House of Commons Hansard #26 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was liberal.

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Question No. 35
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Papineau—Saint-Denis
Québec

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew Minister of Health

As of January 1, 2004, the natural health products regulations came into force and apply to all natural health products, NHPs. The regulations set out the requirements for the importation of NHPs. Sections A.01.040 to A.01.044 of the food and drug regulations that govern importation are incorporated in the regulations.

In accordance with section 100 of the natural health products regulations, the importation of natural health products, NHPs, that are in violation of the regulations or the Food and Drugs Act are prohibited. These products cannot be sold or imported in Canada.

According to section A.01.044 of the food and drugs regulations, a natural health product that is in violation may be imported if relabelling or modifying of the natural health product would be in conformity with the regulations or the Food and Drugs Act to allow for lawful sale in Canada. Importers using this provision must: a) notify the Health Products Food Branch Inspectorate, HPFBI, of the proposed importation; and b) relabel or modify the natural health product as necessary for lawful sale in Canada within three months after the importation or period of time specified by Health Canada.

Also, according to Health Canada’s importation of human use drugs for personal use enforcement directive, individuals may seek drugs for personal use up to three months.

The Natural Health Products Directorate has consulted with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, DFAIT, and the World Trade Organization, WTO, on technical barriers to trade with NAFTA. In addressing foreign trade issues, domestic and imported NHPs are treated equally to ensure a level playing field under the regulations with respect to product license, site license and good manufacturing practices, GMPs, requirements.

Provisions in international agreements on importation of unauthorized products are consistent with the respective requirements under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, GATT, and NAFTA.

Question No. 41
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Duncan Vancouver Island North, BC

For the fiscal year 2002-2003, what is the detailed breakdown of the government funds allocated to the Indian Taxation Advisory Board?

Question No. 41
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Parry Sound—Muskoka
Ontario

Liberal

Andy Mitchell Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

For fiscal year 2002-03 the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, DIAND, based on approved budgets and work plans, has provided funding to the Indian taxation advisory board, ITAB, as outlined in the attached chart:

The annual audit of ITAB’s financial statements, dated May 23, 2003, confirms that expenditures were in accordance with amounts given above.

Question No. 44
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Gerald Keddy South Shore, NS

With regard to the Minister of Finance's statement in the House of Commons of Wednesday, February 4, 2004, will the government allow Nova Scotia woodlot owners to defer their income tax at 10 percent per year over the next ten years on the short-term salvage profit resulting from Hurricane Juan?

Question No. 44
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Wascana
Saskatchewan

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Minister of Finance

The Government of Canada is continuing to assess whether it would be appropriate to target assistance specifically to woodlot owners through the tax system or other mechanisms.

As well, the Government of Canada has already begun to assist individuals and businesses affected by hurricane Juan. On October 20, 2003, the Government of Canada announced that it would provide financial assistance under the disaster financial assistance arrangements, DFAA, to the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Under the DFAA, the Government of Canada cost-shares with provinces eligible expenses incurred to repair the damage from a disaster. Provinces choose how to direct assistance to disaster victims through their programs and the Government of Canada makes payments to the provinces for a portion of the expense of those programs. On March 4, 2004, the hon. Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the hon. Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $8 million in payments to the Province of Nova Scotia under the DFAA. These payments include $4 million for the flooding which affected much of mainland Nova Scotia in spring of 2003 and $4 million for the effects of hurricane Juan in September 2003.

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, if Questions Nos. 3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 18, 19, 21, 25, 28, 29 and 31 could be made orders for return, these returns would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

The Speaker

Is it agreed?

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Question No. 3
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

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

Regarding the calculation of annual housing subsidies for the Cree of Eeyou Ischee—James Bay, Quebec, will the department: ( a ) review together with the Grand Council of the Cree, with full disclosure, and, if necessary, increase these subsidies; and ( b ) adjust payments for any arrears identified by the above-mentioned review?

Return tabled.

Question No. 4
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

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

In view of the fact that the Assembly of First Nations has recently announced that it plans to assume responsibility for the Indian Housing Program, will the Minister commit: ( a ) not to transfer any part of the housing program until a proper and complete assessment of housing needs is carried out in all First Nations communities; ( b ) to increase, in the interim, the subsidies to First Nations communities and to the Cree of Eeyou Istchee—James Bay; and ( c ) to adjust the amount of the subsidy once the survey of needs is complete?

