May 5, 2014

NDP

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

The Deputy Speaker

That brings to an end the period for questions.

Does the hon. member have a point of order?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Privacy
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LIB

Marc Garneau

Liberal

Mr. Marc Garneau

Mr. Speaker, no, but I did have a clarification question for the finance minister, if I could ask it.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Privacy
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NDP
CPC

Rob Merrifield

Conservative

Hon. Rob Merrifield (Yellowhead, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on International Trade related to Bill C-20, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Honduras, the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Honduras and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Honduras.

The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House without amendment.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   International Trade
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CPC

Bev Shipley

Conservative

Mr. Bev Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in relation to the order of reference recommitting Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Agriculture and Agri-Food
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CPC

Joe Preston

Conservative

Mr. Joe Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs in relation to Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts.

The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House with amendments. I might add that there was a great deal of work and we owe a great deal of thanks to our professional clerks and analysts for all the help the committee had. The committee members worked together on a tough issue with over 70 witnesses and many briefs. I thank them all.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Procedure and House Affairs
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CPC

Dean Allison

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, entitled “A Weapon of War: Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—Canada’s Role in Taking Action and Ending Impunity”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Foreign Affairs and International Development
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(Bill C-30. On the Order: Government Orders) May 1, 2014—Report stage of Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures.


CPC

Peter Van Loan

Conservative

Hon. Peter Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations, and if you seek it, I believe you will find unanimous consent for the following motion regarding Bill C-30, which was just reported back.

I move:

That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practices of this House, Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures, be deemed concurred in at the report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act
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NDP

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. minister have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act
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NDP

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act
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NDP

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

The Deputy Speaker

(Motion agreed to, bill read the third time and passed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act
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CPC

Joy Smith

Conservative

Mrs. Joy Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have with me 6,621 petitions with names on them from all across this country, from constituents in ridings all across this country, who are requesting that Parliament amend the Criminal Code to decriminalize the selling of sexual services and criminalize the purchasing of sexual services and to provide support to those who desire to be in prostitution.

In addition to this petition, I have 55,000 postcards on the same topic from all across this country that I cannot present to the House.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Criminal Code
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CPC

Joy Smith

Conservative

Mrs. Joy Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, in addition to that I have 1,238 petitioners from across the country who are asking the government to require Internet service providers to provide a mandatory opt-in Internet pornography filter as a tool parents can use to protect their children from Internet pornography.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Internet Service Providers
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NDP

Linda Duncan

New Democratic Party

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, today I have two sets of petitions to table.

The first petition is from Canadians supporting Bill C-356, which provides for a call for a national strategy on addressing dementia in consultation with the provinces and territories. It calls for the creation of a standing round table and for greater investment to address Alzheimer's and dementia.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Dementia
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NDP

Linda Duncan

New Democratic Party

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP)

The second petition is from residents of High River, Calgary, Oshawa, Mississauga and Winnipeg. They are calling on the government to enable all healthy Canadians to be qualified to donate blood, bone marrow, and organs, and to not discriminate on reasons of sexual preference.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Blood and Organ Donation
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CPC

Leon Benoit

Conservative

Mr. Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, 92% of Canadians think it is wrong for gender-selection abortion to be taking place in Canada, yet we know this is happening. CBC television did an exposé that pointed out that ultrasounds are being used to determine the gender of the unborn child, and if it is a girl, often that girl is aborted.

Petitioners call upon Parliament to condemn discrimination against girls occurring through gender-selection pregnancy termination.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Sex Selection
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Elizabeth May

Green

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP)

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions.

The first is in relation to changes at Canada Post. I want to draw particular attention to significant cutbacks in service in Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. Many of these petitioners are from the Gulf Islands within my own riding. They are asking for the minister to get Canada Post to provide some creative solutions to remain profitable and provide the proper service. We might look to the state of Israel for some very instructive examples of what works.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Canada Post
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May 5, 2014