January 29, 2015

CPC

Andrew Scheer

Conservative

The Speaker

I have the honour to lay upon the table the report of a Canadian parliamentary delegation concerning its visit to the United Kingdom from May 16 to May 20, 2014.

I have the honour to lay upon the table the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation concerning its visit to Macedonia from September 1 to 3, 2014.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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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 following reports of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 104 and 114, I have the honour to present the 30th report regarding membership of the committees of the House. If the House gives its consent, I intend to move concurrence in the 30th report later today.

In addition, I have the honour to present the 31st report of the committee. The committee advises that pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the sub-committee on private members' business met to consider the items added to the order of precedence as a result of the replenishment of Monday, December 8, 2014 and recommends that the items listed herein, which have been determined should not be designated non-votable, be considered by the House.

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

Andrew Scheer

Conservative

The Speaker

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2) the report is deemed adopted.

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

John Duncan

Conservative

Hon. John Duncan

moved for leave to introduce Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

(Motions deemed adopted and bill read the first time)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act
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CPC

Joe Preston

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 30th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier today be concurred in.

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

Andrew Scheer

Conservative

The Speaker

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Procedure and House Affairs
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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

Andrew Scheer

Conservative

The 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:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Procedure and House Affairs
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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

Andrew Scheer

Conservative

The Speaker

(Motion agreed to)

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

Stephen Woodworth

Conservative

Mr. Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of numerous residents of my riding and surrounding areas who are asking the Government of Canada and the House of Commons to commit to adopting international aid policies to support small family farmers, especially women, to recognize their vital role, and to ensure that Canadian policies and programs are developed in consultation with small family farmers and that the rights of small family farmers in the global south are protected.

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

Jonathan Tremblay

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jonathan Tremblay (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have before me hundreds of petitions, which I am pleased to present in the House today.

Some of these petitions have to do with creating an ombudsman position for the extractive sector.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Mining Industry
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NDP

Jonathan Tremblay

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jonathan Tremblay (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, other petitions are calling for an end to the cuts at Canada Post.

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

Jonathan Tremblay

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jonathan Tremblay (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, some of the other petitions are calling for the protection of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   St. Lawrence Belugas
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NDP

Jonathan Tremblay

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jonathan Tremblay (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, NDP)

Lastly, Mr. Speaker, the final petitions are calling for an end to the cuts to the CBC.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   CBC/Radio-Canada
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LIB

Kirsty Duncan

Liberal

Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to present to the House today regarding sickle cell disease. Red blood cells harden into long slivers that block veins and arteries, causing injuries to the blood vessels of organs, including the brain and lungs. About 10% of children develop strokes. Children with sickle cell disease are also extremely vulnerable to infection and have periodic health crises that cause terrible pain and difficulty breathing.

The petitioners call upon the House of Commons to adopt Bill C-221.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Sickle Cell Disease
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NDP

Don Davies

New Democratic Party

Mr. Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to present petitions signed by thousands of Canadians in support of my initiative to secure 10-year multiple entry visas for Canadian citizens travelling to China.

Last year, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced an agreement with China that entitles American citizens to receive 10-year multiple entry visas for tourism and business purposes and five-year multiple entry visas for students studying in China. Accordingly, today I introduced a motion calling on the Canadian government to secure the same rights for Canadian citizens.

Our idea would help our business community, assist family members to visit each other, and improve cultural exchanges. It would reduce costs, increase flexibility, and secure maximum opportunities for Canadian citizens who are living in an increasingly global world.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Citizenship and Immigration
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Elizabeth May

Green

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

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present two petitions here today.

The first has to do with proportional representation.

The petitioners are from Victoria, Sidney, within my own riding, and Nova Scotia, Langley, and New Brunswick. They are all calling on the House to review the current perverse, first past the post voting system and to move toward a form of proportional representation based on public consultation.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Proportional Representation
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Elizabeth May

Green

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

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from residents of the Vancouver area. They are calling for the government to act to make the tanker ban, which is a moratorium established in 1972, legislated and permanent to protect the coast of British Columbia from oil tankers.

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

Matthew Kellway

New Democratic Party

Mr. Matthew Kellway (Beaches—East York, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to present a petition with respect to affordable child care. The signatories to the petition want to draw the attention of the House to the fact that after nine years of Conservative government, child care costs are soaring, and almost a million kids with working parents have no access to regulated child care spaces. Further, quality child care and early learning offer children a head start in life while easing poverty, strengthening our economy, and expanding women's career opportunities.

Therefore, the petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to work with the provinces and territories to implement the NDP's plan for affordable child care across Canada.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Child Care
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