Ross BELSHER

BELSHER, Ross

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)
Birth Date
January 19, 1933
Deceased Date
December 12, 2003
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Belsher
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=01ad5a4b-482a-444f-bc6d-ce36734449f6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
store manager

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (April 5, 1989 - May 7, 1991)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (May 8, 1991 - June 24, 1993)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (September 1, 1993 - October 26, 1993)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (September 1, 1993 - October 26, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 104 of 107)


September 25, 1985

Mr. Ross Belsher (Fraser Valley East):

Mr. Speaker, I think every Member of Parliament from a rural riding must from time to time wish that his or her constituents had the same opportunities to receive as varied and enriched a cultural life as residents in urban constituencies. It is a fact of life that urban areas with their greater population bases receive a larger portion of funds from government. I do not think anyone would argue that such a practice should change, but I think that everyone must recognize that cultural matters mean as much to rural constituents as they do to urban ones.

Recently the Minister of Communications (Mr. Masse) approved a cultural grant to one of the communities in Fraser Valley East. This grant, along with funds raised locally, when coupled with money from the province, made a Cultural Centre for Chilliwack a reality. The Chilliwack Community Arts Council which worked long and hard thanks the Minister and his Department for his co-operation and for his appreciation and support of cultural matters.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 22
Subtopic:   CULTURAL AFFAIRS
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September 12, 1985

Mr. Ross Belsher (Fraser Valley East):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Justice. As the Minister is aware, on June 20, 1985, Bill C-18, the Criminal Law Amendment Act, received Royal Assent. Could the Minister please inform this House how soon he will be proclaiming the section which deals with impaired driving?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
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June 28, 1985

Mr. Ross Belsher (Fraser Valley East):

Mr. Speaker, on January 25 I was prepared to present this petition on behalf of my constituents from Fraser Valley East. They were concerned about possible financial hardships for pensioners. They requested that the Government reconsider its proposal. In light of the Minister of Finance's statement of yesterday, those concerns have been addressed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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June 19, 1985

Mr. Belsher:

Where would you have announced it?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BORROWING AUTHORITY ACT, 1985-86 (No. 2) MEASURE TO ENACT
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May 23, 1985

Mr. Ross Belsher (Fraser Valley East):

Mr. Speaker, 1 have the honour to present to the House of Commons a petition from the residents of my constituency of Fraser Valley East, British Columbia. They petition the House in order to express their concern that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has utilized the television program, The Nature of Things: A Planet for the Taking, to put forward the evolutionist point of view whilst ignoring the opposing points of view of creationism. The petitioners call upon Parliament to remind the CBC that it is mandated to provide balanced programs on controversial issues.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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