June 8, 1993

PETITIONS

LIB

Ralph Ferguson

Liberal

Hon. Ralph Ferguson (Lambton-Middlesex):

Madam Speaker, I rise today under Standing Order 36 to present petitions signed by people from southwestern Ontario, from Dutton, West Lome, Fingal, Rodney, Springfield, Samia, Chatham and my own constituency and the village of Wardsville.

The petition calls on the government to the ban a board game being introduced into Canada called serial killer board game, number one edition, and the importation of serial killer cards.

Parents and grandparents strongly object to this game being allowed into Canada. The board game comes complete with a body bag, 25 babies and four serial killer figures. The object of the game is to commit murder and the person with the highest body count is the winner.

This ghoulish game is not in the best interests of children or Canadians of any age. The cards glamorize individuals who have wounded, raped and killed many people.

These petitioners humbly pray and call upon this House and Parliament to urge the Government of Canada to ban the sale of the serial killer board game and serial killer cards and any other such games, cards or materials made available in Canada in order to protect innocent children and Canadian citizens from violence.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SERIAL KILLER BOARD GAMES
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LIB

Ron J. Duhamel

Liberal

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

Madam Speaker, in this first instance I have petitioners who point out that in receipted day care there are deductions for those who use that type of child care while there is no comparable deduction for those parents who choose to

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stay at home to raise their children. They feel this is an unfair situation which they would like corrected.

They also point out that there are too many programs in the taxation system that lead to real confusion and they call on the government to simplify the rules and regulations and the programs.

This second group of petitioners ask that deductions for child care be deductible from income for those families with special needs children, and especially for single parent families with special needs children.

They point out that some children require special facilities and services which are extremely costly. They believe that the current laws are unfair, insensitive and discriminatory and that they must be reviewed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CHILD CARE
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LIB

Ron J. Duhamel

Liberal

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

This third instance, Madam Speaker, we have petitioners who want a simplification of the language of taxation. They also believe that unemployed workers, workers who are receiving workers' compensation and others who require child care so that they can go to interviews, take training programs, et cetera, should be permitted to do so.

They ask for the elimination of the goods and services tax. They ask for the promotion of the $1,000 interest and investment income deduction to encourage Canadians to bring investment back to Canada. They want an allowance of tax deductions for individuals who work on commission who must purchase their uniforms and/or tools for their employment. They want a cessation of tax loopholes which benefit the wealthy and large corporations, notably deferrals for private family trusts, business and entertainment exemptions, et cetera.

Finally, they want implementation of tax credits which would assist individuals with no or low incomes for the purchase of pharmaceutical drugs for seniors and education expenses for students.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TAXATION
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PC

Edward Allan Horning

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A1 Horning (Okanagan Centre):

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present five petitions with 167 names from Gordon Grant, Gary Lohmeier, Roy George, Gordon Wright and Jack and Mary Cardiff on behalf of a group of constituents of mine who humbly call upon Parliament to enact legislation which will allow a referendum of the people binding upon Parliament to accept

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or reject the two official languages, English and French, for the government and people of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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NDP

John R. (Jack) Whittaker

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jack Whittaker (Okanagan -Similkameen-Merritt):

Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to present this morning. The first I wish to present pursuant to Standing Order 36 is one in which people throughout my riding, from Grand Forks to Westbridge to Beaverdell, have expressed concern over the proposed North American free trade agreement.

They suggest that the North American free trade agreement cannot be remedied through renegotiation and they call upon the House to reject the proposed North American free trade agreement and to recommend to the government that it use the termination clause to end the U.S.-Canada free trade agreement.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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NDP

John R. (Jack) Whittaker

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jack Whittaker (Okanagan -Similkameen-Merritt):

Madam Speaker, it is my duty to present this petition sent to me by Mr. Donald Deprose of Penticton, British Columbia in which the petitioners call upon Parliament to enact legislation providing for a referendum of the people binding upon Parliament to accept or reject two official languages, English and French, for the government and the people of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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NDP

Joy Langan (Deputy Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Ms. Joy Langan (Mission-Coquitlam):

Madam Speaker, it is my privilege on behalf of my constituents to present two petitions under Standing Order 36.

The first petition requests that the minister responsible act immediately to correct the inequity of non-custodial parents in Canada who are allowed an income tax deduction for child support payments while custodial parents are not allowed a similar deduction for their financial contributions to child rearing.

The petitioners point out that custodial parents must pay income tax on child support payments received from non-custodial parents. Therefore they request that this inequity be treated by the minister responsible to ensure

that the child support contributions of both custodial and non-custodial parents be equal for tax purposes.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS
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NDP

Joy Langan (Deputy Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Ms. Joy Langan (Mission-Coquitlam):

Madam Speaker, my other petition is from persons who feel very strongly that the Canada Labour Code does not contain any limitations on the ability of employers to continue operating with replacement workers during a strike or lockout.

The petitioners cite the lockout of Nationair's 450 flight attendants which started in 1991 as an example of unnecessary picket line violence and confrontation taking place in the absence of such anti-scab legislation.

They therefore urge Parliament to amend the Canada Labour Code to prohibit the use of replacement workers by employers during a strike or lockout in the federal jurisdiction, as Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia have.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA LABOUR CODE
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NDP

Lyle Dean MacWilliam

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lyle Dean MacWilliam (Okanagan-Shuswap):

Madam Speaker, I have a number of petitions.

A number of people in the riding of Okanagan-Shuswap as well as people throughout British Columbia are very concerned about the intention to dam the North Thompson River at Valemount, British Columbia and the sale of that water to San Diego and other California markets.

The petitioners ask the government to state categorically that it will not permit our fresh waters to be dammed and diverted to the U.S.A. and to state that our Canadian rivers are not for sale.

On behalf of residents throughout British Columbia I submit those petitions.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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NDP

Lyle Dean MacWilliam

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lyle Dean MacWilliam (Okanagan-Shuswap):

Madam Speaker, this group of petitions concerns the proposed North American trade agreement.

It has resulted in even greater trade concessions being demanded of Canada. In particular, the new generic versions of brand name drugs will no longer be allowed

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on the market during the 20-year monopoly on the drug pricing for each.

The petitioners ask the House and this government to reject the proposed North American trade agreement and to recommend to the government that it use the termination clause to end the Canada-U.S. trade agreement.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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Guy R. Williams

Mr. Lyle Dean Mac William (Okanagan-Shuswap):

Madam Speaker, my last petition is with respect to the actions of the government.

These citizens are concerned about and fear that the government has disenfranchised the people of Canada with respect to official languages.

They ask that a referendum of the people be held to accept or reject the two official languages policy that is currently in place for the Government of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nelson A. Riis (Kamloops):

Madam Speaker, it is an honour to present a group of petitions from residents of Squilax, Salmon Arm, Celista, Anglemont, Chase, Vancouver, Seymour Arm, Little Fort, Heffley Creek, Kelowna, Forest Grove, Lac des Roches, Edmonton, Kamloops and a number of other smaller communities.

They like others earlier today have indicated their opposition to any possibility of the interbasin transfer of water for export.

The petitioners urge the Government of Canada to pass the bill recently introduced in the House that would prohibit interbasin transfer of water for export purposes.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nelson A. Riis (Kamloops):

Madam Speaker, I have another petition signed by a number of residents of the Indo-Canadian community in Kamloops who point out that there have been changes to section 6 of the Immigration Act which includes the family class for immigration purposes.

They point out that this will set up barriers to family reunification, particularly for young women who traditionally remain dependent on their parents until they marry in India.

The petitioners are simply asking Parliament to re-examine that section of the Immigration Act to ensure that it does not prohibit the reunification of Indo-Canadian families, as well as others of course.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   IMMIGRATION ACT
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Mr. Brian@

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have the honour to present two petitions including the names of hundreds of people from the riding of Elk Island and elsewhere.

The first petition asks Parliament to strengthen or replace the Young Offenders Act with legislation that would be a stronger deterrent to youth crime.

These petitioners are concerned mostly with repeat violent young offenders and they recommend that there be harsher penalties including work camps. In cases dealing with theft or property damage they suggest financial repayment to the victims of crime.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   YOUNG OFFENDERS ACT
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Mr. Brian@

Madam Speaker, the second petition that I am presenting today deals with child poverty.

A number of petitioners from Fort Saskatchewan and elsewhere ask Parliament to take the actions necessary to reaffirm its commitment to seek the elimination of poverty among children in Canada by the year 2000 and to develop a plan for the implementation of this commitment.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CHILD POVERTY
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LIB

Elizabeth (Beth) Phinney

Liberal

Ms. Beth Phinney (Hamilton Mountain):

Madam Speaker, I have the pleasure today to present over

100,000 signatures on petitions to add to the almost two million signatures that have already been presented in the House by various members and parties.

These petitioners feel that there are still serious deficiencies in the criminal justice system of Canada. They ask that Parliament recognize that crimes of violence against the person are serious and abhorrent in our society.

These petitioners ask the government to amend the Criminal Code of Canada, the Bail Reform Act 1972, and the Parole Act accordingly.

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   JUSTICE
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PC

Robert Harold Porter

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bob Porter (Medicine Hat):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition that has been certified by the clerk pursuant to Standing Order 36.

This petition includes the signatures of some of my constituents in the riding of Medicine Hat. The petition calls on the Government of Canada to enact legislation providing for a referendum of the people, binding upon Parliament, to accept or reject two official languages, English and French, for the government and the people of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   JUSTICE
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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 Questions Nos. 496 and 509 could be made Orders for Returns, those returns would be tabled immediately.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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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 Questions Nos. 496 and 509 be deemed to have been made Orders for Returns?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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June 8, 1993