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2013-05-31 [p.3243]
Q-1309 — Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) — With regard to the amalgamation of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) into the department of Foreign Affairs and International Affairs (DFAIT): (a) what is the timeline for the amalgamation; (b) which officials within CIDA, DFAIT and other government Ministries, including the Privy Council Office, will be in charge of the amalgamation; (c) what are the expected job losses among CIDA staff and in which divisions; (d) what changes will be made at the senior management level, including CIDA president; (e) will there be a deputy minister for development; (f) will employees be re-located; (g) will the respective unions be consulted; (h) will there be further cuts to funding for development programmes for the purposes of poverty reduction; (i) will CIDA’s countries of focus be changing; and (j) will the promised legislation ensure that Official Development Assistance will continue to be provided only if it (i) contributes to poverty reduction, (ii) takes into account the perspectives of the poor, (iii) is consistent with an international human rights perspective? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1309.
2012-12-10 [p.2569]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), moved, — That this House agrees with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, that is asking the government, with respect to the Investment Canada Act, to: (a) clarify the net benefit test; (b) include parameters concerning reciprocity; (c) improve the transparency of decisions; and (d) set specific criteria for state-owned companies to meet regarding net benefit requirements for foreign company takeover bids in order to protect the Canadian economy from potential foreign government interference.
Debate arose thereon.
2012-12-10 [p.2569]
Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding after the word “interference” the following:
“and calls on the government to hold full and public consultations on the proposed guidelines announced by the Prime Minister on December 7, 2012, and on previously promised changes to the Investment Canada Act”.
Debate arose thereon.
2012-12-10 [p.2577]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt).
The debate continued.
2012-12-10 [p.2578]
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 579 -- Vote no 579) - View vote details.
YEAS: 132, NAYS: 156
2012-12-10 [p.2579]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(17), the question was put on the main motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 580 -- Vote no 580) - View vote details.
YEAS: 288, NAYS: 0
2012-10-03 [p.2103]
Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government: (a) should not make a decision on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC without conducting thorough public consultations; (b) should immediately undertake transparent and accessible public hearings into the issue of foreign ownership in the Canadian energy sector with particular reference to the impact of state-owned enterprises; and (c) must respect its 2010 promise to clarify in legislation the concept of "net benefit" within the Investment Canada Act.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 470 -- Vote no 470) - View vote details.
YEAS: 125, NAYS: 145
2012-10-02 [p.2094]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government: (a) should not make a decision on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC without conducting thorough public consultations; (b) should immediately undertake transparent and accessible public hearings into the issue of foreign ownership in the Canadian energy sector with particular reference to the impact of state-owned enterprises; and (c) must respect its 2010 promise to clarify in legislation the concept of "net benefit" within the Investment Canada Act.
Debate arose thereon.
2012-10-02 [p.2094]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2012-10-02 [p.2094]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.
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