House of Commons Hansard #28 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was budget.

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Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

March 24th, 2004 / 3:25 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 22 and 62.

Question No. 22
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Carol Skelton Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

With regard to the dredging of Wascana Lake in Regina: ( a ) what is the total financial contribution by the government to this project; ( b ) how much in total has been pledged by the government and its representative; ( c ) what is the total amount that has been transferred to date; and ( d ) from which department and agency budgets will this funding come?

Question No. 22
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

The answer is as follows: With regard to (a) On October 3, 2003, the three levels of government--national, provincial, and municipal--announced an $18 million project to deepen Wascana Lake. The Government of Canada has committed $9 million to the project, the province has committed $5 million and the City of Regina has committed $4 million. The Wascana Centre Authority will be the beneficiary of the project.

With regard to (b) A total of $18 million was pledged by three levels of government. The Government of Canada's representative is Infrastructure Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan's representative is Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation.

With regard to (c) Infrastructure Canada is currently working on the transfer of funds arrangement. Technically, the arrangement is through a contribution agreement, not a transfer . This is likely to be accomplished through a bilateral agreement between Saskatchewan and Canada. In a bilateral agreement, Saskatchewan, represented by Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation, will be responsible for paying the bills, and then will invoice the other two partners.

With regard to (d) Infrastructure Canada, as the Government of Canada's representative, will provide up to $9 million towards this project.

Question No. 62
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Gary Schellenberger Perth—Middlesex, ON

To date, how much has it cost to grow marijuana underground in the mine in Manitoba?

Question No. 62
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Papineau—Saint-Denis
Québec

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew Minister of Health

In December 2000, Health Canada signed a five year contract with Prairie Plant Systems Inc. The total value of the contract was $5,751,250.00. As of March 12, 2004, $3,476,399.70, GST included, had been paid to Prairie Plant Systems Inc. to grow marijuana underground in the mine at Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Questions Passed as Order for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, if Question No. 20 could be made an order for return, the return would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed as Order for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

The question enumerated by the hon. parliamentary secretary has been answered. Is it agreed that Question No. 20 be made an order for return?

Questions Passed as Order for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Question No. 20
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

James Rajotte Edmonton Southwest, AB

Since 1995 and for each fiscal year since, with respect to Technology Partnerships Canada (and including the IRAP TPC program) and the Atlantic Innovation Fund: ( a ) how many loans have been made; ( b ) what is the dollar value of these loans; ( c ) how much has actually been repaid; ( d ) how much was supposed to have been repaid based on the original agreements; ( e ) how many loans have been made to each province; ( f ) what is the dollar value of the loans in each province; ( g ) have any recipients of loans under these agreements defaulted on payments, yes or no; ( h ) how much has been written off; ( i ) how many jobs were expected to be created in each province; ( j ) how many were actually created in each province; ( k ) who has signing authority for these projects; ( l ) what other federal departments or agencies consulted prior to signing an agreement; and ( m ) what is the role of these other agencies?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 20
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Roger Gallaway Sarnia—Lambton, ON

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

Question No. 20
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Question No. 20
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

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

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

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Motions for Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.