House of Commons Hansard #75 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was jurisdiction.

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Question No. 154
Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Ottawa West—Nepean
Ontario

Conservative

John Baird Minister of Transport

Mr. Speaker, I am informed by Transport Canada that in response to a) There was no official approval by the government on or before December 17, 2007, for this project.

In response to b) There has been no official approval by the government since December 17, 2007, for this project.

In response to c) The province of Newfoundland and Labrador formally submitted this project in September 2008 for consideration under the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, CSIF. No decision has been made to date.

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, if Questions Nos. 149 and 152 could be made orders for returns, these returns would be tabled immediately.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Question No. 149
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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NDP

Claude Gravelle Nickel Belt, ON

With respect to funds allocated to the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor): (a) what is the global budget of FedNor and its programs from 2006 to the present; (b) how much of FedNor's economic development funding and other funding it administers has gone to projects and initiatives in Northern Ontario from 2006 to the present; (c) how does FedNor define “Northern Ontario” in terms of boundaries, and when and how has that definition changed since 1993; (d) what is the number of jobs directly created in Northern Ontario as well as other regions from FedNor programs and other programs it administers from 2006 to the present; (e) listed by location, what is the number of full time employees and equivalents that have worked for FedNor, on an annual basis since 2006; (f) what are the ten electoral ridings which received the most FedNor funding from 2006 to the present, broken down by year; and (g) listed by electoral riding, who were the recipients of FedNor funding, broken down by year from 2006 to the present?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 152
Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
Routine Proceedings

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NDP

Peter Julian Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

With regards to the $33 billion Building Canada plan announced in Budget 2007: (a) what are the total federal funds committed for expenditure, as well as the amount effectively spent, to Canadian municipalities, through the Building Canada plan, per year, since its inception; (b) who are the recipients of these funds, what is the breakdown for every province and territory, as well as the criteria used for allocating these funds; and (c) what are the changes to the allocation criteria in Budget 2009?

(Return tabled)

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Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

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

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Iran
Request for Emergency Debate
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The chair has received a request for an emergency debate from the hon. member for Ottawa Centre. I will be pleased to hear him now on this matter.

Iran
Request for Emergency Debate
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

NDP

Paul Dewar Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I want to bring to the attention of the House a request to you for an emergency debate regarding the situation in Iran.

As we know, massive protests are increasing in Iran. We heard reports just before question period that there are up to one million people in the streets of Tehran who are basically protesting the regime's response to the election.

On Friday an election was held in Iran. In fact, hundreds of people went to the embassy in Ottawa to vote. The concern is that the voices of those who voted in the election on Friday were not honoured.

This is a critical moment not only for the people in Iran but for the region. The Government of Canada has a role to play as an international player and a member of the United Nations. We can offer support and help to make sure the election that was carried out was one actually done in good stead, and that the people of Iran are going to be honoured with a valid counting of the votes.

Finally, there are calls for a new election or to assess the election that took place. Canada has a role to play in offering itself as an independent observer.

I am making this request for my colleagues to debate this issue tonight in the House of Commons.

Iran
Request for Emergency Debate
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I appreciate the hon. member's submissions and letter on this point.

There certainly are demonstrations taking place, as he has indicated, but I do not sure, despite his argument and the demonstrations, that this constitutes an emergency that justifies the argument for a debate in the House. At the present moment, I am going to decline the hon. member's request for such a debate.

The House resumed consideration of the motion.