May 31, 2001

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(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to nine petitions.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Government Response To Petitions
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LIB

Mauril Bélanger

Liberal

Mr. Mauril Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present the third and fourth reports of the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages.

The third reports on the committee proceedings on the appropriations for the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages and approves them.

In the fourth report, the committee unanimously expresses the wish that the government consider the advisability of increasing funding for the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities entitled “Beyond Bill C-2: a Review of Other Proposals to Reform Employment Insurance”.

I am very pleased to present the report, which was endorsed by all parties on the committee. This is not an easy thing for a committee to do with a topic that attracts such great interest as employment insurance.

The report is a deliberate follow up on the work this committee did on Bill C-2, which the House passed. It deals with issues that were raised by the 80 witnesses we received during the Bill C-2 hearings. We tried to present the concerns of all of those people to the government in this report.

I am most grateful to members of all parties on our 18 person committee.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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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, I have the honour to present the 21st report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the selection of votable items in accordance with Standing Order 92.

The report, in keeping with the tenor of the times, is introduced on wrinkled parchment. The report is deemed adopted upon presentation.

I also have the honour to present the 22nd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the provisions of Standing Order 87(6), sometimes known as the 100 signature rule for private members' business.

If the House gives its consent I intend to move concurrence in the 22nd report later this day.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. At the end of my presentation of the report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources and the Status of Persons with Disabilities I forgot to ask that members of other parties who were on our committee be given a short time to speak to that report. I would be most grateful, if you would seek unanimous consent to return to that item.

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

Is there unanimous consent?

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

Agreed.

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

No.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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BQ

Louis Plamondon

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Louis Plamondon

Madam Speaker, I had informed the House that I intended to table an interparliamentary delegation report.

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

You must get the unanimous consent of the House. Does the member have the unanimous consent of the House to revert to parliamentary delegation reports?

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

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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BQ

Louis Plamondon

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, BQ)

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, as well as the financial report relating thereto.

The report deals with the meeting of the Commission on Education, Communication and Cultural Affairs held in Cambodia on April 2 and 3, 2001.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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LIB

Derek Lee

Liberal

Mr. Derek Lee

Madam Speaker, if the House gives its consent I would move that the 22nd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier this day be concurred in.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Does the House agree?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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Some hon. members

No.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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Judy Wasylycia-Leis

New Democratic Party

Ms. Judy Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North Centre, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to present a petition signed by a number of people in my constituency who join with other Canadians in expressing their concern about free trade and, in particular, the free trade area of the Americas agreement.

The petitioners are very concerned about negotiations involving the free trade area of the Americas and the lack of access to the details pertaining to this agreement. They want to see the Government of Canada take decisive action to ensure that any negotiations on free trade provide for the protection of our health care system and our environment, and ensure that the safety and security of Canadians is at the top of the list.

They call upon the government to adopt a new approach to globalization that places social, economic and ecological justice above the profits of multinational corporations.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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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, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions On The Order Paper
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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is that agreed?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions On The Order Paper
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions On The Order Paper
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May 31, 2001