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House of Commons Hansard #75 of the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was fcc.

Topics

Children In Law ActRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-384, an act to amend certain statutes to standardize the definition of “child” in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the bill is to recognize in law the basic rights of the child, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, that are not already covered by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In other words, this would be a bill of rights for children in Canada.

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

Customs ActRoutine Proceedings

June 8th, 2001 / 12:15 p.m.

Outremont Québec

Liberal

Martin Cauchon LiberalMinister of National Revenue and Secretary of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)

moved that Bill S-23, an act to amend the Customs Act and to make related amendments to other acts, be read the first time.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

David Pratt Liberal Nepean—Carleton, ON

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 36 I have the honour to present to the House a petition signed by over 500 Canadians, including constituents in my riding of Nepean—Carleton.

They call on the federal government to work with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to stop Algerian assaults on the Amazigh people and to end its programs of discrimination and repression.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present three more petitions to add to the thousands of signatures I have already presented from citizens of the Peterborough area who want VIA Rail service re-established between Peterborough and Toronto.

The petitioners point out the great environmental advantages, the reduction in greenhouse emissions, the reduction in accidents and wear and tear on the highways. It would also strengthen Peterborough as a business, educational and tourist centre and also, I would say, strengthen all the communities along the line.

The petition has support in federal ridings such as Haliburton—Victoria—Brock, Durham, Whitby—Ajax, Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge, Markham, Scarborough—Rouge River and Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington.

I am pleased to say that the petition has already resulted in most constructive meetings between the Minister of Transport and the people of Peterborough, the hon. member for Haliburton—Victoria—Brock and citizens of the Lindsay area.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Jean Augustine Liberal Etobicoke—Lakeshore, ON

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have a petition which states that rural route mail couriers often earn less than the minimum wage and have working conditions reminiscent of another era. They have not been allowed to bargain collectively to improve their wages and working conditions. They therefore call on the House to repeal section 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporation Act.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 35, 47, 52 and 53. .[Text]

Question No. 35—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Garry Breitkreuz Canadian Alliance Yorkton—Melville, SK

With regard to the Canadian firearms program: ( a ) what is the proposed budget allocation for the fiscal year 2001-02; ( b ) what is the cost breakdown in detail for the fiscal year 2001-02; and ( c ) what was total cost since its inception in 1995?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Erie—Lincoln Ontario

Liberal

John Maloney LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

With regard to the Canadian firearms Program: (a) The budget allocation for fiscal year 2001-02 is $34,866,292.

(b) The cost breakdown for fiscal year 2001-02 is as follows:

(c) The total net program cost since its inception in 1995 is $489.3 million.

Question No. 47—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Roy H. Bailey Canadian Alliance Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

With regard to the proposed move of the Canadian War Museum from the location in Rockcliffe to LeBreton Flats, can the government: ( a ) provide a list of the consultations it had with members of the Canadian War Museum's advisory committee prior to its announcing the move; ( b ) the reasons for the move; ( c ) indicate if the land in Rockcliffe will be sold for private development; and ( d ) indicate if the $15 million the Friends of the Canadian War Museum raised toward the construction of the museum in Rockcliffe: i) will still be used for LeBreton Flats and if so, how and ii) is consistent with the government's practice and policy of constructing museums?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Parkdale—High Park Ontario

Liberal

Sarmite Bulte LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Minister of Canadian Heritage

(a) Following the end of Mr. Barney Danson's term as chair in June 2000, the Canadian War Museum advisory committee evolved into two committees, the Canadian War Museum committee, a committee of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, CMCC, Board of Trustees, and the Canadian War Museum advisory council, a committee established to provide advice to the director of the Canadian War Museum. On March 11, 2001, at a meeting of the board's Canadian War Museum committee, all options for the location of the new museum were discussed.

The Canadian War Museum advisory council's membership was confirmed in April 2001 and a meeting of this council was held on April 28, during which site options were discussed.

(b) The choice of LeBreton Flats as the location of the new Canadian War Museum was made because the LeBreton site, close to Parliament Hill and in the heart of the National Capital, will make the museum more accessible to the Canadian public and to the many tourists that visit the National Capital Region. It is anticipated that construction of the Canadian War Museum on LeBreton Flats will result in a substantial increase in attendance and visibility.

(c) The land at Rockcliffe originally identified for construction of the Canadian War Museum will be transferred to the Canada Lands Company.

(d) (i) Funds generated through the Friends of the Canadian War Museum campaign will be directed to exhibitions and programming on the LeBreton Flats site. Construction costs for the new museum will be funded by the federal government.

(ii) The raising of private sector funds by volunteer organizations for the development of museological exhibitions and programming is common practice in federal, provincial, municipal and international sectors and is completely consistent with federal government policies.

Question No. 52—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Canadian Alliance Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

For each trip abroad by the president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation between 1991 and the present: ( a ) what was the destination; ( b ) what was the itinerary; ( c ) what was the reason for the trip; ( d ) what was the total cost of the trip; and ( e ) what was the number of accompanying persons?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Parkdale—High Park Ontario

Liberal

Sarmite Bulte LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Minister of Canadian Heritage

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is required to provide a significant level of detail on its finances and operations to the public through parliament. Its books are audited by the Auditor General for Canada. The information requested would have formed part of the information examined by the auditor general in any given year. All of the budgets and plans of the corporation are approved and reviewed by the board of directors of the corporation.

Question No. 53—

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Andy Burton Canadian Alliance Skeena, BC

For each trip abroad by the chairman of the National Capital Commission between 1991 and the present: ( a ) what was the destination; ( b ) what was the itinerary; ( c ) what was the reason for the trip; ( d ) what was the total cost of the trip; and ( e ) what was the number of the accompanying persons?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Parkdale—High Park Ontario

Liberal

Sarmite Bulte LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Minister of Canadian Heritage

National Capital Commission: one trip only by the chairman of the NCC, Mrs. Jean Pigott, on April 27-28-29, 1992 to:

(a) Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

(b) April 27: Ottawa to Washington April 29; Washington to Ottawa

(c) To accompany members of the Canadiana Fund and the Official Residences Collection Advisory Committee and meet with the curator of the U.S. state department and tour U.S. official residences.

(d) $1,500 per NCC traveller

(e) Four from the NCC. There were also 8 to 10 Canadiana Fund members, costs not covered by the NCC.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

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

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Bob Mills Canadian Alliance Red Deer, AB

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to ask the government when it plans to answer Question No. 25 which was submitted last March?

Questions On The Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee LiberalParliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, I will see if I can get an answer for the hon. member.

As the House knows, the government makes every effort to answer these questions on a timely basis. Some of the questions unfortunately are necessarily referred because of the nature of the question to all or many government departments. That makes the exercise quite an exhaustive and complex one as all members know.

I do have the hon. member's question noted as an environment ministry question and that it deals with departmental contracts. The review of the data is continuing and the answer is being prepared. I acknowledge that the question has been unanswered for over 45 days. The member is of course aware that he has an option to move the question to adjournment proceedings if he wishes to debate the matter further. If he is not going to do that then I assure the member that the pursuit of the answer to his question is ongoing and I will make a special inquiry into it to ensure an early reply.

The House resumed 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.

Farm Credit Corporation ActGovernment Orders

12:20 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is the House ready for the question?

Farm Credit Corporation ActGovernment Orders

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Question.

Farm Credit Corporation ActGovernment Orders

12:20 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Farm Credit Corporation ActGovernment Orders

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Farm Credit Corporation ActGovernment Orders

12:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.