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House of Commons Hansard #184 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was information.

Topics

EthicsOral Questions

Noon

Nepean—Carleton Ontario

Conservative

Pierre Poilievre ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Mr. Speaker, as I have said, the Conservative Party provided all the documents with this information to Elections Canada, which approved them years ago.

Presence in GalleryOral Questions

Noon

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I would like to draw to the attention of hon. members the presence in the gallery of the Hon. David Wilson, Minister of Health and Wellness for Nova Scotia.

Presence in GalleryOral Questions

Noon

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

Noon

York—Simcoe Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I never like to rise on these kinds of points of order. However, during question period the member for Manicouagan made an offensive gesture with his hands. I know we have talked about people giving a particular kind of wave. This is different kind of offensive gesture. I am advised it was actually captured on the cameras, so Canadians all across the country saw it.

I would ask that the member for Manicouagan apologize for the gesture he made to the House.

Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Jonathan Genest-Jourdain NDP Manicouagan, QC

Mr. Speaker, I extend my most sincere apologies. It was an inappropriate reaction to the interjections of the members opposite, and I wish to apologize.

Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I thank the hon. member for that.

Interparliamentary DelegationsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Russ Hiebert Conservative South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, two reports relating to the Canadian delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation in two meetings, the first held in London, United Kingdom, from December 8 to 9, 2011, and the second held in Tonga, from April 16 to 21, 2012.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

David Anderson Conservative Cypress Hills—Grasslands, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have five petitions from across Canada.

The petitioners note that 400-year-old definition of a human being states that a child does not become a human being until the moment of complete birth. They call on Parliament to confirm that every human being is recognized by Canadian law as human by amending section 223 of our Criminal Code in such a way as to reflect 21st century medical evidence.

HousingPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Marie-Claude Morin NDP Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present a petition in support of Bill C-400. People from all over Canada, of all ages and backgrounds, are asking the government to take action by adopting a national housing strategy.

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett Liberal St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have four sets of petitions to table today.

The first petition is with respect to retired elders living stressful lives. The petitioners call for an increase to old age security pensions and the cost of living allowance.

Genetically Modified FoodsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett Liberal St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is with respect to genetically engineered foods.

International AidPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett Liberal St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third is a group of petitions with respect to the Grandmothers Advocacy Network's efforts to increase aid to Africa for HIV-AIDS drugs.

Animal WelfarePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett Liberal St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, the last petition is with respect to animal cruelty.

Child PornographyPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Bev Shipley Conservative Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce a petition from constituents in Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, which basically speaks to the unregulated pipeline of child pornography and child exploitation.

The petitioners call on Parliament to enact speedy legislation to change the legal terminology in section 163 of the Criminal Code from “child pornography” to “child sex abuse materials”, and to enact a mandatory minimum sentence to protect children, provide justice and deter pedophilia.

Gatineau ParkPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Mathieu Ravignat NDP Pontiac, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in support of legislation giving Gatineau Park the necessary legal protection to ensure its preservation for future generations. This petition is signed by hundreds of Canadians, primarily from Quebec.

Access to MedicinesPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Liberal Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition signed by almost one hundred Canadians, mostly from Quebec and Ontario, who are urging members of Parliament to vote in favour of Bill C-398. This bill would amend Canada's access to medicines regime and, among other things, better assist people living in underdeveloped countries with the fight against HIV-AIDS.

The EnvironmentPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Dan Harris NDP Scarborough Southwest, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour today to present a petition signed by dozens of Canadians, among hundreds who have signed this petition.

The petitioners note that the Oshawa Port Authority has given permission to FarmTech Energy to build an ethanol producing plant on Oshawa harbour front on Crown land adjacent to sensitive wetlands containing species at risk, a wildlife preserve and a provincial park.

They call for, among other things, to divest the federal port authority to the City of Oshawa, to halt the construction of the ethanol facility, to instruct that public hearings be held and that a complete environmental assessment be conducted at the site and surrounding areas.

Gatineau ParkPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Nycole Turmel NDP Hull—Aylmer, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition signed by many people in the national capital region who want to protect Gatineau Park.

No federal legislation currently protects this park, and it is very important to provide this protection in order to ensure the preservation and the future of our park.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Rathika Sitsabaiesan NDP Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

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

The first petition is signed by more than 100 of my constituents in Scarborough—Rouge River who call for the creation of a national transit strategy.

Since Canada is the only OECD country that does not have a national public transit strategy and it is estimated that over the next five years there will be an $18 billion gap in transit infrastructure needs, the petitioners call on the Government of Canada to provide a permanent investment plan to support public transit, to establish a federal funding mechanism for public transit and to work together with all levels of government to provide sustainable, predictable long-term and adequate funding and establish accountability measures to ensure that all governments work together to increase access to public transit.

KatimavikPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Rathika Sitsabaiesan NDP Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition I present today is on the topic of Katimavik.

Because the program provided such great benefits for many youth in our country and since approximately 600 youth who were supposed to participate in the program this year were not able to participate, the petitioners call upon the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister to continue to allocate $14 million per year in funding to the Katimavik program to ensure that our youth have access to both languages and to thrive in those languages.

Experimental Lakes AreaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I present a petition today that has been signed by many Winnipeggers, asking the government to be more sensitive in regard to our environment.

In particular, the petitioners ask that the Canada Experimental Lakes Area be given additional consideration, given the cutback in resources for the research station, and that the money be reinstated for the research station.

Gender IdentityPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

November 23rd, 2012 / 12:10 p.m.

NDP

Raymond Côté NDP Beauport—Limoilou, QC

Mr. Speaker, I will be presenting two petitions today.

The first petition supports Bill C-279 introduced by my colleague, the member for Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca. The petition supports his bill to combat discrimination and the social exclusion of transgendered people, transsexuals and gender queer people. The petitioners are asking members of Parliament to support this bill.

HousingPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Raymond Côté NDP Beauport—Limoilou, QC

The second petition I wish to present has to do with Bill C-400, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, introduced by my colleague from Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot.

In both cases, the petitioners are all Quebeckers who signed in great numbers.

Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 955, 956, 957, 964, 965, 972 and 975.

Question No. 955Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

John McKay Liberal Scarborough—Guildwood, ON

With regard to national defence: (a) what is the location and nature of any infrastructure at any Canadian Forces base, station or other establishment, which would need to be built or modified to accomodate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; and (b) what are the anticipated costs of construction or modification of infrastructure at each location?