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Summit Of The Americas  Mr. Speaker, in light of the tremendous public profile of Canada's hosting the summit of the Americas last week in Quebec City, could the Minister for International Cooperation please tell the House whether she thinks Canada is doing enough to meet the needs of the poorest of the

April 23rd, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Persons With Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, one of the real challenges of people with disabilities is that the programs affecting them cross all departments and virtually all three levels of government. Could the Minister of Human Resources Development tell us what the Government of Canada is doing to help th

April 30th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

National Nursing Week  Mr. Speaker, May 7 to 13 marks the celebration of National Nursing Week 2001. This year's theme, “Nurses, Champions for Health”, is significant on two fronts. The nurses of Canada truly have acted as champions, standing by, supporting and leading Canadians in a collective effort

May 2nd, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

National Palliative Care Week  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform hon. members and Canadians that May 7 to 13 is National Palliative Care Week. Hospice palliative care is aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for persons who are living with or dying from advanced illness. This type o

May 8th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Brenda Bury  Mr. Speaker, last week we paid homage to a great Canadian prime minister by unveiling his portrait. Today I rise to pay homage to the great Canadian artist who painted this portrait. Brenda Bury was born, educated and trained in England. She took an honours degree in fine art at

May 14th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Tobacco Products  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for Children and Youth. Today is World No Tobacco Day. Recently released figures show that smoking rates for youth are declining, but we have a lot more work to do, particularly with young women, aboriginals and in Quebec. C

May 31st, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Persons With Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, this past weekend in Montreal I had the pleasure of participating in the Inclusion by Design conference of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work. The conference coincided with access week from May 27 to June 1. The goal of this progressive international ev

June 6th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Allotted Day--Anti-Terrorism Legislation  Mr. Speaker, today as we look at the possible legislative remedies, it is imperative that we seek to examine the context and indeed the definitions. All last week we were numb. We said things like, it is unreal, it is a bad movie. We took calls from citizens trying to find reason

September 18th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Allotted Day--Anti-Terrorism Legislation  Mr. Speaker, I agree. When we look at the consensus of opinion of what we have to do, we have to be able to get intelligent information about all perpetrators and all with those kinds of ideals and goals. It is important that we have the ability to track who is raising the money

September 18th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Allotted Day--Anti-Terrorism Legislation  Mr. Speaker, the answer has two parts. One is that in the traditional tasks of SERT it would never presume that the person wanted to die. We have a very different situation. I am interested. The member from Nepean who is presenting the proposal for a foreign intelligence gatheri

September 18th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, second hand smoke has proven to be a silent killer. It is for this reason that on October 1 and 2, for the first time ever, Canadians across the country will be able to take part in a real time Internet broadcast of the B.C. symposium “Clearing the Air: Protecting Wo

October 1st, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, in recent years we have all heard about the war that is being raged by the Taliban on their own women in Afghanistan, particularly from brave journalists such as Sally Armstrong. We can only imagine how much worse their situation has become since September 11. It is

October 3rd, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

International Actions Against Terrorism  Mr. Chairman, it is quite spooky here tonight. After almost 25 years in family practice attending to sick patients or getting up in the middle of the night to pronounce somebody dead, I guess we are all here tonight because we are worried that this debate is about life and death.

October 15th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Marriage Capacity Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Vancouver East. It was just over a year and a half ago that we celebrated in my riding the passage of the historic Bill C-23. It was an amazing step in terms of the equality of our gay and lesbian couples, in terms of

October 29th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Hepatitis C  moved: That, in the opinion of this House, the government should recognize the month of May as Hepatitis C Awareness Month. Mr. Speaker, one of the honours of a member of parliament is to be able to bring forward initiatives that were truly created in the community. On behalf o

October 30th, 2001House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal