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 3 of 1283)


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:

-require strengthening. Nonsense says the Hon. Member.

The fact is that we will be monitoring the situation. I am sure the Department of National Revenue is taking into account the representations made by the Hon. Member. I am not in a position to report to the Hon. Member as to precisely what action has been taken. I will take the question as notice and pass it on to my colleague. I am sure he will get back to the Hon. Member.

August 29, 1988

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE-APPLICATION OF PROVISIONS
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August 29, 1988

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

It was your ego that walked through.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STORAGE REGULATIONS
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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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August 29, 1988

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

Mr. Speaker, with respect to that particular judgment, Mr. Justice Strayer has asked counsel to put forward suggestions to him with respect to the form of judgment. There is, in fact, no judgment as yet as a result of the decision of last June. By the end of this month there will be a formal judgment issued by the court, at which time we will have an opportunity of assessing that with respect to future courses of action.

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Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARENTAL BENEFITS-FEDERAL COURT HEARING
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