House of Commons Hansard #116 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was religious.

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Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 217 and 228.

Question No. 217
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Joe Clark Calgary Centre, AB

Between April 11 and April 24, 2003: ( a ) to which provincial premiers did the prime minister speak by telephone on the issue of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak; ( b ) who initiated each call, and what was its duration?

Question No. 217
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Bras D'Or—Cape Breton
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Rodger Cuzner Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

Because of the complex nature of federal-provincial relationships and the importance of these relationships to the management of the federation, discussions between premiers and the Prime Minister are confidential. Therefore, specific details of telephone conversations cannot be released.

Question No. 228
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Loyola Hearn St. John's West, NL

Can the Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirm if a Portuguese vessel was caught outside the 200-mile limit with a significant amount of codfish on board in December of 2002?

Question No. 228
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

West Nova
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Robert Thibault Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

The master of a Portuguese vessel was issued a citation by Canadian Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, NAFO, inspectors for exceeding the bycatch limit of 5% for cod while fishing outside Canada's 200 mile limit in December 2002. Of the 106.9 tonnes of fish aboard this vessel, there were 5.76 tonnes of cod in the inspection sample. This amounts to 10% of the inspected catch and is considered a significant amount.

Question No. 228
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

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

Question No. 228
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Question No. 228
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, would you be so kind as to call Notice of Motions for the Production of Papers No. P-39, in the name of the hon. member for Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam.

That a humble Address be presented to Her Excellency praying that she will cause to be laid before this House a copy of all reports, documents, letters, internal documents, briefing notes, memoranda and electronic mail between Export Development Canada and Indofoods.

Mr. Speaker, EDC is a commercial financial institution and is not subject to access to information. EDC's obligations of confidentiality to its clients prevents it from discussing transactions, proposed transactions and rejected transactions. EDC implemented a disclosure policy in October 2001, which it believes provides more information than if it were subject to ATI.

EDC is voluntarily discussing disclosing information in a timely manner, seeking consent from its customers to disclose transactional information and is promoting compliance with policy. To date only one out of 301 transactions has not been disclosed.

Hon. members can visit www.edc.ca/corpinfo/disclosure/D2_e for more information.

I therefore ask that this matter be put over for debate, and I think you would find that the hon. the Minister of Health would be agreeable to this.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Edmonton West
Alberta

Liberal

Anne McLellan Minister of Health

Mr. Speaker, I ask that this Motion for the Production of Papers be transferred for debate.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The motion is transferred for debate.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

Geoff Regan Halifax West, NS

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

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Is that agreed?

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Canada Elections Act
Government Orders

June 11th, 2003 / 3:40 p.m.

Edmonton West
Alberta

Liberal

Anne McLellan for the Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved that Bill C-24, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act (political financing), be read the third time and passed.