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Monday, June 9, 2008 (No. 108)


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 (613-992-9511) and on the Internet.

Public Bills (Commons)

C-201 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-208 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-210 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-220 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-225 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-227 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-229 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-230 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-232 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-237 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-238 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-239 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-241 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-243 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-244 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-254 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-260 — October 16, 2007 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-261 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
C-262 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-263 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-266 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-268 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-270 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-271 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-276 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-281 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-306 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-308 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-320 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) and Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-328 — October 16, 2007 — 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
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-329 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-332 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-337 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-344 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-349 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-350 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-358 — October 16, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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-361 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-361, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals).
C-363 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-363, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-364 — October 16, 2007 — 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-364, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (amounts not included in earnings).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-365 — October 16, 2007 — 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-365, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (benefit period increase).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-366 — October 16, 2007 — 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-366, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (pregnancy benefit).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-367 — October 16, 2007 — 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-367, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-368 — October 16, 2007 — 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-368, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (change of title to Unemployment Insurance Act) and another Act in consequence.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-369 — October 16, 2007 — 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-369, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (no interest payable by claimants on benefit repayments or penalties).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-370 — October 16, 2007 — 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-370, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (length of benefit period).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-371 — October 16, 2007 — 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-371, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable to claimant).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-372 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. St-Cyr (Jeanne-Le Ber) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-372, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (property).
C-373 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Holland (Ajax—Pickering) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-373, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-374 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-374, An Act to acknowledge that persons of Croatian origin were interned in Canada during the First World War and to provide for recognition of this event.
C-375 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-375, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (minimum wage).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 1, 2006
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — November 2, 2006
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — February 9, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-379 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-379, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (increase of allowance for surviving spouse and children).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 3, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-380 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-380, An Act to amend various legislative provisions relating to head offices.
C-381 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-381, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (appointments and meetings).
C-382 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-382, An Act to provide for secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 28, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — December 12, 2007
C-383 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. St. Amand (Brant) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-383, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Brant.
C-385 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Gagnon (Québec) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-385, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (addition to order of prohibition).
C-386 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-386, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (foreign investments).
C-387 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-387, An Act respecting the National Ecosystems Council of Canada.
C-388 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-388, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to prevent access to child pornography).
C-389 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-389, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sault Ste. Marie.
C-390 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-390, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel and accommodation deduction for tradespersons).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — December 13, 2006
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-391 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-391, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Toronto — Danforth.
C-392 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-392, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act (RCMP members and special constables) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — February 8, 2007
C-395 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Maloney (Welland) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-395, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Welland.
C-396 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Scott (Fredericton) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-396, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (self-employed artists and authors).
C-397 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-397, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Victoria.
C-398 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-398, An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of those programs.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — February 6, 2007
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — February 8, 2007
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 30, 2007
C-399 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-399, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (mutual fund trust accounting principles).
C-400 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-400, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighters).
C-401 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-401, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no goods and services tax on reading materials).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — February 19, 2007
C-402 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-402, An Act respecting a Tartan Day.
C-403 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-403, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Flag Day).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — February 19, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-404 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-404, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (natural health products).
C-405 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Brown (Barrie) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-405, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for medical doctors in underserviced areas).
C-406 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-406, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim restitution).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — February 28, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-407 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-407, An Act respecting an International Mother Language Day.
C-408 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-408, An Act to establish the National Cemetery of Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — March 1, 2007
C-409 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Alghabra (Mississauga—Erindale) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-409, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury).
C-410 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-410, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (victim — trafficking in persons).
C-412 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-412, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets).
C-413 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-413, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (leaving province to avoid warrant of arrest or committal).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — March 27, 2007
C-414 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-414, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 30, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
C-416 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-416, An Act regulating telecommunications facilities to facilitate the lawful interception of information transmitted by means of those facilities and respecting the provision of telecommunications subscriber information.
C-417 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-417, An Act to establish a Memorial Wall for Canada’s fallen soldiers and peacekeepers.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — April 1, 2008
C-419 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (closed captioning).
C-420 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (special benefits).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-421 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Williams (Edmonton—St. Albert) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-421, An Act to provide for the evaluation of statutory programs.
C-422 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-422, An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff).
C-424 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-424, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial review).
C-425 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-425, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (right to repair).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — April 24, 2007
C-427 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-427, An Act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute child pornography, material that advocates, promotes or incites racial hatred, and material that portrays or promotes violence against women.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-429 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-429, An Act to amend the Bank Act (automated banking machine charges).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — April 24, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-430 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-430, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (child pornography).
C-431 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-431, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (marihuana).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-432 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-432, An Act respecting a Seniors’ Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-433 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Guarnieri (Mississauga East—Cooksville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-433, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (consecutive sentences).
C-434 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-434, An Act to amend the Income tax Act (in-home care of relatives).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 4, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-435 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-435, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on the sale of home heating fuels).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — May 4, 2007
C-436 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-436, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on funeral arrangements).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-437 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-437, An Act to develop and implement a National Sustainable Development Strategy, create a Green Fund to assist in its implementation and adopt specific goals with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to another Act.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-438 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-438, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (consent).
C-439 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-439, An Act to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in certain products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-440 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Zed (Saint John) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-440, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (mail free of postage to members of the Canadian Forces).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — May 15, 2007
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — May 16, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-441 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Boshcoff (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-441, An Act to amend the Competition Act (protection of purchasers from vertically integrated suppliers).
C-442 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-442, An Act to establish the Office of the Oil and Gas Ombudsman to investigate complaints relating to the business practices of suppliers of oil or gas.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-443 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Temelkovski (Oak Ridges—Markham) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-443, An Act to recognize the Republic of Macedonia.
C-444 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. St. Amand (Brant) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-444, An Act to provide for cash contributions to provinces that operate programs for the reimbursement of the expenses of living organ donors, to provide for the appointment of a National Organ Transplant Coordinator and to amend the Employment Insurance Act.
C-446 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Ratansi (Don Valley East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-446, An Act respecting National Dystonia Awareness Week.
C-447 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Lee (Scarborough—Rouge River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-447, An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians.
C-448 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-448, An Act to prohibit the release, sale, importation and use of seeds incorporating or altered by variety-genetic use restriction technologies (V-GURTs), also called "terminator technologies", and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — July 4, 2007
C-449 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-449, An Act respecting a Canada-Portugal Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — June 7, 2007
C-450 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-450, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance of the Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide.
C-451 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-451, An Act to establish the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Northern Ontario.
C-452 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-452, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (goods and services tax on school authorities).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — June 13, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-453 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Bell (North Vancouver) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-453, An Act to establish the Canadian Motion Picture Industry Secretariat.
C-455 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Holland (Ajax—Pickering) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-455, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (duty to provide assistance).
C-456 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-456, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — June 13, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-457 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-457, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (interest rates on debts owed) and to make a consequential amendment to the Income Tax Regulations.
C-458 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-458, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials).
C-460 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-460, An Act respecting conscientious objection to the use of taxes for military purposes.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — June 18, 2007
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
C-461 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-461, An Act to recognize the injustice that was done to persons of Italian origin through their “enemy alien” designation and internment during the Second World War, and to provide for restitution and promote education on Italian-Canadian history.
C-462 — October 17, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-462, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (refundable tax credit for low-income earners).
C-463 — October 19, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-463, An Act to establish Pierre Elliott Trudeau Day.
C-464 — October 22, 2007 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-464, An Act to limit the use of phosphorus in dishwasher detergent.
C-465 — October 23, 2007 — Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-465, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (identity of electors).
C-466 — October 23, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-466, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (definition of "employer") and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.
C-468 — October 23, 2007 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-468, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Energy Efficiency Act and the Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act (Canada's Clean Air and Climate Change Act).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — November 23, 2007
C-470 — October 30, 2007 — Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of Bill C-470, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (response time).
C-471 — October 31, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-471, An Act to establish the position and Office of the Credit Ombudsman, who shall be an advocate of the interests of consumers and small businesses in credit matters and who shall investigate and report on the provision, by financial institutions, of consumer and small-business credit on a community basis and on an industry basis, in order to ensure equity in the distribution of credit resources.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — November 14, 2007
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — November 23, 2007
C-472 — November 13, 2007 — Mr. Paquette (Joliette) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on International Trade of Bill C-472, An Act to amend the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act and the Special Import Measures Act.
C-473 — November 13, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-473, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — November 21, 2007
C-475 — November 14, 2007 — Mr. Dykstra (St. Catharines) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-475, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (credit for pre-sentencing custody).
C-476 — November 16, 2007 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-476, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for gifts).
C-477 — November 16, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-477, An Act to recognize Pedro da Silva as Canada’s first officially commissioned letter carrier.
C-478 — November 19, 2007 — 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-478, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (training entitlement).
C-479 — November 19, 2007 — 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-479, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (benefit period increase for regional rate of unemployment).
C-480 — November 19, 2007 — 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-480, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (establishment of Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund) and another Act in consequence.
C-481 — November 20, 2007 — Mr. Volpe (Eglinton—Lawrence) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-481, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (electronic stability control).
C-483 — November 21, 2007 — Mr. St. Denis (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-483, An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario).
C-485 — November 21, 2007 — Mr. Telegdi (Kitchener—Waterloo) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-485, An Act respecting a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Day.
C-486 — November 21, 2007 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-486, An Act to amend the Criminal code (protection from sexual interference).
C-487 — November 28, 2007 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-487, An Act to prevent psychological harassment in the workplace and to amend the Canada Labour Code.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — December 6, 2007
C-488 — November 28, 2007 — Mr. Simard (Saint Boniface) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-488, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Employment Insurance Regulations (excluding pension from earnings when calculating employment insurance benefits).
C-489 — December 3, 2007 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mass transit operators).
C-491 — December 6, 2007 — Ms. Folco (Laval—Les Îles) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-491, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (episodic disability).
C-492 — December 10, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-492, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights).
C-493 — December 11, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-493, An Act to eliminate racial and religious profiling.
C-494 — December 11, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-494, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression).
C-495 — December 12, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-495, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (emergency medical services workers).
