May 11, 1993

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

INVESTMENT OF THE CANADA PENSION PLAN FUND

PC

Barbara Jane (Bobbie) Sparrow (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Barbara Sparrow (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased this morning to table, under Standing Order 32(2), the report of the Committee on the Investment of the Canada Pension Plan Fund, May 1991, in both official languages.

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INVESTMENT OF THE CANADA PENSION PLAN FUND
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF COMMITTEE
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GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS

PC

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

Progressive Conservative

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

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

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
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PETITIONS

LIB

Ron J. Duhamel

Liberal

Mr. Ronald J. Duhamel (St. Boniface):

Mr. Speaker, in this first instance petitioners advance the following. They would like the government to help the writers of our country, the artists of the nation, the publishers, as well as the students.

They believe they know how to create jobs, stimulate the economy and increase productivity and competitiveness. How would they do that? They would eliminate the GST on books and reading material.

That is what your petitioners ask the government today.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOODS AND SERVICES TAX
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LIB

Ron J. Duhamel

Liberal

Mr. Ronald J. Duhamel (St. Boniface):

Mr. Speaker, in the second instance, the petitioners are concerned about the violence on television and radio.

Whether it be the inappropriate language that is used or acts of violence, they believe that it must be reduced and preferably eliminated.

They point out that violence on radio and television is unnecessary and often undermines their efforts to help their own children.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   VIOLENCE
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NDP

Victor Fredrich (Vic) Althouse

New Democratic Party

Mr. Vic Althouse (Mackenzie):

Mr. Speaker, I have certified petitions from a number of people in Canada who are calling on the government to maintain the wheat board as a marketing entity for export grains, to keep barley under the responsibility of the wheat board, to return oats to the wheat board and to look at actively marketing other crops through the Canadian Wheat Board.

They advise that the current government is near the end of its mandate and should not be making major decisions affecting this body. They therefore call on the government to leave barley under the jurisdiction of the wheat board.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
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NDP

Nelson Andrew Riis (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nelson A. Riis (Kamloops):

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure and honour to present a petition on behalf of residents from Blue River, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Nanton, Alberta; Maple Ridge, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta;

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Saltspring Island; and a variety of other communities in Alberta and British Columbia.

They are simply concerned about the fact that the North American free trade agreement makes it easier to sell water to the United States and Mexico. They are asking the-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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PC

Barbara Jane (Bobbie) Sparrow (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Sparrow:

You have to get off that one.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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NDP

Nelson Andrew Riis (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Riis:

My hon. friend tells me I have to get off this one. I cannot get off this one. It is a very serious issue made more serious by the fact that in committee just the other day one of the witnesses indicated that the NAFTA would take precedence over domestic and provincial legislation. That is what the officials are saying. That is what the experts are saying.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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PC

Charles Deblois (Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

I remind the hon. member that we are on presenting petitions.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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NDP

Nelson Andrew Riis (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Riis:

I am sorry, Mr. Speaker, but I was being distracted by my friend across the way. They simply urge the government to state categorically that it will not permit our fresh water rivers to be dammed or diverted into the United States and to state that our Canadian rivers are not for sale.

I guess stating categorically will not be adequate. We have to actually change the NAFTA.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WATER EXPORTS
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NDP

Ross Harvey

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ross Harvey (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, I too rise yet again under Standing Order 36 to present a petition signed by residents in and around Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

They too wish to draw to the attention of the House, especially members opposite, that if implemented the North American free trade agreement will result in further restrictions being placed on the ability of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments now and in the future in assisting Canadian industry, conserving Canadian natural resources for Canadian benefit and advancing needed social programs. For this among many other reasons, some of which are noted in the petition, the petitioners call on the House to reject the proposed North American free trade agreement and recommend to the government that it use the termination clause to end the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement.

These petitions are going to keep coming because the people of Canada know what free trade has done to this country and they do not like it.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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NDP

James Capsey (Jim) Karpoff

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jim Karpoff (Surrey North):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present two petitions pursuant to Standing Order 36. The first one points out that Bill C-91 and Bill C-22 which were passed in this House have resulted in higher drug prices for Canadians and for provincial and private drug plans. It asks the government to repeal both pieces of legislation.

My second petition deals with the same subject. It points out that the North American free trade agreement will prevent any future government from reinstituting generic drugs and extending licensing to generic drugs. This will of course result in the continuing escalation of drug prices in Canada.

It therefore calls upon this government to reject the proposed North American free trade agreement and to terminate the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   PHARMACEUTICALS
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER

PC

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

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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PC

Charles Deblois (Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

Is it agreed?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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