House of Commons Hansard #259 of the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was c-50.

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Oral QuestionsPoint of OrderOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Bloc

Simon Marcil Bloc Mirabel, QC

Mr. Speaker, during yesterday's question period, I used unparliamentary language and hurt people's feelings. Since I am not the kind of person who wants to hurt people's feelings, I withdraw my remarks.

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

I thank the hon. member for his apology, and I believe he has another point of order.

Trans-Pacific PartnershipOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Bloc

Simon Marcil Bloc Mirabel, QC

Mr. Speaker, now that that is taken care of, I seek the unanimous consent of the House for the following motion:

That this House calls on the government to ensure that there is no breach in supply management as part of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trans-Pacific PartnershipOral Questions

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

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

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

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

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

(Motion agreed to)

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

Order. I believe the hon. member for Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix has a point of order.

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3:10 p.m.

Conservative

Sylvie Boucher Conservative Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d’Orléans—Charlevoix, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons to withdraw her remarks about members on this side of the House not respecting the House. That is not true. All members here respect the House, and we respect everyone.

Trans-Pacific PartnershipOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

I thank the hon. member for Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix for her comments. Is her question related to the Standing Orders or the debate? I do not see the hon. Leader of the Government in the House of Commons rising to respond.

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Conservative

Mark Strahl Conservative Chilliwack—Hope, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

In response to my question, the government House leader indicated that I had my facts wrong about the report that bears the Prime Minister's name. I did want to say that yes, while he was accused of breaking the law in seven places, he was found guilty of breaking it in four.

Trans-Pacific PartnershipOral Questions

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

That sounds more like a question for debate, but I do thank the hon. member.

Indigenous and Northern AffairsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Labrador Newfoundland & Labrador

Liberal

Yvonne Jones LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, copies of the 2012-13 annual report of the Nunavut Implementation Panel. I request that this report be referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

HealthPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Conservative

Rachael Harder Conservative Lethbridge, AB

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to table in the House a petition on behalf of 600 women, who are calling on the Minister of Health to provide better information and resources to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction in all stages of a woman's life.

Eighty-three per cent of women are unaware of their pelvic floor muscles and the role these important muscles play in both pregnancy and in delivery. One in three women will have issues in their lifetime. I have received emails from women who live coast to coast and who are speaking out with regard to these issues. They are asking the government to play a role.

A 28-year-old woman from Saskatchewan shared her story of intense discomfort during pregnancy because of the separation of her abdomen. She required a week of pelvic muscle exercises before she was even able to lift her leg without pain.

Another woman shared her story about an—

HealthPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Geoff Regan

Order. I hate to interrupt because it is an interesting subject, but this is not debate. We ask members to simply present the petition and to do so in a concise fashion.

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Conservative

Rachael Harder Conservative Lethbridge, AB

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate that reminder.

Another woman shared her story about an undiagnosed pelvic disorder and the long-term health consequences it had on her.

We can and we should do more in order to educate women and health professionals about pelvic floor dysfunction. By tabling this petition in the House today, I am standing with women from across this country who are requesting that more be done.

The EnvironmentPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Green Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise to present a petition in the House today from constituents in Saanich—Gulf Islands calling on the Government of Canada to protect Saanich Inlet immediately by listing it as a designated zone for zero sewage discharge.

I appreciate the moment to present this petition again.

Animal WelfarePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Liberal Beaches—East York, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions to present today that are all related to improving the humane treatment of animals in Canada.

The first two petitions are signed by over 40,000 Canadians calling on our government to improve the Criminal Code's animal cruelty section. Ninety-two percent of Canadians are in support.

As some in the House will remember, I introduced a bill, which was defeated. However, the minister did state that all Canadians care about this issue, and 40,000 Canadians are calling on our government to institute and implement immediately a review of the Criminal Code.

VegetarianismPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Liberal Beaches—East York, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition was signed by more than 3,000 Canadians.

The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to require public canteens under federal jurisdiction to provide a strict vegetarian or vegan option and to raise this issue and work with all provincial and territorial counterparts. This occurred in Portugal. Dieticians around the world know that this is the healthiest of options.

Animal WelfarePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

February 7th, 2018 / 3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Liberal Beaches—East York, ON

Mr. Speaker, the fourth petition is signed by more than 7,000 Canadians.

The petitioners are calling on the government to require slaughterhouses and other industrial agribusinesses that raise, transport, or slaughter large numbers of animals to install video surveillance equipment with a feed that can be viewed by CFIA officials.

There have been rampant abuses in slaughterhouses, including most recently in the Ryding Regency slaughterhouse in Toronto. The actions I saw in that video are criminal, and the government should act.

Visitors' VisasPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition that has been signed by many constituents in regard to Canada's super visa for individuals who want to visit from abroad, whether it is from the Philippines, Punjab, or any other country.

The super visa was designed to allow individuals to come for a period of up to two years, then leave, then ultimately be able to come back for another two years. The petitioners are concerned that many of these individuals, especially on their second return, are often limited to well less than six months.

Falun GongPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Garnett Genuis Conservative Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Mr. Speaker, while John McCallum, Canada's ambassador to China, thinks that Canada has more in common with China than the U.S., these petitioners know better. The petitioners recognize the abuse of Tibetans, Christians, democracy advocates, Muslims, and many others in China who simply want their basic human rights recognized.

This petition draws the attention of the House to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The petitioners call on Chinese officials to immediately end the persecution of the Falun Gong and to release all prisoners of conscience, including Canadian citizens and their family members.

The petitioners request that the Canadian government take every opportunity to establish measures to investigate the Chinese regime's organ harvesting from innocent people, a subject on which I have a private member's bill. I hope the government will take this seriously and change direction and start taking human rights in China seriously.

Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Winnipeg North Manitoba

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Motions for PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Winnipeg North Manitoba

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all notices of motions for the production of papers be allowed to stand.