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House of Commons Hansard #19 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was police.

Topics

Aerospace IndustryOral Question Period

2:35 p.m.

Bloc

Paul Crête Bloc Rivière-Du-Loup—Montmagny, QC

Mr. Speaker,when the automotive industry in Ontario required government intervention, the intervention came very quickly. During the election campaign, the government announced, just like that, that there would be $500 million for the auto industry, $200 million of that for GM and $100 million for Ford.

The aerospace industry being to Quebec what the automotive industry is to Ontario, I would ask the minister if he intends to intervene as quickly and effectively to help Bombardier in Quebec as he did to help out GM and Ford in Ontario.

Aerospace IndustryOral Question Period

2:35 p.m.

Vancouver Kingsway B.C.

Liberal

David Emerson LiberalMinister of Industry

Mr. Speaker, during the election the government committed to develop an automotive strategy for Canada and we are doing the same with the aerospace industry. It will be a Canadian strategy.

We are moving with all dispatch. We have not missed a single deadline. We will continue to honour the timetables that are required to protect these important industries.

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

November 1st, 2004 / 2:35 p.m.

Conservative

Stockwell Day Conservative Okanagan—Coquihalla, BC

Mr. Speaker, in this time of uncertainty within the Palestinian leadership, Canada has a potential to be an honest broker in maintaining peace, but we have threatened our position there with the Prime Minister maintaining his support for the promotion to UNESCO of former Liberal MP, Yvon Charbonneau, who in the past has accused the Jewish people of everything from economic terrorism to genocide.

Why did the Prime Minister go ahead with this appointment when he was fully aware of the toxic views of Mr. Charbonneau. Why on earth did he do that?

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Papineau Québec

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew LiberalMinister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I wish the opposition, on a subject of such importance at this time in the Middle East, would focus on Canadian policy, which Ambassador Charbonneau, like every ambassador of Canada, will support.

Our Canadian policy--

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew Liberal Papineau, QC

Would hon. members please listen for a second on such an important subject like the Middle East peace talks--

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. minister has the floor and all hon. members will want to listen. I was listening. Let us have some order, please.

Foreign AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew Liberal Papineau, QC

I am sorry, Mr. Speaker, but the opposition seems only interested in scoring cheap political points, whereas we are talking about a very sensitive region where the Government of Canada and this country for 50 years has been trying to make a difference.

We will continue to make a difference because we care about the security of Israelis, of Palestinians and of other people who live in that region.

TerrorismOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Conservative

Stockwell Day Conservative Okanagan—Coquihalla, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is the Liberals who cheapen the whole process by appointing their buddies who hold such toxic views.

Canada's closest ally, the United States, has banned the terrorist group Tawhid wa'l-Jihad, a group that has claimed responsibility for car bombings, suicide attacks and the deaths of literally thousands of Iraqis.

Tawhid wa'l-Jihad is a threat to peace in Iraq, to Great Britain, to the United States and to Israel, and yet we refuse to join our allies in outlawing that offensive killing group, Tawhid wa'l-Jihad.

When will Canada outlaw this group? What will it take before it says no to that kind of terrorism?

TerrorismOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Papineau Québec

Liberal

Pierre Pettigrew LiberalMinister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, we will continue to pay very close attention to all the groups. We will continue to be absolutely clear that the government will want to promote the peace process. We will continue to do that.

We will continue to fight terrorism as we have been doing for a number of years by adding $7 billion and $8 billion to our capacity to fight terrorism. This is the determination of our government.

Aboriginal AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Conservative

Jim Prentice Conservative Calgary North Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is intended to protect all Canadians. However, with Bill C-14, the Tlicho act, the government is asking the House to adopt an agreement with language that is unclear with respect to the supremacy of the charter.

Notwithstanding the many contradictions between the Tlicho constitution and the charter, will the minister tell the House whether the highest law in Tlicho is the Canadian charter or the Tlicho constitution?

Aboriginal AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Fredericton New Brunswick

Liberal

Andy Scott LiberalMinister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians

Mr. Speaker, all legislation in the country is subject to the charter.

I know the member is new here but we have a committee process in place. He is a member of the committee. He gets an opportunity to speak to these issues at committee, and I would suggest he do that.

Aboriginal AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Conservative

Jim Prentice Conservative Calgary North Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, I did not actually hear a response to the question. The answer is very clear. The constitution of the Tlicho First Nation is the Tlicho First Nation's highest law, not the charter.

My question for the minister concerns the Tlicho constitution. The Tlicho nation has two languages: English and Tlicho.

Can the minister explain the government's policy on language rights for French-speaking first nations people?

Aboriginal AffairsOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Fredericton New Brunswick

Liberal

Andy Scott LiberalMinister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians

Mr. Speaker, I recognize that he had a prepared supplementary so he asked it anyway. I answered it in the first question.

Sport CanadaOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Liberal

Don Bell Liberal North Vancouver, BC

Mr. Speaker, at the 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, Canadian athletes displayed courage, determination and sportsmanship. Our athletes made personal bests and broke Canadian Olympic and Paralympic records.

Could the Minister of State for Sport tell the House what Sport Canada is doing to support our Canadian athletes and our sport system?

Sport CanadaOral Question Period

2:40 p.m.

Vancouver Quadra B.C.

Liberal

Stephen Owen LiberalMinister of Western Economic Diversification and Minister of State (Sport)

Mr. Speaker, I know the voters of North Vancouver are immensely pleased with their enhanced representation in the House.

All Canadians are immensely proud of our Paralympians and Olympians for their courage, their pursuit of excellence, overcoming their personal challenges and their success in Athens. The Government of Canada is the largest funder of sport in this country and has increased that funding by $30 million in this year alone, which will ensure that success is enhanced in future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mr. Speaker, I know all members of the House look forward to your remarks on behalf of our Olympic and Paralympic champions.

Social DevelopmentOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

NDP

Tony Martin NDP Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Mr. Speaker, last week when the Minister of Social Development was commenting on the much anticipated national child care program he said that it was time. This week he said that it would take time.

I know, and he knows probably better than anybody, that we are actually into overtime. The just released OECD report was clear, “without a commitment to not for profit delivery, quality will suffer”.

For your meeting with the provinces and territories, will you commit to a protective mechanism--

Social DevelopmentOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member for Sault Ste. Marie will want to remember to address his remarks to the Chair. In any event, time has expired.

The hon. Minister of Social Development.

Social DevelopmentOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

York Centre Ontario

Liberal

Ken Dryden LiberalMinister of Social Development

Mr. Speaker, I am not quite sure what the final question was.

I think the question related to the discussions that will be happening in the next couple of days. He should allow those discussions to work themselves out. We are working in collaboration with the provinces. We need to work very closely with the provinces and territories toward a national child care system which is, as the hon. member knows--

Social DevelopmentOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member for Halifax.

Natural ResourcesOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, in a desperate bid for votes in the dying days of the spring election, the Prime Minister said that he accepted the basis of the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia premiers' proposals to end the equalization clawback. He said:

I'm very sympathetic to Nova Scotia's position as I was very sympathetic to the position of Newfoundland and Labrador--

He went on to say that he would support 100% of offshore royalties, but what did the Prime Minister do? He slapped a cap on offshore revenues.

When will the Prime Minister end the uproar that he has caused and keep his promise, not just to the premiers but to the people of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland?

Natural ResourcesOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

Wascana Saskatchewan

Liberal

Ralph Goodale LiberalMinister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and a number of ministers are working very hard on the issues identified by the former leader of the NDP. The Prime Minister has spoken with each of the premiers. I have had a conversation with corresponding ministers in a spirit of determination and goodwill. We all want to get the very best results for Nova Scotia, for Newfoundland and for all of Canada.

Aboriginal AffairsOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

Conservative

Jeremy Harrison Conservative Churchill River, SK

Mr. Speaker, in March the Auditor General chastized the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for failing to implement and measure the progress of complex pieces of legislation like the Tlicho agreement. The minister himself has complained that the department does not have the resources to do its job properly.

How can Canadians have any confidence that the implementation of the Tlicho agreement will not turn into another Liberal boondoggle?

Aboriginal AffairsOral Question Period

2:45 p.m.

Fredericton New Brunswick

Liberal

Andy Scott LiberalMinister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians

Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned to his colleague, the Tlicho bill will be before committee. They will have every opportunity to speak to this in committee.