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House of Commons Hansard #145 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was parks.

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Conflict of Interest and Ethics CommissionerRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Pursuant to paragraph 90(1)(a) of the Parliament of Canada Act, it is my duty to present to the House the annual report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in relation to the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

Information Commissioner of CanadaRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I have the honour to lay upon the table the annual reports on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act of the Information Commissioner of Canada for 2011-12. These documents are deemed to have been permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Interparliamentary DelegationsRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

Randy Hoback Conservative Prince Albert, SK

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 Canadian section of ParlAmericas respecting its participation at the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the Organization of American States and ParlAmericas held in Washington, D.C., on February 9, 2012, and a bilateral visit to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from March 18 to 24, 2012.

Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with DisabilitiesCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Komarnicki Conservative Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities in relation to its study of skills development in remote rural communities in an era of fiscal restraint.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109 of the House of Commons, the committee requests the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

FinanceCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

James Rajotte Conservative Edmonton—Leduc, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Finance.

It is in relation to requesting an extension of 30 sitting days to consider Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations).

On behalf of the entire committee, I wish a wonderful summer to everyone in the House.

FinanceCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(3)(a), a motion to concur in the report is deemed moved, the question deemed put and a recorded division deemed demanded and deferred until Wednesday, September 19, 2012, immediately before the time provided for private members' business.

Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons With DisabilitiesCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

NDP

Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet NDP Hochelaga, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present in the House, in both official languages, the New Democratic Party of Canada's supplementary opinion on the study conducted recently by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons With Disabilities, which has to do with skills development in remote northern communities.

The NDP supports the report, but we think that these recommendations should go further if we want to ensure that skills development and training are accessible in remote northern communities.

National Lyme Disease Strategy ActRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Green Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

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seconded by the member for Etobicoke North, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-442, An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy.

She said: Mr. Speaker, it is my great honour to rise today to present this private member's bill, for which I hope there will be support from all sides of the House. This is the ultimate in non-partisan issues. This is the ultimate in non-geographically limited issues. We are, in each of our ridings, facing an increasing threat to our constituents and their families from a very tiny threat, a little tick that is spreading and can bring debilitating illness to any one of us at any time.

I dedicate tabling this bill today to a very brave young woman who was with me earlier today at a press conference, Nicole Bottles. She was diagnosed in high school and is in a wheelchair waiting for her cure. I want to thank the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. I urge all members of the House to join me in working toward a national Lyme disease strategy.

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

National Lyme Disease Strategy ActRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

Joe Preston Conservative Elgin—Middlesex—London, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would request unanimous consent for the following motion.

I move that in relation to its study and the order of reference of May 30, 2012, the members of the special committee on the status of co-operatives in Canada be authorized to travel to Fredericton, New Brunswick; Quebec City, Quebec; Regina, Saskatchewan; and Vancouver, British Columbia in July 2012, and that the necessary staff do accompany the committee.

National Lyme Disease Strategy ActRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

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

National Lyme Disease Strategy ActRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

National Lyme Disease Strategy ActRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

There is no consent.

Criminal CodePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Conservative

Michael Chong Conservative Wellington—Halton Hills, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by nearly 100 constituents of mine in Wellington—Halton Hills.

They are petitioning in support of Motion 312, and asking that section 223 of the Criminal Code be amended.

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie NDP Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present three petitions. They are all from my constituents. I will be brief.

The first petition calls on the government to maintain funding for OAS and make investments in the guaranteed income supplement to lift all seniors out of poverty.

TelecommunicationsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie NDP Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, my second petition urges the House of Commons to not pass Bill C-30 and to reject any proposals that would allow the authorities to obtain the private information of Internet users without a warrant.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

NDP

Denise Savoie NDP Victoria, BC

Mr. Speaker, my third petition calls on the Government of Canada to enact a Canada public transit strategy. The petitioners note that Canada is the only OECD country that does not have a national public transit strategy, and that there will be estimated $18 billion gap in transit infrastructure needs over the next five years.

EnvironmentPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:50 p.m.

Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Liberal Etobicoke North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition regarding funding of environmental programs.

The petitioners call on the government to make sure the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory is funded. In addition, they request the government ensure Environment Canada's aircraft program, air quality monitoring, CORALNet, IADN, toxics and ozone network are funded, in total, environmental programs that protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Komarnicki Conservative Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions calling upon the House of Commons and Parliament to confirm that every human being is recognized by Canadian law as a human by amending section 223 of the Criminal Code in such a way as to reflect 21st century medical evidence. The petitioners are from Estevan, Oxbow and Frobisher.

Animal WelfarePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Peggy Nash NDP Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is in support of stronger animal cruelty legislation.

Stories like the horrific culling of sled dogs in 2001 shock and anger all of us, and yet our animal welfare laws are largely unchanged since 1892. So far I have received over 4,500 signatures in support of this petition calling for the government to recognize animals as beings that can feel pain, and to strengthen the animal cruelty section of the Criminal Code.

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Peggy Nash NDP Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, I also rise to present a petition signed by over 100 of my constituents in Parkdale—High Park, calling on Parliament to support the NDP motion to reject the proposed change to the eligibility age of old age security from 65 to 67, and maintain funding—

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Winnipeg North.

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, on this, the last day of our session, I want to bring forward a petition from individuals in Winnipeg North dealing with the increase in eligibility age of old age security from 65 to 67.

My constituents believe that people should be able to continue to have the option to retire at age 65, and that the government should not in any way diminish the importance and value of Canada's three major seniors programs: OAS, GIS and CPP.

AsbestosPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

June 21st, 2012 / 1:55 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin NDP Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present a petition calling on Parliament to recognize that asbestos is the greatest industrial killer the world has ever known, and that more people die from asbestos than all other industrial causes combined.

I will skip the preamble, and suggest that these petitioners call upon Parliament to ban asbestos in all of its forms, end all government subsidies to asbestos and stop blocking international health and safety conventions designed to protect workers.

Floor CrossingPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Robert Aubin NDP Trois-Rivières, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I am speaking on behalf of a number of my constituents in Saint-Maurice—Champlain, who are asking that members of Parliament who cross the floor be required to answer to their constituents by resigning and then being re-elected.

Employment InsurancePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

1:55 p.m.

NDP

Anne-Marie Day NDP Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting a petition signed by people from the Madawaska—Restigouche region. They are asking the government to scrap the employment insurance provisions in Bill C-38, particularly those concerning suitable employment, finding work and the creation of a social security tribunal.