Jennifer COSSITT

COSSITT, Jennifer

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Leeds--Grenville (Ontario)
Birth Date
June 22, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Cossitt
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=53093192-2134-48a1-8dde-b5b40be19255&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business executive, political assistant

Parliamentary Career

October 12, 1982 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Leeds--Grenville (Ontario)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Leeds--Grenville (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (October 15, 1986 - October 14, 1987)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 24)


September 23, 1988

Mrs. Jennifer Cossitt (Leeds-Grenville):

Mr. Speaker, as we all know, the Liberal Party of Canada is a Party of principles; and if you don't like them, it, of course, has others.

However, one principle we thought all Liberals respected was that of official bilingualism. The Liberal candidate in Leeds-Grenville has yet to make up his mind whether or not he does stand with his Party on this issue. When he was a provincial candidate for the Party one year ago, he clearly stood against his Leader, and he has stated that he has not changed.

That is not all, Mr. Speaker. The previous two-time federal Liberal candidate in Leeds-Grenville has recently declared that literally millions and millions of dollars have been dumped into Quebec to buy votes.

Is this how all Liberals now view co-operative federalism? Is this how they see the policy of building a stronger Canada for all Canadians, or is this perhaps just another example of

Liberals trying to conquer by dividing Canadians against one another? Is it one more indication of the continuing inability of the Leader of the Official Opposition (Mr. Turner) to state clearly once and for all what he and his Party do indeed stand for?

The people of Leeds-Grenville, and the people of Canada, have a right to know.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
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September 14, 1988

Mrs. Jennifer Cossitt (Leeds-Grenville):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour and duty to present a petition signed by residents of Brockville, Ontario, in the riding of Leeds- Grenville. The petition of some 107 signators is certified correct pursuant to Standing Order 106. However, there are some 321 signatures that were certified incorrect under Standing Order 106(2)(d) and Standing Order 106(2)(f).

The petitioners object to the fact that a company known as Brockville Cable of Brockville, Ontario, is imposing extra channels and additional costs without the consent of its subscribers. Wherefore, the undersigned, your petitioners, humbly pray and call upon Parliament to investigate whether this company was or was not given permission by the CRTC to do this.

Topic:   CANADA SHIPPING ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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August 25, 1988

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Cossitt):

The motion is negatived on division.

Motion (Ms. Nicholson) negatived.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   "$5,000-(D-$1,000)". COMMONS DEBATES
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August 25, 1988

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Cossitt):

The Chair apologizes to the Hon. Member for Vancouver East. She should have been recognized before the Minister of State for Finance.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   "$5,000-(D-$1,000)". COMMONS DEBATES
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August 25, 1988

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Cossitt):

The question is on Motion No. 14 standing in the name of the Hon. Member for Laval-des-Rapides. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   "$5,000-(D-$1,000)". COMMONS DEBATES
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