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 3 of 88)


February 26, 2004

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

Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government's action plan for democratic reform is hollow and devoid of integrity.

Since March 2003, all private members' bills have been voted on in Parliament. However, the right of MPs to vote on my Bill C-450, which uses the Constitution to protect the legal definition of marriage, has been revoked.

Why is the Liberal government so afraid of democracy that it is resorting to undemocratic tactics to prevent MPs from voting on this important issue?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Marriage
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February 10, 2004

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

Mr. Speaker, the federal government is imposing special tax-free zones in Canadian cities. The urban reserve scheme means that Indians pay no federal taxes and their businesses are exempt from property taxes and enforcement of municipal bylaws. Urban reserves undermine the principle of equality and divide our community along racial lines.

Why is this government imposing segregationist and racist policies that prevent Indians from being full and equal participants in society?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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February 3, 2004

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

Mr. Speaker, government figures show that anglophones were denied 71% of all federal jobs and 68% of the promotions designated bilingual.

As the government expands the bilingualism restrictions that have discriminated against anglophones in the public service and armed forces, the treasury board and defence ministers would fail to qualify for work in their own departments.

Double standard aside, will the government end the systemic discrimination against anglophones in civil service hiring and promotion?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Public Service of Canada
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October 6, 2003

Mr. Jim Pankiw

Mr. Speaker, it is unfortunate that we have to categorize citizens of our country into when they apparently immigrated here. Does that mean that second generation Canadians have more rights and privileges than first generations Canadians but less than third or fourth generation Canadians?

In any event, the hon. member has completely dodged my question so I will ask it again. I suggest to her that not only are the eyes of the nation on her but so is the permanent record of the House of Commons.

What does the hon. member say to non-Indian fishermen whose dreams and aspirations of earning a livelihood in the salmon fishery on the Fraser River are denied because the Liberal government has decided they are the wrong skin colour? What does she say to those people? They are listening and watching, so let us have a direct answer to that specific question.

Topic:   Adjournment Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fisheries
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October 6, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, my question today pertains to the fisheries situation in the Fraser River on the west coast.

I would like the hon. member opposite to understand one fundamental fact, and that is, it is not possible to discriminate in favour of somebody on the basis of their skin colour, race or ancestry without simultaneously and unfairly discriminating against somebody else because of their skin colour, race or ancestry.

My question is, what does the hon. member suggest is the message the House of Commons delivers to non-Indian fishermen who are denied the opportunity to earn a livelihood in the salmon fishery because they are the wrong skin colour? What does the hon. member say to that person?

What do we say to individuals whose dreams and aspirations are denied because they are the wrong skin colour and why embark on such a discriminatory, state-sanctioned, segregationist policy which most Canadians find offensive, demeaning and discriminatory?

Topic:   Adjournment Proceedings
Subtopic:   Fisheries
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