John Maxwell ROXBURGH

ROXBURGH, John Maxwell, BSA

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Norfolk (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 14, 1901
Deceased Date
February 27, 1975
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roxburgh_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=41c4ea1f-9653-4587-a010-ab09b03ebfb1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, fruit grower

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Norfolk (Ontario)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Norfolk (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Norfolk (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 49)


March 22, 1968

Mr. Roxburgh:

I should like the minister to take another look at that policy because, of that group coming to Canada, a large number are staying here. In this way we have attained a number of university graduates in Canada, so I believe the minister should take another look at the policy to make sure we get as many into this country as possible.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT
Subtopic:   PERMANENT STATUS FOLLOWING RECOVERY FROM MENTAL DISORDER
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March 22, 1968

Mr. Jack Roxburgh (Norfolk):

I should like to say a few words on this bill. It is a pleasure for me to take part in this debate on a measure moved by the hon. member for Fort William (Mr. Badanai). I should like to concur in the statement on mental illness made by the hon. member for Sudbury (Mr. Germa). I just do not like this term "insane" and I believe some change should be made.

Before I sit down, Mr. Speaker, I should like to say that Canada has always prided itself on keeping families together. No matter what any person may think about immigration policy in the past, in the present or in the future, I hope this policy will be maintained. However, the area mentioned by the hon. member is one area in which we have been lax.

I should like to say a few words on a subject which is not related to mental retardates. In the last few years, under our immigration policy, a large number of university students have come to Canada to work, mostly in agriculture. Some 1,500 have come to the tobacco areas of Norfolk, Oxford, Elgin and Brant from different countries in the world. In view of the present labour situation, the Minister of Manpower and Immigration (Mr. Marchand), for whom I have the highest respect, has decided to cut down the number of university students coming to Canada.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT
Subtopic:   PERMANENT STATUS FOLLOWING RECOVERY FROM MENTAL DISORDER
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March 8, 1968

Mr. Jack Roxburgh (Norfolk):

I should like to address a question to the Prime Minister. In view of what appeared in Mr. Bain's column in the Globe and Mail this morning I sincerely hope my right hon. friend will see to it that Mr. Bain receives a centennial medal without delay.

Topic:   NIGERIA-CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END CIVIL WAR
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March 6, 1968

Mr. Jack Roxburgh (Norfolk):

Mr. Speaker, I should like the Minister of Manpower and Immigration to assure us that although privileges may be extended to bring in these people, this will not upset in any way the immigration policies now in force.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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March 5, 1968

Mr. Roxburgh:

Nothing happened.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF HUNTING RIGHTS UNDER MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION
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