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Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am delighted with this question in that it is the reason when we are held accountable to international standards that we need the kinds of national standards that have come part and parcel of our new social union negotiation. It is only when we have strong national

February 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, in this complicated federation it is extremely important that when the provinces have requested certain programs it is a collaborative effort. Now when we realize what happens with social housing, what is happening in terms of affordable housing and when we realize t

February 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, as of July 1, by merely increasing the personal tax exemption, we took 400,000 Canadians off the tax rolls. I think it is extraordinarily important that we look at the future in terms of the 3% surtax, which came off last year, and understand that those are the simpl

February 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Hiv-Aids  Mr. Speaker, last week I was honoured to attend the review of the draft handbook for legislators on HIV and AIDS, law and human rights in Geneva on behalf of the IPU Canadian group. The conference was attended by legislators from France, Switzerland, Kenya, Botswana, Côte d'Ivoi

March 2nd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Persons With Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development. The persons with disabilities community is extraordinarily upset that the most important and crucial source of data for public policy on persons with disabilities has not been completed since 1991. Can t

March 15th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Norman Jewison  Mr. Speaker, last night on the occasion of the 71st Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Mr. Norman Jewison with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Celebrated before the eyes of the world a Canadian was recogniz

March 22nd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Tuberculosis  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark World TB day. Dr. Brundtland, director general of the World Health Organization, said yesterday: Tuberculosis, which many of us believed would disappear in our lifetimes, has staged a frightening comeback. Today TB kills more adults than AIDS,

March 25th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 1999  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise today to speak to Bill C-71, the budget implementation act of 1999. The premise today is that it is a great budget that will be easy to implement because it was a great process. It is on the ground that problems are felt, it is on the

April 14th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 1999  Mr. Speaker, I think the issue is the provinces all have agreed that this is necessary. There was no club to their heads. Even Quebec signed a health accord saying it was extremely important that people understand what it is for. Constitutionally, actually it was only hospitals

April 14th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 1999  Mr. Speaker, I would draw the hon. member's attention to the principle of the social union which was to treat all Canadians with fairness and equity. It was extraordinarily important to the finance minister and to the government that all Canadians receive on a per capita basis th

April 14th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 1999  The issue is health care delivery and there has been a consensus that health care delivery must be dealt with by the province. Some of the standards that have been set in terms of the Medical Research Council of Canada and all of the things we have had before have always had join

April 14th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 1999  I will be more than happy to find it but I do trust—

April 14th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 1999  It is in the federal spending power to set priorities which we think are in the best interest of all Canadians. That is separate from health care delivery.

April 14th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 1999  Mr. Speaker, I have two questions for the hon. member. In the litany of individual provincial problems with health care delivery the member made it sound like this is only about money. I would ask the member to comment on the Ontario Hospital Association's presentation to the f

April 14th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadian Hemophilia Society  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that April 17, 1999 is World Hemophilia Day. This year in Canada approximately 50 newborns will be diagnosed with hemophilia, an inherited blood clotting condition caused by deficiency of two blood proteins. The impact of hepatitis

April 16th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal