Barry D. MOORE

MOORE, Barry D.

Personal Data

Progressive Conservative
Pontiac--Gatineau--Labelle (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 21, 1944

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
  Pontiac--Gatineau--Labelle (Quebec)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
  Pontiac--Gatineau--Labelle (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism) (April 5, 1989 - May 7, 1991)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (May 8, 1991 - June 24, 1993)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (September 1, 1993 - October 26, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 14)

June 2, 1992

Mr. Barry Moore (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Revenue)):

Mr. Speaker, Canada's refugee determination system is admired around the world as one of the world's fairest and most humane and I think the member knows that.

In the little more than three years since its creation, the new Immigration and Refugee Board has handled

55,000 cases to their conclusion. Most of the 280 immigration and refugee board members have backgrounds in immigration, refugee work or law. Before they hear their first case, all members undergo the most extensive training program given to members of any Canadian tribunal.

The minister is well aware of the allegations raised against certain members. He expressed his concerns about these allegations to Mr. Fairweather, the chairman of the Immigration and Refugee Board, in the strongest possible terms.

Mr. Fairweather responded: "The complaints were thoroughly investigated. Several members were removed from the hearing schedule and apologies were issued in another case".

In short, where concerns have been raised, appropriate action has been taken promptly by Mr. Fairweather. If the member has concerns about other particular cases he too should bring those concerns, as he did, to the attention of Mr. Fairweather.

As for the guides which assist members in writing their decisions, the Appeal Division of the Federal Court rejected claims that these guides in any way prejudiced Immigration and Refugee Board decisions. It is time for the hon. member to give this board and its many highly dedicated members the credit they very much deserve.

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May 21, 1992

Mr. Barry Moore (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, the government is very much aware of the fact that the slowing down has deeply affected some Canadians. However, the social safety net in Canada, which includes the federal unemployment insurance program as well as the various welfare programs cost-shared by the two levels of government, is especially aimed at helping Canadians through such hard times.

The federal government has clearly increased the amount of assistance provided through these programs, and that has helped make the situation easier to bear.

The total amount of federal UI program benefits going to unemployed Canadians has grown at an average rate of 8.8 per cent per year. Furthermore, the federal share of social assistance payments to the needy has gone up from $4 billion in 1984-85 to $6.6 billion in 1991-92.

Federal expenditures in these two programs will grow by 10 per cent, which means that in 1993 the funds available will grow by $2.3 billion over 1991-92 to help the needy and unemployed through these programs.

In putting a ceiling on payments under the Canada Assistance Plan, we are simply asking the three fiscally stronger provinces, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, to help contain the federal share of welfare costs to increases of 5 per cent per year.

The federal deficit control plan is already making its impact on the Canadian economy in the form of lower inflation rates and lower interest rates.

In conclusion, this government believes that the best income security for Canadians is a job. Our record speaks for itself. Since 1984 over 1.3 million jobs have been created. The number of persons living in low income as defined by Statistics Canada dropped from 4.4 million in 1984 to 3.8 million in 1990.

An effective healthy economy that provides jobs for Canadians will mean that fewer and fewer Canadians will depend upon welfare and UI.

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May 14, 1992

Mr. Barry Moore (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, with regard to the respect and the needs of the fishermen, the minister does have the wants and the needs of the fishermen at heart.

The French allocations in Canadian fisheries waters are governed by the proces-verbal of agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of France relating to fisheries for the years 1989 and 1991, which came into force on March 30, 1989.

The agreement provided for its extension beyond 1991. The arbitral award in the Canada-France maritime boundary dispute was not rendered before November 1, 1991 and Canada has honoured its obligations under the agreement.

The total French quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has not changed from 1990 to 1992. It remains at 4,000 tonnes. The current French quota in 4T-4VN is set at 1,600 tonnes, up by 240 tonnes from 1990, while in 4RS, 3PN is set at 2,400 tonnes down by 240 tonnes from 1990.

The increase in the 4T-4VN French quota was made in 1991, as a result of a major decline in the 4RS, 3PN cod stock. France receives only the quotas provided in this agreement and not any preferential treatment.

With regard to the Spanish and Portuguese fishermen, they fish outside of Canadian fisheries waters. Far from receiving preferential treatment, they do not receive allocations in Canadian fisheries waters and do not have any access to our ports.

Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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May 14, 1992

Mr. Barry Moore (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Revenue)):

Mr. Speaker, further to the hon. member's question posed on March 17 regarding the East Lake site near Preston, Nova Scotia, I would like to first say that we are all aware of the proud, long and rich history of the black community in that province, a history that stretches back some 200 years where their allegiance to the British Crown brought the black Loyalists to Nova Scotia's shores.

I am sure that we would all wish to see the contributions to this nation of black Nova Scotians commemorated in a meaningful and appropriate manner. It is for this reason that the Advisory Board on Historical Sites will be considering the subject at its next meeting this June in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

Concerning the landfill site, given the fact that the East Lake site is on provincial Crown land, I urge the member and other people to continue approaches to the provinces and to the municipal authorities on the landfill site.

In closing, I am pleased to advise members of the House that the National Historical Sites Directorate is currently preparing a major research study on black history in Canada for consideration by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

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May 14, 1992

Mr. Barry Moore (Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle):

Mr. Speaker, there was more good news today for our veterans. Veterans Affairs Minister Gerry Merrithew

and Ontario Health Minister Frances Lankin signed an agreement which will result in veterans moving from the venerable Rideau Veterans Home here in Ottawa into the state of the art Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre.

This agreement means veterans will have 50 additional beds and in better surroundings. Veterans will now have access to 250 beds at the new veterans health centre.

The federal government will be paying $36 million out of the total cost of $65 million and the new facility will be ready in late 1993.

This is further concrete proof of this government's determination to provide veterans with the best possible institutional care and conditions which they very much deserve.

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