James Kenneth (Jim) JEPSON

JEPSON, James Kenneth (Jim)

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
London East (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 8, 1942
Deceased Date
November 29, 1989
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jepson
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=611b0d23-2947-4357-bf0c-9f55e10e92f1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  London East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 39)


September 27, 1988

Mr. Jim Jepson (London East):

Mr. Speaker, as most Canadians are aware, we are very close to another general election. Yet there is a bit of a flaw in the process inasmuch as when the enumeration lists are posted, the names of all those people eligible to vote are available to the general public. Because of this exposure, senior citizens who live alone, and single women who live alone, become very vulnerable to those who would take advantage.

As we look to another election down the road it is very important that everything that can be done should be done to protect those people from becoming victims of people who would want to take advantage of them.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS
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September 21, 1988

Mr. Jim Jepson (London East):

Mr. Speaker, recently in London the Vice Squad arrested 42 homosexual men for committing indecent acts in public washrooms in two parks and a shopping plaza. 1 commend the press and the police for withholding the names of these individuals until they have had their day in court. However, I believe it is absolutely imperative that, upon conviction, for the protection of society, these names be released.

In many instances we have repeat offenders who get off with either a suspended sentence or a small fine. I think it is very important that society be protected and these names be publicized.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
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September 14, 1988

Mr. Jim Jepson (London East):

Mr. Speaker, the Court Challenges Program is a federal program that funds human rights cases, and is comprised of a government appointed committee that operates at arm's length from government.

The committee, in its wisdom, has stated that it has money to offer to two homosexual lovers who wish to prove that homosexuals are discriminated against and deserve special protection under the Charter. The committee also awarded $25,000 to an Ottawa-based homosexual rights group, EGAL, to research five areas in the Immigration Act that would lead to other court challenges on gay rights.

The Court Challenges Program recently gave LEAF, a feminist action group, $35,000 to defray its expenses as interventionists in the Borowski trial on fetal rights, yet denied REAL Women the same amount to defray their expenses as interventionists in the same trial. This is not democracy in action, but a clear case of discrimination. I urge the Minister of State to cancel these committee appointments and appoint a new board that will operate in a fair and equitable fashion.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   COURT CHALLENGES PROGRAM
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August 17, 1988

Mr. Jim Jepson (London East):

Mr. Speaker, I read with regret in The Ottawa Citizen, and had it confirmed by the Justice Department, that Justice officials are continuing to try to deny Joe Borowski his day in court. It is regrettable that the obvious bias of some Justice Department officials is continuing to prejudice Mr. Borowski's case which is to come before the Supreme Court in October.

I call on the Minister of Justice (Mr. Hnatyshyn) to allow due process of law to be carried out in a free and democratic way. I get the distinct impression that Justice officials are afraid of the possible outcome of the Borowski trial and that, indeed, the life of the unborn might be protected under the Charter as Mr. Borowski claims in his submission.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   ABORTION
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August 12, 1988

Mr. Jepson:

-Quebec, or, indeed, any province from encouraging people to invest in their economy through stock savings plans, or from implementing other professional measures?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-STOCK SAVINGS PLANS
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