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House of Commons Hansard #134 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nato.

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PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Rose-Marie Ur Liberal Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am honoured to present a petition signed by residents of Grand Bend, Burlington, London and Etobicoke.

They note that the use of MMT in gasoline has been proven to foul emission control devices and adversely affect engine performance, resulting in higher smog levels.

They call on parliament to set new national clean fuel standards for gasoline with zero MMT and lower sulphur content.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Rose-Marie Ur Liberal Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by residents mainly in the Lambton area of my riding who request that the government adequately fund the remaining years of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis study.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Judy Wasylycia-Leis NDP Winnipeg North Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased and honoured to present a petition on behalf of a number of constituents and residents in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The petitioners are concerned about the existence in our world today of over 35,000 nuclear weapons. They call on this government to respond to this concern and draw attention to the fact that nuclear weapons continue to pose a threat to the health and survival of human civilization and the global environment.

The petitioners refer to the statement of former secretary-general of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali indicating that the most safe, sure and swift way to deal with the threat of nuclear arms is to do away with them in every regard.

The petitioners call on this government and parliament to support the immediate initiation and conclusion by the year 2000 of an international convention which will set out a binding timetable for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Tom Wappel Liberal Scarborough Southwest, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have five petitions on the same subject matter from the communities of Surrey, B.C., Kamloops, Ottawa, Lethbridge, Alberta and Nipissing, Ontario.

All five, totalling some 200 signatures, call for parliament to enact Bill C-225 in order to define in statute that a marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Norman E. Doyle Progressive Conservative St. John's East, NL

Mr. Speaker, I present a petition on behalf of 100 people in St. John's East who are concerned about the wolf population left in the world. A wolf hunt has been allowed in the Northwest Territories and snow machines are being used for that purpose.

The petitioners call on parliament to enact measures to put an end to snow machine hunting of wolves in Canada.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Walt Lastewka Liberal St. Catharines, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table petitions from my constituents in the St. Catharines and Niagara area.

The petitioners say they are alarmed and deeply disturbed by the further victimization of the families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy by reason of the use of the Bernardo video tapes.

The undersigned citizens of Canada petition the Parliament of Canada to amend section 486(1) of the Criminal Code by enacting a specific exemption to the rule by excluding evidence of child and coerced pornography.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Keith Martin Reform Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions from my riding of Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and British Columbia.

In the first the petitioners request that parliament support the immediate initiation and conclusion by the year 2000 of an international convention which will set out a binding timetable for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Keith Martin Reform Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition from my riding and from British Columbians requests that drastic changes be made to the Young Offenders Act. They believe that youth violence is an increasing problem in our society and that crimes such as murder should be taken to adult court.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

Keith Martin Reform Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

My last petition, Mr. Speaker, again signed by hundreds of citizens of British Columbia, asks that parliament enact legislation to repeal the Young Offenders Act and replace it with an act that will provide adequate penalties to protect society and at the same time work with the provinces to implement prevention programs that address the root causes of crime such as the head start program.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Steve Mahoney Liberal Mississauga West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition with the signatures of 51 Canadians, most of whom are from my riding and all of whom are members of the Mississauga Gospel Temple. They petition parliament to support a motion that would ensure the fundamental rights of individuals to pursue family life free from undue state interference. They also support the fundamental right, responsibility and liberty of parents to direct the upbringing of their children.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

October 7th, 1998 / 3:30 p.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, Question No. 111 will be answered today. .[Text]

Question No. 111—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

NDP

Chris Axworthy NDP Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

Is the Department of National Defence planning to change the communications systems on the Aurora aircrafts and, if so, what is the cost?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

York Centre Ontario

Liberal

Art Eggleton LiberalMinister of National Defence

Consideration of changes to the Aurora communications systems has not proceeded beyond the planning stage. Changes could include the replacement of the Communications Management System, CMS; modernization of the data link capability; replacement of the HF, UHF, and VHF radios; acquisition of a satellite communication capability, and the acquisition of two additional UHF radios. Although planning is underway all changes to the Aurora communications systems are subject to approval by appropriate authorities. Cost data are proprietary figures obtained in confidence from a number of individual industries. It is not a certainty that all changes will proceed or that they will be implemented at the currently estimated costs.

