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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 - October 1, 2002 (Part 1 of 2)
2nd Session—37th ParliamentThe House resumes consideration of its address in reply to the September 30, 2002, Speech from the Throne; participating in the debate are Stephen Harper (the leader of the Official Opposition), Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, Gilles Duceppe (the leader of the Bloc Québécois), Alexa McDonough (the leader of the NDP), Joe Clark (the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party), Paul Bonwick, Clifford Lincoln, Carol Skelton, Randy White, Paul Szabo (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services), Larry Bagnell, Yvan Loubier, Brenda Chamberlain, Judy Sgro, John Williams, Ken Epp, John Bryden, Dennis Mills, Joe Comartin, Bill Blaikie, Sarmite Bulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage), Steve Mahoney (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport), Norman Doyle, and Greg Thompson.Raymond Simard, Vic Toews, Suzanne Tremblay, Mr. Blaikie, and Rick Borotsik pay tribute to the late Ronald Duhamel, the former Liberal member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, Man.In Question Period, Mr. Chrétien responds to inquiries about the government’s plan to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.



House of Commons Proceedings - June 21, 2002
1st Session—37th ParliamentThe House resumes the second reading of Bill C-58, an amendment to the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act; speaking in the debate are Charles L. Caccia, Lorne Nystrom, Paul Szabo (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services), Joe Clark, and John Bryden.In Question Period, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien faces questions from Stephen Harper (the leader of the Official Opposition) concerning the government’s announcement of a financial aid package for farmers.In private members’ hour, the House resumes its consideration of Bill C-292, an amendment to provisions in the Criminal Code concerning the selling of wildlife; John Harvard and Ken Epp contribute to the discussion.

House of Commons Proceedings - June 20, 2002
1st Session—37th ParliamentPaul Crête introduces a motion for concurrence in a report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; the motion passes following remarks by Monte Solberg, Pat Martin, André Bachand, Gerald Keddy, and Bill Matthews (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada).The House considers a motion to establish a special joint committee to develop a code of conduct for parliamentarians; Geoff Regan (parliamentary secretary to the government House leader), Stephen Harper (the leader of the Official Opposition), Pierre Brien (the Bloc Québécois critic for parliamentary affairs), Mr. Martin, Bill Casey, Don Boudria (the government House leader), John Reynolds, Peter MacKay, Mr. Solberg, and Ken Epp speak in the debate.In Question Period, Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) is once again faced with inquiries about alleged irregularities in the awarding of government sponsorship and advertising contracts.In private members’ hour, Myron Thompson begins the second reading of Bill C-299, the First Nations Governance Review Act; Larry Bagnell, Richard Marceau, Mr. Casey, Stockwell Day, and David Chatters contribute to the discussion.

House of Commons Proceedings - June 19, 2002
1st Session—37th ParliamentIn Question Period, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien responds to allegations that the firing of Russell Mills, the publisher of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, was the result of pressure from the government; Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) faces renewed questions about alleged irregularities in the awarding of government sponsorship and advertising contracts.In a recorded vote, Bill C-60, the Specific Claims Resolution Act, passes second reading.Bill Casey introduces a motion for concurrence in a report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans; Bill Matthews (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada), John Cummins, Jean-Yves Roy, Bev Desjarlais, Svend J. Robinson, and Dominic LeBlanc respond.In private members’ hour, Bill Blaikie introduces a motion calling for an amendment to the Criminal Code to prohibit the use of cellular telephones by drivers; Paul Harold Macklin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice), Deepak Obhrai, Robert Lanctôt, and Gerald Keddy contribute to the discussion.

House of Commons Proceedings - June 18, 2002
1st Session—37th ParliamentLoyola Hearn (the Progressive Conservative critic for fisheries and oceans) introduces a motion for concurrence in a report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.Following a recorded vote on a motion to proceed to Orders of the Day, Paul DeVillers (Secretary of State for Amateur Sport) begins the third reading of Bill C-54, the Physical Activity and Sport Act; the bill passes third reading with remarks by Chuck Strahl, Robert Lanctôt, Dick Proctor, Peter MacKay, and Dennis Mills.Robert Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) begins the second reading of Bill C-60, the Specific Claims Resolution Act; also speaking in the debate are Brian Pallister (the Canadian Alliance critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Richard Marceau (the Bloc Québécois critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Pat Martin (the NDP critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Inky Mark, Peter Adams, Roy Bailey, and Myron Thompson.In Question Period, Deputy Prime Minister John Manley responds to allegations that the firing of Russell Mills, the publisher of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, was the result of pressure from the government.The House quickly completes the third reading of Bill C-48, an amendment to the Copyright Act; the participants include Sarmite Bulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage), Jim Abbott, Christiane Gagnon, Wendy Lill, and Mr. MacKay. In private members’ hour, Brent St. Denis begins the second reading of Bill C-409, the Vimy Ridge Day Act; the bill passes second reading following remarks by Mr. Bailey, Louis Plamondon, Ms. Lill, Mr. Hearn, Carmen Provenzano (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs), and Alan Tonks.

House of Commons Proceedings - June 17, 2002
1st Session—37th ParliamentIn private members’ hour, Lorne Nystrom introduces a motion calling for the Canadian Labour Code to be amended to provide a basic vacation entitlement of three weeks per year; Judi Longfield, Rob Anders, Monique Guay, Norman Doyle, and Pat Martin respond.Robert Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) introduces a motion for Bill C-61, an amendment to the First Nations Government Act, to be referred to committee prior to its second reading; the motion passes following remarks by Brian Pallister (the Canadian Alliance critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Richard Marceau (the Bloc Québécois critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Pat Martin (the NDP critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Inky Mark, Myron Thompson, Keith Martin, Alexa McDonough (the leader of the NDP), Jay Hill, Leon Benoit, Dennis Mills, Deepak Obhrai, Chuck Strahl, and Rick Laliberte.In Question Period, Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) faces renewed inquiries from Stephen Harper (the leader of the Official Opposition) and other members of the opposition about anomalies in the awarding of government sponsorship and advertising contracts.Keith Martin introduces a motion for concurrence in a report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.The House completes the report stage of Bill C-54, the Physical Activity and Sport Act; speaking in the debate are Paul DeVillers (Secretary of State for Amateur Sport), Mr. Strahl, Robert Lanctôt, Peter MacKay, Chuck Cadman, and Mr. Hill.Members resume the second reading of Bill C-58, an amendment to the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act; Scott Reid and Yvan Loubier contribute to the debate.

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