House of Commons Hansard #133 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was water.

Topics

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Gordon Earle Halifax West, NS

Mr. Speaker, my last petition concerns the public health care system. It is signed by a number of people who are calling upon the federal government to increase its share of funding to 25% immediately and to implement a national home care program and a national program for prescription drugs.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Reform

Derrek Konrad Prince Albert, SK

Mr. Speaker, I was interested to hear that the government has just answered 11 petitions.

I am pleased to present a petition signed by the good people of Nanaimo—Cowichan which I am presenting on their behalf at the request of their member. There are approximately 2,700 signatures on this petition.

The petitioners draw the attention of the House of Commons to the genetically modified organism issue. They talk about allowing these foods into Canada, non-labelling, no independent testing, and incidents occurring that indicate genetically modified foods are causing problems. The petitioners are calling on parliament to enforce labelling.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Bloc

Jocelyne Girard-Bujold Jonquière, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today, the last day of this session, to present a petition.

It contains the signature of 2,000 petitioners from my region of Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean. They join with the thousands of Quebecers who, over the last few months, have asked parliament to make all the arrangements required to consult the people and their representatives on the principle of importing MOX fuel.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Angela Vautour Beauséjour—Petitcodiac, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have the privilege to present a petition containing about 250 names with regard to the new EI boundaries.

Unfortunately the people in the villages of South Branch, Hillsborough and Elgin in my riding have been kept with the Moncton zone, which means they will need almost twice as many hours to qualify for only 15 to 17 weeks compared to 32 weeks in other regions. This is very unfair.

It is unfortunate that they still have to fight to get what is just. They should be zoned with the rural area and not with the urban. Hopefully within time that very unjust situation created by the Liberal government will be corrected.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Loyola Hearn St. John's West, NL

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from several hundred Newfoundlanders all over the province. They are expressing concern about the ungoverned use of Internet in public libraries where the participants in research and so on have access to degrading pornographic material.

They are asking that their tax dollars not be used in this way and that the government bring in legislation to govern the use of such materials in the public libraries of the province.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Gloucester
Ontario

Liberal

Eugène Bellemare Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for International Cooperation

Mr. Speaker, Question No. 110 will be answered today. .[Text]

Question No. 110—

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Greg Thompson Charlotte, NB

With respect to employment insurance benefit applicants in the Restigouche—Charlotte, employment insurance region, for each of the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 fiscal years: ( a ) how many workers qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours; ( b ) how many of these workers were female; ( c ) how many were male; ( d ) how many were female and over 60 years of age; ( e ) how many were male and over 60 years of age; ( f ) how many employment insurance benefit applicants did not qualify for benefits; and ( g ) what was the average number of hours worked by those who qualified for employment insurance benefits?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Brant
Ontario

Liberal

Jane Stewart Minister of Human Resources Development

With respect to employment insurance, EI benefit applicants in the Restigouche—Charlotte employment insurance region, for each of the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 fiscal years:

(a) During the fiscal year 1998-1999, 124 claims were established with the minimum number of hours required to qualify for employment benefits in Restigouche—Charlotte. This represents 0.18% of the 70,666 claims established in that period.

During the first nine months of the fiscal year 1999-2000, the latest available data for that period, 93 claims were established with the minimum number of hours required to qualify for employment benefits in Restigouche—Charlotte. This represents 0.16% of the 56,766 claims established in that period.

(b) During the fiscal year 1998-1999, the number of claims from women, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 47 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

During the first nine months of the fiscal year 1999-2000, the number of claims from women, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 49 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

(c) During the fiscal year 1998-1999, the number of claims from men, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 77 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

During the first nine months of the fiscal year 1999-2000, the number of claims from men, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 44 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

(d) During the fiscal year 1998-1999, the number of claims from women over 60 years of age, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 2 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

During the first nine months of the fiscal year 1999-2000, the number of claims from women over 60 years of age, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 6 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

(e) During the fiscal year 1998-1999, the number of claims from men over 60 years of age, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 3 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

During the first nine months of the fiscal year 1999-2000, the number of claims from men over 60 years of age, among the total amount of claims that qualified for employment benefits with the minimum number of required hours, was 7 in Restigouche—Charlotte.

(f) Administrative data is primarily geared toward those who qualify as many claimants self access and do not apply for benefits. An alternative source is the employment insurance coverage survey, conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Human Resources Development Canada, HRDC. This survey provides information on the unemployed who do not qualify for benefits. However, these data are not available by local EI region.

(g) During the fiscal year 1998-1999, the average number of required hours worked, according to all the claims that qualified for employment insurance benefits in Restigouche—Charlotte, was 1,111.

During the first nine months of the fiscal year 1999-2000, the average number of required hours worked, according to all the claims that qualified for employement insurance benefits in Restigouche—Charlotte, was 1,106.

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Gloucester
Ontario

Liberal

Eugène Bellemare Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for International Cooperation

Mr. Speaker, if Question No. 54 could be made an order for return, the return would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

Is that agreed?

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed. .[Text]

Question No. 54—

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Bloc

Christiane Gagnon Québec, QC

With respect to each of the programs for children (from infants to youth) delivered by federal departments and agencies, can the government indicate: ( a ),the year the program was introduced; and ( b ) since 1989: (i) a complete breakdown of the funding allocated for each fiscal year; (ii) the mechanisms established to evaluate the program's effectiveness; (iii) the follow-up and changes made to the program as a result of these evaluations; (iv) the annual administrative costs for the program's management; and (v) the mechanism(s) that the federal government has established to ensure these different programs are coordinated?

Return tabled.

Starred Questions
Routine Proceedings

October 20th, 2000 / 12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Gloucester
Ontario

Liberal

Eugène Bellemare Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for International Cooperation

Mr. Speaker, would you be so kind as to call Starred Question No. 89. .[Text]

*Question No. 89—

Starred Questions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Reform

Jim Pankiw Saskatoon—Humboldt, SK

With respect to the Canada Foundation for Innovation, what has the government through Industry Canada determined to be the amount of additional funding attracted from: ( a ) provincial governments; ( b ) universities; ( c ) private sector; and ( d ) voluntary sector?

Starred Questions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Eugène Bellemare Carleton—Gloucester, ON

Mr. Speaker, I ask that it be printed in Hansard as if read.