June 14, 1993

PETITIONS

LIB

Mac Harb

Liberal

Mr. Mac Harb (Ottawa Centre):

Mr. Speaker, this petition has to do with the unfair high gasoline prices in the national capital region.

Over and over again constituents from Ottawa Centre as well as constituents in the national capital region are outraged with the unfair high gasoline prices. They are once again calling on this House to urge the government to take all necessary steps in order to correct this injustice for the people of this region.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GASOLINE PRICES
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PC

Wilton (Willie) Littlechild

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Willie Littlechild (Wetaskiwin):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am proud to present two petitions, both of them certified correct as to form and content.

The first is from constituents mainly from Ponoka, Thorsby, Leduc and Tees, who 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:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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PC

Wilton (Willie) Littlechild

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Willie Littlechild (Wetaskiwin):

The second one is mainly from Ponoka, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin and other areas like Prince Rupert and Bluffton.

These petitioners ask Parliament to establish a peace trust fund which would allow Canadian taxpayers who for reasons of conscience or religion choose to redirect the portion of their taxes paid to the government away from military uses and to a fund which would use the resources so directed for peace, education, research, humanitarian aid and other peaceful purposes.

June 14, 1993

Routine Proceedings VIOLENCE

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   PEACE TRUST FUND
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LIB

Derek Vincent Lee

Liberal

Mr. Derek Lee (Scarborough-Rouge River):

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by dozens of petitioners in east metropolitan Toronto.

Occasioned by the recent release of a repeated child molester in Ontario, they ask Parliament to address reform of the Criminal Code, the Parole Act and the Penitentiary Act.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   PEACE TRUST FUND
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PC

Edward Allan Horning

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A1 Horning (Okanagan Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present seven petitions with 240 names on behalf of a group of my constituents who humbly call upon Parliament to enact legislation which would allow a referendum of the people calling upon Parliament to accept or reject two official languages, English and French, for the government and the people of Canada.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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LIB

Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken

Liberal

Mr. Peter Milliken (Kingston and the Islands):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to present a petition signed by numerous residents of the Ottawa area protesting the high cost of gas in this region.

I can say that in Kingston on Thursday evening gas prices went from 49 cents a litre to 56 cents a litre at many of the major distribution points. This is purely an attempt at gas price gouging for the weekend because the prices generally go back down on Mondays. This is the third or fourth time at least this year that this has happened.

These constituents protest this kind of pricing, which is predatory and unfair pricing, that is being engaged in and have signed this petition calling on this House to do something to bring this kind of situation to an end.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GASOLINE PRICES
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LIB

Mary Catherine Clancy

Liberal

Ms. Mary Clancy (Halifax):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a number of different petitions.

The first is 198 petitions with over 8,000 names of petitioners who call upon the government to reinstate as soon as possible the Court Challenges Program. I think that this would be particularly significant given the recent developments in the Conservative Party.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   COURT CHALLENGES PROGRAM
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LIB

Mary Catherine Clancy

Liberal

Ms. Mary Clancy (Halifax):

Mr. Speaker, I have 67 petitions with over 2,600 names in which people from all across the country call upon 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:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   POVERTY
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LIB

Mary Catherine Clancy

Liberal

Ms. Mary Clancy (Halifax):

The last group of petitions with over 4,000 names asks the Government of Canada to reinstate funding for housing projects, in particular the co-operative housing program.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   HOUSING
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LIB

Sergio Marchi

Liberal

Mr. Sergio Marchi (York West):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a very lengthy petition from the riding of York West which I have the honour to represent.

Constituents are complaining that their postal station Downsview C was closed but also closed without-and I underline the word without-any public input at all. Canada Post is supposed to serve those Canadians.

They are asking that it not only revisit this decision of closing Downsview Postal Station C but that it amend the process so that Canadians can be part of the equation and not told at the end that the service their tax dollars are paying for is no longer in operation.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA POST
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NDP

David Stupich

New Democratic Party

Mr. David D. Stupich (Nanaimo-Cowichan):

Mr. Speaker, I have petitions to present that have been certified correct as to form and content by the Clerk.

The petitioners argue that Canada has enacted legislation providing for two official languages, that the concept of two official languages has been entrenched in our Constitution and the major political parties have acted in concert in the aforesaid matters without consulting with and receiving a mandate from the people of Canada.

They say that the report of the citizens' forum conducted by Keith Spicer as part of the referendum indicated that a substantial majority of Canadians is opposed to two official languages and the actions of the government and the continuing actions of the political parties have disenfranchised the people of Canada on the subject of two official languages.

June 14, 1993

Government Orders

The petitioners call upon Parliament to have a referendum on the question of whether or not we should have two languages. The acceptance or rejection of the proposed amendments would be determined by a majority vote of those votes cast in the whole of Canada together with a majority vote in the majority of provinces, with the territories being given the status of one province.

While I may not agree with the petitioners they have a right to be heard in Parliament and I am pleased to present these petitions.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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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):

Mr. Speaker, if questions Nos. 318 and 423 could be made orders for returns, these returns would be tabled immediately.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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PC

Steve Eugene Paproski (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

Is it the pleasure of the House that questions Nos. 318 and 423 be deemed to have been made orders for returns?

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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LIB

Mr. Young (Acadie -Bathurst)

Liberal

1. For the 1990-91 fiscal year, with respect to the development and maintenance of Electric Data Processing (E.D.P) systems in government departments, (a) what was the cost (b) what were the delails of purchases?

2. Since 1985-86 to the present, have any E.D.P. specific purpose systems been developed that have, or will, cost over $500,000 and, if so, (a) for which departments (b) what is the purpose of each system and, in each case for each system, completed or uncompleted, (i) what were the original and actual costs (ii) what were the original and actualy completion dates (c) what systems have been developed in-house?

Return tabled.

Question No. 423-Mr. Young (Acadie -Bathurst):

For the fiscal year 1989-90 and 1990-91, were any sole source contracts awarded by departments other than Supply and Services and, if so, (a) how many (b) how many were personal services contracts (c) for each department, what was the total dollar value of such contracts?

Return tabled.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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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. Langlois:

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

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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PC

Steve Eugene Paproski (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

Shall the remaining questions stand?

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

Topic:   BARLEY MARKETING PLEBISCITE ACT, 1993 MEASURE TO ENACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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GOVERNMENT ORDERS

June 14, 1993