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Sleep-Wake Disorders Canada  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House and all Canadians that October 25 to 30 has been designated National Sleep Awareness Week. This week coincides with the changing of clocks to help remind us how important sleep is to our everyday lives. Over two million Canadians suf

October 25th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Late Hon. Ian Wahn  Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to a former member for the riding of St. Paul's, Ian Wahn. He was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan, schooled in Swift Current and obtained his Bachelor of Law degree at the University of Saskatchewan. After that he obtained a Rhodes scholarship to

October 26th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Immigration  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The minister of finance from Ontario has recently complained that in spite of a large influx of immigrants to the area there has been no help from the federal government. Could the minister of immigrati

November 2nd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health. In our 1999 budget we promised the creation of the new institutes of health research which was further promised in the Speech from the Throne. Can the Minister of Health please tell us when the dream of these poor Canadian

November 4th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Governor General's Performing Arts Awards  Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, November 6, 1999, the esteemed Governor General's Performing Arts Awards took place here in the nation's capital. This annual event celebrates Canadian performers who have enriched our lives and recognizes these artists who have made tremendous contribut

November 15th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Diabetes  Mr. Speaker, between one and two million Canadians are suffering from the debilitating effects of diabetes, and the numbers are three times higher among aboriginal people. Each year, 60,000 new cases are diagnosed. Could the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health tell

November 19th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Child Poverty  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, November 24, marks National Child Poverty Day. I draw attention to the importance attached to this day. Canadian children are the future of the country and are our largest investment. This means we cannot afford to turn a blind eye to the early years that

November 23rd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadian Institutes Of Health Research Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Oak Ridges. It seems like a long time ago, our first caucus in Collingwood, where indeed all members of the Liberals caucus were very, very worried about the state of medical research in this country. It was January 1998

November 23rd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadian Institutes Of Health Research Act  Mr. Speaker, I reassure the hon. member that the research community has been extraordinarily consulted in the setting up of these institutes. The interim governing council of the institutes has had subcommittees working on all matters from programs to peer review ethics, to know

November 23rd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadian Institutes Of Health Research Act  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member needs to understand the difference between health research and medical research. What is very clear is that medical research in the old biomedical model was not satisfying all our needs in understanding all the determinants of health. The Social Scie

November 23rd, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

World Aids Day  Mr. Speaker, I rise today on World AIDS Day to bring attention to an important initiative by Health Canada to promote AIDS awareness. Last month the Minister of Health taped a segment with the popular music band, Wide Mouth Mason, to raise youth awareness of this disease and how

December 1st, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Violence  Mr. Speaker, it was 10 years ago that Canada was stunned by the senseless, violent murder of 14 of our most promising young women. My question is for the Secretary of State for the Status of Women. What has the government done since then to prevent tragedies such as the Montreal

December 6th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Standing Committee On Finance  Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I rise today to talk about the first report of the Standing Committee on Finance. First I would like to talk about the process because the content of the report is only as good as the process that preceded it. Coming from Women's College Hos

December 16th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Standing Committee On Finance  Mr. Speaker, I would like to affirm to the hon. member that the increase of $2,000, I believe, having attended a great number of the finance committee meetings, was in addition to the already scheduled increases. I think he will be relieved to hear that. In terms of smart spendi

December 16th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Homelessness  Mr. Speaker, as winter is approaching, and this is the last day, we hope, that the House will be sitting this year and this millennium, I would like to know what the Government of Canada is doing to help with the homelessness crisis in this country. Do we have to wait until the n

December 17th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal