Simon Leendert DE JONG

DE JONG, Simon Leendert, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Regina--Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
April 9, 1942
Deceased Date
August 18, 2011
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_De_Jong
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5fd68b94-0c72-4ac3-a336-e9302792c3c8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
painter, restaurant owner

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
NDP
  Regina East (Saskatchewan)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
NDP
  Regina East (Saskatchewan)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
NDP
  Regina East (Saskatchewan)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
NDP
  Regina--Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
NDP
  Regina--Qu'Appelle (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 293 of 293)


October 18, 1979

Mr. Simon de Jong (Regina East):

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise to take part in this throne speech debate. For me, it is a special honour to stand here today, for I came as an immigrant to this country. My parents came to Canada after experiencing the horrors of the last world war. They came in search of a peaceful place in which to raise their children and they found a home in Regina, Saskatchewan. It is therefore a special honour for me to stand here today as a representative of the community my parents chose as home and in which I was raised.

The community has all the rich social fabric which makes up our country today. Long before the Europeans came, Indians lived on the prairies hunting vast herds of buffalo. Then the explorers came, establishing missions and posts like Lebret and Fort Qu'Appelle. Later came the many waves of European settlers. They came from the Ukraine, the British Isles, Germany, Russia and many other lands. This heritage is all part of our community.

October 18, 1979

The area I represent has a very interesting history. It was not far from Fort Qu'Appelle that General Middleton set off northward to put down the rebellion of the northwest peoples led by Gabrielle Dumont and Louis Riel. It was in Regina that the Conservative government of the day hung Louis Riel in 1885.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
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