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 3 of 293)


March 6, 1997

Mr. Simon de Jong (Regina-Qu'Appelle, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of introducing another petition signed by petitioners mainly from Fort Qu'Appelle and the Balcarres district.

These petitioners point out that there are still over 30,000 nuclear weapons on the earth. They point out as well that the continuing existence of nuclear weapons poses a threat to the health and survival of human civilization and to the global environment.

They call on Parliament to support the initiation and conclusion by the year 2000 of an international convention which will set out a binding timetable for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation And Safety Board Act
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March 6, 1997

Mr. Simon de Jong (Regina-Qu'Appelle, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting a petition on behalf of the

Canadian Council of Railway Operating Unions. This petition is signed by communities all the way from Windsor, Ontario to Revelstoke, British Columbia.

What the petitioners are pointing out is that the viability of the CCROU as an effective bargaining unit for the members has been undermined as a result of the government's interference in the collective process via the maintenance of the Railway Operation Act, 1995.

What they are asking for is that Parliament and the government restore meaningful collective bargaining to the process. They call on Parliament to recognize the importance of free and unfettered collective bargaining by enacting a bill which would restore the union's right to strike and with it the company's right to lock out.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation And Safety Board Act
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February 21, 1997

Mr. Simon de Jong (Regina-Qu'Appelle, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, this government's dismal record in supporting Canadian culture was further amplified in the budget and in the estimates tabled yesterday.

While there will be more money for flags and the propaganda/information office, all the cultural programs that help support artists will continue to see massive cuts over the next two years.

The estimates strongly hint that the restructuring of the heritage department will result in core programs being entirely eliminated. CBC will get $10 million back for radio from the over $400 million in cuts.

Where is the delivery on the red book promise to provide stable, multi-year funding for our national cultural institutions? Is this the leadership to protect and enhance Canadian cultural industries and our cultural identity? Who does stand on guard?

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   The Budget
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February 21, 1997

Mr. Simon de Jong (Regina-Qu'Appelle, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development.

The budget speech delivered earlier this week could have come straight from George Orwell's 1984 . Small extra expenditures are touted as new money while massive cuts to social and cultural programs continue. For example, the government claims $600 million is new money for poor families with children.

The government knows however that the new rules for the taxation of child support that resulted from the Thibaudeau court case will give a windfall of $120 million in the third year and more in subsequent years.

How much is there actually in new money to help those hundreds of thousands of children who live in poverty?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Child Poverty
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February 14, 1997

Mr. Simon de Jong (Regina-Qu'Appelle, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, a point of order. I seek the unanimous consent of the House to ask one question of the government.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment
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