June 9, 1992

PC

Rhéal Bélisle (Speaker pro tempore)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION TO EXTEND HOURS OF SITTING
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION TO EXTEND HOURS OF SITTING
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Some hon. members:

No.

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION TO EXTEND HOURS OF SITTING
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An hon. member:

On division.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION TO EXTEND HOURS OF SITTING
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Motion agreed to. June 9, 1992


PETITIONS

LIB

Gilbert Parent

Liberal

Mr. Gilbert Parent (Welland-St. Catharines-Tho-rold):

Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions to present to the House this morning concerning the holding of a referendum.

The Government of Canada put forth proposals for amending the Constitution earlier on. It established a citizens forum to ascertain the views of Canadians on numerous matters. Committees were set up to consult with the people of Canada concerning the proposals.

It should be noted that the Supreme Court has held that the Constitution of Canada belongs to the people. My constituents believe that consultations should extend to and include approving or disapproving constitutional amendments.

I would hope that the government would take this into consideration when it is bringing forth these proposals in the days ahead.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENDUM
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LIB

Mac Harb

Liberal

Mr. Mac Harb (Ottawa Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition concerning gasoline prices.

Gasoline prices are significantly higher in the Ottawa region than in other parts of the province. To that extent my constituents are calling on the government to take whatever action possible to correct this injustice to Ottawa motorists.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GASOLINE PRICES
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LIB

John V. Nunziata

Liberal

Mr. John Nunziata (York South-Weston):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition that was circulated by Give Life Canada on the issue of abortion.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to formulate and legislate a law to protect life from conception, a law which seeks to save the lives of both mother and child.

This petition is signed by several hundred petitioners.

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Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   ABORTION
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NDP

Robert Evans Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Robert E. Skelly (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by 36 of my constituents calling for the presentation of a referendum on the Constitution and requiring a majority of the total votes cast in the whole of Canada, together with a majority of the

Routine Proceedings

provinces with the territories being given the status of one province.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENDUM
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NDP

Robert Evans Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Robert E. Skelly (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker,

I also have a petition signed by several hundred of my constituents criticizing the government for promising to freeze unemployment insurance premiums for three years and then reneging on that promise.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to request that the government immediately act to freeze unemployment insurance premium rates for both employers and employees for no less than one year.

They also request that the government forgo any further cuts to unemployment insurance benefits.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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LIB

Shirley Maheu

Liberal

Mrs. Shirley Maheu (Saint-Laurent-Cartierville):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36,1 have the honour to present three petitions from British Columbia stating that the Canadian race relations foundation is a federal government initiative passed by the House of Commons as Bill C-63 almost two years ago and demonstrates its commitment to eradicating racism.

The petitioners are calling upon Parliament to urge the government to consider the advisability of establishing the Canadian race relations foundation this fiscal year.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN RACE RELATIONS FOUNDATION
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LIB

Diane Marleau (Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mrs. Diane Marleau (Sudbury):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present a petition which requests that Parliament recognize that crimes of violence against the person are serious and abhorrent to society. It asks that the Parliament of Canada amend the Criminal Code, the Bail Reform Act, 1972, and the Parole Act accordingly.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CRIMES OF VIOLENCE
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LIB

Diane Marleau (Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mrs. Diane Marleau (Sudbury):

Mr. Speaker, I also have a petition signed by a number of people from my riding asking that Parliament enact legislation that would protect the rights and the dignity of victims of sexual assault and counteract the prejudice and sexism surrounding the crime of sexual assault.

Government Orders GOODS AND SERVICES TAX

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SEXUAL ASSAULT
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NDP

Brian L. Gardiner

New Democratic Party

Mr. Brian L. Gardiner (Prince George-Bulkley Valley):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition to the House today under Standing Order 36.

It is a long-standing opposition by residents of northern British Columbia to the goods and services tax. This petition is signed by residents of northern B.C. in a number of communities, in particular Fort St. James, Prince George, McBride, Mackenzie and other communities.

They continue to call upon Parliament to reform the taxation system so that there is an effective minimum tax on wealthy individuals and corporations.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SEXUAL ASSAULT
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NDP

Raymond John Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ray Skelly (North Island-Powell River):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition from constituents living on the coast of British Columbia.

They ask that the federal government not proceed any further with the de-staffing of west coast lighthouses, that it implement the terms and conditions of the FURL report, The Future Role of Lightstations report, that it restore the person-years that have been removed from this program, and that it restore the budget cuts that have been put in place in anticipation of the de-staffing.

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Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   LIGHTHOUSES
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NDP

Raymond John Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ray Skelly (North Island -Powell River):

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition, again from residents of northern Vancouver Island who are extremely concerned about the cuts for rural and remote communities removing the isolated tax benefits.

They would ask that the government restore those tax benefits to people living in rural and remote areas as soon as possible.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TAX BENEFITS
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER

PC

James (Jim) Stewart Edwards (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jim Edwards (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons):

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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PC

Charles Deblois (Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

Shall the questions stand?

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Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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June 9, 1992