June 19, 2019

NDP

Rachel Blaney

New Democratic Party

Ms. Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am here today to present several petitions from my riding.

The first petition is with respect to cellular phone service in my riding. We have many areas that do not have access to cellular service.

The people who have signed these two petitions, with hundreds of signatures, are from Gold River, Alert Bay, Port McNeill, Port Alice, Courtenay, Hyde Creek, Quatsino, Victoria, Woss, Port Hardy and Sointula.

The petitioners ask the Minister of Rural Economic Development to acknowledge that this is an important public safety concern. It is very stressful for families and members who are driving to have to travel up to 30 minutes to reach a cellphone service area or landline to contact 911. Therefore, this is a major concern of public safety.

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

Rachel Blaney

New Democratic Party

Ms. Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I have two petitions with respect to saving our seeds, signed by people from from Powell River, Lund, Comox, Van Anda, Black Creek, Gillies Bay, Gibsons, Royston and Courtenay.

The petitioners ask for support in looking at the inherent rights of farmers to freely save, reuse, select, exchange, condition, store and sell seeds. This is very important to local farmers.

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

Rachel Blaney

New Democratic Party

Ms. Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I have another two petitions, asking for an increase to the old age security and guaranteed income supplement benefits for seniors.

As we know, many seniors across the country are struggling. We have signatures from Campbell River, Comox, Merville, Courtenay, Cumberland, Victoria and Vancouver.

The petitioners ask the government to intervene and fully commit to a mandate of improving the lives of seniors across the country by increasing the benefit amounts to address the increased costs of living for senior citizens in Canada.

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

Rachel Blaney

New Democratic Party

Ms. Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River, NDP)

Madam Speaker, my last petition, which is from Campbell River and Quadra Island, is a national pharmacare petition.

The petitioners ask the government to recognize that the costs of prescription medications and necessary medical supplies in Canada is excessive and varies greatly from province to territory, that it needs to ensure the costs are affordable. They ask for a pan-Canadian single-payer universal pharmacare program that ensures all Canadians can access medically prescribed and necessary medications, regardless of their ability to pay.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Pharmacare
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LIB

Bardish Chagger

Liberal

Hon. Bardish Chagger

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Because many members want to make brief comments on their petitions, I believe if you seek it, you will find unanimous consent to add up to 10 minutes to petitions today.

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

Carol Hughes

New Democratic Party

The Assistant Deputy Speaker (Mrs. Carol Hughes)

Is that agreed?

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

Alexandre Boulerice

New Democratic Party

Mr. Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am presenting a petition that was launched in Quebec and signed by over 2,300 people. The petitioners are calling on us to immediately end all forms of discrimination in the Indian Act, to comply with the United Nations Human Rights Committee decision stipulating that all those whose equality and cultural rights were violated are entitled to reparations, and to take all necessary measures to abolish the Indian Act's racist and patriarchal regime as soon as possible.

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

Alaina Lockhart

Liberal

Mrs. Alaina Lockhart (Fundy Royal, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on behalf of the good people of Fundy Royal, as well as hundreds of other Atlantic Canadians.

I should note that a number of members of Parliament, across party lines and from all regions of the country, have been filing similar petitions with respect to the rights of farmers and the use, reuse, exchange and selling of seeds.

The petitioners call upon the Parliament of Canada to enshrine in legislation the inalienable rights of farmers and other Canadians to save, reuse, select, exchange and sell seeds.

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

Gary Anandasangaree

Liberal

Mr. Gary Anandasangaree (Scarborough—Rouge Park, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I have the pleasure of presenting a petition from Canadians of Pakistani origin relating to the Pakistani nationals of Christian faith who are refugees in Thailand.

The petitioners are seeking Canada's intervention in assisting them to resettle in Canada.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Human Rights
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CPC

Pierre Poilievre

Conservative

Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Carleton, CPC)

Madam Speaker, I am tabling a petition on behalf of a constituent, who has collected over 800 signatures from Canadians in all provinces and territories.

The petitioners call on the government to review the records under the control of the Privy Council Office and to transfer all historical records to Library and Archives Canada. Researchers and historians rely on this information to write Canada's history. Historical records that do not threaten national security should be open and accessible by default.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Access to Information
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CPC

Alice Wong

Conservative

Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC)

Madam Speaker, I hereby present 103 petitions on two different subjects, and especially on behalf of the member for Langley—Aldergrove, who now needs a lot of care. I would take this opportunity to extend our best wishes, our prayers and thoughts.

The petitioners request that the House of Commons in Parliament specifically identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service covered under the Canada Health Act.

The second petition notes that in the 41st Parliament, the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion calling on the government to create a national strategy on palliative care to ensure every Canadian would have access to high quality palliative care at the end of life.

