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House of Commons Hansard #5 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was federal.

Topics

Social DevelopmentOral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

York Centre Ontario

Liberal

Ken Dryden LiberalMinister of Social Development

Mr. Speaker, like every member here, I feel privileged to be in the House.

The Speech from the Throne was very clear. The time is now to have a national child care system. It is part of our national expectation and our national understanding. It is a system Canadians want: one that has quality, one that is universal, one that has accessibility and one that has development.

I have talked with some of my--

Social DevelopmentOral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member for St. John's South—Mount Pearl.

FisheriesOral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Conservative

Loyola Hearn Conservative St. John's South, NL

Mr. Speaker, during the election campaign the Prime Minister promised to stop overfishing, even if it meant taking custodial management. Canada did not raise the issue at the recent NAFO meetings and the only mention in the throne speech is that government will enhance the enforcement of rules concerning straddling stocks. This means issuing more citations.

Why has the Prime Minister gone back on his commitment to Atlantic Canadians?

FisheriesOral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Halifax West Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan LiberalMinister of Fisheries and Oceans

Mr. Speaker, Canadian NAFO inspectors have made more than 130 boardings and inspections of ships this year. In fact, they found evidence that infractions have decreased as a result of these efforts. We also know that one-third less foreign boats are on the nose and tail this year. The fact is that our strategy is working.

HealthOral Question Period

11:55 a.m.

Conservative

Gary Goodyear Conservative Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, the government has implemented the first part of the Conservative Party's platform on health care reform. In the region surrounding my riding of Cambridge more than 30,000 people are without family doctors.

Exactly when will the minister stop wasting the minds and talents of so many new Canadians and risking the lives of so many others and implement our accreditation process and put doctors on the ground in these communities.

HealthOral Question Period

Noon

West Nova Nova Scotia

Liberal

Robert Thibault LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Health is pleased to be meeting next week with his colleagues from across the country to look at how to quickly implement the historic health accord that was reached by the Prime Minister and his colleagues a very short time ago.

Included in that accord are some very significant investments in the training of health professionals and speeding up the process of having the accreditations recognized by our system. We will get care for all Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

The EnvironmentOral Question Period

Noon

Bloc

Raynald Blais Bloc Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC

Mr. Speaker, the people of the Gaspé, the Magdalen Islands and New Brunswick have spoken out in large numbers against the Bennett project at Belledune. As we know, the decision allowing Bennett to proceed with its project is currently being appealed by the federal environment minister.

What is the government's explanation for considering this project hazardous enough to justify a commission of inquiry while still allowing the company to operate the plant? Might it not make more sense to impose a moratorium on all operations pending the outcome of the appeal?

The EnvironmentOral Question Period

Noon

Saint-Laurent—Cartierville Québec

Liberal

Stéphane Dion LiberalMinister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, I have announced that there will be an appeal. I have asked my legal advisers to expedite proceedings. This being before the courts, I can make no further comment.

A message from Her Excellency the Governor General transmitting estimates for the financial year ending March 31, 2005 was presented by the President of the Treasury Board and read by the Speaker of the House.

Main Estimates, 2004-05Routine Proceedings

Noon

Winnipeg South Manitoba

Liberal

Reg Alcock LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table on behalf of my colleagues part 3 of the estimates consisting of 89 departmental reports on plans and priorities.

These documents will be distributed to members at the standing committees to assist in their considerations of the spending authorities already sought in part 2 of the estimates.

Order in Council AppointmentsRoutine Proceedings

Noon

Beauséjour New Brunswick

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table, in both official languages, a number of Order in Council appointments made recently by the government.

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Mount Royal Québec

Liberal

Irwin Cotler LiberalMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-2, an act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act.

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

Canada Shipping ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Outremont Québec

Liberal

Jean Lapierre LiberalMinister of Transport

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act and the Oceans Act.

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

International Interests in Mobile Equipment (aircraft equipment) ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Outremont Québec

Liberal

Jean Lapierre LiberalMinister of Transport

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment.

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

Post-Secondary Education Savings Assistance ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Eglinton—Lawrence Ontario

Liberal

Joe Volpe LiberalMinister of Human Resources and Skills Development

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-5, an act to provide financial assistance for post-secondary education savings.

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

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness ActRoutine Proceedings

October 8th, 2004 / 12:05 p.m.

Ottawa—Vanier Ontario

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger LiberalDeputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and to amend or repeal certain Acts.

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

Canadian Heritage ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Saint-Laurent—Cartierville Québec

Liberal

Stéphane Dion LiberalMinister of the Environment

moved for leave to introduce BillC-7, An Act to amend the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and the Parks Canada Agency Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.

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

Financial Administration ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Winnipeg South Manitoba

Liberal

Reg Alcock LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act, the Canada School of Public Service Act and the Official Languages Act.

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

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Brossard—La Prairie Québec

Liberal

Jacques Saada LiberalMinister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-9, An Act to establish the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

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

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Mount Royal Québec

Liberal

Irwin Cotler LiberalMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mental disorder) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

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

Public Servants Disclosure Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Winnipeg South Manitoba

Liberal

Reg Alcock LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-11, An Act to establish a procedure for the disclosure of wrongdoings in the public sector, including the protection of persons who disclose the wrongdoings.

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

Quarantine ActRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Ottawa—Vanier Ontario

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Liberalfor the Minister of Health

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-12, An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases.

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

Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal ActRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act (Book of Remembrance for peacekeepers).

Mr. Speaker, I thank my seconder, the member for Hamilton Centre, for assisting me in this.

Any of us who have had the opportunity and the very distinct pleasure of visiting the war memorial room in the Peace Tower have noticed that there are books commemorating our very brave and honoured war dead in various conflicts such as the Boer War, World War I, World War II, and Korea, as well as the merchant mariners.

Unfortunately, through no one's fault at all, we are missing one for our peacekeepers who have died in international missions throughout the world. I know this is a rather eerie time to be speaking to this, but it would be appropriate to honour their sacrifices. We should honour them and respect them in perpetuity by having their names recorded in a very special book in the war memorial room.

I encourage the new members of Parliament and all Canadians to take the time to visit the war memorial room. They will be very moved by the lists of names and the sacrifices that our brave men and women have made for their country throughout the years.

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

Address by President of the United States of MexicoRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Beauséjour New Brunswick

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among House leaders and I think that you would find unanimous consent for the following motion:

That the House shall not sit on October 25, 2004;

That on the afternoon of October 25, 2004, the President of the United States of Mexico may address a meeting of the members of the Senate and of the House of Commons in the chamber of the House of Commons;

That such address and all customary introductory and related remarks shall be printed as an appendix to the House of Commons Debates for October 26, 2004, and form part of the records of this House; and

That the media recording and transmission of the said proceedings be authorized according to House of Commons guidelines.

Address by President of the United States of MexicoRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. parliamentary secretary have the unanimous consent of the House to present this motion?

Address by President of the United States of MexicoRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)