House of Commons Hansard #38 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nisga'a.

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Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

4:05 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Guimond Beauport—Montmorency—Orléans, QC

Mr. Speaker, my colleague who taught constitutional law at the university level knows full well that international routes are given through agreements between countries.

When the level of 200,000 passengers a year to a certain destination is reached, representatives from one country meet representatives from the other country, and a bilateral air transport agreement is signed.

We saw that, in the past, Air Canada suffered from the fact that the federal government always favoured Canadian International Airlines. Members will recall that when we reached the required number of passengers to Hong Kong. The Minister of Transport of the day was the late Doug Young—I say the late Doug Young since he was defeated because of his arrogance. He is still alive, but he is the late Doug Young in this House because he was arrogant.

There was also the late David Dingwall, who was just as arrogant. He was defeated as well. Ordinary people do not like people who are arrogant. They prefer real people, with their qualities and their faults.

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4:10 p.m.

An hon. member

Calm down.

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4:10 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Guimond Beauport—Montmorency—Orléans, QC

I will try to calm down. All I want to say is that, when Quebec achieves sovereignty, which I hope will be soon, Quebec as a state will be able to go meet officials from Switzerland, Belgium, Hong Kong or Taiwan to sign bilateral air transport agreements for those companies that will be here and that will want to do business in other countries. I hope everybody recognizes that, in a sovereign Quebec, people will continue to fly. Achieving sovereignty does not mean Quebecers will go back to oxcarts.

We will be the sixteenth industrial power in the world, and I hope nobody thinks that we will go back to steamships or to the kinds of ships that sailed when Marco Polo was alive. So there will be agreements.

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4:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

It is my duty, pursuant to Standing Order 38, to inform the House that the questions to be raised tonight at the time of adjournment are as follows: the hon. member for Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore, Fisheries.

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4:10 p.m.

Elgin—Middlesex—London
Ontario

Liberal

Gar Knutson Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That the House do now proceed to orders of the day.

Committees Of The House
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4:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

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

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4:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

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4:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

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4:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

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

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4:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

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4:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

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4:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

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4:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

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4:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Call in the members.

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

Division No. 535
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December 13th, 1999 / 4:55 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.