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Friday, October 25, 2013 (No. 8)


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-202 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-203 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-204 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-206 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-207 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-211 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-212 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-213 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-214 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-218 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-219 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-220 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-224 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-225 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-226 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-228 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-232 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — February 10, 2012
Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — February 17, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-233 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-234 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-237 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — September 20, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-238 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-239 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-240 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-241 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-242 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-243 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — September 20, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-244 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-246 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-247 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-249 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-251 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-252 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-254 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-255 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-256 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-257 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-258 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-259 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-261 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-264 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-265 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-268 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-272 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-274 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — March 5, 2012
C-275 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — March 5, 2012
C-281 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-285 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-287 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-289 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-292 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-292, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (victims' restitution and monetary awards for offenders).
Designation as a non-votable item — 8th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented on Friday, October 28, 2011.
Report deemed adopted not later than Friday, November 4, 2011, if no appeal or notice of substitution is filed, pursuant to Standing Orders 92(4) and 92.1(1).
C-294 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-295 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-296 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-297 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-298 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-302 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-303 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-318 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-319 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas) — June 5, 2013
C-320 — October 16, 2013 — 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-322 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — September 20, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-323 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-324 — October 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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-327 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-328 — October 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — May 31, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-332 — October 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-334 — October 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-335 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-336 — October 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-339 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-341 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-342 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 15, 2012
C-343 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-344 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 5, 2011
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-346 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 5, 2011
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-347 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 5, 2011
C-349 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-351 — October 16, 2013 — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 5, 2011
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-352 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 5, 2011
C-353 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-354 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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).
C-356 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-356, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Dementia.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — November 29, 2011
Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — November 30, 2011
Mr. Brown (Barrie) — December 1, 2011
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 5, 2011
Ms. Ayala (Honoré-Mercier) — December 12, 2011
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-357 — October 16, 2013 — 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-357, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (arrears of benefits).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-358 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-358, An Act respecting the acquisition of Stelco Inc. by the United States Steel Corporation.
C-359 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-359, An Act to Protect Canadian Citizens Abroad.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-360 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-360, An Act to support Canadian professional football.
C-361 — October 16, 2013 — 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-361, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (minimum age of employment).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-362 — October 16, 2013 — 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-362, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (increase of maximum number of weeks: combined weeks of benefits).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-363 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts of Bill C-363, An Act respecting conscientious objection to the use of taxes for military purposes.
C-364 — October 16, 2013 — 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-364, An Act respecting the harmonization of holidays.
C-365 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-365, An Act to amend the Competition Act (inquiry into industry sector).
C-366 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-366, An Act to designate the month of June as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) Month.
C-367 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-367, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for dues paid to veterans' organizations).
C-368 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-368, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting age).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
C-369 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-369, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (no GST on batteries for medical and assistive devices).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 8, 2011
C-371 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville) — 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-371, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness of child) and another Act in consequence.
C-372 — October 16, 2013 — 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-372, An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members’ staff).
C-373 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-373, An Act to establish the Department of Peace.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — November 30, 2011
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 8, 2011
Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — January 25, 2012
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville) and Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) — February 29, 2012
Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh) and Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — March 1, 2012
Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) and Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — March 6, 2012
Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou) — March 7, 2012
Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) — March 23, 2012
Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston) — April 11, 2012
Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — February 5, 2013
Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — February 27, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-374 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-374, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act (rights of bill holders).
C-375 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-375, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (universal charger).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 9, 2011
C-376 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Mourani (Ahuntsic) — 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-376, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act (family leave).
C-378 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-378, An Act to prohibit sweatshop labour goods.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 9, 2011
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 1, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-379 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-379, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (visual recording of persons in their residence).
C-381 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-381, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Budget Officer).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — December 12, 2011
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — December 19, 2011
Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — February 13, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-382 — October 16, 2013 — 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-382, An Act respecting the appointment of a Minister of State (Education).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-384 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-384, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (publication of information).
C-385 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-385, An Act respecting ownership of uranium mines in Canada.
C-386 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-386, An Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning equipment) and to warn Canadians of the cancer risks of using tanning equipment.
C-387 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-387, An Act to establish Leif Erikson Day.
C-388 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-388, An Act to establish a National Vitamin D Day.
C-389 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Boivin (Gatineau) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill C-389, An Act to implement the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — February 24, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-390 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-390, An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of the use of chemical pesticides for certain purposes).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 15, 2012
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — March 1, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-391 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-391, An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (calling in of the cent).
C-392 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — 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-392, An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — March 1, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-393 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber) — February 13, 2012
C-395 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Nicholls (Vaudreuil—Soulanges) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-395, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transportation benefits).
C-396 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-396, An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — March 9, 2012
Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — March 12, 2012
Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) and Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — March 13, 2012
C-397 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-397, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (golfing expenses).
C-401 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-401, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (committee members).
C-402 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-402, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transportation workers).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — March 9, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-403 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-403, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (Civilian Investigation Service).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-404 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-404, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (denial of temporary resident visa application).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North) — March 6, 2012
C-405 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-405, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeal process for temporary resident visa applicants).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North) — March 6, 2012
C-406 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Boivin (Gatineau) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill C-406, An Act respecting the mandate of Status of Women Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — March 14, 2012
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — September 20, 2012
C-407 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill C-407, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (gender balanced representation).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — March 14, 2012
C-408 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-408, An Act to ensure that warning labels are affixed to products containing toxic substances.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — September 20, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-409 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) — 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-409, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (application for supplement).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — April 2, 2012
C-410 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-410, An Act to establish a Pan-Canadian Strategy for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI).
C-411 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-411, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease registry).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — April 10, 2012
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — April 27, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-412 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-412, An Act to amend the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (poverty reduction).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — April 10, 2012
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — April 27, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-415 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-415, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeals).
C-416 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-416, An Act to proclaim Edison Arantes do Nascimento an honorary citizen of Canada.
C-417 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-417, An Act to amend the Fish Inspection Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (importation and labelling of shark).
C-418 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Mourani (Ahuntsic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-418, An Act respecting the extraterritorial activities of Canadian businesses and entities, establishing the Canadian Extraterritorial Activities Review Commission and making consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-421 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-421, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (nitrate reduction).
C-422 — October 16, 2013 — 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-422, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (elimination of waiting period).
C-423 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — 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-423, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (labour dispute).
C-426 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Lapointe (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-426, An Act to amend the Species at Risk Act (funding of atlassing).
C-430 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-430, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation).
C-431 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-431, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (release of taxpayer’s notices of assessment).
C-432 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Lapointe (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-432, An Act to amend the Holidays Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (St. John the Baptist Day).
C-433 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Lapointe (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-433, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (student transportation).
C-434 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-434, An Act to prohibit the planting, cultivation, release, sale and importation of seeds incorporating or altered by variety-genetic use restriction technologies (V-GURTs), also called “Terminator technologies”, and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — June 20, 2012
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — September 20, 2012
C-435 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-435, An Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act (divorce and corollary relief).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-436 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — Second reading and reference [Committee Name] of Bill C-436, An Act to develop and provide for the publication of indicators to inform Canadians about the health and well-being of people, communities and ecosystems in Canada.
C-437 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-437, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (prohibition against the transportation of oil by oil tankers on Canada’s Pacific North Coast).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — September 20, 2012
C-438 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-438, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act (smokeless tobacco and little cigars).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — June 22, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-439 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-439, An Act respecting the rights of air passengers.
C-440 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-440, An Act to amend the Firearms Act (transfer).
C-441 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-441, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (shippers' protection).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — July 27, 2012
C-442 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-442, An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — June 22, 2012
Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — June 26, 2012
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — July 27, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
C-443 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-443, An Act to establish a National Health and Fitness Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni), Mr. Leung (Willowdale), Mr. Carmichael (Don Valley West) and Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — September 25, 2012
Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), Mr. Holder (London West), Mr. Regan (Halifax West), Ms. Leitch (Simcoe—Grey) and Mr. Weston (Saint John) — September 26, 2012
Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), Mr. Calkins (Wetaskiwin) and Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) — September 27, 2012
Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) — October 3, 2012
Mr. Galipeau (Ottawa—Orléans) — October 12, 2012
Mr. Menegakis (Richmond Hill) — October 17, 2012
C-445 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-445, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (genetic characteristics).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — October 23, 2012
C-446 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Leef (Yukon) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-446, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (blood samples).
C-447 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-447, An Act respecting the repeal and replacement of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant) — October 3, 2012
C-448 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-448, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (consent).
C-449 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Allen (Welland) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-449, An Act respecting a National Local Food Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — October 17, 2012
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — October 23, 2012
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
C-450 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-450, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting hours).
C-451 — October 16, 2013 — 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-451, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period for special benefits).
C-453 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-453, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (preventing and prosecuting fraudulent voice messages during election periods).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — October 23, 2012
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-454 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-454, An Act respecting an All Buffleheads Day.
C-455 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-455, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (electronic products recycling program).
C-456 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-456, An Act to amend the Excise Act, 2001 (spirits).
C-465 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-465, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park).
C-466 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-466, An Act to implement the recommendations of the Task Force for the Payments System Review.
C-467 — October 16, 2013 — 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-467, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (labour dispute).
C-468 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Mourani (Ahuntsic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-468, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act (agreement with provincial authority).
C-469 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-469, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas) — January 30, 2013
C-470 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-470, An Act respecting democratic constitutional change.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-471 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-471, An Act to designate the month of January as Tamil Heritage Month.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York), Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), Mr. Cash (Davenport), Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), Mr. Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber), Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), Mr. Nunez-Melo (Laval), Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston), Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North), Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Ms. Péclet (La Pointe-de-l'Île), Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Ms. Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds—Dollard), Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth) and Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest) — January 31, 2013
C-472 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-472, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (death benefit for parents).
C-477 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Allen (Welland) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-477, An Act to establish the Pan-Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-482 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-482, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (telecommunication device identifier).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-484 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-484, An Act Respecting the Amendment of the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-485 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-485, An Act to amend the Canada Petroleum Resources Act (transfer approval).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-486 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-486, An Act respecting corporate practices relating to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade and use of conflict minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — March 26, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-487 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — 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-487, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Income Tax Act (support for grandparents).
C-488 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-488, An Act respecting a National Hockey Day.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-490 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-490, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Boundary Waters—Voyageur Waterway and other rivers).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-491 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-491, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Bloodvein River and other rivers).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-492 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-492, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Shelburne River and other rivers).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-493 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Choquette (Drummond) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-493, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Ashuapmushuan River, Mistassini River and Peribonka River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-494 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cleary (St. John's South—Mount Pearl) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-494, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Main River and Bay du Nord River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-495 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-495, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Cowichan River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-496 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-496, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Kicking Horse River and Clearwater River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-497 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-497, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (St. Croix River, Restigouche River and Saint John River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-498 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-498, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (North Thames River, Middle Thames River and Thames River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — April 24, 2013
C-499 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-499, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Alsek River and other rivers).
C-500 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cleary (St. John's South—Mount Pearl) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-500, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (ocean watersheds).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — June 3, 2013
C-502 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-502, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Humber River).
C-503 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-503, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (local endorsement of candidate).
C-505 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-505, An Act to amend the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (powers of inquiry).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — May 6, 2013
C-506 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-506, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Don River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) and Mr. Cash (Davenport) — May 8, 2013
C-507 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-507, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (obstruction).
C-508 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts of Bill C-508, An Act to amend the Auditor General Act (obstruction).
C-509 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-509, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Goldstream River).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac), Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), Mr. Cleary (St. John's South—Mount Pearl), Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry), Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North), Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), Mr. Rankin (Victoria), Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) and Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — May 8, 2013
C-510 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-510, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief).
C-512 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-512, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (confidence motion).
C-514 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-514, An Act to designate the month of April as Punjabi Heritage Month.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North), Ms. Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds—Dollard), Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth), Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), Ms. Ashton (Churchill), Mr. Rankin (Victoria), Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) and Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — May 29, 2013
C-516 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-516, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (artist’s resale right).
C-519 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-519, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (motor vehicle fuel).
C-521 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-521, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Nottawasaga River).
C-522 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-522, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Saskatchewan lakes).
C-524 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-524, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising).
C-527 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-527, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Lake Joseph and other lakes and rivers).
C-528 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-528, An Act to provide funding for the conservation of national historic sites.
C-529 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-529, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Slave River).
C-530 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-530, An Act to establish the Trent-Severn Water Authority.
C-531 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-531, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transit operators).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — June 12, 2013
C-532 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-532, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Rouge River).
C-533 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-533, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protecting public transportation workers).
C-534 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-534, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Abitibi and Témiscamingue regions).
C-535 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-535, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vallée-de-l’Or, Anishinabe Aki and Eeyou Istchee regions).
C-536 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-536, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Trout Lake).
C-537 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-537, An Act to ensure legislative compliance with the Canadian Bill of Rights and the Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
C-538 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-538, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Bear Creek).
C-539 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-539, An Act to promote local foods.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 20, 2013
C-540 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-540, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (non-consensual making or distributing of intimate images).
C-541 — October 21, 2013 — Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-541, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), Mr. Rousseau (Compton—Stanstead), Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Ms. Ayala (Honoré-Mercier), Mr. Jacob (Brome—Missisquoi), Mr. Rankin (Victoria), Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York) and Mr. Brahmi (Saint-Jean) — October 21, 2013
Mr. Mai (Brossard—La Prairie), Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville), Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), Mr. Nicholls (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), Mr. Blanchette (Louis-Hébert), Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), Mr. Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber) and Ms. Raynault (Joliette) — October 23, 2013
C-542 — October 21, 2013 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — 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-542, An Act to establish a National Urban Workers Strategy.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), Mr. Rankin (Victoria), Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), Ms. Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles), Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York), Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) and Ms. Ayala (Honoré-Mercier) — October 21, 2013
C-543 — October 23, 2013 — Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-543, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Peel River).
C-544 — October 24, 2013 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — Second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill C-544, An Act to amend the Auditor General Act (government advertising).

Notices of Motions

M-1 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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-41 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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-161 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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-203 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the EcoAuto rebate program.
M-224 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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-231 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a Supplemental Canada Pension Plan.
M-239 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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-275 — October 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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 — October 16, 2013 — 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".
M-294 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That in the opinion of this House, the government should: (a) immediately initiate discussions with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for agriculture, education and health to develop a comprehensive pan-Canadian school nutrition initiative; and (b) fully fund on-reserve aboriginal student meals.
M-295 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) act immediately to address the steep decline in the health of our oceans and to support communities that depend on healthy oceans for their long-term sustainability; (b) work with partners to establish 12 new marine protected areas by the end of 2012; (c) take all steps possible to meet Canada’s international commitments to create a network of marine protected areas by 2012; and (d) protect ten percent of our ocean estate by 2020.
M-296 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should expand access for all Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans to long term care facilities, veterans' hospitals and departmental contract beds, with the cost of care provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.
M-297 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) launch a campaign that expressly denounces gender violence as unacceptable behavior, and that emphasizes prevention and societal responsibility; (b) seek to combat the underlying socio-economic causes for gender violence, including the active promotion of gender equity for Canadians; (c) reinstate the word "equality" in Status of Women Canada's organizational goals; (d) reinstate funding for Status of Women Canada to 2006 levels, adjusted to the costs of living for 2011, including funds dedicated to the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program; and (e) encourage federal departments and agencies to provide employees with training in gender sensitivity, gender violence issues, and sexual harassment awareness and prevention.
M-298 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider helping the forestry industry integrate new bio-technologies with traditional forest products with the goal of promoting the increased use of clean energy, higher employment, and more rapid economic recovery by implementing the following measures: (a) developing a made-in-Canada clean energy action plan that will help Canada become a clean energy economy and advance the development of Canadian technology; (b) creating a repayable revolving fund that addresses the need for capital investment in clean energy; (c) establishing a capital investment tax credit to encourage private sector investment in a new, integrated forest products industry; (d) expanding and extending existing government programs that drive the integration of clean technology in the forest products industry; and (e) increasing investment in research, development and innovation.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — December 14, 2011
M-299 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider responding to the decade-long crisis in the forestry sector by immediately convening the first bi-annual national forestry summit with representatives from the provinces, municipalities, forestry related industries, labour unions, First Nation leaders, environmentalists, and financial institutions to discuss the nature of the crisis and to develop a comprehensive forestry strategy to promote growth within the forestry sector that benefits the forestry industry, forestry dependent families, and forestry dependent communities.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — December 14, 2011
M-300 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) consider committing to monitoring the implementation of potentially unfair subsidies and trade practices related to the forestry sector in foreign jurisdictions, such as the former Black Liquor tax credit and the Biomass Crop Assistance Plan regimes in the United States; and (b) as appropriate, negotiate an end to those subsidies or match the benefits for domestic producers dollar for dollar.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — December 14, 2011
M-301 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) funding alloted to the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) should be indexed annually to the rising cost of living; (b) the indexing should be retroactive for all years in which it did not take place; (c) a quantitative assessment of actual homelessness needs in Canada should be done in partnership with community organizations offering services to homeless people or people with no permanent address; (d) an assessment should be done each time a program ends in order to reassess needs and avoid cuts in services to homeless people or people with no permanent address; (e) HPS funding should be significantly increased, taking into account the real needs reported in such an assessment; and (f) funds should be made available early in the next fiscal year to avoid unnecessary delays for organizations in need or an interruption in services for homeless people or people with no permanent address.
M-302 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce legislative measures to require the mandatory registration of all clinical medical trials conducted within Canada.
M-303 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce the legislation and regulatory framework required to establish and fund a national registry of clinical trials in Canada.
M-304 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada should, within 18 months and after broad public consultation, recommend to the House detailed options for a more proportional system of representation for electing Members of Parliament.
M-305 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) reverse the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s decision to end the Video Relay Service (VRS) trial program hosted by Telus-Sorensen which covered the region of British Columbia and Alberta; (b) restore the VRS; and (c) immediately adopt VRS technology, in both official languages and in American Sign Language and Quebec Sign Language as needed, as an option for Canadian deaf persons who require services that facilitate phone conversations, in addition to the current text-based Message Relay Service.
M-306 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately initiate discussions with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for health to develop a comprehensive pan-Canadian strategy for rare disorders.
M-308 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately: (a) initiate negotiations with the United States of America to reduce passport fees in both countries as a way to increase and facilitate tourism and trade; and (b) promote a limited-time, two-for-one passport renewal or new application fee, based on a mutual agreement with the United States.
M-309 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Industry should: (a) review existing shortfalls with the National Building Code that impact fire safety; (b) specify that first responder safety be used as the basis of a code change request; and (c) ensure that fire safety is written into the code as a core requirement in the 2015 code review cycle.
M-310 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should open a High Commission in Fiji at the earliest convenience.
M-311 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the richness of the Tamil language, arts and culture, and the history, traditions and achievements of the Tamil-Canadian community and its contribution to Canadian society, and designate every January as Tamil Heritage Month.
M-316 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — That, in the opinion of the House, it is shameful that the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000, as set out in a resolution of the House in 1989, has not been met.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), Mr. Fortin (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia) and Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso) — February 15, 2012
M-317 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should encourage Canadians to raise awareness of the magnitude of modern day slavery in Canada and abroad and to take steps to combat human trafficking, and should do so by designating the 22nd day of February each year as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, to coincide with the anniversary of the unanimous declaration of the House to condemn all forms of human trafficking and slavery on February 22, 2007.
M-318 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Standing Orders should be amended and a new system should be created to allow Members of Parliament to sponsor electronic petitions on the Parliamentary website in the following manner: (a) unless otherwise stated, or not applicable, the requirements and guidelines for electronic petitions would be the same as the current requirements and guidelines for written petitions; (b) the Clerk of Petitions could invalidate an electronic petition if (i) it duplicates a petition that is already on the Parliamentary website, (ii) it does not follow the current requirements and guidelines for petitions; (c) the grounds on which a petition has been rejected would be posted on the Parliamentary website by the Clerk of Petitions; (d) an electronic petition would be posted on the Parliamentary website for an active submissions period of six months; (e) the Parliamentary website would indicate, for every petition therein, (i) the number of signatures collected, (ii) the date at which the petition would expire; (f) the names of the petitioners would not be posted online; (g) the House would put measures in place to avoid any spamming or automated signatures of electronic petitions; (h) upon reaching 50,000 signatures, (i) the petition would be submitted to the Speaker of the House, who would allocate one hour of debate on the petition in the House, unless there are grounds to dismiss the debate, (ii) this hour would be an extension of the normal sitting hours and would not change the order of business of the House, (iii) in particular, no debate on two petitions that are substantially the same would be allowed during the same session, (iv) if the Speaker of the House dismisses a debate, the grounds on which the decision was made would be posted on the Parliamentary website, (v) the petition would remain online until the expiry of the six-month period; (i) once an electronic petition would reach 25 signatures and would have expired on the Parliamentary website, the government would post its response to the petition on the Parliamentary website within 45 days after the expiry; and (j) online petitions would not replace the current paper petition system.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan), Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac), Mr. Nicholls (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), Ms. Raynault (Joliette), Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Mr. Choquette (Drummond), Mr. Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber), Mr. Harris (St. John's East), Mr. Allen (Welland), Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), Mr. Dionne Labelle (Rivière-du-Nord), Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), Mr. Blanchette (Louis-Hébert), Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York) and Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke) — February 16, 2012
M-320 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That the House recognize Vaclav Havel for his courage, commitment to democratic values and solidarity with democratic dissidents throughout the world, and that it reaffirm Canada’s commitment to the causes of freedom, democracy, and human rights for which Vaclav Havel stood.
M-321 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognise that Environment Canada’s ability to protect environmental and human health depends on scientific excellence and integrity; (b) ensure that Environment Canada’s programmes and scientists be fully funded to support scientific excellence; (c) ensure that Environment Canada’s policies, decisions, guidance and regulations that impact the lives of Canadians be based on the highest quality science; (d) develop a scientific integrity policy to foster the highest degree of accountability, integrity, and transparency in conducting, utilising, and communicating science within and outside Environment Canada, and to protect the department’s scientific findings from being altered, distorted or suppressed.
M-322 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) renew its commitment to the environment and sustainable development; (b) meet international environmental and sustainable development goals to which it has committed; (c) review its progress to date regarding the environment and sustainable development, and identify any gaps in its implementation of the Canada Federal Sustainable Development Strategy; (d) identify new and emerging challenges within Canada and internationally; and (e) commit to taking a leadership role at RIO + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and commit to working constructively towards a successful conference with practical results.
M-323 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that it does not face a choice between saving our economy and saving our environment, but rather between being a producer and consumer in the old economy, and being a leader in the new economy; (b) recognize that Canada, having invested $3 billion in green stimulus spending, has lagged in its efforts to green its economy compared with the United States ($112 billion) and China ($221 billion); (c) initiate discussions with provinces, territories, municipalities, labour organizations, industry sectors, First Nations and others to develop a green economy strategy for Canada, with goals for 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030; (d) ensure that its development strategy include skills development, training programs, certification courses, and transitional policies for workers and communities whose jobs could be lost or significantly changed by the shift to a greener economy; and (e) publish the employment consequences of new federal policies in an annual report to Parliament.
M-324 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) accept the science of climate change; (b) table a comprehensive climate change plan, in preference to a sector-by-sector approach; (c) commit to attaining the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals that it has supported internationally, namely, for 2020, a domestic emission target of 17% below the 2005 level; and (d) commit to making a fair contribution to achieving the goal of staying below a 2°C increase in global average surface temperature relative to the pre-industrial level.
M-325 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that 84% of Canadian thought leaders from academia, government, industry, institutions and non-profit organizations give poor ratings to Canada’s dependence on fossil fuels and carbon pricing; (b) recognize that 69% of Canadian thought leaders view federal government leadership as the key factor affecting implementation of sustainable energy solutions; (c) recognize that non-renewable, high-carbon energy sources are unsustainable, and that Canada must plan for a transition to more sustainable energy sources; (d) recognize the need for a national sustainable energy and economic growth strategy to position Canada to succeed in the global economy; (e) accept moral and intergenerational responsibility, and make progress on its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction target; (f) recognize that the opportunity to maintain the average global temperature rise at less than 2°C relative to the pre-industrial temperature level is in serious danger; and (g) develop a pan-Canadian sustainable energy strategy with goals and targets for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation.
M-326 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a pan-Canadian plan for energy efficiency, which sets targets for increased energy efficiency for the years 2020, 2030, 2040 and 2050.
M-327 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop targets for the deployment of low-impact renewable energy in Canada for the years 2020, 2030, 2040 and 2050, and an action plan to achieve the established targets.
M-328 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a strategy for sustainable transportation in Canada that sets targets for 2020, 2030, 2040 and 2050.
M-329 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a fund for climate neutral pilot projects for municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible, and to use carbon offsets to neutralize unavoidable emissions.
M-330 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) initiate discussions with the Province of Alberta, industry sectors, labour organizations, municipalities, First Nations and others to develop a long-term plan for management of the oil sands including, but not limited to, regulating the pace and scale of development; (b) ensure that progress be made to protect air quality, boreal forest ecosystems, water, and other natural resources; (c) ensure that appropriate scientific assessments be undertaken to investigate the potential environmental and human health impacts of oil sands development; and (d) table solutions to protect and remediate the environment.
M-332 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, members of the African National Congress of South Africa should be not presumed inadmissible to Canada solely on the basis of their membership in this organization.
M-333 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate 2014 as the “Year of the Brain” in order to: (a) increase the public profile of the importance of optimizing brain health and reducing the burden of brain disease on individuals and their families; (b) seize the vital opportunity to maintain brain health and decrease the stigma associated with neurological and psychiatric conditions through nationwide education; (c) support those with brain disorders by enhancing the pace of scientific discovery, the availability of compassionate, coordinated, and effective care; (d) draw political attention to the human and economic costs of brain disease, now and in the future; (e) build international collaborations in education and science to enhance brain health across the world; and (f) leave a lasting legacy in Canada of increased awareness and better understanding of brain health and disease, and improved diagnoses and treatments.
M-334 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that the brain is the most vital organ in our body as it defines the very essence of who we are; (b) recognize that the brain keeps us alive and responsive to our environment; (c) recognize that if the brain does not work properly every aspect of life may be compromised; (d) recognize that one in three, or 10 million, Canadians will be affected by a neurological, psychiatric disorder or injury at some point in their lives; (e) recognize that common threads link many neurological and psychiatric brain conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Fronto-temporal dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia, namely, that there are no cures and no effective treatments that consistently slow or stop their course; and (f) develop a pan-Canadian brain strategy in Canada.
M-335 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, a pan-Canadian brain strategy should include: (a) a sustained education and awareness campaign to prevent brain disease, disorder and injury, and decrease the stigma associated with neurological and psychiatric conditions; (b) better understanding of what these conditions are and how they impact individuals and society, and a more inclusive society in which people with brain conditions are fully engaged, productive citizens; (c) a pan-Canadian brain injury prevention strategy to reduce the incidence of acquired brain and spinal cord injuries; (d) an integrated treatment and support program to maximize the quality of life experience of those living with brain disorders; (e) a plan to protect people with brain conditions and their families from genetic discrimination, including legislation that prevents employers and insurers from inducing applicants to take genetic tests and from receiving genetic information for the purposes of assessing the liability of the applicant; (f) assurance that people disabled by neurological and/or psychiatric conditions and their families are protected from poverty; (g) support for the valuable role played by family and informal caregivers; (h) an accelerated and targeted investment in neuroscience research; and (i) a standing round table on the development and roll-out of a pan-Canadian brain strategy involving leaders from the federal health portfolio, provincial and territorial policymakers, researchers, representatives from the neurological and mental health charities, and all stakeholders, including, but not limited to, patients, their families and caregivers, health professionals, and service providers.
M-336 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that the level of support will need to be increased until such time as brain diseases are being successfully overcome therapeutically; (b) provide transformative multi-investigator grants to accelerate research from discovery to the development of new treatments and therapies for neurological and psychiatric diseases; (c) develop a coordinated pan-Canadian program to develop technology platforms in neurogenomics, neuroimaging, neuroproteomics, and disease models; and (d) fund a pan-Canadian training program to nurture the next generation of neuroscientists, with stable funding for a period of four years.
M-337 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that, in a globalized competitive world, it is Canadian brain power that will determine Canada's success economically; and (b) strengthen research in critical neurological and psychiatric disorders, promote innovation and knowledge transfer, and ensure innovative ideas are turned into new products and services that create growth, quality jobs and address neurological and psychiatric disease and disorders.
M-338 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) Inuit, First Nations, Métis and urban aboriginal women and women's organizations should lead development of sectoral national housing strategies for the populations they represent; (b) the government should (i) institute a national housing strategy that is inclusive of women and lives up to the government's human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which guarantees the right to an adequate standard of living and adequate housing; (ii) establish, within that strategy, national standards for design, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies for housing support programs that meet the specific needs of women, (iii) ensure, by means of the strategy, that women's housing needs across their lifespan are met through an adequate supply of housing available to women according to the principles of equality and non-discrimination.
M-339 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, in preparation for June's Rio+20 conference, the government should: (a) table in Parliament how it will meet its existing international environmental and sustainable development commitments; and (b) specifically, table how it intends to meet the goals of the Copenhagen Accord and contribute its fair share to fill the megatonne gap (i.e., the shortfall between existing mitigation commitments and the emissions reductions necessary to prevent serious climate change).
M-340 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended:

(a) by deleting Standing Order 86(1) and replacing it with the following:

“86. (1)(a) Any one Member may give notice of an item of Private Members’ Business, and may do so, if he or she chooses, in conjunction with up to as many other Members as the number of parties with official status in the House of Commons minus one.

(b) Any Member sponsoring an item of Private Members’ Business with another Member may move a motion related to that item with the consent of all the other sponsoring Members of the item, and such a motion will stand in the name of all sponsors of the item.”

(b) by deleting Standing Order 86(2) and replacing it with the following:

“(2) Notwithstanding the usual practices of the House, not more than twenty Members may jointly second an item under Private Members' Business and may indicate their desire to second any motion in conjunction with the Member or Members in whose name or names it first appeared on the Notice Paper, by so indicating, in writing to the Clerk of the House, at any time prior to the item being proposed.”

(c) by inserting the following new section immediately after Standing Order 87(1)(a)(iii):

“(iv) An item of Private Members’ Business shall not be dropped from the Order Paper if one or more sponsoring Members become ineligible, unless all sponsors become ineligible.”

(d) by deleting Standing Order 87(1)(d) and replacing it with the following:

“(d) Not later than the ordinary hour of daily adjournment on the second sitting day after the day on which the order of precedence is established or replenished, a Member whose name has been placed in the order of precedence may indicate that he or she wishes to have his or her item designated non-votable by informing the Clerk in writing through a notice signed by all sponsors of that item.

(e) The names of the Members sponsoring an item are removed from the List for the Consideration of Private Members’ Business once the item has been placed in the order of precedence.”

(e) by deleting Standing Order 90 and replacing it with the following:

“90. Except as provided pursuant to Standing Order 96, after any bill or other order standing in the name of a private Member or Members has been considered in the House or in any Committee of the Whole and any proceeding thereon has been adjourned or interrupted, the said bill or order shall be placed on the Order Paper for the next sitting at the bottom of the order of precedence under the respective heading for such bills or orders.”

(f) by deleting Standing Order 92(1)(b)(ii) and replacing it with the following:

“(ii) all the sponsors of the item have waived the right to appeal by so notifying the Speaker in writing.”

(g) by deleting Standing Order 92(2) and replacing it with the following:

“(2) Within five sitting days of the deposit of a report referred to in paragraph (1)(a) of this Standing Order, the sponsor or sponsors of an item that is the object of the report shall have the opportunity to appear before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and to provide a written submission to the Committee to explain why the item should be votable.”

(h) by deleting Standing Order 92(4)(a) and replacing it with the following:

“(4)(a) Where a report pursuant to paragraph (3)(a) of this Standing Order has been presented to the House, any sponsor of the item which is the object of the report may appeal the decision of the Committee by filing with the Speaker within five sitting days of the presentation of the said report, a motion to that effect signed by all sponsors of the item and five other Members of the House representing a majority of the recognized parties in the House, and, if no appeal is filed with the Speaker during the period provided for in this paragraph, or if all the sponsors have waived the right to appeal by so notifying the Speaker in writing, the report is deemed adopted.”

(i) by deleting Standing Order 92.1(1) and replacing it with the following:

“92.1(1) Where a report pursuant to Standing Order 92(3)(a) has been presented to the House, any sponsor of the item that has been designated non-votable may, within five sitting days of the presentation of the said report, give written notice signed by all sponsors of the item of his or her intention to substitute another item of Private Members’ Business for the item designated non-votable.”

