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Supply  Madam Speaker, it is interesting that the member referred to the relevance of my remarks but that he could not refrain from getting the Senate into his remarks. I think it is imperative that we look at how we are governed. It is interesting that in the Reform Party's new Canada

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, I think what the former justice minister was saying is that when there is leadership we should not have to rely on the courts to make the more difficult decisions. If we, in parliament, only do the easy things and leave the more difficult decisions to the courts,

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, it is with great honour that I rise to speak against the Reform motion today. As a family physician I do not pretend to be an expert on where the law and the state divide. I only know that we have to make sure that our parliament does not impinge on the way in whi

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  “They are required to make a principled decision about whether a constitutional violation is demonstrably justifiable in a free and democratic society”. The judges noted that it took 60 years of fighting to achieve racial desegregation in the United States and that waiting for at

June 8th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I rise today pursuant to Standing Order 36 to present two petitions from over 60 residents of the riding of St. Paul's and the greater Toronto area. The petitioners call upon the government to enhance funding for the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study through t

June 3rd, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, the government is working hard to help unemployed Canadians return to work. Last year nearly 400,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in eight years. Employment insurance represents a key element in our efforts to encourage

June 1st, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Courage To Come Back Awards  Mr. Speaker, last Thursday evening I had the honour of representing the Minister of Health at the annual Courage to Come Back awards of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. The evening provided an opportunity for us to share in the remarkable stories of individuals who

May 11th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Persons With Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, two weeks ago Canada was recognized by the United Nations for its work on persons with disabilities. However of the 55 recommendations in the report of the Scott task force on persons with disabilities only eight have been implemented so far. Is the government inten

March 16th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Industrial Research Assistance Program  Mr. Speaker, the National Research Council's successful industrial research assistance program is one of the most important mechanisms for supporting innovation and helping small business create and adopt new technologies. Every year IRAP provides technical advice to more than 1

March 11th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I am able to speak to the budget, especially after my week back in the riding of St. Paul's where it was very clear that the people of St. Paul's and indeed the people of Toronto were extremely grateful to the Prime Minister and to the Min

March 10th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Census  Mr. Speaker, the recent release of the 1996 census report has raised serious concerns among our newest Canadians. They, finally having become Canadian citizens, are still being asked their race and ethnic origin. I have a question for the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism.

February 23rd, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Marion Powell Award  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow evening I will be attending the tribute to the late Dr. Marion Powell and will present the Marion Powell award at the launch of the screening of the film Passing the Flame: The Legacy of Women's College Hospital at Roy Thompson Hall. During her illustrious

February 18th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Citizenship And Heritage Week  Mr. Speaker, yesterday evening I had the opportunity to attend a special session of the Court of Canadian Citizenship in my riding. I would like to thank the minister of immigration for attending. I would also like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma for hosting the ceremonies

February 12th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Film And Television  Mr. Speaker, thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful speech last evening to our friends from the Canadian Film and Television Production Association. Your impassioned challenge to them for continued leadership in helping to tell our Canadian stories was timely and obviously h

February 6th, 1998House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Family Violence  Mr. Speaker, as I reflect on the words of the hon. Margaret Norrie-McCain from the memorial service for the 14 young women murdered in Montreal, it is clear that we must now acknowledge Marc Lepine as a victim of violence himself. Mrs. McCain has made an urgent plea. The America

December 9th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal