House of Commons Hansard #17 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was quebec.

Topics

Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Oral Questions

11:40 a.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, how embarrassing could it be when the only money the government can come up with is our $300 million from last June 23, our $500 million that the deputy prime minister--

Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Oral Questions

11:40 a.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

Indian Affairs and Northern Development
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An hon. member

It belongs to the taxpayers, Larry, not you.

Indian Affairs and Northern Development
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11:40 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order, please. I am sure the hon. member for Yukon appreciates all the help he is getting with the question but we need to be able to hear it. How will the parliamentary secretary be able to reply if he cannot hear the question? We need a lower level of noise. If members would refrain from carrying on their debates here on the floor among themselves when they are not recognized and do it out in the lobby, it would be better.

The hon. member for Yukon has the floor.

Indian Affairs and Northern Development
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11:40 a.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Mr. Speaker, it is so embarrassing that the only money the Conservatives can talk about is the money we announced last June 23 for affordable housing and the $500 million the deputy prime minister, Anne McLellan, announced for the Mackenzie Valley pipeline.

We put in a northern strategy, northern economic development money, money for northern search and rescue planes, money for the territories and more money for northern health.

When will the Conservatives put in even one thing for the north?

Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Oral Questions

11:40 a.m.

Winnipeg South
Manitoba

Conservative

Rod Bruinooge Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians

Mr. Speaker, our government is very interested in the north.

Let me remind the member that the money committed is not his money or our money. It is taxpayer money.

As a person who is originally from the north, I am very interested in working with the minister and with all members on this side to help northerners achieve the economic development that they are looking for.

Agriculture
Oral Questions

11:40 a.m.

Conservative

Larry Miller Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

Mr. Speaker, this week's budget has shown the government's overwhelming commitment to our farm families. The constituents in my riding of Bruce--Grey--Owen Sound, like the rest of rural Canada, were abandoned for 13 years by the previous government.

Agriculture
Oral Questions

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Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

Agriculture
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11:40 a.m.

Conservative

Larry Miller Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

They obviously do not like to hear the truth, Mr. Speaker.

Could the agriculture minister please tell us what farmers in my riding will be receiving from this budget?

Agriculture
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11:40 a.m.

Cypress Hills—Grasslands
Saskatchewan

Conservative

David Anderson Parliamentary Secretary (for the Canadian Wheat Board) to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board

Mr. Speaker, farmers are well aware of the government's commitment to them, especially the member for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound who has been very vocal in his support of the farm community.

We put forward $755 million right after we were elected. We promised $500 million and we have tripled that. The farm community is very happy to have that. We are coming forward with a biofuels initiative to give farmers a chance to be part of the processing and development sector. We want to do research and development.

We look forward to working with farmers to bring them the success that they have not had in the past because of--

Agriculture
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11:40 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The hon. member for Nanaimo--Cowichan.

Aboriginal Affairs
Oral Questions

May 5th, 2006 / 11:40 a.m.

NDP

Jean Crowder Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Mr. Speaker, 15% of federal prisoners are aboriginals, even though the aboriginal population nationally is only 3%.

Provinces have been working hard to reduce the number of aboriginal people in jail. Today, Saskatchewan's NDP justice minister, Frank Parnell, said, “striking down the conditional sentencing laws as proposed by the Conservatives may reverse that trend”.

Is this reasonable or fair? How will the government ensure the percentage of aboriginal Canadians incarcerated does not go up?

Aboriginal Affairs
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Conservative

Rob Moore Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, in the last election, Canadians asked us to end the revolving door to our criminal justice system. They asked us to take seriously the concerns of victims of crime of the provinces and of the police who protect our streets.

The government made a commitment to act and yesterday we delivered. We will continue to act in the best interest and the safety of all Canadians.

Aboriginal Affairs
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

NDP

Jean Crowder Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Mr. Speaker, have you actually consulted with aboriginal communities about some alternatives?

Aboriginal Affairs
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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

No. The hon. member will address her remarks to the Chair.