C-496 — December 13, 2007 — Mr. St. Denis (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-496, An Act to promote the teaching of aboriginal history and culture in Canada's schools.
C-497 — January 28, 2008 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-497, An Act to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in specified products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
C-498 — January 31, 2008 — Mr. Simard (Saint Boniface) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-498, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (members of the board).
C-500 — February 5, 2008 — Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-500, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking and transplanting human organs and other body parts).
C-501 — February 6, 2008 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-501, An Act to establish Mathieu Da Costa Day.
C-502 — February 7, 2008 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-502, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (deletion of deduction from annuity).
C-503 — February 7, 2008 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-503, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act and the Passport Services Fees Regulations (passports for veterans, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their spouses or common-law partners, and seniors).
C-504 — February 7, 2008 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans of Bill C-504, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (deposit in lakes).
C-506 — February 14, 2008 — Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-506, An Act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute pornographic material involving children.
C-507 — February 15, 2008 — Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill C-507, An Act to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 5, 2008
C-508 — February 15, 2008 — Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-508, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (Minister).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 5, 2008
C-509 — February 15, 2008 — Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-509, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code (extension of benefit period for adoptive parents).
C-510 — February 15, 2008 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-510, An Act respecting the labelling of food products.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 5, 2008
C-511 — February 25, 2008 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-511, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring).
C-512 — February 25, 2008 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-512, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child outside Canada).
C-514 — February 27, 2008 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-514, An Act respecting the labelling of bottled water.
C-515 — February 28, 2008 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-515, An Act to ensure annual reports to Parliament on Canadian peace initiatives.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — April 17, 2008
C-516 — February 29, 2008 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-516, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (food obtained from cloned animals).
C-518 — March 3, 2008 — 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-518, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (compassionate care benefits for dependent children).
C-522 — March 4, 2008 — Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-522, An Act to establish a National Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission and to re-establish the Survey on the Importance of Nature to Canadians.
C-523 — March 4, 2008 — Mr. Alghabra (Mississauga—Erindale) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-523, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (certificate and special advocate) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-524 — March 11, 2008 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on International Trade of Bill C-524, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (exception to inadmissibility).
C-525 — March 12, 2008 — Mr. Regan (Halifax West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-525, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (protection of the public).
C-526 — March 12, 2008 — Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-526, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (motor vehicle theft).
C-527 — March 13, 2008 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-527, An Act to establish a National Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada.
C-528 — March 13, 2008 — Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-528, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial discretion).
C-529 — April 1, 2008 — Ms. Gagnon (Québec) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-529, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (durable life date).
C-530 — April 2, 2008 — Ms. McDonough (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-530, An Act to ensure accountability in respect of Canada's obligations under international treaties.
C-531 — April 2, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-531, An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (abolition of the cent).
C-532 — April 3, 2008 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-532, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (low-cost residential rental property).
C-533 — April 4, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on International Trade of Bill C-533, An Act to amend the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (appointment of permanent members).
C-534 — April 9, 2008 — Mr. St. Amand (Brant) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-534, An Act to prohibit the transfer of certain assets and operations from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Limited to Alliant Techsystems Incorporated.
C-535 — April 11, 2008 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-535, An Act respecting the preservation of Canada’s water resources.
C-536 — April 11, 2008 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — Second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill C-536, An Act to encourage accountability by Canada and the international community with respect to Sudan.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — April 11, 2008
Mr. Pearson (London North Centre) — April 14, 2008
C-537 — April 16, 2008 — Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-537, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of conscience rights in the health care profession).
C-538 — April 29, 2008 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-538, An Act to bring the Food and Drug Regulations in line with the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.
C-539 — April 29, 2008 — Mr. St-Cyr (Jeanne-Le Ber) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-539, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (vibration and noise).
C-541 — May 1, 2008 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-541, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (noise limit for children’s products).
C-542 — May 8, 2008 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-542, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness of child) and another Act in consequence.
C-543 — May 14, 2008 — Mr. St. Denis (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-543, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (abuse of pregnant woman).
C-545 — May 14, 2008 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-545, An Act to amend the Textile Labelling Act.
C-546 — May 14, 2008 — Mr. Mulcair (Outremont) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-546, An Act to provide compensation to farmers and prevent the proliferation of blue-green algae and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (use of phosphorus).
C-547 — May 14, 2008 — Mrs. Kadis (Thornhill) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-547, An Act to establish a Holocaust Monument in the National Capital Region.
C-549 — May 26, 2008 — Mr. Wallace (Burlington) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-549, An Act respecting a day to honour Canada’s marine industry.
C-552 — May 28, 2008 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-552, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (Internet Neutrality).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — May 30, 2008
C-553 — May 29, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-553, An Act to ensure that warning labels are affixed to products containing toxic substances.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — June 3, 2008
C-554 — May 29, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of Bill C-554, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government).
C-559 — June 5, 2008 — Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Official Languages of Bill C-559, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages).

Notices of Motions

M-1 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-5 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-6 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-7 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-8 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-9 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-11 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-16 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — March 1, 2007
M-20 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — April 25, 2007
M-29 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-36 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-37 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-39 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — October 16, 2007
M-41 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-44 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-45 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-46 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-48 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — April 18, 2007
M-50 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-54 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-55 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-59 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-60 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-61 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — April 25, 2007
M-65 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-66 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-73 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-75 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-76 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-81 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-83 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-86 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-87 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-91 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-97 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-99 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-103 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-104 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-112 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-113 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-119 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-121 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-136 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-141 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Government should take measures to develop a national composting program.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-149 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-154 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-155 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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-159 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. 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 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-167 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — April 25, 2007
M-171 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 1, 2007
M-178 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proclaim June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
M-181 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-184 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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’.”.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-186 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-190 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — May 8, 2007
M-191 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-192 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 1, 2007
M-193 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-201 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-202 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Wilfert (Richmond Hill) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ban all trade with Burma.
M-205 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-208 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-216 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-221 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately and completely eliminate the Right of Permanent Residence Fee.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-222 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) and Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-223 — October 16, 2007 — 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 — October 16, 2007 — 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), Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre) and Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — September 22, 2006
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
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-225 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-226 — October 16, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-231 — October 16, 2007 — 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, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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 16, 2007 — 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-236 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should endeavour to protect the interests of Canadian consumers by guaranteeing that Canadian independent automotive aftermarket installers can purchase, from the applicable vendor, at fair market cost, the diagnostic and repar software, training and information needed to repair today's vehicles.
M-237 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately implement a program to ensure that safe drinking water is available to all residents of Aboriginal communities across Canada.
M-238 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a national system to provide for the transportation of persons charged with a criminal offence, between jurisdictions, to face prosecution in the jurisdiction where they are alleged to have committed the crime.
M-239 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should use his authority under the Canada Health Act to exempt individuals, who are excluded under the Canada Health Act as a result of their having health insurance covered under other legislated programs, from paying premiums to provincial or territorial health insurance plans.
M-240 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) extend the same rights to mobile home owners on reserve as those accorded to home owners off reserve; (b) assign rent controls based on allowable provincial limits; (c) allow home owners to assign or sublet without rent increases or delay; and (d) ensure that park maintenance procedures follow all applicable health and safety standards without access being compromised.
M-241 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Folco (Laval—Les Îles) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action to review the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, and also amend the Canada Labour Code to ensure that all health and safety safeguards, protections, enforcement and appeals offered to the general public are in place to guarantee that migrant workers are treated with dignity, respect and the equality they deserve.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-245 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister should take advantage of his upcoming meeting with President Hu Jintao of China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference to privately raise the issue of the continued detention or imprisonment in China of 15 individuals who have close family ties to Canada, and to emphasize that Canadians would be more willing to strengthen existing ties between Canada and China if these individuals (namely, Ms. Xin Huang [whose son lives in Toronto]; Ms. Yue Yao [whose husband lives in Calgary]; Ms. Xiaoli Huang [whose mother lives in Toronto]; Mr. Yiming Zhang [whose mother-in-law lives in Toronto]; Mr. Xinhui Yu [whose brother lives in Toronto]; Mr. Mingli Lin [whose sister lives in Toronto]; Mr. Chun Li [whose sister lives in Toronto]; Ms. Jiayu Xu [whose aunt lives in Vancouver]; Ms. Zihui Liang [whose sister lives in Vancouver]; Ms. Caimei Luo [whose daughter lives in Vancouver]; Ms. Yunhe Zhang [whose sister lives in Vancouver]; Mr. Fengjiang Tan [whose aunt lives in Toronto]; Fengying Tan [whose aunt lives in Toronto]; Mr. Jiang Weiping [whose wife and daughter live in Toronto]; and Ms. Jin Lin Huang [whose son lives in Nanaimo]) were reunited with their families in Canada.
M-246 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should eliminate the excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel, delivered in bulk to a person engaged in the business of farming or fishing, for use in that business.
M-247 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should conduct a review of all non-regulatory means to recognize, protect and promote Canada's hunting, trapping and fishing heritage activities, and implement an action plan to achieve these objectives.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Warkentin (Peace River) — November 22, 2006
M-248 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Paquette (Joliette) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should as quickly as possible conclude a constitutionally protected treaty between the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and the Atikamekw First Nations of Manawan, Wemotaci and Opitciwan that is based on recognition of aboriginal rights, including aboriginal title, over the entire traditional territory and on recognition of their right to self-government, all subject to the effects and procedures set out in the future treaty.
M-250 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take into consideration the impact of the Golden Ears Bridge on the Formosa Farm of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, and should provide no further funding of the project until a resolution has been found that preserves sensitive agricultural lands.
M-251 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada should reimburse the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) for the extra advertising and administration expenses incurred when voter eligibility requirements for the 2006 CWB directors election were changed.
