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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (No. 68)


Private Members' Business

Items outside the Order of Precedence

    The complete list of items of Private Members' Business outside the order of precedence is available for consultation at the Table in the Chamber, at the Private Members' Business Office (992-9511) and on the Internet.

Public Bills (Commons)

C-201 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-201, An Act respecting a National Appreciation Day.
C-202 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (marriage after the age of sixty years).
C-203 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-203, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (telephone, fax and Internet service to campaign offices).
C-204 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-204, An Act respecting the provision of development assistance by the Canadian International Development Agency and other federal bodies.
C-205 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Nuclear Energy Act (change of responsible minister).
C-206 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (extension of benefit period for parental leave).
C-207 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Bouchard (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-207, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions).
C-208 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (members who cross the floor).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — April 12, 2006
C-209 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-209, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (expenses incurred by caregivers).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — April 12, 2006
C-210 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-210, An Act to prohibit the sale of Canadian military and police medals.
C-211 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-211, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
C-212 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-212, An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Temelkovski (Oak Ridges—Markham) — August 14, 2006
C-213 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-213, An Act to change the name of the Electoral District of Sackville — Eastern Shore.
C-214 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-214, An Act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute pornographic material involving children.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-215 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-215, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (community service group membership dues).
C-216 — April 7, 2006 — Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (capital gains exemption on disposition of fishing property).
C-217 — April 10, 2006 — Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-217, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (definition of "Gaspé Peninsula").
C-218 — April 10, 2006 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-218, An Act for the recognition and promotion of agricultural supply management.
C-219 — April 10, 2006 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-219, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service).
C-220 — April 10, 2006 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (elimination of statutory release) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-221 — April 10, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-221, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (elimination of deduction from annuity).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 11, 2006
C-223 — April 10, 2006 — Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-223, An Act to amend An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and to amend the Constitution Act, 1867.
C-224 — April 24, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Workers Mourning Day Act (national flag to be flown at half-mast).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 4, 2006
C-225 — April 24, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-225, An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of use of chemical pesticides for non-essential purposes).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 4, 2006
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 11, 2006
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-226 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-226, An Act to provide for the issuance of the Memorial Cross as a memento of personal loss.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 11, 2006
C-227 — April 26, 2006 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-227, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce--Lachine.
C-228 — April 26, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-228, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (student loans).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 3, 2006
C-229 — April 26, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-229, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on books or pamphlets).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-230 — April 26, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-230, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (prohibited product — hooks).
C-231 — April 26, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-231, An Act respecting the establishment and award of a Special Service Medal for Domestic Emergency Relief Operations (SSM-DERO).
C-232 — April 27, 2006 — Mr. Hawn (Edmonton Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (service in the Canadian armed forces).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-233 — April 27, 2006 — Ms. St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-233, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (public transportation costs).
C-234 — April 27, 2006 — Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-234, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (decisions and orders).
C-235 — April 28, 2006 — Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-235, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conditional sentencing).
C-236 — May 1, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-236, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 11, 2006
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 30, 2006
C-237 — May 1, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-237, An Act requiring the national flag of Canada to be flown at half-mast on Remembrance Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 30, 2006
C-238 — May 1, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-238, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (marriage after the age of sixty years).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-239 — May 1, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-239, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (services to a charity or public authority).
C-240 — May 1, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code (compassionate care benefits for caregivers).
C-241 — May 1, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deductibility of expense of tools provided as a requirement of employment).
C-242 — May 1, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-243 — May 1, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-243, An Act respecting the provision of development assistance by the Canadian International Development Agency and other federal bodies.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-244 — May 3, 2006 — Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-244, An Act to designate the month of June as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) Month.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Temelkovski (Oak Ridges—Markham) — August 14, 2006
C-245 — May 3, 2006 — Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-245, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (trafficking in a controlled substance within five hundred metres of an elementary school or a high school).
C-246 — May 3, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (vitamins).
C-247 — May 3, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service).
C-248 — May 3, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-248, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sex crimes and violent crimes).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-249 — May 3, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-249, An Act to amend the DNA Identification Act (establishment of indexes).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-250 — May 3, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-250, An Act to ensure safe drinking water throughout Canada.
C-251 — May 3, 2006 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-251, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (warning labels regarding the consumption of alcohol).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-254 — May 4, 2006 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-255 — May 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-255, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies).
C-256 — May 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-256, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (physical activity and amateur sport fees).
C-258 — May 5, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-258, An Act respecting Louis Riel.
C-259 — May 5, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-259, An Act to prohibit the export of water by interbasin transfers.
C-260 — May 5, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deductibility of expense of tools provided as a requirement of employment).
C-261 — May 5, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-261, An Act to establish the office of Pension Ombudsman to investigate administrative difficulties encountered by persons in their dealings with the Government of Canada in respect of benefits under the Canada Pension Plan or the Old Age Security Act or tax liability on such benefits and to review the policies and practices applied in the administration and adjudication of such benefits and liabilities.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-262 — May 5, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-262, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (monthly guaranteed income supplement).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — June 20, 2006
C-263 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. D'Amours (Madawaska—Restigouche) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-263, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (elimination of waiting period).
C-264 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-264, An Act respecting education benefits for spouses and children of certain deceased federal enforcement officers.
C-265 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-265, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (qualification for and entitlement to benefits).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — May 16, 2006
C-266 — May 8, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-266, An Act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the Office for Taxpayer Protection.
C-267 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-267, An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-268 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-268, An Act to protect heritage lighthouses.
C-270 — May 9, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-270, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Employment Insurance Act and the Employment Insurance Regulations.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — May 16, 2006
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 23, 2006
C-271 — May 10, 2006 — Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of Bill C-271, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personal identity theft).
C-272 — May 10, 2006 — Mrs. Kadis (Thornhill) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-272, An Act to amend the State Immunity Act and the Criminal Code (terrorist activity).
C-273 — May 10, 2006 — Mrs. Kadis (Thornhill) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (products made with dog or cat fur).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — May 17, 2006
C-274 — May 10, 2006 — Mrs. Kadis (Thornhill) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-274, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Schedule 1).
C-275 — May 11, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-275, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (feminine hygiene products).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 30, 2006
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — June 1, 2006
C-276 — May 11, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-276, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (literacy materials).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 30, 2006
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — June 1, 2006
C-280 — May 12, 2006 — Ms. Demers (Laval) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-280, An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (coming into force of sections 110, 111 and 171).
C-281 — May 15, 2006 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-281, Convalescence Benefits Act (amendments to the Employment Insurance Act).
C-282 — May 15, 2006 — Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (publication of information).
C-296 — May 17, 2006 — Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-296, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant).
C-297 — May 17, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-297, An Act to designate the month of March as National Colorectal Cancer Month.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Temelkovski (Oak Ridges—Markham) — August 14, 2006
C-301 — May 17, 2006 — Mrs. Kadis (Thornhill) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-301, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (blood alcohol).
C-302 — May 17, 2006 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-302, An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of use of chemical pesticides for non-essential purposes).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-304 — May 17, 2006 — Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-304, An Act to provide for the development of a national strategy for the treatment of autism and to amend the Canada Health Act.
C-306 — May 17, 2006 — Mr. Watson (Essex) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-306, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (early pension entitlement for police officers and firefighters).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — September 5, 2006
C-308 — May 18, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-308, An Act to propose and examine a program giving financial assistance to high school students visiting overseas military memorial sites.
C-309 — May 18, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-309, An Act to amend the Business Development Bank of Canada Act and the Canada Student Loans Act (student loan system).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 30, 2006
C-310 — May 19, 2006 — Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-310, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates).
C-311 — May 19, 2006 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-311, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park).
C-312 — May 29, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-312, An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry.
C-313 — May 29, 2006 — Ms. St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and the Income Tax Act (closed-captioned programming).
C-314 — May 30, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Alternative Fuels Act and the Excise Tax Act.
C-315 — May 31, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-315, An Act to provide for the harmonization of environmental standards throughout Canada.
C-316 — June 5, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-316, An Act to establish a national literacy policy.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
Mr. Temelkovski (Oak Ridges—Markham) — August 14, 2006
C-317 — June 6, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-317, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act (qualification of auditor).
