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House of Commons Hansard #110 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was aboriginal.

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Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

2:55 p.m.

Liberal

Yolande Thibeault Liberal Saint-Lambert, QC

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

On February 23, 2002, Ingrid Bétancourt and Clara Rojas were kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. As is the case with several other hostages, they are still being detained and the President of Colombia refuses to enter into negotiations with the revolutionary forces.

Does the minister intend to play an active role and call on the Colombian government to start negotiating as soon as possible with FARC for the release of the hostages?

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

3 p.m.

Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford Ontario

Liberal

Aileen Carroll LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, Canada continues to insist that FARC free all kidnapped persons, including Ms. Bétancourt. We support every effort to resolve the situation.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has already met with Ms. Bétancourt's sister and daughter. He has also raised the issue several times with his Colombian counterpart, notably on February 18.

Canada continues to offer its cooperation with a view to finding a peaceful solution that will guarantee the safety and freedom of the hostages.

Canada Lands CompanyOral Question Period

3 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Chuck Strahl Canadian Alliance Fraser Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, the University College of the Fraser Valley, along with local and provincial governments, has come up with an exciting proposal to convert vacant CFB Chilliwack lands into an educational park. That has the potential for thousands of jobs and thousands of student positions. The provincial government is onside, the local governments are onside and certainly the universities are onside as well. I would like to ask the minister in charge of the Canada Lands Company whether he would give his assurance that he would support the proposed educational facility in the Fraser Valley.

Canada Lands CompanyOral Question Period

3 p.m.

Mississauga West Ontario

Liberal

Steve Mahoney LiberalSecretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations)

Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the member that people on this side of the House are equally concerned and interested in this project. In fact, last week I met with the Minister of Natural Resources, the Minister of National Defence, the mayor of Chilliwack, the local MLA and the president of the university and we reviewed the project. We are all very supportive of that proposal. Officials at Canada Lands will be continuing to meet with the officials at the city to try to make it happen.

The House resumed from May 28 consideration of the motion that Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (Members' Staff)Private Members' Business

3 p.m.

The Speaker

Order. It being 3:02 p.m., pursuant to order made on Wednesday, May 28, 2003, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-419 under private members' business.

Call in the members.

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

Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (Members' Staff)Private Members' Business

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion lost.

The House resumed from May 29 consideration of the motion.

SupplyGovernment Orders

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

Pursuant to order made on Thursday, May 29, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the opposition motion standing in the name of the hon. member for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke.

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

SupplyGovernment Orders

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

The House resumed from June 2 consideration of the motion.

The EnvironmentPrivate Members' Business

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Pursuant to order made on Monday, June 2, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on Motion No. 385 under private members' business.

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

The EnvironmentPrivate Members' Business

3:35 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-25, an act to modernize employment and labour relations in the public service and to amend the Financial Administration Act and the Canadian Centre for Management Development Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts, be read the third time and passed, and of the motion that the question be now put.

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:35 p.m.

The Speaker

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the previous question at the third reading stage of Bill C-25.

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

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

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:35 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent to proceed in this way?

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

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

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried. Accordingly, the question is on the main motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

Mr. Speaker, I believe you would find consent in the House to apply the vote just taken to the motion now before the House.

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent to proceed in this way?

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Julian Reed Liberal Halton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I do not wish to be recorded.

Public Service Modernization ActGovernment Orders

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member wishes not to be recorded?