House of Commons Hansard #47 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was housing.

Topics

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:30 p.m.

Reform

Derrek Konrad Prince Albert, SK

Mr. Speaker, the third petition concerns strengthening private property rights. The petitioners support the strengthening of property rights in Canada.

They call upon parliament to guarantee that all people will have the right to enjoy their property, the right not to be deprived of it without fair compensation, and the right to appeal when their rights have been infringed upon.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:30 p.m.

Reform

Derrek Konrad Prince Albert, SK

Mr. Speaker, the fourth petition concerns young offenders. It has been signed by a number of my constituents who wish to express their deep concern about crimes committed by youth.

They call upon parliament to bring in new laws to deal with the problem and request that existing laws be vigorously enforced.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:30 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from about 200 Canadians from all parts of the country on the issue of child poverty and the resolution of the House in November 1989.

They call upon parliament to use the federal budget this year, 2000, to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of Canada's children.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:30 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise pursuant to Standing Order 36 to present three petitions.

The first petition is on behalf of a number of residents throughout western Canada. They are saying that if we want to actually save some money to the tune of at least $15 million a year, a good thing to do would be to abolish the Senate which would take care of that and I suspect make people across the country an awful lot happier.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:30 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition goes on at some length about people concerned about violent criminals.

They are asking the Parliament of Canada to amend the criminal code to prevent people convicted of serious crimes from being released from custody pending the hearing of their appeals except in exceptional circumstances.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:30 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, the third petition is about child pornography. Like some of my colleagues have already indicated, people are outraged about the recent developments concerning the child pornography situation in British Columbia.

They are asking parliament to do whatever we can possibly do to strengthen the laws relating to the possession of child pornography and to ensure that it is never legalized.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 59 and 63. .[Text]

Question No. 59—

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Bloc

Jean-Guy Chrétien Frontenac—Mégantic, QC

With respect to the federal government's sponsorship for La tournée des 20, a cultural event taking place in the riding of Brome—Missisquoi in 1999, can the government tell us: ( a ) which federal government bodies contributed to the sponsorship; ( b ) what amounts were awarded by these federal bodies to make up the sponsorship; ( c ) for how many years the federal government has been contributing financially to La tournée des 20; and ( d ) what amounts were contributed by Ottawa in each of these years?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel
Québec

Liberal

Alfonso Gagliano Minister of Public Works and Government Services

(a) Public Works and Government Services Canada; (b) $10,000; (c) one year; and (d) 1999, $10,000.

Question No. 63—

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Reform

John Williams St. Albert, AB

Regarding the Canadian Rock Festival listed on page 10.4, Volume II, Number II, of the Public Accounts of Canada 1997-98: ( a ) where and when was the festival held; ( b ) how much did the federal government spend or contribute to the event; ( c ) what was received in return for the federal government's contribution; ( d ) who appeared at the festival; ( e ) how much were the performance fees per act; ( f ) why are the six groups or individuals listed going to be compensated for potential legal liability, and ( g ) what was the federal government liable for?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Winnipeg South Centre
Manitoba

Liberal

Lloyd Axworthy Minister of Foreign Affairs

(a) The Canadian Rock Festival listed on page 10.4, Volume II, Number II, of the Public Accounts of Canada 1997-98 did not take place. It had been scheduled for Mexico City, December 7 to 14, 1997.

(b) $27,113.36.

(c) The festival was to promote Canadian rock music and products, CDs and videos, as part of the program marketing Canadian cultural products abroad. The groups which were scheduled to participate are business organizations with products for sale. In addition to live performances the groups were to meet Mexican distributors, Mexican wholesalers and retailers, carry out promotional activities and meet with the Mexican cultural media.

(d) As the event was cancelled, no groups appeared. The groups scheduled to appear were: BTK, Joe's Funeral, superGARAGE, Surrender Dorothy, RED and By Divine Right.

(e) No performance fees were paid by the Government of Canada.

(f) Since the event was cancelled on extremely short notice the groups were compensated for non-refundable airline tickets and other incurred travel costs.

(g) The groups were provided ex gratia payments to cover the cost of the non-refundable airline tickets they had purchased and not used as well as incurred travel costs.

Starred Questions
Routine Proceedings

February 11th, 2000 / 12:35 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, would you be so kind as to call Starred Questions Nos. 13, 14 and 58.

Due to the number of responses today, I ask that all three starred questions be printed in Hansard as read.

Starred Questions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the House give its consent to print the answers to the three Starred Question Nos. 13, 14 and 58 as read?

Starred Questions
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Some hon. members

Agreed. .[Text]

*Question No. 13—

Starred Questions
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Reform

Jim Hart Okanagan—Coquihalla, BC

With respect to the Sea King shipborne helicopter which entered into service with the Canadian Armed Forces in 1963: ( a ) what was their original estimated operational lifespan; ( b ) what is their current estimated operational lifespan; ( c ) what measures are being taken to extend the operational life of the Sea King fleet; and ( d ) what are the operational capabilities of the current fleet in the following areas; (i) radius of action, (ii) endurance, (iii) flight in icing, (iv) weapons stations, (v) MAD, (vi) data recording, (vii) EMP/TREE, (viii) aircraft self-protection suite, and (ix) sonobuoy relay?