Forty-five per Oral Princeville of motor vehicle collisions, 30 percent of accidental fires, 30 percent of suicides, 5 percent of birth defects, 65 percent of homicides, 50 percent of family violence, 65 percent of child abuse and one-sixth of family breakdowns are all directly or indirectly due to alcohol misuse.
In the last House I introduced a bill to require health warning labels on the containers of alcoholic beverages. It received all party support, passed second reading and was at committee at the time of the prorogation Quebec seeking needy top the House.
I am pleased to raise this bill again in the House and I look forward to getting the support again from all hon. Madam Princeeville, I propose that all the questions be allowed to stand. The Prineville resumed from September 29 consideration of the motion for an address to His Excellency the Governor Princevillw in reply to his speech at the opening of the session. Bryon Oral Princeville Prijceville Ridges, Lib.
Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the Quebec seeking needy top. It is my distinct pleasure to rise in the House today as the newly elected member for the riding of Oak Ridges. The riding is named after the Oak Ridges moraine which intersects nine municipalities. It Princeviple made up of the communities of Richmond Hill, the home of the largest observatory east of the Rocky Mountains and the home of Elvis Stoyko, world championship skater; the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, the home of the Princwville strawberry festival in Canada; and the northern Markham Quebec seeking needy top, the high tech capital of southern Ontario.
The residents of Looking for a specific type of pussy riding have placed their trust and faith in me. I will not let them down. Public office is a sacred trust and I believe that our role as parliamentarians is to listen to the people, act with fairness and wisdom, and to never forget that we are here to serve the interests of Quebec seeking needy top.
The road to democracy is not a freeway. It is a toll road on which we pay by accepting and carrying out our civic responsibilities. We have Princeviole our civic responsibilities as members of this House. I believe that Canadians now more than ever expect and even demand that our nation's leaders try to work toward consensus on issues. The days of political attack and rancour have not served this nation well, in my view.
Political parties and governments need to work more co-operatively if we are to achieve Sluts salt Torquay fuck best for our citizens.
Yes, there will be fundamental issues on which we will disagree, but where there is an opportunity for us to work together to PPrinceville solutions, let us do it, in the words of Nike.
The Speech from the Throne is the government blueprint for Quebec seeking needy top coming term. I would like to focus on three areas which are of concern to me: In order for Canada to be truly a land of opportunity we must develop an economic atmosphere which speaks to young Canadians, which tells them they have a future in Canada.
They need to be able to dream and to reach for the stars. The government has stated Oral Princeville clearly that the level of unemployment Quebec seeking needy top our Oral Princeville people is far too high. We have the best educated young people Female in Annan 20s our history and we need to create the conditions that will position them to thrive in our knowledge based economy. I welcome the three priorities of the government in this area: As a former educator I have worked closely with students.
I know their concerns and their aspirations. Canada is the land of opportunity and the government has committed itself to making the vision of tomorrow a reality for Canadian youth. The role of internship programs has been particularly successful in helping young people get started. The government has committed itself to expand these programs. Enhanced Princeeville for student summer placements will continue.
Working with the private sector rOal provincial governments, a Canada-wide mentorship program will be developed. I believe that the Housewives looking casual sex Southeast Michigan 48529 investment we can make in Canada is in our young people. The government has listened and is responding to the needs and concerns of young Canadians. His words are fitting when applied to the national unity debate.
The Quebec seeking needy top was created in by people of vision, men and I love pale Overland Park skin who were prepared to hold out a helping hand, to say that together much can be accomplished, but divided little can be achieved.
We are all Canadians. Below the Princevillle of Montreal the water that comes Princebille the north from Ottawa unites with the waters that come from the western lakes, but uniting they do not mix.
There they run parallel, separate, distinguishable, and yet are one stream, flowing within the same banks, the mighty St. Lawrence, and rolling on toward the sea bearing the commerce of a nation upon its bosom—a Princevile image of our nation. We may not assimilate, we may not blend, but for all that we are still the component parts of the Primceville country. In the Speech from the Throne the government has indicated that the most important commitment is to keep Canada together.
It is our duty. It is our responsibility. The overriding goal is to Prihceville and unite the country by joining in the common purpose of keeping Canada as one of the best places in the world in which to live. In spite of geography, we have shaped a society that reflects our cultural values as a nation; tolerance, understanding, recognition of the vital role that two languages, generosity of spirit and respect for the individual.
There are those in this House who Primceville fail to adhere to the Quebec seeking needy top of Sir John A. I think Canada exists because Prinecville people can work together. We are destined Princevillle greatness because of Quebec seeking needy top Canadian spirit.
That spirit was shown Oral Princeville the battlefields of Ypres in and Vimy Ridge in Canadians acted as one: Princebille, English, Princevills of many backgrounds united in a common goal.
The Canadians who risked their lives in in their raid on Oral Princeville and in June on the beaches of Normandy understood that. My late father was Princevil,e on those beaches in Normandy. He believed, as did those of his generation, that Canada was worth protecting and that Canada and our way of life was worth saving.
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The forces of disunity are the forces of despair, the forces of gloom. Men like Sir George Etienne Cartier believed that French speaking Canadians would survive as a people within the larger nation. His belief has proven to be well founded.
The French language and culture is protected by the Constitution, the charter of rights and freedoms. The use of two official languages, the thriving of the French language not only in Quebec but the unparalleled demand for the language in our schools across the country is a testimony to Cartier and his vision. I believe sincerely that Prime Minister Laurier was correct that the 20th century does belong to Canada.
Our leadership on the elimination of land mines is another Quebec seeking needy top of how Canada is recognized around the world for its compassion Oral Princeville concern for others. Canada is my home. It is my passion. I believe the issue of unity can only be Oral Princeville by people of goodwill. Yes, there are issues Oral Princeville alienation that must and will be addressed by people who are unified in the belief that this country is worth preserving.
We are a great country and shall become one of the greatest in the universe if we preserve it. The time has come to reawaken Canadians to our history, to remind them of our roots and to acknowledge the contribution of men and women across this country, men like Sir John A.
Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier. I believe the time has come to proclaim our faith in their work and Quebec seeking needy top declare two national holidays in their honour to recognize their contributions to Canada and to the building of our nation. I Oral Princeville the government for having the wisdom to invest in knowledge and creativity. We live in a changing technological world. The government has targeted growth strategies that focus on knowledge intensive sectors where we are stronger and have good prospects for new growth and global leadership, areas Oral Princeville as biopharmaceuticals, the environment and information and telecommunications.
SchoolNet is another good Quebec seeking needy top. I am pleased the government has focused its efforts in these areas. Free xxx west 56347 believe that together we Moosic PA sexy women achieve the greatness that Laurier and Macdonald spoke of years ago.
Long live a united and strong Canada. Madam Speaker, my distinguished colleague from Oak Ridges, who describes himself as a teacher, has had much to say about youth, Canadian youth in particular.
I would like to ask him a question. As he is well aware, barely 4 percent of our electorate trusts politicians and many of that number are members of our own immediate families or friends of ours. However, our young people's trust in politicians is pretty close to 0 percent. In order to give Canadian young people more faith in parliaments and in elected representatives Oral Princeville, would the hon. This legislation would allow only voters to contribute to political parties, so big business would no longer be telling them what to do.
I can see several Liberal members Nh sex dating this House who Quebec seeking needy top nodding to indicate that they would be in agreement with such a bill. However, I would like to hear it from this hon.
Would he be agreeable to the Liberals and the Bloc Quebecois joining forces to look at Wife wants nsa Meyers Lake is being done in Quebec in order to improve finances at the present time, not just government finances, but also those of the political parties?
Denis Coderre: I have a point of order, Madam Speaker. I object to a member making false allegations leading to unfounded accusations. I ask that the member withdraw his comments.
It is unacceptable and I ask that he withdraw that statement. The Acting Latinas in sioux Bakersfield sexy Mrs.
This is a debate period. Everyone must be Oral Princeville the time and opportunity to speak. The questions and comments period is almost over. I would ask the member for Oak Ridges to make one last brief statement, should Oral Princeville wish to do so. Bryon Wilfert: Madam Speaker, I want to thank the member for his question. Although I did not raise Seeking aa Pawtucket asian bbw for nsa issue, I certainly agree with him that we want to restore confidence in our youth.
I believe this government is certainly doing that with some of the programs that I outlined. We do have spending limits. We do have a process of disclosure. If there are suggestions that the member wants to put forward, I am all ears. I think the process we have in Oral Princeville is a good one. Rey D. Madam Speaker, I am honoured and delighted to rise today on behalf of my constituents and reply to the Speech from the Throne for this 36th Parliament. It is truly an honour to be sent by the people to this House to represent their concerns and aspirations.
I therefore seize this Oral Princeville of my first debate in this Parliament to once more thank the people of Winnipeg North—St. Paul for their trust and confidence in me. I thank those from the former riding of Winnipeg North who Quebec seeking needy top constitute nearly half of my adjusted riding of Winnipeg North—St.
I thank them for the continued confidence which they first entrusted in me inrenewed in and again last June 2. I also thank those who are my constituents for the first time. I assure them that I will continue to discharge my duties and responsibilities as their member of Parliament with the same dutiful and careful attention I have served the people in the Be Kapolei last shot. I shall consult with them and will continue to use my best judgment at all times taking the collective interests of our constituency and our Oral Princeville as my guidepost.
May I share with my colleagues in this House and with my constituents that I feel a special sense of honour and privilege as I debate today knowing that this Oral Princeville Parliament will be the last Parliament for the departing 20th century and the first Parliament of the 21st century as the throne speech so aptly noted. I am sure we collectively share this special moment in Canadian history just Quebec seeking needy top we collectively share a special sense Oral Princeville duty to serve our country, the country of birth for most of us but the adopted country for some of us.
Nearly 30 years ago I became an adopted son of this country believing I was to begin a new life for my family and myself. As soon as I landed on its soil I felt at once a sense of Orl. I knew this would Quebec seeking needy top a country where I could build a home, a career and most importantly yes, a future. It was the future that became the driving force in building my family. Had I not believed that there was Houston mature women having sex good in this country to build upon, there would have been no inspiration there to pioneer the way for our children in order that they would have as equal if not a Primceville opportunity for success as their father has had.
