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Points Of Order  Mr. Speaker, if you come across information that would be interesting to the House or possibly new information that was not raised here this afternoon, would it be possible for you to bring that to us so that we could comment?

November 18th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health Care  Mr. Speaker, today in Halifax the Minister of Health, together with Nova Scotia Health Minister Jim Smith, announced some important initiatives for the future of health care in Nova Scotia and all of Canada. Funded under the health transition fund, these four projects will be te

November 27th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, on Friday, December 4, I was honoured to participate in a special candlelight and roses commemoration for the victims of the Montreal massacre. The hour of remembrance was held at the Women's College site of the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre.

December 7th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Industry. The opposition wants us to believe that the minister is in favour of higher taxes as a way of boosting productivity. Can the minister tell this House where he really stands on this issue?

December 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, as a physician in the province of Ontario I feel quite sensitive to the hon. member's comments in terms of the CHST having been the problem. We know the reduction in the CHST has had one-fifth of the impact on health care spending as the tax cut in Ontario. At the f

February 2nd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak in three ways this evening, first as the member of parliament for St. Paul's, second as a member of the finance committee and third as someone who has fought hard for the protection of the Canadian health care system and who feels deeply tha

February 2nd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, people have always gone to the Mayo Clinic when there has been a conundrum up here and I think we will never stop that. It is important in terms of the choice of Canadians. The hon. member must remind himself that sometimes we see specialized care from watching ER o

February 2nd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Science, Research And Development  Mr. Speaker, much of our future depends on the insights and the capacity for innovation of our country's young scientists and engineers. Since 1964, NSERC has singled out more than 100 researchers for the prestigious title of E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow. These are 100 of our b

February 4th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to talk today about health care but I am saddened that yet again we seem to be talking about turf. The motion is filled with words about turf and not about the welfare of Canadians. Words like jurisdiction, unconditionally, encroach and health care

February 4th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is interesting again that some of my colleague's suggestions are things that would be a national standard. We need to be on the international stage showing that we are sticking up for these kinds of things, whether it is child poverty or accessibility to universit

February 4th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was a great day for Canadians and we now know that there will be stable funding for all our cherished social programs. We need one thing. We need the money. We want to know whether the Minister of Finance will be able to tell this House today when he will

February 5th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Waterloo—Wellington. Usually when I speak on the identity of Canadians I find myself speaking on our health care system. Today I am pleased that I am able to speak on what is truly our Canadian heritage which is clean

February 9th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, this past summer being in Nunavut and recognizing the importance those people place on water and how important it is to their everyday lives and in terms of the international perspective they feel in terms of Canada's responsibility to make sure the world, the nort

February 9th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Financial Institutions  Mr. Speaker, today the government introduced legislation that will allow foreign banks to open commercially focused branches in Canada. Can the Secretary of State for International Financial Institutions please tell the House what this means for the financial services sector in

February 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, poverty, in a country as rich as Canada, is very disturbing for this government and for all Canadians. Unquestionably, we should not tolerate even one Canadian living in poverty. As members of the House well know, poverty is and continues to be a major preoccupation

February 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal