Ramon John HNATYSHYN

HNATYSHYN, The Right Hon. Ramon John, P.C., C.C., C.M.M.., C.D., Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.D., D.U.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Saskatoon West (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
March 16, 1934
Deceased Date
December 18, 2002
Website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=361aacdc-d558-4338-bab0-b4912b70dac5&Language=E&Section=ALL
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=361aacdc-d558-4338-bab0-b4912b70dac5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, lecturer, military, reservist

Parliamentary Career

July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Saskatoon--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (February 1, 1976 - April 1, 1979)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Deputy House Leader (February 1, 1976 - April 1, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Saskatoon West (Saskatchewan)
  • Minister of State for Science and Technology (June 4, 1979 - October 7, 1979)
  • Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Saskatoon West (Saskatchewan)
  • Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (April 6, 1984 - July 9, 1984)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (April 6, 1984 - July 9, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Saskatoon West (Saskatchewan)
  • Minister of State (Government House Leader) (September 17, 1984 - August 19, 1985)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (November 5, 1984 - June 29, 1986)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (November 5, 1984 - June 29, 1986)
  • President of the Privy Council (February 27, 1985 - June 29, 1986)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (June 30, 1986 - December 7, 1988)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 1283)


September 21, 1988

Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada):

Mr. Speaker, I find this line of questioning quite offensive. The Leader of the Opposition at the beginning of this Parliament laid down what I thought were quite reasonable rules respecting the whole question of raising allegations on the floor of the House on the basis of some alleged investigation. Our system of justice requires that when allegations are made or investigations take place, they should be left to the RCMP who are a competent and dedicated police force in this country.

To have the Hon. Member stand up and suggest by innuendo that there is something wrong, I find that offensive and I think he should get up and apologize to the House and the Members in question.

Oral Questions HOUSING

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT MINISTER MAKE INQUIRIES
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September 1, 1988

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

It's the same.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DEPUTY MINISTER S POSITION
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August 29, 1988

Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada):

Mr. Speaker, we are not. I am sorry that the Hon. Member attempts to pretend that the matter has not been dealt with by Parliament. We made a commitment as a Government and a Party that Parliament would have an opportunity to vote on this in a free vote. We brought forward a motion which was debated and amended and upon which every Member had an opportunity to vote. I do not know whether the Hon. Member was here for that vote.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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August 29, 1988

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

If he was not he should read Hansard to see precisely what transpired. There was no conclusive result from that debate. The Government is considering the matter now in terms of the next steps that could be taken and is reviewing its options.

I do not think that that is abdicating our responsibility. We allowed Parliament to have a free vote on this issue and no consensus was reached as a result. We, as a Government, will resolve this matter at the earliest possible date.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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August 29, 1988

Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada):

Mr. Speaker, I am not quite sure whether the Hon. Member has a valid question and whether he speaks on behalf of his Party. I find it passing strange that the Hon. Member would be critical of anyone with respect to positions on abortion when his own Leader said that his own position is irrelevant. He refused, on a number of occasions, to indicate what his point of view was on that issue.

This is not a partisan issue. The fact is that the Borowski case is being heard on October 3. The Prime Minister has stated the obvious. There is the Morgantaler case and the imperatives with respect to it.

As far as the Charter of Rights considerations are concerned, the Prime Minister is simply saying that if there is an election this fall he does not think there would be an opportunity to have Parliament deal with it before the election. That is all he said.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   POSITION OF PRIME MINISTER-INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION
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