June 8, 1993

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

HEALTH AND WELFARE, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SENIORS AND THE STATUS OF WOMEN EIGHTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

PC

Barbara Greene

Progressive Conservative

Ms. Barbara Greene (Don Valley North):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women, Toward 2000, Eliminating Child Poverty relating the characteristics associated with poor households in Canada.

The committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to the report within 150 days.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SENIORS AND THE STATUS OF WOMEN EIGHTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS

PC

Larry Schneider

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Larry Schneider (Regina-Wascana):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response within 150 days.

I have one or two brief comments I would like to make. Not only is this report in our two official languages but inasmuch as we are dealing with the livelihood of peoples who likely cannot read either language we have prepared the report in three other languages that are prevalent in aboriginal communities. These are Cree, Inuvialuit and Inuktitut.

We hope that through the translation, we are providing the essence of this report which was prepared and unanimously supported by the aboriginal affairs committee for submission to Parliament. We hope that our second effort at this will ensure a continued livelihood in the fur business for four of Canada's aboriginal peoples who so much depend on it for self-sufficiency.

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FIFTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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FULL EMPLOYMENT ACT

NDP

Audrey Marlene McLaughlin

New Democratic Party

Hon. Audrey McLaughlin (Yukon) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-444, an act to provide for full employment in Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FULL EMPLOYMENT ACT
Sub-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:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FULL EMPLOYMENT ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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NDP

Audrey Marlene McLaughlin

New Democratic Party

Ms. McLaughlin:

Madam Speaker, I am proud to have the opportunity to introduce my private member's bill entitled an act to provide for full employment in Canada.

This legislation recognizes that high unemployment is an unacceptable waste of both human potential and economic capital. It also recognizes that full employment must be the primary goal of all economic and fiscal policies of the federal government.

This is the surest way to finally end double digit unemployment and poverty and afford Canadian women and men the chance and the dignity of making a living in all regions of the country. Canada works when Canadians work.

This bill is not merely political porturing. It also contains an implementation clause. The bill provides that the Minister of Labour shall prepare a preliminary implementation plan for full employment in Canada and table it in Parliament. The plan will be subject to an annual review, in terms of the objectives to be set for achieving full employment, and a report on the adjustments required to meet the plan's objectives will be

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Routine Proceedings

prepared within six months after the end of the year and tabled in Parliament.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FULL EMPLOYMENT ACT
Sub-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:

Ms. McLaughlin 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.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FULL EMPLOYMENT ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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BUS INCIDENTS STATISTICS ACT

LIB

Shirley Maheu

Liberal

Mrs. Shirley Maheu (Saint-Laurent-Cartierville) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-445, an Act to provide for the collection of statistics respecting incidents investigated by police forces where those incidents manifest evidence of bias against certain identifiable groups.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUS INCIDENTS STATISTICS ACT
Sub-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:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUS INCIDENTS STATISTICS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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LIB

Shirley Maheu

Liberal

Mrs. Maheu:

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to introduce this bill that would establish a national bias crime registry. The absence of such a registry has in my view hindered our effectiveness at combating hate and bias crime.

The establishment of a hate crimes registry will shine a spotlight on this issue and enable all officials to look at how various communities have been targeted, whether by individual or organized acts of bias crime.

It is a matter of physical and mental security. Canadians have the right to know whether their government will deal with the problem of hate crimes. I believe that without the information such a registry would provide, any efforts to fight hate crimes will not be very effective. Governments must have adequate annual statistics to be able to take vigorous action.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUS INCIDENTS STATISTICS ACT
Sub-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:

Mrs. Maheu 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.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUS INCIDENTS STATISTICS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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CRIMINAL CODE

PC

Frederick James (Jim) Hawkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jim Hawkes (Calgary West) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-446, an act to amend the Criminal Code (defamatory libel).

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-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:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Frederick James (Jim) Hawkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hawkes:

Madam Speaker, this is my first attempt at a private member's bill that deals with something that arose in my life prior to politics.

It is a tendency of the media from time to time to be in such a hurry to be first with a story that they ignore the responsibility side of the freedom which our society provides them.

This bill would add to section 300 of the Criminal Code the provision that everyone who publishes defamatory libel that he knows is false or, and this is the addition, with a reckless disregard for its truth is guilty of an indictable offence.

All we are asking with this legislation is that reporters and journalists, those who publish, make an honest effort to determine whether what they are publishing is true.

We have a second section in this bill which states that if they have made a mistake and then make a very vigorous and sensible effort to correct it, not simply by putting the correction on the back page somewhere but by giving it prominence and making an effort to correct what they did to cause the damage in the first place, there can be a mitigation of sentence.

I draw this to the attention of the House. In particular I draw it to the attention of those who own and publish periodicals and other media. The time has come in society where a greater effort needs to be made to publish the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-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. Hawkes 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.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 8, 1993