House of Commons Hansard #9 of the 40th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was opposition.

Topics

The Economy
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

NDP

Claude Gravelle Nickel Belt, ON

Mr. Speaker, this update does not meet the needs of the people of northern Ontario. With high unemployment rates, workers and their families are paying the price because this government refuses to act. The people of northern Ontario need new infrastructures and jobs, and older people need to know that their pensions are protected.

Why must families in northern Ontario pay for the government's inaction?

The Economy
Oral Questions

Noon

Cypress Hills—Grasslands
Saskatchewan

Conservative

David Anderson Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board

Mr. Speaker, we know that traditional industries such as mining and forestry have sustained the economic well-being of many regions and communities. That is why our government is continuing to come through for the workers and their families dependent upon this industry.

I just spoke a few moments ago about the community development trust and the pride that we have in putting that $1 billion toward communities that are hard hit by the economic situation. We are cutting red tape and we are protecting the environment. We are continuing to work and create new opportunities for Canadians.

Again, I want to point out today that this government is focused on protecting the economy. The opposition today seems to be focused on protecting their entitlements.

Seniors
Oral Questions

Noon

Conservative

Greg Rickford Kenora, ON

Mr. Speaker, seniors are understandably worried about their nest eggs. They want to ensure that they will be able to retire in comfort. They want to know that their government is listening to their concerns and taking action.

Could the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance please inform this House what this government is doing to help senior retirement savings during this time of global economic uncertainty?

Seniors
Oral Questions

Noon

Macleod
Alberta

Conservative

Ted Menzies Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for that question and welcome our new Conservative member for Kenora to this House. I congratulate him on his election.

To answer that, it is nice to have a positive question that actually reflects on what we will be voting on here soon. I might remind hon. members that this is a suggestion in the economic statement, and that is to reduce the required minimum withdrawal amounts from RRIFs by 25%, but I answer this with great concern because I understand the opposition may be voting against this. That is what seniors asked us to do. I would encourage all hon. members to respect that request.

Presence in the Gallery
Oral Questions

November 28th, 2008 / noon

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I wish to draw the attention of members to the presence in our gallery of His Excellency Mohammed Ameur, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister of Morocco in charge of the Moroccan community abroad.

Presence in the Gallery
Oral Questions

Noon

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Presence in the Gallery
Oral Questions

Noon

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I would also like to draw to the attention of hon. members the presence in the gallery of the Hon. Keith Peterson, Minister of Health for Nunavut.

Presence in the Gallery
Oral Questions

Noon

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Access to Information and Privacy
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I have the honour to lay upon the table the annual reports on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for the year 2007-08.

This document is deemed to have been permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

I have the honour to lay upon the table the annual reports on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act of the office of the Chief Electoral Officer for the year 2007-08.

This document is deemed to have been permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Immigration
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Calgary Southeast
Alberta

Conservative

Jason Kenney Minister of Citizenship

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to subsection 94(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, I am pleased to present, in both official languages, the annual report on immigration for the year 2008.

Notice of Motion
Ways and Means
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Calgary—Nose Hill
Alberta

Conservative

Diane Ablonczy Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1) I wish to table a notice of a ways and means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008, to implement certain provisions of the economic and fiscal statement tabled in Parliament on November 27, 2008, and to implement other fiscal and economic measures.

I ask that you designate an order of the day for the consideration of the said motion.

Speech from the Throne
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River
B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That the address be engrossed and presented to Her Excellency the Governor General by the Speaker.

Speech from the Throne
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Speech from the Throne
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Speech from the Throne
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)