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.

Topics

The Environment
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

NDP

Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT

Mr. Speaker, the government's inaction on climate change is not just being noticed at home, but Canada's very reputation is on the line. A number of prominent figures from Commonwealth developing nations are moving to get Canada suspended from the organization for its active attempts to block action on climate change. This action is usually taken against the worst human rights abusers, but they argue that Canada's actions will end up having the same impact.

Will the government stop fighting against climate change, or is it willing to sacrifice our Arctic with its cynical lack of effort on climate change?

The Environment
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

The Environment
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

Order please, there is a lot of noise going on and the Speaker is having difficulty hearing.

The hon. parliamentary secretary.

The Environment
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Langley
B.C.

Conservative

Mark Warawa Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, the fact is Canadians know the only party in the House that takes climate change seriously, that is actively working against climate change with our international partners, is this party right here. The Prime Minister has been very clear and the--

The Environment
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

The Environment
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

Order, order. The hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment has the floor.

The Environment
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Conservative

Mark Warawa Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, the minister has said repeatedly that Canada supports an international binding treaty that will balance environmental protection and economic prosperity, maintain a long-term focus, support the development of clean technologies, and support constructive and ambitious goals. We are getting it done.

Aerospace Industry
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Bloc

Daniel Paillé Hochelaga, QC

Mr. Speaker, large companies in Quebec's aeronautics sector are in crisis. Bell Helicopter, Pratt & Whitney, CAE and Bombardier have been forced to let 4,000 skilled workers go. That means that 4,000 workers—4,000 families—will lose their pride along with their jobs. Not to mention the 215 subcontractors that are in deep trouble.

Why is the Minister of Industry refusing to put short-term measures in place to support the industry and keep it from crashing?

Aerospace Industry
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont
Alberta

Conservative

Mike Lake Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry

Mr. Speaker, it is very difficult when a Canadian is laid off due to what is going on in the global economic environment.

That said, our government's long-term approach to the aerospace sector and our long-term dedication to improving this sector is unquestionable. We have put $350 million toward Bombardier's CSeries program. We have put $329 million toward an innovative flight simulator program with CAE. As I mentioned earlier, just a couple of months ago we announced a $200 million additional investment in the strategic aerospace defence initiative.

We are committed to creating a rich environment--

Aerospace Industry
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

Order. The hon. member for Hochelaga.

Aerospace Industry
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Bloc

Daniel Paillé Hochelaga, QC

Mr. Speaker, our aeronautics companies are competing against international players that benefit from state support. A proper industrial policy would support research and development, sales and financing. Contrary to what the Minister of Finance believes, we need new measures.

Will the government introduce an emergency short-term plan to help Quebeckers?

Aerospace Industry
Oral Questions

11:50 a.m.

Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont
Alberta

Conservative

Mike Lake Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry

Mr. Speaker, as I just mentioned, the government has taken significant measures to ensure the long-term success and viability of our aerospace sector.

From a larger economic standpoint, commentators around the world have commented on the strength of the Canadian situation. Just a couple of months ago France's finance minister, coming out of the G20 finance ministers meeting, said, “I think we can be inspired by the Canadian situation”. There were some people who said, “I want to be Canadian”.

I just wish all members of the House felt the same way.

Olympic Winter Games
Oral Questions

November 27th, 2009 / 11:50 a.m.

Liberal

Joyce Murray Vancouver Quadra, BC

Mr. Speaker, there are 77 days before Vancouver's Olympic Games begin. We learned that the government has only now awarded its $9 million contract to build Canada's Olympic pavilion.

All of the provinces and territories are finished or close to finishing their pavilions, pavilions to showcase their regions to visitors, media, world leaders and potential investors, the marketing opportunity of the decade.

How can Canadians be getting the best possible Canada pavilion with only 77 days to design and build it?

Olympic Winter Games
Oral Questions

11:50 a.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Olympic Winter Games
Oral Questions

11:50 a.m.

Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

There's the pavilion.