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Housing  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The statements by the Ontario government about the proposed changes to the administration of co-operative and other social housing is causing extreme concern for those residents

September 26th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Speech From The Throne  Madam Speaker, congratulations on your appointment. As I assume my responsibilities as the member for St. Paul's, I want to thank my predecessor, Barry Campbell, for his hard work both in the riding and for his invaluable help as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fi

September 26th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Speech From The Throne  Madam Speaker, I am aware that this is a problem across the country. I believe it is not the fault of the transfer payment cuts which I think were very necessary in order to be able to reduce the interest payments and for us to continue to do good work. I do think, though, that

September 26th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Speech From The Throne  Madam Speaker, I think the beginning is the health information network. In Ontario, we have the beginning with ICES, a plan for keeping track of certain things. It is really important when we start to track information that we ask what questions do we want answered and then to g

September 26th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

University Of Toronto  Mr. Speaker, I would like to bring to the attention of the House the recent donation of $9.7 million to the University of Toronto chemistry department by Mrs. Edna Davenport and the estate of her late husband John Davenport. The surprise announcement of this generous gift came a

September 29th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is ironic that the hon. member for Medicine Hat is asking the House to condemn the government for an election promise when that is what it was and indeed the people of Canada saw fit to elect the government on that basis. The people of Canada have rewarded the Li

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, on June 2 Canadians were consulted. The voters clearly preferred our more responsible approach and saw through the Reform Party's irresponsible tax cut promises before the budget was balanced. In every single province except Alberta, the majority of voters rejected

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, there is no question one of the root causes of the ongoing demand for health care will be the determinants, jobs being one of them. We need to celebrate the fact that we have improved the number of Canadians with jobs. We are not there yet. We also have to unders

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  We are big picture people. We know there is a positive role for government. Arbitrary determinations of size of government and optimal tax rate will not work. We need to have a goal of putting Canadians back to work. We have to do whatever we can in partnerships and innovation to

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, all of us in the Liberal caucus are consulted and are prepared to meet with ministers on everything. We already have a tremendous example of consultation. I know the people I spoke with during the election campaign, the people who have the risk of potentially bein

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, I wish it was that easy. It is a very good question for people of means. It is not very good question for people who do not have means. If we continue to compare our taxation rate to that of the United States, it is a comparison of apples and oranges when 30 perce

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, it will be imperative in the next chapter for us to reinvest in medical research, science and technology. The innovation fund is one of the most exciting things stated in the election platform and in the budget. To hear John Polanyi on Sunday night talk about the r

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Breast Cancer  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, October 5 Canadians from across the country will run for the cure. They will be running, walking and jogging in support of breast cancer research. The CIBC, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and an expected 50,000 participants in 18 cities across this

October 3rd, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadian Medical Association  Mr. Speaker, on October 9, 1867, three months after the proclamation of Canadian Confederation, 167 physicians from the then four provinces of Canada met in Quebec City to establish the Canadian Medical Association. The first president of the CMA was Sir Charles Tupper who would

October 9th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Governor General's Awards  Mr. Speaker, I was proud to attend the 1997 Governor General's Awards in commemoration of the Persons case earlier today. The awards are given annually to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution toward promoting the equality of women in Canada. The awards were esta

October 20th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal