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Courage To Come Back Awards  Mr. Speaker, last Thursday evening I had the honour of representing the Minister of Health at the annual Courage to Come Back awards of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. The evening provided an opportunity for us to share in the remarkable stories of individuals who

May 11th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, the government is working hard to help unemployed Canadians return to work. Last year nearly 400,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in eight years. Employment insurance represents a key element in our efforts to encourage

June 1st, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today pursuant to Standing Order 36 to present two petitions from over 60 residents of the riding of St. Paul's and the greater Toronto area. The petitioners call upon the government to enhance funding for the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study through t

June 3rd, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, it is with great honour that I rise to speak against the Reform motion today. As a family physician I do not pretend to be an expert on where the law and the state divide. I only know that we have to make sure that our parliament does not impinge on the way in whi

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  “They are required to make a principled decision about whether a constitutional violation is demonstrably justifiable in a free and democratic society”. The judges noted that it took 60 years of fighting to achieve racial desegregation in the United States and that waiting for at

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, I think what the former justice minister was saying is that when there is leadership we should not have to rely on the courts to make the more difficult decisions. If we, in parliament, only do the easy things and leave the more difficult decisions to the courts,

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, it is interesting that the member referred to the relevance of my remarks but that he could not refrain from getting the Senate into his remarks. I think it is imperative that we look at how we are governed. It is interesting that in the Reform Party's new Canada

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Cancer  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was the 11th annual national cancer survivors day in North America. Events were held across the country to raise awareness of this day, this disease and to celebrate the courage of the survivors. I think what is most important to remember is that since 196

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Toronto International Film Festival  Mr. Speaker, this past Saturday night marked the closing gala of the 23rd annual Toronto International Film Festival. The film festival, which is one of the most highly respected and renowned in the world, saw the presentation of 311 films from 53 countries over 10 days. I am mos

September 23rd, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Menopause  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to announce the official launch of the 1998 national menopause awareness campaign which will take place tomorrow. I hope all members are aware of the importance of this issue. Canadians must be better informed if they want to ensure a bett

September 30th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Breast Cancer  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, October 4, Canadians from across the country will run, jog or walk in support of breast cancer research, so that a cure can be found. Some 50,000 Canadians in 22 cities will participate in the CIBC-sponsored Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's Run for the

October 2nd, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Women's History Month  Mr. Speaker, the month of October is a month of recognition and education. It is Women's History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout Canadian history. It is an opportunity to learn from the past and to encourage women of the present and f

October 29th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadian Film Centre Lifetime Achievement Award  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the establishment of the Canadian Film Centre Lifetime Achievement Award as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations. This biennial award will honour an individual who has made a significant contribution to the art of film, television or ne

November 6th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act  moved that Bill S-13, an act to incorporate and to establish an industry levy to provide for the Canadian Anti-Smoking Youth Foundation, be read the first time. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to move first reading of the Bill S-13, an act to incorporate and to establish an industry l

November 18th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Points Of Order  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise to speak on this point of order concerning Bill S-13, an act to incorporate and to establish an industry levy to provide for the Canadian anti-smoking youth foundation. Mr. Speaker, I rise as you suggest, not to speak to the merits of this

November 18th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal