Godfrey Stanley (Stan) WILBEE

WILBEE, Godfrey Stanley (Stan), M.D.

Personal Data

Progressive Conservative
Delta (British Columbia)
Birth Date
May 12, 1932

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
  Delta (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 42)

June 16, 1993

Mr. Stan Wilbee (Delta):

Madam Speaker, I direct my question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

Two weeks ago, a home was levelled in Managua by an explosion of a stash of missiles. Investigators of the blast found a stash of documents and fake IDs. Apparently six pieces of the IDs had a picture of Christine Lamont,

some with her name and others with a fictitious Lisa Lynn Walker.

Could the minister tell us what she believes to be the significance and the reality of this information?

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June 14, 1993

Mr. Stan Wilbee (Delta):

Madam Speaker, as chairman of the B.C. caucus I am delighted to congratulate the soon to be 19th Prime Minister of Canada.

Not only is Kim Campbell the first woman to hold that position, but she is also the first person born in British Columbia to hold the highest elected office in the country. I am sure all British Columbians and all Canadians will wish her well in her new office. We know that all of Canada will benefit and prosper under her leadership.

At the same time I would like to congratulate all the other candidates for their outstanding contributions to the campaign and, more important, to Canada.

I would particularly like to express my appreciation to the hon. Jean Charest for his excellent campaign. I am looking forward to the major contributions that he will no doubt make in Canada's future. A great future for Canada is assured with quality people like those who participated in our leadership race these past few months.

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June 3, 1993

Mr. Stan Wilbee (Delta):

Madam Speaker, Canadians have endured a great deal of change over the last while but, as the latest economic reports show, we are beginning to reap our just rewards.

Both the OECD and the IMF have forecast that Canada will lead the G-7 in growth both in 1993 and 1994. As well, both organizations show that Canada's inflation rate of 1.8 per cent is one of the lowest among all of the industrialized nations.

Other signs of improvement include the GDP, which rose in the first quarter of 1993 by an amazing annual rate of 4 per cent, and job creation, as 69,000 new jobs were created in the same first quarter.

The job creation is almost solely the result of the free trade agreement, which in 1992 saw exports to the U.S. reach a record high level of $122.3 billion. That is $19.6 billion more than it was in 1988.

The facts are clear. New jobs are being created and the economy is on the rise. Canada is well on its way to new prosperity-

Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
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May 26, 1993

Mr. Stan Wilbee (Delta):

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that May is Cystic Fibrosis

Month. Cystic Fibrosis, CF, is an inherited disorder that primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems of children. At present there is no cure for the disease.

Each day includes rigorous therapy and treatment for those suffering from CF. The heartening news is that the median age of survival for CF patients has increased from under 4 to over 30.

Since 1960 the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been working to better the lives of those who suffer from this disease. Volunteers and financial supporters work ceaselessly to raise funds for research. The Department of National Health and Welfare is pleased to provide funding to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through its grants to national voluntary health organizations.

I invite the members of this House and all Canadians to support the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I wish the foundation and its volunteers a very successful month.

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May 25, 1993

Mr. Stan Wilbee (Delta):

Madam Speaker, as chairman of the subcommittee on health issues I wish to raise a question of privilege regarding the apparent leak to the media of our latest report on the blood transfusion system in Canada.

Members of the committee have worked long and hard to produce a significant report, unfortunately the effect of which has been damaged by the release of material prior to presentation to the House. This establishes a serious problem for all future committees in producing reports that could be leaked for any number of reasons.

I would therefore ask that you consider the appropriate course that should be taken in light of action which I consider to be a gross contempt of the parliamentary rules and procedures.

Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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