Return tabled.

Question No. 8
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Williams St. Albert, AB

With regard to performance pay for public servants in the Executive (EX) category and the Deputy Minister (DM) category in fiscal year 2002-2003: ( a ) for each department, agency or Crown corporation, how many employees received performance pay, broken down by EX category (e.g. EX-1, EX-2, etc.); ( b ) for each department, agency or Crown corporation, how many employees are there in each EX category; ( c ) for each department, agency or Crown corporation, how many employees received performance pay, broken down by DM category (i.e. DM-1, DM-2, etc.); ( d ) for each department, agency or Crown corporation, how many employees are there in each DM category; and ( e ) for each department, agency or Crown corporation, what was the total amount paid out in performance pay?

Return tabled.

Question No. 10
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Williams St. Albert, AB

With regard to the rubric “Losses of Public Property Due to an Offence or Other Illegal Act” for the Department of National Defence as listed on page 3.25 of Volume II, Part II of the Public Accounts of Canada 2002-2003, and the following cases of theft: i) 5,532 cases of “theft of military kit” totalling $208,538; ii) 1 case of “theft of transportation equipment” totalling $206; iii) 2 cases of “theft of machinery” totalling $7,195; iv) 8 cases of “theft of telecommunication equipment” totalling $4,297; v) 22 cases of “theft of electronic equipment” totalling $18,879; vi) 18 cases of “theft of technical equipment” totalling $32,863; vii) 4 cases of “theft of tools” totalling $4,898; viii) 5 cases of “theft of weapons” totalling $1,146; ix) 1,013 cases of “theft of military specific equipment” totalling $38,520; x) 33 cases of “theft of non-military specific equipment” totalling $14,762; ( a ) what was stolen in each individual case; ( b ) what was the value of each individual item; ( c ) where was the location of the theft; and ( d ) were there any charges laid in the case?

Return tabled.

Question No. 12
Routine Proceedings

March 22nd, 2004 / 3:50 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John M. Cummins Delta—South Richmond, BC

With regard to the use of the risk management of the antimalarial drug mefloquine by Health Canada and the Department of National Defence: ( a ) what antimalarial drugs have been administered to Canadian Forces personnel, giving the deployment and the number of personnel involved for each of the years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003; ( b ) is the administration of antimalarial drug always recorded in each soldier’s medical record, (if not, indicate each time that its use was not recorded in each soldier’s medical record and why); ( c ) has any soldier ever complained that the fact he was taking an antimalarial drug was not recorded in his medical record or the manner in which it was recorded; ( d ) name the adverse events involving Canadian Forces personnel that have been reported by year and by deployment; ( e ) how does the Canadian Forces document anti-malaria prophylaxis; ( f ) how many Canadian Forces members deployed abroad have committed suicide in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 (i) during the mission, (ii) following the mission, (iii) of these how many had been at some time administered mefloquine; ( g ) what adverse events were reported to Health Canada in each of the years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003; ( h ) name or describe each adverse event as recorded by Health Canada in each of the years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003; ( i ) how many of each of these adverse events were recorded by Health Canada in each of the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003; and ( j ) which of the adverse events reported to Health Canada in each of the years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 involved persons who had been administered the drug while in the Canadian Forces?

Return tabled.

Question No. 18
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

James Rajotte Edmonton Southwest, AB

Since 2003, what grants, contributions, contracts, and/or loan guarantees made either through a crown corporation, department and/or agency of the government were received by the holdings of any the various versions of the “blind trust” of the Prime Minister, specifying the dollar amount, date made, reasons for funding/statement of work, and the present status of the grants, contribution and/or loan guarantee (whether repaid, partially repaid or unpaid) or in the case of the contract, whether the contract was fulfilled, and how it was tendered?

Return tabled.

Question No. 19
Routine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

James Rajotte Edmonton Southwest, AB

Since 1993, what sub-contracts made either through a crown corporation, department and/or agency of the government were received by the holdings of any the various versions of the “blind trust” of the Prime Minister, specifying the dollar amount, date made, statement of work, whether the contract was fulfilled, and how it was tendered?

Return tabled.