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Notice Paper

No. 79

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

10:00 a.m.


Introduction of Government Bills

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

April 14, 2008 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Bill entitled “An Act to establish Canadian Autism Awareness Day”.

Notices of Motions (Routine Proceedings)

Questions

Q-2392 — April 14, 2008 — Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — With regard to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, for each year the Program has been in operation, broken down by province, what is: (a) the total number of workers admitted under the Program; (b) the average processing time for successful applications; (c) the total number of workers admitted under the Program for jobs in the oil and gas sector; and (d) the average processing time for workers admitted under the Program for jobs in the oil and gas sector?
Q-2402 — April 14, 2008 — Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — With regard to the recent decision to discontinue the Millennium Scholarship Foundation when it expires: (a) what is the reasoning behind this decision; (b) who was consulted internally within the Deparment of Human Resources and Social Development, within other federal departments and agencies, in addition to any stakeholders, regarding this decision; (c) how does the government intend to reconcile the issue of compatibility between the Quebec student assistance program, that is based on need, and the new federal grant program, that is based on income; (d) how will this impact on the government of Quebec's practice of opting out with full compensation; (e) was this issue of compatibility contemplated prior to the announcement of the 2008 federal budget and, if so, how; and (f) on what exact date did the government decide not to renew the Millennium Scholarship Foundation?
Q-2412 — April 14, 2008 — Ms. Bell (Vancouver Island North) — With regard to oil spills off the West Coast of Canada: (a) what systems, plans or procedures are in place in case of an oil spill off of Vancouver Island, Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte area, or the North Coast of British Columbia; (b) who would be the first to respond to an oil spill off the coast of British Columbia and who would be in charge of clean up; (c) what are the response times to contain an oil spill in (i) the North Coast of British Columbia, (ii) the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte area, (iii) the North Coast of Vancouver Island, (iv) the West Coast of Vancouver Island; (d) have there been any studies, reports, estimations on the risk or possibility of oil spills due to oil tanker traffic coming from Kitimat or Prince Rupert, British Columbia and, if so, what are their conclusions; (e) have there been any studies, reports or estimations on the possible cost of an oil spill off the coast of British Columbia and, if so, what are their conclusions; and (f) in terms of the gas spill in Robson’s Bight on Vancouver Island (i) has there been any evaluation of the potential damage this spill has caused, (ii) has there been any evaluation of the response and clean up, (iii) are there any further plans for clean-up operations such as removing the truck from the area, (iv) are their plans to ensure that similar accidents do not reoccur in ecologically sensitive areas?
Q-2421-2 — April 14, 2008 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — With regard to the anthrax vaccine administered to Canadian Forces personnel serving in the Gulf War: (a) has the government completed independent testing on the safety of the vaccine; (b) has the government completed a study on the health of Canadian Forces personnel who received the vaccine; and (c) has the government continued to monitor or has it undertaken any follow up studies on the health of Canadian Forces personnel who have received the vaccine?
Q-2431-2 — April 14, 2008 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — With regard to the debts, obligations and claims written off and forgiven by the Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario, what are: (a) the types of approval for write-offs or forgiveness under the Financial Administration Act; (b) the number of cases approved by the Minister in 2006-2007 for write-offs or forgiveness under the Financial Administration Act; (c) the amounts approved by the Minister in 2006-2007 for write-offs or forgiveness under the Financial Administration Act; (d) the types of approval for write-offs or forgiveness under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act; (e) the number of cases approved by the Minister in 2006-2007 for write-offs or forgiveness under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act; and (f) the amounts approved by the Minister in 2006-2007 for write-offs or forgiveness under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act?

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

Business of Supply

Government Business

Private Members' Notices of Motions

Private Members' Business

C-520 — March 3, 2008 — Mr. Cummins (Delta—Richmond East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-520, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Home Buyers' Plan).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East), Mr. Abbott (Kootenay—Columbia) and Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) — March 4, 2008
Mr. Harris (Cariboo—Prince George) and Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country) — March 5, 2008

1 Requires Oral Answer
2 Response requested within 45 days