March 17, 1993

PC

A. Kim Campbell (Minister of National Defence; Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Kim Campbell (Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Madam Speaker, if I may, I would like to table a document to which I made reference in the House during Question Period. That is the Canadian Forces harassment policy.

This is being tabled for members of the House under the appropriate Standing Order.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF CANADIAN FORCES HARASSMENT POLICY
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GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS

PC

Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons):

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 51 petitions.

[Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings ]

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
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PC

Douglas Fee

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Doug Fee (Red Deer):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the legislative committee on Bill C-113, an act to provide for government expenditure restraint, without amendment.

While I have the floor, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the committee to commend the committee staff for the competent and professional manner in which they handled their duties, especially our counsel, Djenane Boulad, and our researchers, Eric Adams and Kevin Kerr, who actually worked in shifts to provide us with timely information. We had outstanding assistance from our clerk, Robert Normand. All of the

Routine Proceedings

staff worked long days and provided excellent support. Their efforts were appreciated by all members of the committee.

[Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings.]

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BILL C-113 REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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CANADIAN CHARTER OF RESPONSIBILITIES ACT

MEASURE TO ENACT

PC

Alan Redway

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alan Redway (Don Valley East) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-415, an act to establish a Canadian charter of responsibilities.

Topic:   CANADIAN CHARTER OF RESPONSIBILITIES ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Pursuant to Standing Order 68(2), the motion is deemed adopted.

Topic:   CANADIAN CHARTER OF RESPONSIBILITIES ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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PC

Alan Redway

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Redway:

Madam Speaker, as you have indicated, the purpose of this bill is to establish a Canadian charter of responsibilities which would be a companion to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The vast majority of Canadians strongly support the principles set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. However, there are a great many Canadians at the same time who also believe that we have laid too much stress on our individual rights and not enough on our responsibilities to one another. This bill represents a first attempt at what I hope will become a great national effort to define and to establish a legal and constitutional basis for those responsibilities which bind Canadians together. They make us one nation rather than only a collection of individuals and diverse and regional interests.

Topic:   CANADIAN CHARTER OF RESPONSIBILITIES ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Mr. Redway moves that the bill be now read the first time and be printed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(1), the motion is deemed adopted.

Bill read the first time and printed.

Topic:   CANADIAN CHARTER OF RESPONSIBILITIES ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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INCOME TAX ACT

MEASURE TO AMEND

LIB

Mac Harb

Liberal

Mr. Mac Harb (Ottawa Centre) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-416, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for mental or physical impairment).

March 17, 1993

Routine Proceedings

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Pursuant to Standing Order 68(2), the motion is deemed adopted.

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Mac Harb

Liberal

Mr. Harb:

Madam Speaker, this bill provides that a taxpayer with a physical or mental impairment that prevents the individual from doing household tasks in the home is entitled to a tax credit, under section 118.2 of the Income Tax Act, for part of the amount paid to another person in return for carrying out these household tasks. The new tax credit will apply to the elderly if they can prove, on the basis of a medical certificate, that they are unable to carry out household tasks.

Irrespective of the amounts paid to another person for doing these household tasks, the taxpayer will also be entitled to a tax credit for mental or physical impairment under section 118.3 of the act.

Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Mr. Harb moves that the bill be now read the first time and printed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(1), the motion is deemed adopted.

Bill read the first time and printed.

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Topic:   INCOME TAX ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BILL C-115

PC

Peter L. McCreath (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Science and Technology; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Peter L. McCreath (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International Trade):

Madam Speaker, there have been some discussions. The government is anxious to provide Canadians the opportunity for a thorough examination of the NAFTA implementation bill. Therefore the government has proposed that a special committee be struck with all powers of a standing committee to pre-study the bill.

Accordingly, there have been discussions among the parties and I would like to seek the consent of the House to put the following motion:

That a special committee of the House of Commons be appointed

to consider and report upon the subject matter of Bill C-115, an act

to implement the North American free trade agreement;

That the Standing Committee on House Management appoint the membership of the special committee and present its report which shall be deemed concurred in upon presentation to the House of Commons no later than five sitting days after the adoption of the motion;

That the special committee be composed of eight members;

That the changes in membership of the said special committee be effective immediately after notification signed by the member acting as the chief Whip of any recognized party has been filed with the clerk of the committee;

That the committee have all the powers of a standing committee of the House of Commons, pursuant to Standing Orders 108(1), 120 and 121;

That the committee have the power to adjourn from place to place in Canada, along with the necessary staff;

That the committee have the power to engage one expert staff person to be attached to each recognized party represented on the committee;

That the order for the second reading of Bill C-115 be amended to refer the said bill to the special committee for the committee stage consideration of Bill C-115;

That the special committee's report on Bill C-115 to the House shall be the committee's final report.

Topic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BILL C-115
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PC

Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Does the hon. parliamentary secretary have the unanimous consent of the House to present the motion?

Topic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BILL C-115
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March 17, 1993