Scott Jon THORKELSON

THORKELSON, Scott Jon, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Edmonton--Strathcona (Alberta)
Birth Date
March 2, 1958
Deceased Date
May 19, 2007
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Thorkelson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=209356a3-cd58-43cc-bac9-afabaa1d2663&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
consultant, fundraiser, researcher

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Edmonton--Strathcona (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 37)


June 16, 1993

Mr. Thorkelson:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce a bill to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. The purpose of this bill is to give the courts the power to cancel or change a prohibition order related to vehicle licences that have been revoked for more than five years and to take this power away from the National Parole Board.

This will ensure that any cancellation or change will take place in a public setting in order to facilitate public discussion and debate.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 16, 1993

Mr. Scott Thorkelson (Edmonton-Strathcona) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-460, an act to amend the National Transportation Act, 1987.

Topic:   NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ACT, 1987 MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 16, 1993

Mr. Thorkelson:

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House to introduce a private members' bill. This bill is an act to amend the National Transportation Act, 1987. The purpose of this bill is to alter the definition of Canadian as it applies to air carriers in the National Transportation Act. This bill proposes to change the required percentage of voting interests owned and controlled by Canadians from 75 per cent to 51 per cent. The purpose of this amendment is to allow more foreign investment in Canadian air carriers in order to maintain competition within Canada.

Topic:   NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ACT, 1987 MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 16, 1993

Mr. Scott Thorkelson (Edmonton-Strathcona) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-461, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 8, 1993

Mr. Scott Thorkelson (Edmonton -Strathcona):

Madam Speaker, Canadians know that over all our corrections system works well. Most prisoners serve their time and successfully return to society. However Canadians are concerned about those few truly dangerous offenders who cannot or will not be rehabilitated.

Several weeks ago I encouraged the Solicitor General to consider possible means to keep these few dangerous offenders behind bars at all times, even after their sentence has expired. It does not make sense to release an individual from prison when everyone who knows that person expects him or her to commit another offence and hurt or kill another person.

Today I would like to congratulate the Solicitor General on his draft legislation which has safeguards and which proposes a means to protect Canadians from these dangerous few. Under this legislation, as a high risk offender nears the end of his or her sentence the Crown attorney may ask the courts to designate the person as a dangerous offender resulting in a continued and indefinite sentence.

This legislation is in draft form because the minister needs input from Canadians. I firmly support his initiative and encourage other Canadians to support it as well.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   DANGEROUS OFFENDERS
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