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House of Commons Hansard #144 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was aboriginal.

Topics

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Thunder Bay—Rainy River.

Experimental Lakes AreaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

John Rafferty NDP Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House to present a petition regarding Canada's leading freshwater research station signed by constituents of the riding of Kenora.

The petitioners are calling upon the Government of Canada to recognize the importance of ELA to the Government of Canada's mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems.

Experimental Lakes AreaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Joyce Murray Liberal Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from residents in metro Vancouver, including my riding of Vancouver Quadra, who are against the shutting down of funding for Canada's Experimental Lakes Area.

The petitioners call upon the government to recognize the importance of the ELA and to reverse this decision.

AbortionPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise on behalf of constituents who present a petition with regard to how Canada is the only nation in the western world, along with China and North Korea, without any laws restricting abortion. They see the Supreme Court as giving Parliament the responsibility to enact legislation. They call upon the House to speedily enact legislation that restricts abortion to the greatest extent possible.

Experimental Lakes AreaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

June 20th, 2012 / 3:30 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton NDP Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to present a petition today from people all over the Golden Horseshoe who are concerned that Canada is abandoning its mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems by closing the Experimental Lakes Area research station.

The petitioners point out that the ELA is a unique world-renowned facility for freshwater research and education. Since 1968, it has been a global leader in conducting whole ecosystem experiments which have been critical in shaping environmental policy and understanding human impacts on lakes and fish.

It is for those reasons that the petitioners call upon the government to continue to staff and provide--

Experimental Lakes AreaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Leeds—Grenville.

Community Access ProgramPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Gord Brown Conservative Leeds—Grenville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from Canadians and some constituents in my riding of Leeds—Grenville who are concerned about the community access program.

The petitioners wish for the government to ensure that there is access to computers, the Internet and the training and support needed to use them effectively for all low-income and marginalized people in Canada.

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

John McCallum Liberal Markham—Unionville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition concerning the government's decision to raise the age of eligibility for old age security from 65 to 67.

The petitioners are of the view that this is a very bad move, it is undemocratic, it is unfair and it is unnecessary--

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Acadie—Bathurst.

Employment InsurancePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in this House to present a petition signed by 604 residents of Acadie—Bathurst who oppose the changes the government wants to make to employment insurance in Bill C-38. These changes will not make the system more accessible. Instead, they will further penalize seasonal workers and make Canadians poorer.

AbortionPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Patrick Brown Conservative Barrie, ON

Mr. Speaker, my petition is in regard to Motion No. 312 put forward by the member for Kitchener Centre. I present that petition today.

Visitor VisasPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Peter Julian NDP Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from hundreds of representatives throughout southern Ontario, Toronto and Hamilton. They are representatives for the hundred thousand strong Serbian community in Canada.

The petitioners call upon the Canadian government to join with the European Union and the 25 European states that have waived visa requirements for Serbian visitors. They call upon the Canadian government to do the same thing, to waive the visa requirements for visitors to Canada from Serbia.

Criminal CodePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Michael Chong Conservative Wellington—Halton Hills, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition signed by nearly 200 people who live in my riding of Wellington—Halton Hills.

The petitioners are in support of Motion No. 312 and ask Parliament to amend section 223 of the Criminal Code.

Fisheries ActPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present.

My first petition calls upon the House of Commons to keep section 34(1) of the Fisheries Act as it is currently written with its emphasis on habitat protection.

Labelling of Fur ProductsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, my second petition calls upon the House of Commons to make it mandatory that all fur products being imported or sold in Canada should have labelling.

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, my third petition calls upon Parliament to reject changes to the age of eligibility for OAS and to increase OAS and GIS to end senior poverty.

Criminal CodePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Joy Smith Conservative Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have petitions from hundreds of people all across Canada calling on the government to amend the Criminal Code to criminalize the purchasing of sexual services and provide support to those who desire to leave prostitution.

Experimental Lakes AreaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Independent

Bruce Hyer Independent Thunder Bay—Superior North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table two petitions today.

The first petition is on behalf of residents from Kenora, Ontario who want to save the Experimental Lakes Area from being shut down. The petitioners are very concerned that the loss of such a unique research site will be a blow to the Kenora region, the country and the world.

The second petition is also on the ELA but it is from residents of Saskatchewan. There are dozens of residents from Saskatchewan who care about this station far away from them.

Afghanistan National Institute of Music.PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Dean Allison Conservative Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to present a petition created by a constituent of mine, Michael Dilliott, and signed by almost 100 area residents who call for the support of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

Mr. Dilliott recognizes that music is a universal language that can play a wonderful and important part in a child's life. While we take music training for granted in the west, in Afghanistan an instrument usually costs far beyond what a typical Afghan family can afford.

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music--

Afghanistan National Institute of Music.PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Burnaby—Douglas.

The EnvironmentPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Kennedy Stewart NDP Burnaby—Douglas, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline that runs from Edmonton to my riding of Burnaby—Douglas. The signers to this petition are opposed to the project. Although I am not allowed to comment on the content of the petition and how I feel about it, I know that many residents in my riding are also opposed to this. I would encourage members who are interested to contact my office for more information.

AbortionPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Bev Shipley Conservative Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today from concerned citizens in the Wallaceburg area and in the Chatham area who are asking for support for Bill C-312 and that a special subcommittee be appointed to review the declaration of section 223 of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth.

Experimental Lakes AreaPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Glenn Thibeault NDP Sudbury, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to present these petitions from my constituents who want to save the Experimental Lakes Area in Kenora. They recognize the importance of the ELA to the Government of Canada's mandate to study, preserve and protect aquatic ecosystems and they want the government to reverse its decision to close the ELA station.

AbortionPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Conservative Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting four petitions today with hundreds of signatures from northern Alberta, from communities such as Lac La Biche, High Prairie, Fort McMurray, Slave Lake and Boyle. The petitioners ask for Parliament to restrict abortion to the greatest extent possible.

Vehicle SafetyPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Olivia Chow NDP Trinity—Spadina, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition from the residents of Toronto who are calling on the Government of Canada to introduce a regulation to mandate the installation of side guards on heavy trucks, as recommended by the Ontario chief coroner's report on cyclist death, as side guards reduce cyclist death by 60% according to a British study.