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House of Commons Hansard #31 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was armenians.

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

Jag Bhaduria Liberal Markham—Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Agreed, Mr. Speaker.

(The House divided on the amendment, which was negatived on the following division:)

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

I declare the amendment negatived.

The House resumed from Monday, April 22, consideration of the motion that Bill C-18, an act to establish the Department of Health and to amend and repeal certain acts, be read the third time and passed.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at third reading stage of Bill C-18, an act to establish the Department of Health and to amend and repeal certain acts.

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Liberal

Don Boudria Liberal Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House were to give its unanimous consent, I believe that all members who voted on the previous motion could be recorded as having voted on the motion now before the House, with Liberal members voting yea.

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Bloc

Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral Bloc Laval Centre, QC

Mr. Speaker, the members of the official opposition will vote nay.

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Reform

Bob Ringma Reform Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Mr. Speaker, the Reform Party will vote no except those who wish to exercise their right to a free vote.

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NDP

Nelson Riis NDP Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, the New Democrats will vote no.

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Reform

Bob Ringma Reform Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Mr. Speaker, can I get clarification? Are we on Bill C-11 or Bill C-18?

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

We are dealing with Bill C-18.

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Reform

Bob Ringma Reform Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Mr. Speaker, in that case may I register the vote of Reformers as being yes except for those who wish to exercise their right in another way.

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Liberal

Jag Bhaduria Liberal Markham—Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am voting yes.

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

The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-11, an act to establish the Department of Human Resources Development and to amend and repeal certain related acts, be read the third time and passed.

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Liberal

Don Boudria Liberal Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Mr. Speaker, I think you would find unanimous consent for the House to take the vote on the main motion for third reading of Bill C-11 by applying in reverse the vote taken on the amendment to the motion, which we discussed in the House a while ago.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

Order. Is there unanimous consent to apply the vote as indicated by the chief government whip?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Bloc

Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral Bloc Laval Centre, QC

Mr. Speaker, the members of the official opposition will vote no.

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Reform

Bob Ringma Reform Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Mr. Speaker, could I get clarification once again? The chief government whip has turned the order over. We have gone from the amendment to Bill C-11 to Bill C-18 and now we are back to Bill C-11. Are we quite sure we are on the main motion of Bill C-11?

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

We are dealing with the main motion on Bill C-11.

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Reform

Bob Ringma Reform Nanaimo—Cowichan, BC

Reform members will vote no, except those who wish to exercise their right to do otherwise.

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NDP

Nelson Riis NDP Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, New Democrats vote no.

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Liberal

Jag Bhaduria Liberal Markham—Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I will be voting for the motion.

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

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

I wish to inform the House that because of the delay there will be no Private Members' Business today. Accordingly, the order will be rescheduled for another sitting.

A motion to adjourn the House under Standing Order 38 deemed to have been moved.

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Liberal

Andy Mitchell Liberal Parry Sound—Muskoka, ON

Mr. Speaker, many of the constituents in my riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka are directly affected by recent changes to FEDNOR programming. As a new initiative, this will have a positive impact on their businesses.

I wholeheartedly support the government's renewed commitment to regional economic development in northern Ontario. The budget for this program is being increased to $60 million over three years. The government is assuring that this money is being wisely invested on programs and services that work to increase the economic and employment potential in northern Ontario.

In his response to my initial question, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry referenced an approximate fivefold leveraging of money from Canada's financial institutions to help get capital into the hands of northern Ontario's small business men and women.

This partnering is an excellent example of how government and the private sector can work together for the benefit of small businesses. This is very good news for northern Ontario. Improved access to capital constantly dominates small business' wish list. It is one very important part of the recently announced FEDNOR initiative and is an improvement that my colleagues and I in northern Ontario worked very hard to see implemented.

The government has also worked persistently to get more money into the hands of Canada's small business men and women so they in turn can invest in their businesses, expand their services and most importantly, hire fellow Canadians.

The government's renewed FEDNOR initiative emphasizes working with private and public sector partners to facilitate in five specific areas: access to capital which I mentioned; enhanced business competitiveness; community economic development; networking, and providing a stronger regional voice for the north.

This emphasis on developing specific tools for northern Ontario businesses is of critical importance in the communities in my riding and in communities across northern Ontario. I strongly support the partnership approach in the new initiative which creates

an environment in which small businesses can create wealth and jobs in northern Ontario.

It is also significant to note that not only are the programs being improved but service delivery is being made more efficient. FEDNOR's operating expenditures will be reduced by 40 per cent.

The existing Community Futures development corporation will become a major delivery component of this program, making highly effective use of resources that are already in place in northern Ontario. These organizations will be provided new capital and given the tools to attract additional private sector investment.

Also, the new FEDNOR program will be providing up to $4 million in direct investment in tourism, another very important component of the economy in my riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka. This will be done through co-operative marketing initiatives and through the development of specialty tourism packages and training.

The government cares about northern Ontario. It understands its role to create an environment in which the small business community of northern Ontario can create jobs. The changes to FEDNOR demonstrate this Liberal government's commitment to a jobs and growth agenda.