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Thursday, November 24, 2011 (No. 53)


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 — June 8, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-201, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel and accommodation deduction for tradespersons).
C-202 — June 8, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (death benefit).
C-203 — June 8, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-203, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (in-home care of relative).
C-204 — June 8, 2011 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-204, An Act establishing the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Northern Ontario.
C-205 — June 9, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers).
C-206 — June 9, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (pension and benefits).
C-207 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-207, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates).
C-208 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages).
C-209 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-209, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sackville — Eastern Shore.
C-210 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (members who cross the floor).
C-211 — June 14, 2011 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-211, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (prohibition against oil tankers in Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — June 14, 2011
C-212 — June 14, 2011 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-212, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child outside Canada).
C-213 — June 14, 2011 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-213, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring).
C-214 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-214, An Act respecting the friendship between Canada and the Netherlands.
C-216 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-216, An Act respecting former Canadian Forces members.
C-218 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorders).
C-219 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-219, An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
C-220 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-220, An Act respecting a National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month.
C-221 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-221, An Act respecting a Comprehensive National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders.
C-222 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-222, An Act respecting a Military and Veteran Families Week.
C-223 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-223, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (gratuities).
C-224 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-224, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville), Ms. Péclet (La Pointe-de-l'Île), Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Mr. Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), Ms. Ashton (Churchill), Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan), Mr. Tremblay (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), Ms. Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), Mr. Mai (Brossard—La Prairie) and Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry) — June 23, 2011
C-225 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans of Bill C-225, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
C-226 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-226, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of New Westminster — Coquitlam.
C-227 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-227, An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
C-228 — June 16, 2011 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-228, An Act respecting a National Appreciation Day.
C-229 — June 16, 2011 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-229, An Act to establish a Memorial Wall for Canada's fallen soldiers and peacekeepers.
C-230 — June 16, 2011 — Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without a warrant).
C-231 — June 16, 2011 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans of Bill C-231, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (derelict vessels and wreck).
C-232 — June 16, 2011 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).
C-233 — June 20, 2011 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-233, An Act to eliminate poverty in Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — July 4, 2011
C-234 — June 20, 2011 — Mr. Fortin (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-234, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (maximum — special benefits).
C-235 — June 21, 2011 — Mrs. Mourani (Ahuntsic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-235, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to inform).
C-236 — June 21, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-236, An Act to amend the Public Health Agency of Canada Act (National Alzheimer Office).
C-237 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-237, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (deposit in lakes).
C-238 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-238, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (in-home care of relatives).
C-239 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-239, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (peace officers).
C-240 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (services to a charity or public authority).
C-241 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).
C-242 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (increase of allowance for survivors and children).
C-243 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-243, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, the Judges Act, the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act.
C-244 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-244, An Act to propose and examine a program giving financial assistance to high-school students visiting military memorial sites abroad.
C-245 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-245, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (expenses incurred by caregivers).
C-246 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (hearing impairment).
C-247 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-247, An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen or Canadian resident.
C-248 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-248, An Act respecting an Emergency Services Appreciation Day.
C-249 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-249, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on the sale of home heating fuels).
C-250 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-250, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies).
C-251 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-251, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on reading materials).
C-252 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (physical activity and amateur sport fees).
C-253 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of Bill C-253, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (response time).
C-254 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Employment Insurance Act (severance pay).
C-255 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-255, An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry.
C-256 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-256, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighters).
C-257 — June 23, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-257, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods).
C-258 — June 23, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-258, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act (use of resources by members).
C-259 — June 23, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts of Bill C-259, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (goods and services tax on school authorities).
C-260 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Statistics Act (mandatory long-form census questionnaire).
C-261 — June 23, 2011 — Mr. Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-261, An Act respecting a National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day.
C-262 — June 23, 2011 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-262, An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day).
C-263 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-263, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (social condition).
C-264 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-264, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (social condition).
C-265 — June 23, 2011 — Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-265, 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.
C-266 — September 19, 2011 — Mr. Lizon (Mississauga East—Cooksville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day.
C-268 — September 19, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on funeral arrangements).
C-269 — September 19, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-269, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (community service group membership dues).
C-270 — September 19, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-270, 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-271 — September 19, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-271, An Act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute pornographic material involving children.
C-272 — September 19, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-272, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code (compassionate care benefits).
C-273 — September 19, 2011 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cyberbullying).
C-274 — September 19, 2011 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-274, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (animal cruelty).
C-275 — September 19, 2011 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-275, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets).
C-276 — September 19, 2011 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-276, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression).
C-277 — September 19, 2011 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-277, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).
C-279 — September 21, 2011 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-279, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas) — September 23, 2011
C-281 — September 21, 2011 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-281, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (discontinuance of listed sidings).
C-282 — September 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (feminine hygiene products).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-283 — September 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-283, An Act to establish the office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-284 — September 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill C-284, An Act respecting Status of Women Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-285 — September 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-285, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-286 — September 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-286, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (compassionate care benefits for dependent children).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-287 — September 23, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-287, An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-289 — September 28, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (nanotechnology).
C-294 — September 28, 2011 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-295 — September 29, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-295, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (designation of survivor).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-296 — September 29, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-296, An Act to amend the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Textile Labelling Act (animal fur or skin).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-297 — September 29, 2011 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-297, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — October 18, 2011
C-298 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-298, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (lump sum).
C-301 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of Bill C-301, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government).
C-302 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-302, An Act respecting Louis Riel.
C-303 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-303, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 5, 2011
C-318 — October 3, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-318, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (Canada Pension Plan payments).
C-319 — October 4, 2011 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-319, An Act respecting a national strategy to reduce the incidence of serious injury in amateur sport.
C-320 — October 4, 2011 — Mrs. Mourani (Ahuntsic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Official Languages of Bill C-320, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Charter of the French Language) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-321 — October 4, 2011 — Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials).
C-322 — October 5, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-322, An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-323 — October 5, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights).
C-324 — October 5, 2011 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-324, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (sickness benefits).
C-325 — October 5, 2011 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-325, An Act to amend the Radiocommunication Act (voluntary organizations that provide emergency services).
C-326 — October 5, 2011 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-326, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (biweekly payment of benefits).
C-327 — October 5, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-327, An Act to establish a national literacy policy.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-328 — October 6, 2011 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-328, An Act respecting the acquisition of Inco Limited by CVRD Canada Inc..
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-329 — October 6, 2011 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-329, An Act respecting the acquisition of Falconbridge Limited by Xstrata PLC.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-330 — October 7, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-330, An Act to establish the Advisory Committee for Effective Treatment and Rehabilitation of Veterans with Service-Related Brain Injuries.
C-331 — October 18, 2011 — Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-331, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — October 18, 2011
Mr. Patry (Jonquière—Alma) — October 20, 2011
Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — October 25, 2011
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-332 — October 21, 2011 — Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-332, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Western Arctic.
C-333 — October 21, 2011 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-333, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (disclosure of undertakings and demands).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-334 — October 21, 2011 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-334, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (enhanced ministerial oversight).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-335 — October 24, 2011 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-335, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (deductions — disabled child).
C-336 — October 26, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-336, 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.
C-337 — October 27, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Flag Day).
C-338 — October 27, 2011 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-338, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (termination and severance pay).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — November 10, 2011
C-339 — October 28, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-339, An Act to condemn corruption and impunity in Russia in the case and death of Sergei Magnitsky.
C-340 — November 1, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-340, An Act respecting a National Strategy to Encourage the Development of Renewable Energy Sources.
C-341 — November 1, 2011 — Mr. Fortin (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-341, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit — new graduates working in designated regions).
C-342 — November 2, 2011 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-342, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (funeral arrangements).
C-343 — November 3, 2011 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-343, An Act respecting the locking of cellular telephones.
C-344 — November 14, 2011 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (side guards).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Cash (Davenport) — November 16, 2011
C-345 — November 15, 2011 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-345, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (special benefits).
C-346 — November 16, 2011 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-346, An Act to amend the Statistics Act (Chief Statistician and mandatory long-form census).
C-347 — November 16, 2011 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-347, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for gifts).
C-348 — November 16, 2011 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-348, An Act to prevent psychological harassment in the workplace and to make consequential amendments to another Act.
C-349 — November 16, 2011 — 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 Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Textile Labelling Act (animal fur or skin).
C-351 — November 21, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-351, An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day.
C-352 — November 21, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-352, An Act to amend the Statistics Act (National Office for Fire and Emergency Response Statistics).
C-353 — November 21, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-353, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Income Tax Act (extra-energy-efficient products).
C-354 — November 23, 2011 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-354, An Act respecting the establishment and award of a Defence of Canada Medal (1946-1989).
C-355 — November 23, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-355, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting hours).

Notices of Motions

M-1 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) express its support for internal rebuilding, resettlement and reconciliation within Sri Lanka, that would address the needs of all ethnic groups and are necessary to ensure a lasting peace; and (b) call on the Sri Lankan government, the United Nations and the international community to work in concert to establish an independent international accountability mechanism that would (i) look at war crimes and human rights offences committed by both sides during and after the war in Sri Lanka in a fair matter, (ii) allow unrestricted access and greater freedom of movement to human rights organizations, aid agencies, journalists, and international human rights groups, including in internally-displaced persons camps, (iii) create and implement comprehensive policies based on the respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.
M-2 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-3 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-4 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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-5 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-6 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-7 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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-8 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that "Made in Canada" matters, 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-9 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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.
M-10 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the increasing consumer use of the small, short-term loan product in the absence of regulations and current fees that exceed the existing criminal interest rate of 60 percent Annual Percentage Rate; (b) recognize the extensive work already conducted by the Province of Manitoba and the anticipated or forthcoming provincial and territorial regulatory and rate programs; (c) work in consultation with the Provinces and Territories to determine and establish a consistent and harmonized national regulatory program and rate structure for small, short-term loans; (d) identify innovative alternative programs to encourage financial institutions to offer small, short-term loans to consumers who experience difficulty with access to existing credit products as a result of their credit scores; and (e) respond to the growth of the emerging Internet payday loan industry and associated consumer privacy and identity vulnerabilities by developing a national legislative framework to complement the work of the provinces and territories in responding to the physical locations within their jurisdictions.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-11 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-12 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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-13 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-15 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-16 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) continue to condemn Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his ongoing antisemitic declarations; (b) lead a united global effort aimed at convincing Iran to immediately halt its imprisonment, torture and execution of minors and other citizens for their religious and ideological beliefs such as members of the Baha'i faith; (c) call immediately for the release of Mansour Osanloo, President of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, in prison since December 22, 2005, and Iranian prisoner of conscience Valiollah Feiz-Mahdavi; (d) work with the international community to convince Iran to negotiate in good faith and to participate in open and constructive dialogue to end its pursuit of nuclear material enrichment; (e) pressure Iran to immediately release Canadian scholar and human rights advocate Ramin Jahanbegloo; and (f) continue to demand justice in the murder and torture of Canadian citizen Zahra Kasemi.
M-17 — June 6, 2011 — 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-18 — June 6, 2011 — 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-19 — June 6, 2011 — 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 antiretroviral 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-20 — June 6, 2011 — 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-21 — June 6, 2011 — 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-22 — June 6, 2011 — 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-23 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-24 — June 6, 2011 — 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 Organization’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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-25 — June 6, 2011 — 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-26 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, a thorough investigation should be conducted into the possible health hazards caused by terahertz full body scanners, and that any decision to widely implement the devices in Canadian airports for security screening purposes should be halted until the report is made available to Parliament and reviewed.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-27 — June 6, 2011 — 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-28 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
M-29 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-30 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
M-31 — June 6, 2011 — 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-32 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-33 — June 6, 2011 — 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-34 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-35 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-36 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-37 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-38 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) require that for every car and light truck sold in Canada, a car and light truck of equal dollar value be produced in Canada; (b) require automakers to allocate a proportional share of environmentally-advanced vehicles and components to their Canadian production facilities; and (c) work with its provincial counterparts to ensure the provisions of collective bargaining agreements are respected and enforced.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-39 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) ban the import, export and sale of dog, and cat fur; (b) impose penalties on individuals and businesses who deal with unlabeled and falsely labeled dog and cat fur products; and (c) work with provincial counterparts and the international community to advance support for the implementation of a complete ban of the trade in all dog and cat fur products worldwide.
M-40 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should officially apologize in the House of Commons, to the Indo-Canadian community and to the individuals impacted in the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, in which passengers were prevented from landing in Canada.
M-41 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) work with the international community, through the United Nations (UN) and other appropriate multilateral bodies, to raise awareness about the government of the People's Republic of China's human rights violations against its citizens, including practitioners of Falun Gong; (b) show moral leadership, using Canada's credibility with the international community and the government of the People's Republic of China, to pressure that government to end its human rights violations against its citizens; and (c) intensify efforts and demonstrate leadership to effectively eliminate the increasing incidence of human rights abuses worldwide, by working with the international community, through the UN and other multilateral bodies.
M-42 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government, in collaboration with the provinces, should implement a system and regulations for the permanent identification and traceability of cattle, sheep, hogs and farmed cervids, from farm to table.
M-43 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the international community to put pressure on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to authorize the safe passage of North Korean refugees to South Korea.
M-44 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately rescind the provisions included in the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, namely those which have allowed wages negotiated under collective agreements to be rolled back, and have changed the provisions of the Act governing pay equity which were consistent with the right to equal pay for equal work.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-45 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take all necessary actions to increase the transparency of so-called interchange fees charged to merchants by credit card companies and should regulate increases in these fees to ensure that merchants and consumers are not subject to arbitrary or excessive rate hikes.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-46 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make regulations banning the use of dental amalgam restorations containing mercury and work quickly, with the provinces, to facilitate and encourage the use of alternatives such as composite or porcelain restorations.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-47 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should formally request that the Nobel Foundation create a specific Nobel Prize to reward outstanding contributions in ecology and environmental sustainability.
M-48 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action to: (a) accelerate a greater and broader participation of multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers in pilot testing and treatment programs by providing fast-track funding for surveillance, research and dissemination of findings, including providing urgent prescreening imaging services of MS sufferers; (b) work with the provinces and territories through the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health to obtain advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency treatment without delay; and (c) take a leading role, on the basis of this evidence, in encouraging the swift adoption of the procedure in territories and provinces.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-49 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the growing human rights abuses in Colombia are troubling, namely (i) the killing of 52 trade unionists in 2010, (ii) the murder of three teachers in 2011, (iii) the magnitude of forced displacements at the hands of paramilitaries, military and secret police, which have risen to worldwide record levels, (iv) the increase in violence and forced displacement against Afro-Colombian and indigenous populations in rural areas, (v) the forced detention of political prisoner Liliany Obando and others and, therefore, the House condemns the Colombian government for not keeping its commitment to guarantee the safety of community leaders, teachers and trade union activists.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-50 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should prohibit the payment of Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement payments to individuals serving life sentences for multiple murders, and allocate the proceeds to a Victims Compensation Program administered by the provinces.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-51 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-52 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-53 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-54 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-55 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — 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-56 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should pursue as part of Canadian foreign policy: (a) a two-state solution which ensures that Israelis and Palestinians can live safely, side by side, in independent states with secure borders; (b) that every available means be used to support international law; (c) that Canada seek a positive, pro-active role in bringing all parties into a comprehensive peace process which includes addressing the Palestinians’ right of return issue; (d) that all acts of violence against civilians be condemned; (e) that Israel and the Palestinian Authority be called on to abide by United Nations resolutions; (f) that Canada work with Palestinian and Israeli Canadians to promote and support greater dialogue in Canada as well as in Israel and Palestine; (g) that Canada oppose Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including settlement expansions and ongoing control of Gaza’s borders; (h) that Canada facilitate an international conference on the Palestinian refugee challenge; and (i) that Canada increase financial support for capacity building, good governance, and developmental assistance projects in Gaza and the West Bank through local, national or international non-governmental organizations, and through the Palestinian Authority as appropriate.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-57 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That the House call upon the government for new immigration policies to ensure the successful application for permanent residence in Canada for child care and home care workers, and that such policies should: (a) recognize the significant demand and urgent need for such workers in Canada; (b) establish child care and home care workers as a priority class for immigration purposes; (c) expedite the processing for permanent residence in Canada of qualified applicants who have the appropriate education, skills and experience to work in these fields; (d) ensure that successful applicants and their accompanying spouses and children are landed in Canada as permanent residents; (e) ensure the recognition of the education and experience of nurses and health care professionals from the Philippines; and (f) allow for the immediate transition to unqualified permanent resident status for live-in care givers already in Canada during a period of transition.
M-58 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-59 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work towards incorporating a measure of proportional representation in the federal electoral system, making use of a framework which includes: (a) a report on proportional representation prepared by an all-party committee after extensive public hearings; and (b) a referendum to be held, either before or at the same time as the next general election, on this issue where the question shall be whether electors favour replacing the present system with a system proposed by the committee as concurred in by the House.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-60 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a single government agency to collect, analyze and disseminate a full range of national statistics on the fire service each year that would include the operation of a national fire data center for the collection, analysis, publication, dissemination of fire related information and to properly address the state of fire protection in Canada, including public and fire fighter safety.
M-61 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a national housing strategy and establish a Ministry of Housing which would ensure that: (a) government investments in housing are maintained and kept up to code over the life of the building; (b) reviews are done every five years to determine the needs of new affordable housing initiatives; (c) federally-funded cooperative housing are considered as part of the national housing strategy; and (d) all of the above is reported annually to Parliament.
M-62 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. 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.
M-63 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should address its commitments to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by: (a) increasing the budget of Status of Women Canada to $100 million; (b) providing both project and core funding to women’s equality-seeking groups; (c) reviewing annually the effectiveness of programmes; and (d) ensuring that all of the above is reported annually to Parliament.
M-64 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Finance should introduce legislation to eliminate the GST and the HST on all reading materials.
M-65 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should show leadership and work towards the abolition of the Senate.
M-66 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should support a change to the income tax legislation that would allow for teachers to claim monies spent on both their classroom and students that directly support their work as educators and advance the education of their students.
M-67 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce gender analysis legislation as recommended in the 2005 final report by The Expert Panel on Accountability Mechanisms for Gender Equality, entitled “Equality for Women: Beyond the Illusion”.
M-68 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That the government consider the advisability of appointing an independent commissioner for gender budgeting analysis to conduct a gender based analysis of governmental policies, including budget policies.
M-69 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately introduce comprehensive legislation with regard to human trafficking and child trafficking that incorporates the recommendations of the Canadian Council for Refugees' "Proposal for Legislative Amendment to Protect Trafficked Persons" and create a comprehensive national action plan on human trafficking that uses the Delphi Indicators as a starting point for a national dialogue.
M-70 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately reinstate the mandatory long-form census for 2011 and that: (a) the 2011 version of the mandatory long-form census should include the questions on household activities as they appeared in the 2006 census; (b) the government should instruct Statistics Canada to conduct a comprehensive public consultation on an expansion of the census questions on unpaid activities by 2013; and (c) that a set of revised questions on unpaid activities should be drafted, tested and evaluated in preparation for inclusion in the 2016 census.
M-71 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with international governments to ensure that the remains of Canadian soldiers who died in battle overseas are treated with respect and dignity and are given, whenever possible, a reburial.
M-72 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. 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.
M-73 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, November 12, which coincides with the anniversary of the unveiling of the Charter for Compassion, should be recognized nationally as Charter for Compassion Day, in tribute to Karen Armstrong’s commitment to international, interfaith, and multilingual bridging work.
M-74 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act upon the promise made by the Prime Minister during the 2006 election campaign and the recommendation of the Agent Orange Association of Canada Inc. and use the remaining unused portion of funding, approximately $48 million, previously allocated for ex-gratia payments to the victims of Agent Orange, to: (a) conduct an independent inquiry into the use of herbicides such as Agent Orange, Agent Purple, and Agent White, at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown from 1956 to 1984; and (b) conduct medical testing of any person who may have been exposed to the use of such herbicides at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown from 1956 to 1984.
M-75 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to give preferred status to pension, health and long term disability plan deficits and unpaid severance above any unsecured creditors.
M-76 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should extend the designation of “public safety occupation” under the Income Tax Act to civilian personnel of police services that are assigned public safety duties.
M-77 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a national public safety officer compensation benefit to recognize the sacrifice made by a fallen public safety officer in the amount of $300,000 and function as a direct, indexed benefit to the officer's family.
M-78 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) establish a mechanism for independent third-party investigations of firefighter line of duty deaths to determine the specific causes of a firefighter fatality; (b) make recommendations that would prevent similar tragedies; and (c) make the results of the investigation widely available to all fire safety and public safety stakeholders.
M-79 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) review existing shortfalls with the National Building Code that impact firefighter safety; (b) write into the National Building Code that first responder safety is a core requirement for the Code; and (c) direct the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes to pursue Standards Council of Canada accreditation for the National Building Code development process.
M-80 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Canada Pension Plan to ensure that all professional firefighters achieve a minimum pension of 70 percent of their pre-retirement income and allow firefighters earlier access to Canada Pension Plan benefits.
M-81 — June 6, 2011 — 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-82 — June 6, 2011 — 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-83 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-84 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — 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-85 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-86 — June 6, 2011 — 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-87 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should require Canada Post to print Canadian postage stamps within Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-88 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should follow the recommendations from the December 2010 report of the Standing Committee on Health entitled, “An Examination of the Potential Health Impact of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation,” which calls on the government to provide funding for studies by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on the long-term health effects of cell phone towers, given the scarcity of data on this topic, especially regarding the effects on children.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-89 — June 6, 2011 — 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-90 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-91 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commission an inquiry under the Inquiries Act into the policing and policies surrounding the missing and murdered women of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and British Columbia’s “Highway of Tears”.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-92 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately introduce comprehensive legislation, regulations and policies to address human trafficking, including child trafficking, in both its international and domestic manifestations and that such measures should include: (a) establishing a special investigation task force linked to provincial, federal and international agencies involved in preventing and prosecuting human trafficking, with a mandate to investigate, track and prosecute traffickers and locate the victims of trafficking; and (b) ensuring high quality and comprehensive support services to victims of human trafficking by locating victims, providing culturally competent services, and establishing coordinated reintegration services and programs for those who have been trafficked.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-93 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should take the lead in responding to the identified public health crisis of HIV infection among intravenous drug users by adopting a medical approach to drug use and drug addiction with the goal of reducing harm associated with obtaining drugs on the street.
M-95 — June 6, 2011 — 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-96 — June 6, 2011 — 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-97 — June 6, 2011 — 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-98 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
M-99 — June 6, 2011 — 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-100 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider establishing a federally-funded Canadian public safety officer compensation fund payable to the survivors of a firefighter, police or public safety officer killed, or permanently disabled, in the line of duty.
M-101 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should use the surplus of the Employment Insurance Fund to increase benefits, to provide longer payment periods and improved access to employment insurance, as well as improve maternity and family benefits.
M-102 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-103 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-104 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider making employer-provided transit passes an income tax-exempt benefit.
M-105 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) establish a mechanism and process for independent third-party investigations of fire fighter line of duty deaths to determine, without laying blame, the specific cause of fire fighter fatalities; (b) make recommendations that would prevent similar tragedies; and (c) make the collection of all data available to all fire services and public safety stakeholders including local, provincial and territorial authorities.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-106 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-107 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-108 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-109 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-110 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-111 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-112 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-113 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-114 — June 6, 2011 — 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-115 — June 6, 2011 — 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-116 — June 6, 2011 — 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-117 — June 6, 2011 — 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-118 — June 6, 2011 — 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-119 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-120 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with community groups and financial institutions to change the culture and attitudes of financial institutions towards low-income people, and make it unlawful for someone to be denied access to banking services as a result of their income.
M-121 — June 6, 2011 — 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-122 — June 6, 2011 — 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-123 — June 6, 2011 — 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-124 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should permanently index the Home Buyers' Plan withdrawal limit to inflation and extend the plan to all homebuyers for two years.
M-125 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should promote and monitor the inclusion of child-labour-free labels on products produced overseas to ensure that no children are exploited in the production of goods.
M-126 — June 6, 2011 — 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-128 — June 6, 2011 — 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-129 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce a formula for sharing the security costs for visiting former heads of state and dignitaries when these visits take place at the invitation of for-profit organizations or for for-profit events, and that the majority of the costs be assumed by the organizations or individuals organizing the event.
M-130 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the report entitled “Human Rights in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories: Report of the Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” (The Goldstone Report) published on September 15, 2009, is the product of an exhaustive and non-biased fact-finding mission that fulfilled its mandate and that the government should support the Goldstone Report and its recommendations.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-131 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-132 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize firefighters as part of Canada's critical infrastructure and ensure that firefighters have priority access to vaccines and antivirals during an influenza pandemic.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-133 — June 6, 2011 — 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-134 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-135 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should support steps to recognize February 29, leap-year-day, as a day dedicated to community revitalization by declaring it a national working holiday, thereby setting aside one unique day in every four years as a day for individuals, organizations and businesses to serve their communities.
M-136 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-137 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-138 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should declare the leaky condo disaster in British Columbia as a disaster and provide urgent relief to prevent further social and economic devastation.
M-139 — June 6, 2011 — 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-140 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-142 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation to exempt affordable rental and non-profit housing from the GST, as part of an overall policy to encourage the development of affordable housing for every Canadian.
M-144 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, building on the social union framework, conduct consultations with housing stakeholders and provincial and territorial governments to establish national objectives and standards for the development and maintenance of affordable non-profit housing.
M-145 — June 6, 2011 — 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-146 — June 6, 2011 — 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-147 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the advisability of allocating $50 million to front-line, independent, feminist, women-controlled groups committed to ending violence against women, such as women's centres, rape crisis centres and women's shelters.
M-148 — June 6, 2011 — 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-149 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider the advisability of providing $30 million in core funding for equality-seeking women's organizations.
M-150 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) act swiftly as part of the international community to end the 20 month blockade of Gaza; (b) follow through on its promise for aid and assistance to the people of Gaza; (c) exercise its responsibility under international law to condemn the use of force and violence; and (d) begin the process for normalized relations to attain a Palestinian State and peace for the region, including the ongoing control of Gaza's border.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-151 — June 6, 2011 — 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-152 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) support the strengthening of the current Canadian Aviation Regulations so that firefighters stationed at Canada's busiest airports will have the ability to rescue trapped passengers with the appropriate staffing, response times and equipment to do so; and (b) implement new regulations for Canada's smaller airports to establish a minimum standard for aircraft firefighting.
M-153 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Young (Oakville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create an arm's length Independent Drug Agency similar to the Transportation Safety Board and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, to be responsible for making and keeping Canadians safe when using prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and for reducing injuries and deaths caused by or related to their use.
M-154 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should require Industry Canada to change current regulations so that telecommunications companies seeking to install cell phone towers must: (a) require municipal consultation on all towers being installed and public consultation within 500 metres of any tower being installed; (b) allow communities to develop their own regulation and consultation rules to prevent impacts on residential and school areas; (c) require review every 5 years to make sure that statistics are kept on the number, height, and frequency of cell phone towers in Canada; and (d) require regulations for ongoing scheduled site surveys are conducted of all cell phone towers to ensure ongoing compliance with Safety Code 6, and that an an appeal process is open to the public if sites violate any regulations.
M-155 — June 6, 2011 — 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-156 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 21, 2011
M-157 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
M-158 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should add to the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Directive on the Sale or Transfer of Surplus Real Property: (a) an additional bullet point to the Purpose section stating “the greatest possible social, environmental, and local-economic net benefit in the future use of the property”; (b) a Directive requirement under section 6 to conduct a full Triple Bottom Line assessment of the social, environmental, and local-economic benefits and costs of all sales and transfers of surplus federal property, through a points-based evaluative system that ensures the greatest public value in the future use of that property; and (c) under section 8, Guidance and Tools, a reference to the Triple Bottom Line assessment matrix used in the September 2004 Request for Proposals for the Victoria Dockside Lands project.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-160 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, in light of the case of Corporal Stuart Langridge, the government should review the steps being taken by the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure free, full, and equal access, on an urgent basis when necessary, to health and support services including, but not limited to, diagnoses, treatments, family and community supports and suicide-prevention mechanisms for Canadian Forces members and veterans suffering from Operational Stress Injuries, particularly Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and report these steps to the House.
M-161 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps has been engaged in the pursuit of nuclear weapons, global terrorism, state-sanctioned incitement to genocide and mass domestic repression of human rights in Iran; and that the government should list the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity according to the Anti-Terrorism Act and related legislation, as well as take all necessary measures to apply sanctions to the group and associated individuals, including asset freezes and travel bans.
M-162 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should re-establish the Court Challenges Program in support of equality and minority rights in Canada.
M-163 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is an impediment to peace in Uganda; and that the government should list the LRA as a terrorist entity pursuant to the Anti-Terrorism Act and related legislation, take all necessary measures to apply sanctions to the group and associated individuals, including asset freezes and travel bans, and commit to assistance for recovery and reconstruction in northern Uganda.
M-164 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop an action plan on the Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice that includes implementation of the recommendations of the 2004 Report on the Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Committee Working Group.
M-165 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in consultation with the provinces and territories, support a national Legal Aid Program that provides comprehensive and sustainable civil and criminal legal aid.
M-166 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) heed the call of the September 2009 G8 International Conference on Violence Against Women to "Respect women, respect the world"; (b) implement strategies to combat violence against women, including state-sanctioned violence, the trafficking of women and mass sexual violence in armed conflict; and (c) support a comprehensive approach to the problem, including the application and implementation of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine, the UN 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and related UN Security Council Resolutions.
M-167 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, on its own and in concert with its international partners, undertake measures at the United Nations to establish an International Commission of Inquiry to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.
M-168 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, in relation to its mandate and mission in Afghanistan, the Canadian government should give priority to the protection and promotion of human rights in Afghanistan, with particular reference to: (a) protection against child abuse, including neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and forced labour; (b) protection against sexual abuse and violence against women, including spousal abuse, rape and marriages of underage girls; (c) protection against the enslavement and sexual abuse of boys in the practice known as "bacha bazi"; and (d) protection against the persecution of religious minorities and of religious converts.
M-169 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) congratulate Liu Xiaobo, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China"; (b) pay tribute to Liu Xiaobo's promotion of democratic reform and human rights in China, and the courage with which he has borne repeated imprisonment by Chinese officials for exercising rights guaranteed under the Chinese Constitution; (c) state that in honouring Liu Xiaobo, it also honours all those who have promoted democratic reform in China, including those who participated in the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstration for democratic reform; (d) call on Chinese officials to release Liu Xiaobo from prison and to release from detention and house arrest his wife, Liu Xia, his supporters and all signers of Charter 08; and (e) call on Chinese officials to cease censoring media and Internet reporting of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo and to cease their campaign of defamation against Liu Xiaobo.
M-170 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a National Alzheimer Office within the Public Health Agency of Canada to address the rising tide of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, in conjunction with provincial and territorial departments and agencies.
M-171 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that Canada's social safety net, particularly the Canada Pension Plan, Quebec Pension Plan, and Canada Health Act, be affirmed as a compelling and competitive advantage not offered in other jurisdictions around the world.
M-172 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a Supplemental Canada Pension Plan and revise the existing Canada Pension Plan so as to remove any systemic inequities.
M-173 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) identify retirement income security, coverage and adequacy as a priority policy area deserving of urgent national attention; and (b) announce concrete measures aimed at addressing the long-term sustainability, coverage and adequacy of Canada's pension and retirement systems.
M-174 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should put forward legislation to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act so as to provide a measure of financial security and stability for Canadians collecting long-term disability benefits from a company that becomes insolvent.
M-175 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should adopt the findings and recommendations of the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities entitled "Federal Poverty Reduction Plan: Working in Partnership Towards Reducing Poverty in Canada", including in particular: (a) drafting and implementing a national anti-poverty strategy; (b) expanding access to financial aid for those seeking education; (c) preserving and expanding Canada's affordable housing stock; (d) providing additional support to the Mental Health Commission of Canada; (e) implementing more income support and active labour market measures to assist older workers; (f) increasing benefits under the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS); and (g) excluding Canada Pension Plan benefits from GIS calculations.
M-176 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recommit to protect the integrity of the principles underlying the Canada Health Act, including universality, comprehensiveness, accessibility, portability and public administration, and should commit to collaborate with the provinces and territories for the purposes of making the preservation and expansion of the existing Health Accord a priority on the Federal-Provincial-Territorial agenda, and ensure that all Canadians have access to the health care services they need, when they need them; (b) take action to increase the number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, including expanding foreign credential recognition and supporting and investing in a comprehensive family care plan, including a family care tax benefit and employment tax benefit; (c) expand access and use of Internet and new communications technology to enhance access to patient services and electronic records storage; (d) invest in advanced health equipment, such as MRIs and CT-scans to reduce wait-times for diagnostic and treatment services, as well as to improve overall quality of care; (e) implement a national pharmaceutical strategy; and (f) support a holistic approach to health care integrating primary care, home care, emergency care, and palliative care.
M-177 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) support the recommendation of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy to introduce a carbon cap-and-trade system that is both verifiable and binding to reduce green-house emissions; (b) restore energy retrofit programs; (c) recommit to investing in green technologies; (d) commit to protecting our air, oceans, waterways, forests and arctic; and (e) adopt a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.
M-178 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should appoint a Children's Commissioner to: (a) promote and protect the rights of children; (b) ensure that the best interest of the child are factored into government decision-making; and (c) serve as a federal ombudsperson for children's concerns.
M-179 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) restore early learning and childcare agreements; (b) establish a national prevention strategy to combat violence against women; (c) combat international violence against women and establish a national action plan to combat human trafficking in concert with our international partners; (d) include reproductive health services as part of Canadian health initiatives in developing countries; (e) combat gender discrimination anchored in intersectional discrimination that targets vulnerable and marginalized women, and aboriginal women in particular; (f) commit to nominating more women to Parliament; (g) mainstream gender analysis in decision-making and budgeting; and (h) ensure equal pay for work of equal value.
M-180 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop and implement foreign policies that promote internationally the right of everyone to freedom of conscience, belief, and expression by: (a) urging the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to uphold the Constitution of 1973; (b) promoting the "Joint Declaration of National Interfaith Consultation'', issued on July 12th, 2010; (c) assisting efforts to protect the religious freedom of all Pakistanis through preventing religiously motivated and sectarian violence, enhancing training for local law enforcement including emergency response and scene investigation, prompt and thorough investigation of any incidents of violence, and training of judge on international human rights obligations; (d) working with its partners in the United Nations to support religious freedom and tolerance throughout the world; and (e) calling on the Government of Pakistan and all other governments to work against violent religious extremism in any form.
M-181 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make it a priority, in relation to the protection and promotion of human rights in Vietnam, to ensure that the Government of Vietnam has made progress with particular reference to: (a) releasing all political and religious prisoners from imprisonment, house arrest and other forms of detention; (b) respecting the right to freedom of religion, including the right to participate in religious activities and institutions without interference, harassment, or involvement of the government; (c) the return of estates and properties confiscated from the churches and religious communities; (d) respecting the right to freedom of expression, assembly, and association, including the release of independent journalists, bloggers, and democracy and labour activists; (e) repealing or revising laws that criminalize peaceful dissent, independent media, unsanctioned religious activity, and nonviolent demonstrations and rallies, in accordance with international standards and treaties to which Vietnam is a party; (f) allowing Vietnamese nationals free and open access to international refugee programs; (g) respecting human rights of members of all ethnic and minority groups; and (h) addressing and ending the complicity of any official of the Government of Vietnam or any agency wholly or partly owned by the Government of Vietnam engaged in the trafficking in persons.
M-182 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proclaim 2012, the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as the Year of the Charter and should: (a) reaffirm Canada’s fundamental freedoms of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly and association; (b) celebrate Canada’s democratic and mobility rights; (c) protect Canada’s foundational rights to life, liberty and security of the person, and its many legal rights; (d) bring war criminals to justice according to the general principles of law recognized by the community of nations; (e) promote Canadians’ right to equality and Canada’s prohibition of all forms of discrimination; (f) recommit to the protection of minority language rights; (g) respect the constitutional and legal status of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples; and (h) restore the court challenges program.
M-183 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) work to ensure appropriate recognition in the Middle East peace and justice narrative of the “forgotten exodus” of 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries; (b) provide that remedies for victim refugee groups as mandated under international human rights and humanitarian law, including rights of remembrance, truth, justice and redress, be invoked for Jewish refugees from Arab countries; (c) call upon the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to include reference to Jewish refugees as well as Palestinian refugees in its annual resolutions; (d) call upon the UN Human Rights Council to address the issue of Jewish as well as Palestinian refugees; (e) call upon UN agencies dealing with compensatory efforts for Palestinian refugees to also address Jewish refugees from Arab countries; (f) work to transform the annual November 29 commemoration by the UN of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People into an International Day of Solidarity for a Two-State Solution for Two Peoples, Jewish and Arab, as the initial UN 1947 Partition Resolution intended; and (e) ensure that that any reference to Palestinian refugees be paralleled by a reference to Jewish refugees from Arab countries during any and all discussions on the Middle East by the Quartet and others.
M-184 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate the 10th day of December each year as "National Speak No Evil Day" by calling on citizens and parliamentarians to partake in a day free of: (a) harmful or hurtful words, whether expressed through excessive anger, unfair criticism, public and private humiliation, bigoted comments, cruel jokes, or rumours and malicious gossip that traumatize and destroy lives and reputations; (b) hateful speech or bigoted words that dehumanize entire religious, racial, ethnic and national groups and inflame hostility in a manner that may lead to physical attacks; and (c) the spreading of negative, unfair, untrue, prejudicial or exaggerated comments or rumours about others, known as "character assassination".
M-185 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) call upon Hamas, listed as a terrorist organization under Canadian law, to repeal the Hamas Charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews; (b) call upon the Palestinian Authority to cease and desist from State-sanctioned incitement to hatred and glorification of terror, and to propagate a culture of peace; and (c) call upon Israel and the Palestinian Authority to review the Joint-Monitoring Authority on Incitement in the pursuit of peace and reconciliation.
M-186 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy for affordable and qualitative post-secondary education; (b) help alleviate student debt by increasing the number of non-repayable grants for students and redirecting funds earmarked for education related tax credits; (c) increase the Canada Student Loan Program's in-study income allowance; (d) create a grant for graduate students with high financial need; (e) increase the number of Canada Graduate Scholarships; (f) fund aboriginal education so as to ensure that every eligible First Nations and Inuit Member has the necessary funding for post-secondary education; and (g) enter into negotiations with the provinces and territories for a dedicated transfer for post-secondary education.
M-187 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should call on all UN Human Rights Council member and observer states to urge the Myanmar government to: (a) immediately and unconditionally release all prisoners of conscience; (b) halt all violations of international human rights and humanitarian law; (c) remove all provisions in the Constitution that exempt state officials from prosecution for past human rights violations and provide full information on measures taken to investigate allegations of human rights violations; (d) facilitate independent, impartial and thorough investigations of all allegations of serious human rights violations, prosecute alleged perpetrators in fair proceedings and provide adequate reparations to victims in accordance with international standards; (e) amend or repeal all legislation which fails to meet international human rights standards, including the 1982 Law on Citizenship; (f) support the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur; and (g) advance the UN Special Rapporteur's previous recommendation that an international Commission of Inquiry be established to investigate credible allegations of grave international crimes in Myanmar.
M-188 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) endorse the London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism adopted at the founding conference of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism on February 17, 2009; (b) endorse the Ottawa Protocol for Combating Antisemitism unanimously adopted at the Ottawa Conference of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism on November 9, 2010; (c) develop its policy to combat antisemitism anchored in the comprehensive and indicators of antisemitism of the European Union Monitoring Center, now the Federal Rights Agency; and (d) take the lead in calling upon other governments to similarly endorse the London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism, the Ottawa Protocol for Combating Antisemitism and the European Union Monitoring Center definition.
M-189 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) endorse and act upon the recommendations as set forth in the third report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development entitled "Ahmadinejad's Iran: A Threat to Peace, Human Rights and International Law", adopted by the Committee and tabled in the House of Commons on December 9, 2010; (b) condemn systematic and widespread state-sanctioned assaults on the human rights of the Iranian people constitutive of crimes against humanity; (c) make the human rights crisis in Iran a priority of Canadian foreign policy; (d) urge Iran to cease and desist from its state-orchestrated policy of wanton executions; (e) urge Iran to release its political prisoners, including the seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders, imprisoned ethnic Kurds, and other imprisoned members of targeted minorities such as the leaders of the Christian community; (f) urge Iran to cease and desist from its arrest and imprisonment of lawyers who have defended victims of human rights violations; (g) urge Iran to cease and desist from its assaults on the rights of women; (h) sanction the major human rights violators complicit in, and responsible for the ordering of, the wanton executions and assaults on human rights, and put them on notice that they will be held accountable before the law; (i) recommend the appointment of a Special United Nations Rapporteur regarding human rights in Iran; and (j) sanction those in the Iranian leadership who orchestrate and engage in state-sanctioned incitement to hatred and genocide.
M-190 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) upholds its mandate to protect the victims of major human rights violations and hold the major violators of human rights to account by: (a) introducing country-specific resolutions against the major human rights violators, such as Iran and Libya; (b) convening special sessions to address urgent situations of gross human rights violations in the world; (c) protecting freedom of speech and opposing campaigns to silence any discussion of the targeting of vulnerable minorities or women's rights by characterising it as a form of "defamation" and "racism"; (d) protecting equality before the law at the UN and putting an end to the prejudicial practice of singling out one UN member state — Israel — for selective and discriminatory treatment; (e) protecting international due process at the UN by ending the discriminatory practice whereby one member state is the object of more condemnatory resolutions than the rest of the states of the international community combined; (f) remove permanent Agenda Item Number 7 that institutionalizes such discrimination and thereby denies equality before the law and international due process in the UNHRC; (g) defending the rights of human rights NGOs at the council, and preserving their historic role as independent voices that can hold governments to account; (h) opposing the election of human rights violators such as Libya to the council, while encouraging countries with the strongest human rights record to stand for election to the council in their respective regional groups; (i) encouraging positive work of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and defending the independent work of the Commissioner against escalating attempts to control her activities and agenda; (j) protecting Special Rapporteurs on human rights issues and defending the council's independent rights monitors from efforts to intimidate them or influence their work; and (k) strengthening the universal periodic review through fair and informed questioning of every country reviewed.
M-191 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a comprehensive national food strategy to: (a) ensure Canadians have uninterrupted access to adequate amounts of healthy food regardless of income; (b) empower farmers to earn a stable income producing quality food for Canadians; and (c) establish a secure and sustainable food and agriculture sector, including distribution infrastructure, that can guarantee food security for current and future generations of Canadians.
M-192 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate May 29 as the "National Day of the Honey Bee".
M-193 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should institute a moratorium on the unconfined release of genetically engineered (recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology) alfafa until such time as a broad consultation is undertaken among Canadian farmers regarding the potential environmental and economic impacts.
M-194 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should institute a process whereby new scientific evidence or questions arising relative to existing approvals of genetically engineered (recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology) food and organisms would trigger a transparent and independent peer-reviewed evaluation, including recommendations for regulatory action.
M-195 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should calculate Employment Insurance eligibility and benefit payments using net farm income amounts rather than gross farm income amounts for farmers who pay into the Employment Insurance program through off-farm employment.
M-196 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately move to publish the revised regulations governing animal transportation under the Health of Animals Act.
M-197 — June 6, 2011 — 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-198 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should set standards for imported food that are equal to the standards that apply to domestically produced food.
M-199 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) immediately instruct Canada’s negotiator at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to indicate that the text currently circulating at the Agriculture Working Group undermines and weakens Canada’s ability to maintain State Trading Enterprises and that, consequently, the text as currently before the Agriculture Working Group will not be signed as part of the negotiations during the Doha round of the WTO; and (b) give its negotiators a mandate during the Doha round of negotiations at the WTO so that, at the end of negotiations Canada obtains results that secure the ability of Canadian farmers to maintain State Trading Enterprises.
M-200 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should join the global effort to prevent animal cruelty and reduce animal suffering and support a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.
M-201 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House the government should implement a regulatory system which holds the users, growers and developers of genetically engineered (recombinant DNA (rDNA)) seed technology liable for all economic costs to the users, growers and developers of non-genetically engineered seed technology arising from the adventitious presence of genetically engineered (GE) plants and seeds found contaminating non-GE seed stock.
M-202 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) declare that all First Nation children have an equal right to high quality culturally-relevant education; (b) commit to provide the necessary financial and policy supports for First Nations education systems; (c) provide funding that will put reserve schools on par with non-reserve provincial schools; (d) develop transparent methodologies for school construction, operation, maintenance and replacement; (e) work collaboratively with First Nation leaders to establish equitable norms and formulas for determining class sizes and for the funding of educational resources, staff salaries, special education services and indigenous language instruction; and (f) implement policies to make the First Nation education system, at a minimum, of equal quality to provincial school systems.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-203 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should initiate a discussion concerning the construction of a national Holodomor monument in the National Capital Region that would educate Canadians about this tragedy and work to prevent its repetition.
M-204 — June 6, 2011 — 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 ten 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-205 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-206 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-207 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-208 — June 6, 2011 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-209 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proclaim June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-210 — June 6, 2011 — 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:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-211 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-212 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Employment Insurance Act to provide employment insurance 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:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-213 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-214 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-215 — June 6, 2011 — 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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — June 10, 2011
M-216 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize and promote the internationally-accepted fundamental rights of human beings at work by ratifying the International Labour Organization’s Forced Labour Convention Number 29, which prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labour.
M-217 — June 6, 2011 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should join the majority of International Labour Organization (ILO) member states by ratifying all of the ILO’s core conventions, including: (a) Forced Labour Convention Number 29, which prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labour; (b) Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention Number 98, which provides that workers shall enjoy adequate protection against acts of anti-union discrimination as well as the right to negotiate their terms and conditions of employment by means of collective agreements; and (c) Minimum Age Convention Number 138, which sets the general minimum age for employment or work at not less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, not less than 15 years or 13 years for light work.
M-218 — June 6, 2011 — Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Canadian wine industry, the Canadian tourism industry and Canadian consumers would benefit from an amendment to the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act to allow any person to import, send, take or transport Canadian wine into any province or territory directly from a winery, liquor board, liquor commission or similar outlet for the sale of wine located in any other province or territory within Canada for consumption by that person and not for resale, further distribution, sale or for any use other than personal consumption.
