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 7 of 74)


February 1, 1984

Mr. Ogle:

Out of those two choices I think I would have to select the second. Again I go back to the point that many times I felt my friend, the Minister of Agriculture, was able to reel off figures and percentages without too many facts. I appreciate that and I accept that.

Topic:   GOVERNMENTS ORDERS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL FISCAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ESTABLISHED PROGRAMS FINANCING ACT, 1977 MEASURE TO AMEND
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February 1, 1984

Mr. Ogle:

I was just going to say that. The Minister indicates by that remark that we get rain in Saskatchewan every year. I still believe the major thing we count on in agriculture is that we get enough moisture. I am sure if he has been in the Prairies during a period of time when there is no rain-and I grew up there during a period of time in which there was no rain-there would be no crops. Neither his Department nor any other Department will produce crops or double production unless we have natural conditions, which he does not as yet have any control over, as far as I know.

Topic:   GOVERNMENTS ORDERS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL FISCAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ESTABLISHED PROGRAMS FINANCING ACT, 1977 MEASURE TO AMEND
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February 1, 1984

Mr. Ogle:

Mr. Speaker, I believe if young people are going to school and they can see they are making progress, such as at Kelsey Institute where people learn to be nurses, plumbers, or mechanics, or they are moving forward to the University of Saskatchewan, they are doing something which is positive, human activity. They have a greater respect for themselves and for everything around them and are treated accordingly. On the other hand, when a person is out of work and trying to find a job and cannot, the whole effect, as far as I know from people I have talked to, is a very negative one in a personal way.

If we are making a choice, what I would like to see first of all is full employment and a regulation or a kind of six and five rule, some kind of rule relating to unemployment, so that that would become the priority. But barring that, I believe if funds which are now being used for welfare and other similar things

Established Programs Financing were directed to the upgrading and training of people in universities and technical institutes, not only would the country benefit from that action, but the people involved would benefit also because they would be treated more like human beings, which is what life is all about.

Topic:   GOVERNMENTS ORDERS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL FISCAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ESTABLISHED PROGRAMS FINANCING ACT, 1977 MEASURE TO AMEND
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January 31, 1984

Mr. Bob Ogle (Saskatoon East):

Mr. Speaker, over the past number of years in Canada there has been a program sponsored by the Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Catholic, and United Churches, which is called Ten Days for World Development. During the period between February 3 and 13 of this year the program will be carried out once more. Last year

the focus was on Central America. Because of the great importance of that area to our lives in this country, the focus this year will again be on Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

It has been announced that Secretary of State Schultz of the United States is about to visit El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil, Grenada, and Barbados. The Kissinger Report, which was filed just a few weeks ago, has not given a clear understanding of that region. A delegation of women from all sectors of society in the United States has returned with a very different understanding of the region. It did not get public support, but nevertheless it is a very different understanding.

Once again I would call upon our own Government to come out with a persistent, public, and explicit condemnation of the military build-up in Honduras. At the same time I would like the Government to instruct its Minister of External Affairs (Mr. MacEachen) to visit that region so that Canada can be seen to be backing the Contadora group, specifically, and clearly, and openly going against-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CENTRAL AMERICA-CONDEMNATION OF MILITARY BUILD-UP IN HONDURAS
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January 24, 1984

Mr. Ogle:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Deputy Prime Minister one question, at least. He spoke about the problems of East-West. I was happy to hear his statements. The problem, I believe, between East-West many times is a misinterpretation of facts. I feel that in Central America right now there is the major problem of the traditional injustices of many kinds being called an East-West confrontation.

Has the Deputy Prime Minister talked to the American Secretary of State on his recent visit in Stockholm about that particular problem? Again, I would request the Deputy Prime Minister to seriously think of visiting that area himself so that we Canadians can have a uniquely Canadian policy on Central America. I would also like to say that I was happy that the money was released for Nicaragua and that aid has gone there.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   STANDING COMMITTEES
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