June 10, 1993

CROWN PROPERTY LIENS ACT

MEASURE TO ENACT

LIB

Don Boudria (Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition; Liberal Party Deputy House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Don Boudria (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-454, an act to make Crown land subject to provincial mechanics' or builders' liens legislation.

Topic:   CROWN PROPERTY LIENS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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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:   CROWN PROPERTY LIENS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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LIB

Don Boudria (Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition; Liberal Party Deputy House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Boudria:

Madam Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to give subcontractors working on or supplying materials to federal Crown property the protection of provincial builders or mechanics lien legislation by allowing liens on federal Crown property and obliging the federal Crown to make the required hold-back of payments to the main contractor in order to ensure that subcontractors are paid.

Over recent years many subcontractors on federal government projects have been left holding the bag when main contractors have gone bankrupt. This is very unfortunate and I believe that small and medium-sized

businesses in the construction area require this kind of protection.

Topic:   CROWN PROPERTY LIENS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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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. Boudria 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:   CROWN PROPERTY LIENS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT

MEASURE TO AMEND

LIB

Rex Crawford

Liberal

Mr. Rex Crawford (Kent) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-455, an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act.

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
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:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Rex Crawford

Liberal

Mr. Crawford:

Madam Speaker, I rise on behalf of two of my constituents, Maria and Robert Weese of Wallace-burg, Ontario, who tragically lost a son in an accident when a portable soccer net blew over.

This private member's bill is an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act and comes on the heels of the coroner's jury recommendations of the Wallaceburg case.

The bill would require that all soccer goals, hand ball goals and field hockey goals for recreational or school use be fixed to the ground. There are many other cases where nets have blown down and youngsters have been injured or even killed in both Canada and the United States.

I commend the Weese family for working to prevent other possible tragedies. I am proud and honoured as their member of Parliament to present this private member's bill today.

June 10, 1993

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
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. Crawford 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:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PETITIONS

LIB

Jean-Robert Gauthier

Liberal

Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier):

Madam Speaker, I have 19 petitions signed by people from the province of Ontario and from as far as the western and eastern parts of this country. These people want to establish Canada-wide standardized tests for students.

The people who have volunteered to gather these signatures were directed by Mrs. Cynthia Bled, an Ottawa Board of Education trustee. I want to thank them for all the work they have done.

The petitioners are concerned, as are many of us, with the fact that Canadian youth are leaving schools too quickly, that some 30 per cent do not finish secondary school and that 40 per cent of Canadians in 1993 have difficulties in reading and arithmetic.

If we want to compete in this international global economy we will have to be able to train our young people to better defend themselves and to learn and develop better skills.

These people are asking that national standards for testing in education be established across the country and I would like to endorse that.

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EDUCATION
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LIB

Don Boudria (Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition; Liberal Party Deputy House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Don Boudria (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell):

Madam Speaker, it is my honour and privilege to present yet another series of petitions concerning the serial killer board game.

Today I am tabling 1,549 more signatures from across Canada asking the government to ban the importation of the serial killer board game.

The House will know that I have tabled to date petitions containing 46,695 signatures to ban this prod-

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uct. This is in addition to those tabled by many other members thus far.

I want to thank all Canadians and all members of Parliament who have helped in this exercise and who continue to do so. I continue to encourage Canadians to solicit signatures to ban the importation of this product into Canada.

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SERIAL KILLER BOARD GAME
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NDP

John R. (Jack) Whittaker

New Democratic Party

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

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition pursuant to Standing Order 36.

The people of my area of Okanagan Falls, Penticton, Kaleden, Oliver, Osoyoos, Greenwood, Grand Forks, Keremeos and Summerland are concerned about the affordability of telecommunications with the entry of Unitel and with the passage of the recent bill by the government.

The petitioners urge the government to consult with all affected parties, especially the rural residents who are at risk of having substantially increased costs for local telephone calls. That has already occurred in the province of British Columbia.

They urge the government to hold local hearings in the rural communities before deciding the fate of Canada's telephone system and pay attention to the direction given by the local people.

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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LIB

Fred J. Mifflin

Liberal

Mr. Fred J. Mifflin (Bonavista-TVinity-Conception):

Madam Speaker, I rise to present a petition certified by the clerk. The 25 petitioners are concerned that the $55 billion we spend on education and training be spent properly.

These petitioners humbly pray and call upon Parliament to co-operate with the provinces and to establish a Canada-wide standardized test for students.

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EDUCATION
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LIB

Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken

Liberal

Mr. Peter Milliken (Kingston and the Islands):

Madam Speaker, like the hon. member for Bonavista-Trinity-Conception and the hon. member for Ottawa-Vanier I have a petition signed by numerous residents of Ottawa. They are also concerned about the expense governments in Canada incur in support of education.

They call upon the Parliament of Canada, in co-operation with the provinces, to establish standardized testing for students across our country so we can get better value for our education dollar.

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Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EDUCATION
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LIB

George Albert Proud

Liberal

Mr. George Proud (Hillsborough):

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I rise to present a petition on behalf of students throughout the country.

They humbly beg Parliament, in co-operation with the provinces, to establish Canada-wide standardized tests.

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EDUCATION
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NDP

James Capsey (Jim) Karpoff

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jim KarpofF (Surrey North):

Madam Speaker, I have the privilege to present two petitions this morning. One is signed by a number of residents in my riding of Surrey North in which they condemn the government's action of closing the immigration office and moving it to Vancouver.

They point out that it will mean poorer service in that people will have to travel into Vancouver. It also means the loss of jobs within the community. They ask the government to reverse its decision.

Topic:   HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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June 10, 1993