M-252 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) announce increased funding for the global fight against HIV/AIDS; (b) invest at least $50 million in additional annual spending to the Global Fund to fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, beginning in 2007; (c) allow cheaper, generic drugs to be produced in Canada for use here and abroad; and (d) recognize the role gender that empowerment plays in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and direct the Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) to vote in favour of creating an international agency within the UN to advocate for women.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-253 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Turner (Halton) — That, in the opinion of the House, a special committee of the House should be appointed to review and make recommendations on all federal legislation and on all procedures and practices of the House related to rights and privileges of independent Members versus rights and privileges of Members belonging to a party caucus and on responsible and equitable representation of Canadians, and that within six months of its appointment the special committee shall report to the House its findings and recommendations.
M-255 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton) — That, in the opinion of the House, in relation to sponsorship, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration should: (a) strengthen the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to protect Canadians from the misuse by foreign nationals; (b) extend the sponsorship from three years to five years; and (c) make it applicable to both the sponsor and the sponsored in the category of relationships.
M-256 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider investing in a comprehensive research program in the area of caregiving, including the needs of terminally and critically ill dependent children, and present recommendations for addressing identified shortfalls in the support programs provided to caregivers.
M-257 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take all measures necessary to eliminate and ban public or private investment in extractive or other industries, Canadian or foreign, that operate in Burma until such time as the government removes all exclusionary bilateral measures on Burma.
M-258 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should accept the nine recommendations made to the Minister of National Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff by the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman in “Heroism Exposed: An Investigation into the Treatment of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) Kuwait Veterans (1991)”, calling upon the government to: (a) formally recognize the exemplary service of personnel of 1 CER in Kuwait; (b) review the medical files of all 1 CER members who served in Kuwait to ensure they reference the environment in that theatre; (c) create a hotline to resolve the concerns of 1 CER members who served in Kuwait; (d) ensure that it has the ongoing ability to produce complete and accurate lists of all personnel deployed on each mission; (e) put a form in the medical file of each deployed individual that would contain reference to every deployment in which that individual has served; (f) ensure that the medical file of each deployed individual contains reference to any environmental exposure he or she has sustained in the course of each deployment; (g) encourage individuals to file Declaration of Injury or Illness Forms to record environmental exposures; (h) review its current standard questionnaire with a view to better address occupational health issues; and (i) take concrete steps to build a culture of trust with respect to environmental exposure and the health of its personnel.
M-259 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Turner (Halton) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Chief Electoral Officer should prepare a detailed report, with recommendations, regarding the provisions of the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act with respect to the differences in the treatment of election candidates who are : (a) endorsed by a political party and those participating as independents; (b) incumbent Members of the House of Commons seeking re-election belonging to a party caucus and those participating as independents; and that within 90 days of the adoption of this motion this report be presented to the Speaker of the House of Commons for tabling in the House.
M-260 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister and government should affirmatively raise the issue of the continued detention or imprisonment in China of 16 individuals who have close family ties to Canada and to emphasize that Canadians would be more willing to strengthen existing ties between Canada and China if these individuals (namely, Mr. Huseyin Celil [whose wife and 4 children live in Burlington]; Ms. Xin Huang [whose son lives in Toronto]; Ms. Yue Yao [whose husband lives in Calgary]; Ms. Xiaoli Huang [whose mother lives in Toronto]; Mr. Yiming Zhang [whose mother-in-law lives in Toronto]; Mr. Xinhui Yu [whose brother lives in Toronto]; Mr. Mingli Lin [whose brother lives in Toronto]; Mr. Chun Li [whose sister lives in Toronto]; Ms. Jiayu Xu [whose aunt lives in Vancouver]; Ms. Zihui Liang [whose sister lives in Vancouver]; Ms. Caimei Luo [whose daughter lives in Vancouver]; Ms. Yunhe Zhang [whose sister lives in Vancouver]; Mr. Fengjiang Tan [whose aunt lives in Toronto]; Ms. Fengying Tan [whose aunt lives in Toronto]; Mr. Jiang Weiping [whose wife and daughter live in Toronto]; and Ms. Jin Lin Huang [whose son lives in Nanaimo]) were reunited with their families in Canada.
M-261 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. André (Berthier—Maskinongé) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a strategy to assist the furniture industry that would include the following elements: the establishment of a program to support modernization and adaptation and the development of a strategy to promote the marketing of Quebec and Canadian furniture and to support the research, design and training efforts of Quebec and the industry.
M-263 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) — That, in the opinion of the House, in relation to the Canada's 13 UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves, the government should: (a) recognize the important study, collaboration and consensus-building concerning ecologically sound and responsible development in areas surrounding selected Canadian parks and protected areas; and (b) provide a base level of funding for each reserve toward establishing an office and hiring an officer to coordinate the efforts of volunteers and promote the objectives of the biosphere reserve.
M-264 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should allocate a minimum of $ 35 million annually to preserve and protect Canada's 143 national wildlife areas and migratory bird sanctuaries.
M-265 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ban the production, use or sale of cluster bomb munitions and work towards an international treaty banning the production, use or sale of these weapons.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-267 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should appoint a special envoy for the crisis in Zimbabwe.
M-268 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should bestow upon the political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma an honorary Canadian citizenship.
M-269 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provinces to implement, as soon as possible, a national strategy to combat colon cancer to ensure that among other things, colon cancer screening will be a fully insured benefit across Canada.
M-270 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provinces to implement, as soon as possible, a national strategy to combat prostate cancer to ensure that among other things, prostate cancer screening will be a fully insured benefit across Canada.
M-271 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should eliminate the mandatory age of retirement.
M-272 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure: (a) that state-of-the-art environmentally friendly designs, maintenance, and energy systems are integrated to ongoing building renovations at the House of Commons; (b) that the resulting fully accessible buildings (i) optimize the use of energy, water and material performance, (ii) harness solar power and natural light, (iii) include environmentally-smart sanitary facilities, washrooms and lighting fixtures, (iv) use biodegradable soaps and detergents; (c) that green buses and vehicles used on Parliamentary Hill have zero greenhouse gas emissions; (d) that only products and practices harmless to the environment, and not contributing to pollution and global warming be used; and (e) that the House of Commons lead the way in green building technology and environmental performance worldwide and set the highest standards for environmental design in the parliamentary precinct.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-273 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a passport office in Kelowna.
M-274 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Excise Tax Act to exempt the sale of funeral services for individuals from the application of the Goods and Services Tax, where funeral services means property and services that relate directly to funeral arrangements in Canada in consequence of the death of an individual.
M-275 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Turner (Halton) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognise the valuable contribution that Canadian caregivers make to the economy and society-at-large, and extend income-splitting to all Canadian families with children.
M-276 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate steps to address the student debt crisis in Canada while enhancing accessibility and quality of post-secondary education, by: (a) adequately increasing federal transfers for post-secondary education that would enable every province to freeze or roll back tuition as well as re-invest in areas to enhance quality according to its particular needs and the needs of its students; (b) enhancing the current federal student loan remission program by simplifying and increasing eligibility, and by increasing the amount by which debts can be reduced; (c) creating a comprehensive federal student grant system to offset Canada student loans in every year of study and increase access for low- and middle-income students; (d) increasing the funding for such a federal student grant system by reallocating all expenditure for the Canada Education Savings Program, the Textbook Tax Credit, and the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation upon its expiry in 2009; (e) overhauling the Canada student loan system, in consultation and collaboration with the provinces and territories and student organizations, to be more flexible, fair, and responsive to the needs of student borrowers; (f) enacting a Canada post-secondary education act to ensure stable federal funding and enshrine the principles of accessibility, quality, academic freedom, and universality for Canadian students in a public, not-for-profit post-secondary education system; and (g) restoring full funding for the Summer Career Placement Program, while expanding the scope of the program’s targeting to include at-risk youth and communities, not-for-profit employers and employers in rural and low-employment areas, students facing economic barriers to post-secondary education (rural, aboriginal, and low-income), and students with student loans.
M-277 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate steps to address the approaching expiry of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (CMSF), by: (a) immediately and formally announcing that the mandate of the CMSF will not be renewed; (b) rolling the full amount of the current CMSF budget into a national system of needs-based grants administered by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), with a long-term funding commitment from the government, fully implemented for the 2009-2010 academic year; (c) instructing HRSDC to complete a full study of the CMSF experience no later than January 31, 2008, to determine and implement any best practices and lessons learned in order to enhance access to post-secondary education and reduce student debt; and (d) undertaking consultation and negotiation with the provinces and territories in the 2008 calendar year to ensure that the new national grant system meets the particular needs of their students and does not lead to the clawback of existing provincial and territorial student aid programs.
M-278 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation as soon as possible to legalize and regulate prostitution.
M-279 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize every February 2nd as Six String Nation Day.
M-280 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Karygiannis (Scarborough—Agincourt) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to institute the following mandatory minimum sentences, on a graduated scale, in order to combat the spread of marijuana grow house operations: two years in jail for 3 to 20 marijuana plants: five years in jail for 21 to 49 plants; seven years in jail for 50 to 100 plants; and, fourteen years in jail for over 100 plants.
M-281 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize and acknowledge that the Chinese Head Tax redress is incomplete; (b) commit to good faith negotiations with Chinese Head Tax families; and (c) compensate all families of Chinese Head Tax payers in a similar fashion as the compensation offered to spouses of Chinese Head Tax payers.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — April 3, 2007
M-283 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proceed as soon as possible with a replacement program for fixed wing search-and-rescue aircraft for the Canadian Forces.
M-284 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the North Korean regime is a dictatorship under the absolute rule of Kim Jong Il that continues to commit numerous and serious human rights abuses, the government should move to stop the forced repatriation of North Korean refugees from China, and Canada should play a leadership role in focusing international attention on the plight of these refugees.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — April 3, 2007
M-285 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop and present a comprehensive water policy based on public trust, which would specifically: (a) recognize that access to water is a fundamental right; (b) recognize the UN Economic and Social Council finding, in General Comment 15 on the International Covenant on Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights (2002), that access to clean water is a human right; (c) prohibit bulk water exports and implement strict restrictions on new diversions; (d) introduce legislation on national standards for safe, clean drinking water; (e) implement a national investment strategy to enable municipalities and aboriginal communities to upgrade desperately needed infrastructure without resorting to privatization through public-private partnerships; (f) oppose measures in international agreements that promote the privatization of water services; and (g) commit to ensure water does not become a tradable commodity in current and future trade deals.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-286 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should condemn the slaughter of millions of fawns and young wild boars every year in Germany and should ban the importation of all deer and wild boar products from Germany.
M-287 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that non-embryonic (adult) stem cells are already being used to treat over 80 human diseases, and currently used in over 250 human clinical trials; (b) recognize the potential that these stem cells present toward advancing the treatment of human disease and relieving human suffering; (c) recognize the importance of human umbilical cord and placenta as a rich source of adult stem cells; (d) adopt a protocol for collection and preservation of human placenta and umbilical cord blood; and (e) establish and maintain a national cord blood bank for preservation of umbilical cord blood for use in advancing research and treatment of human disease.
M-288 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should condemn the foreign policy of the current Iranian government and the June 20, 1981, massacres of thousands of Iranian citizens.
M-289 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should declare February 7 to 14 the National Healthy Marriage Week, promote the value of the mariage institution (all marriages, religious and civil) and facilitate the teaching of family relationship skills.
M-290 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commit to phasing out the sale and use of incandescent light bulbs, replacing them with compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-291 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should urge the Prime Minister and the Parliament of Japan to: (a) pass a resolution in the Diet to formally apologize to the women who were coerced into military sexual slavery during the Second World War and were euphemized as “comfort women” by the Japanese Imperial Army; and (b) provide just and honorable compensation to these victims.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — March 27, 2007
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — April 3, 2007
M-292 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dykstra (St. Catharines) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate May 12 as Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day, raise public awareness of issues surrounding these syndromes and empower the estimated one million Canadians who suffer from these syndromes.
M-293 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dykstra (St. Catharines) — That, in the opinion of the House, anaphylaxis is a serious concern for an increasing number of Canadians and the government should take the appropriate measures necessary to ensure these Canadians are able to maintain a high quality of life.
M-294 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the important role law enforcement and fire personnel play in communities, the importance of developing relationships between law enforcement and fire personnel around the world, and the economic impact of the World Police and Fire Games on the host communities; and (b) immediately extend generous financial support to the 2009 World Police and Fire Games to be held on the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, including in the City of Burnaby, from July 31 to August 9, 2009, at a minimum matching the financial support extended by the government to the last Canadian host city of this event.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) and Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — March 27, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 3, 2007
Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — April 10, 2007
M-295 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that auto theft is an increasingly common and dangerous offence that is often associated with a profound threat to public safety and warrants more stringent deterrence than other categories of theft offences and property crimes; (b) amend the Criminal Code to include auto theft as a distinct stand alone offence; and (c) amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act to give prosecutors more power to hold in custody young offenders who are arrested for auto theft.
M-297 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should bring forth within six months legislation regulating the pet food industry to ensure that the ingredients used in pet foods are safe, nutritiously adequate and properly labeled.
M-298 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) heed the advice of the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and take all possible actions to ensure that nuclear weapons are rendered obsolete; (b) call on the United States and Russia to reduce the launch readiness of their nuclear forces and completely remove nuclear weapons from the day-to-day operations of their militaries; (c) seek the dismantling, storing, and destruction of more than 20,000 nuclear warheads over the next ten years; (d) greatly increase efforts to locate, store and secure nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere; (e) stop production of nuclear weapons material, including highly enriched uranium and plutonium in military or civilian facilities; and (f) develop and engage a process in the international community for serious and candid discussion about the expansion of nuclear power worldwide.
M-299 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) heed the advice of the Canadian branch of the Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament to immediately recommit to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; (b) work actively towards encouraging the non-signatory states of Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea to accept the rules and regulations of this treaty; (c) direct diplomatic efforts for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; (d) work to add a ‘no first strike’ clause to the NATO Convention; (e) develop a firm timetable for NATO to eliminate its nuclear weapons; and (f) work through all available diplomatic means, lead and support international efforts to address Iran’s nuclear programme and ensure its peaceful development, drawing on the full range of incentives and penalties laid out in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — April 17, 2007
Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — April 20, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — April 23, 2007
M-300 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act upon the decision by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to move the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock from seven minutes to five minutes to midnight on January 17, 2007, to stress that the planet stands at the brink of a second nuclear era and the destruction of human habitats due to climate change, by taking urgent and extensive measures domestically and internationally to seek the elimination of nuclear weapons and the potential for catastrophic environmental damage from human-made technologies.
M-301 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the practice of exporting raw logs has led to massive job loss in forest dependent communities and the government should implement a policy to drastically curtail the export of raw logs and to promote domestic processing and value added manufacturing of forest products.
M-302 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a program to guarantee the recognition of linguistic rights for official language minority communities in Canada.
M-303 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should pay the disability premiums for our Canadian Forces personnel.
M-304 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should provide a disability pension to Canadian Forces personnel rather than a lump sum payment.
M-305 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should provide job protection for those Canadians who are serving in our Canadian Forces as Reservists.
M-306 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Income Tax Act to enable individuals to defer both the capital gains and recaptured capital costs for real estate property investments when property is sold and the proceeds are invested in another property within one year.
M-307 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enable Canadians to purchase their first home by allowing individuals to borrow up to $40,000 from their RRSP in order to purchase a first home.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-308 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that all international trade treaties, agreements and investment policies it develops and advances: (a) adhere to ethical principles of economic justice and fairness; (b) uphold and respect international labor rights, including a sustainable wage, basic benefits, and collective bargaining rights; (c) promote the advancement of women in social and economic development; (d) advance democratic principles, broad-based equality, sustainable human development, and poverty alleviation; (e) secure the Earth’s natural environment and respect the right and responsibility of people to maintain the global commons through the sustainable use of their local and traditional resources; (f) are evaluated in the light of their impact on those who are most vulnerable; (g) involve the meaningful participation of the most vulnerable stakeholders; and (h) respect the legitimate role of government, in collaboration with civil society, to set policies regarding the development and welfare of its people.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-309 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) endorse the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; (b) seek to fully implement these principles in Canada; and (c) work towards their acceptance and implementation worldwide through the United Nations, all other human rights and international law forums, and Canada’s relations with other countries.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-312 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commit to setting regulations to protect and preserve the integrity and natural environment of the Ottawa River.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-313 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should protect and support the Canadian auto industry and bring the proposed Free Trade Agreement between Canada and South Korea before Parliament, for a debate and a decision, before Canada commits to enter into it.
M-314 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Guarnieri (Mississauga East—Cooksville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the humanitarian catastrophe that is growing in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, where several thousand civilians have been displaced by the actions of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and are being denied access to some basic needs; and (b) use all diplomatic and economic means to ensure that the Sri Lankan government permits the delivery of humanitarian supplies to displaced persons in Batticaloa and allows international aid agencies to monitor their health and well-being.
M-316 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should provide the financial resources to hire 2,500 police officers across the country.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-317 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should convene an independent review into Canada’s sentencing, correction, and parole systems for the purpose of identifying measures to reinforce public safety and improve the functioning of our judicial system.
M-318 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, parole and early release should be dispensed on the basis of merit and on the willingness of the convicted to participate in treatment, counseling, and other programs as ordered by the courts.
M-319 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation to allow RCMP officers the right to form and participate in a labour association where they can collectively bargain and have the right to binding third party arbitration.
M-320 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the national and international humanitarian contribution of the Tzu Chi Foundation, originating from Taiwan, and its humanitarian efforts in Canada and worldwide to provide medicine, education, disaster relief, environmental protection, and community volunteer services to people in need, by proclaiming May 13 as the Tzu Chi Day in Canada.
M-324 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should build upon the leadership of the Allied Tsimshian Tribe of Lax Kw'Alaams and other First Nations of the Northern British Columbia and support their official proclamation made during the Pan Fish's May 2006 General Meeting in Stavanger, Norway, that Northern British Columbia be a fish farm free zone.
M-325 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a national office for fire statistics to collect, analyze and disseminate national fire service and emergency response statistics and to publish an annual report of national fire statistics for Canada for all fire service stakeholders and to the public.
M-326 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, by the way of regulation or by proposing legislation to the House, ban labels on Canadian food products advertising the ingredient “whole wheat” unless the whole grain is actually included in the product.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-327 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Railway Safety Act in order that CN Rail be held liable to farmers for fencing alongside railway tracks and for cattle killed by trains.
M-328 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) enact new stand-alone, proactive pay equity legislation and that such legislation be characterized as human rights legislation specifically by implementing the recommendations from the Pay Equity Task Force Final Report of May 2004 entitled "Pay Equity: A New Approach to a Fundamental Right"; and (b) introduce a bill on pay equity before the end of 2007.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-329 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enact a tax write-off to people who purchase a heat pump for their home.
M-330 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enact regulations, or if necessary present legislation, guided by the findings of a multi-stakeholder task force, to provide Canadians with life-work balance choices.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-331 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, this government should establish the office of a Job Protection Commissioner, whose responsabilities would consist in: (a) enhancing economic opportunities for federally regulated industry sectors; (b) preventing workplace closures; (c) mitigating the effects of job losses in federally regulated industry sectors; (d) conferring with labour groups, federal industry groups and business enterprises; (e) promoting the development of economic plans; (f) making policy recommendations to various levels of government; and (g) providing mediation services.
M-332 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately prohibit the sale of ethylene glycol-based antifreeze and promote the use of propylene glycol-based antifreeze as a safe alternative.
M-333 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize June 5, 2007, as National Hunger Awareness Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-334 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dykstra (St. Catharines) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) endorse the principle of truth in sentencing; and (b) recognize the traumatic impact that early parole hearings have on victims' families and the subsequent loss of confidence in the fairness of the criminal justice system by repealing section 745.6 of the Criminal Code.
M-335 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Agriculture should immediately mandate the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to regulate, inspect and monitor all pet food manufactured or sold in Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-336 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a process for integrating internationally trained professionals into the workforce that would include: (a) ensuring the registration practices of regulated professions are transparent, objective and impartial; (b) centralizing the accreditation process and creating national foreign credential recognition standards; (c) expanding programs to help trained newcomers integrate into the workplace; and (d) supporting community-based organizations to help newcomers become more quickly established.
M-337 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That, in the opinion of the House, the month of June should be recognized as National Aboriginal History Month.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-338 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reduce the excise tax on gas purchases to zero when the cost of crude oil exceeds $60 per barrel on the world market.
M-339 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Income Tax Act to increase the Caregiver Tax Credit to the equivalent value of the government subsidy per patient provided to nursing homes.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — October 16, 2007
M-340 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, take all necessary steps: (a) to improve the accessibility of homecare; (b) to establish meaningful guidelines to ensure that the number of hours of care available per day is sufficient to provide the support necessary to the senior; and (c) to expand homecare to include chronic care.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — October 16, 2007
M-341 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Employment Insurance Act to provide EI benefits for family caregivers who withdraw from the paid labour force to provide care in their homes to aged, infirm or disabled family members.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — October 16, 2007
M-342 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Canada Pension Plan Act to permit those who withdraw from the paid labour force to provide care for an aged, infirm or disabled family member, the opportunity to continue their full participation in the Canada Pension Plan including, but not limited to, the accrual of pension credits and uninterrupted disability coverage.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — October 16, 2007
M-343 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, establish guidelines for the care of the chronically ill or those who require continuous care and for the regulation of the nursing home industry.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — October 16, 2007
M-344 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the advisability of providing those persons who withdrew from the paid labour force to provide care to their children or for their disabled or aged family members with the opportunity to contribute voluntarily to the Canada Pension Plan at a fair and equitable premium during the period of the care giving.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-345 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, section 753 of the Criminal Code should be amended to allow for the Court of the proper jurisdiction to designate a person convicted of a serious violent crime as a dangerous offender at any time after the imposition of a sentence.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-346 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, throughout Canada, in each and every year, June 10 shall be known as “Canada-Portugal Day” in recognition of the history of the Portuguese-Canadian community and its contribution to Canadian society.
M-347 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta) — That this House apologize for the tragedy of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident and that it ask the government to also apologize and honour this apology by creating a permanent national memorial in British Columbia and a permanent educational exhibit in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
M-348 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should undertake to eliminate loopholes, exemptions and weaknesses in the regulation of cruise ships traversing Canadian waters and set mandatory standards for managing the environmental impact of cruise ships that equal or exceed those of neighbouring jurisdictions, specifically by creating, in consulation with stakeholder groups and recognized Canadian experts, including environmental advocates, a Clean Cruise Ship Act, that would: (a) clearly regulate discharge of (i) grey and black water, both treated and untreated, whether from a marine sanitation device or an advanced wastewater treatment or purification system, (ii) sewage sludge, (iii) garbage and solid waste, (iv) incinerator ash; (b) require the use of low-sulphur fuel; (c) establish an effective monitoring and enforcement regime including financial penalties; and (d) authorize federal support for building pump-out infrastructure for the benefit of all ships and pleasure crafts at port.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — June 19, 2007
M-349 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take a leading role in engaging the appropriate representatives from all provincial and territorial jurisdictions to work towards the implementation of fiscal measures for the deductibility of interest paid on mortgages with an aim to creating a system with national standards that would provide proportionately equal benefit to households of low and high incomes.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-350 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should extend to bus drivers and transit operators the same protections under the Criminal Code afforded to police, fire, and ambulance personnel, who are assaulted while performing their duties, by establishing stiff penalties for anyone who assaults a bus driver or a transit operator.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-351 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Storseth (Westlock—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should demonstrate a leadership role within the international community to work towards an international treaty banning the unhumanitarian use, production, and distribution of harmful cluster munitions which threaten innocent civilians around the world.
M-352 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Priddy (Surrey North) — That, in the opinion of the House, universal health care is a basic human right and no Canadian should be denied access to the prescription drugs they need to be healthy because of where they live or how much money they earn.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — June 19, 2007
M-353 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Priddy (Surrey North) — That, in the opinion of the House, September of each year should be declared Child Cancer Awareness Month in Canada.
M-354 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in consultation with key stakeholders, including affected First Nations: (a) reaffirm the federal moratorium on coastal oil and gas drilling in British Columbia; (b) impose a formal federal moratorium on the passage of international tanker traffic containing condensate, oil or natural gas in the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound; and (c) encourage the government of British Columbia to do the same.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — June 19, 2007
Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — October 24, 2007
M-355 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should condemn the advertising of the means to sexually exploit a child and establish an offense for any person who transmits, makes available, distributes or advertises the means for the sexual exploitation of a child.
M-356 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately restore and increase ongoing funding to the National Crime Prevention Centre to support the delivery of community-driven crime prevention programs, with a special focus on youth crime prevention.
M-357 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should: (a) recognize the successes of Canada's only safe injection site, Insite; (b) allow it to continue to operate with a permanent exemption under Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and (c) work with all interested municipalities to adopt similar programs across Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 12, 2008
M-358 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that harm reduction programs continue to produce positive social and economic results for communities and are an integral part of any approach to addressing drug use; and should entrench harm reduction as part of Canada's National Drug Strategy.
M-359 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) acknowledge the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling protecting the collective agreement of health care unions in British Columbia; (b) recognize that freedom of association and the right to free collective bargaining are fundamental human rights; and (c) ratify the International Labour Organization's Convention No. 98: the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining.
M-360 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — That, in the opinion of the House, persons of Italian origin have made and continue to make exceptional contributions to our country and the government should formally apologize and provide restitution to persons of Italian origin who were ill-treated in Canada during the Second World War and furthermore, the government should institute a special fund of remembrance and education on the treatment of Italian-Canadians and their contributions to our society.
M-361 — October 16, 2007 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce a moratorium that would cease the export of drugs or medical supplies intended for use in organ harvesting or transplants to China until China adequately addresses the concerns of Canadians over the nature of organ harvesting.
M-362 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Ministers of National Defence, Public Safety and the Minister responsible for the Treasury Board should convene without delay an independent panel including pension and legislative experts with a mandate of ascertaining if the integration of the Canada Pension Plan and the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, and the integration of the Canada Pension Plan with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension Plan in 1966 has indeed produced the alleged “claw back” to the pensions of both the Canadian Armed Forces Veterans and former Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and to ascertain if members of both groups were fully informed and briefed on the consequences or merits of pensions integration, and present their findings on this issue to Parliament and to the pensioners of these groups in an expeditious manner.
M-364 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish provincial, territorial and regional poverty lines in Canada.
M-365 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a “Guaranteed Annual Income for Seniors” program.
M-366 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should take all steps necessary to eliminate mandatory retirement throughout Canada.
M-367 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Income Tax Act to increase the Refundable Medical Expense Supplement for seniors from the current 25% of the allowable portion of medical expenses claimed to 50% without a maximum.
M-368 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, take all steps necessary: (a) to strengthen the pharmacare system to ensure that all medically necessary drugs are available to all seniors without cost; and (b) to ensure that dispensing fees are strictly regulated to guard against downloading of costs.
M-369 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Criminal Code to recognize that the abuse of a vulnerable senior represents an aggravating factor which warrants stiffer sentences for those convicted of elder abuse.
M-370 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Criminal Code to recognize that taking unfair advantage of a vulnerable senior represents an aggravating factor which warrants stiffer sentences for those convicted of defrauding a senior.
M-371 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a new Officer of Parliament to be the “Physician General of Canada” to guide and advise seniors and other Canadians on important healthcare issues, healthy lifestyle choices, healthy nutrition, proper use of medication, appropriate exercise and to make other recommendations to promote good health and well being.
M-372 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, develop and implement a Canada-wide public education campaign to inform Canadians about the growing prevalence of discrimination on the basis of age within our society, and how we all can help to identify and correct the problems.
M-373 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop and adopt a “Bill of Rights for Seniors” to serve as a guide for public policy development affecting seniors and to serve as a lens through which all existing legislation which affects seniors can be examined to ensure that the best interests of seniors are being served.
M-374 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development should take all steps required to amend or adjust current legislation so that those individuals, including widowers and their children, who do not presently qualify for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) survivor's pension and children's benefits because of not having enough qualifying years of CPP contributions, will be able to accept donations of years of CPP contributions from their immediate family members or other individuals so that they can qualify and improve their quality of life for themselves and their family members as a result.
M-375 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Veterans Affairs should take all necessary steps to reverse the elimination of benefits enacted by the government in 1995 which affected all allied veterans, and should take all necessary actions including, but not limited to, introducing amendments to the War Veterans Allowance Act so as to restore access to war veterans' allowance payments to allied service veterans, who did not reside in Canada at any time during their service when they began serving with an allied force, or who resided outside of Canada at any time after February 1996, and that the Minister of Veterans Affairs should take all necessary actions to effectively communicate with those allied veterans and to their associations in Canada on what benefits they are, and are not, entitled to.
M-376 — October 17, 2007 — Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the growing segment of seniors in our society by establishing the cabinet position of “Secretary of State for Seniors” to be the principal advocate for seniors issues.
M-377 — October 17, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should acknowledge that the persistent use of phosphates by residential, commercial, and agricultural users is having a negative effect on our rivers, lakes, estuaries and aquatic eco-systems by taking all regulatory and legislative steps necessary to prohibit and curtail the use of phosphates in all detergents, soaps, fertilizers and other products manufactured, imported or sold in Canada.
M-378 — October 17, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should restate its commitment to eradicating child poverty as its primary social policy objective and put in place concrete steps and legislative measures to achieve this goal by the year 2015.
M-379 — October 17, 2007 — Mr. Storseth (Westlock—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that water exports are not part of NAFTA; (b) prohibit the use, transfer, and sale of Canadian bulk water; and (c) develop a water strategy committed to research, water monitoring and data collection for the purposes of inventory, quality monitoring and depletion.
M-380 — October 17, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should change the title of the Department of Foreign Affairs to the Department of Peace, and that the mandate of its minister should be redefined to specify that the pursuit and promotion of international peace are the primary objectives and purposes of the department.
M-381 — October 17, 2007 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enact a regulation pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, respecting the phosphorus content in dishwasher detergent sold in Canada that would limit phosphorus content to 0.5 per cent by weight to come into effect in July 2010.
M-384 — October 22, 2007 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, a special committee of the House be created to study and develop recommendations needed for Canada's manufacturing industry and report back to the House: (a) identifying the manufacturing industry as a strategic sector for economic development; (b) reviewing the causes and consequences of manufacturing job loss; (c) reviewing ways to strengthen Canada's manufacturing sector; (d) detailing a comprehensive set of economic, fiscal, monetary, and trade policies that will both strengthen domestic manufacturing industry and protect manufacturing jobs; and (e) enumerating the improvements needed in the bankruptcy laws, wage protection, transition programs, training programs, relocation programs, employment insurance benefits and pension laws to ensure that workers are protected during job loss.
M-385 — October 23, 2007 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should require 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: (1) Consuming alcoholic beverages during pregnancy may cause birth defects; (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.”.
M-386 — October 25, 2007 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That the House urge the Governor in Council to obtain by means of a referendum, pursuant to section 3 of the Referendum Act, the opinion of the electors of Canada on whether the Senate should be abolished; and, that a message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite with this House for the above purpose.
M-387 — October 30, 2007 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commit to regulating the sale and use of bottled water due to the risks posed to public health and the environment.
M-388 — October 30, 2007 — Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proceed to the elimination of the one-cent coin.
M-389 — October 30, 2007 — 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 and private partnership, repositories for firearms for long guns and hand guns, in urban communities with populations over 40,000 persons.
M-390 — October 31, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should revoke Order in Council P.C. 1946-3264 of August 14, 1946 and restore the service records of some 14,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were deemed never to have served.
M-391 — October 31, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately call upon the British Government to amend the Act of Settlement of 1701 to remove from it all discriminatory references on the basis of religious affiliation recognizing that: (a) the Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants all Canadians equal benefit of the law regardless of religion; (b) the succession of Heads of State of Canada should not remain governed by the British Act of Settlement of 1701; and (c) the Act of Settlement of 1701 should not exclude Roman Catholics (“Church of Rome”) from ascending to the throne.
M-392 — November 1, 2007 — Mr. Paquette (Joliette) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government, through the Minister of Finance, should hold consultations with the signatories to the agreements subject to the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, with a view to amend these agreements to include respect for human rights as an integral part of the mandate of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, to ensure that the policies developed by these organizations take account of their effect on increasing or decreasing the respect for human rights.
M-393 — November 1, 2007 — Mr. Paquette (Joliette) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should provide the necessary funding to allow Canada Post to expand its list of items eligible for free shipping in Canada to meet the needs of persons with ambylopia, which would include franking privileges for mail items including large-print books and other services.
M-394 — November 8, 2007 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should show its solidarity with the Burmese democratic movement by: (a) invoking the Special Economic Measures Act to prohibit persons and corporations in Canada or Canadians outside Canada (i) from dealing in property of Myanmar, (ii) from exporting, selling or shipping goods to Myanmar, (iii) from transferring technical data to Myanmar, (iv) from importing or acquiring goods from Myanmar, (v) from providing or acquiring any financial or other services to or from Myanmar; and (b) prohibiting vessels flying the Myanmar flag from coming to Canada unless in case of emergency.
M-395 — November 13, 2007 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Canadian Passport Order so that: (a) a competent authority be enabled to make a refusal or cancellation request to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in relation to a person that is suspected on reasonable grounds to either pose a danger to the health or physical safety of other persons or interfere with the rights of a child (whether in Canada or a foreign country) as set out in the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; (b) if a competent authority makes a request under this amendment, then the Minister may refuse to issue the person a Canadian passport or revoke the Canadian passport previously granted to the person; and (c) the parameters of a competent authority be established in the Canadian Passport Order.
M-396 — November 15, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should apply a full exemption from the Goods and Services Tax to all purchases made by the boards of education in Canada.
M-397 — November 15, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) consider the BC Ferries system as part of the Trans-Canada Highway and an essential transportation link in Canada; and (b) provide a doubling of BC Ferries core funding.
M-398 — November 15, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should double the share of gas taxes that municipalities currently receive, effective in 2008.
M-399 — November 15, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should calculate income taxes on the basis of family income, not individual income, and should define families as including both married and common law spouses.
M-401 — November 20, 2007 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) commemorate the 55th anniversary of significant Portuguese immigration to Canada; (b) recognize the Portuguese-Canadian community for their contribution since their arrival in Canada; and (c) recognize the particular contribution of Pedro da Silva, a man of Portuguese descent, as the first officially commissioned letter carrier in Canada.
M-402 — November 20, 2007 — Mr. Karygiannis (Scarborough—Agincourt) — That the House acknowledge that between 1916 and 1923, up to 350,000 Greek Pontians were killed by the Ottoman Empire in massacres, persecution and death marches and condemn this act as genocide.
M-403 — November 20, 2007 — Mr. Karygiannis (Scarborough—Agincourt) — That the House recognize the constitutional name of the nation, previously known as the British Somaliland protectorate, as The Republic of Somaliland.
M-404 — November 20, 2007 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should help lift vulnerable seniors out of poverty by increasing the Guaranteed Income Supplement payments for the lowest income seniors and ensuring that the loss of a partner does not drive the surviving spouse below the low-income threshold.
M-407 — November 21, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Department of National Defence should ensure that all returning Canadian Forces members who have been in combat situation be assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder one to two months after returning from the theatre of operations.
M-408 — November 21, 2007 — Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate in each and every year, the last week in October as "national epidermolysis bullosa awareness week" throughout Canada and to raise awareness of this serious and debilitating genetic disease.
M-412 — November 22, 2007 — Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord) — 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-413 — November 22, 2007 — Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should respect the legislation passed by the National Assembly of Quebec and formally undertake not to intervene during the next referendum on Quebec’s sovereignty, in particular by undertaking not to spend money, directly or indirectly, on advertising during the Quebec referendum campaign.
M-416 — November 27, 2007 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — That the House call on the government to convene a task force comprised of representatives of the federal government, the provinces and territories, scientists, legal experts and representatives of citizen watershed management groups, to examine gaps in current provincial and federal legislation and regulations aimed at prohibiting bulk exports of water; and that should this task force not reach consensus in 18 months on additional measures needed to close gaps in the present legal and regulatory regime in Canada aimed at protecting freshwater from bulk export, the government introduce legislation to prohibit major inter-basin transfers of water in Canada.
M-417 — November 29, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make the following improvements to the Canada Access Grant program: (a) extend eligibility to students who have not completed their first program of study; (b) eliminate the exclusion of mature students; (c) include all student fees, including ancillary fees, in the grant calculation; (d) extend eligibility for grants in the lesser amount of assessed need, 50% of student fees, or $3,000 to all students in receipt of Canada student loans; (e) increase the grant amount for low-income students to the lesser of assessed need, 100% of student fees, or $7,000; (f) implement an escalator to increase the maximum grant amounts according to the annual increase in average student fees as calculated by Statistics Canada; (g) create targeted grants for students from rural and aboriginal backgrounds; (h) ensure the right to alternative payments for comparable programs to any province or territory that wishes to receive such payments; and (i) undertake negotiations with the provinces and territories to ensure that no existing student assistance programs are clawed back as a result of these improvements.
M-418 — November 29, 2007 — Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard) — That the House regard what is happening in Darfur as genocide.
M-419 — November 29, 2007 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That the House request that the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities convene hearings to develop recommendations for the revision of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, and Motor Vehicle Transport Act, to improve safety for cyclists.
M-420 — December 4, 2007 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should initiate changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) that would waive the mandatory four-month waiting period for CPP disability pension benefits in cases where the qualified applicant has been diagnosed as being terminally ill.
M-421 — December 4, 2007 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) consider the Accord Between the Government of Canada and the Voluntary Sector when making decisions that affect volunteers and volunteering; (b) recognize the key partnership role that it must assume in ensuring a strong volunteer base; (c) recognize the essential nature and value that volunteers make in our society; and (d) develop a comprehensive strategy to support and encourage volunteering.
M-422 — December 5, 2007 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce tax incentives to support and encourage the use of car sharing co-operatives and programs, in local communities, based on the principles of sustainability and the reduction of harmful emissions and congestion.
M-423 — December 5, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take full responsibility for Statistics Canada's error in its calculations of the Consumer Price Index, in the period of 2001-2006, and reimburse all Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement and Canada Pension Plan recipients the full amount owed as a result of the error.
M-424 — December 5, 2007 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, Statistics Canada should publish corrected figures of the Consumer Price Index for the period of 2001-2006.
M-425 — December 6, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) acknowledge that the indigenous people of Darfur have been subject to genocide and crimes against humanity through the concerted actions of the Government of Sudan and militias known as the Janjaweed; (b) concur in and endorse Resolution 1556 (2004) of the United Nations Security Council; (c) acknowledge that the Government of Sudan has not entered into compliance with Resolution 1556, intentionally to destroy, in whole or in part, the indigenous people of Darfur, having regard to their race; and (d) make a substantial financial contribution to the air and ground transportation needs of the African Union/United Nations hybrid force (UNAMID) tasked to stop the genocide in Darfur.
M-428 — December 12, 2007 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) introduce legislation prohibiting the supply to unlicensed manufacturers of raw materials and equipment used in making tobacco products; (b) revoke the licenses of manufacturers that are acting unlawfully; (c) introduce an effective package marking system know as “tracking and tracing” to closely monitor tobacco shipments; (d) work with the United States federal government to shut down illegal cigarette manufacturing operations on the United States side of Akwesasne; and (e) establish a minimum bond of at least five million dollars in order to obtain a federal tobacco manufacturing license.
M-429 — January 24, 2008 — Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should address the needs of women by creating a Women's Advocate to: (a) conduct public education and awareness initiatives on the rights of women; (b) ensure that all new or revised policies and programs affecting women receive public input from women; (c) require that all new policies and programs affecting women are announced with specific timelines for implementation; and (d) act as an Ombudsman for women with respect to all government services and programs making recommendations as appropriate and that this Women's Advocate publish and report annually to Parliament on government policies and programs affecting women, including the effectiveness of federal funding related to the needs of women.
