Elsie Eleanore WAYNE

WAYNE, Elsie Eleanore, LL.D, D.P.A., D.Litt.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Saint John (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
April 20, 1932
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsie_Wayne
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=554694de-7721-4bb6-a474-47d7047a21b1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businesswoman, community activist

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
PC
  Saint John (New Brunswick)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
PC
  Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Chair (June 18, 1997 - April 1, 1998)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
PC
  Saint John (New Brunswick)
February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Saint John (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 201)


April 20, 2004

Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, during question period, the Prime Minister referred to some of the hon. female members of this chamber as baying like hounds in heat. I do not bay like a hound. A baying hound is a bitch, and I am not a bitch.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Points of Order
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April 1, 2004

Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, in reply to my question last week, the Minister of Veterans Affairs indicated that there were “other groups in society who could benefit from the VIP”. In fact, he even said that his department was looking into other groups which might wish to have access to this program.

The VIP was designed to help aging veterans and their wives. Yet at the present time, widows of veterans who died prior to September 1990 have been excluded from the program.

Why would the minister extend VIP benefits to other groups before the grieving widows of fallen veterans? Does he not understand that these widows are struggling to remain in their homes as we speak? How could the government even consider expanding the program to other groups while at the same time denying the benefits to the widows who need them most? Just who exactly are those other groups?

This is one of the great injustices I have seen in my 10 years in Parliament. I demand that the minister fix it before it is too late.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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March 31, 2004

Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have five petitions to present today with regard to the definition of marriage as being the lasting union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others and that it cannot and should not be modified by a legislative act or a court of law.

The first petition is signed by 116 residents of Saskatchewan.

The second petition is signed by 326 residents of Calgary, Alberta, and it is also in favour of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

The third petition, which contains 313 signatures of residents of Saskatchewan, once again is asking that we do not change the definition of marriage.

The fourth petition is signed by 228 residents of Pictou, Nova Scotia, who state that marriage is the lasting union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others and cannot and should not be modified by a legislative act or a court of law.

The fifth petition has 314 signatures of residents of Ontario, who are also asking that marriage be the union between one man and one woman.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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March 24, 2004

Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, since taking office, the Prime Minister has promised to do more for Canada's military, but I guess actions speak louder than words.

When faced with the opportunity to help deserving veterans' widows with the VIP, the Prime Minister has turned a blind eye.

When will the Prime Minister follow-through on his promises and help these brave women and give them the VIP?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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March 24, 2004

Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this government lost more than $100 million in the sponsorship scandal, then $160 million from DND, and has put over a billion dollars in that boondoggle useless gun registry.

Yet, at the same time, it says that it cannot afford to give much needed help to Canadian war widows whose hero husbands died before 1990.

I want to know and the Prime Minister should be telling us, why does his government always have the money for waste, but never the money for war widows.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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