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House of Commons Hansard #126 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was scotia.

Topics

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mark Eyking Liberal Sydney—Victoria, NS

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is going to have some explaining to do to his wife when he goes home this weekend. The big challenge here is how the Minister of Finance is going to deal with his budget in Nova Scotia tonight.

I would recommend that the members opposite from the Conservative Party not to go home this weekend and let everybody try to cool off, and give them some breathing space because they are in big trouble. We can hear it in the tenseness of the voice of the hon. member across.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:10 p.m.

Liberal

Rodger Cuzner Liberal Cape Breton—Canso, NS

Mr. Speaker, I think it is a little disingenuous for my colleague across the way to pose the question that this is an either/or situation. In fact, in the past government, changes were made to the equalization over and above the Atlantic accord. The Conservatives are saying that this cannot be done and that is disingenuous for that party to pose the question in that way.

We know there is a moral obligation on the part of the government. It was stated by the current Prime Minister that there is a moral obligation for the government to follow through with its promises.

Does my colleague believe that this moral obligation has been shunned by the Prime Minister by turning his back on the people of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador?

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mark Eyking Liberal Sydney—Victoria, NS

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is definitely a hard-working member from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He will see what is going to happen in his riding and other ridings in Nova Scotia when the province does not have the money to help us out in those regions.

There is a moral shame here. There is $10 billion more for this government across to spend and it forgets Atlantic Canada, or it did not forget Atlantic Canada, but it blatantly left us out. That is the issue here. If there is an election called this spring, the people of Nova Scotia will answer the call.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:10 p.m.

Calgary Nose Hill Alberta

Conservative

Diane Ablonczy ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, I was shocked to hear that member say that Nova Scotia would not be receiving more money under the budget, because in fact it will, and he knows that. Every single province gets more under this new equalization deal.

Why is he trying to mislead Nova Scotians?

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mark Eyking Liberal Sydney—Victoria, NS

Mr. Speaker, if the hon. member would have looked at the budget, this so-called aspiring budget, she would have seen from the numbers that transfer payments for Quebec and other provinces have increased and our province's have not increased any substantial amount.

She knows the Conservatives are buying votes. They are leaving five provinces behind and they should be ashamed of themselves.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Royal Galipeau

It being 5:15 p.m. and the last allotted day for the supply period ending March 26, 2007, it is my duty to interrupt the proceedings and put forthwith every question necessary to dispose of the business of supply.

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

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Royal Galipeau

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Royal Galipeau

All those opposed will please say nay.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Opposition motion—EqualizationBusiness of SupplyGovernment Business

5:15 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Royal Galipeau

In my opinion the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

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

Vote #137

Business of SupplyGovernment Business

5:45 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion lost.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

March 22nd, 2007 / 5:45 p.m.

Provencher Manitoba

Conservative

Vic Toews ConservativePresident of the Treasury Board

moved:

That Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 be concurred in.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

An hon. member

On division.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Provencher Manitoba

Conservative

Vic Toews ConservativePresident of the Treasury Board

moved that Bill C-49, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2007, be now read the first time.

(Motion deemed adopted and bill read the first time)

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Conservative

Vic Toews Conservative Provencher, MB

moved that the bill be read the second time and referred to committee of the whole.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

An hon. member

On division.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-07Government Business

5:45 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried. Accordingly the bill stands referred to a committee of the whole.

I will now leave the chair so the House can reconvene in committee of the whole.

(Bill read the second time and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Bill Blaikie in the Chair)