House of Commons Hansard #118 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nuclear.

Topics

Taxation
Oral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh.

Taxation
Oral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

The Speaker

We cannot say in this House what someone else said that we would not say ourselves. I would simply caution the hon. member for Calgary Southwest not to quote what we cannot say in the House. I ask the hon. member to please proceed to his question.

Taxation
Oral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

Reform

Preston Manning Calgary Southwest, AB

Mr. Speaker, we accept the cautioning but we are wondering why it is okay to say in a town hall meeting that the Prime Minister did not tell the whole truth on jobs or GST but it is not okay for this House to ask that question-

Taxation
Oral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh.

Taxation
Oral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

The Speaker

My colleague, as you know, I have no control over what is said outside the House but inside this House my ruling would be very simple. We cannot take words said by someone else and bring them into the House when here they would be unparliamentary. That is what I am conveying to the hon. member.

Once again, without further elaboration, I would ask the hon. member to put his question directly.

Taxation
Oral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

Reform

Preston Manning Calgary Southwest, AB

Mr. Speaker, will the Prime Minister give a straight answer to this question. His government has failed to deliver jobs, jobs, jobs and to scrap the GST. What is his explanation, the whole truth, for breaking the number one and number two promises of his election campaign?

Taxation
Oral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

Saint-Maurice
Québec

Liberal

Jean Chrétien Prime Minister

Mr. Speaker, when we say that we work on the creation of jobs, and I reported on TV and I say to the House of Commons, in the last three years Canada has created more jobs than Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan together.

It is a question of debate. He can say that he would have done much better. He can say that he would wave his magic wand and there would be no deficit tomorrow. That is a matter of debate.

The record is there. More jobs have been created in Canada than in the five nations I mentioned in the last three years. This is a fact and it is recorded clearly.

We had a program with respect to the GST. He had a program. We said that we wanted to harmonize the GST. We have harmonization in four provinces. If the other provinces want to have only one tax to make life easy for business in Canada, there will be no GST, there will be a harmonized tax. However, only four provinces have agreed to it so far.

The Minister of Finance is working to make the harmonized tax the system for Canada. No, it is not complete yet. I admit that. However, we cannot make decisions for the provinces. We respect the Constitution of Canada.

Statements By Members
Oral Question Period

3 p.m.

The Speaker

My colleagues, I wish to return to a matter which occurred during Statements by Members and then I am going to hear a point of order.

I put the case squarely before the hon. member for Regina-Lumsden. During the statements you made a statement which I found to be unparliamentary. Subsequent to that I asked you to withdraw the statement and you made another statement which I also find to be unparliamentary. After that, my colleague, you were kind enough to approach the Chair and converse with me for a few seconds.

You are in your seat now and I put it squarely to you. I would ask you to withdraw what I deemed to be unparliamentary language in your statement and subsequently, I would ask you to withdraw the statement that you made after that. Will you do that?

Statements By Members
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon Regina—Lumsden, SK

Mr. Speaker, out of respect for the institution of the House of Commons and out of respect for the Speaker, I withdraw remarks in reference to the broken promises of the Liberal Party. The remark was specifically the word "lies". I also withdraw the remark that I made subsequent to my statement which made reference to that very same word.

Statements By Members
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

I thank the member for that. I consider the matter closed.

Now I will proceed to a point of order by the hon. member for Markham-Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Point Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Jag Bhaduria Markham—Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order concerning my statement today. According to Standing Order 31, the Speaker may among other things rule out of order any personal attacks.

Point Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

My colleague, I am well aware of the citation that you are giving to the House. The reason I intervened was that in my view the statement that you were making was unparliamentary. I only heard part of it, but from my point of view while I was sitting here it was unparliamentary.

If the hon. member would like to discuss it further with me, I invite you to see me in my chambers. But when I do not know where a member is going with a statement and I feel it is in the interests of the House to intervene, I do and I will continue to intervene.

Environment
Routine Proceedings

December 11th, 1996 / 3:05 p.m.

York—Simcoe
Ontario

Liberal

Karen Kraft Sloan Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to table in both official languages the State of the Environment Report for 1996 from Environment Canada, which for the first time in the House is presented in CD-ROM format in addition to its printed equivalent.

Inuvialuit Final Agreement
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Pierrefonds—Dollard
Québec

Liberal

Bernard Patry Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, copies of the annual review for 1994-95 on the implementation of the Inuvialuit final agreement.

Nunavut Implementation Commission
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Pierrefonds—Dollard
Québec

Liberal

Bernard Patry Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Under the provisions of Standing Order 32(1), I have the honour to table in both official languages copies of the 1995-96 annual report of the Nunavut Implementation Commission.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, copies of a report entitled Compilation of 1995 supplementary reports of the Nunavut Implementation Commission.