December 10, 2009

CPC

Jay Hill

Conservative

Hon. Jay Hill

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-63, An Act to amend the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act and another Act in consequence thereof.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   First Nations Certainty of Land Title Act
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CPC

Gord Brown

Conservative

Mr. Gordon Brown (Leeds—Grenville, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the following reports of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group respecting its participation at the following conferences: first, the Council of State Governments 64th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference held in Overland Park, Kansas, August 9 to 12, 2009; and second, the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance Conference, held in Washington, D.C., September 20 to 22, 2009.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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CPC

James Bezan

Conservative

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development in relation to Bill C-311, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change.

The committee agreed to report the bill back to the House without amendment.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Environment and Sustainable Development
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CPC

Steven Blaney

Conservative

Mr. Steven Blaney (Lévis—Bellechasse, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you happy holidays.

I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, which decided to adopt a motion on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, regarding the publication assistance program and the new Canada periodical fund.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Official Languages
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CPC

Michael Chong

Conservative

Hon. Michael Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, concerning its study of Bill C-309, An Act establishing the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Northern Ontario. The committee requests an extension of 30 days to be able to properly study the bill.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Industry, Science and Technology
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LIB

Peter Milliken

Liberal

The Speaker

Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(3)(a) a motion to concur in the report is deemed moved, the question deemed put, and a recorded division deemed demanded and deferred until Wednesday, January 27, 2010, immediately before the time provided for private members' business.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Industry, Science and Technology
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CPC

Daryl Kramp

Conservative

Mr. Daryl Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, today I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 23rd report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in relation to its study of “Chapter 7, Acquisition of Leased Office Space of the May 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada (Place Victoria)”

Pursuant to Standing Order 109 of the House of Commons the committee requests the government to table a comprehensive response to this report.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Public Accounts
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CPC

Leon Benoit

Conservative

Mr. Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources in relation to Bill C-20, An Act respecting civil liability and compensation for damage in case of a nuclear incident.

The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House with amendments.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Natural Resources
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CPC

Rodney Weston

Conservative

Mr. Rodney Weston (Saint John, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans in relation to the operation and maintenance of small craft harbours.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109 of the House of Commons the committee requests the government to table a comprehensive response to this report.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Fisheries and Oceans
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LIB

Hedy Fry

Liberal

Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women in relation to pension security for women.

The study has allowed the committee to explore questions relating to both public and private pensions, and to examine the question of income security for women who have not participated in the paid workforce.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109 the committee requests a response from the government.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Status of Women
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NDP

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

New Democratic Party

Ms. Judy Wasylycia-Leis

Mr. Speaker, on this day, which is United Nations Human Rights Day, I believe that if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, that this House calls upon the government to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which was tabled in the House by the government on Thursday, December 3, 2009, as soon as all provinces have given their consent.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Status of Women
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LIB

Peter Milliken

Liberal

The Speaker

Does the hon. member for Winnipeg North have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Status of Women
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Status of Women
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CPC

Maxime Bernier

Conservative

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Beauce, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting petitions signed by constituents from a number of municipalities in my riding who are concerned that the moratorium on post office closures will be lifted.

Post offices are essential to the social and economic lives of communities, and the petitioners are urging the government to maintain the moratorium on post office closures. They also want the government to ask Canada Post to maintain, increase and improve postal services.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Canada Post Corporation
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LIB

Geoff Regan

Liberal

Hon. Geoff Regan (Halifax West, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition in support of the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. Residents of Halifax West and other parts of Nova Scotia, who have signed the petition, believe that efforts should be made to prevent animal cruelty and reduce animal suffering. The petitioners note that over one billion people globally rely on animals for their livelihoods. Many more rely on animals for companionship. This petition asks the Government of Canada to support the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Animal Welfare
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BQ

André Bellavance

Bloc Québécois

Mr. André Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present two petitions signed primarily by citizens of my riding, who are calling for the government to maintain the moratorium on rural post office closures. I have petitions signed by the people of Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton and Kingsbury.

I have also received a number of resolutions from municipalities in my riding that urge the minister responsible for Canada Post to maintain public postal services and the related jobs.

The public wants postal services maintained.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Canada Post Corporation
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NDP

Tony Martin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Tony Martin (Sault Ste. Marie, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition this morning similar to the one that was previously presented calling for support for the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. It is signed by 165 people from across my riding.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Animal Welfare
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CPC

Cheryl Gallant

Conservative

Mrs. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions. The first petition states that since the province of Ontario is planning multiple wind farm sites in the absence of independent science-based studies, the petitioners are asking that Parliament reject any funding applications for federal government assistance until the health and safety, planning, taxes, et cetera, have been considered by the Ontario government.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Wind Farms
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CPC

Cheryl Gallant

Conservative

Mrs. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the second petition involves the Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering which has put together a proposal to replace the aging NRU with a new reactor using similar technology and situated at Chalk River.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Nuclear Energy
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LIB

Lawrence MacAulay

Liberal

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay (Cardigan, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of residents of the Cardigan riding in Prince Edward Island who are concerned about the employment insurance program in the fishery. The residents wish to draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following: that the fishers be allowed to use the 2008 earnings to determine their 2009 eligibility and benefit rate for fishing EI to offset the lost income and the consequence it has on an overall annual income to fishermen of eastern Canada.

The petitioners request the House of Commons to direct the Government of Canada to allow self-employed fishers to use 2008 earnings to determine their 2009 eligibility and benefit rate for fishing employment insurance.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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December 10, 2009