House of Commons Hansard #242 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was culture.

Topics

10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I wish to inform the House that there is an error in the notice paper. A bill entitled, an act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving causing death), in the name of the Minister of Justice, should have been under the heading “Introduction of Government Bills”.

I regret any inconvenience this may have caused hon. members.

Ways And Means
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Vancouver South—Burnaby
B.C.

Liberal

Herb Dhaliwal Minister of National Revenue

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1), I wish to table a notice of ways and means motion to amend the Customs Tariff. I am also tabling explanatory notes. I ask that an order of the day be designated for consideration of the motion.

International Treaties
Routine Proceedings

June 10th, 1999 / 10 a.m.

Halton
Ontario

Liberal

Julian Reed Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to table, in both official languages, international treaties that entered into force for Canada in 1993, a list of which is also tabled.

Human Rights And Democratic Development
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Halton
Ontario

Liberal

Julian Reed Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), I have the honour to lay before the House, in both official languages, the five year review of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, 1993 to 1998.

The centre is an independent organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and democratic development. The review covers the activities and organization of the centre and its role in the international human rights community.

Business Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I would like to seek unanimous consent for the following motion:

That any recorded division requested on the concurrence to Government Orders Ways and Means Motion No. 28 later this day be deferred until the end of Government Orders today.

Business Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. government House leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Business Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Business Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Business Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Peterborough
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to seven petitions.

House Of Commons
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I have the honour to lay on the table the document entitled “Individual Member's Expenditures” for fiscal year 1998-99.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Bill Graham Toronto Centre—Rosedale, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of tabling in both official languages the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade entitled “Canada and the Future of the World Trade Organization: Advancing a Millennium Agenda in the Public Interest”.

Mr. Speaker, as you can see from the size of this report, it represents a considerable amount of work which was done by committee members in a very short, compressed period of time. I want to thank members of the committee for the tremendous amount of work they put into it and for the enormous energy that went into preparing this report.

In addition to the report, we have produced a citizen's guide to the WTO that I will be presenting to the House which we, the members of the committee, hope will be of use to the citizens of this country in understanding the importance of this organization to the future prosperity of Canadians.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests a comprehensive response to this report.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Clifford Lincoln Lac-Saint-Louis, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), I have the honour to present in both official languages the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, entitled “A Sense of Place: A Sense of Being: The Evolving Role of the Federal Government in Support of Culture in Canada”.

Having heard from a large number of Canadians over three years, the committee's report looks at culture from the perspective of key elements of cultural activity, creation, training, production, distribution and consumption, and makes 43 recommendations which call for better co-operation between federal departments and other orders of government.

The report attempts to capture the importance which Canadians place in the role of the Government of Canada in the promotion, protection and support of our culture and federal cultural instruments and institutions. A government response is requested pursuant to Standing Order 109.

I wish to thank members for their collegial and non-partisan effort, witnesses and those who submitted briefs and, last but not least, our staff.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

This is the report of the Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities which I had the pleasure to chair. This report will also be available in alternate formats.

I am also pleased to table the report of the recipient of the Centennial Flame Research Award for the year 1998, pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the Centennial Flame Research Award Act, chapter 17, Statutes of Canada, 1991.

We believe this has been an interesting exercise. We have called 12 ministers. We have embarked on a wonderful new methodology for parliament to be a tribune of the people and there will be a relevant role for parliament and stakeholders to contribute to the policy development of the government.

We thank all members of the committee, in particular the Bloc member, whose dissenting opinion is one of the most gracious and kind. We all want to move this agenda ahead.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Brent St. Denis Algoma—Manitoulin, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Government Operations. In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 108(2), the committee has considered forest management practices in Canada as an international trade issue and has agreed to this interim report.

I want to point out that the committee intends to continue this work in the fall, having had a chance, first, to visit British Columbia.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members who participated. They did a terrific job. I would also like to thank our witnesses, as well as our clerk, Richard Rumas, and our researcher, Jean-Luc Bourdages, for the excellent work they have done in support of the committee's work. I emphasize that this is an interim report. More work needs to be done, but our committee felt that the facts about Canadian forest harvesting practices need to known in the international marketplace, as well as the fact that Canada is a world leader in forest management practices.

With that, Mr. Speaker, we wish you a great summer.