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House of Commons Hansard #76 of the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was organized.

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6:30 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Liberal Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Given the fact, I believe, that all parties support the bill, I would like to try again to move the motion I sought to move earlier. I understand there was one member who had asked for a slight wording change.

I would move that any divisions deferred to the conclusion of government orders today be taken at 6.30 p.m., and that after the said division the House would continue to sit to consider the third reading stages of Bill C-24 and Bill C-6, that divisions be deemed requested thereon and deferred to the conclusion of government orders on June 12, 2001, and that when Bill C-6 is disposed of the House shall adjourn to the next sitting day—and I have added the next few words—that during such extension of debate this evening the House shall not recognize any motions or requests for unanimous consent.

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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is there unanimous consent?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

The House resumed from June 8 consideration of the motion that Bill C-25, an act to amend the Farm Credit Corporation Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts, be read the third time and passed.

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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

It being 6.30 p.m. the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at third reading stage of Bill C-25.

Call in the members.

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

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The Deputy Speaker

I wonder if I might get the attention of the member for Calgary East to assist the Chair in his vote. Was it yea or nay?

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Canadian Alliance

Deepak Obhrai Canadian Alliance Calgary East, AB

Mr. Speaker, I vote nay.

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Canadian Alliance

Deborah Grey Canadian Alliance Edmonton North, AB

Mr. Speaker, I inadvertently supported the motion. I intended to vote nay.

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The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill read the third time and passed)

The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill S-3, an act to amend the Motor Vehicle Transport Act, 1987 and to make consequential amendments to other acts, be read the third time and passed.

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The Deputy Speaker

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred division at third reading of Bill S-3.

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Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

Mr. Speaker, I think you would find unanimous consent that those who voted on the previous motion be recorded as voting on the motion now before the House with Liberal members voting yes.

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The Deputy Speaker

Does the House give its consent to proceed in that fashion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Canadian Alliance

Garry Breitkreuz Canadian Alliance Yorkton—Melville, SK

Mr. Speaker, Alliance members present will vote yes to the motion.

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Bloc

Stéphane Bergeron Bloc Verchères—Les Patriotes, QC

Mr. Speaker, Bloc Quebecois members are opposed to this motion and you should add the names of the hon. members for Lotbinière-L'Érable and Laurentides, who have joined us for this vote.

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NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

Mr. Speaker, NDP members who are present vote no to this motion.

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Progressive Conservative

Rick Borotsik Progressive Conservative Brandon—Souris, MB

Mr. Speaker, members of the Progressive Conservative Party will vote yes to the motion.

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

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The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill read the third time and passed)

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

Division No. 133Adjournment Proceedings

7:05 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Loyola Hearn Progressive Conservative St. John's West, NL

Madam Speaker, the question for debate this evening concerns Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation funding being made available for housing projects throughout the country.

I raised the question was in relation to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation being involved with multimillion dollar projects such as the one at 1 Post Road. Even though we know the extent of the involvement is only in relation to the mortgage insurance, it still sends a message to Canada that the government and the agencies that come under it are more concerned with housing for the rich and the well-to-do than they are for the people who really need housing.

When we see Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation signs being flashed around in front of large multimillion dollar developments, it sends a message to the people who need such funding that government is not paying attention to them whether it be factual or not.

A couple of days ago we talked about the housing needs in this country. We talked about the need for housing for the homeless and the poor people. We talked about affordable housing. There are so many avenues to provide housing for those who need it if government would only sit down and come up with a plan to address the major problem.

I certainly think wrong messages are being sent. There is talk about a plan to address the housing issue but the conception on paper and bringing it into reality are two different things. We do not seem to really understand what we are doing and we do not seem to have the heart to do the job that needs to be done.

We could help the poor and those in need of affordable housing a lot more if we would spend some time concentrating on the major problem that we have in front of us and, instead of wasting time on foolishness, put some of our energies and efforts into addressing the real problems that face the country.

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Mississauga South Ontario

Liberal

Paul Szabo LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Madam Speaker, let me assure the member that the government does not subsidize luxury condominium developments. Mortgage insurance is not a subsidy. Mortgage insurance protects approved lenders against losses resulting from borrowers defaulting on their mortgages. The lender pays the premium that covers the cost of providing insurance coverage.

As Canada's national housing agency, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation provides access to mortgage financing for all Canadians regardless of where they live in Canada. It provides mortgage loan insurance on a wide range of housing types across Canada, including condominiums, single family housing, affordable rental apartments and retirement homes for seniors.

CMHC's mortgage loan insurance enables Canadians to buy a home with as little as 5% down payment. This insurance has provided one in three Canadians with an opportunity to own their own home and it has also contributed to the availability of rental housing and nursing and retirement home beds in our country.

CMHC is the only mortgage insurer in Canada to offer mortgage insurance for the construction of new rental housing and the purchase of existing units. Insurance is also available on loans for construction of multi-unit residential buildings, including rental apartments and condominiums. It also helps make affordable rental housing available at lower cost financing.

I want everyone to understand that CMHC operates its mortgage insurance on a commercial basis at no cost to the Canadian taxpayer. As members can see, CMHC's mortgage loan insurance helps to ensure that low cost financing is available for housing purchases all across Canada.

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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

The motion to adjourn the House is now deemed to have been adopted. Accordingly, this House stands adjourned until tomorrow at 10 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).

(The House adjourned at 7.10 p.m.)