May 13, 2004

LIB

Paul Steckle

Liberal

Mr. Paul Steckle

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. On behalf of Agriculture Canada and the farmers in Canada I regret to have been rejected on the motion for concurrence. I would wish that we could have--

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

This is not a point of order; it is a point of debate.

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BQ

Michel Guimond

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Michel Guimond

Mr. Speaker, I too rise on a point of order. I simply want the hon. member to know that there is a tacit agreement whereby the other parties are consulted when unanimous consent is sought, something the hon. member did not do this time.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

That is not a point of order, but the message is clear.

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LIB

Massimo Pacetti

Liberal

Mr. Massimo Pacetti

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Since the House is adjourning in the near future, I am asking for unanimous consent for the House to adopt my Motion No. 588 calling on the CRTC to include the RAI International channel in their basic cable or satellite service.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent to move the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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NDP

Dick Proctor

New Democratic Party

Mr. Dick Proctor

Mr. Speaker, I wish to return to the point of order from the member for Huron—Bruce. Just for the record, there was deliberation at committee last night among all parties. The member requested that all members go to their House leaders in order to give unanimous consent today. The member for the Bloc Quebecois is not fully informed and--

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The Chair thinks it is kind of late to come out with such a point of order.

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LIB

Massimo Pacetti

Liberal

Mr. Massimo Pacetti

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to address my request for unanimous consent for Motion No. 588. Could we state the members who were opposed to giving unanimous consent?

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

No. This is not in the rule book at all.

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LIB

Tom Wappel

Liberal

Mr. Tom Wappel (Scarborough Southwest, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions containing hundreds of signatures from around Canada. All three petitions are on the same subject matter. They call upon Canada to protect the definition of marriage.

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LIB

Tom Wappel

Liberal

Mr. Tom Wappel (Scarborough Southwest, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition that asks the Parliament of Canada to bring in legislation defining a human fetus or embryo from the moment of conception, whether in the womb of the mother or not, and whether conceived naturally or otherwise, as a human being, and making any and all consequential amendments to all Canadian laws as required

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James Lunney

Canadian Alliance

Mr. James Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have about 1,000 signatures on a petition from people right across the country from Cape Breton Island to Vancouver Island. They call upon Parliament to implement my private member's Bill C-420.

The petitioners are protesting subsections 3(1) and 3(2) of the Food and Drugs Act that say: “No person shall advertise any food, drug, cosmetic or device to the general public as a treatment, preventative or cure for any of the diseases, disorders or abnormal physical states referred to in Schedule A”.

The petitioners say that is unscientific, antiquated, and it is from 1934. They ask Parliament to update that so that Canadians can have access to safe natural health products.

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James Lunney

Canadian Alliance

Mr. James Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, furthermore, I have another series of petitions on the subject of marriage. The petitioners call on Parliament to affirm the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and to do all that is necessary to ensure that marriage is defended and protected.

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BQ

Michel Guimond

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Michel Guimond (Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, as the member for Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans, I am pleased to present a petition signed by 2,704 people residing mostly in the new part of the constituency, namely the Upper North Shore RCM.

The petitioners are asking Parliament to exert pressure on the federal government to put an end to EI transitional measures, to increase workers' benefits and to adopt a universal employment insurance program.

These people are involved mainly in seasonal industries and they find the rules that exclude them from the employment insurance program unacceptable.

I can tell the House that, despite the announcement made by the minister this week, because this petition was signed before—

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

I am sorry to interrupt the hon. member, but the presentation of his petition is taking the form of a debate.

I am therefore giving the floor to the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre.

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NDP

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions that I am very pleased to present to the House.

The first is from constituents who are very concerned about the present restrictions in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act pertaining to family sponsorship. The petitioners would definitively like to see an expansion of the definition of family to include other relatives.

They call upon this government to amend the legislation to address the concerns to ensure that family reunification is a cornerstone of our immigration policy.

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Judy Wasylycia-Leis

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, second and very important, I have a petition pertaining to health care.

The petitioners believe that Canada's health care system is a good one, that medicare is a strong model, and any changes should be done in accordance with the principles of the Canada Health Act.

They want tes government to implement the recommendations of the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care. They indicate that this is the best prescription for Canada's ailing health care system.

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May 13, 2004