Maurice VELLACOTT

VELLACOTT, Dr. Maurice, B.R.E., M.Div., D.Min.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Vellacott
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=371336d4-a92b-4661-94b4-14d8939d7e94&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, minister

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - March 26, 2000
REF
  Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 127 of 128)


December 8, 1997

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Wanuskewin, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for my hon. colleague with respect to the analogy he fleshed out for us. In Newfoundland and elsewhere parents do have the right to send their children to another school, as he so rightly said. I have found that low income people are not able to do that. They simply do not have the means to pay the taxes and send their children to a private school. What has been the member's experience with respect to that?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Amendment To The Constitution Of Canada (Newfoundland)
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December 5, 1997

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Wanuskewin, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, the supposed Minister of Health, a former lawyer, has become pretty good at dragging his government into the law courts and paying out lots of money to lawyers for the Airbus boondoggle, for the obstruction of Krever, in the future for stonewalling hepatitis C victims.

If the government exempts auto racing in the Tobacco Act, other groups will be sprinting to the courts. He knows that. What possible defence will this government offer at that time in court for exempting one event but not others?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Tobacco Act
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November 21, 1997

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Wanuskewin, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, today Canada's foremost expert on the tainted blood scandal, Justice Horace Krever, submits his final report on this, the worst public health tragedy in Canadian history.

The current health minister is the very same minister who blocked Krever in the courts, withheld vital documents from Krever and obstructed Krever at every turn.

Given the deplorable record of the Minister of Health in obstructing the Krever commission, how can Canadians have any faith that this minister will heed the recommendations in Krever's report?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Krever Inquiry
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November 21, 1997

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Wanuskewin, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, forgive me for my scepticism on this matter. Two days ago on the floor of the House this minister could not even keep a straight face when he postured about keeping commitments with respect to Canadian health.

Randy Conners and a number of others have died. These are precious people who have died while this minister obstructed Justice Krever.

Given this health minister's obstructionist record, how can Canadians have any faith that he will implement Krever's recommendations?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Krever Inquiry
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November 19, 1997

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Wanuskewin, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, the government's previous minister of health made two conflicting promises. First in the interest of Canadians' health he promised to ban sponsorship advertising of cigarettes. Then later under pressure from the tobacco lobby he promised to reverse that ban for auto racing events.

Which of these two promises does the current health minister believe to be more in keeping with the obligations of a minister of health?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Tobacco Sponsorship
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