Jesse Philip FLIS

FLIS, Jesse Philip, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 15, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Flis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=573c0758-57bf-4bcb-8ccf-b10290b5e0c9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
educator, school principal

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (March 1, 1982 - February 29, 1984)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Foreign Affairs) (December 6, 1993 - May 12, 1995)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (May 13, 1995 - February 22, 1996)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 280)


April 21, 1997

Mr. Jesse Flis (Parkdale-High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of International Cooperation.

Some of my constituents are concerned about the lack of food, medicine and affordable energy in Bulgaria. The country recently elected a coalition government to replace the previous unstable communist regime. Can the minister tell me what Canada is doing to help alleviate the humanitarian instability in Bulgaria?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Bulgaria
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April 21, 1997

Mr. Jesse Flis (Parkdale-High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have a third petition which I wish to present concerning co-op housing. The petitioners call on the government not to cave into the Ontario government but to preserve co-op housing as it exists today.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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April 21, 1997

Mr. Jesse Flis (Parkdale-High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, it is with great sadness that I table this petition.

The petitioners grieve that whereas Jacqueline Mariana MacLellan, born as a Canadian citizen, was kidnapped by her father on October 27, 1996 and taken to Bermuda; whereas the mother, Marguerite M. Kopaniak, holds a custody order awarded by the Supreme Court of Ontario which found that the father, Peter R. MacLellan, is in contempt of said court; and whereas Bermuda is not a signatory to the Hague convention, thus eliminating the generally adhered to rules to return abducted children to the country of original jurisdiction, the petitioners call on Parliament to take action to have the Bermuda authorities recognize and honour the Canadian jurisdiction over this child and cause for the child to be returned to Canada into the care and custody of the mother.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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April 21, 1997

Mr. Jesse Flis (Parkdale-High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition which I wish to present concerning NATO. The petitioners ask that central and east European countries be allowed to enter an enlarged NATO, excluding non priori.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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April 14, 1997

Mr. Jesse Flis (Parkdale-High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, today I draw attention to a recent international poll conducted by Angus Reid entitled "Canada and The World".

The poll was designed to identify the main attitudes of the international community toward Canada, and I am pleased to say the findings were not surprisingly positive.

Canada is internationally recognized as a tolerant and diverse nation. Its social assistance and health programs are world renown, as is our reputation for peacekeeping and human rights preservation.

Canada is regarded as a resource based economy with natural endowments sought after the world over. Furthermore, those polled indicated that Canada boasted a relatively clean environment that is home to vast scenic beauty across a diverse geographical landscape.

Among the concerns voiced by respondents, Canada needs to come to terms with its treatment of aboriginal peoples, a sentiment shared by last year's royal commission report on aboriginal peoples.

Furthermore, Canadians and others indicate their concern regarding the future of Canada's youth in terms of opportunity and employment.

I am pleased to say that the recent budget included positive steps-

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Canada And The World
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