M-219 — June 7, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) encourage G8 governments to support primary health care programs in developing countries that prioritize women and children; (b) promote adherence to G8 commitments to improve food security and sustainable agriculture and increase funding to nutritional interventions, particularly for children; (c) ensure that Canadian Development Assistance funds a full range of reproductive health services, including family planning; and (d) in the long run, establish concrete plans for Canada to meet, and ideally surpass, the average giving level of donor countries.
M-220 — June 7, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should revise the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Old Age Security Program to ensure: (a) automatic enrollment; (b) retroactivity for up to 36 months; and (c) an increase to guarantee that the annual income of Canadians over the age of 65 is above Statistics Canada’s after-tax low income cut-off.
M-221 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should promote and provide funding for cycle paths and walkways, and recognize their environmental and health benefits.
M-222 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should increase funding for initiatives that assist the homeless, including the Homeless Partnership Initiative, mental health programs, detoxification and rehabilitation centres, and programs that work with youth at risk.
M-223 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the EcoAuto rebate program.
M-224 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should support, both financially and with other resources, producer-run food cooperatives, and through them, promote locally-controlled community-based enterprises, and help create sustainable and safe food distribution networks.
M-225 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a refundable tax credit for membership dues paid to veterans’ organizations, including branches of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Association, and urge municipal governments across Canada to exempt such organizations from property taxes in order to show its appreciation and support for the community service provided by veterans’ organizations.
M-226 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should provide funding for the construction of affordable housing at the Little Mountain site in Vancouver, including co-op housing, seniors' housing, housing for the disabled and affordable market housing.
M-227 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should provide funding to the City of Vancouver to ensure that the Mount Pleasant pool is reconstructed and remains open for future generations.
M-228 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that a strong Canadian public education system is an essential component to build a strong economy and a fair society that provides opportunities for all Canadians by developing a national education strategy to ensure the provision of high-quality public primary, secondary and post-secondary education across Canada, and provide the funding necessary to the provinces to implement this strategy.
M-229 — June 13, 2011 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the past injustice of the Chinese Head Tax and complete the redress process by making Phase II redress payments to surviving children of Head Tax payers on the principle of one certificate, one redress payment.
M-230 — June 15, 2011 — Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook) — 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-231 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a national program for poverty prevention and independent living to provide support to Canadians over the age of 65 who express a desire to remain in their home regardless of advancing years or faltering health.
M-232 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should launch with the provinces the necessary negotiations to implement a national and voluntary Supplementary Canada Pension Plan designed to provide enhanced retirement income savings opportunities and income support for Canadian seniors, particularly those in marginalized groups such as women, rural Canadians and those required to leave the workforce for various reasons during their working life.
M-233 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce a “Retirement Income Bill of Rights” to explicitly recognize the following four key ideals: (a) that a retirement income system is essential to the well-being of citizens and permanent residents of Canada and the overall health of the Canadian economy; (b) that the Canadian retirement income system is built on a combination of government programs, workplace plans and individual savings; (c) that Canadians have the right to a retirement income system that promotes the goals of transparency, affordability, equity, flexibility, self-reliance, security and accessibility; and (d) that these principles should be enshrined in a bill of rights which reflects Parliament's respect for its constitutional authority and encourages the protection of these principles in Canada.
M-234 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a joint federal-provincial agency that would: (a) critically assess, on a pan-Canadian basis, the various solutions proposed for the current retirement income systems; and (b) provide a framework in which solutions to the challenges facing the Canadian system could be coordinated.
M-235 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) immediately issue a statement identifying retirement income security, coverage and adequacy as an area of policy deserving of urgent national attention; and (b) announce a policy framework containing concrete measures aimed at addressing the long-term sustainability, security, coverage and adequacy of Canada’s pension and retirement systems.
M-236 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take all steps necessary to ensure that Canada’s social safety net, particularly the Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan, is highlighted as a competitive advantage not offered in various other jurisdictions around the world.
M-237 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should strive to maintain and enhance all four pillars of the existing national retirement income security regime, while simultaneously working to implement measures designed to encourage Canadians to avail themselves of the various 3rd pillar private retirement savings options.
M-238 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a Supplemental Canada Pension Plan.
M-239 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should revise the existing Canada Pension Plan so as to remove any systemic inequities.
M-240 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a federal-provincial working group that would implement a multi-jurisdictional panel with a mandate to craft and release a comprehensive and straight-forward program to address financial illiteracy and retirement income ambivalence.
M-241 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately initiate a review of the manner in which the "cost of living" is calculated for the purposes of the Old Age Security Pension, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Canada Pension Plan and the Quebec Pension Plan.
M-242 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should initiate an immediate and full-scale review of the Income Tax Act and related statutes as they relate to items such as Canada’s maximum pension rule, pension Retirement Plan Contribution Limits, the deductibility of contributions, the limit on surpluses and interaction with pension standards legislation.
M-243 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately take the necessary steps to create a Stranded Pension Agency.
M-244 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a modest increase to the current Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings limits while also examining, in collaboration with the relevant statutory partners, the feasibility and appropriateness of enhancing benefit rates payable under the Canada Pension Plan.
M-245 — June 15, 2011 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should put forward a series of amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act designed to enhance the protection of pensions paid to retirees or accrued to employees.
M-246 — June 20, 2011 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should proclaim November 17 National Youth Homelessness Awareness Day.
M-247 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should adopt the recommendations of the Civilian Peace Service Canada (CPSC) Development Committee and should: (a) accept the constructive role civilians with peace building expertise can play in advising government on alternatives to military approaches to resolution of conflict; (b) enter into discussions with the CPSC Development Committee to further develop the concept of a CPSC; (c) develop and refine an assessment, training and accreditation program for peace professionals; (d) deliver two pilot training programs to test the concept and the training; (e) determine how Canada, through the CPSC and in consideration of a federal Department of Peace, can best contribute to sustainable peace in Canada and abroad; and (f) report back to the House on progress towards implementing these recommendations within six months of the passage of this motion.
M-248 — June 21, 2011 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a Department of Peace as part of the structure of the federal government and cabinet with a mandate to advocate for the non-violent resolution of conflict at home and abroad, the professionalization of peace work by Canadians, and the development of a culture of peace in Canada and internationally.
M-249 — June 22, 2011 — Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the Senate as an unnecessary and unaccountable body within the Parliament of Canada; and (b) put a simple question to the Canadian public under the Referendum Act on whether to abolish the Senate.
M-250 — September 15, 2011 — Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should change the name of Vancouver International Airport to Vancouver-Terry Fox International Airport.
M-251 — September 15, 2011 — Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize its constitutional duty to protect Canadian citizens abroad; (b) enact legislation to ensure the consistent and non-discriminatory provision of consular services to all Canadians in distress; and (c) create an independent ombudsperson’s office responsible for monitoring the government’s performance and ordering the Minister of Foreign Affairs to give protection to a Canadian in distress if the Minister otherwise refuses protection.
M-252 — September 15, 2011 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize and give thanks for the great sacrifices made by Canadian veterans in protecting our society and make free Canadian passports available to all veterans of the Canadian forces.
M-253 — September 15, 2011 — 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-254 — September 15, 2011 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contribution made to Canadian society by all of its seniors and make Canadian passports available at not more than half-price, to all Canadian citizens over the age of 65.
M-255 — September 15, 2011 — 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-256 — September 15, 2011 — 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-257 — September 15, 2011 — 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 in the Windsor-Essex area.
M-258 — September 15, 2011 — 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-259 — September 15, 2011 — 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-260 — September 15, 2011 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a multi-stakeholder, multi-governmental Council of the St. Lawrence River, modelled on the Fraser Basin Council, whose mission would be to promote the integrated and scientifically-based management of the St. Lawrence River by establishing a permanent forum for cooperation among the federal government, the Quebec government, river communities, First Nations, industry and the public for the purpose of developing and coordinating common strategies, programs and actions to protect the St. Lawrence River as a vital Canadian environmental and economic resource.