(j) by deleting Standing Order 92.1(2) and replacing it with the following:

“(2) When notice has been given pursuant to section (1) of this Standing Order, the sponsor of the item, or all sponsors in the case of an item with multiple sponsors, who has or have other notices of motion on the Order Paper or Notice Paper or bills on the Order Paper set down for consideration at the second reading stage shall, when forwarding that notice, inform the Clerk which of their items is to replace the non-votable item in the order of precedence and, notwithstanding any other Standing Order, that item shall retain its place in the order of precedence and shall remain subject to the application of Standing Orders 86 to 99.”

(k) by deleting Standing Order 92.1(3) and replacing it with the following:

“(3) When notice has been given pursuant to section (1) of this Standing Order, the sponsor or sponsors of the item without a notice of motion on the Order Paper or Notice Paper or a bill on the Order Paper set down for consideration at the second reading stage shall, within 20 days of the deposit of the report pursuant to Standing Order 92(3)(a), have another notice of motion on the Order Paper or Notice Paper or a bill on the Order Paper set down for consideration at the second reading stage and, notwithstanding any other Standing Order, that item shall be placed at the bottom of the order of precedence and shall remain subject to the application of Standing Orders 86 to 99.”

(l) by deleting Standing Order 93(3) and replacing it with the following:

“(3) Amendments to motions and to the motion for the second reading of a bill may only be moved with the consent of all sponsors of the item.”

(m) by deleting Standing Order 94(2)(a) and replacing it with the following:

“(2)(a) When any Member has given at least forty-eight hours' written notice that he or she is unable to be present to move his or her motion under Private Members' Business on the date required by the order of precedence, the Speaker, with permission of the Members involved, may arrange for an exchange of positions in the order of precedence with a Member or Members whose motion or bill has been placed in the order of precedence, provided that, with respect to the Member or Members accepting the exchange, all of the requirements of Standing Order 92 necessary for the item to be called for debate have been complied with.”

(n) by deleting Standing Order 94(2)(c)(i) and replacing it with the following:

“(i) the sponsor or sponsors shall be prohibited from requesting an exchange pursuant to Standing Order 94(2)(a); and”

(o) by deleting Standing Order 95(1) and replacing it with the following:

“95. (1) When an item of Private Members' Business that is votable is under consideration, the Member moving the motion shall speak for not more than fifteen minutes followed by a five-minute period for questions and comments. When an item is sponsored by more than one Member, the sponsors wishing to speak shall share equally a total of fifteen minutes followed by a five-minute period of questions and comments. Thereafter, no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes. The Member or Members moving the motion shall, if desired, speak again for not more than five minutes, shared equally by sponsors wishing to speak, at the conclusion of the second hour of debate, or earlier if no other Member rises in debate.”

(p) by deleting Standing Order 95(2) and replacing it with the following:

“(2) When an item of Private Members' Business that is not votable is proposed, the Member moving the motion shall speak for not more than fifteen minutes. When such an item is proposed by more than one Member, the sponsors wishing to speak shall share equally a total of fifteen minutes. Thereafter, no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes for a period not exceeding forty minutes. After forty minutes, or earlier if no other Member rises in debate, any Member moving the motion shall, if he or she chooses, speak again for not more than five minutes, shared equally by all Members moving the motion who wish to speak. Debate is thereby concluded.”;

and that the Clerk be authorized to make any required editorial and consequential amendments

M-341 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should change the mandate of the National Seniors Council to operate independently from the offices of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and the Minister of State (Seniors), to publish reports under its own authority, and to function independently in carrying out responsibilities to the Council’s work, while executing administrative and financial responsibilities according to public service standards.
M-342 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take all steps necessary to require banks to participate in the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments dispute resolution mechanism and to ensure that the Ombudsman’s rulings are legally binding.
M-343 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize: (a) that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the spectrum of serious, life-long disorders caused by prenatal alcohol exposure; (b) that prenatal alcohol exposure can cause brain damage, behavioural and cognitive impairments, birth defects, growth restriction, and life-long disabilities; (c) that the only prevention for FASD is for women not to consume alcohol while pregnant and to receive social support and effective treatment; (d) that there is a tremendous need for research focussing on surveillance, prevention, treatment, and support services for individuals with FASD and for women with substance use problems who give birth to children with FASD; and (e) that the level of support will need to be increased while children with FASD continue to be born.
M-344 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize: (a) that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a complex biomedical and social problem; (b) that adequate support is required for families, communities, and within caregiver and educational systems; and (c) that children born with FASD should be afforded supports that will give them the best chance at a life equal to those of other Canadian citizens.
M-345 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider advancing research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in many areas, including, but not limited to: (a) the determination of behavioural and drug therapies for initiating and sustaining recovery for alcohol-dependent women; (b) the identification of foetal and maternal risk factors that increase susceptibility to FASD; (c) the development of improved technological approaches for the diagnosis of FASD and their application in telemedicine; (d) the identification of biological markers to indicate foetal alcohol exposure; (e) increased basic research to uncover the mechanisms of alcohol's effect on the developing embryo and to develop pre- and postnatal interventions to mitigate the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure; and (f) the development of interventions to address deficits in neuro-cognitive function for individuals with FASD across their lifespan.
M-346 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider: (a) conducting public health prevention research to identify evidence-based research strategies for reducing alcohol-exposed pregnancies and to identify strategies to reduce harm where pregnancies have been alcohol-exposed; and (b) disseminating and providing the necessary training and support to implement identified, evidence-based strategies for (i) alcohol treatment centres, (ii) women's shelters, (iii) health centres, hospitals, and other appropriate healthcare providers, (iv) detainment, judicial and other incarceration facilities for juveniles and adults, (v) educational settings, (vi) child welfare, child and youth care, and social work offices, (vii) other entities considered to be appropriate.
M-347 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop informational resources regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) that would prepare medical, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, and education professionals to: (a) identify and educate women who are at risk for alcohol consumption during pregnancy; (b) provide support for women at risk for alcohol consumption during pregnancy; (c) provide screening for children for FASD; and (d) access support and treatment services for FASD.
M-348 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider funding pilot projects to identify and implement best practices for: (a) educating adoption or foster care agency officials about available and necessary services for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); (b) supporting early interventions and assessment to improve function; (c) educating children with FASD; (d) providing educational services to birth, foster, and adoptive families of individuals with FASD; (e) providing assistance with parenting; and (f) training mentors for individuals with FASD.
M-349 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider funding pilot projects to establish integrated systems for transitional services for adults affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and evaluate their effectiveness, including: (a) housing assistance; (b) in-home monitoring and support; (c) vocational training and placement services; (d) medication monitoring services; and (e) training and support to organizations providing services.
M-350 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider: (a) conducting training on a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) surveillance campaign for the Department of Justice; (b) implementing screening procedures for FASD; (c) educating attorneys, child advocates, child welfare case workers, judges, law enforcement officers, prison wardens, and probation officers on how to treat and support individuals affected by FASD within the criminal justice system; (d) investigating incorporating information about the identification, prevention, and treatment of FASD into justice professionals` credentialing requirements; (e) identifying gaps and inadequacies in how the current system processes youth and adults with FASD; (f) identifying alternative methods of incarceration and treatment that are more effective for offenders identified to have FASD; and (g) working with FASD professionals to implement transition programs for youth and adults with FASD who are released from incarceration.
M-351 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should officially apologize in the House to the South Asian community and to the individuals impacted in the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, in which passengers were prevented from landing in Canada.
M-352 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the economic importance of the Katimavik program to over 90 communities across Canada that benefit from the program; (b) recognize the importance of the relationship between the Katimavik program and hundreds of not-for-profit organizations across Canada; (c) promote and support youth programs, such as Katimavik, that teach youth the merits and the importance of volunteering, civic engagement and bilingualism; (d) recognize that Katimavik promotes important intercultural exchanges between English and French Canada; (e) reinstate the $14 million per year funding to the Katimavik program; and (f) work with all Members of the House to address any concerns they might have with the running of the program.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — April 5, 2012
M-353 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hayes (Sault Ste. Marie) — That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a comprehensive study on the subject of education programs in Canada that prevent violence against women, and report its finding to the House within one year of the study's initiation.
M-355 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should convene a panel of expert witnesses and hold public hearings, to review the need to update Safety Code 6, based on recent scientific evidence that existing requirements do not adequately protect the safety and health of Canadians, particularly those individuals who are electro-sensitive, in light of increasing exposure to non-ionizing microwave radiation, such as Smart Meters.
M-356 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the national interest of clean, efficient, quiet and modern rail transportation for Toronto, including between its major airport and its key rail hub, and should urge the province of Ontario and Metrolinx to alter the current plans for the Union-Pearson Air-Rail Link and express its strong preference for the full electrification of the service from the start rather than running diesel trains, the inclusion of additional stops, and the affordability of Air-Rail Link trips using current public transit fares.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston) — April 27, 2012
M-357 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately announce a timeline and deliver funding for Rouge Park to be officially designated the first urban National Park in Canada.
M-358 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the growing body of scientific evidence linking neonicotinoid pesticide use to decline in populations of honey bees and other pollinators, including recent findings by Dr. Jeffrey Pettis of the United States Department of Agriculture; and (b) impose a ban on the use of this group of systemic pesticides everywhere in Canada.
M-359 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should specify all areas of scientific research and partnerships that it intends to cut, and how each identified cut is projected to impact decision-making and the development of public policy.
M-360 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in respect to the repeal of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), identify: (a) the impacts on regulatory decision-making, risks of project-specific and cumulative environmental impacts, and risk mitigation by developers; (b) the adequacy of the environmental assessment process in each province and territory, and the projected costs of changes to the CEAA for each province and territory; and (c) the impacts of industrial projects that cross provincial borders.
M-361 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that: (a) the International Union of Phlebology classifies chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) as a congenital venous malformation; (b) 30,000 individuals have been treated for CCSVI in 60 countries; (c) there is a preponderance of positive CCSVI studies using multi-modal imaging to determine diagnosis; (d) there have been three major safety studies of the CCSVI procedure involving over 1,000 patients; (e) venous angioplasty is routinely used to treat such conditions as Budd-Chiari disease (hepatic vein), May-Thurner syndrome (iliac vein), and renal veins in dialysis patients; (f) there are three FDA-approved Phase II clinical trials underway in the United States; (g) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the United Kingdom is calling for “robust controlled clinical trials”; and (h) many reputable American and Canadian physicians/researchers support adaptive Phase II/III clinical trials for CCSVI in Canada.
M-362 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that cancellations of medical appointments and mandatory tests, denials of treatment, and threatening of individuals following treatment for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is continuing; (b) work with the provinces and territories and all relevant stakeholders to bridge the polarization that exists between various factions of the medical community regarding CCSVI; (c) work with the provinces and territories and all relevant stakeholders to prevent those treated for CCSVI from being denied follow-up care; and (d) work with the provinces and territories to define appropriate follow-up care for CCSVI through consultation with physicians and other health care professionals who have been or who are actively engaged in treating CCSVI.
M-363 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, with respect to clinical trials for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI): (a) publish the names, credentials, and declarations of conflicts of interest of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research-appointed international review board; (b) publish the criteria used to select the winning bid; (c) publish the estimated timelines for the clinical trial(s) and sources of funding; (d) ensure that the winning bid takes into consideration the key design elements of existing FDA-approved trials on CCSVI; (e) ensure that those undertaking diagnosis and treatment are properly trained and experienced in treating CCSVI; (f) ensure clinical outcome measures, primary, secondary, and tertiary therapeutic end points, and safety measures are specified; and (g) determine whether there will be a formal independent Data Safety Review Board.
M-364 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop, in collaboration with the provinces and the territories, a research agenda focused on the care of those living with multiple sclerosis (MS) including: (a) the establishment of goals of care for people with MS; (b) consultation with Canadians living with MS to determine how they can be better served by the Canadian health care system, what challenges they have faced in dealing with it, and how these can be best overcome; (c) a determination of the current medical understanding of the natural history of MS from the perspective of people living with MS; (d) the establishment of working groups of medical doctors, scientists, and persons with MS to provide a detailed description of what it is like to be a person with MS, the range of symptoms requiring medical intervention, how their disease might have been better diagnosed, the need for more timely treatment, and whether the right research questions are being asked about MS; (e) a determination of how best to provide patient-centered evidenced-based options for care that target improved quality of life and reduced progression of disease; and (f) a determination of what epidemiological studies and family history monitoring will be necessary to ensure the earliest possible diagnosis of MS.
M-365 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should organize an interdisciplinary conference (e.g., general practitioners, interventional radiologists, neurologists, nutritionists, osteopaths, physiotherapists, speech therapists, people with multiple sclerosis (MS), etc.) focused on: (a) developing patient-centred care for MS; (b) bridging the gaps so no one falls through the cracks; (c) improving quality of life; (d) better learning the patient’s experience with the disease; (e) better supporting their needs; (f) developing methods that measure improvements in quality of life; and (g) providing educational materials of new science for medical students, healthcare professionals, and people with MS.
M-366 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that: (a) dementia is not a normal part of aging; (b) due to aging population demographics, dementia is an increasing concern in terms of health care and health economics and is, therefore, a critical public health priority and that the time to act is now; (c) the World Health Organization and Alzheimer's Disease International report, “Dementia: A Public Health Priority,” and the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s report, “Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society,” are wake-up calls compelling us to plan for the impact of dementia on our citizenry’s well-being and on the viability of our nation’s health-care system; (d) dementia will affect 1.1 million Canadians in less than 25 years, that the economic costs are expected to increase tenfold to $153 billion a year, and that if given appropriate support, many people can and should be enabled to prolong their engagement and contributions within society and have a good quality of life; (e) dementia is overwhelming for caregivers and that we have a moral responsibility as a nation to provide adequate financial, healthcare, legal and social support to all Canadian families facing this burden; (f) while five of the G7 countries have a nation-wide dementia plan or have committed to creating a societal dementia plan, Canada is lagging behind; and (g) there is a need to plan for the impact of dementia by (i) promoting a dementia-friendly society, (ii) making dementia a national public health and social care priority, (iii) improving public and professional attitudes to, and understanding of, dementia, (iv) replicating some of the evidence-based approaches and solutions already adopted by countries to tackle dementia, and particularly, (v) prioritizing research, (vi) raising awareness about prevention, (vii) promoting early diagnosis and management, (viii) strengthening workforce training and capacity, (ix) implementing responsive care and health service delivery, especially for caregivers.
M-367 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, as part of a dementia plan, recognize that: (a) hospitalization occurs at least three times more often for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease than for age-matched older adults without the disease, with the clinical outcomes of hospitalization being worse for patients with Alzheimer’s disease; (b) dementia is the primary cause of long-term care institutionalization among elderly Canadians; (c) persons with dementia are currently being cared for in locations (e.g., emergency departments, hospitals, and long-term care) that can be prohibitively expensive; (d) dementia is a significant expense in terms of healthcare costs and healthcare resources, and that these will increase given the rapidly increasing numbers of persons with dementia; (e) patients with dementia spend a far longer time in fully dependent care situations than patients who die of virtually any other cause, exacerbating the health economics crisis of dementia; (f) the Canadian Institute for Health Information report, “ALC in Canada,” and the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences report, “Health System Use by Frail Ontario Seniors,” demonstrate that the hospital Alternate Level of Care (ALC) crisis cannot be solved without a community-based dementia strategy, designed to keep persons with dementia safely at home for as long as possible; (g) a community-based dementia strategy would decrease emergency department overcrowding, would reduce hospitalizations, would decrease ALC rates and would delay long-term bed placement, thereby freeing-up hospital beds, decreasing hospital overcrowding, improving wait times, decreasing the number of new nursing homes that will need to be built, and saving money; (h) persons with dementia respond poorly when shifted among various specialists and hospital stays for their overlying disorders, rather than when handled in a single and integrated familiar situation; (i) moving care from acute care and long-term care to the community could enable many people suffering from dementia to have an improved quality of life and continue to engage and contribute within society; and (j) recognize that moving care from acute care and long-term care aligns with the recommendations of the Ontario Drummond report and the Walker ALC report.
M-368 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, all televised statements, debates, and committee meetings of the House of Commons should be closed-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing in both official languages, in addition to Question Period.
M-369 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that: (a) Canadian patients who suffer from rare disorders lack access to clinical trials and new drugs that are available in other countries; (b) it is essential to ensure that all patients have equal and timely access to therapies for life-threatening and debilitating diseases; (c) continuing research investment by Canadians in genomics, proteomics, cell therapy and regenerative medicine will lead to the development of new therapies for rare disorders; (d) it is reasonable to assume that many new therapies for rare disorders will not be brought to market due to the low number of patients relative to the high cost of development; (e) Canada is one of few developed countries to lack a definition for rare disorders; (f) policies enacted in other countries to encourage the development of treatment of rare disorders have enabled the development of new treatments for patients; (g) Parliament has previously called for a national drug policy to be implemented in regard to the treatment of rare disorders; and (h) Canadians would enjoy enhanced health and economic benefits if incentives were provided to assist Canadian innovators in developing and marketing drugs for use in the treatment of rare disorders.
M-370 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should define a “rare disorder” as a life-threatening or chronically debilitating condition or disease with a prevalence in Canada of fewer than one in 2,000 people.
M-371 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should recognize that: (a) evidence shows that physical inactivity is a major public health issue in Canada; (b) children and youth are getting an average of 6 hours per day of screen time outside of school hours, and over 7 hours on weekend days; (c) only 9 percent of boys and 4 percent of girls meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines; (d) Canada remains without a national physical activity strategy; (e) in 2005 Canada’s federal/provincial/territorial ministers of health agreed to the Integrated Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy; (f) in 2010, Canada’s ministers responsible for health declared that the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, disability and injury are priorities, necessary to the sustainability of the health system, and that there has been little follow-through on this declaration from the government; and (g) there is a disconnect between the government’s articulation of the importance of the childhood inactivity crisis, and its demonstrable leadership and investment.
M-372 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should immediately resume discussions with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for health to develop a comprehensive pan-Canadian strategy to promote physical activity, commit to the resulting strategy, and make the necessary investments.
