June 1, 1993

INCOME TAX ACT

MEASURE TO AMEND

PC

Peter L. McCreath (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Peter L. McCreath (South Shore) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-441, an act to amend the Income Thx Act (dependant students over 18 years of age).

June 1, 1993

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

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

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Peter L. McCreath (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McCreath:

Mr. Speaker, it certainly is my pleasure to introduce this private member's bill this morning.

It seems to me that it is rather anomalous that we can have our sister, brother, mother or father living with us and they can be claimed for income tax purposes, but if we have our own sons or daughters resident with us and they are students but have passed the age of 18 we can no longer claim them as an income tax dependant.

We all know the difficulties for students in financing their education and for parents in assisting them. This bill would extend the child tax credit benefit to an eligible individual taxpayer who is a parent responsible for the care and upbringing of a child who is a student living at home until the dependent student attains the age of 26 years, commencing in 1993 taxation year.

I think this would be helpful to a lot of parents and a lot of students. Therefore I am proud to introduce it and I commend it to the House.

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

Mr. McCreath 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:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PETITIONS

LIB

Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken

Liberal

Mr. Peter Milliken (Kingston and the Islands):

Mr. Speaker, some constituents of mine have signed a petition and have asked me to present it in the House. I am pleased to honour their request and therefore table this petition as requested by them since this subject is important to these constituents.

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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PC

Guy St-Julien

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Guy Saint-Julien (Abitibi):

Madam Speaker, I would like to table a petition from employees of the

Routine Proceedings

House of Commons stating that parts II and III of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act have remained unproclaimed since 1986. As a result, employees of the House of Commons, the Library of Parliament and members' staff have no legal protection with respect to occupational health and safety and do not participate in joint consultations on employer-employee relations and occupational health and safety. These employees are not covered by standards set forth in the Canada Labour Code.

Wherefore your petitioners humbly pray and call upon Parliament to put pressure on the government to proclaim parts II and III of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   PARLIAMENTARY EMPLOYMENT AND STAFF RELATIONS
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NDP

Nelson Andrew Riis (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nelson A. Riis (Kamloops):

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour and a privilege to present a petition on behalf of a number of residents from a variety of communities in western Canada, primarily in British Columbia.

They draw the attention of the House to the fact that a firm out of Vancouver has announced its intention to divert part of the North Thompson River in order to sell water in the San Diego, California area. It plans to move one million acre feet a year through the Rocky Mountain trench and eventually, using water diversion schemes, to sell the water in California.

These constituents believe, as I do, that the North American free trade agreement would facilitate the sale of this water, as was demonstrated conclusively in the House last Friday. Therefore they are asking the Government of Canada to bring forward legislation as was originally proposed in 1988 and which it promised to do then but has forgotten ever since, that would prohibit the interbasin transfer of water in Canada.

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER

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, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Government Orders

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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):

Is it agreed?

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Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

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GOVERNMENT ORDERS

CANADA LABOUR CODE


The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-101, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Public Service Staff Relations Act, as reported, with amendments from a legislative committee.


SPEAKER'S RULING

PC

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

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

There are six motions in amendment standing on the Notice Paper for the report stage of Bill C-101, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Public Service Staff Relations Act.

Motions Nos. 1 and 4, standing in the name of the hon. member for Mission-Coquitlam, and Motion No. 6, standing in the name of the hon. member for Ottawa West, will be grouped for debate and voted on as follows:

(a) the vote on Motion No. 1 will apply to Motion No.

4;

(b) if Motion No. 1 carries, it will not be necessary to vote on Motion No. 6;

(c) if Motion No. 1 is negatived, it will be necessary to vote on Motion No. 6.

Motion No. 2 standing in the name of the hon. member for Kenora-Rainy River will not be selected as it is identical to Motion No. 1.

Motion No. 3, standing in the name of the hon. member for Laurier-Sainte-Marie, will be debated and voted on separately.

Motion No. 5 standing in the name of the hon. member for Ottawa West will not be selected as it is identical to Motion No. 4.

I shall now propose Motions Nos. 1, 4 and 6 to the House.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SPEAKER'S RULING
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MEASURE TO AMEND

June 1, 1993