May 6, 1993

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS

PC

Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence; Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and to Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 13 petitions.

[Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings.]

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
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PC

Godfrey Stanley (Stan) Wilbee

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stan Wilbee (Delta):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present the report of the legislative committee on Bill C-101, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Public Service Staff Relations Act, with amendments, in both official languages.

[Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings.]

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BILL C-101 REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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CRIMINAL CODE

MEASURE TO AMEND

PC

Scott Jon Thorkelson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Scott Thorkelson (Edmonton - Strathcona) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-433, an act to amend the Criminal Code (breach of condition of parole or statutory release).

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Pursuant to Standing Order 68(2), the motion is deemed adopted.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Scott Jon Thorkelson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thorkelson:

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill regarding breach of parole.

This bill would amend the Criminal Code to make breach of either parole or statutory release conditions a criminal offence. I believe this amendment could have prevented the murders of Kittye Schmidt and Ezio Faraone.

Schmidt and Faraone were both murdered by parolees who had breached parole conditions. Currently parole officers can issue a warrant for the arrest of parolees who breach conditions.

However as parole officers have limited contact with parolees police officers who patrol the streets are more likely to witness a breach of parole conditions. Currently police officers are unable to arrest a parolee who is breaching non-criminal parole conditions.

This change would go a long way to help protect Canadian people. There is a loophole in the law and this would plug it.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Mr. Thorkelson moves that the bill be now read the first time and printed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(1), the motion is deemed adopted.

Bill read the first time and printed.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PETITIONS

LIB

Bill Rompkey

Liberal

Hon. William Rompkey (Labrador):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of several hundred people all over Labrador, where the first Inuk in the history of the legislature of Newfoundland was elected in the person of William Andersen III. I want to offer him my congratulations, and those of the House.

This petition calls upon the government to reverse its decision to cut funding for friendship centres. These have been very important to aboriginal people in Labrador. The funds have been cut and this petition calls upon the government to renew that funding.

May 6, 1993

Routine Proceedings

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FRIENDSHIP CENTRES
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LIB

Ron J. Duhamel

Liberal

Mr. Ronald J. Duhamel (St. Boniface):

Madam Speaker, in the first petition, the petitioners request Parliament to ensure that the CRTC carefully regulates the use of foul language and violence in radio and television programming.

They point out that violence is not only acts of violence but can also be language. They feel that neither is necessary to inform or to entertain. They also believe that there is too much violence in society today.

This violence undermines their efforts to bring up their children.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   RADIO AND TELEVISION PROGRAMMING
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LIB

Ron J. Duhamel

Liberal

Mr. Ronald J. Duhamel (St. Boniface):

Madam Speaker, in the second petition these petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to remove the hated goods and services tax on books and other reading materials. They point out that it has adversely affected the publishing industry and the creators of these works, such as artists, writers, publishers and what have you.

They also indicate that it runs contrary to government goals of increased productivity and more effectiveness. They point out that reading is essential. It is a cornerstone of a democratic country such as Canada.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOODS AND SERVICES TAX
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NDP

Dawn Black

New Democratic Party

Ms. Dawn Black (New Westminster-Burnaby):

Madam Speaker, I rise to present petitions signed by several hundred people from British Columbia asking the federal government to do everything in its power to stop the drift-net fishing in the north Pacific Ocean. They say that we are courting an ecological disaster by allowing drift-net fishing fleets in the north Pacific Ocean and that sea birds and marine mammals are being slaughtered by this practice.

Since the west coast salmon fishery is being damaged and there is a massive impact on our global ecosystem they ask that this Parliament use every means possible to stop the drift-net fishing in the north Pacific, including

the institution of economic sanctions against the offending countries.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   DRIFT-NET FISHING
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NDP

Dawn Black

New Democratic Party

Ms. Dawn Black (New Westminster-Burnaby):

Madam Speaker, my second petition is signed by over 400 people who say that the result of violence in entertainment and desensitization to violence in our society is that we are increasingly becoming a culture of violence and violence has become an ordinary part of our children's lives. They say that part of this culture of violence is exemplified by the serial killer board game which portrays torture, rape and murder as fun.

They call on Parliament to consider amending the Criminal Code of Canada so that violent and degrading materials such as these serial killer board games can be kept out of distribution in Canada.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   VIOLENCE
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PC

Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence; Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and to Minister of National Defence):

Madam Speaker, if question No. 274 could be made an Order for Return, the return would be tabled immediately.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the House that question No. 274 be deemed to have been made an Order for Return?

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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NDP

Mr. Riis (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Since January 1, 1989, has the government printed any material in connection with overseas trips by members of the cabinet other than the Prime Minister, and if so, (a) for which ministers (b) for which trips (c) what material was printed (d) in what quantities (e) at what cost?

Return tabled.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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May 6, 1993