the family of Mr. Bhatti; that this House encourages the Government of Pakistan to take immediate action against those who would harm and threaten defenders of religious freedom and human rights; and, that this House calls upon the Government of Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws.

Government of PakistanRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Government of PakistanRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Government of PakistanRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is there unanimous consent to adopt the motion?

Government of PakistanRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Government of PakistanRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Employment InsurancePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, once again I rise on the issue of employment insurance because, in this particular case, I have constituents, primarily from the areas of Musgravetown, Bloomfield, Bunyan's Cove and King's Cove as well, who wish to express their sincere concern about the elimination of pilot projects, in particular, three pilot projects that provide a great incentive for work in some of the areas that experience high unemployment.

These are primarily seasonal workers, primarily from the fishing sector and from the tourism sector as well, who would like their benefits to be relied upon in a best 14 week scenario, as opposed to the last 14 weeks, which allows them to receive greater benefits. It also works out for the employers because, in the absence of this particular pilot project, employers have a difficult time finding workers in areas highly dependent on seasonal work.

AsbestosPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

March 2nd, 2011 / 3:20 p.m.

NDP

Nathan Cullen NDP Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

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

The first is from citizens throughout Quebec, from Pointe-Claire, Hudson, Kirkland and other communities, calling upon the government to immediately end the subsidy to the export and promotion of asbestos, to pass Bill C-399 that was introduced by myself to ban the mining and export of asbestos in all its forms, and to stop blocking international health and safety conventions designed to protect workers from asbestos, such as the Rotterdam convention.

There are dozens of signatures from petitioners throughout Quebec where the asbestos industry somehow continues to limp along with the government's support.

The EnvironmentPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Nathan Cullen NDP Skeena—Bulkley Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is one that should encourage all of us. It was put together by Emily and Hannah Rudderham from Prince Rupert and Charles Hays secondary schools. They collected more than 150 signatures from young people in their school calling upon the government to respect the will and wishes of the people of British Columbia.

The undersigned strongly urge that the Government of Canada immediately legislate a ban on bulk oil tanker traffic on B.C.'s north coast in alliance with all the communities along that coast, the first nations municipalities, and representatives from around British Columbia, that strongly support such a ban.