House of Commons Hansard #90 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was crtc.

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Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, I believe this request was already made both in a committee of this House and on the floor of the House and the request was acceded to. The documents were in fact filed.

However, if the government wishes further edification, I would invite those members to refer to page 4 of the sources and uses table of the Government of Canada, dated November 24, 2005, and they will find the booking of $5.1 billion in order to fund the Government of Canada's commitments in the Kelowna accord.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I can see we are again into a debate so we will carry on with tabling of documents.

North American Free Trade Agreement
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

South Shore—St. Margaret's
Nova Scotia

Conservative

Gerald Keddy Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and to the Minister of International Trade

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 32(2) of the House of Commons I have the pleasure to table, in both official languages, one treaty entitled, “Exchange of Letters Constituting an Agreement between the Government of Canada, the Government of the United States of America and of the Government of the United Mexican States, amending annex 401(Track III) of the North American Free Trade Agreement”, signed in Washington, Mexico City and Ottawa on April 11, 2008. An explanatory memorandum is enclosed with the treaty.

Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Dean Allison Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

May 7th, 2008 / 3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Merrifield Yellowhead, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (exemption from taxation of 50% of United States social security payments to Canadian residents).

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

James Bezan Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. The report is about tobacco producers.

Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in relation to the coordination of access to information request system.

This particular database is a central database for all requests filed with the government under the Access to Information Act, and, as we know, it has been discontinued by the government.

The committee passed a motion demanding that the government reinstate this tool, which promotes transparency and accountability, and it encourages the government to make the database available online and free of charge.

Canadian Heritage
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Gary Schellenberger Perth—Wellington, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in relation to the maintenance of a basic level of information services by conventional television.

National Philanthropy Day Act
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

Michael Savage Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, NS

moved that Bill S-204, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, be read the first time.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce into this House Bill S-204, which was recently passed in the Senate. The bill would recognize November 15 of each year as National Philanthropic Day, a special day for philanthropic organizations across the country.

I would like to thank Senator Grafstein for presenting the bill in the Senate and Senator Mercer from Nova Scotia who has dedicated much of his professional life promoting philanthropy. I have a special note of thanks to the many AFP association of fundraising professionals across the country, like Paul McNair, president of the association in Nova Scotia.

My own sister, Brigid, is an active member of AFP and is currently working as the campaign director at Mount Saint Vincent University. We are very proud of her and the great work she is doing with philanthropists like Dr. Martha Jodrey.

The bill seeks to encourage Canadians to give time, money and knowledge to help build up our communities and civic society.

National Philanthropic Day would recognize the hundreds of thousands of grassroot, non-partisan groups that give much to communities to strengthen the social cohesion in Canada. Each day the not for profit sectors are on the front lines serving in areas like social services, health care, the environment, arts and beyond.

I hope all members will support this important initiative to help build Canada.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)

National Philanthropy Day Act
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Irwin Cotler Mount Royal, QC

Mr. Speaker, there have been good faith negotiations among all parties and I believe that if you were to seek it you may find unanimous consent for a motion: that the House recognize the historic significance of the 60th anniversary of the reconstitution of the sovereign and independent state of Israel; recognize the cultural, economic and scientific achievements of a free, democratic and blossoming society in the face of hostilities; recognize the close relationship between the Governments of Canada and Israel; reaffirm the unwavering support of Canadians to the right of Israel to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from any threat or act of force; reaffirm our commitment to the pursuit of a two-state solution and the creation of a democratic Palestinian state living in peace and security with its Israeli neighbour; reaffirm its acknowledgement and support of the efforts toward peace made by the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority and commit to assisting in the peace process.

National Philanthropy Day Act
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Mount Royal have the unanimous consent of the House to present this motion?

National Philanthropy Day Act
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

National Philanthropy Day Act
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Irwin Cotler Mount Royal, QC

Mr. Speaker, I note that there has been overwhelming, if not unanimous support, for the motion.

Quebec Nation and Bill 101
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Bloc

Richard Nadeau Gatineau, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition with 195 signatures from Quebeckers who are calling on the Government of Canada to actively respect the Quebec nation and Bill 101.

Unborn Victims of Crime
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Patrick Brown Barrie, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from 25 constituents in regard to the private member's bill put forward by the member for Edmonton—Sherwood Park, suggesting criminal consequences for the murder of an unborn child.