Alexandre CYR

CYR, Alexandre

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Gaspé (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 12, 1922
Deceased Date
August 17, 2006
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Cyr
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3224057b-3ca6-47fc-84bb-7bde43885234&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant, businessman, executive, public servant, secretary, secretary-treasurer

Parliamentary Career

April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Gaspé (Quebec)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Gaspé (Quebec)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Gaspé (Quebec)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Gaspé (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works (October 10, 1975 - September 30, 1977)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Gaspé (Quebec)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Gaspé (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 83)


June 2, 1983

Mr. Alexandre Cyr (Gaspe):

Madam Speaker, my question is directed to the Hon. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The Gaspe fishermen accepted the federal Government's offer for reopening the fishing season in March 1983, pending implementation of the Kirby report. Although most co-operative fishermen in the Gaspe want to get rid of the Pecheurs-Unis, they agreed with the De Bane plan so that the processing plants could be reopened. Considering the fact that as of June 1, 56 per cent of the ground fish quota has been caught in the Gulf, could the Hon. Minister inform the House whether he expects fishermen from the Magdalen Islands to be able to go back to sea within the next few days so that they can also have a share of the ground fish quota in the Gulf?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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May 20, 1983

Mr. Alexandre Cyr (Gaspe):

Mr. Speaker, I was very pleased with the news that the Bill proposing amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Act has been tabled. The proposed changes would confirm the authority of the Employment and Immigration Commission to establish regulatory provisions concerning fishermen's benefits. These provisions differ from those regulating ordinary benefits in order to allow for the specific needs of this particular group. If we authorize the Commission to establish special regulatory provisions for fishermen's benefits, it would also be possible for the Commission to implement the recommendations contained in the Kirby

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Task Force Report, especially the suggestion that benefits paid to fishermen who have accumulated fifteen weeks of employment or more should be based on the earnings of their ten best weeks of fishing.

I am therefore asking for the co-operation of Members of all parties in this Elouse so that we can adopt this Bill before June 4, which will be in the interests of all fishermen in Eastern Canada, and especially those in the Gaspe.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 21
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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May 10, 1983

Mr. Alexandre Cyr (Gaspe):

My question is directed to the Hon. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

The fisheries industry in Quebec is in very bad shape, if we consider the fact that today, processing plants owned by the Pecheurs Unis du Quebec have not yet started their operations. I know the Hon. Minister has submitted a recovery program, that is, a financing program to the fishermen and plant employees, and also to the financial institutions, so that 2,500 fishermen and factory workers can go to work.

Can the Minister inform the House today whether he feels that the proposed plan will be accepted by all parties, so that factory workers and fishermen can be given the assurance that they will be able to go back to work within the next few weeks?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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May 2, 1983

Mr. Alexandre Cyr (Gaspe):

Madam Speaker, my question is directed to the Hon. Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. Several months ago, I wrote to the Minister to draw his attention to the fact that 1984 will be the 450th anniversary of the discovery of Canada by Jacques Cartier at Gaspe, and I asked him whether the Canada Post Corporation intended to issue a stamp commemorating this event. Could the Hon. Minister inform the House whether he is considering such action, and does he intend to give a favourable reply very shortly to the people of Gaspe and to all Canadians?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA POST CORPORATION
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March 7, 1983

Mr. Cyr:

Mr. Speaker, I would also like to ask a question from the Hon. Member who just resumed his seat. In his statement, he suggested the Hon. Minister was making pretty nice speeches but that the Government never took any action either on them or on representations made by various committees that have been meeting these last few years. Is the Hon. Member aware that in the Department of Employment and Immigration, there are programs that have been introduced in recent years? I will list a few that are known as-

-the Women's Employment Counselling Centre, the Outreach Programs, wage incentives to the private sector for nontraditional job training, institutional training incentives, and Affirmative Action Programs in the Public Service.

It is the responsibility of the Canadian Government to look after on-the-job training, or post-university training. In his speech, the Hon. Member has apparently suggested that the Canadian Government should call on community colleges and universities in order to dictate to the provinces what kind of courses they should give women so they could later on be accepted in the work force and find employment. He also referred in his speech to the new Constitution adopted last year, right here in Canada, as enacted by this House and Parliament. Is the Hon. Member not satisfied with the training programs we put forward? Is he suggesting we should amend the Canadian Constitution in order that we might then dictate to the provinces what courses should be given in universities and colleges?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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