C-318 — June 6, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-318, An Act to provide for a House of Commons committee to study proportional representation in federal elections.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — June 19, 2006
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-319 — June 6, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-319, An Act to establish the Energy Price Commission.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — June 19, 2006
C-320 — June 8, 2006 — Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-320, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (minimum sentence).
C-321 — June 12, 2006 — Mr. McGuire (Egmont) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-321, An Act respecting a National Hockey Day.
C-322 — June 13, 2006 — Mr. Ménard (Hochelaga) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-322, Antipoverty Act (amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code).
C-323 — June 14, 2006 — Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (use of hand-held cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Temelkovski (Oak Ridges—Markham) — August 14, 2006
C-324 — June 16, 2006 — Mr. Maloney (Welland) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-324, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Welland.
C-325 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-325, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Cambridge.
C-326 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-326, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (gender identity).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-327 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-327, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (reduction of violence in television broadcasts).
C-328 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-328, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-329 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-329, An Act to amend the Referendum Act (reform of the electoral system of Canada).
C-330 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-330, An Act to amend the Business Development Bank of Canada Act and the Canada Student Loans Act to provide for a student loan system that is more supportive of students.
C-331 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-331, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (legal duty outside Canada).
C-332 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-332, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act (annual financial statements).
C-333 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-333, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to stop at scene of accident).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-334 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-334, An Act to provide compensation to First Nations veterans on a comparable basis to that given to other war veterans.
C-335 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-335, An Act to amend the Bank Act (bank amalgamations).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-336 — June 20, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-336, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (arrears of benefits).
C-337 — June 20, 2006 — Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (child sexual predators).
C-338 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-338, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (procuring a miscarriage after twenty weeks of gestation).
C-339 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-339, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (exclusion of income received by an athlete from a non-profit club, society or association).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — October 3, 2006
C-340 — June 21, 2006 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-340, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of New Westminster — Coquitlam.
C-341 — June 21, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-341, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (military dependants).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — October 3, 2006
C-342 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-342, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses).
C-343 — June 22, 2006 — Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-343, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (motor vehicle theft).
C-344 — June 22, 2006 — Mr. Blais (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (Employment Insurance Account and premium rate setting) and another Act in consequence.
C-345 — June 22, 2006 — Mr. Bains (Mississauga—Brampton South) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-345, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appointment of special counsel).
C-346 — June 22, 2006 — Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-346, An Act to amend the State Immunity Act and the Criminal Code (terrorist activity).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) — July 20, 2006
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-347 — June 22, 2006 — Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-347, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (keeping child pornography in a manner that is not reasonably secure from access by others).
C-348 — June 22, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-348, An Act respecting conscientious objection to the use of taxes for military purposes.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
C-349 — June 22, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-349, An Act to amend the Patent Act.
C-350 — September 18, 2006 — Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-350, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for persons charged with violent offences), the Extradition Act and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
C-351 — September 18, 2006 — Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-351, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (review of parole ineligibility) and to amend other Acts in consequence.
C-352 — September 22, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-352, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (peace officers).
C-353 — September 22, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-353, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (date of general election).
C-354 — September 26, 2006 — Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day).
C-355 — September 28, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-355, An Act to establish National Ovarian Cancer Month.
C-356 — September 29, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-356, An Act to provide cost-of-production protection for the family farm.
C-357 — October 18, 2006 — Mr. Blais (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-357, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (Employment Insurance Account and premium rate setting) and another Act in consequence.
C-358 — October 18, 2006 — Mr. Zed (Saint John) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans of Bill C-358, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (deposit of sewage).
C-359 — October 20, 2006 — Mr. Blaney (Lévis—Bellechasse) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-359, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Lévis--Bellechasse.
C-360 — October 23, 2006 — Mr. St. Amand (Brant) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-360, An Act to establish the Office of the Ombudsman for Older Adult Justice and the Canadian Older Adult Justice Agency and to amend the Criminal Code.
C-393 — October 18, 2006 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (punishment and hearing).

Notices of Motions

M-1 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should respect the decision made by the House and uphold the Civil Marriage Act.
M-2 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work towards reaching the objectives set in the Kyoto Accord.
M-3 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should fulfill commitments made to the provinces, and work towards reaching the objectives set out by the federal-provincial child care agreements.
M-4 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the massacre of over 7,000 men and boys by Serbian forces at Srebrenica, in July 1995, constitutes a genocide and a crime against humanity that could have been prevented through swift and decisive action by United Nations forces, and that the government should declare July 15 as a day of remembrance for the victims of Srebrenica in memory of those who lost their lives and their families.
M-5 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should re-double its efforts over the coming months and years to build greater international support for substantive reform of the United Nations, including its Security Council and Human Rights Commission, in order to identify immediately and develop with greater urgency the necessary effective responses to human rights violations, massacres, genocides, famines and intentional destruction of sensitive environments, and to invest greater resources in the prevention of such acts.
M-6 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize World Alzheimer’s Day and designate September 21 as National Alzheimer’s Day in order to raise awareness of the magnitude of this disease.
M-7 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) work through the United Nations and other appropriate multilateral bodies to raise awareness of China’s human rights violations against its citizens, including practitioners of Falun Gong; (b) show moral leadership, using its good relations with China, to pressure that government to end its human rights violations against its citizens; and (c) intensify the government’s efforts by working through the United Nations and other multilateral bodies to effectively eliminate the increasing incidence of human rights abuses worldwide.
M-8 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should urge all provincial, territorial and municipal governments to ban the use of hazardous elongated single-pronged display hooks currently in commercial use.
M-9 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) either lay charges against individuals being held under security certificates and allow those accused to undergo a fair and transparent judicial trial or immediately release them; (b) comply with the United Nations’ Convention against Torture and Other Cruel or Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by refusing to deport detainees to any country where there is a substantial risk of torture or death as a result of an act of torture; (c) halt the use of security certificates and re-write the security provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to make them consistent with our Constitution, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the United Nations Convention against Torture; and (d) provide leadership, in partnership with other levels of government and civil society, to end racial profiling, attacks on civil liberties, targeting of Arab and Muslim individuals and communities, and other ethnic and religious minorities across Canada, through a plan of action and allocation of appropriate resources.
M-10 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should underscore its international commitment to human rights by working within the United Nations and other multilateral organizations to encourage the abolition of the death penalty worldwide and by becoming the 150th nation to sign the “Second Optional Protocol of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”, which includes the abolition of the death penalty.
M-11 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) formally apologize to the Chinese community for the injustice imposed on Chinese immigrants by the government's Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1923; (b) negotiate with members of the Chinese community, financial compensation to surviving individuals who paid the tax, and to their descendents; and (c) financially support educational and cultural initiatives developed in concert with the Canadian-Chinese community to prevent such injustices from happening again.
M-12 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provincial and territorial governments to ensure that increased federal contributions to key social programs such as education, health and housing do not lead to a concomitant decrease in pre-existing provincial and territorial contribution levels to these programs.
M-13 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should support the granting of observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization (WHO) and should support the establishment of a United Nations working group to facilitate Taiwan's effective participation in the WHO, reaping benefits for both the international community and the Taiwanese through shared knowledge and equality of access to health care information.
M-14 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider establishing: (a) a dedicated transfer to the provinces and territories for post-secondary education; and (b) a Canada Post-Secondary Education Act, akin to the Canada Health Act, establishing standards and accountability, and ensuring that students have similar access to affordable, quality post-secondary education in every province and territory in Canada.
M-15 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the profound health implications caused by the mining, production, sale, and export of asbestos in all its forms and therefore should: (a) take concrete steps to officially ban the mining, production, sale, use, and export of all types of asbestos and asbestos products; (b) support and encourage independent medical research to facilitate improved diagnosis and treatment of asbestos-related diseases; (c) undertake a comprehensive, nation-wide asbestos abatement program to help in the costs to test for and remove asbestos when found in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings including those on military bases and Indian reserves; (d) provide transition measures for employees affected by the ban on asbestos including early retirement, training, and other bridging measures to accommodate re-entry to the workforce; and (e) join the United States and other countries and declare the first day of April to be Asbestos Disease Awareness Day.
M-16 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should issue an order, under the Aeronautics Act and through the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, to ensure that night flights over the Greater Toronto Area are suspended, except when such flights are required for emergency purposes.
M-17 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Auditor General for Canada be appointed auditor or joint auditor of all federal Crown corporations, mixed enterprises, joint enterprises and shared-governance corporations as listed in Section IV of the President of the Treasury Board’s 2004 Annual Report to Parliament on Crown Corporations and Other Corporate Interests of Canada, if an organization listed is entrusted with the management of significant public funds, manages or controls significant assets of Canada or fulfills a significant federal policy role.
M-18 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation allowing the Auditor General of Canada to conduct special examinations of all Canadian airport authorities as if they were parent Crown corporations as defined in Part X of the Financial Administration Act and that for the purpose of these examinations, the Auditor General of Canada have the power of an examiner as set out in Part X of the financial Administration Act.
M-19 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should lift visitor visa requirements on the following new members of the European Union: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, and the Czech and Slovak Republics, once passport security regimes of those countries have been upgraded to meet Canadian and European Union standards.
M-20 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the advisability of requiring that no company sell candy in Canada which resembles children's toys unless the container in which the candy is sold carries the following visible and clearly printed label: “WARNING: This product resembles an actual toy and may be dangerous to your child's health.”.
M-22 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That the House should establish a Standing Committee for Veterans Affairs and that the Standing Orders should be amended accordingly.
M-24 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately name a minister of state for income security.
M-25 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider amending the Canada Pension Plan to allow for early pension entitlement for police officers and firefighters.
M-29 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, for impaired driving offences, the government should: (a) amend the Criminal Code by reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit to 0.05%; (b) consider a policy of zero tolerance that includes mandatory fines and jail time for impaired driving offences; and (c) review the sentencing measures for impaired driving and study the feasibility of implementing a system of mandatory fines which would ensure the effectiveness and relative equality in financial impact of impaired driving penalties by linking the amount of any fine imposed on a convicted person to that person’s net taxable income.
M-30 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should appoint the Auditor General as the external auditor of foundations, with a few exceptions, and ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place for a broad-scope audit of all delegated arrangements.
M-31 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should urgently take on a leadership role in the development of new comprehensive national and international approaches for the prevention, containment and treatment of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, and as first steps: (a) negotiate with governments and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to reduce the costs of patented retroviral medicines; and (b) provide free distribution through Official Development Assistance by the development cooperation ministries to the less fortunate and worst affected countries whose populations are suffering and dying as a result of the HIV-AIDS pandemic.
M-32 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That a new standing committee be appointed to review all Treasury Board guidelines and the procedures for establishing such guidelines, to clarify the content of existing guidelines and to review new guidelines before they may come into effect, and that the Standing Orders be amended accordingly.
M-33 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should move quickly to accelerate the processing of immigration applications and abolish the head tax, or right of landing fees, on all immigrants.
M-34 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should officially recognize the contribution of the early Chinese labourers toward building the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia by supporting the development of a Chinese Railway Labourers’ heritage exhibition, as well as a provincially based Chinese Railway Labourer’s museum in the city of Kamloops, that would show the historic contribution and sacrifices of the Chinese people in building the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia.
M-35 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement immediately a “made-in-Canada” policy for purchasing all Canadian symbolic and promotional materials distributed through Parliament and the government.
M-36 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a sustainable and ethical procurement policy that ensures that goods and services are obtained only from businesses that conform to the International Labour Organisation’s core labour conventions, set out as four fundamental human rights principles, namely the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of forced and compulsory labour, the abolition of child labour, and the elimination of discrimination in the workplace.
M-37 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should honour the historical voyage made by Leif Erikson, who became the first European to visit North America over 1,000 years ago, and recognize the contributions of Scandinavian peoples from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland to Canada, by joining other nations in declaring October 9 as Leif Erikson Day in Canada.
M-38 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that fire retardants containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are proven to be the most dangerous form of flame retardant harmful to people, animals and the environment, and that legislation completely phasing out the production and import of products containing additive PBDEs should be brought forth within a year.
M-39 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, take all steps necessary to expand and to improve the accessibility of affordable housing for seniors.
M-41 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately take all necessary steps to expand and improve the accessibility to post-secondary education.
M-42 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should help address urban air quality and greenhouse gas emissions by introducing legislation that would mandate the sale of gasoline with an ethanol content of at least 10 %.
M-43 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation to exempt affordable rental and non-profit housing from the GST, as part of an overall policy to encourage the development of affordable housing for every Canadian.
M-44 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should take the lead in responding to the identified public health crisis of HIV infection among intravenous drug users by adopting a medical approach to drug use and drug addiction with the goal of reducing harm associated with obtaining drugs on the street.
M-45 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish strong national standards for social programs to ensure that no Canadian goes hungry or homeless because her or his income has been pushed below the poverty line.
M-46 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to include “social condition” as a prohibited grounds of discrimination.
M-47 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should promote and monitor the inclusion of child-labour-free labels on products produced overseas to ensure that no children are exploited in the production of goods.
M-48 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should give the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, or some other appropriate federal agency, the ability to investigate hazardous work sites and enforce workplace safety rules.
M-49 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider establishing a federally-funded Canadian public safety officer compensation fund payable to the survivors of a firefighter, police or public safety officer killed, or permanently disabled, in the line of duty.
M-50 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should monitor closely the progress of the February and December 1997 agreements on access to account and cheque cashing services for low income individuals and act to legislate the terms of these agreements.
M-51 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with financial institutions and social interest groups to develop a common basket of services included in a standard basic account to be offered by all deposit-taking institutions, as recommended by the Task Force on the Future of the Canadian Financial Services Sector.
M-52 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Department of Finance should immediately undertake a survey to investigate the extent and nature of the problem of access to banking services for low income people to ensure financial institutions are accountable.
M-53 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act to ensure financial institutions offer “no-frills” bank accounts that provide a basic minimum of services for a nominal fee with no minimum monthly balance.
M-54 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with community groups and financial institutions to change the culture and attitudes of financial institutions towards low-income people, and make it unlawful for someone to be denied access to banking services as a result of their income.
M-55 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately seek ways for Canada to bring about a full and independent investigation of the acts of brutality against ethnic Chinese in Indonesia, including the rape of women.
M-56 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should formally adopt the National Highway System endorsed by every province and territory.
M-57 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should meet its financial obligations to British Columbia for highway improvements to offset the inequity between the $3 billion paid out by British Columbians in fuel excise taxes and the $30 million in federal spending on British Columbia highway improvements.
M-58 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement the recommendations of the 1990 Liberal Caucus Task Force Report on Housing entitled “Finding Room: Housing Solutions for the Future”, released prior to the government retreat from social housing construction in 1993.
M-59 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, building on the social union framework, conduct consultations with housing stakeholders and provincial and territorial governments to establish national objectives and standards for the development and maintenance of affordable non-profit housing.
M-60 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should refuse to authorize any new Canadian funding to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or new authority to the Finance Minister to provide loans to countries receiving IMF bailouts until: (a) the IMF's role in mishandling the Southeast Asia financial crisis including its failure to understand the proximate causes of the crisis has been fully and independently evaluated and recommended policy changes implemented; (b) IMF loan conditions no longer require member governments to repay private debt; (c) the IMF develops measures designed to discourage speculative de-stabilizing financial flows; and (d) the IMF becomes fully transparent and publicly accountable.
M-61 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action to address the chronic shortage of halfway houses and transition programs for women in Canada and immediately increase funding for these vital services.
M-62 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enact guidelines under the Treasury Board Contracting Policy that will ensure appropriate and necessary compensation that reflects travel costs for bidders outside of the National Capital Commission area.
M-63 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) support the strengthening of the current Canadian Aviation Regulations so that firefighters stationed at Canada's busiest airports will have the ability to rescue trapped passengers with the appropriate staffing, response times and equipment to do so; and (b) implement new regulations for Canada's smaller airports to establish a minimum standard for aircraft firefighting.
M-65 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should support steps to recognize February 29, leap-year-day, as a day dedicated to community revitalization by declaring it a national working holiday, thereby setting aside one unique day in every four years as a day for individuals, organizations and businesses to serve their communities.
