House of Commons Hansard #108 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was students.

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National Head Start Program
Private Members' Business

11:55 a.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

I would like to stand in debate to move a friendly amendment to the motion before us. Could I have unanimous consent of the House to rise in debate to move an amendment to the motion?

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

The hon. member for Sackville—Eastern Shore has requested unanimous consent to be recognized on debate to move an amendment to the motion.

The reason there is concern is that the House has previously given unanimous consent for three persons to speak. That is why it has to be done in this way.

Is there unanimous consent of the House for the member to rise on debate to present an amendment to the motion?

National Head Start Program
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11:55 a.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, if I may just briefly explain my amendment, it may become clearer. The amendment would be to insert after “their provincial counterparts” “and the leaders of the aboriginal communities”. In consultation with the federal and provincial governments it would include aboriginal communities.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

Does the hon. member for Sackville—Eastern Shore have unanimous consent of the House to be recognized on debate by the Chair?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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11:55 a.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, as the member for Sackville—Eastern Shore and along with my colleague, the member for Acadie—Bathurst, I would like to move that the motion be amended by adding after the words “develop, along with their provincial counterparts,” and before the words “a comprehensive National Head Start Program for children in their first 8 years of life”:

—and leaders of aboriginal communities—

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Noon

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

If the hon. member for Sackville—Eastern Shore would get the amendment to the table officers we will check it to make sure that it is appropriate. If it is, then we will bring it to the House.

Although Private Members' Business has now expired, the member for Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca has been given the assurance of the House that he will have one minute to wrap up the debate.

National Head Start Program
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Noon

Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank all members of the House today who spoke in favour of Motion No. 261.

This motion will very clearly demonstrate the leadership of this House in preventing some of the child abuse, violence and youth crime which we see in our society today. It will strengthen co-operation between the provinces and the federal government. It will strengthen parental involvement. It will provide a brighter future for children.

So far, five provinces and territories have come on side to say they want to work with the federal government to make a national head start program a reality.

Again I want to thank all the members who spoke in favour of this motion today. They are speaking in favour not only of this motion, but also of the future of the children of our nation.

National Head Start Program
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Noon

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

The Chair has been advised that the amendment is in order. Therefore, the amendment is before the House, but debate has concluded, so the vote is deferred.

It being 12.03 p.m. the time provided for Private Members' Business has expired.

Pursuant to order made earlier today, all questions on the motion are deemed to have been put and a recorded division is deemed demanded and deferred at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders today.

Budget Implementation Act, 1998
Government Orders

May 25th, 1998 / noon

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved:

That in relation to Bill C-36, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 24, 1998, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration of the report stage of the bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the third reading stage of the said bill and, and fifteen minutes before the expiry of the time provided for government business on the day allotted to the consideration of report stage and on the day allotted to the third reading stage of the said bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required, for the purpose of this order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.

Budget Implementation Act, 1998
Government Orders

12:05 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

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

Budget Implementation Act, 1998
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Budget Implementation Act, 1998
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Some hon. members

No.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

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

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Some hon. members

Yea.