March 2, 2000

LIB

Lucienne Robillard

Liberal

Hon. Lucienne Robillard

Continuing then, Mr. Speaker:

To the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Foreign Affairs, Votes 1b, 10b, 15b,.21b, 30b and L40b

To the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b and 20b

To the Standing Committee on Human Resources and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Human Resources Development, Votes 1b, 10b, 15b, 25b and 35b

To the Standing Committee on Industry

Industry, Votes 1b, 5b, 20b, 25b, 40b, 45b, 75b, 80b, 90b, 95b and 100b

To the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Justice, Vote 1b, 5b, 10b, 20b, 25b, 35b, 40b and 45b

Solicitor General, Votes 1b, 10b, 15b, 25b, 30b, 35b, 40b and 45b

Privy Council, Vote 50b

To the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs

National Defence, Votes 1b, 5b and L11b

Veterans Affairs, Votes 1b and 5b

To the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Government Operations

Canadian Heritage, Vote 125b

Governor General, Vote 1b

Natural Resources, Votes 5b, 20b, 22b, and 25b

Parliament, Vote 1b

Privy Council, Votes 1b and 10b

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1b, 5b, 6b, 25b, 26b and 30b

Treasury Board, Votes 1b, 10b and 15b

To the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Parliament, Vote 5b

To the Standing Committee on Transport

Transport, Votes 10b, 20b, 30b and 35b

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The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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The Speaker

All those in favour will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

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The Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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The Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

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The Speaker

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

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The Speaker

We have had a request and therefore the vote stands deferred until later in the day.

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LIB

Ovid Jackson

Liberal

Mr. Ovid L. Jackson (Bruce—Grey, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I would like to present two petitions on behalf of constituents in my riding of Bruce—Grey. One deals with genetically modified organisms. The petitioners ask that there be a five year moratorium and that nothing happen until we have a thorough investigation.

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Ovid Jackson

Liberal

Mr. Ovid L. Jackson (Bruce—Grey, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the second petition deals with child pornography. The petitioners ask that we put stringent rules in place so that if there is a conflict between a child and an adult the child is protected first, and that sexual activity should not commence until the age of 18.

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Chuck Cadman

Reform

Mr. Chuck Cadman (Surrey North, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am pleased to present the most recent instalment of a petition which calls on parliament to enact legislation to raise the age of consent from 14 years to 16 years for sexual activity between a young person and an adult.

The petition now contains the names of over 12,000 persons. I present it on behalf of Ms. Diane Sowden of Coquitlam, British Columbia, who has dedicated an enormous amount of time and energy to get rid of sexual exploitation of our youth.

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Tom Wappel

Liberal

Mr. Tom Wappel (Scarborough Southwest, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present. The first one contains signatures on some 20 pages and pertains to child poverty.

Petitioners from all across Canada call upon parliament to use the federal budget 2000 to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of Canada's children. I am glad to notice that the government has listened.

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Tom Wappel

Liberal

Mr. Tom Wappel (Scarborough Southwest, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my second petition pertains to the Falun Dafa also known as the Falun Gong in China.

The petitioners, primarily from my area of Scarborough, Ontario, appeal to the Parliament of Canada to continue urging the Chinese government to release all arrested Falun Dafa practitioners in China immediately, to lift the ban of Falun Gong practice, to withdraw the international arrest warrant for Mr. Li Hongzhi, and to achieve a peaceful resolution through open dialogue.

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Rick Casson

Reform

Mr. Rick Casson (Lethbridge, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure pursuant to Standing Order 36 to present a petition from 476 citizens of my riding of Lethbridge.

The petitioners are concerned about child poverty and they are calling on the government to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of Canada's children.

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Marlene Catterall

Liberal

Ms. Marlene Catterall (Ottawa West—Nepean, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to present two petitions signed by people from my riding of Ottawa West—Nepean as well as elsewhere in the region. They are drawing the attention of parliament to the fact that one in five Canadian children live in poverty.

The petitioners remind us of the House of Commons unanimous resolution to end child poverty and call upon parliament to use federal budget 2000 to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of our children.

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Clifford Lincoln

Liberal

Mr. Clifford Lincoln (Lac-Saint-Louis, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition from 75 people in my riding. A great number of these signatures were obtained by the young son of my colleague from Vaudreuil.

The petitioners call upon parliament to enact an immediate moratorium on the cosmetic use of chemical pesticides until the safety of these products is proven and the long term consequences of their utilization are known.

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Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present two petitions from people in the Peterborough area concerned about the genetic engineering of food and seeds. I will present them both together. They have similar concerns but different recommendations.

Both petitions point out that the genetic engineering of food, plants and animals is still relatively new but it is expanding at an extraordinary rate. It now involves the manipulation of the most basic building blocks of life and requires such a high level of science and technology that it places food and seeds in the hands of large corporations.

One of the petitions calls upon parliament to conduct a public overhaul of Canada's food product testing system with genetically engineered foods specifically in mind.

The other petition with the same concerns calls upon parliament to direct the Government of Canada, alone and in conjunction with other countries, to initiate powerful long term studies of the health and environmental effects of the genetic engineering of plants and animals.

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March 2, 2000