House of Commons Hansard #147 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was information.

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Shipbuilding Industry
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Edmonton—Spruce Grove
Alberta

Conservative

Rona Ambrose Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women

Mr. Speaker, the solvency requirement was not changed at any time during the process.

The obligation for a company to be solvent is par for the course for any government contracting.

Let me say, when this company was in a very difficult financial situation last year it was this government that supported a $270 million loan through EDC to help this company along.

The truth is, Davie is pre-qualified to bid in this competition. We hope that it will be able to put forward a bid if it is solvent.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order. That will conclude our question period for this afternoon.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I draw the attention of hon. members to the presence in the gallery of His Excellency Teodor Baconschi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

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March 23rd, 2011 / 3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, during question period the government House leader said that the Canadian Labour Congress had endorsed the government's budget. I would like to bring to the attention--

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Oh, oh!

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Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

Mr. Speaker, I think the Conservative members would agree that was not an applause line for them once they hear the rest of my point of order.

In fact, earlier today the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, Kenneth Georgetti, wrote a letter to the Minister of Finance in which he said:

Dear Minister: I am deeply troubled to hear you are misleading the public that the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) gives unqualified endorsement of your government’s budget, released yesterday.

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Oh, oh!

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Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

He goes further. He says:

We have certainly opposed your government's planned corporate tax cuts...To suggest, as you have been stating in the media that the CLC fully endorses your budget is misleading and we respectfully request you cease making these statements.

I would like to table this letter for the House and for the government.

I am certain that the Minister of Finance or the government House leader will want to correct this mistake that they have been repeating in the House and in the media.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Kings—Hants have the unanimous consent of the House to table this document?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

There is no consent.

The hon. Minister of Finance is responding to this point of order.

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Whitby—Oshawa
Ontario

Conservative

Jim Flaherty Minister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, on CTV News yesterday, Mr. Georgetti said as follows:

I'd say to the NDP--

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Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

It is disgusting.

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Conservative

Jim Flaherty Whitby—Oshawa, ON

Does the member for Wascana want to hear or not? Take it easy, you will get a hernia and hurt yourself.