Reginald Cyril SYMES

SYMES, Reginald Cyril, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 30, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Symes
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=30d9d056-9c06-4681-82c3-4c033ed9fe9a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
NDP
  Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
NDP
  Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
NDP
  Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 185)


December 7, 1979

Mr. Symes:

Just for clarification, Mr. Speaker, I wonder whether Your Honour could inform me how this House is to operate if the information given to members is misleading.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MR. SYMES-ALLEGED MISLEADING ANSWER GIVEN BY MINISTER
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December 7, 1979

Mr. Symes:

-will he now reverse his decision to export this gas to the United States?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF OIL SHORTAGES THIS WINTER
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December 7, 1979

Mr. Symes:

Mr. Speaker, I do not believe the phrase "we knew all along" squares with the answer just given by the Prime Minister, and 1 have given notice that I intend to raise this as a question of privilege.

By way of a supplementary question, may 1 ask the Prime Minister, since the National Energy Board, on the one hand, is telling the government that oil shortages are possible and, on the other hand, is still permitting the export of fuel oil to the United States and now has also approved massive exports of natural gas to the United States, how can the people of Canada have any faith in the National Energy Board and in this government about energy supplies? Why does the Prime Minister not admit that this government does not know whether it is coming or going on the issue of energy supplies?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF OIL SHORTAGES THIS WINTER
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December 7, 1979

Mr. Symes:

What is Your Honour's definition of a misleading answer? What I have been attempting to show is that the information I have been receiving is inaccurate and misleading, thus inhibiting me in carrying out my duties as a member of Parliament. I cannot function without accurate information and replies from the ministry.

December 7, 1979

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MR. SYMES-ALLEGED MISLEADING ANSWER GIVEN BY MINISTER
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December 7, 1979

Mr. Cyril Symes (Sault Ste. Marie):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the right hon. Prime Minister. Why did the Prime Minister allow the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources to mislead this House and the people of Canada about fuel oil supplies by describing the situation as "tight but manageable", when the Prime Minister admitted this morning at his press conference, and 1 quote, "We knew all along that shortages were possible"?

[Mr. MacEachen.)

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF OIL SHORTAGES THIS WINTER
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