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 2 of 107)


June 7, 1993

Mr. Belsher:

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member opposite for being alert and bringing that to the attention of this House. Certainly we would be glad to give our agreement such that the English version should

Government Orders

read the same as the French because there is a misplacing of a clause in there. We would certainly agree to that.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA SHIPPING ACT
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June 7, 1993

Mr. Ross Belsher (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency):

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to speak this afternoon on Bill C-121. This is the third and final reading. When it leaves this House it will go on to the Senate.

In listening to the last exchange I might say that each party was briefed and each party's staff were briefed on the measures that were taking place at all stages as we went along. Having been a member of the legislative committee, there was a co-operative spirit from both sides of the committee room. In particular, the support and co-operation of the opposition members have been essential in getting this bill to the stage it is at today in this House.

The foregoing speaker said the minister did not speak on this important piece of legislation. I think if he looked at Hansard he would see that the minister did in fact speak very eloquently at second reading.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA SHIPPING ACT
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June 4, 1993

Mr. Ross Belsher (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present the report of the legislative committee on Bill C-121, an act to amend the Canada Shipping Act and to amend another act in consequence thereof, with amendments, in both official languages.

While I have the floor I would ask the consent of the House to waive the notice requirement for the report stage of Bill C-121 so that the bill can be called for on Monday, June 7.

Madam Speaker, I think if you were to ask the House there would be consent from all sides.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
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June 4, 1993

Mr. Ross Belsher (Fraser Valley East):

Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate the young people involved in 861 Silverfox Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

I had the pleasure last Saturday of attending the Silverfox Squadron's fifteenth annual inspection at the Matsqui-Abbotsford recreational centre. It was an enjoyable afternoon as the cadets of 861 squadron presented a number of demonstrations for the crowd in attendance. The marching band deserves special recognition for an excellent performance.

I also want to note specifically the squadron's commanding officer, Captain Ian Anderson, for his efforts. He has a large responsibility in guiding the training and recreational activities of the cadets under him. In the process these cadets are improving their own skills and positively contributing to our community.

Again, well done and congratulations to 861 Silverfox Squadron of Abbotsford and Matsqui.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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June 4, 1993

Mr. Ross Belsher (Fraser Valley East):

Madam Speaker, it is my duty and privilege to table in the House two petitions signed by 72 of my constituents in Fraser Valley East, and more specifically in the Chilliwack and Sardis

area.

They call on the government to take the necessary steps to provide a national referendum on the subject of the official languages of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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