Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON: Mr. Speaker, my point about a refusal to listen was illustrated quite effectively just now.
OTTAWA – In a move designed to urge the Conservatives to reverse reckless changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, MP Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) tabled a bill to protect the Thames River.
Mr. Speaker, yesterday, at the Status of Women committee, I introduced a motion to study the 1993 equality action plan from the Canadian panel on violence against women. My motion calls on the committee to examine the document and develop an action plan to address its recommendations.
Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from constituents adding their names to those of thousands of Canadians who have petitioned the House to change the proposed changes to old age security eligibility.
Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today.
The first petition is from a group of Canadians who are very concerned about the government's discussions with the European Union in regard to a free trade agreement. The concern stems from the fact that they believe the European Union is seeking domestic changes that will limit our sub-federal governments, our provinces, to procure freely and openly in their own areas. They are also concerned about the impact on drug procurement plans.