John (Jack) Henry HORNER

HORNER, The Hon. John (Jack) Henry, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Crowfoot (Alberta)
Birth Date
July 20, 1927
Deceased Date
November 18, 2004
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Horner_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=00163189-b2e2-4300-9100-81f7d68a7930&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, rancher

Parliamentary Career

March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Acadia (Alberta)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Acadia (Alberta)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Acadia (Alberta)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Acadia (Alberta)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (April 21, 1977 - September 15, 1977)
  • Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (September 16, 1977 - June 3, 1979)
April 20, 1977 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (April 21, 1977 - September 15, 1977)
  • Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (September 16, 1977 - June 3, 1979)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 7 of 1164)


March 8, 1979

Mr. Horner:

Hon. members opposite can laugh, but I have not noticed them taking any side on the further development of ski resorts at Lake Louise. A long time ago I advocated more facilities at our national parks for Canadians to ski. That is a little bit risky politically, 1 suppose, so we have not heard from the hon. member who is supposed to be representing that area on that question in this House.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TOURISM
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March 6, 1979

Mr. Horner:

Mr. Speaker, the whole matter is being examined very fully. Whether it was ten years ago, yesterday or today, it is the duty of all people working within the government to obey the law.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATISTICS CANADA
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March 6, 1979

Hon. Jack H. Horner (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, I can assure the House and the hon. member that corrective steps are being taken with regard to security within Statistics Canada. The problem really arose with the severe cuts made last fall and some of the cuts in man-years that Statistics Canada has had to endure. That caused a shuffle and may well cause some lay-offs in March. That has been part of the problem. It is suggested that the government's attempt to save money is the cause of the hon. member for Central Nova being made aware of certain documents in a certain room.

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Subtopic:   STATISTICS CANADA
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March 6, 1979

Mr. Horner:

Many accountants have passed an opinion on the C.D. Howe Institute and its assessment of Statistics Canada. Most of those I have read, including contributors to the Financial Post and the Southam chain, have said that Statistics Canada, in all the circumstances, is doing a good job.

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Subtopic:   STATISTICS CANADA
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March 6, 1979

Hon. Jack H. Horner (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

I have had numerous discussions with the chief

statistician. I do not accept the allegation which the C.D. Howe Institute made about Statistics Canada. Statistics Canada has a difficult problem in assessing promptly what is happening in Canada and to the Canadian economy. If they were to delay releasing their statistics they could, of course, probably be more accurate. In releasing them as quickly, as they do, with respect to each month, as soon as that month is ended, there is, of course, a greater tendency to error. But if one takes into consideration the monthly statements, the quarterly statements and the yearly figures, we see that from time to time they go back and make an adjustment in the figures for a given month with regard to exports, imports, or whatever they are keeping track of.

Large numbers of people, and certainly members of the opposition, always pay a great deal of attention to the monthly release of the CPI figures. This is what I was referring to when I said many people believed Statistics Canada figures as if they were the bible. I do not accept the inference of the C.D. Howe Institute that Statistics Canada is doing a sloppy or a misleading job.

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Subtopic:   STATISTICS CANADA
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