Gordon Edward TAYLOR

TAYLOR, Gordon Edward

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Bow River (Alberta)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Bow River (Alberta)
  • Deputy Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party (September 9, 1981 - January 1, 1982)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Bow River (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 481)


September 22, 1988

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, 1 have the honour to present the report of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-152, an Act to establish the Canadian Heritage Languages Institute. Today is a very appropriate time to report the Bill establishing the Canadian Heritage Languages Institute.

I want to thank the members of the committee for their cooperation.

[Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings.]

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN HERITAGE LANGUAGES INSTITUTE ACT
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September 21, 1988

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, our Prime Minister (Mr. Mulroney) and the Ministers of this Government want all Canadians to be treated fairly. The rent charged RCMP and public servants who are living in government-owned houses in Banff and Lake Louise is excessive and out of line with rents charged in all other national parks and in all towns in Alberta of similar size.

Section 128 of the Treasury Board manual states:

The base shelter shall be reduced by 25 per cent where there is imposed occupancy.

The occupancy of these houses is imposed. There is no other available accommodation. They either live in these houses or they don't work. And the bureaucrats by placing a rigid meaning on the word "imposed" have been chiselling these dedicated police and workers. If we want to appear to be fair these excessive rents should be reduced immediately by 25 per cent.

September 21, 1988

Oral Questions AGRICULTURE

Topic:   BANFF AND LAKE LOUISE-RENTS CHARGED RCMP AND PUBLIC SERVANTS
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September 20, 1988

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, I am chairman of that committee, and consequently I am the servant of the members of that committee. That committee did not go into clause by clause consideration, and I do not think the Hon. Member intended to say that. He left the impression that we had gone into clause by clause study.

The committee decided not to call witnesses, and it also decided that it would go into clause by clause at the next meeting to be called by the chair, and amendments should be presented by that time. Actually, amendments may be made to any clause during clause by clause study.

September 20, 1988

That was the decision of the committee, and I simply followed the decisions made by the majority of the members on the committee.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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September 15, 1988

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, the Canada-U.S. Trade Agreement, when passed, will give western Canada an opportunity to be a full partner in Confederation.

Excessive rail freight rates to central Canada, which reach their apex in Alberta, have prevented our growth. The vast market to the nearby south will enable us to compete in new manufacturing industries that will bring employment and investment opportunities, and the competition may well reduce the excessive freight rates, something we have never been able to achieve to date.

In addition, our farmers, who have the capacity to produce vast quantities of foods, will find brand new markets that may well stabilize this important segment of our economy. And very important, our poor and aged will get the foods we buy from the U.S. cheaper and then they, too, will be able to enjoy the early vegetables and fruits which today they cannot afford.

We will lose no sovereignty and the buoyancy will bring even better social programs.

Let us pass the trade agreement and make Canada a greater country.

September 15, 1988

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Topic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-EFFECT ON WESTERN CANADA
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September 1, 1988

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, Canada is a fantasy land to millions of people in almost every country in the world. Productive soils, abundant grasslands, beautiful hills and mountains treasuring minerals galore, pure cold waters, timberlands, animals and fish, everything desirable to ambitious humans to work and build, with a burning hope to own their own land are all in Canada. No wonder people of every race and colour and creed want to live in the Land of the Maple Leaf.

I like to think of Canada as a vast mosaic containing something typical of every peoples and the countries from which they came. 1 salute Canada, the land of the brave and the home of the free!

Topic:   A SALUTE
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