June 4, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Cyril (Cid) Samson

New Democratic Party

Mr. Cid Samson (Timmins -Chapleau):

Madam Speaker, I rise to table a petition today signed by hundreds of Canadians from Chatham, Wallaceburg, Sarnia, Renfrew, Arnprior, Caledonia, Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington, Whitehorse, Calgary, St. John's, Sudbury and, among others, one individual signed it "Homeless, Canada". The petitioners call on the government, as is their right, to repeal Bill C-113, which has been passed. They cite it specifically because of the reduction from 60 per cent to 50 per cent in UI benefits and also that the bill has frozen Public Service wages without collective bargaining. It has increased the cost of grain transportation and has decreased public utility tax returns to the provinces. They call upon Parliament at this time to repeal C-113.

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