M-373 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) establish a process for the designation of certain drugs as drugs to be used in the treatment of rare disorders; (b) develop protocols for clinical trials of drugs suitable for the treatment of rare disorders; (c) commit necessary resources for post-market surveillance, research and registration of patients in order to allow for the collection of outcome and safety data for rare disorders; and (d) develop appropriate trial size, efficacy and safety benchmarks for small patient populations in regard to the administration of drugs for the treatment of rare disorders.
M-374 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that: (a) the 2004 First Ministers’ Health Accord called for the development of a pan-Canadian pharmaceutical strategy to improve access to necessary drugs; and (b) rare disorders ought to be included in the strategy.
M-375 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should analyze all recommendations made in every bill, study, or activity undertaken by the House of Commons, Senate, their respective committees, and Members of Parliament on the subject of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and determine which recommendations have not yet been implemented, which ones are in progress, which ones have been accomplished, and which key issues regarding ASD have yet to be addressed in Canada in a meaningful way.
M-376 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should organise, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, and all other relevant stakeholders, a new symposium on research- and evidence-based practice with regard to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in order to share up-to-date data, research findings, best practices, key challenges facing families coping with ASD, and policy recommendations to address these challenges.
M-377 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should consult with persons living with autism spectrum disorder, and with those caring for them, and determine: (a) how they can be better served by the medical, educational, legal, and social systems; (b) what challenges they have faced in dealing with these systems; and (c) how can these be overcome.
M-378 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should establish, in collaboration with the provinces and territories and all other relevant stakeholders, a comprehensive, pan-Canadian, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) strategy, based on the best available evidence, and including: (a) awareness and education campaigns; (b) child, adolescent, and adult intervention; and (c) innovative funding arrangements for the purpose of financing therapy, surveillance, respite care, community initiatives, and research.
M-379 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should establish, in collaboration with the provinces and territories and all other relevant stakeholders, an Autism Knowledge Exchange Centre to offer evidence-based best practices, reliable data, and credible internet links for those seeking autism information.
M-380 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Health should recognize that research is needed to: (a) identify underlying causes and risk factors for autism; (b) determine the social and economic burden of autism to society ; (c) advance the evidence base for early identification and intervention of autism, so as to eliminate or reduce disabling consequences of autism spectrum disorder through to adulthood; and (d) understand and address disparities in access to knowledge and to care in various communities.
M-383 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) condemn the ongoing persecution and repression of the Baloch people residing within the borders of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran; (b) call on the Chief Justice of Pakistan to authorize the return of bodily remains to family members of the victims residing in Balochistan; (c) condemn disproportionate military attacks, forced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, and torture and other forms of cruel and unusual punishment used in assaulting the Baloch people; (d) call for the immediate release of the approximately sixty Baloch people, including prominent leader Mr. Abdula Fatah, arrested by Iran in the Spring of 2012; (e) call on Iran to give the arrested protestors access to a fair trial and legal representation, in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; (f) call on Iranian and Pakistani governments to allow the United Nations and other international agencies to provide humanitarian assistance to the Baloch people; (g) call on Pakistan and Iran to protect the cultural, language and religious rights of the Baloch; and (h) call on the Pakistani government to sign and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
M-384 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) call for free and fair elections in Cambodia in June 2012; (b) condition further Canadian financial aid to the country on the Cambodian government’s compliance with international standards for democratic elections; (c) call on fellow signatory countries to the Paris Accords of 1991 to reaffirm the authority vested in, and strengthen the involvement of, the United Nations to prepare Cambodia for free and fair elections; (d) call for the dropping of all charges against exiled Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy, as well as the annulment of his politically-motivated sentence to ten years in prison; and (e) call on Cambodia to legislate appropriate electoral reforms to uphold the principles of democracy and the tenets of binding international agreements, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Cambodia is a State party.
M-389 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — That the House call upon the government to introduce forthwith legislation to amend the Canada Transportation Act to require each national railway in Canada to negotiate a Level of Service Agreement (LSA) with each of their shippers, including in every such agreement, regardless of any so-called “tiers” or categories among shippers, six mandatory elements, namely: (a) services and obligations; (b) communications protocols; (c) performance standards; (d) performance metrics; (e) consequences for non-performance; and (f) a dispute resolution mechanism.
M-390 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should adopt the principle of energy security as a central component of Canada's national defence policy.
M-391 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions governing the seating plan of the House so as to establish a new seating plan assignment based on randomized seating by Member, assigned at the beginning of each session of Parliament; and that the Committee report its findings to the House, with proposed changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions, within six months of the adoption of this order.
M-392 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the important role played by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation(CBC)/Société Radio-Canada in developing unique Canadian content in both official languages, sustaining the arts and culture industry in Canada, and bringing together canadians from east to west while also supporting regional identities with content that is both local and national; (b) reverse the cuts to CBC's budget; and (c) provide CBC with adequate and stable funding.
M-393 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately re-establish a federal Agriculture Canada Apiarist position in order to coordinate research across the country in support of bee-keeping.
M-394 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) take note of the democratic regression of Ukraine and the political situation in Belarus as a cause for concern for countries within the Community of Democracies as affirmed by the Vilnius Declaration; (b) observe that the Ukrainian leadership has, by imprisonment, violated the human rights and freedoms of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other opposition members, despite disapproval from the international community; (c) reiterate the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s deep concern about the politicization of the Ukrainian judicial system and unfair and unjust trials of political prisoners; (d) take note that the political situation in Belarus has deteriorated since the elections of President Alyaksandar Lukashenka with repressive measures being taken against members and institutions of Belarusian society, despite repeated calls from the international community to halt these measures immediately; (e) observe that Russian Federation’s recent Presidential and Parliamentary Elections have sparked public dissent and continued state repression of fundamental rights including freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, and the safety and security of the person; (f) reiterate that Canada, as a member of the Community of Democracies, and as a strong supporter of international cooperation and democratic development, has articulated its obligation to “strengthen and defend freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law around the world”; (g) urge the humane treatment of all political prisoners in Ukraine and deplore, as politically motivated, the Ukrainian government’s trial and imprisonment of opposition leaders including Yulia Tymoshenko; (h) condemn the Belarusian regime for its persecution and imprisonment of members from the political opposition; (i) urge Belarusian authorities to allow political parties and civil society groups to hold public meetings and have access to an independent media, and urge the same authorities to release members of opposition from prisons and end their torturing; (j) reaffirm its support for sanctions on the Belarusian regime and increase pressure for the implementation of internal democratic reforms and the release of political prisoners in Belarus; (k) call upon the Belarusian authorities to conduct upcoming parliamentarian elections according to the standards and norms defined by the OSCE organization and call for elections to be watched by international observers; (l) affirm that the people of the Russian Federation should be allowed to live in a truly democratic society while enjoying a full spectrum of civil and political liberties in the near future, and urge the Russian government to initiate the necessary internal democratic reforms to attain these goals; (m) support the efforts of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova to further their advancement of democratic reforms, and reiterate the call for the Russian Federation to withdraw its armed forces from both territories; and (n) encourage the Community of Democracies governments to continually monitor the status of democracy processes in the world including Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.
M-395 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that the government of Vietnam has made progress in the protection and promotion of human rights in Vietnam, and especially that it has made progress in: (a) halting all violent oppression of minorities, including the murder of dozens of Hmong Christians, attacks on and plots to seize land of Thai Ha Parish, attacks and torture at Con Dau parish, attacks on Falun Gong practitioners, conviction of the Mennonite Church pastors, and torture of Montagnard Christians; (b) releasing all political and religious prisoners from imprisonment, house arrest, or other forms of detention; (c) respecting the right to freedom of religion for all Vietnam’s diverse religious communities, including the right to participate in religious activities and institutions without interference, harassment, or involvement of the government; (d) restoring estates and properties that have been confiscated from churches and religious communities; (e) respecting the right to freedom of expression, assembly, and association as enshrined in Articles 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the release of independent journalists, bloggers, and democracy and labour activists; (f) repealing or revising laws, such as articles 79 and 88 of the penal code, that criminalize peaceful dissent, independent media, unsanctioned religious activity, and nonviolent demonstrations and rallies, in accordance with international standards and treaties; (g) allowing Vietnamese nationals free and open access to international refugee programs; (h) respecting the human rights of members of all ethnic and minority groups; (i) addressing 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 and taking all appropriate steps to end any such complicity and hold such official, agency, or entity fully accountable for its conduct; (j) ensuring freedom of information and ceasing the ongoing censure of human rights advocates, lawyers, media, and internet sites that advocate on behalf of those who have been deprived of their freedoms; (k) shutting down the reported one hundred or more abusive forced labor facilities and “education centers” across Vietnam that force detainees into hard labour; (l) halting police brutality and the use of torture against detainees and prisoners; and (m) holding annual talks with the Canadian government and other international partners on human rights in Vietnam.
M-396 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that the Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Search and Rescue base in Vancouver, British Columbia: (a) is one of the busiest in Canada and oversees a marine area considered the most congested in the country; (b) is an essential component of the area’s emergency marine response; (c) is strongly supported by local stakeholders and search and rescue experts who believe that closing the base will significantly increase emergency response times to marine incidents and place lives at risk; and, therefore, should be maintained at its current operational level.
M-397 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should direct the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission to exercise its authority, under Section 24 of the Telecommunications Act, to create regulations governing cellular telephone carriers that would protect Canadians, especially children in middle and high schools, against cellphone theft, by requiring that: (a) all carriers keep a record of all cellular telephones reported to them as stolen; (b) all carriers share this information with other carriers; and (c) no carrier may activate any cellular telephone that has been reported as stolen.
M-398 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, in light of the growing sector of Canada's workforce who are freelance, contract or precarious workers but who are all classified as “self-employed” and who have little to no access to income protection measures, the government should extend all regular and full Employment Insurance (EI) benefits to self-employed Canadians in a manner which ensures the EI system remains balanced and fair for all Canadian workers.
M-399 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should protect Canadian sovereignty and the rights of Canadians and visitors to Canada by prohibiting air carriers from providing foreign governments with details on passengers flying to or from Canada, except when a police investigation is underway or a passenger's flight enters the airspace of that foreign government's country.
M-401 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) develop a strategy to require Canadian industries that manufacture products that contain tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold, and companies selling products containing one or more of these elements in Canada’s markets, to ensure transparency in their supply chains for minerals from which these elements are extracted to determine whether or not their products contain conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by (i) tracing back through their supply chains and submitting an annual report to the appropriate governmental body to determine the source of these minerals and, if the source is found to be in the DRC or an adjoining country, providing additional reporting that determines the mine of origin for such minerals and a description of the measures taken to exercise due diligence on the source and supply chain of such minerals to ensure that the purchase of such minerals did not benefit armed groups in the DRC or an adjoining country, (ii) obtaining an independent private sector audit of this reporting to provide independent verification; and (b) explore charging an independent monitoring body with a mandate to certify products that have been determined to be “DRC conflict-free” and encourage that all products containing tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold that have been found to be “DRC conflict-free” include a label indicating such, in order for consumers to know at the point of purchase which products are certifiably not fueling armed conflict in the DRC.
M-402 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — That the House agree with the findings of the Interim Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that, "Canadians have been denied a full and proper education as to the nature of Aboriginal societies, and the history of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples"; that, in the opinion of the House, the government must take an active role in promoting awareness and public education to Canadians about this history generally and the residential school system and its impacts on Aboriginal Canadians specifically; that this House call on this government to consult with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and First Nations, Inuit and Métis Canadians to implement a federal funding program for public-education campaigns, and the development of curricula, to inform the general public about the key role the First Peoples have played in our shared history; that, in the opinion of the House, these campaigns or curricula should specifically deal with the tragic impact of the residential school system on both Aboriginal culture and current social challenges; and that, in the opinion of the House, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal governments, as well as other non-profit and community-based organizations, should have access to this program to educate non-Aboriginals about these important issues.
M-403 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the government should recognize that (i) between 55,000 and 75,000 Canadians live with devastating multiple sclerosis, and 400 Canadians die each year of the disease, (ii) 30,000 individuals have been treated for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in 60 countries, (iii) there is a preponderance of positive CCSVI studies using multi-modal imaging to determine diagnosis, (iv) there have been three major safety studies of the CCSVI procedure involving over 1,000 patients, (v) phase ll and lll clinical trials are already underway in other countries, (vi) while a MS monitoring system and clinical trials were promised in March 2011 and June 2011 respectively, neither has yet to begin (vii) considerable weaknesses were exposed by Anne Kingston’s article in Macleans, entitled “The Silent Treatment”, concerning the handling of CCSVI; and (b) the Standing Committee on Health should investigate the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's handling of the development of a registry and clinical trials for CCSVI.
M-404 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Canada Elections Act should be amended so as to require that a candidate receive the endorsement of his or her party's local Electoral District Association, and so as not to require any longer that a candidate be approved by the leader of his or her party.
M-405 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of this House, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada should prohibit the use of voting machines which (a) lack a tangible record of the original votes cast, or (b) contain a mechanism for recording or tabulating votes that is hidden from voters, or (c) do not allow for independent verification of votes, in federal elections and referenda, in order to uphold the integrity of Canadian elections and the federal electoral system.
M-406 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations in order to equip all household and utility trailers with an automatic wheel locking device so that the trailers remain stationary when disconnected.
M-407 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Sandhu (Surrey North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action to ensure that stable, long-term funding be provided for youth gang prevention and intervention programs, aimed at diverting young people from crime and keeping our streets safe.
M-408 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Warawa (Langley) — That the House condemn discrimination against females occuring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mrs. Ambler (Mississauga South) and Mrs. Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) — September 27, 2012
Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells), Ms. James (Scarborough Centre) and Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul) — October 3, 2012
M-409 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act in accordance with our humanitarian traditions and international obligations to reduce the health risks to refugees and the public and reverse the changes to the Interim Federal Health Program that exclude refugees from health coverage and place the burden of refugee health care on the provinces.
M-410 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) — That a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to conduct a review of state-owned corporate social responsibility when determining whether a foreign state-owned enterprise is an acceptable bidder or applicant for taking over a Canadian company or corporation, whether 100 percent or controlling a majority stake, and that for this committee, the Nexen takeover will be the case study that will be explored;

that the membership of the special committee consist of 12 members, which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and the membership report of the special committee be presented to the House no later than 20 sitting days after the adoption of this motion;

that substitutions to the membership of the special committee be allowed, if required, in the manner provided by Standing Order 114(2);

that the special committee have all the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; and

that the special committee present its final report to the House of Commons within 10 months after the adoption of this motion with answers to the following questions,

(i) are such takeovers conducted on an equitable basis keeping in mind human rights, citizen rights, workers' rights, and environmental practices, (ii) is due diligence being done on foreign state-owned enterprises, both the corporation as well as their home country, who are looking to take over a Canadian owned company, (iii) what will the long term effects be for Canada and Canadians with regards to the industry in question, (iv) what are the options available to Parliament in the exercise of its legislative authority in accordance with the Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada to affirm, amend, or replace existing legislation regarding foreign state-owned enterprises taking over Canadians companies or corporations.

M-411 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — That, in the opinion of the House, the tragic and inequitable issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls is of critical importance for all Canadians; that the government has failed to provide justice for the victims, healing for the families, or an end to the violence; and that the House call on the government to take immediate action to deal with this systemic problem and call a public inquiry.
M-413 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the Policy on Tabling Treaties in Parliament in order to require that all treaties signed with a foreign nation be sent to the appropriate standing committee of the House for comprehensive review prior to the treaty or agreement coming into force.
M-414 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that Jews have lived mostly as a minority in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf region for more than 2,500 years; (b) recognize that since 1948, there have been more than 170 United Nations resolutions that have specifically dealt with the Palestinian refugee plight, yet not one resolution that makes any reference to, nor is there any expression of concern for, the plight of the 850,000 Jews displaced from Arab countries; (c) continue to voice its concern about the mistreatment of minorities and the violation of human rights in the Middle East and elsewhere; (d) continue to play a role in the process which seeks an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East and promote a peace that will benefit all the peoples of the region; (e) recognize that a comprehensive peace in the region will require the resolution of all outstanding issues through bilateral and multilateral negotiations involving all concerned parties; (f) recognize that the Arab countries' double aggression in 1947-1948 - of launching a war of aggression against the nascent Jewish State - and assaults on their own Jewish nationals - resulted in two refugee populations, Palestinian refugees and Jewish refugees from Arab countries; (g) recognize that approximately 850,000 Jews have been forcibly displaced and exiled from Arab countries since the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948; (h) recognize that the question of justice for Jewish refugees from Arab countries has been expunged and eclipsed from the Middle East peace and justice narrative of the last 65 years; (i) recognize that any comprehensive Middle East peace agreement must address and resolve all outstanding issues relating to the legitimate rights of all refugees, including Jews, Christians, and other populations, displaced from countries in the Middle East; (j) support remedies for victim refugee groups - including rights of remembrance, truth, justice and redress and express its view that these must now be invoked for Jews displaced from Arab countries; (k) express its view that the Arab League Peace Plan of 2002 should incorporate the question of Jewish refugees from Arab countries as part of its narrative for an Israeli-Arab peace, as Israel has incorporated the issue of Palestinian refugees in its narrative for an Israeli-Arab Peace; (l) seek that the annual November 29 commemoration by the United Nations of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People should be transformed into an International Day of Solidarity for a Two-Peoples Two-State Solution - as the initial 1947 Partition Resolution intended; (m) make representations before appropriate bodies that jurisdiction over Palestinian refugees should be transferred from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; (n) act to ensure that any resolutions relating to the issue of Middle East refugees must also include a similarly explicit reference to the resolution of the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab countries in the interests of justice and equity; and (o) reaffirm its support for the position that the issue of refugees from the Middle East, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf must be resolved in a manner that includes recognition of the legitimate rights of and losses incurred by all refugees displaced from Arab countries, including Jews, Christians, and other groups.
M-415 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities should consider the new options available to mitigate drinking and driving on our roads, by undertaking a study into the feasibility of requiring the installation of alcohol ignition interlock devices into motor vehicles in Canada, as it relates to the Section 20 prerogatives of the Minister in the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
M-416 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the importance of the role played by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) families; (b) work to ensure that GRG families receive the same financial support as other foster parents; and (c) maintain Canada Pension Plan Children's Benefits payments for children when their grandparents turn 65 years of age.
M-417 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a Royal Canadian Legion Infrastructure Renewal Fund to assist individual branches and their infrastructure renewal efforts by matching their investment in infrastructure projects at their respective branches, to ensure all branches throughout Canada will continue to provide a high level of service to veterans, active personnel, their families, and the public.
M-418 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, federal, provincial and territorial governments should ensure that proper health care is not refused to a person on the grounds that the person is seeking, or has obtained, the treatment for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency outside Canada, whether or not that treatment is offered in Canada.
M-419 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish an advisory panel to be composed of experts who have been or are actively engaged in imaging or treating individuals with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), and of an individual who has been treated for CCSVI, to: (a) identify the most appropriate level of clinical trials for the treatment of CCSVI that should be undertaken in Canada in order to place Canada at the forefront of the international research; (b) identify criteria for a call for further research proposals on clinical trials for the treatment for CCSVI; (c) advise on the development of appropriate standards for diagnosing and treating CCSVI; and (d) advise on the appropriate training and expertise required for individuals performing that diagnosis and of those providing that treatment.
M-420 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders, procedures and practices to increase the authority of the Speaker in order to impose disciplinary measures against Members who use harassment, threats, personal attacks, or extreme misrepresentation of facts or position in the House, particularly regarding Statements by Members and Oral Questions, including: (a) revoking questions during Oral Questions from parties whose Members have been disruptive; (b) issuing a warning to Members for a first offense; (c) suspending Members from the service of the House for one sitting day for a second offense, five days for a third offense and twenty days for a fourth offense; (d) suspending Members’ sessional allowance for the duration of their suspension from the service of the House; and that the Committee report its findings to the House within six months of the adoption of this order.
M-421 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government, its departments and agencies should employ the measures at their disposal, appropriate to their jurisdiction, to prohibit the charging of consumers for receiving a monthly bill or statement in the mail.
M-423 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — That, in the opinion of the House, a prominent notice should be placed on the first page of every new wireless service contract and every wireless service bill in Canada that informs consumers that they may take unresolved complaints to the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services, and that this notice include the telephone number and online contact information for the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services.
M-424 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should eliminate the nickel and introduce a system of coinage comprised of 10, 20 and 50 cent pieces and one, two and five dollar coins.
M-426 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cleary (St. John's South—Mount Pearl) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately act upon the findings and recommendations of the Fall 2012 Environment and Sustainable Development Report as they relate to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), in collaboration with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the C-NLOPB, by: (a) working with appropriate federal departments and agencies, as well as other organizations as necessary, to ensure that individual and collective response plans for a major oil spill are adequately resourced and coordinated, well defined, and annually tested both individually and collectively; (b) working with other federal departments, such as Fisheries and Oceans, Transport Canada, and Environment Canada to establish and clarify the roles and responsibilities of federal government departments and agencies in the event of a major oil spill, as well as the resources that would be available if a spill were to occur; (c) working with appropriate federal departments and agencies, as well as other organizations as necessary to build in-house expertise within the C-NLOPB to manage a major spill or loss of well control and set in place formal arrangements to provide spill response equipment; (d) working with their federal partners, including Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, to identify and address the key information gaps in strategic and environmental assessments; (e) establishing a systematic process to prepare an annual risk-based audit plan and keep with board policies; and (f) completing its review of the spill response capability of operators under its jurisdiction.
M-427 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cleary (St. John's South—Mount Pearl) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately act upon the findings and recommendations of the 2010 Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry as they relate to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board and work with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in an effort to create an Independent Safety Regulator.
M-429 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) — That, in the opinion of the House, sections 30 and 32 of the Constitution Act 1982, Schedule B, part 1, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, should be amended to include a reference to Nunavut equal to and in all references made to Canada’s territories specifically wherever the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories are referred to.
M-433 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should consider working with all levels of government to establish a long-term Rural Infrastructure Fund, spanning a period of 20 years, to assist rural municipalities with populations of ten thousand residents or less, in their efforts to develop, repair and upgrade core public infrastructure.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — March 5, 2013
Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — March 6, 2013
M-434 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) urge the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to (i) uphold its obligations under the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (ii) implement the International Covenants and Conventions it has acceded to, (iii) sign and ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the Convention against Torture, (iv) authorize the mission of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, (v) dismantle all political prison camps; (b) urge the government of the People’s Republic of China to (i) end its policy of deporting North Korean refugees back to the DPRK, (ii) withdraw any support for the government of the DPRK that facilitates human rights violations and the development of nuclear weapons, (iii) support international efforts to improve the situation of human rights in the DPRK, including the establishment of an international Commission of Inquiry; and (c) call for the establishment of an international Commission of Inquiry, to examine the human rights violations in the DPRK as cited in General Assembly resolutions and in the reports of the Special Rapporteur and to determine whether they constitute crimes against humanity.
M-435 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate March 18 as "National Sustainable Seafood Day".
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — March 18, 2013
M-436 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate April 8 as ''Day to recognize the Romani people''.
M-437 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should organize a joint meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers of health to help support the development of a framework, working with stakeholders across the country, toward a pan-Canadian brain strategy and action plan following the release of the results of the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions.
M-438 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a Centre of Excellence for Neurodegenerative Diseases within the Centres of Excellence Program.
M-439 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Public Safety should, with the approval of the Governor-in-Council, rescind the existing agreements with the governments of the provinces and amend Section 95 of the Firearms Act to privatize the functions and operation of the Canadian Firearms Registration System, in recognition that the Parliamentary Budget Office has identified: (a) provincial criminal justice expenditures as the largest contributor to rising public expenditures on criminal justice; (b) policing expenditures categorized as fully dedicated to crime includes firearms programs when in fact they are non-criminal and should be administered as such; and (c) law enforcement professionals spend too much time on administrative tasks at the expense of front-line policing.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) and Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River) — April 15, 2013
Mr. Aspin (Nipissing—Timiskaming) — April 16, 2013
Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) — April 17, 2013
Mr. Payne (Medicine Hat) — April 18, 2013
Mr. Wilks (Kootenay—Columbia) — April 23, 2013
M-440 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the citizenship ceremony so that participants are required to swear an oath of allegiance to Canada instead of to the Queen and her heirs and successors.
M-442 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take all actions necessary to include the Ottawa River in the Canadian Heritage River System in consultation with provincial governments, municipalities, community groups and First Nations.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — April 24, 2013
Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer) — April 25, 2013
Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) — April 26, 2013
Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) — June 6, 2013
M-443 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Government should impose a 10 year moratorium on the removal of the Canadian National Railway rail lines between North Bay and Montreal, recognizing that taxpayers’ dollars helped to build the historic transportation system, and that with a recovering forestry industry and the development of the Ring of Fire, a long haul transportation system may be vital.
