House of Commons Hansard #92 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was promise.

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Bombardier Inc.
Oral Question Period

3 p.m.

Ottawa South
Ontario

Liberal

John Manley Minister of Industry

Mr. Speaker, no, it was not matching money. In fact there was three times the money from the company in this investment. The ratio of the Canadian R and D is 25 per cent.

The hon. member should know it is implicit in his question that if a company succeeds, then it should not be helped. If he were to understand a little bit about the structure of this industry which is a very important industry to Canada, he would know that every other country, and there are not that many, that have a fully developed aerospace industry, are supported either by state ownership or by indirect support through defence procurement or other measures.

We have a study, and I will be happy to give him another copy, so that he can see what those support mechanisms are. In this case the kind of thinking that he brings to this file, as evidenced in his question, is the very thinking that 40 years ago led to the destruction of the Avro Arrow and set Canada's high tech sector back years.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Dartmouth
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Ron MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for International Trade

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on two points of order dealing with the decorum during question period from the party of the fresh start opposite. It is the first time in eight years in Parliament that I have risen on a point of order with respect to decorum.

The member for Medicine Hat, in exchanges during question period, was heard to repeatedly refer to the right hon. Prime Minister as a sleazebag. This was clearly heard by people on this side of the House. In addition, some members on this side heard an unfortunate four letter word that was uttered after we objected to the use of the word sleaze.

The second point of order with respect to the decorum of the House has to do with the actions of the member for Beaver River who, in an exchange with the member for London West, made a gesture which we believe was inappropriate.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

We all agree that today was a rather spirited day on both sides. I intervened on two occasions because the nature of the words raised hackles on both sides of the House.

I did not hear the word to which the hon. member referred. I did not see any gestures. If the hon. member wishes me to look at the blues I will, and I will revisit the television tapes. As for the gesture, I do not say this facetiously but how can this be recorded?

I would urge members on days such as this, and we have them from time time, that we try to discipline ourselves as much as we can and try not to use offensive words.

Today, according to my count which is not official, we had 10 questioners rise in question period. We average around 17 on any given day. Sometimes the questions are a little bit long and sometimes the answers are a little bit long. When the answers are protracted, words are exchanged in the House. Not that I condone it, but this has been going on for years. It is something that we learn to live with as parliamentarians. I would urge members, however, to conduct themselves as parliamentarians and, as much as possible, to stay away from those words that seem to incite both sides of the House.

I would rule that the hon. member does not have a point of order but surely a point of debate.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Reform

Deborah Grey Beaver River, AB

Mr. Speaker, because I was named, I think I only have one recourse and that is to ask you for just a few seconds of your time. If blowing a kiss to the member for London West is offensive then all I can say is, forgive me.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

If I had my way, which I do not always have, it would be better to kiss each other to death than to fight each other to death. If that is the offensive gesture, I hope we would let these points of order just sit here for today. We will be back tomorrow, same time. I am waiting for you.

Committee Of The Whole
Government Orders

October 29th, 1996 / 3:10 p.m.

Scarborough East
Ontario

Liberal

Doug Peters Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That debate on the motion relating to the appointment of the Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole House and on any amendments proposed thereto shall not be further adjourned.

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

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

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

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

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

Committee Of The Whole
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3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

Call in the members.

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)