House of Commons Hansard #67 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was infrastructure.

Topics

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

December 14th, 2011 / 3:15 p.m.

NDP

Peter Julian Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

Mr. Speaker, as you know, the official opposition has the right to reply to the majority report of the finance committee.

I would like to start by saying that this is a tough time for Canadian families. Household debt in Canada has reached a record high. For the past year, wages have dropped by an average of 2% as a result of the Conservatives' policies. The job market is collapsing as well: 90,000 jobs were lost during the fall.

Despite all of that, in this majority report there are more tax cuts for big corporations as of January 1. There is also an austerity program for investments and there are cuts to the services that poor and middle-class families depend on.

What we on this side of the House have talked about in our minority report is public investments, a green economy, and programs that help Canadian families. We hope--

Finance
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

I will have to stop the member there.

Youth Criminal Justice Act
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

David Tilson Dufferin—Caledon, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-384, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (publication of information).

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Elgin—Middlesex—London for seconding this legislation.

If an individual under the age of majority commits a crime but is tried in an adult court, the individual should not have his or her identity restricted as it would be if he or she were tried in a youth court.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act precludes the publication of information about young offenders when they are sentenced or indicted. If a crime is of such a serious nature that the young offender is tried in an adult court, there should be no prohibition on the publication of his or her identity. The bill would allow the publication of his or her identity.

Hopefully, the bill will spur debate about the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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

Uranium Mine Ownership Act
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Bradley Trost Saskatoon—Humboldt, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-385, An Act respecting ownership of uranium mines in Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank the member for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River for seconding this legislation.

This legislation would enable foreign investors to purchase and own the entirety of Canadian uranium mines and properties. This is a policy that has been supported by not just the current government of Saskatchewan but previous NDP and Conservative governments in Saskatchewan because it would increase jobs and investment in our province and throughout the country.

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

Fisheries and Oceans
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, I seek approval for the following travel motions:

I move:

That, in relation to its study on the Closed Containment Salmon Aquaculture, twelve members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States of America and Washington D.C., United States of America in the Fall of 2011 -- Winter of 2012, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.

Fisheries and Oceans
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is there unanimous consent?

Fisheries and Oceans
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Fisheries and Oceans
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

(Motion agreed to)

Veterans Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, in relation to its study on the Review of the Delivery of Front-Line Health and Wellbeing Services for Canadian Veterans, seven members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs be authorized to travel to Montreal, Quebec, in the Winter of 2012, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.

Veterans Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is there unanimous consent?

Veterans Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Veterans Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

(Motion agreed to)

Veterans Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills
Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, in relation to its study on the Review of the Delivery of Front-Line Health and Wellbeing Services for Canadian Veterans, seven members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs be authorized to travel to Toronto, Ontario in the Winter of 2012, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.

Veterans Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is there unanimous consent?

Veterans Affairs
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.