House of Commons Hansard #53 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was gst.

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Foreign Affairs
Oral Question Period

3 p.m.

Edmonton West
Alberta

Liberal

Anne McLellan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows, I am not allowed to speak to any individual case but I want to reassure the hon. member that due process is in place and due process is respected in relation to anyone who is removed from this country.

Public Works and Government Services
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Rodger Cuzner Bras D'Or—Cape Breton, NS

Mr. Speaker, today in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the Government of Canada in partnership with the province of Nova Scotia, announced a project to clean up the Sydney tar ponds.

Years of study and consultation culminated today in announcing a plan that is supported by all sectors of the community.

My question is for the Minister of Public Works and Government Services. Now that the cleanup technologies have been identified and the necessary money peeled out, when can the people of Sydney expect to see the clean up begin?

Public Works and Government Services
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Vancouver Quadra
B.C.

Liberal

Stephen Owen Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Mr. Speaker, I am most grateful to the member from Bras d'Or—Cape Breton for a substantive policy issue of great importance to the Canadian people, and particularly the people of Sydney and Cape Breton.

Today the Government of Canada, together with the Government of Nova Scotia, committed $400 million to the clean up of the Sydney tar ponds, as was reported on and pledged in the February Speech from the Throne.

The work will begin soon. I thank the member for Sydney—Victoria and the member for Bras d'Or—Cape Breton who both worked hard on behalf of their constituents leading to a 10 year clean up--

Public Works and Government Services
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

The right hon. member for Calgary Centre.

Health
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Joe Clark Calgary Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, my question for the Prime Minister is about HIV-AIDS funding within Canada.

I commend his international initiatives, but he knows that HIV-AIDS is a major issue at home too. He knows that last year the Deputy Prime Minister said “it's important to at least double” domestic funding “on an annual basis”.

Will the Prime Minister honour the word of the Deputy Prime Minister and “at least double” domestic funding on HIV-AIDS?

Health
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Papineau—Saint-Denis
Québec

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew Minister of Health

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased that the right hon. member is asking this very pertinent question. For many years the HIV-AIDS strategy that the Government of Canada set up has been very useful to Canadians. I am pleased to say that I will be making an announcement shortly that we will double the funding for the HIV-AIDS strategy over the next five years to $84 million.

Business of the House
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(14), it is my duty to inform the House of the motion to be considered tomorrow during the consideration of the business of supply.

That, in the interest of transparency, the government should ensure that the work that has been done by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts into the sponsorship scandal be continued after the Prime Minister calls a general election and until the Standing Committee on Public Accounts is reconstituted in a new parliament by establishing a commission under the Inquiries Act.

The motion, standing in the name of the hon. member for Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, is votable.

Copies of the motion are available at the table.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Victoria
B.C.

Liberal

David Anderson Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, earlier in question period the member for Medicine Hat made reference to a document which he claims gives my views on a subject on which a large number of alliance Conservative members have given erroneous information over the last two days.

Given the fact that he stated such a document exists, I wonder whether he would be kind enough to table it.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Monte Solberg Medicine Hat, AB

Mr. Speaker, I would be happy to table a document called “Transportation and Climate Change: Options for Action”, a document that comes from the minister's department dated November 1999. In fact, it does state that tax increases required to achieve the targets would have to go from 54¢ a litre to $1.40. We are happy to table the document.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. member for Medicine Hat have the unanimous consent of the House to table the document?

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Williams St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, last night on national television I said that Mr. Pierre Tremblay worked for the member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell when he was the minister of public works and government services. I now know that was factually incorrect and that Mr. Pierre Tremblay worked for Mr. Alfonso Gagliano when he was the minister but not for the member for Glengarry--Prescott--Russell.

I fully and completely withdraw the allegation that Mr. Tremblay worked for the member for Glengarry--Prescott--Russell when he was the minister of public works and government services and, unreservedly, apologize to the member for any hurt or embarrassment which I may have caused to him.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, I only want but a moment of the House's time to thank the committee chair, the hon. member for St. Albert, for the very courteous gesture that he has just demonstrated. I thank him very much for this act of generosity.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

May 12th, 2004 / 3:10 p.m.

Sarnia—Lambton
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I am pleased to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 29 petitions.

Quarantine Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Eglinton—Lawrence
Ontario

Liberal

Joe Volpe for the Minister of Health

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-36, an act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases.

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