House of Commons Hansard #119 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was drugs.

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Museums
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

Souris—Moose Mountain
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Ed Komarnicki Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour

Mr. Speaker, we currently agree that no one wins by this being protracted. We would encourage the parties to work as hard as they can to bring forth a settlement.

Under the law, the Minister of Labour cannot appoint an arbiter unless both parties agree. If both parties agree, an arbiter will be appointed.

Automotive Industry
Oral Questions

Noon

Conservative

Dean Allison Niagara West—Glanbrook, ON

Mr. Speaker, our government invested in the auto sector, because it is crucial to Canada's economy and in particular to Ontario. We made the decision to preserve our share of the integrated North American auto sector when it was clear it was struggling. We already are seeing signs of hope and viability in this important industry.

Could the parliamentary secretary inform the House on some of the recent developments that show our crucial auto sector is back on the road to recovery?

Automotive Industry
Oral Questions

Noon

Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont
Alberta

Conservative

Mike Lake Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his advocacy in this important area. When the prospects for the auto sector in Canada were at their worst, our government stepped up and took action to ensure Canada maintained its share of this important global industry. Now, thanks to our early action, we are beginning to see real and positive results in the Canadian auto industry.

Recently, Chrysler announced plans to resume full production at its minivan plant in Windsor. GM has confirmed this week that it will produce the new Buick Regal in Oshawa, which could create as many as 750 jobs.

Conservative Party of Canada
Oral Questions

Noon

Liberal

Anita Neville Winnipeg South Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister now calls women defenceless. He calls them a left-wing fringe group. The member for Saskatoon—Wanuskewin attacks a woman's right to choose. Government members have attacked aboriginals, called the unemployed no-good “you-know-whats” and played off religious and cultural groups one against another.

Are all these odious attacks a part of the government's divide and conquer strategy?

Conservative Party of Canada
Oral Questions

Noon

Ottawa West—Nepean
Ontario

Conservative

John Baird Minister of Transport

Mr. Speaker, absolutely not.

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Oral Questions

November 27th, 2009 / noon

Bloc

France Bonsant Compton—Stanstead, QC

Mr. Speaker, in an attempt to convince Chinese authorities not to halt imports of Canadian canola afflicted with a parasite, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food stated that restricting canola imports would be useless, because Canadian canola is a Terminator type. That is not true, however, because Terminator technology has been banned since 2000.

Can the minister tell us why he made such statements that, in addition to being false, could harm field crop producers?

Agriculture and Agri-Food
Oral Questions

Noon

Jonquière—Alma
Québec

Conservative

Jean-Pierre Blackburn Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture)

Mr. Speaker, we are concerned about any measure that interferes with the export of any agricultural product, including canola. We are doubly concerned when the health of the export is not at issue.

In this case, we are talking and working with Chinese authorities as well as American authorities, which have had some problems with canola, to find a solution that will be good for our country.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

Noon

Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont
Alberta

Conservative

Mike Lake Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry

Mr. Speaker, in answer to a question earlier from the member for Hull—Aylmer, it has been brought to my attention that I may have inadvertently, in my haste to list all the good things this government has done for the aerospace sector, used the term “$200” instead of “$200 million” in new investment for the strategic aerospace and defence initiative.

Let us be clear. The amount of new investment was $200 million.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
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Noon

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

I am sure the House appreciates the clarification.

2009 Grey Cup
Points of Order
Oral Questions

Noon

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, given that you are in the chair of the House at this propitious moment and given the fact that the colour of the chair is green, I wonder if you will take this opportunity to declare, indeed, that green is the colour and that we wish the Rider nation every success at the Grey Cup festival in Calgary this weekend.

2009 Grey Cup
Points of Order
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Noon

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

I am not sure there is a Standing Order that would permit the Speaker to declare that the Saskatchewan Roughriders are Canada's team, that it is a team held near and dear to the hearts of people in Saskatchewan and that I am sure members of the House and members all across Canada will wish the Riders well this weekend. I am not sure there is a Standing Order that would permit me to say that, so I am not sure I can intervene with this.

2009 Grey Cup
Points of Order
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Noon

Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

Mr. Speaker, there is a limit for partisanship. I believe Montreal is in order: Go Als, go.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

St. Catharines
Ontario

Conservative

Rick Dykstra Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Mr. Speaker, I know we have a big game this weekend, but there is a matter that took place during question period of a more serious nature.

The member for Vancouver Quadra asked her question with respect to the construction of the pavilion at the Olympic site in British Columbia. During the response to that question, the member for Kings—Hants took the liberty, and I want to give him the opportunity to stand and correct the record, of referring to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the member for Peterborough, as “there's the pavilion”. That was his comment.

I know the banter and the discussion in the House sometimes gets heated up, but I think the good member for Kings—Hants would rise in his place, apologize and withdraw those remarks from question period.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, I apologize absolutely to the member for Peterborough. What I said was inappropriate, and I certainly hope he does not take this personally. I feel very badly about it. I am sorry to the member for Peterborough.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Cypress Hills—Grasslands
Saskatchewan

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to four petitions.