June 14, 2000

LIB

Raymonde Folco

Liberal

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval West, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I wish to table a petition signed by 92 rural mail carriers who live in my riding of Laval West and surrounding regions in the Province of Quebec.

These persons feel that the Canada Post Corporation Act deprives rural mail carriers of the right to a collective agreement. They are therefore asking parliament to repeal subsection 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporation Act.

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BQ

Pierre Brien

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Pierre Brien (Témiscamingue, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to table two petitions, each signed by 75 people, calling for an improvement in the working conditions of rural letter carriers.

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BQ

Pierre Brien

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Pierre Brien (Témiscamingue, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition signed by several hundreds of people who are calling on the federal government to do something about the increase in gasoline prices.

To date, over 5,000 of my constituents have signed this petition calling on the federal government to take action to bring down the price of gasoline.

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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present another petition from the people of Peterborough. They ask parliament to support the bioartificial kidney which will eventually eliminate the need for both dialysis or transplantation for those suffering from kidney disease.

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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, in this petition the petitioners call upon parliament to legislate clear labelling on all genetically engineered seeds, foods and their byproducts available in Canada.

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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Lastly, Mr. Speaker, this petition is from citizens of Peterborough who are concerned about the fact that statistics have not been systematically collected on abortion. They call upon parliament to act immediately to request the provision of Canada's annual statistics in this respect.

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REF

Jim Hart

Reform

Mr. Jim Hart (Okanagan—Coquihalla, Canadian Alliance)

Mr. Speaker, I rise pursuant to Standing Order 36 to present two petitions today.

The first is from the hardworking people of my riding who know that high taxes kill jobs, increase poverty, limit investment and reduce prosperity. The petitioners are calling for a major tax reduction of 25% over the next three years. Some 2,268 people have signed that petition.

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REF

Jim Hart

Reform

Mr. Jim Hart (Okanagan—Coquihalla, Canadian Alliance)

Mr. Speaker, the second petition deals with the subject of child pornography. The petitioners ask that the government use the notwithstanding clause to override the B.C. Court of Appeal decision and reinstate subsection (4) of section 163.1 of the criminal code making possession of child pornography in B.C. illegal and by doing so reinforce and reaffirm our objection to the B.C. Court of Appeal decision. Some 3,093 hardworking people of Okanagan—Coquihalla have signed the petition.

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LIB

Charles Hubbard

Liberal

Mr. Charles Hubbard (Miramichi, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have a petition signed by more than 600 people from New Brunswick. They draw to the attention of parliament that the present method of passenger transportation using highways is expensive, is often very dangerous and presents environmental pollution problems. Our economy could be greatly improved by the use of passenger service via railways which would improve the situation for senior citizens, for our youth and for tourism. They petition parliament to restore passenger rail service for the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and connections with the rest of Canada.

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BQ

Hélène Alarie

Bloc Québécois

Ms. Hélène Alarie (Louis-Hébert, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table four petitions, one of which calls on the government to take action to bring gasoline prices down to a reasonable level for the consumer.

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BQ

Hélène Alarie

Bloc Québécois

Ms. Hélène Alarie (Louis-Hébert, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I also wish to table three petitions containing 1,459 signatures calling on the government to make labelling of transgenic goods mandatory.

In my riding, a total of 16,000 signatures have been collected on this issue.

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LIB

Paul Devillers

Liberal

Mr. Paul DeVillers (Simcoe North, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure of tabling a petition containing 75 names requesting the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms.

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REF

Eric C. Lowther

Reform

Mr. Eric Lowther (Calgary Centre, Canadian Alliance)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present more petitions containing 32,000 more names of people from all across Canada who are dissatisfied with the government's inaction in protecting our most vulnerable from child pornography.

It has been almost a year and a half since the original Sharpe decision in B.C. which struck down the law against child pornography.

These petitions tabled today are added to the hundreds of thousands of signatures on petitions already tabled. By a large margin it is the single largest petition tabled in the House of Commons in this parliament.

Mr. Speaker, I concur with these petitions.

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The Deputy Speaker

The hon. member knows that it is quite out of order for him to make such comments on presentation of petitions. I know that when we draw to the end of the session, members want to comply with the rules in every respect.

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LIB

Nick Discepola

Liberal

Mr. Nick Discepola (Vaudreuil—Soulanges, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure of tabling a petition signed by 58 people in my riding calling for the withdrawal of Bill C-23 and a better definition of marriage.

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BQ

Caroline St-Hilaire

Bloc Québécois

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to table.

The first calls for the repeal of subsection 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporation Act so that rural route mail carriers will have the right to collective bargaining.

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BQ

Caroline St-Hilaire

Bloc Québécois

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, my second petition calls for legislation making it mandatory to label all transgenic foods.

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BQ

Caroline St-Hilaire

Bloc Québécois

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, my third petition is a protest against the high price of gasoline and again calls upon the federal government to intervene as promptly as possible.

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LIB

Alex Shepherd

Liberal

Mr. Alex Shepherd (Durham, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition on behalf of 122 of my constituents. They note that on July 22, 1997 the CRTC ruled against the licensing of four religious broadcasters, including one Roman Catholic and three multi-denominational broadcasters, while at the same time approving, in their definition, the pornographic program Playboy .

As a consequence, the petitioners request that parliament review the mandate of the CRTC and direct the CRTC to administer a new policy which will encourage the licensing of single faith religious broadcasters, including EWTN and TVN.

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NDP

Dennis Gruending

New Democratic Party

Mr. Dennis Gruending (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have several petitions, two of which deal with health care. These citizens say that the federal government has vastly reduced its funding for health care. They are calling upon the government to increase its share to 25% of the total bill and to implement the national home care and national pharmacare programs.

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June 14, 2000