Otto John JELINEK

JELINEK, The Hon. Otto John, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Oakville--Milton (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 20, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Jelinek
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=514e5018-9663-4503-9bb9-0d09c7138f1b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
athlete, businessman, diplomat

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  High Park--Humber Valley (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  High Park--Humber Valley (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Halton (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (October 1, 1979 - December 14, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Halton (Ontario)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Halton (Ontario)
  • Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport) (September 17, 1984 - March 30, 1988)
  • Minister of State (Multiculturalism) (August 20, 1985 - June 29, 1986)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (March 31, 1988 - January 29, 1989)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Oakville--Milton (Ontario)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (March 31, 1988 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of Public Works (December 8, 1988 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of National Revenue (January 30, 1989 - June 24, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 378)


May 25, 1993

Hon. Otto Jelinek (Minister of National Revenue):

Madam Speaker, I do not quite understand how the hon. member can tie in a free trade agreement, whether it is with the United States or Mexico or anywhere else, with the importation and smuggling of illegal substances into Canada or anywhere else.

In fact the free trade agreement with the United States has allowed our customs officers trained to protect Canadian society from the importation of drugs and illegal firearms, to be on the look-out for missing children, which we endorse today as part of Missing Children's Week, and to be able to apprehend and make more drug seizures at the border and across Canada in co-operation with the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies than before.

NAFTA and the free trade agreement have nothing to do with the importation of drugs other than allowing our customs officers more freedom to be on the look-out for such illegal substances.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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May 25, 1993

Hon. Otto Jelinek (Minister of National Revenue):

Madam Speaker, we are in constant co-operation and communication, not only with United States customs, but also with United States law enforcement agencies.

I can only repeat what I said in my answer to the hon. member's first question. NAFTA and the free trade agreement have nothing to do with increased importation of illegal drugs, other than allowing our well-trained officers the opportunity to have more time, more resources, more technology and a greater effort in dealing with missing children, the importation of illegal drugs, illegal firearms and other illegal substances into Canada.

Since the free trade agreement has come into effect, we have improved and increased our seizures of illegal drugs coming into Canada. That trend will continue with the signing of the NAFTA agreement.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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May 14, 1993

Hon. Otto Jelinek (Minister of National Revenue):

Revenue Canada, Taxation does not segregate data from records by federal electoral riding with respect to insurability rulings, rendered under different sections of the Unemployment Insurance Act or for the disposition of appeals. Data can be provided for the total number of rulings and notices of determinations and appeals received and processed in the region of Atlantic Canada from November 1, 1991 to May 15, 1992.

A total of 1,701 questionnaires on insurable employment containing a yes answer to one of the questions were referred to Revenue Canada, Taxation. The deputy minister of National Revenue, Taxation received 683 notices of appeals and determinations during the period

The following chart represents the results of the decisions rendered on the 257 notices of appeals completed for the period in question and provides for the number of cases where an appeal to the Thx Court of Canada was filed.

Atlantic Region Notices of Appeals (November 1, 1991 to May 15, 1992)

Results

Confirmed Allowed in part Withdrawn Reversed Total

Tax Court of Canada

Number of cases

31

47

26

Topic:   POINT OF ORDER
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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May 11, 1993

Hon. Otto Jelinek (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member will know that no laws are being broken. The hon. member knows as well that the commitment of the Minister of Communication to the protection of the Canadian magazine industry is there. That is why a commission has been formed to study the over-all aspect instead of band-aid approaches to deal with the situation.

May 11, 1993

What the hon. member forgets to tell the House and Canadians in regard to advertising in Sports Illustrated and other foreign publications is that Canadian advertisers cannot write off the cost of advertising in foreign publications and that is to the protection and advantage of Canadian publications.

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Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADIAN MAGAZINE INDUSTRY
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April 29, 1993

Hon. Otto Jelinek (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance said no such thing to the International Monetary Fund.

It is true at the outset we projected prior to the introduction of the tax that we would be lenient in the first few months so that businesses could get accustomed to the change from the old unacceptable tax to the new modem and fairer tax.

I can assure this House and the hon. member now that we have our compliance programs in place, for example last year we had 100,000 audits and a very large majority of those audits showed that whatever mistakes did take place after the assessments was as a result of honest mistakes and not a growing underground economy.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GST CREDIT
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