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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

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

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

May 31st, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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  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, 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