House of Commons Hansard #73 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was transportation.

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Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, if Question No. 126 could be made an order for return, this return will be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Is it agreed?

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Question No. 126
Routine Proceedings

March 19th, 2003 / 3:25 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Bill Casey Cumberland—Colchester, NS

With regard to reports in December 2001 that the Department of Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) was taking steps to cooperate with Canada Customs and Revenue (CCRA) to identify from tax returns, seniors who were entitled to receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), but did not do so, in 2001 and 2002: ( a ) what steps were taken to ensure that Canadian seniors who were entitled to the GIS received the benefit; ( b ) were seniors contacted by HRDC or CCRA by mail regarding eligibility for the GIS; ( c ) if seniors were contacted, which department made the inquiries; ( d ) how many seniors, if contacted, responded to the inquiry; ( e ) if inquiries were made, how many of the seniors who responded were granted the GIS; ( f ) what steps have been taken to identify the shortcomings in the system that allowed approximately 250,000 seniors between 1993 and 2001 not to receive the GIS even though their tax returns indicated that they were eligible; ( g ) what changes have been made to the administrative process in both HRDC and CCRA to ensure that all seniors entitled to the GIS receive it?

(Return tabled).

Question No. 126
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Mr. Speaker, I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Question No. 126
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The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Question No. 126
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers No. P-31, in the name of the hon. member for St. John's West, is acceptable to the government. The papers are tabled immediately.

Motion P-31

That an Order of the House do issue for copies of all reports and background papers prepared by Ray Hession respecting the gun registry program.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House that Motion No. P-31 be deemed to have been adopted?

Motions for Papers
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Mr. Speaker, would you be so kind as to call Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers No. P-20, in the name of the hon. member for Port Moody--Coquitlam--Port Coquitlam.

Motion P-20

That an Order of the House do issue for copies of all documentation, including reports, minutes of meeting, notes, e-mails, advertising, memos and correspondence since January 2002 within the Department of Transport that relates to the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol that sets out the benefits, how the targets are to be reached and its cost to the department.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

Mr. Speaker, Transport Canada advises that its files contain approximately 13 megabytes of electronically stored information, or approximately 53,000 pages corresponding to the broad range of the request. As such, it is prohibitively expensive in labour and money to produce and would not be available in any reasonable time frame.

I therefore ask the hon. member to withdraw his motion.

Motions for Papers
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Canadian Alliance

James Moore Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, I ask that the motion be transferred for debate.

Motions for Papers
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The Speaker

The motion is transferred for debate.

Motions for Papers
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Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

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