House of Commons Hansard #21 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was information.

Topics

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nothing!

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Bloc

Nicole Demers Laval, QC

What have the 11 Conservative members from Quebec done for older workers in Quebec who lose their job?

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nothing!

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Bloc

Nicole Demers Laval, QC

What have the 11 Conservative members from Quebec done for the manufacturing and forestry sectors that need support programs?

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nothing!

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Bloc

Nicole Demers Laval, QC

What have the 11 Conservative members from Quebec done for the rights and status of women in Quebec?

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nothing!

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Bloc

Nicole Demers Laval, QC

What have the 11 Conservative members from Quebec done for low-income families in Quebec that need affordable housing?

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nothing!

Conservative Members from Quebec
Statements By Members

2:15 p.m.

Bloc

Nicole Demers Laval, QC

The 11 Conservative members from Quebec have done nothing for Quebeckers.

Nothing, absolutely nothing!

Sri Lanka
Statements By Members

2:20 p.m.

Liberal

Judy Sgro York West, ON

Mr. Speaker, Sri Lanka continues to be devastated by civil war. The UN has raised concerns about human rights abuses amid this renewed civil war, while the increased violence in Sri Lanka has led to the suffering of displaced people.

I have raised this issue in this House before, as have my colleagues, and I will continue to raise it until the government steps up and takes on a leadership role in finding a lasting, peaceful resolution to this conflict.

Canada is a peaceful, responsible and caring nation. Canadians expect their government to take action to help the people of Sri Lanka. We must act now to facilitate an immediate end to the violence that has cost so many lives.

Private Members' Business
Statements By Members

November 21st, 2007 / 2:20 p.m.

Conservative

Mike Lake Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont, AB

Mr. Speaker, last night I sat in this place ready to hear the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development speak to Bill C-303, a bill the NDP has identified as a priority.

However, when the private members' hour came I was shocked to see NDP members use procedural tricks to delay debating this bill. Imagine, NDP members manipulating the system to delay debate on their own child care bill on National Child Day.

One might ask why they would do this. Do they not want parents to hear how this bill would remove real choice in child care by limiting the options available to them? Are they afraid the public will realize that the only thing this bill would do is remove money from the provinces that do not cave in and support their one size fits all model?

Or, do they not want Canadians to know that the provinces oppose this bill and say that it would put a halt to the creation of tens of thousands of child care spaces across this country? Are those the reasons?

Or, is it that the NDP simply wants to play politics with this important issue without actually having to talk about the facts?

Federal-Provincial Relations
Oral Questions

2:20 p.m.

Saint-Laurent—Cartierville
Québec

Liberal

Stéphane Dion Leader of the Opposition

Mr. Speaker, for a government that made the ridiculous claim that it had ended federal-provincial bickering, it continues insulting the partners of this federation.

The finance minister insulted Atlantic Canadians, the transport minister insulted Canada's mayors and now the House leader insulted the Premier of Ontario.

Will the House leader, a member from Ontario, apologize to Premier McGuinty and to the people of Ontario for his insult?

Federal-Provincial Relations
Oral Questions

2:20 p.m.

York—Simcoe
Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

Mr. Speaker, the Premier of Ontario was complaining about a piece of legislation that proposes to give Ontario more seats in the legislature of Canada, the federal Parliament, than it is entitled to today under the current law. It is a provision that would give Ontario more new seats than any other province.

What did the premier do? He complained about it, which is what I mean when I talk about the small man of Confederation. He would get more seats for his province and he complains.

Federal-Provincial Relations
Oral Questions

2:20 p.m.

Saint-Laurent—Cartierville
Québec

Liberal

Stéphane Dion Leader of the Opposition

Mr. Speaker, shame on this minister for insulting one of this country's premiers.

But what can we expect of a government that, in nearly two years, has never agreed to a meeting of this country's first ministers? The Premier of Quebec has repeatedly asked for such a meeting for good reasons, for the good of our country's economy and Canadian workers and families, but the Prime Minister of Canada has told him he will have to make do with informal meetings. Shame on this government, which does not know how to make this federation work. Shame!