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Canada Development Corporation  . This is not true and this is backed up by all the inquiries made into this matter. The hon. member ought to take another look at the premise of his question. His colleague does not like me talking about the premise of a question but if the premise is wrong, it is wrong. I will not be muzzled

April 14th, 2000House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Immigration  Mr. Speaker, I believe that the premises in the question of the hon. member must be rejected categorically. The underlying premises are false, since the minister has categorically denied having intervened in the case of Gaetano Amodeo either directly or indirectly. It is his

February 23rd, 2001House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Public Works And Government Services  Mr. Speaker, first, the hon. member's premise about Mr. Harder is totally wrong. Mr. Harder has been promoted to another senior deputy minister's position. Second, the next premise in the hon. member's question is wrong because no deal has been made. A provision for a possible

April 7th, 2000House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Public Works And Government Services  Mr. Speaker, the premise of the hon. member's question is completely wrong, as usual, comme d'habitude, because there is no deal. The hon. member's question is not relevant whatsoever. He should realize he has a wrong premise because, as the minister of public works has said

April 7th, 2000House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Human Resources Development  . Furthermore, the auditor general is carrying out his own audit and he will be reporting in the fall, including to the public accounts committee. We consider every dollar of taxpayers' money to be important. The premise of the hon. member's question is therefore quite wrong and she should

February 10th, 2000House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Government Grants  Mr. Speaker, there is an inaccurate and misleading premise to the question. The Prime Minister has no shares in the company in question. As the ethics commissioner told the parliamentary committee, “This is a done deal. It was over. There are no connections and no financial

June 11th, 1999House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Apec Inquiry  Mr. Speaker, I reject the unwarranted and unjustified premise of the leader's question because Mr. Toole in paragraph 21 of his affidavit said “At no time during our conversation did Mr. Scott suggest to me nor have I learned subsequently that he was a person who had a role

November 19th, 1998House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Apec Inquiry  Mr. Speaker, I question the premise of the hon. member's question. The answers of the ministers on this side of the House have been informative and factual, and certainly not only denials. Secondly, I question the premise that Canadians have lost confidence in the independent

October 23rd, 1998House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Solicitor General Of Canada  Mr. Speaker, I totally reject the premise of the hon. member's question. Obviously, if the premise is false, there is no reason to ask the minister to resign or for the minister to change jobs.

October 9th, 1998House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Right Honourable Herb Gray  Mr. Speaker, I must begin by saying that today is an exception to my usual practice. I have to tell you I accept the premise of each and every word spoken in the House today. I want to thank the House most sincerely for this unique honour bestowed upon me today in allowing me

March 13th, 2002House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Grants and Contributions  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member's premise is totally wrong and the innuendo is wrong. He has not been propping up his pals. In fact, and I repeat, it was his office that brought the allegations in question to the attention of the police authorities which led to the action reported

November 8th, 2001House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Terrorism  Mr. Speaker, first, I must verify the premise of the hon. member's question, and I must check what U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is alleged to have said. But, as I said, Canada is a member of the coalition in the fight against terrorism, a fight that remains confined

November 8th, 2001House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Religious Organizations  Mr. Speaker, instead of reading her already prepared question based on a false premise, she should have listened to my answer. I said that we were not seeking mortgages on church buildings. Instead we are seeking to work with churches to provide fair compensation to victims

November 1st, 2001House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

Religious Organizations  Mr. Speaker, the premise of the hon. member's question is totally wrong. We have not demanded mortgages on church buildings. The allegations on the part of Mr. Smith as reported in the National Post are totally without foundation.

November 1st, 2001House debate

Herb GrayLiberal

National Security  Mr. Speaker, I say that the premise of the hon. member's question is nonsense. In fact, his question is like a squashed tomato because we are having discussions with the United States on better ways of co-operating with respect to our common borders. The Minister of National

November 1st, 2001House debate

Herb GrayLiberal