Gérard DUQUET

DUQUET, Gérard

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Québec-Est (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 17, 1909
Deceased Date
January 26, 1986
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gérard_Duquet
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5763cb6f-2e75-4497-8be1-74a10756914a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business agent, businessman, manager

Parliamentary Career

November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Quebec East (Quebec)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Québec-Est (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (October 1, 1970 - September 1, 1972)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Québec-Est (Quebec)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Québec-Est (Quebec)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Québec-Est (Quebec)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Québec-Est (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 81)


December 17, 1975

Mr. Duquet:

I was talking to another hon. member. I would not dare talk to you.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT, 1971 MEASURE TO ADD NEW CLASS OF INSURABLE EMPLOYMENT
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May 1, 1974

Mr. Gerard Duquet (Quebec East), seconded by Mr. Yvon L'Heureux (Chambly) moved:

That the petition of Alliance Security and Investigation Limited, which petition was not filed within the time limit specified by Standing Order 90, be referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders, with the Third Report of the Clerk of Petitions tabled in the House on Tuesday, April 30, 1974, to enable the committee to make the recommendations it deems appropriate.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS
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July 25, 1973

Mr. Gerard Duquet (Quebec East):

Mr. Speaker, one will understand that being member for Quebec East and succeeding Mr. St-Laurent who had represented this constituency for 15 years, I wish to join my humble voice to that of the previous speakers and pay tribute to a great man who has just disappeared, the right hon. Louis St-Laurent.

I knew Louis St-Laurent quite well. For 15 years, I was not only closely involved in his political activities in the riding of Quebec East, but I had many opportunities of holding most interesting conversations with him. What always impressed me about this former Prime Minister of Canada is the dignity and composure of his conversations that made him so interesting as well as engaging.

In 1965, when it was a matter for me of being a candidate in the riding of Quebec East, I recall that the first person whom I visited and asked for advice was the right hon. Louis St-Laurent. And I still remember his words: Duquet, you have been in politics long enough and acquired a lot of experience; if you really want to be a candidate and become a federal member of Parliament in Ottawa, the only advice I can give you is to do it with the

July 25, 1973

same dignity as I myself tried to fulfill my mandate, always in a spirit of truth and in the specific purpose of trying to serve your fellow citizens.

Mr. Speaker, with such advice coming from such a man, it has been easy for me, for eight years, to fulfill my mandate and succeed the Right Hon. Louis St. Laurent in the riding of Quebec East. The people of this constituency have maintained a sort of veneration for this great man and I am convinced that in the riding of Quebec East people are now crying because of the announcement of the death of Mr. St. Laurent, even though, due to his old age, we had to expect that.

Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute, like previous speakers, to Mr. Louis St. Laurent. To my mind, his death will leave quite a gap, not only in Canada, in this House and in the province of Quebec but everywhere he has been; it will stir deep emotion in all those who have known him; that is why I wanted to make a few modest remarks.

On behalf of the people of the riding of Quebec East, which I represent and which he so worthily represented from 1942 to 1957, I offer to the House of Commons, to the St. Laurent family, my very deepest and most sincere condolences.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE LATE RIGHT HON. LOUIS ST. LAURENT TRIBUTES TO FORMER PRIME MINISTER
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July 4, 1972

Mr. Gerard Duquet (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Transport (Mr. Jamieson), and pursuant to Standing Order 41(2), I wish to table in English and in French a report entitled "The Canadian Northwest Transportation Study", prepared for the Minister of Transport by Hedlin Menzies and Associates Limited.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
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July 4, 1972

Mr. Gerard Duquet (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

I shall take note of this question, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MOUNT HOPE, ONT-PROVISION OF DETAILED EXPANSION PLANS TO MUNICIPALITIES INVOLVED
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