M-430 — January 24, 2008 — Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — That, in the opinion of the House, it is a conflict of interest to have both the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited reporting to the Minister of Natural Resources, and the government should change the designation of the Minister under Nuclear Safety and Control Act to that of the Minister of the Environment.
M-431 — January 24, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize and acknowledge that artists contribute greatly to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Canada; (b) take note that, in other countries such as Ireland, income earned by artists, writers, performers and creators of art is exempt from income tax; and (c) give consideration to exempting up to $50,000 of annual income earned by artists, writers, creators, and performers who work in Canada's cultural industries.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — February 26, 2008
M-432 — January 24, 2008 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce a national fitness initiative: (a) implementing concrete measures to improve fitness especially among children, youth, seniors and those with disabilities; (b) promoting healthy activities such as walking, swimming and cycling to prevent illness, curb rising health care costs and promote social inclusion; and (c) working with other levels of government as well as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to provide sustained investment, specifically in fitness infrastructure such as soccer fields, swimming pools and cycling and walking paths.
M-433 — January 24, 2008 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that 'Made in Canada' matter whether in manufacturing, natural resources processing, services or in the arts and that measures to actively promote 'Canadian Made', such as procurement strategies, education campaigns, and fair trade provisions, mean more jobs for Canadians, less inequality, more taxes paid in Canada, and a stronger economy.
M-434 — January 24, 2008 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should promote a national tax policy for the arts which would support and enhance the ability of individual artists to pursue careers in the arts and introduce income tax legislation that would: (a) deem artists to be independent contractors for income tax purposes; (b) permit income averaging for artists income; and (c) implement a tax credit for parents who enroll their children in arts programs.
M-435 — January 24, 2008 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should address the current import safety crisis by: (a) reviewing and fixing existing trade deals that limit the ability of safety agencies to inspect imported food and products; (b) requiring importers of record to post a safety bond to ensure accountability for recalls and defective products; (c) giving authority under the Food and Drug Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act to examine and approve the regulatory systems of our trading partners as meeting Canadian safety standards before imports from a country can enter the Canadian market, and ensuring that they have the adequate authority to effectively halt imports; (d) implementing country-of-origin labelling (COOL) on meat, fruits and vegetables and requiring COOL on processed foods and ingredients; (e) authorizing mandatory recall authority; (f) improving the collection, analysis, sharing and delivery of all pertinent information with respect to all relevant sources; and (g) imposing meaningful civil penalties for violators.
M-436 — January 28, 2008 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, on a priority basis, initiate the development and implementation of a national infectious disease strategy to include a national (i) surveillance system, (ii) inventory of experts and expert information, (iii) human resources plan to identify and address skill shortages, (iv) microbiology laboratory network, (v) emergency capacity to meet potential surges in emergency treatment needs, (vi) communications capacity to transmit vital information to the public in a timely way.
M-437 — January 28, 2008 — Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) — That, in the opinion of the House, a statue of the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau should be erected on the grounds of the Parliament Hill precinct within the next two years.
M-439 — January 28, 2008 — Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the impact on human lives of climate changes, such as some countries being submerged and other areas being ravaged by drought or the disappearance of the drinking water table, and others by various events caused by climatic change producing up to an estimated 600 million potential refugees and immigrants and should create a category of Environmental Immigrant and Refugee to the present immigration and refugee system.
M-440 — January 28, 2008 — Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should modify its policy on Arctic sovereignty and rename the waterway now known as the ''Northwest Passage'' as the ''Canadian Arctic Passage'' and that all future Canadian-produced maps and text books, government and other documents that label and make reference to the passage recognize the renaming of the Arctic waterway as the ''Canadian Arctic Passage''.
M-441 — January 28, 2008 — Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the growing trade opportunities, greater cultural and diplomatic ties with Mongolia and instruct the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to establish a consul office in that country.
M-442 — January 28, 2008 — Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should negotiate with the provinces and territories to recognize the need for proper dental care, and that it be included as an eligible expense in the national medicare program.
M-443 — January 29, 2008 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should move, by way of regulation or by proposing legislation to the House, to allow farmers and sole proprietor businesses to make larger contributions to the Canadian Pension Plan.
M-444 — January 29, 2008 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should move immediately to implement the recommendations made in the January 2001 report ''Elements of Precaution - An Expert Panel Report on the Future of Food Biotechnology'', which was prepared for the government by the Royal Society of Canada at the request of Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Environment Canada.
M-445 — January 29, 2008 — Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) — That this House endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2007, and call upon the Parliament and government of Canada to implement fully the standards contained therein.
M-446 — January 30, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, subsection 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act should be deleted from the Act.
M-447 — January 30, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Auditor General should be called upon to conduct a full-scale performance evalutation of Canada's international development assistance program to Afghanistan for the fiscal years 2004 to 2007.
M-448 — February 6, 2008 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) immediately initiate a full, comprehensive, credible, independent and impartial public review of the transfer of refugee claimant Benamar Benatta from Canada to the United States on September 12, 2001; (b) ensure that no Canadian official or agency be exempt from scrutiny; (c) ensure that the mandate of the review be expanded to include any other similar case known prior to or discovered during the course of the review; and (d) ensure that a public report of the findings and recommendations be issued.
M-449 — February 7, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the growing concerns about oil prices and supply security, and should develop and implement emergency measures subjecting Canada's trade in oil to the requirements of a new national strategic oil reserve to meet the goals of Canadian energy security, self-sufficiency and sustainable development.
M-450 — February 7, 2008 — Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the regulations of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to add methylamine, methylamine hydrochloride and sodium borohydride to the list of controlled precursors.
M-451 — February 11, 2008 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) endorse the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare at the United Nations; and (b) actively engage with other nations to promote this agreement.
M-452 — February 12, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that Parliament is informed and consulted on the progress of each of the working groups of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America by mandating that each working group file with Parliament a quarterly report to be reviewed by the appropriate standing committee, which should include information on each working group meeting, specific issues discussed, a status report on existing objectives, projects and agendas, including any new additional actions or projects decided on by the working groups, and an account of which stakeholders were consulted.
M-453 — February 12, 2008 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Income Tax Act to make the Disability Tax Credit fully refundable to all eligible claimants in an amount equal to the maximum current credit value with full indexation for cost-of-living increases.
M-454 — February 13, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce regulations that would increase the sales level threshold, at which small businesses are not required to register for GST purposes, from the current $30,000 to $100,000 of annual gross sales.
M-455 — February 13, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the rising costs associated with funeral arrangements and immediately introduce regulations to lessen this burden by zero-rating the GST on all goods and services associated with funeral arrangements.
M-456 — February 14, 2008 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a policy with respect to military memorials that: (a) establishes criteria for determining whether a memorial is in the national interest; and (b) in cases where memorials are determined to be in the national interest, endeavours to protect and preserve such memorials and works with provincial and territorial governments to establish rules for prohibiting the sale and relocation of such memorials until a determination has been made that such a sale or relocation would be in the national interest.
M-457 — February 21, 2008 — Mr. Turner (Halton) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement changes to the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations in order to limit the use of medical marijuana to private residences and other designated locations.
M-458 — February 21, 2008 — Mr. Wilfert (Richmond Hill) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should negotiate to achieve an Approved Destination Status with the Chinese government that will allow the Canadian tourism industry to actively market Canadian travel opportunities in China and will permit Chinese travel agents to advertise and promote leisure travel packages to Canada.
M-459 — February 21, 2008 — Mr. Wilfert (Richmond Hill) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) create a large federal urban park in the Greater Toronto Area, in order to maintain the Dunlap Observatory Lands in Richmond Hill as green space; and (b) provide funding for the observatory in order to continue as a community based astronomical outreach and educational research facility.
M-460 — February 25, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should encourage the International Olympic Committee to recognize and include women’s ski jumping as an event at the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympic Games.
M-461 — February 25, 2008 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act by adding applicants approved under provincial nominee programs to the exemptions to inadmissibility based on estimated future health costs that are listed in subsection 38(2).
M-463 — February 26, 2008 — Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation to replace statutory release, which entitles prisoners to parole after serving two-thirds of their sentence, with earned parole.
M-464 — February 26, 2008 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a national “Chance for Life Fund” to be designated for therapies for rare disorders requiring specialized therapies and support.
M-467 — March 3, 2008 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Tobacco Act to: (a) prohibit the sale of flavoured tobacco products and rolling papers made from tobacco; (b) require cigarillos (cigars that may or may not have a binder and that are 120 mm or less in length) to be sold in packages containing at least 20 cigarillos each; and (c) require all tobacco products to have prominent, rotating health warnings, in compliance with Canada’s obligations under the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
M-468 — March 3, 2008 — Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should put forward legislation to help victims of criminal offences, parents whose minor child has gone missing, parents whose adult or minor child has committed suicide, spouses whose partner has committed suicide, parents whose minor child has suffered serious bodily harm as a result of a criminal offence, parents whose minor or adult child has died as a result of a criminal offence, and spouses of a victim who has died as a result of a criminal offence by: (a) amending the Canada Labour Code to allow them to be absent from work for up to one year without losing their job; (b) providing special employment insurance benefits for a period of up to 50 weeks; and (c) giving provinces that have social programs with similar objectives the opportunity to opt out of the federal program with full, unconditional financial compensation.
M-470 — March 6, 2008 — Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government has failed to introduce policies which will diminish the inequality between men and women, in particular by its refusal to provide adequate resources and policies governing child care, legal assistance, long-term care, home care, health care, support for women's equality-seeking groups, support for seniors, support for Aboriginal and minority women, pay equity, reform of employment insurance, support for preventing violence against women, public housing and transportation and other services so vital to the hard working women of this country.
M-471 — March 12, 2008 — Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) — That the government consider the advisability of eliminating the payment of Employment Insurance premiums for those persons in the paid workforce over the age of 65.
M-472 — March 13, 2008 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate the first Monday of February of each year as Mathieu Da Costa Day.
M-473 — March 27, 2008 — Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Auditor General Act to create a Gender Equality Commissioner modeled after the Commissioner for the Environmental and Sustainability Development to: (a) encourage stronger gender equality performance by the federal government; (b) add gender equality effects to the considerations the Auditor General takes into account when determining what to report to the House of Commons; (c) require Ministers to prepare gender equality strategies and update them every three years; (d) authorize the Auditor General to receive petitions on gender equality matters; (e) require Ministers to respond to petitions on gender equality matters; (f) conduct performance audits that look at whether activities designed to respond to federal gender equality policies are being implemented effectively and are delivering results; (g) monitor departmental progress on recommendations from past audits, and conduct follow-up audits of activities reported on previously; (h) monitor the gender equality strategies prepared and updated by designated departments and agencies; and (i) report annually all of the above to Parliament.
M-474 — March 31, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the North American Free Trade Agreement must be renegotiated to foster fair trade to benefit all the people of Canada, the United States and Mexico.
M-475 — April 1, 2008 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, with regard to the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA), the government should: (a) establish a trilateral engagement protocol involving First Nations, the province of British Columbia and the federal government; (b) announce a clear mandate and the allocation of adequate human and financial resources to complete the PNCIMA planning process within three years; (c) ratify a PNCIMA analysis and decision-making process design that includes a commitment to collaborative and meaningful stakeholder engagement and that is supported by the provincial and First Nations governments; (d) state process objectives including, but not limited to, the establishment of a network of marine protected areas and the maintenance of ecosystem health and integrity both within and outside these areas; (e) establish a multidisciplinary process team tasked with conducting and commissioning collaborative research and analysis to inform the PNCIMA planning process; and (f) make a formal public announcement of the launch of a PNCIMA process incorporating all these elements.
M-476 — April 1, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provinces to create an occupational disease registry.
M-477 — April 2, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should stop furthering and implementing the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America with the United States and Mexico, and that the government take the appropriate steps to ensure that ongoing discussions and decisions are halted, until a full legislative review and a public debate, which would include consideration of the consequences on Canada’s ability to adopt autonomous and sustainable economic, social and environmental policies take place, followed by a vote in Parliament.
M-478 — April 4, 2008 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should modify the system for setting by-election dates by passing new legislation that sets out a formula for them and that: (a) this formula should put the highest priority on electing a Member of Parliament to the House of Commons as early as possible after the seat becomes vacant: (b) this legislation should remove the power of establishing by-election dates from the Prime Minister’s office; (c) this legislation should put the power of establishing by-election dates with the Chief Electoral Officer; and (d) this formula should order the Chief Electoral Officer to call a by-election within 45 days, for an election within 90 days, of the date that the seat becomes vacant, unless the seat becomes vacant less than 120 days before the next fixed general election date.
M-479 — April 4, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, there should be a moment of silence observed in the House of Commons any time a member of the Canadian Armed Forces is killed in the line of duty.
M-480 — April 7, 2008 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should honour the contribution of Canadian farmers who daily provide the food which sustains Canadians and builds our country, and who work for sustainable agriculture and Canada’s food security, by designating March 21, normally the first day of spring, as Farmer’s Day in Canada.
M-481 — April 9, 2008 — Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should issue an order, under the Aeronautics Act and through the Aéroports de Montréal, to ensure that night flights, between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., into and out of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport are suspended, except for flights operating for : (i) medical emergencies, (ii) delays beyond a carrier’s control, (iii) adverse weather conditions, (iv) flights directly related to Canadian military operations.
M-482 — April 10, 2008 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Department of Industry should require that the expansion of the aluminium smelter in Kitimat, British Columbia be a condition of any future sale of Rio Tinto Alcan.
M-484 — April 16, 2008 — Ms. Gagnon (Québec) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make a public apology to the families of the people killed by soldiers during a demonstration against conscription on April 1, 1918.
M-485 — April 17, 2008 — Mr. Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate the 23rd day of September as National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day.
M-486 — April 17, 2008 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce a series of measures, including the use of the national Community Development Trust, to assist businesses, communities and workers affected by the layoffs and closures of the Quebec asbestos industry, and these measures should include: (a) an economic diversification program aimed specifically at communities that depend heavily on the industry; (b) tax measures and government loans designed to encourage new business development in the region; (c) improvements to the employment insurance plan; (d) an income support program; and (e) opportunities for retraining and upgrading education for workers.
M-487 — April 28, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) help stabilize the barley market by immediately withdrawing Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act and chapter 17 of the Statutes of Canada, 1998; (b) respect and support the democratic process that governs the Canadian Wheat Board; and (c) end the campaign to undermine the Canadian Wheat Board and supply marketing systems in Canada.
M-488 — April 29, 2008 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That the House: (a) recognize the historic significance of the 60th anniversary of the reconstitution of the sovereign and independent State of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people; (b) reaffirm its support for Israel as Israel pursues peace with its neighbours; (c) reaffirm its support for Israel's right to defend itself against threats to its existence and security; (d) commend the people of Israel for their achievements in building a new state and a pluralistic, democratic society in the face of hostilities; (e) reaffirm the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Canada and Israel, and commit to strengthening those bonds; and (f) extend the warmest congratulations and best wishes to the State of Israel and the Israeli people for a secure and prosperous future at peace with her neighbours.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Silva (Davenport), Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), Mr. Pearson (London North Centre), Mr. Dryden (York Centre), Ms. Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut), Mrs. Kadis (Thornhill), Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard), Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), Mr. Rae (Toronto Centre), Ms. Hall Findlay (Willowdale), Ms. Sgro (York West), Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) and Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — April 29, 2008
Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington) — May 6, 2008
Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore) — May 7, 2008
M-489 — April 29, 2008 — Mr. Temelkovski (Oak Ridges—Markham) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce a national registry for asbestos-related diseases which would: (a) ensure the systematic collection, analysis and dissemination of health data to monitor the extent and severity of asbestos-related diseases in Canada; and (b) provide a comprehensive data source for the development of programs to identify, monitor, treat, compensate and prevent asbestos-related diseases.
M-490 — May 6, 2008 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that Hamilton is a priority for a CBC/Société Radio-Canada station under the CBC's regional expansion strategy and act immediately on the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage by committing the necessary funding to establish a CBC radio station in Hamilton.
M-491 — May 13, 2008 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should respond to the concerns of Canadian real estate agents and: (a) delay the enforcement of new anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations until such time as clear guidelines are developed and after an appropriate period of time to allow for the implementation of such guidelines by the real estate industry; (b) rescind the requirement for real estate agents to identify and record the personal information of individuals with whom they have no legal relationship; (c) extend any requirements made of real estate agents to the private sale and for-sale-by-owner industries; (d) initiate a public campaign to educate the general public with respect to the mandatory new client identification, record keeping, and reporting requirements for real estate transactions as authorized under the Act to amend the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and the Income Tax Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (S.C. 2006, ch. 12).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — May 27, 2008
M-492 — May 13, 2008 — Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should follow up on a series of changes to currency in circulation in Canada as recommended by the Mouvement Desjardins: withdraw the five-cent coin, replace the five-dollar bill with a metal coin and issue a new series of small denomination coins such as 10-cent, 20-cent and 50-cent coins.
M-493 — May 14, 2008 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate March of each year as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
M-494 — May 26, 2008 — Mr. Zed (Saint John) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should award the Memorial Cross to all mothers and widows of Canadian soldiers who died on active duty or whose death was consequently attributed to such duty, regardless of location, since September 3, 1945, provided that the awarding of such medals is done equitably and without discrimination to any military personnel in the post Second World War era.
M-495 — May 26, 2008 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately move to update regulations under the Health of Animals Act governing animal transportation times to be consistent with the findings of the European Union Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare, to reduce transport time for pigs, poultry, horses, calves and lambs to 8 hours, and 12 hours for cattle, sheep and goats, with a view to reducing the likelihood of injury, suffering or death of animals in transit, and that adequate resources be provided to ensure the regulations are strictly enforced.
M-496 — May 26, 2008 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should move immediately to publish the revised regulations governing animal transportation under the Health of Animals Act.
M-497 — May 27, 2008 — Ms. Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish an Oil Revenue Redistribution Fund, based on the principle of civic equity, that would collect a tax on the profits of oil companies and other greenhouse gas-emitting companies, while respecting provincial jurisdictions and not unduly affecting the economies of the energy-producing provinces; the fund’s objectives would be to (i) democratize investments in energy efficiency, (ii) provide financial assistance to low-income individuals to counter the rising price of petroleum products, (iii) promote mass transit initiatives in the workplace, and (iv) modernize and encourage rail and maritime transport.
M-498 — May 28, 2008 — Ms. Guay (Rivière-du-Nord) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should use its power under the federal Income Tax Act to increase the maximum pension accrual rate for correctional officers and to increase this rate to 2.33% a year, thereby enabling them to retire after 25 years of service.
M-499 — May 28, 2008 — Mr. Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should set up a working group, whose hearings and findings would be public, to assess the damage caused by climate change as well as the nature and costs of necessary modifications in order to possibly create a new fund that would be used to compensate those who incur costs and that would be funded by the polluters responsible for the rise in greenhouse gas emissions.
M-501 — May 30, 2008 — Mr. Storseth (Westlock—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the importance of the military, police, fire, victim and ambulance service personnel by designating the third Saturday in May as Support our Protective Services National Day of Appreciation.
M-502 — June 2, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, Industry Canada should hold national public hearings on their transmission tower policy including the health effects of these transmission towers on humans.
M-503 — June 2, 2008 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should hold public hearings as part of a review of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and its tribunal.
M-504 — June 5, 2008 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the courage, leadership and humanity of Honorary Canadian citizen Raoul Wallenburg by directing Canada Post to issue a commemorative stamp in his honour.

Notices of Motions (Papers)

P-1 — October 16, 2007 — 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.
P-36 — March 5, 2008 — Mr. Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) — That an Order of this House do issue for a copy of the Canadian negotiators’ briefing book for the fourth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, held in Vienna, Austria, from August 27 to 31, 2007.

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