House of Commons Hansard #15 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was goods.

Topics

Arctic Sovereignty
Oral Questions

11:55 a.m.

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, Canada's sovereignty over the lands and the waters of the Arctic is long-standing and well established. This government is doing something about it, much more than any other previous government did.

In fact, the government has allocated monies in the budget to take care of Canada's Arctic seabed by doing the mapping. We have initiatives in terms of our Arctic patrol ships. We are looking at constructing deepwater ports as well as re-equipping our Canadian Rangers. My colleague from defence knows quite a lot about that.

Let me quote what the premier—

Arctic Sovereignty
Oral Questions

Noon

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

Order, please. We will not have time to hear the quote.

The hon. member for St. Paul's.

Health
Oral Questions

Noon

Liberal

Carolyn Bennett St. Paul's, ON

Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday at committee, the health minister claimed that her government remained dedicated to reducing the youth smoking rate. However, contraband tobacco accounted for almost 33% of tobacco products sold in Canada last year. Kids are becoming addicted to tobacco at alarming rates.

Why have the Conservatives done absolutely nothing to combat the illegal cigarettes that are undermining the hugely successful programs that our former government put in to reduce children smoking?

Health
Oral Questions

Noon

Oshawa
Ontario

Conservative

Colin Carrie Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health

Mr. Speaker, let us be clear. This government and the Prime Minister are 100% committed to cracking down on all tobacco products marketed to children. That was a clear commitment made by our Prime Minister in the last election. That is why we are taking decisive action by setting a minimum package size for cigarillos that are less affordable for children, prohibiting flavours and additives that would appeal to children and banning all tobacco advertising and promotion in print and electronic media, which may be viewed and read by kids.

We will not tolerate tobacco being marketed in this way and enticing children. Let me assure the House that the promise made—

Health
Oral Questions

Noon

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. member for Laval.

Aboriginal Affairs
Oral Questions

Noon

Bloc

Nicole Demers Laval, QC

Mr. Speaker, as many countries have stated during the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Canada is being lax when it comes to a number of UN recommendations, notably the recommendation regarding violence against aboriginal women.

What is this government waiting for to comply with its international commitments to aboriginal women?

Aboriginal Affairs
Oral Questions

Noon

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, obviously Canada was very happy to comply with the provisions in this universal revision. Of course, anyone who reads this document will also realize the extremely important role Canada plays, especially in terms of human rights. As for aboriginal rights, no government has done as much for these people as this government.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

Noon

Liberal

Mark Holland Ajax—Pickering, ON

Mr. Speaker, during question period, I posed a question to the Minister of Public Safety, which was responded to by the parliamentary secretary. The parliamentary secretary stated that the commissioner, in committee yesterday, said that tasers were not responsible for deaths.

I will quote from the blues yesterday what the commissioner had to say. These are his words,“I think there have been, in total, about 11 death proximal to the use of the taser since the weapon was introduced”. This is a deliberate misrepresentation. He continued, “I can probably get you immediately some information with respect to the number of overall deaths”.

This was a misrepresentation of facts.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

Noon

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

To the Chair, it sounds like debate. If the member wants to follow up perhaps in a different question period, he can raise it then.

Office of the Correctional Investigator
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Oxford
Ontario

Conservative

Dave MacKenzie Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table, in both official languages, the annual report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator, 2007-2008, as required under section 192 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Under part III of the act, the Correctional Investigator serves as the ombudsman for federal offenders.

Law Enforcement
Routine Proceedings

February 13th, 2009 / 12:05 p.m.

Oxford
Ontario

Conservative

Dave MacKenzie Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2007 annual report on the Law Enforcement Justification Provisions. This report addresses the RCMP's use of specified provisions within the law enforcement justification regime, which is also set out in sections 25.1 to 25.4 of the Criminal Code. This report also documents the nature of the investigations in which these provisions were used.

This regime applies when designated law enforcement officers commit what would otherwise be considered criminal offences during investigations and enforcement of federal laws. It provides these officers with a limited justification defence, provided that the conduct is reasonable and proportional under the circumstances.

The law enforcement justification regime is particularly helpful for the investigation of serious offences and to infiltrate and destabilize organized crime groups.

Biological Security and Safety
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to section 32(2) of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons I have the pleasure to table, in both official languages, the treaty entitled “Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of Kyrgyz Republic Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Biological Security and Biological Safety”. An explanatory memorandum is included with the treaty.

Afghanistan
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Bloc

Thierry St-Cyr Jeanne-Le Ber, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present this petition signed by the constituents of my riding. In large numbers, they are demanding that Canadian troops withdraw from combat zones in Afghanistan in February 2009, in other words, immediately. There have been three votes in this House on the issue. Unfortunately, because of the successive support of the Liberals and the NDP, the government was able to extend the mission past February 2008.

The people of my riding will get together on February 23, 2009, to call attention to the fact that Canadians are still in combat zones in Afghanistan because of the irresponsible actions of the Liberals and the NDP, who allowed the government to pursue this unjust war.

Canada Post
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

David Anderson Cypress Hills—Grasslands, SK

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition today from the residents of Coderre, Saskatchewan.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to have the bilingual essential clause deleted from their postmaster's job description due to declining population. They do not want to lose their post office in the event that a bilingual person is not available for that position.

Animal Welfare
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Moore Fundy Royal, NB

Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a petition signed by many constituents of mine.

The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to support a universal declaration on animal welfare.