June 5, 2019

LIB

Pam Damoff

Liberal

Ms. Pam Damoff (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, 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 Parliamentary Delegation regarding its participation at the Bilateral Mission to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Rwanda, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Kigali, Rwanda, from March 10 to16.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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LIB

MaryAnn Mihychuk

Liberal

Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk (Kildonan—St. Paul, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 21st report of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, entitled “Main Estimates 2019-20”.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Indigenous and Northern Affairs
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LIB

Larry Bagnell

Liberal

Hon. Larry Bagnell (Yukon, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 96th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding amendments to the Standing Orders concerning the mandate of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and oversight of the Centre Block rehabilitation project, as well as the long term vision and plan.

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

Anthony Housefather

Liberal

Mr. Anthony Housefather (Mount Royal, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 27th report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, entitled “Striking of Passages from the Evidence of the Meeting Held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019”.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Justice and Human Rights
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LIB

Judy Sgro

Liberal

Hon. Judy A. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 107(3) I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Liaison Committee, entitled “ Committee Activities and Expenditures - April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019”.

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

Bill Casey

Liberal

Mr. Bill Casey (Cumberland—Colchester, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 25th report of the Standing Committee on Health in relation to Bill S-248, an act respecting national physicians’ day.

Bill S-248 would designate May 1 as national physicians' day. I would like to thank retired Hon. Senator Arthur Eggleton and the hon. member for Vancouver Centre for bringing the bill forward. The committee took studied bill and decided to report it back to the House with no amendments.

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

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Liberal

Mr. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York, Lib.)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-454, An Act respecting net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce the net-zero greenhouse gas emissions bill. This government has made significant and meaningful progress to tackle climate change, but greater ambition is now required to meet our national, intergenerational and our moral obligations. Science demands greater action.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change notes, “in model pathways with no or limited overshoot of 1.5°C, global net anthropogenic CO2 emissions declined by about 45% from the 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net-zero by 2050.”

Our international allies are already undertaking this difficult work. The U.K., in early May, published a road map to net-zero by 2050. The EU Commission, and EU Parliament, have adopted the same standards.

We have made important progress such as price on pollution, phasing out coal, slashing methane emissions, significant investments in public transit, clean energies and more, but the science demands greater ambition. That is why the bill is so important.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions Act
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CPC

David Anderson

Conservative

Mr. David Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions on three subjects. The first two petitions deal with Bill C-418.

The petitioners ask Parliament to support the bill. It would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to intimidate a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or any other health care professional for the purpose of compelling them to take part in the provision of medical assistance in dying. It would also makes it an offence to dismiss from employment or to refuse to employ such practitioners for the reason only that they refuse to take part in that activity.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Physician-Assisted Dying
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CPC

David Anderson

Conservative

Mr. David Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the third petition calls on the Government of Canada to fully fund the RCMP in order to deal with rural crime issues.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Rural Crime
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CPC

David Anderson

Conservative

Mr. David Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, my last petition calls on Parliament to enshrine in legislation the inalienable right of farmers and other Canadians to freely save, reuse, select, exchange, condition, store and sell the seeds from their farms. It recognizes the inherent rights of farmers to freely do that.

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

Hélène Laverdière

New Democratic Party

Ms. Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by over 15,000 citizens and residents of Canada.

This petition points out that the closure of our embassy in Tehran and the expulsion of Iraqi diplomats had a serious impact on the consular services offered to Iranians living in Canada. There is no one to help them on the ground.

It has also had a negative impact on Iranian citizens who want to visit Canada and cannot access visa services, as well as on Canadian citizens who get into trouble in Iran and do not get the best consular service they can get. They remind us that our European allies, notably the United Kingdom, did renew links with Iran after the adoption of the the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The petitioners ask the Canadian government to be true to its commitment and re-establish diplomatic relations with Iran, which would enable us to reopen an embassy in Tehran and have Iranian representatives in Ottawa.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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LIB

Anthony Rota

Liberal

The Assistant Deputy Speaker (Mr. Anthony Rota)

I just want to remind the hon. members, as I see quite a few people who want to present petitions, to try to be as concise and precise as possible.

The hon. member for Brome—Missisquoi.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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LIB

Denis Paradis

Liberal

Hon. Denis Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has granted permit approval to expand the landfill in Coventry, Vermont. Right next door, Lake Memphremagog supplies drinking water to nearly 175,000 people in my region, including those from Compton—Stanstead and Sherbrooke.

The petitioners are calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to ask the International Joint Commission to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the plan to expand the landfill in Coventry, Vermont, by 51 acres.

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

Dave Van Kesteren

Conservative

Mr. Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Leamington, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions.

The first one is on palliative care. It is a petition to establish a national strategy on palliative care.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Palliative Care
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CPC

Dave Van Kesteren

Conservative

Mr. Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Leamington, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I also have a host of other petitions, which are on the same subject. These are petitions to establish conscience protections for physicians in health care institutions.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Physician-Assisted Dying
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NDP

François Choquette

New Democratic Party

Mr. François Choquette (Drummond, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by hundreds of Canadian citizens who are upset about cuts to French-language services in Ontario.

Given that the Ontario government made cuts to services in French that will affect the the Franco-Ontarian community's development and quality of life, the petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to show some leadership by engaging with the provinces and territories to ensure that people's constitutional language rights are respected across the country.

I would like to acknowledge the contribution of Ms. Chagnon, who collected signatures for several petitions to bring about this change.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Official Languages
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CPC

John Nater

Conservative

Mr. John Nater (Perth—Wellington, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition signed by a number of petitioners in my riding of Perth—Wellington.

The petitioners call on the government to allow farmers to save or use select, exchange and sell seeds.

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

Sheri Benson

New Democratic Party

Ms. Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of the Women's March Canada and the Saskatoon members.

They point out that feminist women's organizations have been struggling for decades to keep the lights on and the doors open due to a lack of federal core funding. They point out that direct federal funding to women's organizations represents less than 0.01% of the total federal program, spending only $1 for every woman in Canada.

The petitioners therefore ask the Government of Canada to immediately provide secure, multi-year core operational funding to feminist women's organizations and set national standards to ensure equality of access to services and protections for all women.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Status of Women
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CPC

Rachael Harder

Conservative

Ms. Rachael Harder (Lethbridge, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, today I have the privilege of presenting two petitions, one that is an electronic petition and one that is paper-based. Both of these petitions are of the same nature.

The petitioners call on the government to support Bill C-419, which is a private member's bill that I have on the floor on the House of Commons, calling for greater consumer protection with regards to credit card use. Ultimately, this comes down to fairness and transparency on behalf of Canadians.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Consumer Protection
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NDP

Linda Duncan

New Democratic Party

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to table.

The first is e-petition 1984 on the protection of the environment. This petition was established by a retired physician and member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Raquel Feroe. It represents 1,000 signatures in support of enacting an environmental bill of rights for Canada to impose public trust duty on the federal government to protect the environment and give a bundle of rights to citizens.

I am pleased to say that today e-petition 2172 was closed. I look forward to tabling that. It will be another 1,800 signatures, calling for an environmental bill of rights.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   The Environment
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June 5, 2019