House of Commons Hansard #75 of the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was police.

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Government Response to PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent to move the motion?

Government Response to PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Tla'amin Final Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

York—Simcoe Ontario

Conservative

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

(Bill C-34. On the Order: Government Orders)

April 9, 2014--Second reading of Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations among the parties on two motions, which I would like to propose, for which I anticipate you will receive unanimous consent. I move:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practices of the House, Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at the report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.

Tla'amin Final Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Is that agreed?

Tla'amin Final Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed

Tla'amin Final Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to, bill read a second time, considered in committee of the whole, reported, concurred in at the report stage and, by unanimous consent, read a third time and passed)

The Situation in the Republic of South SudanRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

York—Simcoe Ontario

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the second motion is the following:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a debate on the subject of the situation in the Republic of South Sudan take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014; that during the debate, no quorum calls, requests for unanimous consent or dilatory motions be received by the Chair; and that any member rising to speak during debate may indicate to the Chair that he or she will be dividing his or her time with another member.

The Situation in the Republic of South SudanRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Is that agreed?

The Situation in the Republic of South SudanRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed

The Situation in the Republic of South SudanRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

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

The Situation in the Republic of South SudanRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed

The Situation in the Republic of South SudanRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to)

Democratic ReformPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Larry Miller Conservative Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of my constituents. It is a petition to ensure that Canadians have a fair electoral system.

Veterans AffairsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

April 28th, 2014 / 3:20 p.m.

NDP

John Rafferty NDP Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to bring forward this petition, signed by constituents of mine from Fort Francis and Rainy River and also some constituents from the riding of Kenora. They are calling on the government to restore program and administrative funding to Veterans Affairs Canada and to reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada offices in Thunder Bay, Kelowna, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Sydney, Charlottetown, Corner Brook, and Prince George.

Canada PostPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett Liberal St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present petitions from members of my riding of St. Paul's. They want to bring attention to the proposal by Canada Post to close Toronto Station Q, located at 27 St. Clair Avenue East in Toronto. It is right at Yonge and St. Clair. They request that the minister of the Crown stop the proposed closure of this very important postal station for local businesses.

AgriculturePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Garry Breitkreuz Conservative Yorkton—Melville, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present. They are all from constituents in my riding in Saskatchewan.

The first petition concerns the right of farmers to save, reuse, select, exchange, and sell seeds. They are concerned that ancient practices will be criminalized and will harm farmers, citizens, and society in general. Therefore, they are asking Parliament to refrain from making any changes to the Seeds Act or the Plant Breeders' Rights Act through Bill C-18 that would further restrict farmers' rights or add to farmers' costs in enshrining in legislation restrictions on their ability to save, reuse, select, exchange, and sell seeds.

Proportional RepresentationPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Garry Breitkreuz Conservative Yorkton—Melville, SK

Mr. Speaker, the next petition also comes from constituents in the Saskatchewan area. Their petition is in regard to ensuring that Canadians have a fair electoral system. They are advocating that there be a suitable forum of proportional representation whereby everyone can cast an equal and effective vote to be fairly represented in Parliament regardless of their political beliefs or place of residence and to be—

Proportional RepresentationPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order, please. The member has had the floor for some time and there are several members anxiously awaiting to present petitions. I hear he has one more, so I would ask him to very quickly present that one.

UkrainePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Garry Breitkreuz Conservative Yorkton—Melville, SK

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I will do it as quickly as I can.

The third petition calls upon the people of Canada to stand with the Ukrainian people during this difficult time, and to continue to forcefully oppose all efforts to repress the Ukrainian people’s rights and freedoms, and to monitor closely and utilize all options that are at Canada's disposal.

VIA RailPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Philip Toone NDP Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have before me three petitions containing a few hundred signatures all on a related topic, namely, safeguarding VIA Rail service in eastern Canada.

As we know, a section of the rail line between Miramichi and Bathurst might well be abandoned. People in northern New Brunswick and eastern Quebec are very concerned about the fact that VIA Rail service could be permanently eliminated. We hope that the government is listening.

AgriculturePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Mike Allen Conservative Tobique—Mactaquac, NB

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting two petitions today that are signed by 71 people from around New Brunswick and a few from outside the province. The petitioners are asking the government to refrain from making changes to the Seeds Act and the Plant Breeders' Rights Act through Bill C-18. The petitioners believe that it would further restrict farmers' rights and add to the farmers' costs.

Conflict MineralsPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Charmaine Borg NDP Terrebonne—Blainville, QC

Mr. Speaker, today I am very proud to present a petition signed by young people from my riding and by people from the south shore of Montreal. They are calling on the government to pass the bill on conflict minerals introduced by my colleague from Ottawa Centre. The bill aims to end the trade of these minerals and help put an end to the conflicts.

The SenatePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a very timely petition from residents in Winnipeg North. The petitioners are asking for the Prime Minister to look at ways to reform the Senate that would not require constitutional amendments. It is very timely indeed.

AsbestosPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin NDP Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians who call upon Parliament and the House of Commons assembled to recognize that asbestos is the greatest industrial killer that the world has ever known; that more Canadians, in fact, now die from asbestos than all other industrial and occupational causes combined; and that perhaps it is fitting on this April 28, the day of mourning for injured and killed workers on the job, that Parliament ban asbestos in all of its forms, institute a just transition program for people affected by this ban, and stop blocking international health and safety conventions such as the Rotterdam Convention.

Canada PostPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Tarik Brahmi NDP Saint-Jean, QC

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition signed by residents of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the surrounding municipalities.

The petitioners believe that the reduction in postal services, the elimination of home delivery for thousands of urban customers and the reduced hours for thousands of rural customers will have completely unfair consequences for seniors, for people with disabilities and, as it happens, for businesses.