John GILBERT

GILBERT, John, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Broadview (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 21, 1921
Deceased Date
August 7, 2006
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gilbert_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=125cc749-f923-4c88-9d4c-e2f17faa5a5f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
NDP
  Broadview (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
NDP
  Broadview (Ontario)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
NDP
  Broadview (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
NDP
  Broadview (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 332)


April 25, 1978

Mr. John Gilbert (Broadview):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the right hon. Prime Minister. In view of the recent news that at a meeting of the shareholders of Sun Life, 83 per cent voted in favour of the transfer of the head office from Montreal to Toronto, and in view of the commendable, symbolic gesture of the President of the Treasury Board to vote against the transfer, even though it was not persuasive, what steps does the Prime Minister intend to take to prevent the transfer of that head office?

Oral Questions

intercede with the Chinese government to have this senseless slaughter in Cambodia stopped?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
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April 25, 1978

Mr. Gilbert:

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that the Government of Canada holds at least ten policies with Sun Life, would the Prime Minister consider either cancelling or transferring those policies as a demonstrative step to show that we mean action, rather than words?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
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April 17, 1978

Mr. Gilbert:

Mr. Chairman, I would like to ask the minister a very simple question with regard to discounters. Who will be the discounters that the minister anticipates? Are they banks, trust companies, finance companies, co-ops, credit unions or caisses populaires? Surely they are the group who should be doing the discounting, not these operators who open shop a month or two before tax time.

I do not anticipate that the present operators will continue when they can only get 15 per cent. At the moment they are up to 50 per cent. It seems to me that the minister should tell

April 17, 1978

Tax Rebate Discounting Act

us who the discounters will be in the future and what publicity he intends so that people who do get tax refunds will be able to go to these people.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   TAX REBATE DISCOUNTING ACT
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April 11, 1978

Mr. Gilbert:

"Pussycats."

April 11, 1978

Postal Service

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE OPERATIONS ACT, 1978 MEASURE TO ENSURE CONTINUATION OF REGULAR POSTAL OPERATIONS
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March 17, 1978

Mr. Gilbert:

Mr. Speaker, I will direct the same question to the Prime Minister. In view of the fact that the last Liberal convention passed a resolution in favour of the legalization of marijuana, and that last August the Minister of Justice stated that he would declassify marijuana from the Criminal Code to the Food and Drugs Act, would the Prime Minister state the policy of the government on this very important matter?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
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