M-66 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should negotiate with the individuals affected by the Chinese Head Tax and the Chinese Immigration (Expulsion) Act, as well as with their families and their representatives, a just and honourable resolution which includes the following framework: (a) a parliamentary acknowledgment of the injustice of these measures; (b) an official apology by the government to the individuals and their families for the suffering and hardship caused; (c) individual financial compensation; and (d) a community-driven anti-racism advocacy and educational trust fund for initiatives to ensure that these and other historic injustices are not repeated.
M-67 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the recommendations found in Chapter 7 of the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, entitled “Urban Perspectives”, should be reviewed for implementation and action to ensure equality, access and non-discrimination for urban Aboriginal people.
M-68 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize its fiduciary responsibility to urban Aboriginal people living off-reserve and non-status Aboriginals, and take steps to establish a special committee to hear witnesses, to review and make recommendations to improve the provision and access of culturally sensitive services to Aboriginal people living in urban areas.
M-69 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should require banks and other financial institutions to track and publicly disclose their investments in relation to the demand by businesses, community development projects and individuals seeking home mortgages on a branch by branch and neighbourhood by neighbourhood level.
M-70 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should conduct a nation-wide study of the impact of the use of the 32% debt-to-income rule on access to mortgages by people with low incomes in order to assess if this ratio leads to discrimination and, if so, to urge financial institutions to develop non-discriminatory methods of assessing credit worthiness.
M-71 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize and fund the three autonomous national Aboriginal women's organizations to ensure full participation in all significant public policy decisions, as well as provide adequate funding to Aboriginal women's services, including shelters in all rural, remote and urban communities.
M-72 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should use the surplus of the Employment Insurance Fund to increase benefits, to provide longer payment periods and improved access to employment insurance, as well as improve maternity and family benefits.
M-73 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement progressive immigration reform to provide domestic workers with full immigration status on arrival, abolish the head tax on all immigrants, and include persecution on the basis of gender and sexual orientation as grounds for claiming refugee status.
M-74 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the advisability of allocating $50 million to front-line, independent, feminist, women-controlled groups committed to ending violence against women, such as women's centres, rape crisis centres and women's shelters.
M-75 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the advisability of providing $30 million in core funding for equality-seeking women's organizations.
M-76 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should adopt national standards that guarantee the right to welfare for everyone in need and ban workfare.
M-77 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should set up an independent agency to study genetically modified foods, and that the scientific rationale behind the agency's decisions be made public.
M-78 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that the approval for new transgenic organisms for environmental release and for use as food or feed, should be based on rigorous scientific assessment of their potential for causing harm to the environment or to human health, and that such testing should replace the current regulatory reliance on “substantial equivalence” as a decision threshold.
M-79 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that the design and execution of all testing regimes of new transgenic organisms be conducted in open consultation with the expert scientific community.
M-80 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that the primary burden of proof be upon those who would deploy food biotechnology products to carry out the full range of tests necessary to demonstrate reliably that they do not pose unacceptable risks.
M-81 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should impose a moratorium on the rearing of genetically modified fish in aquatic net pens.
M-82 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should direct the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to develop detailed guidelines describing the approval process for transgenic animals intended for food production or other non-food uses, and that such guidelines should include a rigorous assessment of: (a) the impact of the genetic modifications on animal health and welfare; (b) an environmental assessment that incorporates impacts on genetic diversity and sustainability; and (c) the human health implications for those with altered metabolism of producing disease-resistant animals.
M-83 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that the research data from experiments conducted by industry on the potential environmental impacts of genetically modified plants used in Canadian Environmental Protection Agency assessments should be made available for public scrutiny.
M-84 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a national research program to monitor the long-term effects of genetically modified organisms on the environment, human health, and animal health and welfare.
M-85 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the value and contribution of artists in local communities by creating and providing adequate funding for a Local Community Arts and Artists Sustainability Fund.
M-86 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should declare the leaky condo disaster in British Columbia as a disaster and provide urgent relief to prevent further social and economic devastation.
M-87 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the advisability of implementing a multi-year plan which would see 1.5% of projected Gross Domestic Product go to supporting families with children.
M-88 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commission an inquiry under the Inquiries Act into the policing methods in use in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia.
M-89 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should seek the co-operation of all levels of government to establish a set of clearly defined and enforceable rights concerning housing that include provision for temporary emergency housing and shelter in the event of disasters or crises, a standardized level of maintenance for existing housing stock, and appropriate health, security and safety standards for new housing stock.
M-90 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation and programs so that each Canadian has the right to secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disabilities, family status, level of education, sexual orientation, employment status or social condition on welfare.
M-91 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That the House call upon the government to initiate a process of revision of the United Nations Conventions in order to repeal or amend the 1961 and 1971 Conventions with the aim of re-classifying substances and providing for uses of drugs, other than only for medical and scientific purposes, to be legal, and to repeal the 1988 Convention.
M-92 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That the House urge the government to consider the positive results obtained through the implementation of policies in several countries, which involve harm and risk reduction, in particular through the administration of substitute substances, the decriminalization of the consumption of certain substances, the partial decriminalization of the sale of cannabis and its derivatives, and the medically controlled distribution of heroin.
M-93 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That the House call on the government to take action in order to make the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking more effective, by establishing a system for the legal control and regulation of the production, sale and consumption of substances which are currently illegal.
M-94 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should require Canada Post to print Canadian postage stamps within Canada.
M-95 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should extend to public school districts the same exemption from the Goods and Services Tax as that provided to the municipalities.
M-96 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should eliminate the 10-year residency requirement, based on an applicant’s country of origin, for Canadian citizens to qualify for Old Age Security benefits.
M-97 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should institute at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) a fair trade coffee policy, whereby CIDA would provide only TransFair Canada licensed coffee at all agency functions and at its headquarters.
M-98 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recommend the reinvestment of profits accrued by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation into social housing programs and into affordable housing initiatives.
M-99 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should lift visitor visa requirements for nationals of Croatia wishing to visit Canada as tourists, for business or family visits for up to six months in order to bring Canada's visa regime in line with that of the United Kingdom.
M-100 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately recommend to the Crown that the Canada Coat of Arms be amended to reflect in its motto the reality that Canada has coasts on three oceans.
M-101 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That the House call upon the government: (a) to recognize the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide; (b) to designate the fourth Saturday in November of every year throughout Canada as a day of remembrance of the more than seven million Ukrainians who fell victim to the Ukrainian famine/genocide of 1932-1933; and (c) to call on all Canadians, particularly historians, educators and parliamentarians, to include factual information on the Ukrainian famine/genocide of 1932-1933 in the records of Canada and in future educational material.
M-102 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That the House recognize the important contribution that Canadian Sikhs have made to Canada and formally acknowledge the significance of the festival of Vaisakhi to all Sikhs and the importance of the five Ks: the KIRPAN — a sword representing indomitable spirit; KESH — unshorn hair, representing a simple life, saintliness and devotion to God; KARA — a steel bangle worn as a sign of the eternity of God; KANGHA — a wooden comb worn to represent a clean mind and body; and KACHHA — short breeches, representing hygienic living.
M-103 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That the House recognize the outstanding contribution of Filipino Canadians to Canada's social, economic and political life and formally acknowledge the universal significance of June 12th, the anniversary of Philippine independence, as an important commemoration that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers; a time for the whole community to share expressions of joy for the freedom and independence of Filipino people everywhere.
M-104 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce regulations that would protect consumers from being charged exorbitant transaction fees by private or white label banking machines (ATMs), require the companies operating these machines to be registered and create industry standards for accountability.
M-105 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce regulations that would license and control the operation of fringe financial services such as cheque cashers and pay-day lenders, particularly with reference to annual interest charges and to processing or transaction fees.
M-106 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce an amendment to the Employment Insurance Act to broaden the definition of “family member” for the purposes of compassionate leave to include a sister, brother, grandchild, grandparent, aunt, uncle or a person in an equivalent relationship with the person.
M-107 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the first Sunday preceding Thanksgiving as a national day of prayer followed by a week of prayer of thanksgiving for all the benefits God has granted us as a nation.
M-108 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should undertake a study to examine the impacts of gambling on society.
M-109 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) — That, in the opinion of the House, it should be unlawful for uniforms, insignia and decorations of the Canadian Armed Forces to be worn by those not authorized to do so, or worn or displayed in a disrespectful or demeaning manner.
M-110 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce amendments to the Income Tax Act that would enable woodlot owners to carry forward to a future taxation year or years, their taxable income earned on timber harvested prematurely due to damage or infestation by the Mountain Pine Beetle.
M-111 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should extend to medical residents interest relief and postpone debt repayment under the Canada Student Loans Program until the completion of their post-graduate training period.
M-112 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enact a regulation pursuant to section 53(1)(b) of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act establishing an investment policy for the Canada Pension Plan prohibiting investments in the tobacco industry and requiring the Canada Pension Plan to divest itself of existing tobacco holdings.
M-113 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ask the Auditor General to conduct a cost-benefit analysis on each gun control measure to determine whether it is cost effective, improving public safety, reducing violent crime or keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals.
M-114 — April 4, 2006 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Food and Drug Regulations authorizing the Minister of Health, under the advice of the Department of Health, to allow access to new drugs for emergency or compassionate reasons under the Special Access Programme.
M-115 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider making a tax deduction of $2,000 on eligible hybrid and other environmentally innovative vehicles.
M-116 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the definition of “pensionable employment” in the Canada Pension Plan to include worker's compensation payments.
M-117 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should conduct public hearings of the views of Canadians and stakeholders specifically on the current government processes of foreign investment review in the Canada Investment Act and generally on political, economic and social issues arising from the increasing globalization of investment and trade in Canada.
M-118 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize and give thanks for the great sacrifices made by Canadian veterans in protecting our society and make free Canadian passports available to all veterans of the Canadian forces.
M-119 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) create a petroleum monitoring agency with a three-year mandate to collect and disseminate, on a timely basis, price data on crude oil, refined petroleum products, and retail gasoline for all relevant North American markets; (b) in consultation with stakeholders from the petroleum sector (the majors, the independents, and consumer groups), appoint a director who would lead this agency; (c) require the agency to report to Parliament on an annual basis on the competitive aspects of the petroleum sector in Canada; and (d) request that the Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology review the agency's performance and the need for an extension of its mandate following the tabling of the agency's third report.
M-120 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contribution made to Canadian society by all of its seniors and make Canadian passports available at not more than half-price, to all Canadian citizens over the age of 65.
M-121 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should conduct public hearings of the views of Canadians and stakeholders on privacy concerns relating to the outsourcing of work in the public and private sectors to companies in foreign countries or their subsidiaries located in Canada.
M-122 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create the Windsor-Essex Border Development and Protection Authority to be a public body for the purpose of managing border traffic consistent with the needs of residents for current and future infrastructure built connecting Canada and the United States of America in the Windsor-Essex area.
M-123 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that any future bridge or tunnel between Canada and the United States, funded in part or wholly by the government, be owned by the government.
M-124 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That the House call upon the government to conduct an audit of the Passport Office to ensure that Canadians can acquire passports at the lowest possible cost and that passport processing fees do not generate surplus revenues.
M-125 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a seniors charter that would guarantee the following to all seniors: (a) income security through indexed income support that provides a high state of economic welfare; (b) access to safe, comfortable housing that costs less than 30% of household income; (c) secure public health care by ensuring accessible, comprehensive, universal, portable publicly administered medicare for primary care, homecare, palliative and geriatric care, preventive care and pharmacare; (d) opportunities for self-fulfillment through lifelong access to affordable education and training; and (e) timely access to all government services and programs.
M-126 — April 4, 2006 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider making public transit passes an income tax-exempt benefit.
M-127 — April 6, 2006 — Mr. Bains (Mississauga—Brampton South) — That the House recognize the importance of religious symbols and articles of faith for people of diverse faith groups, and the importance of the unfettered and free expression of one’s beliefs through religious symbols and articles of faith as codified by the protection of freedom of expression and religion in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including the five Articles of Faith (the Five Kakar’s or Five K’s), worn by all confirmed Sikhs, which form part of a Sikh’s daily life and serve to constantly remind them of their commitment to universal principles of justice and equality.
M-128 — April 6, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) initiate an annual review of seniors' income needs by looking forward 10 years to determine the adequacy of income support; (b) incorporate these reviews into all income support planning; and (c) report annually to Parliament the findings of these reviews.
M-129 — April 24, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the situation in Darfur as a genocide, and should order its representative at the United Nations to bring forward a motion to the Security Council calling for the deployment of a peacekeeping force to Darfur, under a Chapter 7 mandate, as soon as possible.
M-130 — April 24, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately implement an in-Canada program to allow conscientious objectors and their immediate family members, in particular those from the United States of America, who have refused or left military service related to the war in Iraq, to apply to remain and work in Canada and, after a period of two years, be eligible for permanent resident status; and that the government should immediately cease any removal or deportation actions that may have already commenced against such individuals.
M-131 — April 24, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately cease any action that seeks the recovery of costs related to the default of an immigration sponsorship agreement in cases where there has been documented family breakdown, divorce, or criminal charges or convictions for spousal abuse; and, where necessary, negotiate with provincial governments to ensure the implementation of this policy.
M-132 — April 24, 2006 — Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should initiate negotiations on reciprocal pension agreements with China, India, and other Pacific Rim countries, from which many of our newcomers of retirement age are emigrating, in order to eliminate the 10-year residency requirement that many of these people must satisfy in order to become eligible for the Canada Pension Plan.
M-133 — April 24, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce changes to the Pension Benefits Standards Act 1985, to require that plan sponsors of defined benefit pension plans under federal jurisdiction provide a formal statement of pension funding policy.
M-134 — April 24, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should initiate changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to provide a “dropout” or exemption period in the calculation of benefits, similar to that currently in place to accommodate child rearing, with regard to periods in which the contributor has withdrawn from CPP contributable employment to care for elderly family members or those with a disability, and that the allowable parameters for the exemption be determined in consultation with stakeholder groups including representatives of the elder and disability communities.
M-135 — April 25, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a ministry for seniors to coordinate the provision of the following: (a) financial security through income support that keeps pace with the real cost of living; (b) access to safe, affordable housing that costs less than 30% of household income; (c) secure public health care by ensuring accessible, comprehensive, universal, portable, publicly administered medicare for primary care, homecare, palliative and geriatric care, preventive care and pharmacare; (d) opportunities for self-fulfillment through lifelong access to affordable education and training; and (e) timely access to all government services and programs.
M-136 — April 25, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should guarantee to all seniors a stable and secure income by: (a) linking the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Program to standard of living levels; (b) looking forward ten years to determine the adequacy of income support programs; (c) performing reviews of all income support planning for seniors; and (d) reporting all the above annually to Parliament.
M-137 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement fully, without delay, the Refugee Appeal Division as passed by Parliament in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of 2001.
M-138 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should abolish the use of security certificates and repeal sections 9 and 76 to 87 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
M-139 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) establish an office, independent of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and modeled on the Ontario Office of the Worker Advisor, called the “Office of the Immigration Advocate” which would advocate for and assist people who have concerns with the processing of any type of immigration application or with any aspect of the decisions rendered on applications for permanent residence or temporary resident permits (including visitor, work, and student visas) but which would not cause any loss of positions, processing or service capacity at CIC; and (b) table a report in the House of Commons within six months on this proposal.
M-140 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the use of child combatants is a violation of human rights and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development should examine our policy vis-à-vis nations and groups using child combatants, with an eye to ending this practice around the world.
M-141 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should focus international development funds on sustainable development, such as micro-financing, which allows for continued growth and benefits to the community, even after the initial investment has been exhausted.
M-142 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should organize and provide for a state funeral for the last Canadian World War I veteran still residing in Canada, contingent on the consent of the veteran's family, and, should the veteran's family refuse, the government should organize a state memorial service to solemnly honor the occasion, but should respect any request for privacy by the family.
