House of Commons Hansard #157 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was liberal.

Topics

International Cooperation
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, that is just plain garbage.

In a $20 billion spending binge, not one cent is going to meet our 0.7% ODA commitment. Not a single pill is flowing from the government's legislation to supposedly deliver antiretroviral drugs to Africa. Six thousand people are dying a day as a result of not getting those pills. We said the legislation was flawed.

What explanation does the government have for turning its back on the desperate and dying?

International Cooperation
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

Wascana
Saskatchewan

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Minister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, in the earlier answer I referred to the very significant dollars, billions of dollars, that this government has committed to increase foreign aid. What I did not refer to were the other billions of dollars, between $3 billion and $4 billion, that we have contributed to eliminate third world debt, the debts owed by the poorest countries of this world to the rich countries of this world. Canada is a leader in that crusade. When this campaign is concluded in about six years not one poor country on the face of the earth will owe $1 to Canada. The debt will be gone.

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Conservative

Helena Guergis Simcoe—Grey, ON

Mr. Speaker, last year the Prime Minister and immigration minister both proclaimed that the stripper program was cancelled. The minister said, “No way, it is not going to be done under my watch”. Then behind Canadians' backs they secretly started it up again. The Liberals are still aiding those who traffic in women and they are still exposing vulnerable women to exploitation and abuse.

Why is it that Liberal promises simply cannot be trusted?

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Eglinton—Lawrence
Ontario

Liberal

Joe Volpe Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Mr. Speaker, what was said a few months ago still stands.

What we do not appreciate is the fact that the Conservative Party is engaged in an ethic of distortion of the facts. If she can produce elements that will bear that out, then let her come forward with it. Otherwise, stop lying.

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration knows words like that are unparliamentary and are not to be used. We will deal with that after.

The hon. member for Brandon--Souris.

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Conservative

Merv Tweed Brandon—Souris, MB

Mr. Speaker, once again it becomes obvious that the minister graduated from the Liberal school of entitlement.

This year the minister spent more Canadian taxpayer money on entertainment expenses than it takes to feed a family for a whole year. Sadly, he thinks he is entitled to this. Excessive spending on meals, trips and questionable expenses plague his department and he continues to wallow at the trough.

Does the minister believe he is entitled to force hard-working taxpayers to fund his excessive, frivolous and unnecessary spending?

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Eglinton—Lawrence
Ontario

Liberal

Joe Volpe Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Mr. Speaker, again distortion. Everything that I have done is above board and for the government.

Let me give the House some facts. My spending on travel was $56,000. My critic opposite, for example, spent $106,000 over that same period. I wonder, when he gets on a plane does he take a champagne shower and ask for caviar? Another member opposite spent $138,000 on travel, and to boot, the Leader of the Opposition allowed four of his members, Rona, Helena, James and Rahim--

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

The Speaker

Order. The hon. member for Edmonton--Strathcona.

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Conservative

Rahim Jaffer Edmonton—Strathcona, AB

Mr. Speaker, it seems like all that expensive pizza is getting to his head.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs says that rapper 50 Cent should not perform in Canada. With his hits like Hustler's Ambition , Slow Dough and Power of the Dolla , the rap star is known for glorifying theft, breaking the law and gangsterism. It sounds like he got his lyrics from the Gomery report.

Does the parliamentary secretary not see any hypocrisy in condemning 50 Cent when he merely glorifies standard practice in the Liberal government?

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Eglinton—Lawrence
Ontario

Liberal

Joe Volpe Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Mr. Speaker, that is so typical, I do not know whether it is the real Rahim or not.

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

The Speaker

Order. I do not need to remind hon. members that referring to one another by other than their titles is out of order. This seems to be a habit that is catching. If the minister has a response to make without reference to members' names, then perhaps he could give it. I think he might refrain from referring to members by name.

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:50 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Mr. Speaker, of course I would not have referred to the member by name if I could identify him. We are trying to find out who it is who sits on the other side.

We need to be able to deal with some of the questions that the parliamentary secretary, to whom he has referred, deals with seriously. This kind of sleaze on the other side does not help us to deal with the issues in a realistic and positive fashion. We have a program in place. We will deal with it.

Of course we abhor violence. Of course we denigrate this kind of--

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

2:55 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member for Palliser.

Political Party Fundraising
Oral Questions

November 24th, 2005 / 2:55 p.m.

Conservative

Dave Batters Palliser, SK

Mr. Speaker, it seems like another example of rules for Liberals and other rules for Canadians who want to play by the rules.

While Canadians have been ignored by the Prime Minister, $5,000 buys privileged access for a few. He has been desperately raising money for his corrupt Liberal Party, most recently at a $5,000 per ticket cocktail party. These funds will apparently be used to pay back a fraction of the money stolen from taxpayers. Yet because tax receipts are issued, all taxpayers will be subsidizing these donations.

Why does the Prime Minister think he is entitled to have hard-working taxpayers subsidize the repayment of money that was stolen from them in the first place?