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Canadians With Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, today marks the one year anniversary of the report of the task force on disability issues, chaired so ably by my colleague, the hon. member for Fredericton—York—Sunbury, our solicitor general. At the one year mark this government has much to be proud of. The Ministe

October 28th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Medical Research  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health. I have a thick file in my office from concerned medical researchers in this country who are worried that we are falling gravely behind the other G-7 countries in the funding for medical research. What can the Minister of H

October 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Rabbi Gunter Plaut  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow evening I will have the honour of attending the inauguration of the W. Gunter Plaut Humanitarian Award at Holy Blossom Temple. Rabbi Plaut will be the first recipient of this award which recognizes community leadership and commitment to human rights. He has

November 4th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development. Young Canadians are increasingly aware that the most important criteria for whether they have a job when they are 30 is the level of their post-secondary education. They are also increasingly concerned

November 18th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Hepatitis C Society Of Canada  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize the important and outstanding work of the Hepatitis C Society of Canada. I had the honour of being asked to sit as a founding member of the society's board in 1994 and this past Sunday was pleased to participate in its Horizon of Hope Annual

November 25th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would urge my colleagues across the floor, and particularly their leader, to take heed from a significant group of taxpayers in western Canada, the physicians from out west. I would like to read the physicians' statement on climate change from the Alberta Medical

November 26th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, I rise in honour and remembrance of the 14 young women who were brutally murdered in Montreal on December 6, 1989. In Toronto at Women's College Hospital we have an annual remembrance ceremony in their honour. This year the Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain, the former Li

December 4th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Family Violence  Mr. Speaker, as I reflect on the words of the hon. Margaret Norrie-McCain from the memorial service for the 14 young women murdered in Montreal, it is clear that we must now acknowledge Marc Lepine as a victim of violence himself. Mrs. McCain has made an urgent plea. The America

December 9th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Film And Television  Mr. Speaker, thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful speech last evening to our friends from the Canadian Film and Television Production Association. Your impassioned challenge to them for continued leadership in helping to tell our Canadian stories was timely and obviously h

February 6th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Citizenship And Heritage Week  Mr. Speaker, yesterday evening I had the opportunity to attend a special session of the Court of Canadian Citizenship in my riding. I would like to thank the minister of immigration for attending. I would also like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma for hosting the ceremonies

February 12th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Marion Powell Award  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow evening I will be attending the tribute to the late Dr. Marion Powell and will present the Marion Powell award at the launch of the screening of the film Passing the Flame: The Legacy of Women's College Hospital at Roy Thompson Hall. During her illustrious

February 18th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Census  Mr. Speaker, the recent release of the 1996 census report has raised serious concerns among our newest Canadians. They, finally having become Canadian citizens, are still being asked their race and ethnic origin. I have a question for the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism.

February 23rd, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I am able to speak to the budget, especially after my week back in the riding of St. Paul's where it was very clear that the people of St. Paul's and indeed the people of Toronto were extremely grateful to the Prime Minister and to the Min

March 10th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Industrial Research Assistance Program  Mr. Speaker, the National Research Council's successful industrial research assistance program is one of the most important mechanisms for supporting innovation and helping small business create and adopt new technologies. Every year IRAP provides technical advice to more than 1

March 11th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Persons With Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, two weeks ago Canada was recognized by the United Nations for its work on persons with disabilities. However of the 55 recommendations in the report of the Scott task force on persons with disabilities only eight have been implemented so far. Is the government inten

March 16th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal