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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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