An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (work for welfare)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Jim Pankiw  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Dec. 11, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements ActRoutine Proceedings

December 11th, 2002 / 3:45 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Jim Pankiw Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Humboldt, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-334, an act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (work for welfare).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would require all provinces to implement a work for welfare program.

We must not forget that the money used to fund welfare programs comes from hardworking taxpayers and they deserve a guarantee that their generosity is not being abused. Welfare fosters a cycle of dependency among those who abuse it. People who are capable of working but choose not to should be denied entitlement to welfare.

The government should promote personal responsibility and end welfare dependency by people who are capable of working. We should give people on welfare a hand up, not a handout.

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