John Howard LUNDRIGAN

LUNDRIGAN, John Howard, B.A. (Ed.), B.A., M.Ed.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Gander--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
January 10, 1939
Deceased Date
March 5, 2009
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lundrigan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3ac86cec-5a1b-424f-8098-fe0934aecbb5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, teacher

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Gander--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Gander--Twillingate (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 371)


March 8, 1974

Mr. John Lundrigan (Gander-Twillingate):

Mr. Speaker, my question is also for the President of the Treasury Board. Bearing in mind that in certain regions of Canada public servants are being paid approximately 20 per cent less than in other regions, in the interests of national unity I wonder if the minister would indicate whether the government or his department plans to modify or eliminate the regional pay concept?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ELIMINATION OF REGIONAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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March 8, 1974

Mr. John Lundrigan (Gander-Twillingate):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact the minister is not aware of the facts surrounding the regional pay rate problem, perhaps I could put this question to the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion. In view of the fact that the original reason for the regional pay rate concept was to keep wages in line with prevailing rates in industry and that in most cases prevailing rates now exceed regional pay rates in a number of areas which I could specify if time permitted, would the minister indicate whether his department has accepted the position that the regional pay rate concept is discriminatory, antiquated and should be eliminated, and is he pressing this position on the government?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ELIMINATION OF REGIONAL PAY
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March 7, 1974

Mr. Lundrigan:

To summarize my remarks, Mr. Speaker, the point I was trying to make is that the question period we had today-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
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March 7, 1974

Mr. Lundrigan:

Mr. Speaker, first of all, every time I rise on a question of privilege involving anything to do with fisheries I know it lacks the sex appeal of matters like energy, boxcars and grain. Perhaps this is one of the reasons I am rising on a question of privilege. It must be obvious to Your Honour and all members of the House that there is something really rotten in Denmark when reasonable members-even if hon. members might point a finger at me as once in a while being unreasonable-have to stand in their places and almost abuse the rules of the House in order to elicit information and represent our people in the marine parts of this nation.

Approximately a year ago a number of members rose in the House and presented to Your Honour two points of view. One was in respect of the question period generally speaking, that is, the length of the question period. There were many representations made concerning amendments. The second was the responsibility we felt we had as members to ensure that the frontbench members of the government were answerable each day to legitimate questions asked by members of the House of Commons in view of the fact that this is the only procedure available to us in an attempt to hold the government responsible to the Canadian people.

Today we have had a representation by the hon. member for South Shore in respect of fisheries that was totally

March 7, 1974

Oral Questions

ignored. It received no response. Earlier today I made a representation to the minister concerning the Hamilton Banks. There is not a member of the House of Commons who knows about the Hamilton Banks. It is a billion dollar resource but it does not have sex appeal. The minister knows that today the Soviet Union is out there in abundance raping this resource.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
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March 7, 1974

Mr. Lundrigan:

It seems contradictory if there is more surveillance that the minister cannot confirm that there has been an increase in fishing activity. May I ask whether he has taken the position that all nations of the world, including Canada, should refrain from fishing the marine resources on Hamilton Banks during the spawning season as this happens to be the main resource body for the northeast coast fishery and, more importantly, has he communicated that kind of governmental policy decision to the various countries, including the Soviet Union?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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