Thomas Edward SIDDON

SIDDON, The Hon. Thomas Edward, P.C., B.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Richmond (British Columbia)
Birth Date
November 9, 1941
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Siddon
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1babc9d3-8d8a-489e-99f2-d360a5ab621b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, lecturer, professional engineer, professor of engineering

Parliamentary Career

October 16, 1978 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Burnaby--Richmond--Delta (British Columbia)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Richmond--South Delta (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (October 1, 1979 - December 14, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Richmond--South Delta (British Columbia)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Richmond--South Delta (British Columbia)
  • Minister of State for Science and Technology (September 17, 1984 - November 19, 1985)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (November 20, 1985 - February 22, 1990)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Richmond (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (November 20, 1985 - February 22, 1990)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (February 23, 1990 - June 24, 1993)
  • Minister of National Defence (June 25, 1993 - November 3, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 400)


June 3, 1993

Hon. Thomas Siddon (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Madam Speaker, in terms of the preamble to the question about off-loading, the federal government pays 50 cents of every dollar contributed to health and social services for all residents in Saskatchewan, notwithstanding the fact that it is a 100 per cent provincial responsibility.

In terms of the federal budget for aboriginal programs, it now exceeds $5 billion. There was a $350 million increase in the last budget. There is a $347 million allocation to economic development, and the International Labour Organization-interestingly enough-recently found that Canada is one of the few nations in the world that has made significant progress on behalf of native peoples.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
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June 3, 1993

Hon. Thomas Siddon (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Madam Speaker, the government has been trying to persuade the province of Saskatchewan for over two years to accept the realignment of constitutional responsibility for native social services programming off reserve on the following basis.

All provinces have a responsibility under the Constitution for health and social services to all Canadians living within their precincts. This has been upheld by the courts. Of reserve the province of Saskatchewan has responsibility for social services for aboriginal and nonaboriginal persons without discrimination, and we intend

to use funding to enhance the programs on reserve to the equivalent level.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
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May 26, 1993

Hon. Thomas Siddon (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 32(2) I have the great honour to table in both official languages copies of the Nunavut land claims settlement agreement which was signed yesterday in Iqaluit, Northwest Territories by the right

hon. Prime Minister of Canada, the leadership of the Ibngavik Federation of Nunavut and the Government of the Northwest Territories. The appropriate legislation to bring this agreement into force will be introduced in the very near future.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NUNAVUT LAND CLAIMS SETTLEMENT
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May 5, 1993

Hon. Thomas Siddon (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Mr. Speaker, historically the federal government has made a very strong commitment to the development of infrastructure, support of business organizations and aboriginal groups in northern Canada, to the extent that the Canadian taxpayer transfers some

May 5, 1993

Oral Questions

$16,000 per capita to every resident living in the Northwest Territories. That is the highest transfer to any region in Canada.

We make that commitment because we want a strong sovereign north which is economically independent of handouts and welfare support from the central government. That will be the thrust of our priorities in establishing which programs to fund in the future.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
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May 5, 1993

Hon. Thomas Siddon (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Mr. Speaker, a number of discussions have occurred between myself and the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Finance and the territorial government leader about committing the federal government to assist in preparing the way for a possible road to the Coronation Gulf area in the central Arctic.

One of the first steps will be to proceed this summer with a major hydrographic survey. I believe an announcement on a federal commitment to that survey will be coming forward shortly.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
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