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Violence Against Women  Mr. Speaker, I rise in honour and remembrance of the 14 young women who were brutally murdered in Montreal on December 6, 1989. In Toronto at Women's College Hospital we have an annual remembrance ceremony in their honour. This year the Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain, the former Li

December 4th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would urge my colleagues across the floor, and particularly their leader, to take heed from a significant group of taxpayers in western Canada, the physicians from out west. I would like to read the physicians' statement on climate change from the Alberta Medical

November 26th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Hepatitis C Society Of Canada  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize the important and outstanding work of the Hepatitis C Society of Canada. I had the honour of being asked to sit as a founding member of the society's board in 1994 and this past Sunday was pleased to participate in its Horizon of Hope Annual

November 25th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development. Young Canadians are increasingly aware that the most important criteria for whether they have a job when they are 30 is the level of their post-secondary education. They are also increasingly concerned

November 18th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Rabbi Gunter Plaut  Mr. Speaker, tomorrow evening I will have the honour of attending the inauguration of the W. Gunter Plaut Humanitarian Award at Holy Blossom Temple. Rabbi Plaut will be the first recipient of this award which recognizes community leadership and commitment to human rights. He has

November 4th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Medical Research  Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health. I have a thick file in my office from concerned medical researchers in this country who are worried that we are falling gravely behind the other G-7 countries in the funding for medical research. What can the Minister of H

October 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadians With Disabilities  Mr. Speaker, today marks the one year anniversary of the report of the task force on disability issues, chaired so ably by my colleague, the hon. member for Fredericton—York—Sunbury, our solicitor general. At the one year mark this government has much to be proud of. The Ministe

October 28th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Governor General's Awards  Mr. Speaker, I was proud to attend the 1997 Governor General's Awards in commemoration of the Persons case earlier today. The awards are given annually to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution toward promoting the equality of women in Canada. The awards were esta

October 20th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canadian Medical Association  Mr. Speaker, on October 9, 1867, three months after the proclamation of Canadian Confederation, 167 physicians from the then four provinces of Canada met in Quebec City to establish the Canadian Medical Association. The first president of the CMA was Sir Charles Tupper who would

October 9th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Breast Cancer  Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, October 5 Canadians from across the country will run for the cure. They will be running, walking and jogging in support of breast cancer research. The CIBC, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and an expected 50,000 participants in 18 cities across this

October 3rd, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, I wish it was that easy. It is a very good question for people of means. It is not very good question for people who do not have means. If we continue to compare our taxation rate to that of the United States, it is a comparison of apples and oranges when 30 perce

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, it will be imperative in the next chapter for us to reinvest in medical research, science and technology. The innovation fund is one of the most exciting things stated in the election platform and in the budget. To hear John Polanyi on Sunday night talk about the r

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  We are big picture people. We know there is a positive role for government. Arbitrary determinations of size of government and optimal tax rate will not work. We need to have a goal of putting Canadians back to work. We have to do whatever we can in partnerships and innovation to

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, all of us in the Liberal caucus are consulted and are prepared to meet with ministers on everything. We already have a tremendous example of consultation. I know the people I spoke with during the election campaign, the people who have the risk of potentially bein

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, there is no question one of the root causes of the ongoing demand for health care will be the determinants, jobs being one of them. We need to celebrate the fact that we have improved the number of Canadians with jobs. We are not there yet. We also have to unders

September 30th, 1997House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal