House of Commons Hansard #128 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was transportation.

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International Free Trade Zone At Mirabel
Oral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Ottawa South
Ontario

Liberal

John Manley Minister of Industry

Mr. Speaker, I believe that the project proposed is still under study by the Minister of National Revenue. We can consider the proposals which are on the table.

Employment Insurance
Oral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

NDP

Michelle Dockrill Bras D'Or, NS

Mr. Speaker, on October 15 women across the globe will march hand in hand, side by side.

One of the issues they are fighting against is poverty and how it affects their families. Meanwhile the government talks about the great strides it has taken for the rights of women in Canada. All of us in this Chamber know that poor children are a result of poor parents.

Can the HRDC minister tell us if, with her government's proposed changes to the EI, a woman who was ineligible for benefits last week will be eligible today?

Employment Insurance
Oral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Brant
Ontario

Liberal

Jane Stewart Minister of Human Resources Development

Mr. Speaker, the government has shown its recognition of the importance of our youngest citizens, our children.

Most recently we agreed with the provinces to a $2.2 billion investment in the early years. In addition, we have increased our investments to the national child benefit which goes directly to low income families.

With regard to employment insurance, I would tell the hon. member that for women the unemployment rates have come down to the lowest point in the last 25 years. From our point of view the best support for a family is a job.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Oral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Progressive Conservative

Joe Clark Kings—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, the minister responsible for ACOA has just stated the new government policy that government operations will be moved from lower unemployment communities to higher unemployment communities.

My question for the Deputy Prime Minister is, which other agencies will be moved in accordance with this policy? Will CBC headquarters be moved out of downtown Toronto? Will downtown Toronto lose all its agencies? Will Ottawa be de-populated?

Will the Deputy Prime Minister spell out exactly how—

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Oral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

The Speaker

The hon. Minister of Veterans Affairs.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Oral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Gander—Grand Falls
Newfoundland & Labrador

Liberal

George Baker Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)

Mr. Speaker, we are talking about a general economic development agreement to be signed with the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The argument is that the Tory Party is in favour of spending money in a low unemployment area in the city of St. John's versus an area in rural Newfoundland with high unemployment that was caused by his government's disastrous fisheries policy that allowed foreigners to take everything.

The Environment
Oral Question Period

October 6th, 2000 / 11:55 a.m.

Liberal

Ivan Grose Oshawa, ON

Mr. Speaker, this week the environment minister announced the establishment of an appraisal review panel that will implement a new process for the ecological gifts program.

Can the minister tell the House what the benefit of that program is for species at risk in Canada? If I might add a personal note, at my age I find this a most appropriate question.

The Environment
Oral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Kitchener Centre
Ontario

Liberal

Karen Redman Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, Budget 2000 introduced new tax measures that allowed the number of eco-gift donations to increase by more than two-thirds. This is good news for wildlife and biodiversity in Canada, as well as for Canadian taxpayers.

Species at risk, like the burrowing owl and the loggerhead shrike, have a stronger chance of recovery thanks to the 165 donations valued at in excess of $25 million.

I encourage all Canadians to consider donating ecologically sensitive lands. These gifts are Canada's future.

Presence In Gallery
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

I draw to the attention of hon. members to the presence in the gallery of my brother Speaker from Austria, His Excellency Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of the Austrian National Council.

Presence In Gallery
Oral Question Period

Noon

Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order today relating to the use of nomenclature in the House. Today members of cabinet continuously referred to members of the Canadian Alliance as the reform alliance. I point to Standing Order 10 which clearly—

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

Some hon. members

Oh, oh.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

Order, please. Of course, we should refer to ourselves by not only our proper ridings but with the proper names of our parties. I would urge all hon. members to do that.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

Bloc

René Laurin Joliette, QC

Mr. Speaker on Friday, September 22, the fire alarm rang and we had to leave the House in a hurry, just as I was about to ask a question.

At that point, Mr. Speaker, you promised that the following Friday you would take into account the time that was left during that oral question period.

Last Friday, another unforeseen event took place, as everyone knows, and the following Friday, which is today, I noticed that for some reason you did not take into account that period of time, since oral question period ended at noon.

I would still like to ask my question and I would like the Chair to tell me when I will be allowed to do so.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

Is the hon. member's question for a minister who is now sitting in the House?