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Canadian Blood Services  Mr. Speaker, Canadian Blood Services is launching this week its first youth initiative aimed at raising the awareness of young Canadians of the ongoing need for blood donations. CBS is kicking off this campaign by sponsoring the band category at the YTV network's 1999 youth achi

April 30th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canada's Walk Of Fame  Mr. Speaker, allow me to join all Canadians in congratulating the newest inductees to Canada's Walk of Fame, whose stars will be unveiled today during a special ceremony in Toronto. Each one of these celebrated Canadians has made a significant national and international contribut

May 27th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

National Revenue  Mr. Speaker, my constituents are impatiently waiting for their tax refunds. Can the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue inform this House of whether the PSAC strike developed a backlog in the processing of the 1991 T1 income tax returns and when Canadians

May 28th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

World No Tobacco Day  Mr. Speaker, today is World No Tobacco Day. I rise today to speak on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. Youth smoking rates in Canada have increased by 25% since 1991 and recent figures show that half a million Canadian teenagers are daily smokers. Tobacco kills approximatel

May 31st, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Division No. 475  Mr. Speaker, I wish to abstain on this one.

May 31st, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from over 25 people in my riding and other areas to end the legal approval of corporal punishment of children by repealing section 43 of the Criminal Code.

June 1st, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House in both official languages the report of the meeting of the IPU working group for legislators on a draft handbook for legislators on HIV/AIDS, law and human rights, held in Geneva from Februa

June 2nd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Leukemia  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to encourage this House to consider June as Leukemia Awareness Month and to congratulate and thank the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada for its hard work and dedication. Approximately 3,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with leukemia and 2,100 will die in

June 8th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Committees Of The House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. This is the report of the Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities which I

June 10th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Cancer  Mr. Speaker, we are all aware of the devastating effects of cancer, and we all have a relative, friend or colleague who has been affected by this disease. Research has a definitive part to play in beating cancer. Could the Secretary of State for Science, Research and Development

June 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Crime Prevention  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Justice. On Tuesday the Speech from the Throne said the government would work with Canadians to ensure that our communities continue to be safe. Could the minister tell us what initiatives the government has taken to help communit

October 15th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Speech From The Throne  Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to reply to the Speech from the Throne. Building a higher quality of life for all Canadians is an ideal theme, as we are about to celebrate the new millennium. It is the greatest legacy that we can leave to Canadians. It is about v

October 15th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Speech From The Throne  Madam Speaker, I remind the hon. member that most of the people moving to the United States are moving because of opportunities. In terms of salaries that are offered there, for example, there is the fabulous Howard Hughes grant of $1 million a year to a researcher. We have troub

October 15th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canada Elections Act  Madam Speaker, it is always a privilege to take part in a debate as important as the one we are conducting today. The vast majority of the measures in the bill are as a result of a long broad based, painstaking consultation process. Today we are referring this bill, the new Cana

October 19th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Women's College Hospital  Mr. Speaker, on October 12, 1999, I was honoured to be asked on behalf of the Minister of Canadian Heritage to unveil a historic sites and monuments plaque commemorating the importance of Women's College Hospital in providing medical services for women by women. Women's College

October 19th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal