April 29, 2004

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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An hon. member

On division.

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Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

I declare the motion carried.

(Motion agreed to)

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LIB

Paul Szabo

Liberal

Mr. Paul Szabo (Mississauga South, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present two petitions today, The first petition is on the issue of stem cells. The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that Canadians support ethical stem cell research which has already shown encouraging potential to provide cures and therapies for the illnesses and diseases of Canadians.

The petitioners therefore call upon Parliament to focus its legislative support on adult stem cell research to find those cures and therapies.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Paul Szabo

Liberal

Mr. Paul Szabo (Mississauga South, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is on the subject matter of the definition of marriage. The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that marriage is the best foundation for families and for the raising of children and also that marriage is the exclusive jurisdiction of Parliament.

The petitioners therefore call upon Parliament to pass legislation to recognize the institution of marriage in federal law as being the lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

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Subtopic:   Petitions
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LIB

Roger Gallaway

Liberal

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: No. 46, supplementary, and No. 47, supplementary.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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Rex Barnes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rex Barnes

Since 1993, what grants, contributions, contracts and/or loan guarantees made through a crown corporation, department, and/or agency of the government were received by Burrard Communications Inc., specifying, in each case, the source and dollar amount, the date made, the reason(s) for providing funding and the present status of the grant, contribution and/or loan guarantee (whether repaid, partially repaid, or unpaid, including the value(s) of any repayment(s)) and, in the case of contracts, specifying whether the contract has been fulfilled, whether it was tendered and any reason for limiting the tender?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Question No. 46
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LIB

Reg Alcock

Liberal

Hon. Reg Alcock (President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, following the first reply to Question No. 46 on April 19, 2004, the Canadian Wheat Board, CWB, has now checked all records of contracts awarded for the period April 1, 1997 to December 1998, when the CWB ceased to be a crown corporation. In accordance with provisions of the Income Tax Act, all invoices prior to April 1, 1997 have been destroyed. For the period April 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998, no record of any grant, contribution, contract and/or loan guarantee with the company mentioned was found.

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Subtopic:   Question No. 46
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Rex Barnes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rex Barnes

Since 1993, what grants, contributions, contracts and/or loan guarantees made through a crown corporation, department, and/or agency of the government were received by Pilothouse Public Affairs Group, specifying, in each case, the source and dollar amount, the date made, the reason(s) for providing funding and the present status of the grant, contribution and/or loan guarantee (whether repaid, partially repaid, or unpaid, including the value(s) of any repayment(s)) and, in the case of contracts, specifying whether the contract has been fulfilled, whether it was tendered and any reason for limiting the tender?

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Subtopic:   Question No. 47
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LIB

Reg Alcock

Liberal

Hon. Reg Alcock (President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, following the first reply to Question No. 47 on April 19, 2004, the Canadian Wheat Board, CWB, has now checked all records of contracts awarded for the period April 1, 1997 to December 1998, when the CWB ceased to be a crown corporation. In accordance with provisions of the Income Tax Act, all invoices prior to April 1, 1997 have been destroyed. For the period April 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998, no record of any grant, contribution, contract and/or loan guarantee with the company mentioned was found.

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Subtopic:   Question No. 47
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LIB

Roger Gallaway

Liberal

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, would you would be so kind as to call Starred Question No. 73.

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Subtopic:   Starred Questions
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Is it agreed?

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Subtopic:   Starred Questions
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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LIB

Roger Gallaway

Liberal

Hon. Roger Gallaway

Mr. Speaker, I ask that the answer to Question No. 73 be printed in Hansard as if read.

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Subtopic:   Starred Questions
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Bill Casey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bill Casey

Last year, 2003, during a transit from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal, did the HMCS Victoria stop for critical repairs at a United States Navy, USN, facility located in the state of Florida, and if so: ( a ) which USN facility in Florida did HMCS Victoria visit; ( b ) what was the purpose of the port stop in Florida; and ( c ) what specific repairs or upgrades, if any, were carried out during the transit in 2003?

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Subtopic:   *Question No. 73
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LIB

Roger Gallaway

Liberal

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, in response to (a), HMCS Victoria visited Port Canaveral, Florida from July 7 to 12, 2003.

In response to (b), the purpose of this visit was to foster international relations and to provide a morale and welfare stop for the crew during her transit to Esquimalt. This visit was planned before her departure from Halifax.

In response to (c), several repairs were completed during the transit. None of the repairs conducted on board HMCS Victoria during her transit were considered mission critical nor would any of the repairs have prevented the submarine from sailing if the repair could not be completed. The following table summarizes the repairs completed during the transit:

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LIB

Roger Gallaway

Liberal

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, if Question No. 42 could be made an order for return, this return would be tabled immediately.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Is it agreed?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
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CA

John Duncan

Canadian Alliance

Mr. John Duncan

How much money has the government transferred to the Métis Nation of Ontario each fiscal year for the period 1994-2003?

Return tabled.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Question No. 42
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April 29, 2004