House of Commons Hansard #45 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was epilepsy.

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Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
Routine Proceedings

4:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

All those opposed will please say nay.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
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Some hon. members

Nay.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

In my opinion the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The chief government whip has just advised me that if I were to seek it, I might find consent to proceed with the vote immediately.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
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Some hon. members

No.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

There is no consent.

Call in the members.

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Vote #55

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Report
Routine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried.

It is my duty pursuant to Standing Order 38 to inform the House that the question to be raised tonight at the time of adjournment is as follows: the hon. member for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Infrastructure.

Multiple Sclerosis
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

November 14th, 2011 / 4:50 p.m.

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by a number of people across western Canada, particularly in Saskatchewan and Alberta, expressing their concern about Canadians who are suffering from the combination of multiple sclerosis and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, otherwise known as CCSVI. They point out that when the two diseases appear to occur together simultaneously, often our medical system declines to treat the multiple sclerosis or the CCSVI with the new angioplasty type of treatment.

The petitioners are calling upon the Minister of Health to consult more broadly with experts, particularly those who have experience with the new technology and treatments. They urge the Minister of Health to proceed with phase III clinical trials on an urgent basis with respect to this new treatment and to develop a follow-up system so the consequences of the treatment can be accurately tracked.

Wapikoni Mobile
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

NDP

Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Hochelaga, QC

Mr. Speaker, today, I am very pleased to present a petition signed by nearly 2,000 people—it is too heavy for me to lift—including a number of residents of a first nation village, people from various cities and elected officials.

As you can see, these people come from a variety of backgrounds but they all firmly believe in a very important project: Wapikoni Mobile. This program, which produces movies and music, gives hope to aboriginal youth and sometimes literally saves their lives, is itself in danger.

The program's main source of funding—the $490,000 that it receives from the federal government and that ensures the survival of the mobile studio—was eliminated without warning.

Yet, in the seven years that the program has been in place, Wapikoni Mobile has proven its worth. Young participants have won 49 national and international awards, which is an average of seven awards per year.

How many projects can boast such an accomplishment?

Wapikoni Mobile must survive. That is what the nearly 2,000 people who signed this petition are asking the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development.

Multiple Sclerosis
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Etobicoke North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition regarding chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI. Canada has one of the highest rates of devastating multiple sclerosis in the world with 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians suffering. Four hundred people die of MS each year and the suicide rate among MS patients is many times that of the national population.

While the government has announced clinical trials for CCSVI, all we have right now is announcements. What we need is action. Canadians with MS cannot afford to wait as any delay possibly means more damage. Therefore the petitioners call on the Minister of Health to consult experts actively engaged in diagnosis and treatment of CCSVI, to undertake phase III clinical trials on an urgent basis with a large patient participation in multiple centres across Canada and to require follow-up care.

Health
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Simms Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL

Mr. Speaker, I would like to proudly place this petition in the House for consideration by the government regarding a fundamental right for individuals to be able to choose to prevent illness. Freedom of choice in health care is becoming increasingly curtailed and further threatened by legislation and statutory regulations. The petitioners call on Parliament to guarantee the right of every Canadian to health freedom by enacting the charter of health freedom, drafted for the Natural Health Products Protection Association on September 4, 2008. The petitioners are primarily from central Newfoundland including Grand Falls, Windsor, Bishop's Falls and also Buchans.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

4:55 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, Questions Nos. 148 and 157 will be answered today.

Question No. 148
Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

With regard to the Afghan detainee documents, excluding all matters which are in their nature secret, for each document: (a) what are its contents; (b) what are the names of the (i) sender, (ii) recipients; and (c) on what date was it sent?