November 21, 2005

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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LIB

Paddy Torsney

Liberal

Hon. Paddy Torsney (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation to the Interparliamentary Union respecting its participation in the 112th assembly and related meetings of the Interparliamentary Union, held in Manila, Philippines, April 3 to 8, 2005.

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Delegation of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on its participation in the meeting of parliamentarians on innovative sources of financing for development, held in New York, on June 10, 2005.

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Mario Silva

Liberal

Mr. Mario Silva (Davenport, Lib.)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-450, An Act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce my first private member's bill, an act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act. The bill is seconded by the member Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor. The bill would increase the percentage of motor vehicles owned by the federal government and operating on alternative fuels from 4% to 10% by the year 2009.

It would also offer incentives to private vehicle purchasers to acquire alternative fuel vehicles by offering rebates on the goods and services tax paid. The result would be reduced greenhouse gas emissions and, as such, a cleaner environment.

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

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CPC

John Williams

Conservative

Mr. John Williams (Edmonton—St. Albert, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I move that the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented to the House on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, be concurred in.

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The Speaker

Is the House ready for the question?

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Some hon. members

Question.

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The Speaker

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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The Speaker

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

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The Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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The Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

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The Speaker

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

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The Speaker

At the request of the chief opposition whip, the division demanded has been deferred until Tuesday at the conclusion of the time allotted for government orders.

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CPC

James Bezan

Conservative

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition from over 800 residents who are calling for the government to axe the GST from being charged on the federal and provincial excise tax on fuels.

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CPC

Inky Mark

Conservative

Mr. Inky Mark (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of tabling three petitions, with hundreds of name, from the good people of Dauphin--Swan River--Marquette.

In the first petition, the petitioners call upon the House of Commons to enact Bill C-391, an act to recognize and protect Canada's hunting and fishing heritage to ensure that the rights of present and future Canadians who enjoy these activities are protected in law.

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CPC

Inky Mark

Conservative

Mr. Inky Mark (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, in the second petition, the petitioners call on the House of Commons to enact legislation to eliminate the federal excise tax on diesel fuel and gasoline used in farming operations and commercial fisheries, to cap the amount of taxes the government collects on gasoline and to eliminate the practice of applying GST to provincial fuel tax and federal fuel excise tax, a practice that charges tax on top of tax.

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CPC

Inky Mark

Conservative

Mr. Inky Mark (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, CPC)

In the third petition, Mr. Speaker, the petitioners call upon the government to immediately renew debate on the definition of marriage and to reaffirm as it did in 1999 its commitment to take all necessary steps to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

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November 21, 2005