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

Pierre-Luc Dusseault

New Democratic Party

Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by many people from Sherbrooke.

Whereas every minute, 31 people are forced to flee their homes, the petitioners are calling on the House to do more to address the underlying causes of forced migration around the world.

The petitioners are calling on us to ensure that humanitarian assistance is available to all refugees and their host communities; to support grassroots organizations that promote democracy, peace and human rights; and to invest more in diplomatic and peaceful solutions to armed conflicts.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Forced Migration
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NDP

Ruth Ellen Brosseau

New Democratic Party

Ms. Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé, NDP)

Madam Speaker, the residents of Rang du Fleuve in Saint-Barthélemy wish to draw the attention of the House to a few points. Infrastructure in the area is crumbling as a result of the 2017 and 2019 floods, and emergency services and public safety officials have not had a single opportunity to visit and meet with the residents of Rang du Fleuve in Saint-Barthélemy. The petitioners are calling on the federal government to provide financial assistance to upgrade the infrastructure.

I want to thank and congratulate Marylene Gervais, who initiated this petition. I thank her for her work and involvement. I also want to thank public safety officials, firefighters and everyone who came out to help those struggling with the 2019 floods.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Infrastructure
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BQ

Xavier Barsalou-Duval

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Xavier Barsalou-Duval (Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères, BQ)

Madam Speaker, today, I am tabling a petition calling on the government to protect the banks of the St. Lawrence River corridor.

This petition follows on an e-petition signed by about 700 people that has already been submitted. This time, the clerk certified 1,500 signatures on this paper petition. In the past, when Canadians came to Parliament Hill, the Minister of Transport refused to meet with them. We hope that, even if he does not meet with them, he will still respond favourably to the petition. The erosion of the banks of the St. Lawrence River is a very important issue for the petitioners. It affects their daily lives. I think the minister should show a little humanity.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   St. Lawrence River Bank Erosion
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LIB

Ruby Sahota

Liberal

Ms. Ruby Sahota (Brampton North, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, it is my honour to rise to table a petition signed by 502 citizens and residents of Canada

The petitioners call upon the government to take further measures to deter fraud marriages. Some of the measures include stopping renewal of work and residency permits of the accused in fraud marriages until criminal cases are brought to justice in India. Others include action by CBSA in cases where accused are criminally charged in India for fraud marriages, among various others.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Marriage Fraud
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LIB

Lloyd Longfield

Liberal

Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I am honoured to rise to table a petition that was signed at the Guelph Farmers' Market. A lot of advocacy goes on there every Saturday between 6 a.m. and noon.

This petition is delivering community power to the post office in the post-carbon economy. There are a lot of ideas around greening the post office and providing more services for seniors.

The petition is signed by 48 Canadians.

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

Elizabeth May

Green Party

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

Madam Speaker, I rise to present a petition originated by a grade six student at the Royal Oak Middle School, Matthias Spalteholz, who has thought a lot about what we need to do to fight the climate crisis.

The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to put in an electrical vehicle fast charging network on all major highways to support the transition away from the internal combustion engine and to fight climate change.

The second petition is from residents throughout Saanich—Gulf Islands.

The petitioners call on the government to take the required action to avoid runaway global warming, to set ambitious targets to avoid going above 1.5°C global average temperature increase and a number of other measures that would achieve climate stability, including through arresting growth in oil sands expansion.

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

Harold Albrecht

Conservative

Mr. Harold Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga, CPC)

Madam Speaker, I have a petition to present signed by a number of residents from Cambridge, Ontario, pointing out the dangers of consumption and treatment services sites and safe injection sites.

The petitioners point to a notable escalation in overdose, drug trade, visible prostitution, damage to property and other activities. They state that these sites are also in conflict with children's charter of rights, particularly article 33, to protect children from the illicit use of narcotic drugs and so on. They also contribute to significant and dangerous conditions, causing environmental contamination and increasing public health hazards.

The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to decline any and all applications for exemptions to operate safe consumption sites or overdose prevention sites, permanent, temporary or mobile, under the section 56(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, within the city of Cambridge, Ontario.

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

Garnett Genuis

Conservative

Mr. Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, CPC)

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to be tabling seven petitions in the House.

The first petition is in support of Bill S-240, currently before the Senate, dealing with the heinous practice of organ harvesting and trafficking. It seeks to end Canadian complicity in that practice.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Human Organ Trafficking
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CPC

Garnett Genuis

Conservative

Mr. Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, CPC)

Madam Speaker, my second petition particularly highlights the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China

The petitioners call for the Canadian Parliament to actively be engaged in defending the rights of Falun Gong practitioners and other minorities in China.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Falun Gong
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June 19, 2019