House of Commons Hansard #120 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was regard.

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Question No. 768
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Sukh Dhaliwal Newton—North Delta, BC

With regard to advertising by Public Works and Government Services Canada or its agencies: (a) what was the total amount of money spent by the department and each of its agencies since January 1, 2009, in multi-cultural targeted print, radio, television and web-based media; (b) what was the exact placement of each ad purchase; and (c) what was the target demographic of each advertisement?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 769
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Dryden York Centre, ON

With regard to a possible tax evasion scheme in Liechtenstein known as "Project Jade" and the information that, as of June 10, 2010, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was informed that 106 residents of Canada have over $100 million dollars in accounts in Liechtenstein and subsequently reassessed 26 cases which revealed a total of approximately $5.2 million in unpaid federal taxes, interest, fines and penalties: (a) what is the breakdown of the $5.2 million assessed from the 26 cases, specifically in (i) unpaid taxes, (ii) interest, (iii) fines, (iv) penalties; (b) how much of the $5.2 million has been collected; (c) how many of these cases are under appeal; (d) how many cases remain open; (e) how many of the 26 cases have been closed, meaning that the full amount of taxes, interest and penalties have been collected; (f) what is the breakdown (money collected in taxes, interest, fines and penalties) for each case; (g) how many of the account holders in the 26 cases have made partial payments and, of these partial repayments, what was the (i) largest amount, (ii) smallest amount, (iii) average amount; (h) how much does CRA anticipate it has yet to collect in (i) taxes, (ii) interest, (iii) fines, (iv) penalties; (i) with regard to the amount of money contained in the Liechtenstein accounts declared or discovered by the CRA, what was the (i) largest amount, (ii) smallest amount, (iii) average amount; (j) on what date was the CRA first made aware of the names of Canadians with accounts in Liechtenstein; (k) on what date did CRA begin its investigation; (l) on what date was the first audit of an individual account holder done; (m) how many of the 106 Canadians with accounts in Liechtenstein have had these accounts audited, reassessed or been the subject of compliance action; (n) how many of the 106 Canadians with accounts in Liechtenstein have not been audited, reassessed or been the subject of compliance action; and (o) how many tax evasion charges have been laid?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 774
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Michael Ignatieff Etobicoke—Lakeshore, ON

With respect to the decision to purchase 65 Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs), how much money has the government spent since May 2010 on: (a) flights to events for elected officials, exempt staff, public servants or others via (i) public flights, (ii) charter flights, (iii) Department of National Defence challenger aircraft, (iv) airbuses, (v) Transport Canada aircraft; (b) setting up and holding press conferences or media availabilities related to the JSF, including the date and cost for each; (c) hospitality expenses for events dealing with the JSF; and (d) hotel and local travel costs for anyone travelling on JSF-related business?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 775
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Michael Ignatieff Etobicoke—Lakeshore, ON

With respect to all incremental expenses relative to relocating Canada's Camp Mirage capability outside the United Arab Emirates (UAE), extending until the end of the foreseeable use of the new base capabilities, including the ongoing training mission through 2014, and including, but not limited to, expenses involved in planning the move, in getting equipment and personnel moved (including, but not exclusively, fuel, amortization on equipment used for the move, personnel involved in the move), expenses involved in cancelling contracts with suppliers in the UAE, lost perishable goods, incremental costs of new suppliers (when there is a difference in price of supplies between the two base capabilities), leases for the use of new base capabilities and incremental expenses for transportation to and from the base capabilities (for instance, when flying soldiers from Canada to Afghanistan): (a) what is a (i) detailed itemization of all such expenses, (ii) total summation of all such expenses, (iii) summation by type of expense; (b) for expenses in (a) already incurred, what were the amounts paid and, if this information is unavailable, what are estimates of the amounts paid; (c) for expenses in (a) not yet incurred, what are estimates of the amounts to be paid; (d) for expenses in (a), (b) and (c) incurred in foreign currency, what is the value of those expenses both in the foreign currency and in Canadian dollars; (e) what is a detailed itemization of all expenses to be incurred at the new base capabilities; and (f) for information deemed sensitive due to national security reasons, could the answer state so explicitly and include a general description?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 776
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Michael Ignatieff Etobicoke—Lakeshore, ON

With regard to Advance Contract Award Notices (ACANs): (a) what were all ACANs issued between 1 January, 2010, and December 14, 2010; (b) what were all ACANs where an individual or company other than the identified supplier indicated to the government that it was able to meet the ACAN's requirements within the ACAN posting period; and (c) what were all ACANs that were eventually awarded to a company or individual that were not the original identified supplier, including the name of the company or individual that won the contract?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 781
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

January 31st, 2011 / 3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Lise Zarac LaSalle—Émard, QC

)With regard to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, what are the exact, line-by-line details of all travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the Minister and all exempt staff since January 1, 2009?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 785
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

With regard to the Decima focus group public opinion polling on pre-budget messaging research conducted between February 18 and 23, 2010, what are: (a) the five cities in which the ten focus group sessions were held; (b) the names of (i) government officials who attended at least one of the focus group sessions, (ii) the names of political exempt staff from any Minister's office who attended at least one of the focus group sessions, (iii) the names of any staff from Minister's regional offices who attended at least one of the focus group sessions; and (c) the total expenses incurred by each person identified in (b)?

(Return tabled)

Question No. 788
Questions Passed as Orders for Return
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Brian Murphy Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, NB

With respect to the G8 and G20 summits held in June 2010, including preparatory activities like Sherpa meetings: (a) what are all gifts and promotional items paid for from the Consolidate Revenue Fund, including the value of each gift; and (b) who are the recipients, including name, nationality and role at the summit, and the gift which he or she received?