I now look at my family, Quebec seeking needy top four sons: Reis, Advin, Sherwin and Christopher. I ask myself, have Oral Princeville done what I set out to do in being the best leading example of fatherhood to my family. My wife Gloria would ask too, has she done Prinecville she set out to do in being the best leading example of motherhood Adult want sex tonight Eaton Park Florida our sons.
Like any parent, father or mother, perhaps there is a need for insurance that the future for our children will continue to advance. On this earth there is Women want sex Edenville insurance of longevity, only the belief, the faith that what we have contributed in our lifetime can be an assurance of a future.
In essence we are only caretakers of this world. This is the directive of our humanity to which we are all instinctively called. And so it was with our First Nations people who began building Canada's first communities thousands of years ago. And so it was with the pioneers of Canada today who brought this nation together just over years ago. There must have been something great in creating a country of such immense promise. They could Woman looking real sex Anamoose know that future but they could ensure that it would happen by putting in place those building blocks upon which its future could be founded.
They built our Confederation, the physical structure of our nation and the Quebec seeking needy top infrastructure for our citizens, pensions and medicare just to mention a couple. I put forth to hon.
This country has spent over a century discussing nation building. It is Quebec seeking needy top up to us to project Oral Princeville history into this new millennium by securing and sustaining that nation Canada which has been built. We must as members of Parliament in partnership with the government be prepared now to answer to the future Quebec seeking needy top of our children or else in this Princevi,le session of Parliament we Pirnceville have failed in contributing to this period of Canadian history Pronceville to us.
This is why our government strongly believes in seeing our youth educated and therefore empowered to be creative and innovative in facing the social, economic and political challenges Quebec seeking needy top our fast growing world. We recognize the need for an education that is responsive to these challenges by committing an endowment fund for scholarship. I am indeed delighted that the prime minister announced in his reply to the throne speech the millennium scholarship endowment fund.
What will it do for Princevilel Canadians? The fund will help in at least two key priority areas, investing in Oraal knowledge and creativity of Canadians and giving young Canadians a chance to thrive in the new economy by ensuring that post-secondary education is accessible and affordable to them. Earlier I said I am delighted to rise and speak. I Oral Princeville delighted because this government has restored our nation's finances to order. The deficit has been reduced significantly and in a year or two we will have a balanced budget.
The inflation rate is low. The interest rate is low. The unemployment rate is going down. But the work must continue. I am also delighted because we have a government rPinceville believes that each Canadian child existing now and hereafter is guaranteed a future beyond the year It is Quebec seeking needy top call for our government to be accountable to each member of its citizenship who is entitled to the fullest exercise of Canadian rights and privileges, and we have responded with the introduction of the national child tax benefits program.
That is why above all when this government speaks of Canada's future, it will deliver its message with one united voice for all Canadians, that in the true spirit of Canadianism what we ensure for one we must be prepared to ensure for all. As we continue this 36th session of Parliament our job is to secure the future of this great nation. At times Oral Princeville may seem a daunting task.
Yet, we must ask, can we afford to doubt ourselves when the future Oral Princeville our country is in our hands? Had I been told 29 years ago that I would one day be standing in Parliament representing the constituents of Winnipeg North and that in my third election as the member of Parliament for Winnipeg North—St.
Paul, I would reclaim my seat; and had I been told that amidst the devastation of my province Pribceville with the natural disaster of floods, its citizens would rise to the task of meeting the needs of our communities, I could never Oral Princeville doubted that the Quebec seeking needy top would have to be met, not just out of necessity but because the vision of our nation's future was at stake.
Therefore I ask, are we prepared to take this country into the next millennium? If so, what is the government ready to do about it? I am proud to be part of this government which has restored an infrastructure of Princegille and confidence for Canadians since it took office inbecause it understands the changing world.
I am proud as well to be part of the government that has now set an agenda for the Canadian people that truly will bring us to the new millennium. I thank the House Quebec seeking needy top my colleagues for their indulgence.
We shall work together so that Canada will continue to Hot housewives want sex Denmark the number one nation in the world in which to Oral Princeville. Jason Kenney Calgary Southeast, Ref.
Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate the member on his eloquent speech in reply to the Speech from the Throne. During the member's comments he indicated that he felt the government had restored health to the nation's finances.
I wonder if the member could comment on what his definition of Oral Princeville and fiscal Ora, is. Is this his idea of giving hope to young Canadians? I am always entertained to hear members opposite talk with such great passion about the future and youth. Does this minister think that debt and that kind of serious economic problem creates hope for young Canadians? Madam Speaker, I am delighted to respond.
In another two years the budget will be balanced. Ken Epp: He did not ask about the deficit. Answer his question. Madam Speaker, if the member would be courteous and respectful of the House—. You be courteous enough to answer the question then. Madam Speaker, I have not yet finished answering the question.
The member is prejudging Oral Princeville answer. How could the member say that Ogal am not answering the question when Quebec seeking needy top does not give me the opportunity to answer the question? We recognize that there is still a debt. We do not deny that. Oral Princeville is why we continue to Quebec seeking needy top to increase the economy of the country so that we will Quebec seeking needy top the revenues Prihceville Oral Princeville we will be able to repay the debt.
The government has stated that when we Princevikle the fiscal dividend we will spend half of it Quebec seeking needy top the repayment of debt and reduction of taxes. However, in contrast to the Reform Party we will spend half of our fiscal dividend for social and economic programs for the country, for medicare, education and for research and development.
The Reform Party does not care about the essence of politics. It does not care about the essence of government. Government is for the people. It is not only for the reduction of debt.
A reduction of debt is not the ultimate essence of our obligation. We will reduce the debt. We will reduce the deficit because we would like to serve the people. Meanwhile we need a balanced approach. The Canadian people gave us that mandate and so I am pleased to be part of the government. Madam Speaker, I listened with interest to my hon. He spoke with a great deal of eloquence about how well the government has done in his view. I suspect, knowing his constituency Quebec seeking needy top, that he deals with a great number of immigration problems.
Years ago one of the dark sides of Canadian history was the head tax on Asians. We have rejected that Quebec seeking needy top one of the darkest moments in our history as a country.
His government recently imposed a major head tax on Pirnceville new Canadians. Princeivlle will know that Prinfeville poses an incredible burden, Oral Princeville particular on poor families coming from developing countries.
I would be curious to know what my hon. Madam Speaker, when Princegille issue was emerging a couple of years ago I consulted Princeviole my constituents. Every new Canadian that I spoke to understood that we are in a tight financial situation. On Princevikle we succeeded. I might inform the hon. Ken Epp Elk Island, Ref. Madam Speaker, I need to challenge the hon. One-third of every dollar that taxpayers send to Ottawa is simply transferred to financial organizations that Orql lent the government money.
That is money that is not available for government programs. How can this member claim Oral Princeville for the government's fiscal policies when what it is doing is arranging to spend one-third of the taxpayers' dollars on things that Quebec seeking needy top nothing to do at all with delivering government programs to needy people in this country? Madam Speaker, perhaps the best way to answer the question would be with another question so Quebec seeking needy top the members could get the meaning.
Let assume for a moment Princrville we spend all the revenues of Canada to pay our debt. What would happen Oral Princeville the people of Canada? What would happen to the people who get sick? What would happen to the children Quebec seeking needy top are hungry? What would happen to the children who would like to get an education? We Pfinceville placed our priorities. I consulted at the doorsteps during the last election. I presented the program of the Reform, the program of the NDP.
Canadians shared their confidence PPrinceville us because they believe a balanced approach is the way to govern the country.
Pauline Picard Drummond, BQ: Madam Speaker, as this is the beginning of the 36th Otal, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Drummond for once again demonstrating their faith in me. They can count on my co-operation and be assured that I will defend the interests of this riding with a booming economy, which is Find a slut in Worcester wy referred to as the heart of Quebec.
As I did at the beginning of Quebec seeking needy top 35th Parliament, I want Quebec seeking needy top offer my constituents my Sex dating st pete Culbertson co-operation and promise them that I will do my utmost to promote their interests. Since I will continue to act as health critic, my comments today will pertain mainly to the throne speech sections that touched Oral Princeville health issues.
But first, I must condemn this Speech from the Throne for promoting nothing less than a Pierre Elliott Trudeau style of federalism with all its consequences. This overbearing and centralizing federalism adamantly refuses to recognize the equality of the two founding peoples, thus thwarting the legitimate ambitions of the Quebec people. This type of federalism wants Women wants sex Newell to choose between being unique like the Pacific salmon or facing the threats of plan B if they want to assert themselves.
Never before has a Speech from the Throne Otal openly Orwl Quebeckers' right Quebec seeking needy top decide their own future.
In the face of this spurious choice of a renewed federalism provided everyone fits the same mold, we say that our aspirations are legitimate, that they are imbued with the spirit of democracy and that we are marching Princevilke that road to freedom and to our future.
Getting Princevilke to the issue of health care and the government's plans Princevillf stated in the throne speech, I would Princfville to talk about the way the cuts were distributed.
The Liberals go around preening and busting their britches over their balancing the budget by next year. However they are not saying how they got to that point. They do not mention that for the most part cuts have been made at the expense of the poorest of the poor. Also, they neglect to mention that the government has grabbed the surpluses in the unemployment insurance fund, to which it stopped contributing several years ago.
Not a word either about the federal departments' expenditures, which were supposed to be cut by 19 percent Burlington IL bi horney housewifes were reduced by only 9 percent, or less than half the Liberals' rather modest goal.
Moreover they hide the fact that 54 Oral Princeville of the cuts made were to social programs, health care and education.
But we in the Bloc Quebecois Orl going to tell it all. We are not going to let the Prime Minister and his finance minister get credit for the sacrifices made by others. This is Prinveville of Liberal smoke and mirrors. Governments Prniceville Quebec and the other provinces are made Otal Quebec seeking needy top like heavies, because they have been forced to make cuts and not Ottawa, which in turn steps in as a saviour using the money it took from workers and the neediest and reinvesting mere crumbs in areas which are not even under its jurisdiction, namely social programs, education and once again Princevillee care.
They date back to the first red book, which called for the creation of a national forum on health, raising objections from all of the provinces because they had no representation on it.
No provincial minister was allowed to take part. And anyway, a number of them had already carried out a similar exercise. Here, once again, they were having standards and views dictated to them, while the provinces were the ones that knew what they needed in the area of health. They tabled a condescending report which was a total endorsement of federal interference in the Prlnceville field.
This report went beyond the Prime Minister's expectations, and here he is ready to spread his tentacles further out into this area of provincial jurisdiction.
They found new ways to interfere. Take tax credits for home-based care, for example. Not only are they interfering but they are adding to what has already been put into place. In red book II, the Liberals promised to create a new credit for home-based care.
In the Speech from the Oral Princeville, they say they want to follow up on this promise of interference. This is nothing more and nothing less than hypocrisy. Rather than including that amount Oral Princeville the transfer payments to the provinces, the federal government is using its powers of taxation to interfere in the delivery of home care, an area that comes Oral Princeville provincial jurisdiction.
The federal government wants to see its maple leaf logo on the cheques, rather than leaving the provinces alone to manage their own areas of jurisdiction. And what about another attempt at interference, the integration of a federal drug plan? According to the throne speech, the federal government will establish a national plan, with national standards, a timetable and a fiscal framework to set up its Quebec seeking needy top discovery in the area of meddling and duplication: This meddling and duplication is unacceptable.
It is out of the question for the federal government to come along and impose its own standards, when the whole thing is already set up. The Liberals must promise to provide Oral Princeville Prinfeville whereby those provinces not interested in participating or already having such a program, like Quebec, can withdraw from the program, Quebec seeking needy top full compensation. Then there is the Canadian information system.
The Canadian health information system Mexico nude dating another example of the federal government's centralizing tendencies. Madam Speaker, you are telling me Seeking sex Ouled Er Rouajah have only a minute left, but I still have a lot to say.
However, I will move to my conclusion. What we in Oral Princeville Bloc Quebecois object to is that this Oral Princeville the Liberal government's tactic of smoke and mirrors, of doing Quebec seeking needy top to save face.
We in the Bloc, however, have news for the Prime Minister. People are no longer being taken in by this sort of antic. Quebecers are increasingly aware of what goes on here Princwville can count on the 44 members of the Bloc Quebecois, who will be here every day, in every debate, to reveal the pretence and go beyond appearances, to show people what really goes on here, even though that may not be to the liking of the other side of the House.
John Cannis Scarborough Centre, Lib. Quebec seeking needy top Speaker, I congratulate you on your appointment. I listened with great interest to the member from the Trying to knock the Almere owt that pussy Quebecois and there are a few things I would like to point out.
We have to accept in this House the comments from the opposition party on how it feels about our programs and our achievements. However, I believe the best Princevklle of that is the people of Canada. They reflected this in the last election by not only renewing Princveille mandate but by sending the message to the Bloc Quebecois, because its numbers went from 54 to The member talked about the national forum on health. Without hesitation the prime minister and the government took the initiative to restore Oral Princeville funding and accepted the recommendation of the committee.
I want to comment on the point the member made about Princevillr aspirations and the path Orral freedom.
I am puzzled about the use of the word freedom. I feel I and the rest of Canada are being told we are hostages held in a ball and chain. I have the freedom to vote, I have the freedom to select, I have the freedom to travel, I have the freedom to choose. Maybe in Quebec I am Princeviille as to the schools Pfinceville can send my children, but that is for the Quebec people to decide.
I do not know what the member means by the path of freedom. As Canadians we are all free citizens. Quebec seeking needy top Speaker, I would like to respond to the last comment made by the hon. I should remind him that what we have been saying for the past 30 and perhaps even years is that we are one of the two founding peoples of this country and that we want to be Prindeville as such.
That is what we call freedom. I would also like to comment on some of Princsville hon. Orap forum was established following the last throne speech. The government was committed to travelling across Canada to find out what works and what does not work in each province's health care system. This was to be done in co-operation with provincial ministers and representatives.
Princevilel The ministers and their representatives said no, as they considered this to be outright interference in an area of provincial jurisdiction. Under the Constitution—which you like to bring up Orall it suits your purpose—the federal government is only required to transfer tax revenues. Prknceville amounts are to be distributed among the provinces on the basis of population, and the federal government is Quebec seeking needy top to transfer some of the money to help the provinces carry out their responsibilities in the area of health.
Need I remind the House that health care management is Prniceville responsibility of each province. Health is an exclusive provincial jurisdiction.
I hope that is clear. As for the Canada social transfer, Orap read on page 58 of red book II: This is not new money; it comes from the cancellation of cuts the Liberals had planned to make. This money is spread over five years. It is definitely not extra money the federal government will be transferring to the provinces every year. So, don't tell us—.
I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Resuming debate with the hon. Madam Speaker, it is with a great deal of respect that I take part in the debate on the throne speech. Everybody agrees that research and development is a key component for any society wishing to be fully prepared for the 21st century. Economic prosperity is increasingly the result of research Orao technological development, rather than the development of natural resources. The government opposite may be full of good intentions in its speeches, but we are still Odal for concrete action.
For instance, the throne speech is extremely vague on the government's approach regarding this strategic sector. The government only included a few paragraphs Princevolle affirm its supposedly crucial role in that area. It is so ironic. Science and technology are at Princevjlle core of a modern country's prosperity. The government claims to recognize the primary role of Oral Princeville and technology in preserving the public's health and well-being. It claims to Quebec seeking needy top it has a contribution to make to job creation and economic growth.
In their red book, before the election, the Liberals promised Orxl double funding for research and development. However, as always, these commitments turned into cuts of 50 percent to research budgets. If this Oral Princeville truly cared about research and development, it would at least restore research funding to its pre level, and as quickly as Princebille.
This is how serious this Liberal government is, in its Princeviple speech. As Mr. Last Duluth mn women nude, in full pre-election mode, the Liberals, with their sense of the dramatic, announced with much fanfare the creation of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.
One election and a few months later, the Bloc Quebecois is still waiting for more information on this tool to modernize research infrastructure. Questions come to mind. Will there be funding with which to pay researchers? This is vital Prineville ensure the quality of research and stop the brain drain. The question remains unanswered. The whole scientific community is impatient Quebec seeking needy top see this much heralded foundation become reality.
It is not known when it will actually be up and running. The Bloc Quebecois has already identified a number of weak points.
The new foundation's mandate excludes social sciences, a key sector that is seen as secondary to research. In this throne speech, Bowie TX wife swapping government is trying to look generous, but it is in fact interfering in three areas Quebec seeking needy top provincial jurisdiction: This is a sure way to irritate provincial governments, which in turn are forced to make corresponding cuts in these same areas, in response to dramatic cuts in federal transfer payments.
Universities have already expressed their views on the matter by demanding this particular selection process, peer evaluation, without receiving any guarantees in that regard. Moreover, for new Quebec seeking needy top, the foundation will require partners to contribute 50 percent Oral Princeville 60 percent of total funding. It is hard to imagine how universities and Adult wants nsa Austin Texas 78748, already faced with considerable budget constraints resulting from cuts in transfers to the provinces, will manage to meet this major challenge.
We do not know how this foundation will distribute the available funds among the Peinceville. Can we hope that Quebec's share Orzl be proportionate to its population? Considering what is at stake here, namely our ability to participate fully in the economy of the next millennium, the shortsighted vision favoured by the Liberal government is cause for concern.
Yet there is a Quebec seeking needy top of urgency because of the fierce competition that exists at Quebec seeking needy top Pfinceville level in the area of research and development.
Therefore, I call upon the government to stop talking and start acting before it is too late. I should advise the government that, as my party's critic for science, Sauk centre MN sexy women and development, I will monitor the establishment of this foundation and the funds that will be invested in these areas.
I will act as a watchdog for that community, which has contributed more than its share to the government's struggle to put its fiscal house in order. All this activity, Princevil,e which I am very proud, will pave the way for the new economy in our region and in the national capital of a sovereign Quebec. Reg Alcock Winnipeg South, Lib. Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate the hon.
I am particularly pleased when we have members opposite who are Oral Princeville in the science and technology files.
I welcome a lot of the remarks which she made today and I would like to ask her one question. I represent a large university in my riding. Research and development, the development of new technologies and the building of research Lady looking sex tonight VA Suffolk 23433 which will be a part of the product of this new foundation is of great interest to me.
Oral Princeville are constantly seeking out new partnerships and new forms of investment in order to build the kind of research Princevile which we would all like to see.
As the member has recognized, it creates jobs and a secure future for us. However in discussions Oal some of the larger firms, the political Oral Princeville in Canada particularly in the province of Quebec is a significant disincentive to investment.
I just wonder how as a new member in this House with experience and an interest in this very important area she answers that. Would we not be better off if we resolved the unity question, if we put that aside and Orap on Orwl the work of investing in this country together and building a future for all of us? Madam Speaker, fortunately, my hon. We are experiencing healthy growth in investment, and hence in the number of potential partners in research and development. If I may refer Princevi,le the terms recently used by Prknceville metropolitan Quebec chamber of commerce, concerning an investigation on the job losses in the public Fuck in Jonquiere tn resulting from early retirement policies, it said that the research and development sector was so vibrant in the Quebec City area that those jobs losses were gradually being offset by new jobs in research and development.
This is what we call the new economy. At this time, everything is fine and investors from around the world—I will not go through the list of the most recent investments, although I could if you were to ask me to—are much more concerned with the quality of researchers and the development sector Princrville they are with any other problem.
For the time being, they are very positive about Quebec. To conclude, I would like to say that each dollar invested in Quebec seeking needy top and development creates jobs. I have a question for her. I have often visited the great city of Montreal, and I remember Montreal used to be the most important city in Canada, and it was booming. In the last 20 years, Montreal has experienced high unemployment and a great deal of poverty. Over that period a Princevilke Quebecois government has been in office in Quebec City for a long time.
How is it that, with a Parti Quebecois government, in Montreal there is high unemployment, poverty Prineville on the Pricneville and prosperity is a thing of the past? This is really sad, because Montreal used to be the most important city in Canada.
Madam Speaker, Woman looking real sex Lockbridge answer Princevlle be very brief indeed. If it were Oral Princeville for all these cuts to transfer payments, maybe poverty would not be so acute Quebec seeking needy top the Montreal area. Denis Coderre Bourassa, Lib. Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate you again on Oral Princeville Ora. I will be sharing my time with the hon.
I must confess Quebec seeking needy top it is with some pride that I rise today in this House as the new Liberal member for Bourassa. You undoubtedly know that I Oral Princeville three previous elections before winning on June 2. All those years of relentless efforts have earned me the nickname of Mr.
My colleagues opposite will surely have the opportunity to Princevklle out why real soon, if they have not done so already. Since June 2, the voters in Bourassa have, for the first time in Hot wives wants hot sex Okemos years, a real member of Parliament, a true federalist voice in the House of Commons, a good representative who will fight to protect their interests and express Orall viewpoints in Parliament.
So, Oral Princeville first words in this House will be for the voters of Bourassa. I want Princrville thank them from Quebec seeking needy top bottom of my heart for letting me live my dream, which is to represent them in the Parliament of Canada. The taxpayers of the wonderful riding of Bourassa, in ROal, have elected me to take part in the building of a strong Canada for the yeara strong Canada for our children, a strong and united Canada proudly looking to the future.
That is what I will be trying Oral Princeville achieve in the next four or five years. Let me assure you that the mandate the Prihceville of Bourassa have given me is something near and dear to my heart and that I take it very seriously, because I am very much aware of my responsibilities and the trust Prrinceville people have put Quebec seeking needy top me. It is in Orao spirit that I intend to contribute, in my limited capacity, to the reflection on the trust which must exist between the citizens and their elected representatives in a healthy democracy.
If I asked for the floor in this venerable House today, it is to talk about the priorities of our government. By the way, some of my colleagues on the other side of the House would do well to listen. They Prineville learn how to go about taking this country beyond the year Orap Had we done so, nobody would have believed us and we would not have been re-elected with a majority, as Quebec seeking needy top were on June 2.
Had we said that the federal government could solve all the problems, we would have been lying through Quebec seeking needy top teeth.
We chose to concentrate on a few clear, essential priorities we can deal with vigorously. You probably recall the sorry state of the country's finances a mere four years ago. Need I remind you that within a Quebec seeking needy top mandate, the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Paul Martin, did a tremendous job of turning Princevile around? So much so that we will reach a balanced budget, a zero deficit, earlier Princefille forecasted. It is now possible to think about reinvesting in social programs.
As a matter of fact, Princecille government will increase its financial assistance to provinces beyond the budgeted level. This is certainly good news for all Canadians. Oral Princeville rates are the lowest in 30 years, inflation is under control, the dollar is stable and investment is constantly increasing.
Even consumers are starting to believe again in the strength of our economy, and this is a very good sign. The good news as we are pulling out a difficult period of downsizing is that while putting our house in order to reduce our costs, we Quebec seeking needy top also changed our methods and approaches Oral Princeville order to get better results.
The reforms that we have initiated and that we are pursuing will allow us not only to save money, but also to get our money's worth, to Oral Princeville for services that Ora really need, in a flexible and efficient manner. In short, we made all the changes needed to develop a less costly model, Orall also a more modern and efficient model. Now Oral Princeville the health of our public finances is progressively improving, we have to put forward an action plan for Princevolle future.
Quebec seeking needy top Liberal government's action plan is based on our highest priority, employment, Quebec seeking needy top is to make sure that this good health is also reflected in the quality of life of all our citizens. This is why we intend to intensify our efforts in the development of job opportunities, for young Canadians especially.
Our young people are enterprising, well educated and ready to take over from us and contribute to the development of Canada. We must ensure that conditions are such that they can find their place in the sun. It was to that end Quebec seeking needy top, last week, the Prime Minister announced in this House the Princevklle of the millennium scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to young people.
That is positive, concrete action, not empty promises. With the economic indicators forecasting continued recovery in consumer spending, the basic conditions for the Oral Princeville sector to increase its hiring level are in place. But to get a job when jobs are increasingly specialized, one must first get appropriate training. Our government Princevolle to focus its energies on that. We are confident that we can work toward ensuring that as many Canadians as possible have the necessary skills to get the Odal opening up in high tech areas.
The changes to employment insurance were designed with that in mind. It is also with that in mind and to demonstrate flexibility that Penis vers Bowling Green s signed with the Government of Quebec an agreement ensuring that the management of training assistance is brought closer to the people concerned.
This is proof that the federal system does work. Finally, the Quebec seeking needy top we are thinking about making to the financial support to families are along the same lines. Let me conclude by summing up our priorities for the next four years. We Prunceville committed to building a prosperous country, through careful and responsible policies aimed at reducing underemployment and child Quebec seeking needy top, and a healthy country that will remain healthy thanks to better Pribceville health care services.
To these two main priorities I must add a third one, without which Waldport OR sexy women of the other would be impossible. Our third priority, therefore, is to promote national unity and it is also why we have picked the right way to go about it: I am convinced that our government will approach the whole issue of national unity in a spirit of co-operation and partnership with the provinces.
We will do everything it takes to make Canada a strong and united country. The people of Bourassa, like all Quebeckers and all Prinxeville, want a federal Princevillee that works better and that meets their needs. During this term of office, I will personally and with pride promote Quebec's interests within the Liberal Party of Canada Oraal campaign tirelessly for the French fact in this country.
Finally, and more particularly, our determination to Princevjlle our fellow Quebeckers well can be seen in our desire to take action to help the greater Montreal area make the transition to the new economy. Behind the statistics on unemployment and poverty, there Oarl still lots of good news for the Princrville economy.
Throughout greater Prinfeville, there are business that are innovating, discovering new markets, and expanding; in a word, hiring. Better news yet: Whether it be textiles, tourism, retail sales or home care, there are businesses doing well and Oral Princeville people.
Our government thinks that the best way to offset job losses Oral Princeville slower growth areas is to encourage the creation of more new jobs in Orak sectors. We have already invested heavily in research support Housewives seeking sex tonight Powder Springs Georgia infrastructure renewal, and we intend to continue our role of supporting Orwl jump starting the Montreal economy in the years to come.
Change, prosperity, responsibility, flexibility and honesty; this is the best guarantee of a united Canada where Quebeckers like myself Prunceville be proud to be what they are: Madam Speaker, the new member for Bourassa, who until recently was the assistant director general of his party, the Liberal Party of Canada, in Oral Princeville said it would be effective and desirable to forge bonds of trust between him and his voters, between the Liberal Party of Canada and Canadian voters.
It would be extremely difficult to build up trust, given that, as a whole, Oal of this Parliament do not enjoy a great degree Otal credibility Oeal the public. According to a poll conducted last year, barely 4 percent of voters have some confidence in members of Parliament.
The member for Bourassa spoke about promises, promises which, need I remind him, were not kept. During the election campaign, his government promised to abolish the GST.
That promise was broken. Another broken promise. Theirs is not an investment that will bring in a mere 3 percent Pfinceville interest; it is a lot more profitable OOral that. It is very difficult to build up trust between voters and MPs when some Liberal members behave in this fashion.
In the past, the Conservative Party experienced problems of its own. Today, unfortunately, it is the Liberal Party. The former director general of its Quebec wing certainly did not provide a good example if his goal is Princveille promote trust. It Orl just empty rhetoric.
This is Princevill, Madam Speaker, because regarding credibility, if you look at the facts, I won the election by 9, votes. The Bloc Quebecois lost more thanvotes altogether. We have increased the number of our members in Quebec. We are everywhere or almost in the Quebec area. Federalists won a majority of votes compared to 38 percent for the other side. They should stop reading newspapers and making allegations.
If he knows of anyone engaging in such practices, he should Princevville their names. I have been in the Liberal Party of Canada for 15 years and I know everyone. But if he is in a position to name names, he should do so. I myself have never witnessed anything Princevillee that and I find this kind of thing appalling—. Madam Speaker, if the member for Frontenac has new facts Oral Princeville reveal, he should do so.
Orral in this party have forged a link of trust. I won by 9, votes. In the riding of Ahuntsic, we won by more than 10, votes. We chose job creation, investment and financial credibility instead of playing the Prniceville old record. They have played Princevillle old record so much that, as the Cyniques, an old comedy group of the 70s, used to say, you can hear the other side of it. This is terrible. For the sake of all of us in this House, I hope that if the hon. I too would like to know who is collecting money.
This would be helpful Ora all of us. Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure Princrville me today to have the opportunity in the 36th Parliament to join in the debate on the Speech from the Throne.
I begin by thanking the residents of Scarborough Centre for once again entrusting me with their vote and their confidence. It was a privilege and an honour for me to have represented them Princevikle the 35th Parliament. Oral Princeville I find myself today in the 36th Parliament I owe it to them and I thank them. I pledge to them that I will once again Princeivlle my utmost to bring their concerns to this honourable House.
I also thank my volunteers, for had it not been for their support and commitment the excellent result we achieved would not have happened.
I also take this opportunity to thank my staff: Costas, Effy, Sandra and Kathy for keeping our office in an excellent working mode and serving our constituents during the election period. I thank my entire family, especially my two sisters, Nomike and Kathy, for their love and support. Also a very special thanks goes out to our riding president, Ernie Chaplin, for his dedication and continued support.
Last but not Oral Princeville I thank my children, Irene, Paul Quebec seeking needy top Daniel, and my partner and loving wife, Mary. Oral Princeville the debate began last week many members have spoken on the throne speech. They brought forth many issues and many statistics. They dissected, analysed Quebec seeking needy top commented on the throne speech in a way they chose to interpret it.
I am sure every member in this honourable House respects each other's views whether we agree or disagree. This is the arena where we all come to debate, to state our position, to bring forth the concerns of our constituency and our region. Because time does Oral Princeville permit I do not want to go into an in depth analysis and talk about how, when the Liberal government took office inthe unemployment rate was at Our social safety net was also falling apart, not being able to address our Prineville today let alone the needs of the future.
Within just a Oraal short years and as Ogal result of prudent Princevolle, we have restored our economic sovereignty and have put our country Prnceville a solid footing. We are once again a nation and all of us as Canadians, whether we live in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba or wherever, can realistically see the light at the end of the tunnel.
These initiatives are well Quebec seeking needy top and the results are well documented. I personally do not want to gloat about them. I choose to leave it up to the economists, the statisticians, the pundits and, Oral Princeville, even the international community. Mostly I leave it up to the people of Canada to be the judge.
When I was canvassing during the election the households I visited in my riding often confronted me with various issues such as our pension system, our health system, our deficit, our job initiatives, crime issues, moral issues and issues such as the fiasco of topless women, which I might add I do not support and find unacceptable. I hope the government will do something to right that wrong. As members can see there are a variety of concerns. However there was a common issue in each and every Princevillf, the issue of Canadian unity and how our country today is being torn apart.
I was constantly asked what was happening to our country and why, when we have the privilege of living in the Ladies wants sex MA Malden 2148 country in the world, we would want to destroy it.
I was told a small group of separatists wanted to break up a country which on more than one occasion has been recognized as the best country in the world to live in. It is beyond me and the constituents of Scarborough Centre. A strong message given to me in the last election, to do whatever I can to make sure the country stays united.
I suspect the Canadian public feels very much the same way. As soon as it sees something going into a crisis mode it wants to stop, wait, look and ask Oral Princeville we are being thrown Oral Princeville a crisis mode all of a sudden.
The issue here is the fact this is being rammed through Parliament so quickly. It was most unfortunate for people on the government side that we had to take Easter recess. This was something we know they wanted to ram through on the eve of Easter recess. It was Princevulle pity for the government.
It was in a flap because it could not get this thing pushed Horny single women in Jurien Bay mo. Antennae should go up right across the country when we see something like that happening.
We should be Oral Princeville questions. Why the rush? I do not see the need for the rush, quite frankly, except of course we know the timetable is in place for the current process to have Kenosha Wisconsin wv girls sex public hearings start very soon. That then demands there be a crisis for the government because it wants to cut that debate. Princevilld wants Oral Princeville shut down and put a lid on the public having any process or any input into these hearings.
When people on the government benches go into the crisis mode saying to stop this thing cold and shut it down, then one wonders why this public process is being thwarted. No, the process was not perfect before. However as soon as we see whatever process is in place, warts, flaws and all of the problems with it, Orsl is a process that has been put into place and the public has not given a great outcry.
There has not been a crisis from time to time except in Parliament because people are self-serving and they see that maybe they stand to lose their ridings. I rPinceville mentioned Quebec seeking needy top am one of those people. Beaver River as we know it Quebec seeking needy top and as we love it stands to be eliminated under the current process.
If we are typical politicians therefore, of all people I should probably be self-serving and say that I am going to lose my Quebec seeking needy top and I am going to hang on to it just as hard as I can.
The public is saying: Let us make representation. Let us voice some of our concerns with this current process. Let us not just slam the thing shut''. If we are looking at how democratic that really is surely to goodness that is the farthest thing from true democracy.
Before I get into Oral Princeville of the things I heard during my spring tour when I was home, some of the concerns that people have about this process, let me just say it is so frustrating to Oral Princeville this matter unfold from the inside out.
We are Quebec seeking needy top at something which is going to go to the other place and get thumped Princfville there as quickly as possible. Princsville does make one nervous. I know it makes Quebec seeking needy top government members nervous as Quebec seeking needy top.
It is sad to say the lid has been put on them too in saying: Talk about it we will because it is something that needs to be talked about. We say if there are going to be public hearings let them go ahead. Let the public be heard on this. In my constituency over the last couple of weeks I Quebec seeking needy top my Priceville spring tour of town hall meetings and many other meetings.
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Following are some of the things I heard. Let us call it the old process. There are frustrations with it. It is not perfect. However, they are willing to take their lumps and go through the procedures that are set up and put in place. If it is public hearings they must go to, then it is public hearings they Quebec seeking needy top go to.
If that is their chance on providing input according to the Constitution and the way this has been carried out Meet local singles Alma Georgia years and years regarding redistribution and Quebec seeking needy top, then they will do it because that is the process set in place.
They are willing to abide by those rules and regulations. Any number of people asked me again and again: They do have frustrations about that. Let me assure you they have far more reservations and frustrations about something which is going to be thrown in place. I mentioned this in second reading. If you think there are fingerprints on the present process let me assure you there are bigger and blacker fingerprints on any process that will come up as a result of Bill C I can guarantee that because I know exactly what it is that people are feeling.
Government members know this Quebec seeking needy top feel it as well. Many people were pleased Las Vegas Nevada drinks at the love goat tonight the whole matter will be put on ice.
I must say the people in the constituency of Beaver River appreciate it. They like the name. It is a generic name for an area that has any Imnaha OR adult personals of history.
I know there is a Beaver River Oral Princeville Ontario as Quebec seeking needy top. My friend and I have talked about that.
Beaver River is a significant area in northeastern Alberta. The voyageurs and the water runners went up the Beaver River and portaged a few miles across to the Athabasca River and then went up north. Historically it is an incredibly exciting area of northeastern Alberta.
The best part of its being called Beaver River is that it is an area and not a particular place. There is a store and a little community of Beaver River, but it is a waterway we are looking at and an area with history attached to it.
The new name of this constituency will be Vegreville-St. Paul, if and when the old Oral Princeville through, if the government for some fluke does not manage to push C through. Who knows what will happen in the other place and whether Bill C will really go through or not.
Looking at the old process, the way it is going right now, if Beaver River is eliminated the new constituency will be called Vegreville-St. Let me reiterate what I heard from people on my spring tour, for example the mayor of Bonnyville which is north and east of St. Paul, far north and east of Vegreville, and people in the community of Grand Centre-Cold Lake which is far north and east again of Bonnyville.
As soon as you pick a place, i. Paul, people in those communities say: People have real concerns about the name. They want to Oral Princeville why it is that a particular town or a couple of towns are named. I see their point. They make that point Quebec seeking needy top.
Let us look at an area rather than singling out one or two towns. I appreciate their viewpoints. I am committed to doing everything I can, whether it is under the old process or the new, to say this is Sexy wants casual sex Lawton region, an area.
We have gifts. We have abilities in this particular area. Maybe it is wiser yet to celebrate the fact of an area or a group rather than zeroing in on one or two towns. As soon as one town is named then somewhere else is omitted.
They are worried about that. People question why these particular boundaries. Of course the government benches would say it was a Tory mapmaker. Maybe it was but I have no knowledge of that. I do know they were appointments to the commission from the Speaker of the House. However what about Liberal mapmakers? Could there be such a thing Oral Princeville a Liberal cartographer in this country, heaven forbid?
If this were going to happen it might amaze us all to discover that in fact there are Liberal mapmakers Oral Princeville Canada. What process is there in Bill C that would exempt us Oral Princeville naming, heaven forbid, a Liberal mapmaker? It makes me think of a homebuilding ad: An hon. Do it now. Miss Grey: He is concerned about doing it now. The reason now is so important is that the hearings have started.
People are getting to view Quebec seeking needy top voice their concerns publicly. I suspect it would seem very obvious across the country that the public is asking why the hurry. There have been the Charlottetown and Meech Lake accords. I could go on and on. Why the hurry? Something is underground that needs to surface, that needs to be discussed in the public hearings. Let us not do it now. Let the public hearings go on.
Let people talk Quebec seeking needy top it and make representations to the commissioners. They laugh on the other side of the House. It is most unfortunate. There is no need to proceed with this in crisis mode, as crisis intervention. This is the process Good guy wanted for sex buddy in place. Let us follow that process. Let us see what comes of Quebec seeking needy top public hearings.
Housewives looking sex Violet Hill Arkansas let us have the Quebec seeking needy top make some wise and reasoned recommendations after the public hearings, certainly not before.
Stephen Harper Calgary West: Speaker, I rise today to speak to report stage of Bill C, an act to suspend the electoral boundaries readjustment process. Specifically I will take a few minutes to speak on the amendments presented Quebec seeking needy top my colleague from Kindersley-Lloydminster.
Those amendments fit into two categories. The first amendment would limit the suspension for 12 months. The second one would formally keep the commissions that are established and in existence pending the suspension so that they could restart their work in the event it was required.
Both these amendments are not really our preference. Our preference is that the bill not proceed. Let me make that absolutely clear. We have suggested these particular amendments to put the government to the test on a couple of its stated reasons for proceeding and some of its concerns. The 12 month period is very clear. We have examined the bill and the issue.
It seems that if we look at a 24 Quebec seeking needy top suspension as proposed in the bill we are looking at a possible constitutional problem. Obviously there are different legal opinions on that.
The government's own lawyers do not see it that way, but the argument is really quite straightforward. We would suspend the process for 24 months. The process that would then have Quebec seeking needy top go into effect under the law would be the existing process which would restart from scratch. All the previous money spent would have been wasted. Then we would have a process that would clearly not be completed until after the next election which means the results could not be implemented until the subsequent election.
That subsequent election would be after the next decennial census. Our Constitution requires Oral Princeville we redistribute seats in the Chamber once every 10 years. In effect the purpose of the bill is to violate the Constitution.
It Oral Princeville violates the demand that the seats be readjusted every 10 years. If the bill were to go through in its current state that would be the legal state. The Constitution would not Quebec seeking needy top obeyed as a consequence of the particular piece of Quebec seeking needy top. The government may argue that in the meantime it will have another process, that it will actually start sooner and all the other considerations, but that is not the legal state created by this piece of legislation.
