House of Commons Hansard #65 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was death.

Topics

Asbestos
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from thousands of Canadians from right across the country. They note that asbestos is the greatest industrial killer the world has ever known, yet Canada remains one of the largest producers and exporters of asbestos in the world. Canada spends millions subsidizing the asbestos industry and blocking international efforts to curb its use all around the world.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to ban asbestos in all its forms and institute a just transition program for asbestos workers and the communities they live in, and to end all government subsidies to asbestos both at home and abroad. They call upon Canada to stop blocking international health and safety conventions designed to protect workers from asbestos, such as the Rotterdam Convention.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Routine Proceedings

March 12th, 2008 / 3:55 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

Mr. Speaker, I believe at this time that if you consult the House there will be unanimous consent to pass the following motion: I move:

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should designate September of each year as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Ovarian cancer affects us all and I am honoured to see the House united on such an important issue.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, if you could ask for the House's consent to revert to motions, I believe there is a will in the House to do that. Unfortunately the consultation that had been anticipated before had not been undertaken. It has now been undertaken and I think you will find the will in the House that the hon. member for Davenport is requesting.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is there unanimous consent to revert to motions?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

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

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to)

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:55 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

Mr. Speaker, if Question No. 182 could be made an order for return, this return would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is that agreed?

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Question No. 182
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

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Independent

Bill Casey Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley, NS

With regard to the tendering process used for deciding the in-service support contract for the Victoria-class submarines: (a) what policy on industrial and regional benefits was used as a methodology by the government in the evaluation of bids in the procurement process for the in-service support contract to maintain the Victoria-class submarines; (b) when did the government decide not to award the contract for the in-service support contract of the Victoria-class submarines as a major Crown project and did any department formally object to this decision; (c) has the government calculated the loss of employment and other economic opportunities to Atlantic Canada as a result of the decision to award the in-service support contract to another region; (d) with regard to (c), what is the estimated loss, in dollars, to Atlantic Canadian companies as a result of the awarding of the in-service support contract; and (e) what is the cost to the taxpayer, for the transit of a Halifax-based Victoria–class submarine to the West Coast of Canada for extended docking work?

(Return tabled)

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

4 p.m.

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

4 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is that agreed?