John G. WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, John G., F.C.G.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Edmonton--St. Albert (Alberta)
Birth Date
December 31, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Williams
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=233caca3-acc5-4554-9c4f-4abf75950440&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  St. Albert (Alberta)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  St. Albert (Alberta)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  St. Albert (Alberta)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  St. Albert (Alberta)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  St. Albert (Alberta)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Edmonton--St. Albert (Alberta)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Edmonton--St. Albert (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 270 of 270)


January 20, 1994

Mr. Williams

Madam Speaker, in response to the hon. member's question, I think we have to recognize that this country was born and developed out of initiative. We very much recognize our social obligations to Canadians who are old, those who are sick and those in unfortunate circumstances who are unable to look after themselves. Recognizing its responsibilities in these areas shows the maturity of any society. I would be the last to suggest that we shun that responsibility.

We also have a responsibility to those who are prepared to lead the country in its economic growth. We have to give recognition to them that prosperity comes from that direction. As I said, we do not want the government to destroy the opportunities and initiatives of people to develop the country and continue to provide the growth and the jobs we so badly need.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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January 20, 1994

Mr. John Williams (St. Albert)

Mr. Speaker, I would first like to take this opportunity, both as a friend and as a colleague, to congratulate you on your election as the Deputy Speaker. As you know, we go back many years. My wife and I had the privilege of working on your first campaign when we were both members of another party, but that is another story.

I would also like to congratulate the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka for his first speech in the House. I had the privilege of doing that this morning.

As I said this morning, the Liberal red book was rather long on rhetoric and rather short on specifics. While we have heard him speak about the needs of his particular riding, the needs of this country are even greater.

That is why I think that in the throne speech the question to the honourable member is this: What is he, as a member of the government, and his government going to do to ensure that not only his riding but this whole country comes to terms with job creation from coast to coast? We all know that the $6 billion infrastructures will not do the job.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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January 19, 1994

Mr. John Williams (St. Albert)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance.

The Auditor General tabled his report today. In it he has pointed out that unless some real changes are made the federal debt, that is, the federal debt alone and not the national debt, will reach 100 per cent of the gross domestic product by the year 2008.

The Auditor General has red flagged the situation as being of serious concern. He has stated in his report: "Hard choices lie ahead".

The speech from the throne has focused on spending programs with no recognition of the serious fiscal situation facing this country.

Is the Minister of Finance now able to assure Canadians that deficit reduction is this country's number one priority rather than introducing more spending programs as we heard about yesterday?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Auditor General's Report
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January 19, 1994

Mr. John Williams (St. Albert)

Mr. Speaker, we understand that this country certainly does need jobs.

However, having looked at and read through the report, it would appear that there are many areas where this government can take charge of its own finances and ensure that money that is currently being wasted and misspent is available for Canadians.

Will the Minister of Finance assure us that he will look at the Auditor General's report and implement the recommendations there to ensure that Canadian taxpayers' money is spent for the best benefit of this country?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Auditor General's Report
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