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 397 of 400)


December 21, 1978

Mr. Thomas Siddon (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport) in her capacity as the minister responsible for lotteries.

I have learned from reliable sources that some $17,000 was spent for a large supply of foil-wrapped chocolate coins specially made by Laura Secord to promote the ill-fated Loto Select scheme, and that those chocolates have now been absorbed by the staff, so to speak.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LOTTERIES
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December 21, 1978

Mr. Siddon:

Will the minister confirm that some $17,000 was spent to purchase a supply of foil-wrapped chocolate coins and that these surplus candies have now been given to Loto Canada staff?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LOTTERIES
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December 21, 1978

Mr. Thomas Siddon (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing importance.

In view of the uncertain future faced by several hundred government employees at the federal fisheries and forestry research laboratories across Canada arising from prolonged indecision on the part of the Liberal cabinet, and recognizing the numerous multimillion dollar boondoggles which have resulted from past cases of on-again, off-again decisions by this government, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):

That the Minister of the Environment, in an overwhelming sense of Christmas compassion, make a definitive statement concerning the future of these important laboratories, thus letting the employees at these institutions make career choices of importance to themselves and their families, so that they, too, might enjoy a happy new year.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON FUTURE OF FISHERIES AND FORESTRY RESEARCH LABORATORIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 1, 1978

Mr. Thomas Siddon (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

In view of the fact that Treasury Board is currently deliberating next year's budget for the Canadian search and rescue service, and recognizing that 60 per cent of search and rescue incidents during 1977 occurred on Canada's Pacific coast, whereas only 30 per cent of the search and rescue vessels operate on the west coast, and because the 1978-79 search and rescue plan does not significantly alter this disproportionate situation, thereby putting the lives of west coast seafarers at risk, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Esquimalt-Saanich (Mr. Munro):

That the government move immediately to distribute the resources of the search and rescue program in a more equitable fashion, bearing in mind the disproportionately larger number of rescue calls on the west coast.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SEARCH AND RESCUE
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December 1, 1978

Mr. Thomas Siddon (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta):

Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Secretary of State for External Affairs I will direct my question to the Prime Minister.

As the matter of the ailing Soviet dissident, Danylo Shumuk, has been raised in this House many times in recent months, and recognizing that an official plea was made to Soviet authorities some four weeks ago today at the unanimous request of this House, will the Prime Minister inform this House whether a reply has been received from the Soviet government and what further action he will take to pursue the prompt release of Danylo Shumuk?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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