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:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct one question to my colleague. We always enjoy the Hon. Member's speeches and even his story about the camel, although I did not exactly understand how that fitted in. From the Hon. Member's remarks it would appear that he is against medicare as an institution. At least, that is the way I understood the Hon. Member to speak. How does that fit into the Party position that seems to have been adopted to accept the health Bill? Is there a division in the caucus?

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 wonder if the Minister wants just a yes or no to that question. I do appreciate his remarks. I sometimes have difficulty following the figures the Minister uses when he answers questions. He referred to 60 per cent, and I really cannot direct a yes or no answer to that because I am not aware of that as being the correct figure. I will take the Minister's word for it at the moment but I have my doubts.

February 1, 1984

Established Programs Financing

I thought the Minister indicated that he was in favour of taking over more control of university curricula. I do not think that is what he meant at all, because the university has traditionally been a place in which the staff and students would have the intellectual freedom to decide these things.

As to soil salinity, we appreciate the fact that the Department of Agriculture has found certain remedies for the problems developing in Saskatchewan now. What I was trying to say in my remarks about the necessity of having universities involved in this kind of a problem, particularly in a prairie province such as where I live, is that the information be given out at that level to the community, the student body and those who are going to be living there. I appreciate that in the early days of farming in Saskatchewan people did not understand- and maybe they do not understand that well yet-the effects farming would have on the soil, the basic natural resource we live by. Farming of the last 60, 70 or 80 years, depending on the part of the province, has had results that I do not think anyone foresaw-that there would be a breakdown in our soil structure. I was just indicating that it would be very important that this kind of research, study and teaching be continued because it will have a very long and powerful effect on our future.

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, my colleague has just indicated to us the closing of a university. I think it would be interesting for us to hear what he feels are going to be the main effects on society where he lives when a university is closed. I think it is a very serious step. The Hon. Member indicates the closing is due to lack of funding. From a broader perspective, what are the final effects of closing a university in a community?

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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