James William (Jim) GOUK

GOUK, James William (Jim)

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Southern Interior (British Columbia)
Birth Date
April 15, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gouk
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2776efff-9dde-480e-952c-f73e3ae47719&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
air traffic controller, businessman, realtor

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  Kootenay West--Revelstoke (British Columbia)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  West Kootenay--Okanagan (British Columbia)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  West Kootenay--Okanagan (British Columbia)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Kootenay--Boundary--Okanagan (British Columbia)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Kootenay--Boundary--Okanagan (British Columbia)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Southern Interior (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 147)


June 14, 2005

Mr. Jim Gouk

I apologize for that, Mr. Speaker. I was referring to the party as a whole and not any of the individuals. I was talking collectively.

We have a situation now where we have a Privacy Commissioner who helps make Parliament work, who helps the opposition and the people of Canada by giving us access to the kind of wrongdoings the government is involved in.

I can understand why the hon. member would not want to give us the opportunity to extend the job of one of the few appointees who is actually doing the job. It must have been a great shock to the Liberals when they appointed someone, given their usual track record of appointing hacks who just do whatever they are told, their typical lap dogs, and are now finding they have someone who actually does the job.

Why does the hon. member think that the opposition is not doing its job by opposing the very thing the government is doing by trying to replace someone who is doing their job? The government is ignoring the recommendations of the committee by turning around and saying that it does not want to do what the committee recommended.

If the hon. member can answer that and if his party was honourable, did the right thing and agreed to follow what the committee has recommended, we would be happy to get on to our opposition motion of the day.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 14, 2005

Mr. Jim Gouk (British Columbia Southern Interior, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the truly frightening part about the diatribe of the hon. member is that he actually believes some of what he said. That is really frightening. Basically, he has stood up and said that it is the opposition's job to oppose the things being done by the government. Heaven knows the government makes that very easy for us by doing so much wrong.

However, that is exactly what we are doing. He says that we should be on our opposition day motion. We would very much like to get to that. If the Liberals were honourable people, they would rise right now and support--

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 14, 2005

Mr. Jim Gouk (British Columbia Southern Interior, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I listened to the minister's little Liberal cradle to grave diatribe. I would like to ask him about this, particularly as it affects the people in my constituency. I have a riding that has 19 official communities, the largest of which has 8,000 people. Several have less than 1,000. These are official communities.

I would like to know a number of things. First, does he really believe that rich socialites should be able to drop their kids off for free while in essence being subsidized by taxpaying Canadians where one family member stays at home to raise their kids because they think that is of value?

Next, what is he going to do for shift workers who need help but who would get nothing unless there is an around the clock type of centre available?

Last, particularly as it relates to my riding, what kind of service or help are hard-pressed people going to get when they live in communities of less than 1,000? Does the government really think it is going to put in tens of thousands of day care centres around this country, including in these small communities in my riding?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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June 7, 2005

Mr. Jim Gouk (British Columbia Southern Interior, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition entitled “Health Freedom”. Canadian constituents, primarily from the south Okanagan, desire to have an updated Food and Drugs Act created by Parliament that is consistent with the inherent rights of Canadians to informed freedom of choice and access to non-medicinal drugs products of their choosing as protected by sections 1, 2, 7 and 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

They call upon Parliament to repeal outdated prohibitions against making truthful health claims for the prevention, treatment and cure of health challenges with non-drug approaches by enacting Bill C-420. They are right to be concerned. It has been a constant battle to keep access to these natural health products.

I hope Parliament, and particularly the government, will stop this attack on people's freedom of choice and agree to the speedy enactment of the private member's bill.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 7, 2005

Mr. Jim Gouk

I would rather you stay inside and sign some cheques.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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