May 1, 2001


Prayers


LIB

Raymonde Folco

Liberal

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Human Resources Development, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Human Resources Development, I have the pleasure to submit two copies, in both official languages, of the report entitled “National Child Benefit Progress Report 2000”.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   National Child Benefit
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LIB

Pat O'Brien

Liberal

Mr. Pat O'Brien (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, on behalf of the Minister for International Trade, I am pleased to table in the House today under Standing Order 32(2), in both official languages, the second annual report of Canada's state of trade.

The report details Canada's outstanding success in international trade and investment and it gives the evidence that international trade is indeed the engine of the Canadian economy at this time.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Trade
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LIB

Derek Lee

Liberal

Mr. Derek Lee (Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to two petitions.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Government Response To Petitions
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LIB

Don Boudria

Liberal

Hon. Don Boudria (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, there are two motions that I would like to seek consent of the House to have adopted.

There has been consultation among all political parties and they have agreed to the following. I move:

That, on Tuesday, May 1, at the ordinary time of daily adjournment, there shall be no proceedings pursuant to Standing Order 38, but the House shall continue to sit and shall resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider a motion “That the committee take note of proposals to modernize the Standing Orders”, provided that, during consideration thereof, (1) the Chair of the committee shall not receive any quorum call or any motion except a motion “That the committee do now rise”; (2) That the Speaker may act as Chair of the committee; (3) two members may divide one twenty minute speaking time period; (4) when no member rises to speak, or four hours after the committee commences consideration, whichever is earlier, the committee shall rise; and (5) when the committee rises the House shall immediately adjourn to the next sitting day.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is there unanimous consent to adopt the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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LIB

Don Boudria

Liberal

Hon. Don Boudria (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, there is agreement among the leaders of all the parties in the House on the following motion. I move:

That Bill C-16, an act respecting the registration of charities and security information and to amend the Income Tax Act, be withdrawn from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business Of The House
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LIB

Bernard Patry

Liberal

Mr. Bernard Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, two reports by the Canadian section of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie and the accompanying financial report.

The first report is on the meeting of the Commission de la coopération et du développement, held at Val d'Aoste, Italy from March 15 to 17, 2001.

The second is on the meeting of the Commission des affaires parlementaires, held from March 26 to 28 in Luxembourg.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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LIB

Bonnie Brown

Liberal

Ms. Bonnie Brown (Oakville, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Health.

Pursuant to order of reference of February 27, the committee has considered Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 under health in the main estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2002 and reports the same.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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BQ

Monique Guay

Bloc Québécois

Ms. Monique Guay (Laurentides, BQ)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-340, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code.

Mr. Speaker, I am doubly pleased to introduce on International Workers Day a bill to amend the Canada Labour Code to enable a pregnant or nursing mother to avail herself of provincial occupational health and safety legislation.

I hope this bill will receive particular attention, and that we will pass it quickly.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Canada Labour Code
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LIB

Paul MacKlin

Liberal

Mr. Paul Harold Macklin (Northumberland, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to present a duly certified petition to the House today. The petitioners are from three high schools in the Cobourg area who showed their interest in the recent trade agreement negotiations. The high schools are St. Mary's, CDCI West and CDCI East.

The more than 600 petitioners are concerned about the manner in which the agreement is being negotiated. They call upon parliament to consult Canadians before entering into that agreement so the environmental, social and cultural consequences can be considered.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I have another petition from citizens of the Peterborough area who would like VIA Rail commuter service re-established between Peterborough and Toronto.

The petitioners point out the environmental benefits of this, for example, the reduction in greenhouse emissions. They also point out the reduction in accidents and costs on the highways and the way in which such a commuter service would improve Peterborough as a business, educational and tourist centre.

The petitioners call upon parliament to re-establish VIA Rail service between Toronto and Peterborough as soon as is humanly possible. The petition has support in five federal ridings.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, my second petition concerns the bioartificial kidney, a research project which at present is being conducted in the United States. It is supported by Canadians from coast to coast to coast as an alternative to kidney dialysis and kidney transplant for treatment of those with end stage kidney disease.

This petition is now into the tens of thousands of signatures. It was developed by Ken Sharp in my riding and has already resulted in a meeting to be held very soon between leading researchers in the United States and researchers in Canada on the topic of the bioartificial kidney.

My third petition also concerns kidney research and is from citizens of the Peterborough area.

The petitioners call upon parliament to encourage the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to explicitly include kidney research as one of the institutes in its system and to be called the institute of kidney and urinary tract diseases.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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NDP

Dick Proctor

New Democratic Party

Mr. Dick Proctor (Palliser, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am presenting a petition from farmers in the southwest part of Saskatchewan who are concerned about changes made by Health Canada after 1992 regarding strychnine, which is used to control the Richardson's ground squirrel. They allege that the amount of strychnine allocated now by volume is at a level that is not having much effect.

The petitioners call upon parliament to amend the relevant regulation so as to permit the sale of concentrated liquid strychnine to registered farmers until such time as an effective alternative can be found.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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NDP

Peter Stoffer

New Democratic Party

Mr. Peter Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore, NDP)

Madam Speaker, it gives me pleasure to rise in the House to present a petition on behalf of the good people of Bras d'Or—Cape Breton who are very concerned about the decision of Marine Atlantic possibly moving its entire operations to Newfoundland.

The petitioners pray that parliament ensure Marine Atlantic at least maintains equality between Newfoundland and Cape Breton.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 1, 2001