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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

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

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

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

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

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, poverty, in a country as rich as Canada, is very disturbing for this government and for all Canadians. Unquestionably, we should not tolerate even one Canadian living in poverty. As members of the House well know, poverty is and continues to be a major preoccupation

February 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Financial Institutions  Mr. Speaker, today the government introduced legislation that will allow foreign banks to open commercially focused branches in Canada. Can the Secretary of State for International Financial Institutions please tell the House what this means for the financial services sector in

February 11th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, this past summer being in Nunavut and recognizing the importance those people place on water and how important it is to their everyday lives and in terms of the international perspective they feel in terms of Canada's responsibility to make sure the world, the nort

February 9th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Waterloo—Wellington. Usually when I speak on the identity of Canadians I find myself speaking on our health care system. Today I am pleased that I am able to speak on what is truly our Canadian heritage which is clean

February 9th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was a great day for Canadians and we now know that there will be stable funding for all our cherished social programs. We need one thing. We need the money. We want to know whether the Minister of Finance will be able to tell this House today when he will

February 5th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is interesting again that some of my colleague's suggestions are things that would be a national standard. We need to be on the international stage showing that we are sticking up for these kinds of things, whether it is child poverty or accessibility to universit

February 4th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to talk today about health care but I am saddened that yet again we seem to be talking about turf. The motion is filled with words about turf and not about the welfare of Canadians. Words like jurisdiction, unconditionally, encroach and health care

February 4th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Science, Research And Development  Mr. Speaker, much of our future depends on the insights and the capacity for innovation of our country's young scientists and engineers. Since 1964, NSERC has singled out more than 100 researchers for the prestigious title of E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow. These are 100 of our b

February 4th, 1999House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal