House of Commons Hansard #117 of the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was security.

Topics

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
Government Orders

1:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

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

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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Some hon. members

Yea.

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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The Deputy Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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Some hon. members

Nay.

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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The Deputy Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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The Deputy Speaker

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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The Deputy Speaker

The vote has been deferred until next Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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Liberal

Jacques Saada Brossard—La Prairie, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I propose that we see the clock as 2 p.m.

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
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The Deputy Speaker

It is my understanding that if I call the time any time after 3 o'clock obviously we would all lose out on question period. I do not think it is in anyone's best interest to do any such thing, but I will make the following suggestion. I suggest that we suspend the House to the call of the Chair at 2 p.m.

Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
Government Orders

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

(The sitting of the House was suspended at 1.49 p.m.)

Housing
Statements By Members

November 22nd, 2001 / 2 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, as the weather grows colder many of us are already thinking about spending time with our loved ones during the upcoming holiday season. Unfortunately for thousands of Canadians the winter also brings on a season of fear and worry for those without a home and simply trying to survive on the street.

In response the federal government adopted a strategy to draw together the resources of local communities to develop unique solutions that address the needs of individual communities. In my own riding of Ottawa Centre the Minister of Labour who is responsible for homelessness initiatives has worked tirelessly to support partnerships between all levels of government, non-profit organizations and the private sector.

These combined efforts will go a long way to support transitional housing initiatives and help people move from shelters to independent living arrangements. By working together we can eliminate the root causes of homelessness in Canada.

Ukraine
Statements By Members

2 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Ken Epp Elk Island, AB

Mr. Speaker, it was 69 years ago that Stalin unleashed his fury against millions of innocent Ukrainians. This was a holocaust which is largely ignored, mostly forgotten and very seldom mentioned in what we call polite society. People want to put it away and forget that it happened.

What happened was that Stalin decided these people would be put away and that farmers would be collectivized. There were many who objected to having their property taken away and as a result they were systematically shot. Stalin brought in individuals whose job it was to exterminate these people. Many intellectuals were killed.

The number was not known, but with the archives in Russia now being opened it is confirmed that at least seven million Ukrainians thus died very sadly.

Ukraine
Statements By Members

2 p.m.

Liberal

Walt Lastewka St. Catharines, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to ask Canadians to mark November 24 as a day of remembrance for the more than seven million Ukrainians who were victims of the famine and genocide of 1932-33.

This famine was not a result of natural causes but was perpetrated by the communist leader of the time, Josef Stalin. In a move to force both farmers and peasants into collective farming Stalin increased the grain procurement quota for Ukraine by 44%, knowing that this would cause a grain shortage which would result in the inability of both farmers and peasants to feed themselves. Soviet law stated that no grain would be provided to Ukraine until the quota was met. This action resulted in over seven million Ukrainians dying.

On November 26, 1998, Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma issued a presidential decree designating every fourth Saturday of November as the National Day of Remembrance of the victims of this horrific act. This weekend on November 24 Canadians will join with millions of Ukrainians throughout the world to mark this terrible event.

It is my sincere hope as a Canadian of Ukrainian descent that the world will learn from this tragic episode in history and ensure that it will never happen again in the future.

Peace
Statements By Members

2 p.m.

Liberal

Karen Redman Kitchener Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, from November 18 to November 25 YMCAs across Canada recognize peace week. Peace has many dimensions. It is not only the state of relationships among nations. We cannot expect to live in a world of peace if we are unable to live in peace with those close to us, even those who differ from us. The responsibility for peace begins with individuals in relationship with family and friends and extends to community life and national activities.

Two remarkable Kitchener residents have been honoured for their contributions to peace. Maureen Murphy received the Peace Medallion for her work in alternative dispute resolution. Maureen works with young offenders and their families to achieve a peaceful resolution and return the family to full functioning.

Through her work at the AR Kaufman Family YMCA, Donna Perk goes above and beyond to ensure the YMCA's youngest members feel welcome and part of a very special community.

I ask the House to join me in congratulating Maureen Murphy and Donna Perk for their achievements in peacebuilding.

Afghanistan
Statements By Members

2:05 p.m.

Liberal

Jean Augustine Etobicoke—Lakeshore, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that on November 22 and 23 the Canadian government will support a conference organized by South Asia Partnership Canada.

The Afghanistan of Tomorrow Conference will bring together over 100 participants including Afghan Canadian community leaders, Afghan intellectuals, tribal leaders and Afghan women activists from Canada, the United States, Pakistan and Europe together with Canadian NGOs, humanitarian workers, students, parliamentarians, policy makers and government officials.

Participants at the two day conference will work to develop policy recommendations for long term peacebuilding strategies in Afghanistan that reflect Afghan solutions to Afghan problems.

This exciting conference is sponsored in part by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade human security program. Our time honoured role for which we are well known and respected throughout the world is one of peace and capacity building and expertise in this conference.