Joseph Mario Jacques OLIVIER

OLIVIER, The Hon. Joseph Mario Jacques, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Longueuil (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 14, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Olivier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1e8059eb-f311-4c36-9bda-9a35e6d005da&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
automobile dealer, businessman, labour relations officer

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Longueuil (Quebec)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Longueuil (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour (October 1, 1976 - September 30, 1978)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Longueuil (Quebec)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Longueuil (Quebec)
  • Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport) (January 10, 1984 - June 29, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 63)


June 13, 1984

Hon. Jacques Olivier (Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)):

Mr. Speaker, let me simply remind the Hon. Member opposite that this Government has already committed $170 million to medical research. He said we are doing nothing for medical research, but I have given him an example of what we are doing.

Second, we have already allocated this year $17 million from the revenue produced to arts and culture. Before claiming that there will be no money left for these activities, the Hon. Member should perhaps do his research properly!

Third, what I want to say once again is that the Members opposite are trying to destroy the credibility of the sports pool by saying there is pork barrelling and that the organization employs only friends of the party in power. I shall simply refer them to the press release published last week by the Chairman of the Canada Sports Pool Corporation wherein he describes at length how the 90 permanent staff members of the Canada Sports Pool Corporation were hired and interviewed and how the other 300 casual workers were hired following advertisements placed in newspapers. All this information was very clear and specific, and the problem is that the Members opposite do not want to understand and are refusing to tell the truth in order to gain political points even though they are systematically denying amateur sport the right to survive in Canada on a national level. Simply said, what they want is to give back to their provincial friends all the commitments and the net income of $500 million they can obtain through lotteries, while, for our part, we do not have any lotteries, just a sports pool!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT HIRING CONTRACTS BE TABLED
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June 13, 1984

Hon. Jacques Olivier (Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)):

Mr. Speaker, if the Hon. Member for Joliette wants to put on a show, I can do that too! However, my responsibilities would not permit-I have just informed the House that the Canadian Government has made available the sum of $10.5 million under the legislation creating the Canadian Sports Pool Corporation. I have just informed the Hon. Member for Joliette, through you, Mr. Speaker, that I have yet to receive a request for-So if you are smart enough to understand, which I doubt, this means that the full $10.5 million has not yet been spent. Is that what you want to know? Since they did not ask-But I can say furthermore-In any case, we are not going to be as lavish as you were, when you gave the provinces $500 million and kept only $35 million for the federal Government-We need money to meet our commitments to Calgary. The people of Calgary and of Canada-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT MINISTER DISCLOSE FUTURE INVESTMENT IN CORPORATION
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June 13, 1984

Hon. Jacques Olivier (Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)):

Mr. Speaker, I must say that when the Canadian Sports Pool Corporation was started a number of weeks ago, it was very successful in getting a share of the market. The trouble began, however, when the provinces decided to boycott the sports Pool and to actually stop the sale of tickets in locations that had the facilities to sell them. The Canadian Sports Pool Corporation has made a tremendous effort to establish itself on the market and to stay there. To do so, the Corporation has spent funds it was allowed to spend under the Act.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA SPORTS POOL CORPORATION-FINANCIAL POSITION OF CORPORATION
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June 13, 1984

Mr. Olivier:

-You will see for yourself that it is not a lottery, it is a sports pool and it is harder to do.

June 13, 1984

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY
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June 13, 1984

Hon. Jacques Olivier (Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)):

Mr. Speaker, considering that the Hon. Member is supposed to be quite familiar with amateur sport for having been an active and worthy participant in the past, I am surprised that he should be unaware that even the Canadian Olympic Association has censured the Opposition for its attempts to discredit sports pools, and that last week the COA issued a press release in favour of sports pools. So what happens to those people? Secondly, I must remind the House that this Government gave the most generous contribution and the strongest guarantee ever offered, so that Calgary would play host to the Olympic Games in 1988. It is also this Government which will pay the lion's share to send our athletes to Los Angeles. Our Government also played its part by creating programs to help amateur sports throughout Canada. I am surprised that a question should come from him, for in principle he ought not to repudiate his origins. On the contrary, he should try to make his colleagues understand that when he discredits the corporation, he also discredits amateur sports and, in so doing, he casts a slur upon our athletes. Our athletes deserve more respect, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT MINISTER TERMINATE POOL OPERATIONS
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