Question Passed As Order For ReturnRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, if Question No. 91 could be made an Order for Return, the return would be tabled immediately.

Question Passed As Order For ReturnRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Question Passed As Order For ReturnRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed. .[Text]

Question No. 91—

Question Passed As Order For ReturnRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Reform

John Cummins Reform Delta—South Richmond, BC

With reference to the antimalarial drug mefloquine administered to Canadian Forces bound for Somalia in 1992-93 and the legal framework under which it was available for use and administered: ( a ) was mefloquine a licensed drug when it was administered to Canadian Forces, if not what was its status, and how was it legally available; ( b ) were the Canadian Forces participating in the Lariam (mefloquine) Safety Monitoring Study during this period; ( c ) was the mefloquine administered in accordance with the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act; ( d ) who was the “principal investigator” responsible for the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study in the Canadian Forces; ( e ) who was the Canadian Forces physician responsible to the “principal investigator” of the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study; ( f ) what was the role of Canadian Forces physician, Dr. Martin Tepper, in the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study; ( g ) who was responsible for the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study at the Department of Health's Health Protection Branch during this period; ( h ) what was the role and responsibility of the Health Protection Branch under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act and its regulations in regard to the use of mefloquine by Canadian Forces personnel; ( i ) when did the Health Protection Branch become aware that mefloquine was being administered to Canadian Forces personnel bound for Somalia; ( j ) what responsibility did the Canadian Forces have under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act prior to the licensing of mefloquine to inform the manufacturer of its use; ( k ) what responsibility did the Canadian Forces have under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act to the soldiers who were administered the drug; ( l ) did the Canadian Forces fulfil their responsibility to the manufacturer under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act prior to the licensing of mefloquine and if so how did they do so; ( m ) what responsibility prior to the licensing of mefloquine did the Canadian Forces have under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act to the Health Protection Branch; ( n ) did the Canadian Forces fulfil their pre-licensing responsibilities to the Health Protection Branch under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act and if so how did they comply; ( o ) what action did the Health Protection Branch take in regard to the manufacturer on becoming aware that mefloquine had been administered to Canadian Forces in association with subsequent unexpected bizarre homicidal/suicidal behaviour; ( p ) what action did the Health Protection take in regard to the Canadian Forces and Dr. Martin Tepper on becoming aware that mefloquine had been administered to Canadian Forces in association with subsequent unexpected bizarre homicidal/suicidal behaviour; ( q ) what disciplinary action is provided for under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act for failure of the manufacturer to comply; ( r ) what disciplinary action was taken against the manufacturer for failure to comply with the requirements of the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act; ( s ) what disciplinary action was provided for under the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act for Dr. Martin Tepper or others in the Canadian Forces who failed to comply; ( t ) what disciplinary action was taken by the Health Protection Branch against Dr. Martin Tepper or others in the Canadian Forces for failure to comply with the requirements of the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act during the pre-licensing period; ( u ) what action was taken by the Health Protection Branch to remedy the failure to comply with the reporting requirements of the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study and the Food and Drug Act; ( v ) did the Health Protection Branch investigate to determine the nature of the adverse reactions that occurred among Canadian Forces personnel; ( w ) what action did the Health Protection Branch take to ensure that the reporting deficiencies in the Lariam Safety Monitoring Study were accounted for in the Study's final analysis of the drug; and ( x ) as a result of the Canadian Forces experience in Somalia with mefloquine, what measures to date has the Health Protection Branch taken to assess the accuracy of the information regarding the nature and frequency of behavioral and neuropsychiatric effects of mefloquine provided to Canadian physicians, in accordance with the Food and Drug Act?

Return tabled.

Question Passed As Order For ReturnRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

I ask, Mr. Speaker, that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Question Passed As Order For ReturnRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Question Passed As Order For ReturnRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Peterborough Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers be allowed to stand.

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is it agreed?

Motions For PapersRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed from September 28 consideration of the motion that Bill C-51, an act to amend the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Criminal CodeGovernment Orders

3:30 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

In accordance with the order made earlier this day, we will resume the debate.