House of Commons Hansard #149 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was quebec.

Topics

Copyright
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:10 p.m.

Bloc

Diane Bourgeois Terrebonne—Blainville, QC

Madam Speaker, I am presenting a petition that follows the hundreds already presented by the Bloc Québécois on behalf of the people of Quebec regarding copyright. The petitioners call upon legislators to review Bill C-32, to bring it back to the spirit of the Copyright Act and to restore artists' legitimate rights.

Asbestos
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:10 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

Madam Speaker, I have a petition signed by thousands of Canadians.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to take note that asbestos is the greatest industrial killer the world has ever known, that more Canadians die from asbestos than all other industrial causes combined. Yet they point out that Canada remains one of the largest producers and exporters of asbestos in the world.

Therefore, they call upon the Government Canada to ban asbestos in all of its forms, institute a just transition program for all asbestos workers who may be affected, end all government subsidies of asbestos both in Canada and abroad and stop blocking international conventions designed to protect workers from asbestos.

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:10 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Brison Kings—Hants, NS

Madam Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to present a petition on behalf of the people of Kings—Hants in support of Bill C-545, An Act to Eliminate Poverty in Canada.

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

I regret that the time for presenting petitions has elapsed.

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

NDP

Peter Julian Burnaby—New Westminster, BC

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent to extend petitions for a few more minutes so other members can get their petitions tabled today. It is a usual practice in the House.

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent?

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I am seeking unanimous consent to move a motion that the House unanimously condemn what is happening in Bahrain by the government against its people and calls on all parties to move swiftly to resolve the difficulties and for democracy to return in Bahrain.

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Poverty
Petitions
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

March 25th, 2011 / 1:15 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 924, 925, 926, 927, 928 and 933.

Question No. 924
Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Bryon Wilfert Richmond Hill, ON

With regard to the withdrawal of Canadian Forces from Afghanistan: (a) what were the Department of National Defense's initial cost estimates, prior to November of 2010, for the removal of equipment and personnel from Afghanistan in spring-summer of 2011; (b) what additional costs are anticipated now that Canada has lost access to Camp Mirage in the United Arab Emirates; and (c) what funds have been reallocated within the department in order to cover these cost overruns?

Question No. 924
Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Central Nova
Nova Scotia

Conservative

Peter MacKay Minister of National Defence

Mr. Speaker, in response to (a), the $9.3 billion Afghanistan cost reported in the reports on plans and priorities includes incremental costs for the mission from 2001 to 2011 as well as close-out costs such as reconstitution, i.e., the costs arising from returning equipment to its pre-mission state, and redeployment once the mission ends.

In response to (b), the costs associated with the closure of Camp Mirage are one aspect of the greater context of Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan, and have yet to be finalized.

In response to (c), the source of funds remains to be determined.

Question No. 925
Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Liberal

Bryon Wilfert Richmond Hill, ON

With regard to the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter: (a) since 2006, how many and which private sector consultants has the government hired in order to assess the feasibility and technical capabilities of the F-35; (b) how much were each of these consultants paid for their work; and (c) for how many billable hours did each consultant invoice the government?

Question No. 925
Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

1:15 p.m.

Central Nova
Nova Scotia

Conservative

Peter MacKay Minister of National Defence

Mr. Speaker, no private sector consultants have been hired to assess the feasibility and technical capabilities of the F-35.