M-143 — April 25, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act immediately, with the help of our allies and using all means necessary, to increase intervention efforts regarding the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, so as to actively prevent the ongoing genocide there.
M-145 — May 2, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should help provinces convert to more sustainable, cleaner, non-nuclear energy sources.
M-146 — May 2, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take a stand in order to ensure the protection of women with regard to genital mutilation and declare that female genital mutilation is a violation of human rights and that the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs and International Development should review our policy vis-à-vis nations and groups that allow this practice.
M-147 — May 2, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make the status of women in Canada and around the world a top priority in order to promote gender equality, and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country and strive to improve women's economic autonomy and well-being, while eliminating systemic violence against women and children and advancing women's human rights.
M-148 — May 2, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Government should take measures to develop a national composting program.
M-149 — May 2, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should do everything in its power to ensure the safety of Canadians through research into and regulation of the potential hazards pesticides present to those who are exposed to them, including workers and others who work with, handle, or store them.
M-150 — May 2, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should do everything in its power to reduce waiting times in hospitals.
M-151 — May 2, 2006 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work towards building a strong, fair and equitable drug plan that provides an adequate, safe and affordable supply of prescription drugs to meet the needs of all citizens.
M-152 — May 3, 2006 — Mr. Boshcoff (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — That the House confirm its support for Standing Orders 16 and 18 and other Standing Orders and practices of the House regarding decorum and reaffirm its support in the Speaker to enforce these rules and practices vigorously, fairly and consistently.
M-153 — May 3, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the trafficking of women and children across international borders for the purposes of sexual exploitation should be condemned, and that the House call on the government to immediately adopt a comprehensive strategy to combat the trafficking of persons worldwide.
M-154 — May 4, 2006 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a national housing strategy and establish a Ministry of Housing which will ensure that: (a) government investments in housing are maintained and kept up to code over the life of the building; (b) reviews are done every five years to determine the needs of new affordable housing initiatives; (c) federally-funded cooperative housing are considered as part of the national housing strategy; and (d) all of the above is reported annually to Parliament.
M-155 — May 4, 2006 — Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc) — That in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a single authority to review major science projects according to published guidelines in order to be more transparent for the science and research community and more accountable to Canadian taxpayers.
M-156 — May 4, 2006 — Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create the position of an independent Chief Scientist who is mandated to provide independent and balanced analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology to parliamentarians and Canadians to enable informed decision making, and who will: (a) advise and report to Parliament on scientific matters; (b) help coordinate science policy issues within the government and internationally; and (c) be modeled on the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology of the United Kingdom.
M-157 — May 5, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the goverment should express, in the strongest language possible, Canada's insistence that the Burmese government end its violations of human rights and international law and consider the imposition of targeted sanctions against Burma, including the freezing of Canadian assets of the Burmese Government and its officials.
M-158 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act on the motion proposing to help the textile and clothing industries adopted in the House on October 5, 2005, and worded as follows: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish, in compliance with international agreements, a policy of assistance to the textile and clothing industries in order to enable the industries to compete throughout the world, particularly by allowing clothing made with Canadian textiles but manufactured abroad to be imported without customs duties and by creating an income support program for older workers.”.
M-159 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act on the Bloc Québécois’ motion debated and adopted on the opposition day of February 8, 2005, which reads as follows: “That the House acknowledge the inadequacy of the assistance plan for the clothing and textile industries which was announced by the federal government following the closure of six plants in Huntingdon, and that it ask the government to further elaborate with regard to the following elements: the use of safeguards provided for in trade agreements, the implementation of measures to encourage the use of Quebec- and Canadian-made textiles and the creation of a program to assist older workers.”.
M-160 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a plan to counter the negative effects of the repeated increases in gas prices, including a surtax on the profits of the big oil companies, the creation of a petroleum monitoring agency and the strengthening of the Competition Act.
M-162 — May 8, 2006 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) work through the United Nations and other appropriate multilateral bodies to raise awareness and effectively eliminate human rights abuses worldwide; and (b) in particular show political leadership, using Canada's good relationship with China, to pressure that government to end its human rights violations against its citizens and, in particular, practitioners of Falun Gong.
M-163 — May 8, 2006 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the Ford Motor Company to keep the Talbotville plant running two lines by: (a) investing in an incentive package for Ford to turn the plant into a flexible manufacturing plant; and (b) ensuring that the above agreement is reported to Parliament.
M-164 — May 8, 2006 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should address its commitments to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by: (a) increasing the budget of Status of Women Canada to $100 million; (b) providing both project and core funding to women’s equality-seeking groups (c) reviewing annually the effectiveness of programmes; and (d) ensuring that all of the above is reported annually to Parliament.
M-165 — May 9, 2006 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate income averaging for performers, artists and cultural workers.
M-166 — May 9, 2006 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should expand the proposed children's physical fitness tax credit of up to $500 to also include programming in arts and cultural activities.
M-167 — May 9, 2006 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enact a meal tax credit of up to $50 per day while on the road, for individual truck drivers who are responsible for meal costs.
M-168 — May 9, 2006 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make provisions for hazardous materials training and the availability of equipment for local fire departments across the country in order to ensure the safety of our firefighters and our citizens in the event of a public emergency of this nature.
M-169 — May 10, 2006 — Mr. Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take action to promote the intergenerational transfer of farms by implementing the following measures: (a) increasing the allowable capital gains deduction for agricultural property from $500,000 to $1 million, exclusively for transactions as a result of which a farm remains in operation; (b) extending application of the rules governing rollovers to all members of the immediate family under 40 years of age; (c) setting up a farm transfer savings plan that would enable farmers to accumulate a tax-sheltered retirement fund; (d) make the rules governing property ownership more flexible so that young farmers can obtain a larger share of a residence held by a company and use their registered retirement savings plan to acquire an agricultural enterprise; and (e) transfer a recurring envelope to the government of Quebec and the other provinces for encouraging young people to go into farming.
M-171 — May 15, 2006 — Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the softwood lumber trade dispute with the United States of America (USA) has had a negative impact on forestry workers and their communities across this country, and all revenue the government collects as a result of the recent agreement with the USA resolving this dispute be allocated towards those workers and communities that have been adversely affected throughout this period.
M-173 — May 15, 2006 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, for the divestment and sale of all federal buildings and properties, the government should develop and implement a “triple bottom line” policy that allocates equal consideration to environmental, social and economic criteria, through a points-based evaluative system that ensures the greatest public good in the future use of those buildings and properties.
M-174 — May 15, 2006 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Criminal Code as it relates to impaired driving offences by reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit to 0.03%.
M-175 — May 17, 2006 — Mr. Paquette (Joliette) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government, acting through its Minister of Finance, should undertake consultations with the partner signatories to the agreements covered by the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act so that these agreements may be amended to include respect for human rights as an integral part of the terms of reference of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and so that their policies respond to improvement or deterioration in respect for human rights.
M-176 — May 17, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, with regard to the Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act, the government should: (a) apologize and issue a letter of acknowledgment to recognize the suffering of individual Chinese Canadians, their families and the entire Chinese Canadian community that resulted from this legislation, including the emotional and financial hardship and the forced separation of families; (b) award individual financial redress of a minimum amount of $21,000 per certificate to surviving Head Tax payers or to their surviving spouses and of a minimum of $10,000 per certificate to surviving first generation children if the Head Tax payer and spouse is deceased; and (c) implement a community or collective redress focusing on projects related to the experience of the Head Tax payers and families and which respects the principles of transparency, accountability and the strong participation of the Chinese Canadian community.
M-177 — May 18, 2006 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) continue to condemn Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his ongoing antisemitic declarations; (b) lead a united global effort aimed at convincing Iran to immediately halt its imprisonment, torture and execution of minors and other citizens for their religious and ideological beliefs such as members of the Baha'i faith; (c) call immediately for the release of Mansour Osanloo, President of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, in prison since December 22, 2005, and Iranian prisoner of conscience Valiollah Feiz-Mahdavi; (d) work with the international community to convince Iran to negotiate in good faith and to participate in open and constructive dialogue to end its pursuit of nuclear material enrichment; (e) pressure Iran to immediately release Canadian scholar and human rights advocate Ramin Jahanbegloo; and (f) continue to demand justice in the murder and torture of Canadian citizen Zahra Kasemi.
M-178 — May 25, 2006 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a national volunteer incentive program for Canadian students that is designed to: (a) promote active volunteerism in not-for-profit community groups and national organizations; and (b) help alleviate the personal financial burden of pursuing post-secondary education.
M-179 — May 29, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should use the legislative tools within the Crimes against Humanity Act to indict Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity.
M-180 — May 30, 2006 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proclaim June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
M-181 — May 30, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the most recent group of Vietnamese boat people as “Country of Asylum class” refugees and allow resettlement for some 200 individuals on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, during the 2005-2006 fiscal year.
M-182 — May 31, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in order to ensure fair wages and working standards: (a) increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour for all workers in federal jurisdictions; (b) implement the recommendations contained in the Pay Equity Task Force Final Report; and (c) introduce legislation outlawing replacement workers in areas of federal jurisdiction where workers are on strike or locked out.
M-183 — June 1, 2006 — Mr. Boshcoff (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a policy, which is consistent with North American Free Trade Agreement and World Trade Organization policies and guidelines, to mandate Canadian content levels for public transportation projects, and to ensure that public funds are used to provide the best value to Canadians by supporting domestic supplier and labour markets.
M-184 — June 2, 2006 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate September 28 as “National Hockey Day” in Canada in honour of the anniversary of the day on which Team Canada won the 1972 Summit series and the spirit of national pride that resulted.
M-185 — June 5, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action to implement Motion M-155, which was adopted by the House of Commons on April 23, 2001, during the First Session of the 37th Parliament, by a vote of 217 to 11, the text of which was the following: “That in the opinion of this House, the government should consider the advisability of requiring that no person shall sell an alcoholic beverage in Canada unless the container in which the beverage is sold carries the following visible and clearly printed label: ‘Warning: Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects’.”
M-186 — June 5, 2006 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce an amendment to the Employment Insurance Act to broaden the definition of “family member” for the purposes of compassionate leave to include the following: (a) a child of the individual's parent or a child of the spouse or common-law partner of the individual's parent; (b) a grandparent of the individual or of the individual's spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of a grandparent of the individual; (c) a grandchild of the individual or of the individual's spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of a grandchild of the individual; (d) the spouse or common-law partner of the individual's child or of the child of the individual's spouse or common-law partner; (e) a parent, or the spouse or common-law partner of a parent, of the individual's spouse or common-law partner; (f) the spouse or common-law partner of a child of the individual's parent or of a child of the spouse or common-law partner of the individual's parent; (g) a child of a parent of the individual's spouse or common-law partner or a child of the spouse or common-law partner of the parent of the individual's spouse or common-law partner; (h) an uncle or aunt of the individual or of the individual's spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of the individual's uncle or aunt; (i) a nephew or niece of the individual or of the individual's spouse or common-law partner or the spouse or common-law partner of the individual's nephew or niece; (j) a current or former foster parent of the individual or of the individual's spouse or common-law partner; (k) a current or former foster child of the individual or the spouse or common-law partner of a current or former foster child of the individual; (l) a current or former ward of the individual or of the individual's spouse or common-law partner; (m) a current or former guardian or tutor of the individual or the spouse or common-law partner of the individual's current or former guardian or tutor; (n) in the case of an individual who has the serious medical condition, a person, whether or not related to the individual by blood, adoption, marriage or common-law partnership, whom the individual considers to be like a close relative; and (o) in the case of an individual who is the claimant, a person, whether or not related to the individual by blood, adoption, marriage or common-law partnership, who considers the individual to be like a close relative.
M-187 — June 6, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Chief Electoral Officer should direct that full enumeration be completed in all polls in ridings with large populations of students, new Canadians, new housing developments and/or tenants.
M-188 — June 6, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action to: (a) stop the Toronto Port Authority's expansion activities while the review by Roger Tassé proceeds; and (b) stop the Toronto Port Authority's current advertising and lobbying campaign.
M-189 — June 8, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should increase the lifespan of Canadian passports from five to ten years, effective January 1, 2007.
M-190 — June 12, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately eliminate: (a) the $550 fee currently required of protected persons to process their application for permanent residence in Canada; and (b) the $550 fee for the processing of a humanitarian and compassionate application for women and children escaping domestic violence.
M-191 — June 12, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce a low income tax-free supplement of $2,000 for all Canadians who have gross earnings of less than or equal to $20,000 a year; and for those whose gross income is above $20,000 a year, their supplement should be ten percent of gross earnings less $4,000, and if the amount is negative, they should receive the income tax-free supplement in that amount to a maximum of $2,000; if the amount is positive, they should not.
M-192 — June 12, 2006 — Ms. Priddy (Surrey North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure eligibility for Old Age Security is based on a fair and just criteria that does not treat people differently based on where they come from and remove the ten-year waiting period required for some new Canadians who emigrate to Canada.
M-193 — June 13, 2006 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the uniqueness of the Bowie Seamount, off the coast of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), by officially designating it a Marine Protected Area.
M-194 — June 13, 2006 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate the historic Kinsol Trestle a heritage site and provide resources to safely restore it to its pre-eminent position as one of the largest wooden railway trestles in Canada and a crucial link point for the Trans-Canada Trail.
M-195 — June 14, 2006 — Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recommend to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that the television channels “Avis de Recherche” and “All Points Bulletin” be recognized as public interest channels.
M-196 — June 15, 2006 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the State Immunity Act and other applicable Acts to specify that individuals may pursue redress through Canada’s court systems against foreign governments for torture and other serious human rights violations suffered abroad.
M-197 — June 15, 2006 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a public oversight committee, which will provide full participation to all levels of government and civil society, to report regularly to Parliament on Canada’s record of implementation and compliance with regard to the human rights obligations assumed as a State on the international stage.
M-198 — June 15, 2006 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that the immigration security certificate process be brought into line with international law and that any individual accused of involvement in or support of terrorist activities be treated in conformity to fair international trial standards.
M-199 — June 15, 2006 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure full accounting of all cases of Canadian citizens who have been detained and tortured abroad, through a fair, independent, comprehensive and public review of all such cases.
M-200 — June 15, 2006 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately sign and ratify the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
M-201 — June 19, 2006 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure equality to all Canadians with disabilities requiring wheelchairs by providing for: (a) full accessibility to wheelchairs and national standards to ensure that the levels of service and funding provided to those in need of a wheelchair are consistent across all provinces; (b) transfer payments to enable all provinces to provide full funding for their resident’s wheelchair needs; and (c) the creation of a “one stop shop” information venue about provincial programs and the requirements and procedures to obtain a wheelchair, as well as ensuring that information is easily accessible through a national phone service and website.
M-202 — June 20, 2006 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington) — That, in the opinion of the House, Canadian diplomatic officials in China should raise with their counterparts in Beijing the issue of the continued imprisonment and forced confinement in China of sixteen Falun Gong practitioners who have close family ties to Canada, and emphasize that Canadians would be more willing to strengthen existing ties between Canada and China if these individuals (namely, Ms. Xin Huang [Mother of Xiaonan Zeng of Toronto]; Mr. Xinhui Yu [Brother of Xinxing Yu of Toronto]; Mr. Yiming Zhang [Son-in-law of Xiulian Chen of Toronto]; Mr. Mingli Lin [Brother of Shenli Lin of Toronto]; Ms. Huizhen Yang [Mother of Raymond Zhang of Vancouver]; Ms. Chungang Zhang [Sister of Raymond Zhang of Vancouver]; Ms. Jiayu Xu [Daughter-in-law of Wei Li of Vancouver]; Ms. Jinyan Yang [Daughter of Huanwen Yang of Vancouver]; Ms. Zihui Liang [Sister of Ms. Liang of Vancouver]; Ms. Caimei Luo [Mother of Jian Huang of Vancouver]; Ms. Yue Yao [Wife of Wenyu Li of Calgary]; Ms. Xiuchao Huang [Mother of Biao Liang of Toronto]; Mr. Chun Li [Brother of Jinyu Li of Toronto]; Ms. Xiaoli Huang [Daughter of Xiulian Chen of Toronto]; Mr. Bai Qiu [Son of Yanying Wang of Toronto]; and Ms. Yunhe Zhang [Sister of Tianxiao Zhang of Vancouver]) were reunited in Canada with their families.
M-203 — June 20, 2006 — Mr. Wilfert (Richmond Hill) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ban all trade with Burma.
M-204 — June 20, 2006 — Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) — That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to undertake a study of the current level of financial support provided to persons with disabilities through the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit and report back to the House no later than November 2006.
M-205 — June 20, 2006 — Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) — That the Standing Committee on International Trade be instructed to undertake a study of the economic impact of the possible free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea and specifically the potential ramifications this free trade deal will have on the auto sector in Canada.
M-206 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a centre for best health care practices that will be housed either under the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) or the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
M-207 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should declare federally funded grants for tuition a non-taxable income for individuals who are on Employment Insurance or Social Assistance.
M-208 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Canadian International Development Agency should reinstate $20 million over 5 years for the Bednet Program as part of a roll-back strategy against malaria.
M-209 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should fully fund a $25 million per year, five-year-long research strategy into type-one diabetes.
M-210 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, a Canadian Forces member who is leaving the Regular Force and is an individual the Canadian Forces would wish to join the Reserves, should be immediately put on a special reserve list to facilitate their reintroduction into the Canadian Forces.
M-211 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) should adopt, as one of its key planks, care for orphans in developing countries.
M-212 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provinces to create a parents-to-children play campaign that encourages parents to engage in physical activity with their children.
M-213 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should allow those individuals who are participating in voluntary emergency services, such as volunteer fire fighter, police and ambulance service, to receive an income tax deduction that amounts to a $1,000 deduction for 50 to 99 hours of service per year, a $2,000 deduction for 100 to 199 hours per year and a $3,000 deduction for 200 or more hours per year in donated services.
M-214 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Department of National Defence should create primary health care clinics and daycare facilities, based on the Bagotville model, at major Canadian Forces bases across Canada.
M-215 — June 21, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provinces to develop a national mental health care strategy with a particular emphasis on dementia.
M-216 — September 14, 2006 — Mrs. Lavallée (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should broaden the mandate of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada to empower it to: (a) require that Canadian banks submit an annual statement detailing all of the bank fees charged to its clients and the resulting earnings, and that this information be made public; (b) as a priority, inquire into the issue of fees management with respect to private Automatic Teller Machines and their ownership and ensure a higher control when applicable; and (c) report annually to the Standing Committee on Finance, which can assign it a specific stewardship or investigative mandate, especially in areas deemed to involve the charging of exorbitant bank fees.
M-217 — September 14, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish in each capital city in Canada safe houses under federal jurisdiction, run by non-governmental organizations, to provide medical treatment and shelter for human trafficking victims, and that these shelters be made well known to female immigrants, aged 15 to 21, by providing them with the shelters' telephone numbers upon arrival in Canada in their mother tongue and in English and French.
M-218 — September 14, 2006 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that female immigrants aged 15 to 21 arriving in Canada alone be met within a week of their entry in the country and on a monthly basis during the following six months to ensure their safety and legitimate working conditions.
M-219 — September 18, 2006 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, no member of the House of Commons shall sit therein and that no funds shall be made available to the member for the carrying out of parliamentary functions unless he or she takes an oath or makes a solemn affirmation of loyalty to Canada in addition to the oath of allegiance to Her Majesty provided for in the Constitution Act, 1867.
M-220 — September 18, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately eliminate application and processing fees for Canadian citizenship to ensure that no applicant who has met all other requirements to become a Canadian citizen is denied the opportunity of full participation in Canadian society solely because they cannot afford to pay the application fee.
M-221 — September 18, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately and completely eliminate the Right of Permanent Residence Fee.
M-222 — September 18, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should move without delay to endorse and implement, in its domestic and foreign policies and programmes, the provisions of the Declaration of Montreal on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights adopted in Montréal at the 1st World Outgames International Conference on LGBT Human Rights on July 29, 2006.
M-223 — September 18, 2006 — Ms. St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should improve Canada's contribution to international assistance through a commitment firstly to achieving the target of 0.7% of GDP by 2015 by increasing in a stable and predictable manner amounts for government development assistance, and, secondly by enshrining in law that the mandate and purpose of government development assistance is poverty reduction based on the principles of the United Nations Millennium Goals.
M-224 — September 19, 2006 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That, in the opinion of the House, indigenous peoples around the world have been subjected to widespread human rights violations and, therefore, Canada should support adoption of the Declaration on the Rights Indigenous Peoples when it comes before the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) and Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — September 21, 2006
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — September 22, 2006
Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), Mr. Masse (Windsor West) and Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — September 25, 2006
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — September 27, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — September 28, 2006
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — October 3, 2006
M-225 — September 26, 2006 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a national public transit strategy in partnership with Canada’s cities and communities that includes: (a) permanent, predictable and sustainable funding to account for long term community public transit planning; (b) flexible financing for differing community public transit priorities; and (c) support for green technology such as bio-fuels and hybrid bus vehicles.
M-226 — October 3, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) adopt a regulatory class which provides permanent residence to persons from moratoria countries to which Canada does not remove and who have been in Canada for three or more years; (b) until the time the regulatory class is adopted, immediately implement strengthened guidelines in the IP5 Manual “Immigrant Applications in Canada made on Humanitarian or Compassionate Grounds”, to create a “favourable presumption” in the case of persons under moratoria, who have been in Canada for three years or more and which recognizes that being in a prolonged state of legal limbo is a form of unusual hardship; and (c) review the decision making by and training for Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) officers deciding such cases to identify and correct concerns relating to PRRA and Humanitarian and Compassionate responsibilities.
M-227 — October 5, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proceed with the expansion of the Nahanni National Park Reserve to protect the entire South Nahanni watershed and the karstlands of the Ram Plateau.
M-228 — October 12, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proceed to withdraw the lands that remain unprotected within the South Nahanni Watershed and the karstlands of the Ram plateau prior to the release of any study of the mineral and energy resources.
M-229 — October 12, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should harmonize Canadian vehicle safety standards with Regulation No. 73 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe by introducing a regulation under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act requiring side underrun guards for large trucks and trailers to prevent cyclists and pedestrians from being pulled under the wheels of these vehicles.
M-230 — October 12, 2006 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinvest all funds resulting from the taxation of the Universal Child Care Benefit by transferring the said funds to the provincial and territorial governments in order to create new childcare spaces.
M-231 — October 12, 2006 — Mr. Karygiannis (Scarborough—Agincourt) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enhance the safety of the Canadian public by establishing, in a public/private partnership, repositories for firearms in urban communities with populations over 40,000 persons.
M-232 — October 16, 2006 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) place an immediate moratorium on groundfish bottom trawling in all Canadian waters until such a practice is proven, through independent peer-reviewed scientific analysis for each specific area, to be sustainable for the ecology of the sea bottom and for the survival of threatened fish stocks, such as the rockfish and Atlantic cod; and (b) work together with fishing communities to ease the transition to more sustainable means of harvesting groundfish.
M-233 — October 17, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) immediately cease production of the one cent coin and remove it from circulation; and (b) implement rules for rounding of cashing transactions.
M-234 — October 17, 2006 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately strengthen the National Policy on Oiled Birds and Oiled Species at Risk, and all Oil Spill Response Plans by ensuring that: (a) the Canadian Wildlife Service has the mandate and authority to ensure that all migratory birds, species at risk and other wildlife affected by an oil spill are captured, cleaned and rehabilitated; (b) euthanasia be used only when medically necessary; and (c) the responsible party for an oil spill be assessed the full cost of the capture, cleaning and rehabilitation process.
M-235 — October 18, 2006 — Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should continue to work collaboratively with Statistics Canada, the provincial and territorial cancer registries, and key stakeholders towards the ultimate goal of creating uniform national standards and guidelines for the surveillance of all malignant and benign brain tumours, including data collection, analysis and reporting.

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P-1 — September 20, 2006 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — That an Order of the House do issue for copies of all audits, evaluation reports or analysis of the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization Program (CAIS) program conducted by or for the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food from its inception until January 23, 2006.

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