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 5 of 81)


June 23, 1972

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs a question supplementary to the one directed to him about the incident at Quebec House in Paris.

Is the minister aware that Mr. Michaud would have been recalled in Quebec and arrived there yesterday?

June 23, 1972

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED REQUEST TO GROUP VISITING QUEBEC
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June 22, 1972

Mr. Duquet:

Every time you talk about the rules you are wrong.

Topic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN VOTE 25, DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES
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June 20, 1972

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

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member is proficient in both languages, he will certainly pardon me for replying in French, as he will easily understand my explanations.

As the question he asked today was much more general in scope than that which has been discussed tonight, my answer will not be as precise as he would have liked it to be and as I should myself have wished to make it.

In the meantime, I have been able to contact the officials of the Canadian Transport Commission to check on the limits of its jurisdiction in view of the right of ownership which could affect the discontinuation of railway transport.

When a railway is in operation, it is required by statute-in this case, under section 214 of the Railways Act- to put fences on each side of the track in order mainly to prevent animals to wander into the railway's property.

I want to make it clear that the matter involves farm lands located in rural areas. The purpose of this measure is to protect the land owner. The railway company is also responsible for destroying weeds on its own property and, in some circumstances, it must also insure the protection of animals.

Mr. Speaker, before the Board allows a rail service to be discontinued, it must bear in mind the representations made by the land-owners as well as by any other persons living along the railroad, who believe they are entitled to some consideration.

The major factor is that the abandonment of a rail line cannot affect the rights and responsibilities of farmers nor those of the railway company, since they are joint owners.

There may be some responsibilities resulting from continuing relationships between the railway company and its neighbour, as joint owners, that the Board may be authorized to control.

Had the hon. member had in mind this afternoon more specific points such as those he mentioned tonight, I should have been very happy to reply more adequately to his question, but since it was general in scope, I had to answer in the most appropriate way possible.

June 20, 1972

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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June 16, 1972

Mr. Duquet:

I will take this question as notice, Mr. Speaker.

June 16, 1972

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MOUNT HOPE, ONT.-DETAILS OF EXPANSION-HOLDING OF PUBLIC MEETINGS TO HEAR REPRESENTATIONS
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June 16, 1972

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

Mr. Speaker, I take this question as notice and I will relay it to the minister. I would simply say that according to the information I could get this morning, the reports in the Globe and Mail are greatly exaggerated.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MOUNT HOPE, ONT.-DETAILS OF EXPANSION-HOLDING OF PUBLIC MEETINGS TO HEAR REPRESENTATIONS
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