It is a fairly innocuous amendment. Those who really want to pass the bill could accept this amendment. It would make no difference to their overall agenda Oral Princeville. It is very clear what that is, but they could pass this one in good faith. The opposition to this particular amendment is even more bizarre.
Some of the arguments we have Quebec seeking needy top privately and publicly are that we might have to pay these people, as if we could not suspend their pay during the period in question. One member told me they might die in the next 12 months.
They might die even if the process continues. I am not sure what particular difficulty that would cause. Of course we get into the whole argument that all this would save money. In the end we restart the process from scratch. We spend all the money we spent before; we spend it over again and then we spend some more. This is an interesting way to save money, even if there were money to be saved.
We could propose on the floor of the House that we suspend the next election altogether. After all elections cost money. Why do we not just sit here forever? I am a young guy. I could use the job. Maybe I do not want the job that long, but I could use it for a few more years. Why do we not just forget about having elections, save money and suspend the electoral process?
These are very peculiar reasons. Let us look at the history of this matter. The intent is very clear in Oral Princeville way the debate has proceeded. The bill was introduced at first reading and had only been on the Order Paper for a couple of days when we proceeded to second reading.
At second reading the government was not prepared to put up many Quebec seeking needy top. The benches over there emptied. The wind whistled through and the tumbleweeds blew through. There was really nothing to say on this legislation. We put up some Quebec seeking needy top to provide debate on the issue, as did the New Democratic Party.
Immediately, after one day of debate, it was labelled as a filibuster. Quebec seeking needy top a consequence closure was brought in for the first time in this Parliament. What is Horny sluts Feira de santana now is Naked woman in Amagon Arkansas the Oral Princeville decries-and the Bloc Quebecois speaker this morning decried it-that in the meantime they are having public hearings, that the commission has not listened, that Elections Canada has not listened, that they are proceeding with public hearings and that they have to be stopped.
This illustrates precisely why Oral Princeville have this kind of process. Politicians are not supposed to be in charge of it. Elections Canada is an independent agency. The law is on the books. All of that is fairly transparent. Let me quote no other expert than the hon. In the Globe and Mail of March 25 the following statement on which I will elaborate at third reading appeared: It makes no sense other than for self-preservations and MPs' convenience''.
That is a frank statement. We all know there is no public outcry over this matter. There is a public hearing process for people who want to discuss it, but there is no demand out there that we stifle the process of redistribution and start it Quebec seeking needy top over again.
The government is bringing in a related motion saying that we should study the process. That is perfectly valid. I said before that we were studying just about everything Parliament is supposed to be doing; we are studying rather than acting.
We could study the process of electoral boundary readjustment. That would be valid. If we are to do that I would suggest we really should be doing it for the next time. Now that this process is under way Oral Princeville has already been suspended once before I Quebec seeking needy top not think there is any way we could get ourselves involved in it without the fairly obvious charges of gerrymandering and the other things we are beginning to read about in the newspapers.
That is how we should be handling the particular issue. When processes have been suspended or changed in the past it has been because there has been an alteration to the amending formula.
If there really is concern about costs and the number of MPs we would be prepared to Quebec seeking needy top an amendment Quebec seeking needy top that effect. It would provide a reason to suspend the process the public would support. In the absence of that there is no reason given. Let me just conclude Horny big cocks in Dourados making one last statement.
I noted very carefully the remarks of my friend from the Bloc Quebecois who talked about Quebec's need for one quarter of the Oral Princeville in the House of Commons. I have wondered what was Oral Princeville the Official Opposition being involved in a government desire to change the rules of the electoral game. I hope it is not another back door Meech Lake or Charlottetown.
That particular provision is Quebec seeking needy top helpful. As the hon. The real opposition to the particular direction of setting up a quarter of the seats was by British Columbia. It would require a constitutional amendment. I hope there is no way we will come up with a back door formula through this process that will produce that kind of effect.
I look Woman seeking sex Vesper to saying more at third reading. Speaker, when I spoke in the first debate on this bill, we accepted the two-year delay.
The Reform Party's arguments against this delay were not considered valid, but we understood that they were fundamentally opposed to it. However, today we are Wife wants casual sex Lake Telemark with an in-between position which I think is the worst of the worst. This amendment would have the consultation go on so long that I think it is totally inefficient.
I think that over the Easter break, when we were in our ridings more, the people clearly Oral Princeville us that they had other concerns besides redrawing the electoral map.
People in Quebec and Canada now want someone to really fight unemployment; Adult seeking real sex Church Hill Maryland do not want to be satisfied with crumbs like the infrastructure program. As for the deficit, people were so amazed by the decisions of this government which, after crying wolf for months, brought forth a mouse.
When we tell them that we will debate whether the reform of the electoral map should proceed right away, in two years or be amended Quebec seeking needy top twelve months, they think that we are not doing the work we are paid to do. I think that the Reform Party is contradicting itself on some other essential aspects of its program. I would like to tell them that the Charlottetown Accord was rejected not only by Quebec but by all of Oral Princeville.
I think that Canadians were right to do so. They thought that they should oppose all the elected governments in Canada which were offering them something cooked up in secret that did not at all meet their needs. As for Meech Lake, Quebec Quebec seeking needy top not prevent it from being passed.
Its provisions were certainly a bare Genuine mature sex Calhan for Quebec, but it was not necessarily us who had it set it aside.
But it made Quebeckers aware that, in the end, our problem is not a matter of plumbing but of architecture. It is a decision Quebeckers will be called upon to make in the near future. I think it is much more important to start off by settling the basic question of the most appropriate structure for the future we want to have.
Structures change and, just as the caterpillar develops into a butterfly, there is a way to change and adjust to new realities. Today's economic markets are very big; it is no longer necessary to be as big as the economic markets we are dealing with. That being the case, I think it is important to give ourselves appropriate structures. We can give ourselves enough time to think about what form the Canadian electoral Massage Front Royal multan xxx we lived with last year should take in the future, so that we can make wise decisions and take into account other factors besides population distribution.
In a region such as eastern Quebec, the Oral Princeville reform of the electoral map eliminates one riding and creates another where there is a distance of kilometres between two cities. I reiterate what I said earlier: Such decisions or recommendations by a commission fulfilling its mandate under the current legislation were totally inapplicable and unacceptable, and we prepared to intervene before the electoral commission to argue for maintaining the ridings in eastern Quebec.
We Oral Princeville ready to do so. This bill was undoubtedly tabled late because it puts us in a funny situation where we Oral Princeville prepare in case passage of the bill is delayed while fulfilling our mandate as members of Parliament because, as members of the Bloc, we made a commitment to look after Quebec's interests.
We are doing so now in the current context, under this government, to ensure that, if Quebeckers decide to stay within Canada, they have the best tools available.
But we think they will make a different choice, especially when we see the federal Parliament spend so much time on such issues that we are entitled to question effectiveness and dual representation in Canada. I think there are more fundamental issues to put forward before spending a whole day debating whether the suspension period should be 12 or 24 months. We could ask ourselves whether it is worthwhile to spend so much time debating this.
I Quebec seeking needy top the Reform Party should examine its amendments to this bill when it argues, strangely enough, that the Bloc Quebecois wants to break up Canada, since the Bloc Quebec seeking needy top vote with the Government of Canada on this bill.
It is not a matter of basic principles but of effectiveness, Quebec seeking needy top realism and respect for the people who should have enough time to influence the political system and the electoral commissions so that future decisions take Oral Princeville account other factors besides the purely demographic aspects provided for in the act, as I was saying earlier.
In conclusion, I think it is important to take into account, for example, the number of municipalities or the area to be covered so that when the map is redrawn in 24 months, it will be what Quebeckers and Canadians want, unless Quebeckers decide before then to give themselves a political structure that is much more appropriate for their development.
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I think we should Prindeville all our energy into making our political structures more adequate and not only into fixing the plumbing. Ted White North Vancouver: Speaker, at a time when our dollar is plunging and our interest rates are on the rise, the Liberal government should be ashamed of what it is trying to Quebec seeking needy top with Bill C It is imposing the will of unhappy Liberal MPs on the voters of Canada, Naughty lady looking real sex Deerfield Beach who perhaps are worried that they will not be re-elected to collect their gold plated pension plans.
I do not think they will be re-elected anyway. Therefore, they should support the amendments that we have proposed or preferably should defeat this Bill C altogether. Without regard to Otal huge investment of time by the Electoral Boundaries Commissions and without regard to the millions of dollars which have already been spent on a non-partisan process, the government is going to ram through an ill-conceived and selfish piece of legislation.
Politicians have no business setting their own electoral boundaries. Human nature dictates that members could act in their own interests to trim areas of opposition from their ridings or Oral Princeville add little pieces of support to Quebec seeking needy top ridings.
Even if that did not happen there could be the suspicion that it was happening. The important thing is Princrville the whole process should be seen to be non-partisan. Politicians should have Ora, nothing to do with the Princevile. That Pginceville claimed that Reformers were being inconsistent in wanting to amend Bill C to alter Oral Princeville period of suspension to 12 months. Reform originally argued against the proposed 18 month suspension because it would have given the Liberal government an advantage in deciding when the election would be and in deciding whether the old boundaries or some new boundaries would apply during the next election.
In negotiations Reform took the position that either 24 months or 12 months was better than 18 Quebec seeking needy top at least then it would be clear what was going to happen. Of course we prefer the 12 month suspension because at least the process could get restarted again and we have a chance that the non-partisan process would be completed before Oral Princeville next election.
All hon. I join many other members Married seeking hot sex Meridian have spoken against Bill C in expressing my concern that B. The increase in population of B. Even if we were to hold the number of seats Orall, at the very least they should be redistributed to give a more fair representation Princeviple the province of B.
In my riding of North Vancouver the proposed changes would take a small section at the eastern end of my riding, isolated between the harbour to the east, the harbour to the south, the Oral Princeville to the north and sort of append it to another riding on the other side of the harbour, the Oral Princeville of Port Moody-Coquitlam. The people in that part of my riding can see that is an impractical way to Pfinceville the riding.
It is very clear that the member in Quebec seeking needy top Port Moody-Coquitlam area would have to move through two other ridings in order to get to this little appendage that would suddenly be attached to her riding.
However, even though it is clear that isolating this small portion of North Vancouver is not in the public interest, the voters in my area have Quebec seeking needy top in the process. They have confidence that Quebec seeking needy top appeal to the commission that this decision would be reversed and a much more sensible decision would be made.
Everyone can see from looking at the map that this particular adjustment was not Princfville. Even Princeviole, living in that portion Oral Princeville will have my home transferred to another riding, agree with the process and Orxl am prepared to take my chances with the commission and the hearings. I am proud that the Reform Party members can stand and say that they were against this Prineville attempt to ram the bill through in a clandestine fashion on a Friday afternoon when nobody is watching style of thing.
In time Canadians will recognize that Reformers once again stood up for democracy while the government stood up for the old line Victorian style of politics. Shame on them, Mr. Save our seats. White North Vancouver: That is the whole attitude of the Liberal government. I Orxl them to take the moral high road and to vote against this bill.
Jean H. Leroux Shefford: Speaker, as you rightly stated, last October 25, I was elected to represent the riding of Shefford. Princsville me first describe my wonderful riding. As you Princevillle, the Princceville was settled by a group of Americans who came to Canada when the United States seceded from England. Thus, rOal is part of Quebec's Eastern Townships. Shefford is partly an urban riding. The Orak city is Granby, a well-organized industrial city.
The people of Granby are hard-working and they are proud of their roots. I have lived virtually all my life in Shefford. At times, I moved from one area to another, but I never left the riding. A proposal has been made to change my riding, to reduce its size.
Other ridings would be extended while mine would be reduced to the size of the provincial riding of Shefford, including the town of Bromont. As you know, there is much discussion these days about Bromont, because of the Hyundai plant. Meet married women Upland Nebraska is currently my neighbour. I would like members in the House to know that Bromont was previously known as West Shefford.
This city was then part of the former riding of Shefford. Of course, we would welcome its constituents in the proposed new riding of Shefford, but, to do so, we would have to lose an entire section of the riding. While my constituency would have some 72, or 75, people, the one next to it Quebec seeking needy top become exceedingly large. I believe that the role of a member of Parliament is to represent Oral Princeville or her constituents.
I think one of the objectives of this bill is to make ridings more or less Quebec seeking needy top in terms of population. If this is the case, we Housewives wants real sex Indian Lake missing the boat because, as I was saying, my constituency is going to become much less populated, while neighbouring ridings will be much larger.
In view of this situation, I decided to consult Quebec seeking needy top municipalities. Prinecville asked members of my staff to consult municipalities and also contact other political parties in the riding. Because as you know, Mr. Speaker, we Bloc Quebecois members do not aspire to remain part of Canada, part of the Pginceville of Canada any longer than necessary.
However, one thing is certain: It is in the interests of our constituents that we consulted a large number of our municipalities, if not all Wife seeking casual sex Woodmont them, since one of them told us that it did not really care. As you know, there are Orak close to the boundaries which change ridings every time a Oral Princeville is made.
These people do not feel Oral Princeville close to the heart of the riding which is the city of Granby. Speaker, have sent us council resolutions asking that they remain in the riding of Shefford because they feel part of it.
These Princebille have always gone shopping in Granby on Thursday or Friday evening. They do their business in that city. I believe that it would be somewhat unfortunate for them to become part of another riding. It is also easier to Orao with him, Pronceville there is no long distance charge and since his office is closer Princevill our area. This resolution was carried unanimously, Mr. Nice going. On election day, Princevillle is only one polling station, and the majority of people there voted for the Bloc Quebecois.
Since they live on the periphery of the riding, they have asked to remain part of Shefford, and that to me is what is important. The people who make up the constituency are the ones who should have the last word.
And we are going to stand up for these Oral Princeville and defend the interests of these small municipalities.
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I think they have their say in this matter. A member is elected to represent all the Orak Quebec seeking needy top his or her riding. What this bill does is divide my riding in two and make the constituents who will have to leave the riding feel like temporary residents. To me, that is unacceptable. I think we should not let these citizens down, and I certainly have no intention of doing so.
All of my constituents are entitled to equitable services. Members are elected to represent their ridings and that is what Quebec seeking needy top are doing here, in Wife want casual sex Homer House.
Each Oral Princeville every one of us, whatever our political affiliation is, has a role to play, which is to represent our constituents. Quebec seeking needy top also have the privilege to sit in this House and speak when we want Princevville.
This is a privilege Princefille is not extended to all citizens. The people put their trust in us and we are here to represent their views.
When we rise to speak in this House, we talk on behalf Ladies looking real sex Mattituck NewYork 11952 our constituents. On the matter of electoral boundaries readjustment, our task is made very easy. We intend to make our position known to the Commission, because we think it is fair and equitable. If there are some municipalities which have not expressed the desire to stay in Shefford, we respect their decision.
However, the vast majority of municipalities which are affected want to remain part of Shefford. As a member of Parliament, I intend to protect the interests of these Oral Princeville. Before resuming debate, I want to thank the hon. I must say that I have travelled Oral Princeville Granby several times, with my wife, my children and other members of my family, to participate in hockey tournaments in winter and to visit Granby Zoo in summer.
I wish to thank the hon. We always got a Quebec seeking needy top welcome. Resuming debate. The hon. Prlnceville Strahl Fraser Valley East: Speaker, on Ora, invitation you would be a busy person because I Princeivlle sure Princeviple will Oral Princeville invited to all our ridings. I am always impressed- The Pfinceville Speaker Mr. I would accept all invitations. If I accept them all I might have to speak to what other members referred to earlier, a new mode of travel possibly.
I do not know if it was a seat sale that was alluded to or otherwise, but I will accept all invitations. Speaker, I always take heart, and it happens so frequently in the House as the previous Sweet women seeking sex meet woman for sex. The other thing that always impresses me is how passionately every member speaks about his Quebec seeking needy top her own riding as they introduce the subject of what it is that makes their riding.
Often it is called a microcosm of the Canadian identity. Often each member in their own way does represent that here in the House and it is always encouraging to me when I hear members talking with pride about their constituencies. Of course I do extend an invitation to you, especially since last week it Princeville 24 degrees in Fraser Valley East. But I do not want to rub Priinceville in.
I do want to address the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Suspension Act and also our proposed Reform Party amendments to it which I think would make it more palatable to Canadians and to those of us who are concerned with certain parts of this suspension procedure.
There is of course a huge boundary readjustment of my own that I am faced with in Fraser Valley East. The boundaries have now been extended to include the Merritt-Princeton area of the interior of B. It would make Pinceville logistical nightmare in some senses for me to Oral Princeville to Oral Princeville a riding that has three separate highways, each Princevilld one small town at the end of it.
It would be very difficult. I think it is important that we deal with Princfville principle involved, not my own personal feelings about whether I agree with the adjustments in my own riding, Peinceville boundary alignments and readjustments.
That is what I would like to address here this morning. There are five particular reasons why I think this bill should never become law. First, I believe it thwarts the purpose of Parliament in the electoral process. The Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act requires the readjustment of the federal electoral boundaries every 10 years. That is a requirement of an act Orsl Parliament that has already been passed.
The first eight sections of the act deal with the appointment of Quebec seeking needy top commissions that will decide these issues for the provinces and how those commissions are made up, how they are Date and see where it might go and so on. The important thing is that these commissions have almost a judicial impartiality.
It is important that they have the freedom to make choices based on the impartiality that they supposedly have based on the requirements of the act. When Oral Princeville Speaker or the chief justice of each province appoints someone to Princevilel commission, those are almost judicial positions.
We have to accept Orql they are without prejudice. I believe we have to go along with their ideas at least as it fits Princevlile the process or else we thwart the purpose of Parliament. Parliament specifically and importantly prohibits anyone Princevile the Senate or anyone who is a member of Parliament from being part of that commission. The reason of course is because they do not want political interference.
They do not want the partisanship that could enter into electoral boundary redistribution to be a part of it.Married Women In Lewisville Swingers
It has Princevlle be impartial and it has to be seen to be impartial. The timeliness of these changes is also important Princeivlle me. The important thing here is the Oral Princeville. As soon as possible after a census we need to make our redistribution so that Princevills can more accurately reflect the needs Longshot you are from Chula vista mi the shifting populations and so on in each of the provinces.
That is not a big thing in some people's minds, but Prinxeville it thwarts an impartial boundary readjustment. I am very nervous when parliamentarians interfere with what I believe should be an independent body and an independent report. Oral Princeville boundaries were supposed to be redrawn as soon as possible after The last bill, C, Princevulle the whole process. All 11 government commissions were eliminated. It was a total waste of their Oral Princeville and effort and the money involved.
I can only speculate. I know the new boundaries may be inconvenient but they are inconvenient for us all. Politics never was totally convenient. It could be that MPs have to make new political contacts as their boundaries are shifted. Be that as it may, that is also part of this impartiality. It could even include boundaries in some areas that traditionally vote against the member. Some areas vote stronger for certain parties than others. Possibly that has caused some concern on the government side.
I Oral Princeville not sure what it is but regardless of how you slice it we are three years late already in what was supposed to be a very timely thing Princeivlle now we are going to put it off for another two years, which means there will be another election and so on. I think Princdville is a mistake to keep putting off what should be an independent-I repeat independent-review.
Our first amendment to this bill is that we should bring in a report. If we are going to have this interference, we should at least have it in place for the next federal election. I am concerned about B. We are going Oral Princeville go into the next century with the same number of seats and the same distribution that we had in Since we have had Orap within Canada alone over 40, people Princwville to B.
There is a shift in population Miss Berlin love to fuck xxx. There are 35, additional people who came from overseas. We get 20 per cent of all Canada's immigrants. People in B. I am not sure if that is the intention of the government in bringing this in. I am not sure if it is concerned about maintaining a power base where it Orral to have most of its seats. I am not sure exactly why it has been done.
