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 6 of 400)


March 11, 1993

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

That Clause 11 of Bill C-104 be amended (a) by striking out lines

35 and 36 on page 5 and substituting the following:

Canada Gazette confirming that this Act applies to

(b) by striking out lines 38 to 42 on page 5.

He said: Amendment 2 was requested by the province of Saskatchewan and does not have any substantive effect on the recognition of future claims by other entitlement bands.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN TREATY LAND ENTITLEMENT ACT
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March 11, 1993

Mr. Siddon:

I am told, Madam Chair, that the first amendment to clause 2, which the FSIN requested, which was to clearly tie this agreement to our treaty obligations, was the comfort it needed to accept the language of this agreement insofar as the handling and treatment of funds deposited to the special treaty land entitlement fund were concerned.

I indicated in an earlier response that the bill is purposely neutral on a question which has much larger implications. I stand corrected. It is not the Department of Finance but Revenue Canada which is engaged in a major national discussion which will lead to a decision about the tax treatment of trust accounts and their earnings. It was not felt necessary to pre-empt that or create a precedent for a decision in this agreement by the First Nations of Saskatchewan. They understand this is a difficult issue which will be resolved in due course.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN TREATY LAND ENTITLEMENT ACT
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March 11, 1993

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

That clause 2 of Bill C-104 be amended

(a) by striking out line 19 on page 2 and substituting the following:

"September 22, 1992, pursuant to which Canada's outstanding treaty land entitlement obligations are to be fulfilled in respect of those bands that are parties to that Agreement, certain provisions of"

(b) by striking out line 26 on page 2 and substituting the following:

"1992, pursuant to which Canada's outstanding treaty land entitlement obligations are fulfilled in respect of the Nekaneet band, certain provisions of which are set"

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN TREATY LAND ENTITLEMENT ACT
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March 11, 1993

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

That Clause 5 of Bill C-103 be amended by striking out line 38 on

page 3 and substituting the following:

wan) Fund pursuant to the framework agreement; and

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN TREATY LAND ENTITLEMENT ACT
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March 11, 1993

Mr. Siddon moved

that the bill be read the third time and passed.

He said: Madam Speaker, I will not proceed to read the title of the bill again to name and compliment each of the individual entitlement bands that have helped bring us to this historic day.

I just want to thank members of the House, particularly the critics of the opposition parties, for facilitating the swift passage of this very important piece of legislation.

It is a very complex matter designed for accountants and lawyers, but it has very significant meaning to the thousands of members of the 26 entitlement bands who will benefit from this legislation.

March 11, 1993

Government Orders

I compliment the treaty commissioner, Mr. Cliff Wright, the chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, the premier of the province of Saskatchewan, all those who worked for the various jurisdictions who are parties to this agreement and I thank you, Madam Speaker, for facilitating the passage of this legislation.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN TREATY LAND ENTITLEMENT ACT
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