M-444 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop, in collaboration with the provinces, territories, civil society and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and their representatives, a coordinated National Action Plan to Address Violence Against Women which would include: (a) initiatives to address socio-economic factors contributing to violence against women; (b) policies to prevent violence against women and policies to respond to survivors of violence; (c) benchmarks for measuring progress based on the collection of data on levels of violence against women over time; (d) independent research on emerging issues that relate to violence against women; (e) a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls; (f) strategies that address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of different communities including specific attention to Aboriginal women, women with disabilities, women from minority groups and young women; (g) participation by community and other civil society organizations, including support for those organizations to participate in the implementation of the national action plan; and (h) human and financial resources earmarked specifically to carry out the program of action set by the plan.
M-445 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement an Artist Resale Right that: (a) provides visual artists with a right to a resale royalty for their artistic works; (b) is developed in consultation with artists and artists’ organizations including First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists and artists’ organizations, art galleries, museums, auction houses, art dealers, and other art market professionals; (c) is fully consistent with the rights of Aboriginal Peoples as recognized and affirmed in Canada and under International Law; and (d) permits collection and remuneration through collective societies which will also allow Canadian artists to benefit from reciprocal international arrangements with the 69 nations who have already implemented an Artist Resale Right.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) and Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant) — May 28, 2013
Mr. Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan), Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), Mr. Cash (Davenport), Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) and Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — May 29, 2013
Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) and Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas) — May 30, 2013
Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — May 31, 2013
Mr. Mulcair (Outremont) — June 6, 2013
M-446 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — That in the opinion of the House, the government should address the wide variation in the availability of defibrillators throughout the buildings and facilities owned, operated or regulated by the Government of Canada, and the equally wide variation in the training of appropriate personnel to use defibrillators properly, by adopting and implementing a policy of: (a) installing an appropriate number and calibre of automated external defibrillators in all such buildings and facilities; and (b) training the appropriate personnel to use such defibrillators properly, with priority being assigned to all RCMP offices and vehicles.
M-447 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Jean (Fort McMurray—Athabasca) — That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to study and make recommendations regarding a voluntary insurance hedging mechanism to protect Canadians from a rapid escalation of mortgage interest rates and provide a temporary financial cushion, and to consider, among other things, (i) current levels of mortgage debt in Canada, (ii) the potential effect of a rapid escalation of mortgage rates on the Canadian economy taking into account current national mortgage debt levels, (iii) historical information and evidence from previous worldwide and Canadian recessions regarding rapid rate escalation, (iv) the option for institutions currently offering mortgage services, to also offer optional mortgage rate insurance to new and existing mortgage-holders which would insure against dramatically increased mortgage payments resulting from significantly escalating mortgage rates, and would be applied to the difference between the actual mortgage rate and the insured rate and for a specific number of months, (v) a suite of insurance products which would allow consumers to choose between various levels of risk and various term-lengths, (vi) options for commercial mortgage rate insurance products to offset potential losses by corporations as a result of significantly escalating mortgage rates, (vii) consequential positive and/or negative benefits to mortgage-holders, (viii) consequential positive and/or negative benefits to the Canadian economy, (ix) how such a mechanism could be applied to all mortgage types, (x) how to best move forward in implementing such a mechanism or mechanisms; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to this House within one year of the adoption of this Order.
M-449 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should seek to establish a bilateral youth mobility agreement with Portugal, similar to the arrangements with the 32 countries that are currently listed under the "International Experience Canada" program, that would provide Canadian youth with the opportunity to travel to and experience the vibrant life and culture of Portugal, and would provide Portuguese youth with same opportunity here in Canada.
M-450 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, in collaboration with the provinces, territories, municipalities and community partners, maintain and expand, in line with Canada's obligations under the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the federal investment in social housing, which would include the renewal of long-term social housing operating agreements, in order to preserve rent subsidies and provide funds for necessary renovations.
M-451 — October 16, 2013 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should improve rail safety in Canada by immediately mandating voice and video recorders in locomotive cabs, as well as an automatic braking system such as Positive Train Control, to protect the lives of travelling Canadians and railway employees.
M-452 — October 16, 2013 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Public Safety should, with the approval of the Governor-in-Council, amend Sections 117, 118, and 119 of the Firearms Act to establish a Firearms Experts Technical Committee to restore public confidence in the functions and operation of the Canadian Firearms Registration System; this committee shall assume any and all responsibilities regarding: (a) regulating the issuance of licences, registration certificates and authorizations, including regulations respecting the purposes for which they may be issued under any provision of this Act and prescribing the circumstances in which persons are or are not eligible to hold licences, (i) deeming permits to export goods, or classes of permits to export goods, that are issued under the Export and Import Permits Act to be authorizations to export for the purposes of this Act; (b) regulating the revocation of licences, registration certificates and authorizations; (c) prescribing the circumstances in which an individual does or does not need firearms (i) to protect the life of that individual or of other individuals, or (ii) for use in connection with his or her lawful profession or occupation; (d) regulating the use of firearms in target practice or target shooting competitions; (e) regulating (i) the establishment and operation of shooting clubs and shooting ranges, (ii) the activities that may be carried on at shooting clubs and shooting ranges, (iii) the possession and use of firearms at shooting clubs and shooting ranges, and (iv) the keeping and destruction of records in relation to shooting clubs and shooting ranges and members of those clubs and ranges; (f) regulating the establishment and maintenance of gun collections and the acquisition and disposal or disposition of firearms that form part or are to form part of a gun collection; (g) regulating the operation of gun shows, the activities that may be carried on at gun shows and the possession and use of firearms at gun shows; (h) regulating the storage, handling, transportation, shipping, display, advertising and mail-order sale of firearms and restricted weapons and defining the expression “mail-order sale” for the purposes of this Act; (i) regulating the storage, handling, transportation, shipping, possession for a prescribed purpose, transfer, exportation or importation of (i) prohibited firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices and prohibited ammunition, or (ii) components or parts of prohibited firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices and prohibited ammunition; (j) regulating the possession and use of restricted weapons; (k) authorizing the possession at any place, or the manufacture or transfer, whether or not for consideration, or offer to manufacture or transfer, whether or not for consideration, of firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices, ammunition, prohibited ammunition and components and parts designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into firearms, (i) respecting the importation or exportation of firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices, ammunition, prohibited ammunition and components and parts designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into firearms, (ii) respecting the marking of firearms manufactured in Canada or imported into Canada and the removal, alteration, obliteration and defacing of those markings, (iii) respecting the confirmation of declarations and authorizations to transport for the purposes of paragraph 35(1)(d) of the Firearms Act, 1995, the confirmation of declarations for the purposes of paragraph 35.1(2)(d) of the Firearms Act, 1995 and the confirmation of authorizations to import for the purposes of paragraph 40(2)(e) of the Firearms Act, 1995; (l) regulating the storage, handling, transportation, shipping, acquisition, possession, transfer, exportation, importation, use and disposal or disposition of firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices, prohibited ammunition and explosive substances; (m) regulating the keeping and destruction of records in relation to firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices and prohibited ammunition; (n) regulating the keeping and destruction of records by businesses in relation to ammunition; (o) creating offences consisting of contraventions of the regulations made under paragraph (d), (e), (f), (g), (i), (j), (k)(i), (k)(ii), (l), (m) or (n); (p) prescribing the fees that are to be paid to Her Majesty in right of Canada for licences, registration certificates, authorizations, approvals of transfers and importations of firearms and confirmations by customs officers of documents under this Act; (q) waiving or reducing the fees payable under paragraph (p) in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations; (r) prescribing the charges that are to be paid to Her Majesty in right of Canada in respect of costs incurred by Her Majesty in right of Canada in storing goods that are detained by customs officers or in disposing of goods; (s) respecting the operation of the Canadian Firearms Registry; (t) regulating the sending or issuance of notices and documents in electronic or other form, including(i) the notices and documents that may be sent or issued in electronic or other form, (ii) the persons or classes of persons by whom they may be sent or issued, (iii) their signature in electronic or other form or their execution, adoption or authorization in a manner that pursuant to the regulations is to have the same effect for the purposes of this Act as their signature, and (iv) the time and date when they are deemed to be received; (u) respecting the manner in which any provision of this Act or the regulations applies to any of the aboriginal peoples of Canada, and adapting any such provision for the purposes of that application; and (v) shall be composed of the following members, 1) RCMP, 2) Ontario Forensic Centre, 3) four individuals appointed to the committee as civilian firearms experts.
M-453 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas) — That, in the opinion of the House, federal departments and agencies conducting scientific research should identify, develop, and implement communication policies that: (a) actively support and encourage scientists to speak freely to the media and the public about scientific and technical matters based on their official research, including scientific and technical ideas, approaches, findings, and conclusions; (b) allow scientists to present viewpoints that extend beyond their scientific research and incorporate their expert or personal opinions providing they specify they are not speaking on behalf of, or as a representative, of their department or agency; (c) ensure that public affairs or communications officers, elected officials, and Ministerial staff do not restrict, limit, or prevent scientists from responding to media requests in a timely and accurate manner; (d) prohibit public affairs or communications officers, elected officials, and Ministerial staff from directing scientists to suppress or alter their findings; and (e) affirm the right of scientists to review, approve, and comment publicly on the final version of any proposed publication that significantly relies on their research, identifies them as an author or contributor, or purports to represent their scientific opinion.
M-454 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Storseth (Westlock—St. Paul) — That, in the opinion of the House, Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms should be amended to recognize property rights of Canadians.
M-455 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) — That, in the opinion of the House, one nationally standardized “point in time” should be recommended for use in all municipalities in carrying out homeless counts, with (a) nationally recognized definitions of who is homeless; (b) nationally recognized methodology on how the count takes place; and (c) the same agreed-upon criteria and methodology in determining who is considered to be homeless.
M-456 — October 21, 2013 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a Pan-Canadian Palliative and End-of-life Care Strategy by working with provinces and territories on a flexible, integrated model of palliative care that: (a) takes into account the geographic, regional, and cultural diversity of urban and rural Canada; (b) respects the cultural, spiritual and familial needs of Canada’s First Nation, Inuit and Métis people; and (c) has the goal of (i) ensuring all Canadians have access to high quality home-based and hospice palliative end-of-life care, (ii) providing more support for family caregivers, (iii) improving the quality and consistency of home and hospice palliative end-of-life care in Canada, (iv) encouraging Canadians to discuss and plan for end-of-life care.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — October 24, 2013
M-457 — October 23, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend the policy on tabling treaties in Parliament to require that all treaties signed with a foreign nation be sent to the appropriate Standing Committee of the House of Commons for comprehensive review prior to the treaty or agreement coming into force.
M-458 — October 23, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) develop a strategy to require Canadian industries that manufacture products that contain tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold, and companies selling products containing one or more of these elements in Canada’s markets, to ensure transparency in their supply chains for minerals from which these elements are extracted to determine whether or not their products contain conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by (i) tracing back through their supply chains and submitting an annual report to the appropriate governmental body to determine the source of these minerals and, if the source is found to be in the DRC or an adjoining country, providing additional reporting that determines the mine of origin for such minerals and a description of the measures taken to exercise due diligence on the source and supply chain of such minerals to ensure that the purchase of such minerals did not benefit armed groups in the DRC or an adjoining country, (ii) obtaining an independent private sector audit of this reporting to provide independent verification; (b) explore charging an independent monitoring body with a mandate to certify products that have been determined to be “DRC conflict-free” and encourage that all products containing tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold that have been found to be “DRC conflict-free” include a label indicating such, in order for consumers to know at the point of purchase which products are certifiably not fueling armed conflict in the DRC.
M-459 — October 23, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that the Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Search and Rescue base in Vancouver, British Columbia: (a) is one of the busiest in Canada and oversees a marine area considered the most congested in the country; (b) is an essential component of the area’s emergency marine response; (c) is strongly supported by local stakeholders and search-and-rescue experts who believe that the closure of the base will significantly increase emergency response times to marine incidents and place lives at risk; and, therefore, should be reopened and returned to its former operational capacity.

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P-7 — October 16, 2013 — Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) — That an Order of the House do issue for a copy of all records regarding the Minister of National Defence being picked up in Newfoundland from a fishing lodge on the Gander River and brought to Gander by a Canadian Forces Cormorant in July 2010.

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