March 25, 2011

NDP

Peter Julian

New Democratic Party

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP)

Madam Speaker, there have been extensive discussions among parties and I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move that, in the opinion of the House, the government should (a) express its support for internal rebuilding, resettlement and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that would address the needs of all ethnic groups and are necessary to ensure a lasting peace; and (b) call on the Sri Lanka government, the United Nations and the international community to work in concert to establish an independent international accountability mechanism that would first, look at war crimes and human rights offences committed by both sides during and after the war in Sri Lanka in a fair manner; second, allow unrestricted access to human rights organizations, aid agencies, journalists and international human rights groups greater freedom of movement, including in internally displaced persons camps; and third, create and implement comprehensive policies based on the respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Investment Canada Act
Permalink
NDP

Denise Savoie

New Democratic Party

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Denise Savoie)

Does the hon. member for Burnaby—New Westminster have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Investment Canada Act
Permalink
?

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Investment Canada Act
Permalink
LIB

Denis Coderre

Liberal

Hon. Denis Coderre (Bourassa, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, there are some important moments in the life of a parliamentarian. One of those moments is probably having the opportunity to present such an important petition, but it is important to understand where it comes from.

There is a wonderful woman whom all of the political parties know. She has gathered over 430,000 signatures for all of the parties. It is now our turn to tell her how proud we are of her. I am presenting nearly 30,000 signatures collected by Marie-Hélène Dubé. She believes, and rightfully so, that we must change the employment insurance system to increase the maximum number of weeks of sickness benefits from 15 to 50.

I would like to acknowledge her, thank her and express our affection for her. All of the parties stand firmly with her.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Marie-Hélène Dubé
Permalink
BQ

Robert Bouchard

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Robert Bouchard (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, BQ)

Madam Speaker, today I am pleased to present a petition concerning the guaranteed income supplement. This petition has been signed by people from towns and cities in my riding, as well as the ridings of Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean and Jonquière—Alma.

The signatories are demanding the following: automatic enrolment for the guaranteed income supplement; an increase of $110 per month in the guaranteed income supplement for people who live alone and an increase of $199 per month in the survivor's allowance; full retroactivity of the program; and a six-month extension of the benefits following the death of one of the beneficiaries in the couple.

I support these people. This petition was circulated by FADOQ.

Once again, I am pleased to present this petition on behalf of my constituents.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Guaranteed Income Supplement
Permalink
NDP

Denise Savoie

New Democratic Party

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Denise Savoie)

Because of the number of people standing to present petitions, and to give everybody a chance to present them, I will ask all the members to present a very succinct summary of the petitions.

The hon. member for Edmonton—Strathcona.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Guaranteed Income Supplement
Permalink
NDP

Linda Duncan

New Democratic Party

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I will be very succinct. I am pleased to table before the House hundreds of signatures from Edmontonians supporting my environmental bill of rights.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   The Environment
Permalink
NDP

Linda Duncan

New Democratic Party

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present a series of petitions in the House calling on the government to stop the hold on contributions to international aid and that we should move to support our 0.7%.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   International Aid
Permalink
NDP

Linda Duncan

New Democratic Party

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am also pleased to present petitions from Edmontonians calling for the right to use any kind of mechanism they can to protect their health and to support the enactment of a charter of health freedom.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Health
Permalink
CPC

John Weston

Conservative

Mr. John Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, CPC)

Madam Speaker, I have three petitions.

The first petition arises from the shameful acts committed against the huskies at Whistler. It is a petition to bring about a modernization of animal cruelty provisions to protect all animals from deliberate acts of cruelty.

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

John Weston

Conservative

Mr. John Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, CPC)

Madam Speaker, the second petition supports Bill C-39 dealing with dangerous offenders who concurrently apply for parole after spending 25 years in prison.

The bill would bring about more fairness for the victims of crime in terms of their participation in the parole process.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Public Safety
Permalink
CPC

John Weston

Conservative

Mr. John Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, CPC)

Madam Speaker, thirdly, I am pleased to present a petition initiated by the dynamic Diane Kindree, in the riding I represent, who has laboured tirelessly to bring about justice in the observance of principles relating to the appointment and termination of the Queen's Counsel.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Queen's Counsel
Permalink
LIB

Alan Tonks

Liberal

Mr. Alan Tonks (York South—Weston, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I would like to present this petition and thank Noreen Baseggio for getting the over 500 signatures.

The petitioners call on the government to allow for the testing of MS patients for liberation treatment through MRIs, ultrasound and/or whatever other means necessary to determine same and to allow for any related treatment procedure as soon as possible in Canada.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Multiple Sclerosis
Permalink
BQ

Yvon Lévesque

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Yvon Lévesque (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, BQ)

Madam Speaker, several hundred seniors and homeless people in my riding have signed a petition calling on the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to transfer funds to the Société d'habitation du Québec to renovate and build new affordable housing units.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Housing
Permalink
NDP

Nathan Cullen

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present two petitions today. One petition is to ban the presence of north coast oil tankers leaving Canada's west coast. This is a petition against the Enbridge project as it is currently proposed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   The Environment
Permalink
NDP

Nathan Cullen

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP)

Madam Speaker, the second petition, which is important, deals with the issue of the decommission of two Coast Guard vessels, one in my riding in Prince Rupert, where this petition comes from, and a second vessel on North Vancouver Island where the current member there once opposed this decommissioning.

I was speaking with Ronna-Rae Leonard just recently and she is opposing the decommissioning of the Point Race and will vehemently oppose the government's efforts to make the waters in British Columbia less safe by this action.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Coast Guard Vessels
Permalink
CPC

LaVar Payne

Conservative

Mr. LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat, CPC)

Madam Speaker, it is my privilege today to present a petition on behalf of the citizens from my riding, as well as from across Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The petitioners request the government to make the Wild Horse border crossing a 24-hour commercial port of entry. We understand that the commercial traffic and traveller access at this point is not available. We need to have this for the economic contributions to Canada and the Canadian economy. This would further increase enhancing trading with the United States.

I am presenting this petition on behalf of the citizens of Medicine Hat.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Wild Horse Border
Permalink
LIB

Anita Neville

Liberal

Hon. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I pleased to present a series of petitions calling upon the Government of Canada to support Bill C-439, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (products made with dog or cat fur), and ban products made with dog or cat fur from entering Canada.

This reflects a small portion of the representations made. We have had many thousands of postcards on this issue.

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

Gérard Asselin

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Gérard Asselin (Manicouagan, BQ)

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present in the House today a petition signed by hundreds of people. These people are calling for an increase to the guaranteed income supplement and for automatic enrollment in the program.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Guaranteed Income Supplement
Permalink
NDP

Niki Ashton

New Democratic Party

Ms. Niki Ashton (Churchill, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am honoured to present a petition signed by people from across Canada, from coast to coast to coast.

The petitioners decry the cut of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. They demand that the federal government stick to its word and fund healing programs for aboriginal communities.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Permalink

March 25, 2011