Robert Joseph OGLE

OGLE, Robert Joseph, O.C., S.O.M., B.A., D.Cn.L, LL.D., J.C.D.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Saskatoon East (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
December 24, 1928
Deceased Date
April 1, 1998
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ogle
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=45e90540-93ee-4744-a312-0b927d261bda&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
missionary, priest

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
NDP
  Saskatoon East (Saskatchewan)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
NDP
  Saskatoon East (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 74)


June 29, 1984

Mr. Bob Ogle (Saskatoon East):

Mr. Speaker, there are rumours that there could be a summer election. If that is true, this will be my last time in the House of Commons, and I would like to say a few words of farewell to you, Mr. Speaker, and to my colleagues. I had fully intended to run in the next election and had been nominated on January 28 in my constituency. However, on February 21 I received a message from the Vatican which indicated that under the new code of Canon Law it is no longer possible for me, as a Catholic priest, to continue in active political life. Because I had made a very firm commitment that I was a priest first, and that I would be a priest before, during, and after my political activities, I resigned my nomination on March 1.

I would like to say that it has been a very good, beneficial, and happy experience for me in this House. I appreciate and thank all Members of the House of Commons who have become my friends. I feel that I have been able to state positions clearly which are important concerning international peace and development. I trust that those particular things will be carried on by my colleagues and, in particular, I hope that the person whom I have nominated to represent my constituency, Rev. Colin Clay, who is an Anglican priest, will continue what I have started and will be able to have the same good experiences which I have had in this House.

To one and all, my sincere thanks. It has been a great experience.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 21
Subtopic:   FAREWELL MESSAGE FROM MEMBER FOR SASKATOON EAST
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June 20, 1984

Mr. Bob Ogle (Saskatoon East):

Mr. Speaker, today I would like to bring to the attention of the House the fact that Amnesty International has declared that Wilson Ferreira and his son, Juan Raul Ferreira, are detained in custody in the country of Uruguay. This man was the Leader of the opposition Party which is known as the Blancos. He was attempting to return to Uruguay to participate in the election which is scheduled for October. During the 11 years that he has been in exile he has protested against the human rights violations which have taken place in his own country. Members of this House in all three Parties who served on the Latin American sub-committee know about this situation from personal experience. Ferreira has attempted to bring this reality to the whole world.

At this time I call upon the Government of Canada to protest vehemently against what has happened to Mr. Ferreira, a fellow parliamentarian, if it has not done so already. I call upon the Minister of External Affairs to ensure that our embassy in Buenos Aires, which looks after Uruguay, approaches the Government of that country to see that these two people are released immediately from prison.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 21
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
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June 18, 1984

Mr. Bob Ogle (Saskatoon East):

Mr. Speaker, the reality of Canadian life is that there are 1.5 million unemployed people. What went on last weekend did not address that question. I would like to ask what the Government plans to do to address that question. In Saskatoon this week-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN SASKATCHEWAN
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June 18, 1984

Mr. Bob Ogle (Saskatoon East):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister. I am one of the millions of Canadians who took an interest in and watched the Liberal leadership convention this past weekend. Without doubt it was a time of emotion, elation, and foofaraw. If I could say a little bit, Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, today it is coming down from the mountain into the valley of darkness, to the reality of what is going on.

At the very same time that the convention was going on, the Community Information Centre in Toronto was receiving more calls than ever from people who have no jobs and no finances. At the same time 1,460,000 Canadians are without a job. I do not believe any of them were at the convention. What is the Deputy Prime Minister going to advise the new Liberal leader on how to solve that problem?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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June 18, 1984

Mr. Ogle:

Mr. Speaker, there was a 70 per cent increase in the number of unemployed in Saskatchewan from April, 1982,

to May, 1984. What is the Government of Canada going to do to address that question?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN SASKATCHEWAN
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