House of Commons Hansard #201 of the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was pesticides.

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Government Contracts
Oral Question Period

Noon

Mississauga South
Ontario

Liberal

Paul Szabo Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Mr. Speaker, since the first internal audit in 2000, corrective action plans have been taken. There have been numerous referrals to authorities and the auditor general is involved.

The new Minister of Public Works and Government Services has been decisive in his initiatives and actions. In addition, he has been respectful of the House of Commons by being forthright and constructive in his answers.

Members over there should be proud and Canadians should be--

Government Contracts
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

The hon. member for Fundy--Royal.

Species at Risk Act
Oral Question Period

June 7th, 2002 / noon

Progressive Conservative

John Herron Fundy Royal, NB

Mr. Speaker, the environment minister has tabled 11th hour amendments on critical habit and scientific listing closer to the Progressive Conservative position. However the minister also knew if he did not, the Liberals likely would have voted down his bill, not only costing the bill but likely his cabinet position along the way.

If the minister is willing to table amendments, why will he not table amendments to have more clarity with the compensation regime? Why is the minister still willing to sell out rural Canadians and Liberal backbenchers by not providing more clarity about when we compensate and when we do not?

Species at Risk Act
Oral Question Period

Noon

Victoria
B.C.

Liberal

David Anderson Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, I am glad to have the hon. member's support for the amendments that were tabled yesterday.

It is important to recognize that there is some difference here. The issue of compensation has been looked at closely. We had an excellent study done by Dr. Peter Pearse, professor emeritus of resource economics at UBC.

The difficulty of outlining in advance the rules for compensation proved to be beyond our ability to handle at this time. After we have had some experience with the process that we have put in place in the bill, we expect we will be able to put in clear rules for compensation.

Species at Risk Act
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

Order, please. During oral question period today, the hon. member for Hochelaga—Maisonneuve used a word that I did not quite hear. I believe he said hypocrisy.

I can only advise hon. members that hypocrisy, as they all know, is quite foreign to this place and I would urge greater caution in their choice of words in question period in future.

Members' Expenditures
Routine Proceedings

Noon

The Speaker

I have the honour to lay upon the table a document entitled, “Individual Member's Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 2001-2002”.

Order in Council Appointments
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Kitchener Centre
Ontario

Liberal

Karen Redman Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table, in both official languages, a number of order in council appointments made recently by the government.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Kitchener Centre
Ontario

Liberal

Karen Redman Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to three petitions.

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 53(1), I move:

That on June 11, 2002, the House shall consider, in accordance with Standing Order 53.1, a motion “That this House take note of the review of the Canadian health care system by the Romanow Commission”.

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Did the hon. House leader indicate that he had consulted with other House leaders with respect to this matter?

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Paul MacKlin Northumberland, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to present a petition from many individuals in the Port Hope area within my constituency.

The petitioners are very concerned about VIA Rail and the ceasing of service to a number of Ontario commuter stops. They encourage the House to continue the service going into Port Hope.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Bev Desjarlais Churchill, MB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of almost 1,000 people, mostly truck drivers in Canada, in relation to the Minister of Transport's suggested changes to the hours of service for truck drivers.

There is great concern nationwide, and certainly from truck drivers, about allowing 14 hour days and up to 84 hours of driving per week. This is unacceptable to them as well as to the safety of people on the roads.

I will add this petition to the number of numerous signatures on petitions that have already come in on this issue.