House of Commons Hansard #43 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was health.

Topics

Foreign Affairs
Oral Question Period

3 p.m.

Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge
Ontario

Liberal

Dan McTeague Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I believe that the hon. member is well aware that the Government of Canada takes Mr. Kieffer's disappearance very seriously. She is also aware that the government and even our embassy have been involved in tracing Mr. Kieffer right from the time he disappeared.

We know that the government still has other means of access to information on this matter, one which we take extremely seriously, as we did the case of our friend Fadi Fadel, who is here in Parliament today.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

April 28th, 2004 / 3:05 p.m.

Scarborough—Agincourt
Ontario

Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Mr. Speaker, in an exchange a few seconds ago, the hon. member for Calgary East pointed a finger at me. I wonder if you, Mr. Speaker, could clarify which finger he pointed.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

I did not see any finger pointing, aside from the usual. People do shake their fingers. I do not know whether the hon. member for Calgary East wishes to clarify the situation. I do not know if something happened.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Deepak Obhrai Calgary East, AB

Mr. Speaker, I was just following what his former prime minister did when he wanted to show he was not happy. I just wanted to show him that I was not happy with his heckling.

Year of Acadia
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Robert Thibault West Nova, NS

Mr. Speaker, discussions have been held between the parties and I believe, were you to seek it, that you would obtain unanimous consent for the following motion:

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain in North America, I move that this House declare the year 2004 the Year of Acadia.

Year of Acadia
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. member for West Nova have unanimous consent to introduce this motion?

Year of Acadia
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Year of Acadia
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Year of Acadia
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Board of Internal Economy
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

I have the honour to inform the House that Mrs. Judi Longfield, member for the electoral district of Whitby--Ajax, has been appointed member of the Board of Internal Economy in place of Ms. Marlene Catterall, member for the electoral district of Ottawa West--Nepean, for the purposes and under the provisions of an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act, chapter 32, Statutes of Canada 1997.

Lands Advisory Board
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Parry Sound—Muskoka
Ontario

Liberal

Andy Mitchell Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, a copy of the 2002-03 annual report of the Lands Advisory Board.

Grain Handling and Transportation System
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Scarborough—Agincourt
Ontario

Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, a report entitled, “Monitoring the Canadian Grain Handling and Transportation System--Annual Report: 2002-2003 Crop Year”.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Nick Discepola Vaudreuil-Soulanges, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Finance, concerning Bill C-30, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 23, 2004, as agreed on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, and to report it with amendments.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the 26th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, regarding matters relating to security on Parliament Hill.

Farm Income Protection Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Leon Benoit Lakeland, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-519, an act to amend the Farm Income Protection Act (crop damage by gophers).

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to once again present a private member's bill to help farmers deal with the problem of damage done through Richardson's ground squirrels, or more commonly called gophers.I have a motion in the mix which would return the appropriate concentration of strychnine to farmers so they could mix it themselves on their farms.

The bill would at least provide compensation for farmers for damage done because the effective product to control gophers has been removed from them.

I am looking forward to debating the bill. Hopefully, the government will, having removed strychnine, support my bill and return it.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)