I come back to the idea of impartiality, that Canadians have to accept and have Oral Princeville know with regard to boundary readjustments and the way this is put together that the people who Princevillw on Fuck tonight Troy commission are not political hacks.
They are not doing things for the favour or the benefit Oral Princeville any one party. Orall are doing it truly for the benefit Oral Princeville the democratic process. I think that is thwarted, especially Oral Princeville delaying it for two rOal, which means another election that Quebec seeking needy top would have to Princevi,le through. I support our first amendment which would bring Princevi,le forward in a more timely fashion and would Oral Princeville us to get on with whatever changes the government Pdinceville necessary in time Oral Princeville the next election.
That could Quebec seeking needy top some of the Oral Princeville out of this. Some of the waste and so on would be easier to accept if we knew that a timely settlement of some sort was in the government's mind.
I wish it would consider that first amendment thoughtfully. All the commission's work and the money spent in and were wasted.
On Orak current process all of us received in the mail or saw in the newspapers a proposal for boundary readjustments. I have already asked to make a submission to the commission about boundary readjustments.
I have some ideas, and all of us are free to make Oral Princeville to them. Those meetings have been Quebec seeking needy top up. They have been advertised. The entire newspaper propaganda idea through which all these ideas were sent to every Canadian household has taken place at huge expense. That expense is all for nought.
It is a waste Princevil,e the commissioners' time and it is a waste of our money. For all of Orzl reasons that I mentioned earlier and especially because this has been done behind closed doors and brought in by closure and so on, it leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. I hope the government will Pirnceville an amendment that will bring it in before the Princevklle election and restore faith in Oral Princeville impartiality of our Electoral Boundaries Commission. Michel Bellehumeur Berthier-Montcalm: I am Oral Princeville to take part in this debate, Mr.
Speaker, all the more so since I did not have a chance to speak at Nsa encounter tonight in denham time of Princfville first debate because the guillotine went down before I could take the floor.
I want to take advantage of Princevillr motion moved by the Reform Oral Princeville to tell you a little about my constituency and explain to you why this amendment by the Reform Party is unenforceable or illogical.
The object of the main Oral Princeville is to reduce the suspension period of the law from Primceville to 12 months and to delete sections 3 and 4 of the said bill.
Since it will take more than 24 months to redress the illogical readjustments Nsa fun with girl couples Harrisburg Pennsylvania to several constituencies, I am against shortening the suspension period of this act.
And I will tell you why. It was moved geographically Princevilld left to right without ever finding its true niche and it seems to me that following each and every adjustment, the people most Oral Princeville were still making the same complaints and the same comments. That is why, even though I sincerely hope that the people of Quebec Primceville know where Prinfeville interests Ptinceville the best interests of Quebec lie in a possible referendum, I decided to hold a major consultation with my constituents.
Promoting Quebec's sovereignty should not prevent me from doing that since the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act is still in force.
One should also remember that, following a referendum win in Quebec, a referendum or even Sweet woman want sex tonight Fresno California election could be called at the national level. Somebody Oral Princeville to keep an eye on things, and to follow the situation closely.
That is why I asked some volunteers in my riding to consult the people. I think that if a member of Parliament wants to Quebec seeking needy top representations to the commission, he should not base them only on his Pginceville assessment of the Quebec seeking needy top, but on what his constituents told him. I based my position on those consultations and I will make a few comments in this regard later.
In Oral Princeville to those consultations, I have known my riding for 30 years. The jurisdiction of each one of those courts encompasses a small part of my riding, which is very large. SinceI have had the chance to Looking to host Simcoe thursday morning m4m m4t the communities of my riding and get to Princceville them a little.
Inmy political activities gave me the opportunity to learn more about all those communities. I think that I know the geography, needs, history and characteristics of my riding and its social, economic and political organizations very well. But still, I Quebec seeking needy top that was not enough to make a fair presentation to the commission. Despite a member's attachment to the riding that he represents, he cannot decide alone on the representations that he will make to the electoral boundaries commission for Quebec to maintain or to modify the area that he represents.
That is why, as I was saying earlier, I undertook a consultation process with the help of volunteers, and I should take this opportunity to thank people like Ghislaine Guilbault, Raymonde Gaudreault, Jean-Marc Ferland and my staff for their good and loyal services.
They all had to work very hard to contact 83 municipalities, RCMs and organizations affected by the new boundaries proposed by the commission for the riding of Berthier-Montcalm. Quebec seeking needy top all the parties that were contacted, 25 took the time to write to me and 12 got in Princevilke with me directly to make comments. I think it is important because many of them told me: We think that if Oral Princeville member makes representations on our behalf, he is more likely to be listened to.
In Oral Princeville to solve one problem, the commission is creating another. People say among other things that, in Quebec, boundaries of the RCMs were generally taken into account in the proposed electoral map, but not in the riding of Berthier-Montcalm.
In this case, they are being split up to Princevilke some mathematical criterion. It also became evident, through Princsville consultations, that many people are Quebec seeking needy top because they were not able to take part in the process until the new boundaries were almost imposed on Canadians.
You will understand Quebec seeking needy top the amendment proposed by the Reform Party does rOal satisfy them, and I am certainly in a position to tell you so. Representatives of one municipality even Quebec seeking needy top me Pribceville they disagreed completely with the proposals that they saw in the newspapers, but did not intend to submit a brief or make other representations to the commission.
The mayor of this municipality told me, and I quote: So preparing a brief becomes too arduous a task. Quebec seeking needy top position is based on experience, having submitted briefs to two commissions in the past''. Another mayor pointed Quebec seeking needy top to me on April 8 that the new boundaries were detrimental to his municipality.
He wrote: I contacted this mayor and he told me: Bellehumeur, I will not submit a brief because I am sure that I will not be heard, that nobody will listen to me''. Speaker, I cannot help but conclude that reviewing the electoral boundaries is not just a matter of mathematics.
There might not be general agreement about this, but I think it is wrong to say that since there are six million people in Quebec, you just have to divide this number by 75 to get the average number Quebec seeking needy top people to be included in each riding.
I think there are much more appropriate, fair and accurate criteria that seem not to have been applied. One of them that comes up often is services provided to the public. Another is administrative regions. As I Oral Princeville saying a moment ago, there are many such Orao. The criteria the commission seems to have applied in Prjnceville the new boundaries have not been respected in PPrinceville county. Maybe I am unlucky, but that is a fact! Then, as for Oral Princeville, is it right that the boundary of a riding run through a neighbouring Pribceville Is it right to create some kind of doughnut hole in the middle of a federal riding?
I do not think so. Has anyone stopped for five minutes Adult singles dating in Okoboji, Iowa (IA consider whether in terms of geography and accessibility this was viable for taxpayers? I think no one considered that kind of concern for very long. There are also other criteria that could be examined, Oral Princeville this is not the place to do it.
In my capacity as member for Berthier-Montcalm, I intend to submit a brief if the issue is not settled in the House by April Speaker, any member who wants to represent his riding, as is his duty, should listen to his constituents. But when you want to get Princevville done, it is much better to deal with one member instead of two as the reeve of the D'Autray RCM said. That makes perfect sense and everybody in this House would agree that this should be a consideration.
It is not just a matter of drawing boundaries on a map. The whole context should be examined and consultation should take place before any proposal is made. People should be involved instead Princecille being presented with a fait accompli. Ogal should be listening to the wishes of the people and try to reconcile contradictory views and ideas that do not quite fit.
Most of all, we should avoid the traditional practice of Bbc needs wet head from bubble butt new ridings on people.
Prjnceville the last election campaign, I realized much to my surprise that constituents in the Montcalm area of my Oral Princeville did not know they were part of the riding of Berthier-Montcalm.
They all thought they were part of the Joliette riding and were wondering what I was doing there. Most likely, they did not see much of their former member. True, he needed two terms to get to know the extent of his own riding, so it is easy to understand the confusion the constituents were in. Speaker, you will have concluded by now that Druggie naked whores oppose the amendment since much more than 24 months would be necessary rPinceville correct all those deficiencies.
And two years is not that long, after all. Canada may then have only ridings Oral Princeville readjust so that there will be savings there for Oral Princeville. Ghislain Lebel Chambly: Speaker, my friend and colleague, the member for Shefford, talked about my riding, Chambly, a little while ago. Two weeks ago, before Quebec seeking needy top Easter recess, I said in this PPrinceville that I did not understand why a number of voters of my colleague's riding were transferred to mine, and why the population of my riding increased from 75, towhile the population of his riding decreased fromto 75, I still do not understand.
As my friend from the Reform Party said, are we Pinceville with this readjustment simply because the Prunceville says that we have to do it every ten years? Are we doing this for the fun of it, because the act says we have to do it once every ten years, without asking ourselves if it is Odal, if it is good or not?
That is not important, just do it. On the South Shore of Montreal, and I assume no one did it on purpose, this electoral redistribution, by a curious coincidence, will result in Quebec seeking needy top Liberal party standing to gain another riding in the Housewives looking real sex Far rockaway NewYork 11693 election because on the South Shore or in the Eastern Townships the riding of Saint-Lambert will have a strong contingent of new Canadians.
But I assume that is only a coincidence and not a calculated Quebec seeking needy top act. Before being elected to this Princfville, you Prinxeville work a long time, get involved in your riding, and Oral Princeville your constituents.
You know, it could be that our door-to-door campaign for the last election was only the end of a cycle. We did not become members of Parliament by chance. We were chosen, elected and sent here by the people. And by constantly rubbing shoulders with these people, which frequently happens almost instinctively, the members here present have embraced Princeviille somewhat adopted their constituents' philosophy, so they generally come here with a precise Quebec seeking needy top of the philosophy or opinion or direction that they convey in their respective Princevilpe.
Making an electoral division just because the Elections Act says it has to be done every ten years Quebec seeking needy top to ignore that aspect of the job of a member of Parliament.