M-261 — September 15, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate September 16 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day and raise awareness of the magnitude of this disease.
M-262 — September 15, 2011 — Mrs. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately take the necessary steps to provide Gatineau Park with the essential protections to safeguard its natural assets and to preserve it for future generations.
M-263 — September 27, 2011 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commit to re-establishing passenger rail service to Thunder Bay and the North Shore of Lake Superior, and should report back to the House within six months on its progress.
M-264 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislation to appoint an independent, arm's-length Office of the Integrity in Advertising Commissioner, whose responsibility it would be to review spending on government advertising, specifically television, radio and prints ads, in order to ensure any proposed government advertising is non-partisan in nature, and that the Commissioner be empowered to reject any government advertising deemed partisan in nature, or deemed to give rise to the reasonable perception of partisan bias.
M-265 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should propose amendments to the Canada Elections Act to limit the amount registered political parties may spend on partisan advertising before a writ period to an amount not exceeding that which the law allows for “Third Party” advertising during an election period, as provided for in sections 350 and 414 of the Act.
M-266 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work in partnership with the provinces, municipalities and non-governmental organisations to coordinate a pan-Canadian strategy to reduce and eliminate poverty, and that the government consider the findings and recommendations contained in the Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with respect to poverty, as a basis for a national anti-poverty strategy.
M-267 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, after appropriate costing, expand the scope of the Child Fitness Tax Credit to make it refundable in order that all Canadians, especially low income Canadians, might qualify and benefit.
M-268 — September 29, 2011 — Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) — That, in the opinion of the House, part of Margaret Sanger's philosophy constitutes eugenics, and that the House condemn the use of her name by the International Planned Parenthood Federation for the annual Margaret Sanger award.
M-272 — October 3, 2011 — Mr. Genest (Shefford) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the provision of and access to adequate housing is a fundamental human right, as recognized by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and (b) the government should establish, in consultation with the provincial and territorial ministers of the Crown responsible for municipal affairs and housing and with representatives of municipalities, Aboriginal communities, non-profit and private sector housing providers and civil society organizations – including those that represent groups in need of adequate housing – a national housing strategy designed to protect, promote and fulfill the right to secure, adequate, affordable, accessible housing.
M-273 — October 3, 2011 — Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) formally recognize the responsibility of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces with regard to the contamination of the groundwater which is the source of drinking water for multiple homes in the residential area of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier, residential areas of the municipality of Shannon, and numerous public institutions, due to the use of chlorinated solvents for several decades, including trichloroethylene (TCE); (b) take over the efforts of the Shannon Citizens Committee to monitor filtration systems in place for those dealing with the contamination of drinking water, and include the Committee in any environmental efforts undertaken; and (c) commit to (i) notify all persons employed at CFB Valcartier or who have lived in the residential quarters of the Base for the years during which the contamination took place, (ii) quickly clean up the affected sites, (iii) compensate victims of TCE contamination.
M-275 — October 3, 2011 — Mr. Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the needs and values of the Quebec nation and act on the unanimous requests of the Quebec National Assembly by (i) refusing to participate financially in the Lower Churchill hydro-electric project, (ii) not proceeding with a bill that would have the effect of reducing Quebec’s political weight in the House of Commons, (iii) reversing its unilateral decision to table a bill to create a canadian securities commission.
M-276 — October 4, 2011 — Ms. 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-277 — October 4, 2011 — Ms. 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-278 — October 17, 2011 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately: (a) provide greater regulatory clarity by identifying which government departments are responsible for the regulation of genetically modified salmon and other transgenic aquatic organisms; (b) prevent the introduction of genetically modified salmon destined for human consumption into the Canadian food system until further scientific studies are concluded by the relevant departments to determine the impact of genetically modified salmon on human health and on the health of marine species, ecosystems and habitats; and (c) direct the departments responsible for the regulation of genetically modified salmon to establish a practice of notifying the Canadian public of all requests and approvals and of any information and findings regarding genetically modified salmon and salmon eggs.
M-279 — October 19, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) take steps to ensure the protection of law enforcement service animals and officers; and (b) increase the maximum sentence for a person convicted of an assault on an enforcement service animal.
M-280 — October 19, 2011 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work to: (a) raise awareness of private education savings investments, the Canadian Education Savings Grant, and the Canada Learning Bond; and (b) help Canadian parents afford rising post-secondary tuition rates in Canada.
M-281 — October 19, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, Health Canada should: (a) review its guidance for clinical trials, relating to cellular therapy; and (b) ensure that Canadians will be able to access stem cell therapies in a safe and timely manner.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — November 22, 2011
M-282 — October 19, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, Health Canada should work closely with its international counterparts to ensure that Canadians make informed decisions about the safety and efficacy of stem cell treatments not offered either in this country or in others where there is strong regulatory oversight.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — November 22, 2011
M-283 — October 19, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should increase financial support for the entire continuum of stem cell research, from basic science to funding for cell manufacturing and early phase clinical trials, to globally competitive levels.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — November 22, 2011
M-284 — October 20, 2011 — Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) express its concern over the situation of citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) who have fled to China and who fear imprisonment, torture and potential execution if forcibly returned to their country; and (b) encourage the government of China to work with the international community, including Canada and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, to find a solution that respects China’s right to defend its borders and security while upholding the rights of DPRK citizens, as articulated by the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.
M-285 — October 26, 2011 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, Canada Post should issue a commemorative stamp to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the achievements of Dr. James Till and Dr. Ernest McCulloch, recipients of the Gairdner Award and the Lasker Award, who proved the existence of stem cells.
M-286 — October 28, 2011 — Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make public the document regarding guidelines on the conduct of ministers, secretaries of state, exempt staff and public servants during an election, and maintain the public nature of this document.
M-287 — November 15, 2011 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the traditional Portuguese music Fado is culturally significant and important to the Portuguese and Luso-Canadian communities, and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization should enshrine Fado as a World Cultural Heritage genre.
M-288 — November 15, 2011 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should enact a regulation pursuant to paragraph 53(1)(b) of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, establishing an investment policy for the Canada Pension Plan prohibiting investments in the tobacco industry and requiring the Canada Pension Plan to divest itself of existing tobacco holdings.
M-289 — November 15, 2011 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should extend interest relief to medical residents and postpone debt repayment under the Canada Student Loans Program until the completion of the medical residents' post-graduate training period.
M-290 — November 16, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provinces and territories to develop a national strategy to address bed bug infestations that: (a) identifies those groups at risk of suffering from bed bug infestations; (b) implements best practices for preventing and eliminating bed bug infestations; and (c) supports those individuals experiencing adverse health and socio-economic outcomes due to bed bug infestations.
M-291 — November 21, 2011 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) engage other levels of government and stakeholder groups to assess the impact of raw sewage on Canada's harbours and ports; (b) take all necessary steps to remove raw sewage from Canada's ports and harbours; and (c) undertake appropriate consultations and environmental assessments in support of the development and implementation of an infrastructure plan to remediate Canada's harbours and ports.
M-292 — November 22, 2011 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) review the National Building Code of Canada to ensure that it contains the necessary provisions for firefighter safety with respect to lightweight building materials and new construction techniques in residential structures; (b) specify that firefighter safety in residential structures can be used as the basis of a code change request in the National Building Code of Canada; and (c) ensure that firefighter safety in residential structures is written into the National Building Code of Canada as a core requirement in the 2015 code review cycle.
M-293 — November 22, 2011 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that the ePublishing industry has created economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, authors, publishers and e-reader manufacturers; (b) recognize that e-books present significant benefits for seniors and children; (c) recognize that e-books are an environmentally-friendly alternative to books; (d) declare the month of March as "Read an E-book Month"; (e) support the goals and ideals of "Read an E-book Month"; and (f) encourage Canadians to observe "Read an E-book Month".

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