House of Commons Hansard #29 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was taxes.

Topics

The Environment
Oral Questions

Noon

Calgary Centre-North
Alberta

Conservative

Michelle Rempel Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, I know the minister has addressed this issue on numerous occasions.

However, before I answer the question, I would like to congratulate my hon. colleague at Finance on Canada's new job numbers. The global recovery remains fragile but this government is working hard right now to get Parliament to implement the next phase of our action plan.

I encourage my colleague across the aisle to vote in support of our budget measures, which include funding for climate change adaptation. And, ministers do speak for the government.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, during question period, I referred to the President of the Treasury Board as the miscreant minister from Muskoka. I have since been reminded what the definition of “miscreant” actually is. It means a wretch or a villain. Notwithstanding my feelings about the Muskoka slush fund, I do not believe the President of the Treasury Board is either a wretch or a villain. Therefore, I would like to withdraw the word “miscreant”, and I apologize for misusing that term.

While I have the floor, I wonder if the Minister of Foreign Affairs would like to correct the answer that he gave to my question when he pointed out that budget 2009 contained all the spending for the G8, whereas budget 2009 did not contain any reference to the G8 or the legacy fund. In fact, the President of the Treasury Board had to tell the mayor of Huntsville to hold off putting out a press release because it was not contained in the budget.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Order, please. I appreciate the first part of the hon. member's point of order but, of course, the second part was not a point of order but a continuation of debate.

Committees of the House
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Wayne Easter Malpeque, PE

Mr. Speaker, I was shocked by the glowing remarks from the parliamentary secretary about the appearance of the Minister of International Trade at committee yesterday because, in our most important marketplace, where we are being shut out by buy American, the chair of the committee would not allow questions to be put to the minister on the buy American file. That is not the way a committee is supposed to operate. The parliamentary secretary can be glowing but we should have the right to ask any questions we want.

Committees of the House
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

That is not a point of order but a continuation of debate. The member might like to take it up in a future question period or perhaps in committee where it seems to have occurred in the first place.

Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Peter Van Loan York—Simcoe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Security of Tenure of Military Judges Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Peter Van Loan York—Simcoe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-16, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (military judges).

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Veterans with Service-Related Brain Injuries Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Etobicoke North, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-330, An Act to establish the Advisory Committee for Effective Treatment and Rehabilitation of Veterans with Service-Related Brain Injuries.

Mr. Speaker, my bill aims to establish an advisory committee for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of veterans with service-related brain injuries and sets out the composition, mandate and duties of the committee.

Specifically, an advisory committee would be established, consisting of representatives from Veterans Affairs, the Department of National Defence, officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces, veterans suffering service-related brain injury, et cetera.

The committee would evaluate the care and support provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans with a brain injury; identify facilities where program enhancement is needed; identify successful programs for the treatment and rehabilitation of veterans with a service-related brain injury and recommend implementation; advise the minister on policies, research needs and priorities and the appropriate allocation of resources; and would report to the minister on the measures put in place and resources supplied.

I thank our veterans, physicians, the Brain Injury Association of Canada and the Neurological Health Charities Canada who have supported this. I hope all hon. members will support this bill.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Veterans with Service-Related Brain Injuries Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Greg Rickford Kenora, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would ask for the unanimous consent of the House to revert to tabling of documents.

Veterans with Service-Related Brain Injuries Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent to revert to tabling of documents?

Veterans with Service-Related Brain Injuries Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed

Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Implementation Coordinating Committee
Routine Proceedings

October 7th, 2011 / 12:10 p.m.

Kenora
Ontario

Conservative

Greg Rickford Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, copies of the 2009-10 annual report of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Implementation Coordinating Committee.

House of Commons
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations, and I believe you will find agreement for the following two motions. I move:

That, notwithstanding the provisions of any Standing Order, for the remainder of 2011, when a recorded division is to be held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, except recorded divisions deferred to the conclusion of oral questions, the bells to call in the members shall be sounded for not more than 30 minutes.

House of Commons
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

House of Commons
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.