House of Commons Hansard #236 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was c-64.

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Cultural Property Export And Import Act
Government Orders

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Kingston and the Islands
Ontario

Liberal

Peter Milliken Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, the other day I had the opportunity to speak on a Reform amendment to this bill. I must admit my remarks were somewhat hurried and I was unable to review certain material before I was able to make those remarks.

Today, having had ample opportunity to reflect on the excellent material available in support of the bill put out by the office of the minister and the department, I want to again praise the minister for introducing Bill C-93. It is a very good bill. It has been earnestly sought after by members of the cultural community who appreciate the very significant donations made to galleries, museums, archives and libraries by donors who own valuable cultural treasures.

The department estimates that $60 million a year is donated to Canadian institutions. These very significant gifts are of possible tax benefit to the donor who may claim a deduction in respect to the value of the gift. I note the deduction that can be claimed in each case is only half the value. It is not the full value. It is substantially less than that. The part which is eligible as a tax credit therefore is much more modest than has been suggested in some of the remarks made by hon. members opposite.

Donors, museums, galleries and professional associations have lobbied for the right to appeal the determination made by the review board which currently makes determinations of value, and this bill gives that right. It is only fair, it is only just and I think the bill deserves the support of all hon. members, particularly when we look at the substantial value of the gifts made to these institutions. Without these kinds of gifts many of these institutions would not be able to acquire the very substantial works of art they now receive.

I submit this is a fair and reasonable way of proceeding and I urge all hon. members to support the bill in light of the facts and figures I have been able to bring to the attention of the House.

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

Is the House ready for the question?

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Some hon. members

Question.

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

Pursuant to Standing Order 45(5)( a ), the division on the motion now before the House stands deferred until five o'clock today, at which time the bells to call in the members will be sounded for not more than 15 minutes.

Business Of The House
Government Orders

October 3rd, 1995 / 10:15 a.m.

Reform

Bob Ringma Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to reintroduce my motion which I understand now has the unanimous consent of the House. I move:

That Private Members' Business be dispensed with today, Tuesday, October 3, and that furthermore when the time of 5.30 p.m. comes that it be deemed to be 6.30 p.m.

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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Maheu)

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?