House of Commons Hansard #117 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was athletes.

Topics

Foreign Affairs
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

NDP

Bill Siksay Burnaby—Douglas, BC

Mr. Speaker, the Norwegian government opened talks yesterday to ban cluster bombs throughout the world. Cluster bombs have a history of causing mass civilian casualties and indiscriminate death. At this meeting, the Conservative government prevented setting a timeline for the negotiations.

In the past, Canada has taken a lead on disarmament. Now we are throwing up roadblocks. Will the Minister of Foreign Affairs today commit to show leadership on this issue and agree to a moratorium? Will Canada destroy any cluster bombs in Canadian stockpiles?

Foreign Affairs
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

Calgary East
Alberta

Conservative

Deepak Obhrai Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I am very happy to report that Canada signed on to the agreement in Oslo, Norway to ban cluster bombs. Canada participated in it and now will work with that process to ensure that it becomes an international treaty.

Security Information
Oral Questions

February 23rd, 2007 / 11:55 a.m.

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, in the United States, Karl Rove, the Republican hatchet man in the White House, disclosed secret security information to personally smear certain individuals. Mr. Rove may pay a heavy price for that. One of his associates has already been indicted.

Now in Canada we have seen here the disclosure of secret security information to personally smear a member of Parliament. Canadians need to know who in the government is responsible. Who is the Canadian Conservative Karl Rove?

Security Information
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I think what Canadians need to know is why the flip-flop: why did the Liberals change course? Why are the Liberals not backing their own anti-terrorism legislation?

Why, when John Manley, Anne McLellan and anyone else who has had a substantive briefing on this issue is saying to support the anti-terrorism measures, are the members opposite now flip-flopping and opposing protecting Canadians?

Security Information
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order, please. We have exhausted the list, so question period is over.

Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot
Vacancy
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

It is my duty to inform the House that a vacancy has occurred in the representation, namely: Yvan Loubier, member for the electoral district of Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, by resignation effective Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

Pursuant to subsection 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, I have addressed earlier today my warrant to the Chief Electoral Office for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill this vacancy.

Railway Continuation Act
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Jonquière—Alma
Québec

Conservative

Jean-Pierre Blackburn Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-46, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of railway operations.

(Motions deemed adopted and bill read the first time)

Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Prince George—Peace River
B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill Secretary of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions and I think you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That, notwithstanding the orders made on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Thursday, June 22, 2006, and Wednesday, December 13, 2006, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be authorized to continue its deliberations relating to its review of the Anti-terrorism Act, 2001, beyond February 28, 2007, and to present its final report no later than March 27, 2007.

Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. Chief Government Whip have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

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

Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Safety and National Security
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Child Care
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

Noon

NDP

Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to present a petition on behalf of the community of Rick Hansen Public School calling upon the Government of Canada to fulfill its obligation to the families of Canada by recognizing the value of early childhood learning and safe, affordable child care. A taxable $100 a month allowance does not create a child care system. Parents are asking for safe, affordable, regulated child care in Canada

Summer Career Placements Program
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Bloc

Carole Lavallée Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to table two different petitions today. The first one denounces the dreaded cuts which were announced in the summer career placements program. The people from my riding rallied very quickly to denounce these cuts and felt the need to sign petitions, which they want me to table in the House.