Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was reform.

Last in Parliament April 1997, as Liberal MP for Saskatoon—Dundurn (Saskatchewan)

Lost his last election, in 2000, with 22% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Bombardier October 24th, 1996

Mr. Speaker, unfortunately the Reform Party did not look into this matter before it asked the question.

The whole matter of the moneys involved, the $87 million, deals with an investment approach. There is an investment by the federal government which requires full repayment and upon profits being made, a sharing of the profits in question. But then again, that is not a matter that the Reform Party is used to seeing generally in the repayment of moneys on matters like this.

The federal government is not involved in the business of giving grants. We simply give moneys in an investment and then require repayment. That is what has happened.

It is strange that Reform Party members continuously harp on matters such as this but never mention investments that are made in western Canada, in particular in British Columbia and Alberta. They never mention $9 million to Paprican, never. They never mention the benefits that the oil industry is receiving in Alberta that will create 40,000 permanent jobs. They concentrate only on Quebec.

Motions For Papers October 23rd, 1996

Madam Speaker, I ask that the other Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers be allowed to stand.

Motions For Papers October 23rd, 1996

Madam Speaker, would you be so kind as to call Motion for the Production of Papers No. 6, in the name of the hon. member for Malpeque.

Question No. P-6-

Questions On The Order Paper October 23rd, 1996

Madam Speaker, I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order Paper October 23rd, 1996

Madam Speaker, Question No. 73 will be answered today.

Question No. 73-

Board Of Internal Economy October 23rd, 1996

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe when you called Order Paper questions I stood and was not recognized.

Competition Act October 22nd, 1996

Madam Speaker, I suggest that with mere seconds until 6.30 p.m. you declare it 6.30 p.m. and we adjourn the House.

Bombardier October 22nd, 1996

Mr. Speaker, it is interesting that members of the Reform Party refer to this particular loan that was given to Bombardier for $87 million for a project that is well in excess of one third of a billion dollars, and Bombardier is investing the balance of that money.

However, they never mention the investments of the Canadian government in programs such as the TRIUMF program in British Columbia for $167 million, or the tax incentives for the oil industry in Alberta which will amount to 1 million construction jobs and 40,000 permanent jobs. They never refer to those.

We are trying in Canada to simply equalize the whole country in programs.

Fisheries October 22nd, 1996

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member refers to a program between 1988 and 1993. Perhaps he should talk to his friends who were defeated in the last election for an answer to that.

Fisheries October 22nd, 1996

Mr. Speaker, the technology partnerships program, under which money was loaned to Bombardier, is a program in which the Government of Canada is committed to increasing awareness in the high tech industries, and improving and expanding employment in this country. This is a program which we intend to pursue.

There have been other announcements, of which the hon. member should be well aware. Last week the minister announced a $9 million program loan to PetroCan in Vancouver. These are matters which improve employment and the high tech industry. It is good for those industries and for all Canadians.