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House of Commons Proceedings - Debate on Amendments to Bill C-14 – June 16, 2016 (Part 2)
The House of Commons completes its consideration of amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-14, the government’s assisted-dying legislation. The government has indicated that it will accept certain amendments but reject the Senate’s key proposal to broaden the eligibility criteria for medically assisted death. Participants in the debate include Health Minister Jane Philpott, Luc Thériault (the Bloc Québécois health critic), Harold Albrecht (the Conservative MP for Kitchener–Conestoga, Ont.), Garnett Genuis (the Conservative human rights critic), Brigitte Sansoucy (the assistant NDP health critic), Anthony Housefather (the Liberal MP for Mount Royal, Que.), and Kevin Lamoureux (the parliamentary secretary to the government House leader).



























House of Commons Proceedings - April 21, 2004
3rd Session—37th ParliamentDuring Question Period, Prime Minister Paul Martin and Ralph Goodale (Minister of Finance) deny allegations of improprieties in the awarding of government contracts to Mr. Martin’s business associates.The House resumes the second reading of Bill C-31, the Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Act, with the participation of Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Rick Laliberte, Stan Dromisky, Karen Redman, and Lawrence O’Brien. The House resumes the third reading of Bill C-12, an amendment to the Criminal Code, with remarks by Alan Tonks and Gar Knutson (Minister of State for New and Emerging Markets).In a series of votes, the House completes the second reading of Bill C-30 (a budget implementation bill), the report stage of Bill C-11 (the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Act), and the second reading of Bill C-31. The House also passes a private member’s motion proposed by Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral to recognize the Armenian genocide of 1915 and condemn it as a crime against humanity.

House of Commons Proceedings - March 8, 2004
3rd Session—37th ParliamentThe House resumes the third reading of Bill C-10, an amendment to the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; participating in the debate are Richard Marceau (the Bloc Québécois justice critic), Pat Martin, Wayne Easter, Garry Breitkreuz, Réal Ménard (the Bloc Québécois health critic), Rob Merrifield, Art Hanger, Kevin Sorenson, Jason Kenney, Maurice Vellacott, Vic Toews (the Conservative justice critic), David L. Anderson, Sue Barnes (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice), and Randy White.During Question Period, Stephen Owen (Minister of Public Works and Government Services), Jacques Saada (the government House leader), and Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan face an onslaught of questions about alleged kickbacks paid to the Liberal Party of Canada by firms that were awarded government advertising and sponsorship contracts.

House of Commons Proceedings - February 11, 2003
2nd Session—37th ParliamentThe House resumes its report-stage consideration of Bill C-13, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act; participating in the debate are Reed Elley, David L. Anderson, Gerry Ritz, John Bryden, Paul Szabo, Rob Merrifield (the Canadian Alliance health critic), Réal Ménard (the Bloc Québécois health critic), Jason Kenney, James Lunney, Jeannot Castonguay (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health), Wendy Lill, Myron Thompson, Keith Martin, Leon Benoit, Gurmant Grewal, Jim Gouk, Rick Casson, Peter Goldring, and Greg Thompson (the Progressive Conservative health critic).During Question Period, Elinor Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) addresses allegations of fraud in the claiming of GST rebates; meanwhile, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Bill Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) respond to demands for a parliamentary vote on any possible Canadian military involvement in Iraq.In a series of votes, the House defeats a pair of opposition motions concerning Canada’s possible military role in Iraq.Prime Minister Chrétien introduces the second reading of Bill C-24, an amendment to provisions in the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act concerning political financing; also participating in the debate are Stephen Harper (the leader of the Official Opposition), Michel Gauthier, Dick Proctor, Joe Clark (the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party), and Rodger Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister).In private members’ hour, the House resumes the second reading of Bill C-202, an amendment to measures in the Canada Health Act concerning the provision of services in both of Canada’s official languages; Mr. Szabo, Mr. Grewal, John Harvard, Benoît Sauvageau, Alexa McDonough, Clifford Lincoln, and Mr. Thompson contribute to the discussion.


House of Commons Proceedings - December 11, 2002
2nd Session—37th ParliamentIn Question Period, Wayne Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) responds to calls for the creation of a national registry of sex offenders; Paul DeVillers (Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)) addresses the controversy surrounding Jennifer Carroll, a Canadian athlete who waved a Quebec flag while on the podium at the Commonwealth Games in August 2002.Rising on a question of privilege, John Reynolds takes issue with the handling of a matter at the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs; Michel Guimond, Yvon Godin, Rick Borotsik, Don Boudria (the government House leader), Carolyn Parrish, and Peter Adams respond.John Williams introduces a motion for concurrence in a report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts; John Bryden, Bryon Wilfert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance), Brian Pallister, Suzanne Tremblay, Odina Desrochers, Mr. Godin, and Loyola Hearn respond.

House of Commons Proceedings - December 9, 2002
2nd Session—37th ParliamentIn private members’ hour, Charles L. Caccia begins the second reading of Bill C-220, an amendment to provisions in the Food and Drugs Act concerning genetically modified foods; Howard Hilstrom, Marcel Gagnon, Bev Desjarlais, Rick Borotsik, Larry McCormick (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), and Karen Kraft Sloan contribute to the discussion.Don Boudria (the government House leader) introduces a motion for closure on debate on a government motion concerning the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change; Mr. Boudria’s motion passes in a recorded vote following remarks by Stephen Harper (the leader of the Official Opposition), David Anderson (Minister of the Environment), Bob Mills, Joe Comartin, John Herron, James Moore, James Rajotte, Bernard Bigras, Charlie Penson, David Chatters, Gary Lunn, Grant Hill, and Jay Hill.The House resumes consideration of the motion concerning the ratification of the Kyoto accord; speaking in the debate are Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services), Guy St-Julien, Marcel Gagnon, John Maloney, John Harvard, Mr. Harper, Albina Guarnieri, Walt Lastewka, Francine Lalonde, Bob Speller, Bill Matthews, Monte Solberg, Charlie Penson, Ted White, Chuck Strahl, Rick Laliberte, Antoine Dubé, Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources), Keith Martin, Chuck Cadman, Carol Skelton, Lynne Yelich, Yvon Godin, Ms. Desjarlais, Brian Fitzpatrick, Jim Abbott, Jason Kenney, Werner Schmidt, Geoff Regan (the parliamentary secretary to the government House leader), Karen Redman (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment), David L. Anderson, Art Hanger, Grant McNally, Kevin Sorenson, and Paul Szabo (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services).In Question Period, Elinor Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) is confronted with inquiries from Mr. Harper concerning alleged fraud related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

House of Commons Proceedings - December 5, 2002
2nd Session—37th ParliamentCarol Skelton raises a point of order concerning efforts by the Senate to split Bill C-10, an amendment to the Criminal Code, into two separate bills; Yvon Godin and Geoff Regan (the parliamentary secretary to the government House leader) respond and Peter MacKay raises a subsequent question of privilege on the same matter.On a designated opposition day, Réal Ménard (the Bloc Québécois health critic) introduces a motion calling on the government to deliver additional health-care funding to the provinces; participating in the debate are Pauline Picard, Serge Marcil (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry), Dennis Mills, Rob Merrifield, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Loyola Hearn, Mr. MacKay, Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral, Diane Bourgeois, Jacques Saada, Anne McLellan (Minister of Health), Antoine Dubé, Mario Laframboise, Carolyn Bennett, and Hedy Fry. The motion is later defeated in a recorded vote. In Question Period, Martin Cauchon (Minister of Justice) is asked about the findings of Canada’s auditor general concerning the cost of the federal firearms registry; Pierre Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) faces questions about the economic effects of an ongoing trade dispute with the United States over softwood lumber.In a series of votes, the House concurs in the supplementary estimates for 2002–03 and completes all stages of debate on Bill C-21, a supply bill.

House of Commons Proceedings - December 4, 2002
2nd Session—37th ParliamentIn Question Period, the government is asked about the findings of Canada’s auditor general concerning a surplus in the Employment Insurance fund and the cost of the federal firearms registry.Rising on a question of privilege, Garry Breitkreuz alleges that misleading information has been supplied in response to a question on the Order Paper.In a statement, Rey Pagtakhan (Minister of Veterans Affairs) announces the payment of compensation to Canadian veterans who were held as prisoners of war; Betty Hinton, Louis Plamondon, Peter Stoffer, and Elsie Wayne respond.The House resumes the third reading of Bill C-4, an amendment to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act; speaking in the debate are Jean-Yves Roy, David Chatters, and Bev Desjarlais.In private members’ hour, Val Meredith begins the second reading of Bill C-280, an amendment to provisions in the Criminal Code concerning the selling of wildlife; John Finlay (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Richard Marceau, Peter MacKay, Keith Martin, Paul Harold Macklin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice), Paddy Torsney, and John Bryden also contribute to the debate.

House of Commons Proceedings - December 3, 2002
2nd Session—37th ParliamentThe House resumes its consideration of a government motion calling for the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change; speaking in the debate are Anne McLellan (Minister of Health), Anita Neville, James Lunney, Tony Valeri, Murray Calder, Joe Comartin, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Yvon Charbonneau, Joe Volpe, Rex Barnes, Gerald Keddy, John Godfrey, Dennis Mills, and Gary Lunn.In Question Period, the government responds to inquiries about the ratification of the Kyoto accord, the cost of the government’s firearms registry, and funding for health care.In a recorded vote, members complete the report stage of Bill C-4, an amendment to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. The House then begins the third reading of Bill C-4; participating in the debate are Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources), Cheryl Gallant, Serge Cardin, Svend J. Robinson, Charles L. Caccia, and Jean-Yves Roy.In private members’ hour, Guy St-Julien (the Liberal member of Parliament for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik, Que.) introduces a motion calling for the creation of a new federal electoral constituency to represent the Inuit people of Nunavik; Chuck Strahl, Pierre Brien, Geoff Regan (the parliamentary secretary to the government House leader), Yvon Godin, and Mr. Barnes contribute to the discussion.

House of Commons Proceedings - December 2, 2002 (Part 1 of 2)
2nd Session—37th ParliamentIn private members’ hour, John Bryden begins the second reading of Bill C-203, an amendment to provisions in the Citizenship Act concerning the oath of citizenship; Lynne Yelich, Francine Lalonde, Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Rick Borotsik, and John Cannis contribute to the discussion.The House resumes its consideration of a government motion calling for the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change; speaking in the debate are John Herron, Paul Martin, Stan Dromisky, Roy Bailey, Aileen Carroll (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs), Andrew Telegdi, and Diane Ablonczy.In Question Period, David Anderson (Minister of the Environment) responds to concerns about the possible economic effects of Canada’s ratification of the Kyoto accord.

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