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House of Commons Hansard #148 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was force.

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Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Chris Charlton NDP Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce a petition today signed by thousands of people from across the country in support of Bill C-305, which was introduced by my colleague, the member for Trinity—Spadina.

The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to implement a public transit strategy so that we have a permanent plan to provide sustainable, predictable, long-term and adequate funding in order to increase access to public transit.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Conservative Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have two different petitions I want to table today.

The first is a petition from Manitobans in support of Motion 312. The petitioners are calling upon the House of Commons to amend section 223 of the Criminal Code so that it reflects 21st century medicine.

HealthPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Conservative Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-386. I have almost 500 signatures here from across Canada supporting the prohibition of using tanning equipment by anyone under the age of 18 and properly labelling the equipment as carcinogenic-radiating equipment.

Animal WelfarePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

John Rafferty NDP Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition on behalf of signatories from Thunder Bay calling upon the Government of Canada to support a universal declaration on animal welfare.

PensionsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

John Rafferty NDP Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition calling upon the Government of Canada to affirm that pension benefits are in fact deferred wages and to elevate and define pension benefit plans to secured status in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Mark Strahl Conservative Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition on behalf of my constituents in Chilliwack calling upon the Parliament of Canada to amend section 223 of our Criminal Code in such a way as to reflect 21st century medical evidence.

AbortionPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Annick Papillon NDP Québec, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition against Motion No. 312, which reopens the abortion debate. I am very pleased to present this petition today because I think it is important.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Blaine Calkins Conservative Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition on behalf of constituents from the Wetaskiwin area of my constituency asking Parliament to look at Motion 312. They state that Canada’s 400-year-old definition of a human being says that a child does not become a human being until the moment of complete birth, contrary to 21st century medical evidence, and that Parliament has a solemn duty to reject any law that says some human beings are not human.

Therefore, the petitioners call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled 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--

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order, please. I would remind members that they are not supposed to read the text of the petition but just provide a brief summary.

The hon. member for Trois-Rivières.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Robert Aubin NDP Trois-Rivières, QC

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise to speak on behalf of many Canadians who want the government to support the bill introduced by my colleague from Trinity—Spadina regarding the creation of a national public transit strategy in Canada.

The EnvironmentPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Independent

Bruce Hyer Independent Thunder Bay—Superior North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of presenting a petition on behalf of residents of Kenora, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba about the closing of the Experimental Lakes Area.

I will quote the words of David Schindler:

Few scientific projects of any sort have had the global impact of ELA, and certainly none can match it on the basis of scientific return per dollar spent.

Multiple SclerosisPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Liberal Etobicoke North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition regarding CCSVI. Today marks one year and eighty-two days since the government promised clinical trials on CCSVI. There is still no action and in this time we have potentially lost more than 450 people to devastating multiple sclerosis and those living with the disease will have worsened on average by one disability score.

The petitioners call for the Minister of Health to consult experts actively engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of CCSVI to undertake phase III clinical trials on an urgent—

Multiple SclerosisPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order, please. The hon. member for Sarnia—Lambton.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Patricia Davidson Conservative Sarnia—Lambton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition in support of Motion No. 312.

AbortionPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Rathika Sitsabaiesan NDP Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition signed by women and men from across Canada who are opposed to the Conservative Motion No. 312, a thinly veiled attempt to reopen the abortion debate in Canada, a debate that Canadians have already had. Canadians are ready to move on. It is about time that all members of the Conservative benches support of a woman's right to choose.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

September 19th, 2012 / 3:30 p.m.

NDP

Rathika Sitsabaiesan NDP Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I also have a petition in support of Bill C-305, the bill to create a national public—

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order, please. The hon. member for Fleetwood—Port Kells.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Nina Grewal Conservative Fleetwood—Port Kells, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today on behalf of the constituents of Fleetwood—Port Kells to present a petition signed by dozens of my constituents.

The petitioners request that Parliament support Motion No. 312, which will be debated this week and voted on next week and reconsider the definition of what it means to be a human and amend section 223 of the Criminal Code to reflect 21st century medical evidence.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Linda Duncan NDP Edmonton Strathcona, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present yet another petition from Canadians in support of the call for the Government of Canada to join other OECD nations to institute, by law, a national transit strategy.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Leon Benoit Conservative Vegreville—Wainwright, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions.

In two of them, constituents note that section 223 of the Criminal Code comes from 400-year-old British common law and the child only becomes a human being once he or she proceeds from the womb. The petitioners call on Parliament to have a discussion on that.

In the other one, the petitioners call on Parliament to amend section 223 of the Criminal Code to reflect current science.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Conservative

Leon Benoit Conservative Vegreville—Wainwright, AB

Mr. Speaker, in the other petition, the petitioners call on the House to speedily enact legislation that restricts abortion to the greatest extent possible.

Rights of the UnbornPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Hélène Laverdière NDP Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present one of many petitions that we have received from people across Canada.

These petitions point out that the Supreme Court has already recognized that the medical and legal definitions of a fetus are two completely different things, and the petitioners are calling on the House to oppose Motion M-312.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Claude Gravelle NDP Nickel Belt, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to present this petition today that calls on the government to provide a permanent investment plan for public transit.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Ève Péclet NDP La Pointe-de-l'Île, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am giving my support to all my colleagues. Therefore, I am pleased to present a petition signed by hundreds of Canadians who support a national public transit strategy. I would like to point out that Canada is the only OECD country that does not have a strategy of this kind.

Public TransitPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

NDP

Mike Sullivan NDP York South—Weston, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition that calls on the government to create a national public transit strategy.