May 19, 2005

LIB

Roy Cullen

Liberal

Hon. Roy Cullen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the annual report on the use of arrests without warrant pursuant to the Anti-Terrorism Act.

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Subtopic:   Anti-Terrorism Act
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LIB

Paul MacKlin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Harold Macklin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2) it is my pleasure to table, in both official languages, the annual report concerning investigative hearings and recognisance with conditions December 24, 2003 to December 23, 2004.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Justice and Attorney General of Canada
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LIB

Marlene Catterall

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on its study of the Canadian Feature Film Industry.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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LIB

Roger Gallaway

Liberal

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Sarnia—Lambton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Transport.

Your committee studied the subject of air liberalization in the Canadian airport system following a request by the Minister of Transport on November 18 of last year. The committee travelled across Canada from Saint John, New Brunswick to Vancouver and heard from stakeholders, air carrier unions and provincial governments and has decided to table an interim report.

The committee is also requesting a government response pursuant to Standing Order 109.

At this time I would like to take the opportunity to thank all members of the committee from both sides of the House for their input and diligence and also the committee staff.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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NDP

Bill Siksay

New Democratic Party

Mr. Bill Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-397, an act respecting conscientious objection to the use of taxes for military purposes.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce a private member's bill that would allow people who object on conscientious grounds to paying taxes for military purposes to have a prescribed percentage of their income tax diverted into a special account.

The bill would recognize the deeply held views, often related to deeply held religious convictions, of some Canadians that participating in any way in the activities of war and the accumulation of weapons sanctions and perpetuates killing and violence.

The bill would provide an important option for conscientious objection and would ensure that the tax dollars of those Canadians who hold these beliefs are spent for peaceful purposes.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Conscientious Objection Act
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LIB

Borys Wrzesnewskyj

Liberal

Mr. Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre, Lib.)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-398, an act respecting education benefits for spouses and children of certain deceased federal enforcement officers.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce a private member's bill entitled an act respecting education benefits for spouses and children of certain deceased federal enforcement officers.

This initiative was originally the vision of a former member of the House, Janko Peric of Cambridge, Ontario. Mr. Peric introduced this bill during the last Parliament and I hope we will see him back in the House to continue his fight for public safety initiatives.

The bill would provide for educational benefits of a financial nature to the surviving spouse and children of federal enforcement officers who die from injuries received or illnesses contracted in the discharge of their duties.

The bill mirrors legislation that currently exists in the province of Ontario. In light of the tragic deaths of four RCMP officers in Mayerthorpe, Alberta earlier this year, I would hope that colleagues from all sides of the House will lend their support to this worthy initiative. We owe the families of those who risk their lives for the safety of all Canadians.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Education Benefits Act
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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Hon. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present two petitions from citizens of the Peterborough area who are concerned about kidney disease.

Over the years I have received tens of thousands of signatures of people who are concerned for those on dialysis and for those who have other kidney problems. They greatly appreciate the work being done by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the fine work being done by the Ottawa institute.

However they point out that kidney disease is a huge and growing problem in Canada and that real progress is being made in various ways of presenting and coping with kidney disease, in particular the development of the bio-artificial kidney.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to make research funding available to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the explicit purpose of conducting bio-artificial kidney research as an extension of the research being successfully conducted at several centres in the United States.

I have two more petitions. I want to thank, in particular, Ken Sharp of Peterborough who has spearheaded this movement to increase the emphasis on kidney research in Canada.

Ken has been on kidney dialysis all his adult life. For him, the bio-artificial kidney offers an opportunity for mobility and full living which is not possible on dialysis.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to support the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and have an institute for the explicit purpose of conducting bio-artificial kidney research as an extension of the research being successfully conducted at several centres in the United States.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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NDP

Yvon Godin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Yvon Godin

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I was to introduce Motion No. 52 in the House, which is on the order paper, but it went very fast from private members' bills to petitions. I would ask for unanimous consent to go back to motions.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Hon. Peter Adams

Mr. Speaker, I must say, as a member of the House sitting here at the moment, I have not memorized the Standing Orders and I think it is important we know what Motion No. 52 is.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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The Speaker

Motion No. 52 is a motion that the third report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities presented on Tuesday, February 15, be concurred in.

Is there unanimous consent to revert to motions so the member can put this motion to the House?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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Some hon. members

No.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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The Speaker

It appears there is no consent. I think we will go ahead with petitions for the time being.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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CPC

Werner Schmidt

Conservative

Mr. Werner Schmidt (Kelowna—Lake Country, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition according to Standing Order 36 on behalf of constituents in Kelowna--Lake Country.

The petitioners request that two things be done in Parliament: First, that the Canada Health Act and the corresponding regulations be amended to include the IBI/ABA therapy for children with autism; and second, that there be the creation of academic schools at the doctoral level and at the undergraduate level so that the treatment and the therapy for autism be taught at the universities.

On behalf of these constituents and petitioners, I present this to the House.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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CPC

Gurmant Grewal

Conservative

Mr. Gurmant Grewal (Newton—North Delta, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am also very pleased to rise today on behalf of the constituents of Newton--North Delta to present a petition signed by a large number of petitioners calling upon Parliament to amend the Canada Health Act and regulations to include intensive behavioural intervention therapy for children with autism as a medically necessary treatment and require all provinces to fund this treatment.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to contribute to the creation of academic chairs at a university in each province to teach this particular treatment.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Navdeep Bains

Liberal

Mr. Navdeep Bains (Mississauga—Brampton South, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition to the House of Commons with respect to Jaswant Singh Khalra, an internationally respected human rights defender. It was alleged that he was brutally murdered by the police in the Punjab state of India.

On March 25, 2005, a leading Indian newspaper, The Tribune , reported that one of the accused police officers of the Jaswant Singh Khalra murder said he tried to kill a prosecution lawyer, Mr. Brijinder Singh Sodhi, in front of the court.

Many Canadians have signed this petition with respect to assistance for the human rights action committee. They want Parliament to intervene to protect the life of Mr. Brijinder Singh Sodhi, so justice can prevail. There are many petitions. I hope Parliament can intervene on behalf of these individuals as per their request.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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BQ

Marc Boulianne

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Marc Boulianne (Mégantic—L'Érable, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition in accordance with the Standing Orders on behalf of people from Saint-Julien, in the vast riding of Mégantic—L'Érable. This is a unique, self-governed municipality. With the support of the residents, the petitioners call on Parliament to ensure that a request is made to Canada Post to give Saint-Julien is own unique postal code.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Mark Holland

Liberal

Mr. Mark Holland (Ajax—Pickering, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition on behalf of constituents in Ajax—Pickering and the surrounding area with respect to a proposed airport in Pickering. The constituents are opposed to an airport in Pickering now or at any point in the future and feel those lands would be best left in their natural state. These lands immediately abut the Oak Ridges Moraine and could form the largest urban park in North America.

The constituents also feel that it would be best to either expand facilities at Pearson or, if there is an overflow at Pearson and a need to expand, Hamilton is a better location. Some hon. members are suggesting Moncton as a possible location, although I might suggest that Hamilton is somewhat closer.

On behalf of those constituents I present this petition.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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CPC

Dean Allison

Conservative

Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have addressed the House on numerous occasions defending the traditional definition of marriage. Today I rise again in the House to present more petitions on behalf of the constituents of my riding of Niagara West—Glanbrook pursuant to Standing Order 36(1).

I feel the need to continue to rise in the House because of the overwhelming correspondence I have continued to receive defending the traditional definition of marriage.

These petitioners urge the Parliament of Canada to maintain the traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one women to the exclusion of all others. These petitions only represent a fraction of the thousands of pieces of correspondence I have received and continue to receive from my constituents and Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

I urge my fellow hon. members from all parties to respect the voices of their constituents when they vote on this matter as they are the voices of Canadian democracy.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Gurbax Malhi

Liberal

Hon. Gurbax Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the following petition concerning the definition of marriage. The petitioners express the view that marriage is the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 19, 2005