House of Commons Hansard #58 of the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was insurance.

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Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed. .[Text]

Question No. 21—

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

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Bloc

Jocelyne Girard-Bujold Jonquière, QC

For the fiscal years 1997-98 and 1998-99, can the government provide a detailed list of all grants awarded by the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec in Quebec's 75 federal ridings?

Return tabled.

Starred Questions
Routine Proceedings

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Scarborough—Rouge River
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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 Question No. 28.

I ask that the question and the answer to Question No. 28 be printed in Hansard as if read. .[Text]

*Question No. 28—

Starred Questions
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Liberal

Guy St-Julien Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik, QC

With respect to the situation of the occupants of the 185 unhealthy houses in the Cree community of Chisasibi, attributable to the very high levels of mold and mildew that have been growing in these houses, can the departments of Health Canada and Indian Affairs and Northern Development answer the following questions with reference to 1999, 2000 and 2001: ( a ) how many times has each department visited this James Bay Cree community; ( b ) how much has each department spent to remedy this problem; and ( c ) having recognized the extreme urgency of this situation from the standpoint of public health, what resources and means have these two departments put in place?

Starred Questions
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Liberal

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

I am informed as follows:

Health Canada

The health portfolio for all northern Quebec Cree communities has been under the provincial government jurisdiction since the signing of the James Bay agreement. Consequently, Health Canada's regional environmental health services have not been involved in the community's housing assessment since 1978. Since the James Bay agreement of 1978, Health Canada has not visited the Chisasibi Cree community; Health Canada did not spend anything; and Health Canada, first nations and Inuit Health Branch, Quebec region, can visit the community if the Quebec government agrees to it and makes recommendations accordingly.

Indian Affairs and Northern Development: Five times; $2.1 million plus $1.9 million under the new onreserved housing policy; the department is quite aware of and concerned about the health implications of mold and mildew in houses in Chisasibi. While there is no ongoing program or financial resources dedicated to this problem, the department provides the Cree communities with $3.7 million annually to assist them in addressing their housing needs. However, in recognition of the serious health concern, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development advised the chief of Chisasibi that the department would provide emergency financial assistance to help in dealing with the immediate problems, and, as well, would continue to offer assistance in the form of information on the prevention of residential mold contamination.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

May 9th, 2001 / 3:15 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, perhaps in part to pre-empt the member for New Brunswick Southwest, I advise him that written answers to his written questions were signed off by me on behalf of the government House leader this morning and I will be tabling them in the House tomorrow.

I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order Paper
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Progressive Conservative

Greg Thompson New Brunswick Southwest, NB

Mr. Speaker, I thank the parliamentary secretary and I will read remarks made yesterday in defence of this place we call parliament by the former prime minister, John Turner, when he said:

The member of Parliament is at the basis of our system...Give these members a voice. Let them speak their minds, let them speak their consciences and let them represent the interests of their constituents.

That is the point I have been trying to make, but I appreciate the parliamentary secretary's response.

Questions On The Order Paper
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The Speaker

Shall the remaining questions stand?

Questions On The Order Paper
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For Papers
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Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, Motion for the Production of Papers No. 19, in the name of the hon. member for Malpeque, is acceptable to the government with the reservation stated in the reply and the documents are to be tabled immediately.

I ask that all other Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers be allowed to stand.

Motions For Papers
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The Speaker

Subject to the reservations or conditions expressed by the parliamentary secretary, is it the pleasure of the House to adopt Notice of Motion No. 19?

Motions For Papers
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Motions For Papers
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The Speaker

Shall the remaining Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers stand?

Motions For Papers
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-17, an act to amend the Budget Implementation Act, 1997 and the Financial Administration Act, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.