Jim PANKIW

PANKIW, Jim, B.Sc., D.C.

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Saskatoon--Humboldt (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
August 7, 1966
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Pankiw
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=38a85dfb-6380-4740-9325-ec14b610590a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
acupuncturist, chiropractor

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - March 26, 2000
REF
  Saskatoon--Humboldt (Saskatchewan)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Saskatoon--Humboldt (Saskatchewan)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Saskatoon--Humboldt (Saskatchewan)
April 10, 2002 - May 23, 2004
IND
  Saskatoon--Humboldt (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 88)


April 23, 2004

Mr. Jim Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt, Ind.)

Mr. Speaker, I had a gem of a question, but it has disappeared. This is utterly irrational. Wait a minute, it is in my pocket.

Last year in the national capital region anglophones were under-represented by 20% in the federal government, held only one-fifth of all bilingual jobs, received less than a third of the promotions, and reports show bilingual testing is stacked against anglophones. When will the Liberals end the systemic discrimination against anglophones in government hiring and promotion?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Public Service
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April 1, 2004

Mr. Jim Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt, Ind.)

Mr. Speaker, it is April Fool's Day and the Liberals have played another cruel joke on public servants by imposing a stricter bilingualism hiring and promotion scheme, but the biggest April fool is the language commissioner. She is using her bilingualism storm troopers to harass small business owners and is demanding that federal workers speak less English.

The government should fire Ms. Adam and shut down her overzealous mob of language cops. Why are the Liberals refusing to end her bigoted anti-English crusade?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Official Languages
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March 23, 2004

Mr. Jim Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt, Ind.)

Mr. Speaker, statistics reveal that Indians make up a disproportionate number of prison inmates because they commit a disproportionate amount of crime. However, the Liberal government's racist, two tier sentencing scheme is giving disgraced Band Chief Daniel Morris a get out of jail card.

Morris was convicted of kidnapping, beating and raping his estranged wife at gunpoint. He got probation because the Criminal Code orders judges to give lenient sentences to Indian offenders.

When will the Liberals scrap their racist, two tier sentencing scheme so that criminals are sentenced based on the severity of the crime, not their race?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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March 23, 2004

Mr. Jim Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt, Ind.)

Mr. Speaker, if you would check the video transcripts of the last several times I have risen in the House to ask a question, each time the member for Winnipeg Centre, when I have asked my questions, rises and walks in front of me in an attempt to disrupt my question. I believe that is a violation of my privilege in the House.

The question I asked today was a very serious matter about a victim of crime who was victimized, in the first instance by her ex-husband who kidnapped, raped and beat her and in the second instance by a justice system that let him off on probation. Now in the third instance, the NDP got up and applauded the lenient sentence because the guy is an Indian offender.

The NDP members may find it is acceptable that criminals are sentenced based on their race as opposed to the severity of the crime they commit, but I do not and I think I should be given due respect, and there is the member for Burnaby—Douglas. Why these childish antics? Do I not have the right to stand in the House and ask a serious, legitimate question without listening to this childish, juvenile heckling?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Privilege
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March 9, 2004

Mr. Jim Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt, Ind.)

Mr. Speaker, government statistics reveal that Indians make up a disproportionate number of prison inmates because they commit a disproportionate amount of crime. In Saskatoon their crime rate is more than 10 times that of non-Indians.

To make matters worse, the Criminal Code orders judges to give lenient sentences to Indian criminals. Just like Chrétien's regime, the government is also refusing to scrap the racist two-tier sentencing scheme that gives Indian criminals a get out of jail card. Why?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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