Jean-Robert GAUTHIER

GAUTHIER, The Hon. Jean-Robert, C.M., O.Ont., D.Ed.(Hon.), D.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Ottawa--Vanier (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 22, 1929
Deceased Date
December 10, 2009
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Robert_Gauthier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=26223e14-510e-4dcb-8a95-e4483fb87b9e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chiropractor

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Ottawa East (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Ottawa--Vanier (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Urban Affairs (October 10, 1975 - September 30, 1977)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Ottawa--Vanier (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Ottawa--Vanier (Ontario)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Ottawa--Vanier (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (September 17, 1984 - January 1, 1990)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (September 17, 1984 - January 1, 1990)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Ottawa--Vanier (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (September 17, 1984 - January 1, 1990)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (September 17, 1984 - January 1, 1990)
  • Liberal Party Deputy House Leader (February 2, 1989 - September 1, 1990)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (February 2, 1989 - September 1, 1990)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (February 7, 1990 - January 29, 1991)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (February 7, 1990 - January 29, 1991)
October 25, 1993 - November 23, 1994
LIB
  Ottawa--Vanier (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 1081)


June 15, 1994

Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier)

Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions, pursuant to Standing Order 36, which have been certified correct as to form and content.

The first petition deals with abortion and proposes that we amend the Criminal Code to extend the same protection enjoyed by born human beings to unborn human beings.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 15, 1994

Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier)

Mr. Speaker, my final petition is on euthanasia. It asks Parliament to make

no changes in the law that would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 13, 1994

Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier)

moved that the bill be read the third time and passed.

(Motion agreed to, bill read the third time and passed.)

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Auditor General Act
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June 13, 1994

Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier)

Madam Speaker, I am going to comment very briefly on this amendment requiring the Auditor General of Canada to report at least three times in addition to his annual report.

We considered such a provision when the bill was drafted, and we rejected it at that time because, in my opinion, the Auditor General should be left free to act. It should be his decision when to table a report. There should not be a minimum of three reports imposed on him.

What will happen if, for completely extra-parliamentary reasons, for factors entirely outside his activities as auditor, an election is called? It is easy to see that it would be impossible for him to table the three minimum reports plus an annual report in that year. I am puzzled that the Bloc Québécois is absolutely determined to impose three additional reports on the Auditor General, over and above his annual report.

The original idea behind Bill C-207 was to make possible greater transparency, greater freedom of action, and, what is more, greater accountability to the people of Canada with respect to the public accounts that are approved by this House.

I do not see why the Auditor General should be forced to prepare a minimum of three additional reports. I would have preferred that we stick to the original bill, which left him the freedom to decide when, how and why he would report, and did not impose a minimum of three extra reports.

I cannot support this amendment.

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Auditor General Act
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June 13, 1994

Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier)

moved that the bill be concurred in.

(Motion agreed to.)

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Auditor General Act
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