Robert MUIR

MUIR, The Hon. Robert

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Cape Breton--The Sydneys (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
November 10, 1919
Deceased Date
August 31, 2011
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Muir_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=62fcd932-a16b-434b-b23c-3d11dda9966d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, miner, salesman

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
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  Cape Breton North and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
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  Cape Breton North and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
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  Cape Breton North and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
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  Cape Breton North and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
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  Cape Breton North and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Cape Breton--The Sydneys (Nova Scotia)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
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  Cape Breton--The Sydneys (Nova Scotia)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Cape Breton--The Sydneys (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 511)


March 9, 1979

Mr. Robert Muir (Cape Breton-The Sydneys):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion. I am informed that the cabinet reached a decision yesterday with respect to providing financial assistance to the Sydney Steel mill to assist Sysco in the urgent and necessary modernization of its plant. I wonder if the minister can provide the House with details of such financial assistance.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
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March 9, 1979

Mr. Muir:

I regret that the minister is not in a position to provide dollar values, and so on, but I wish to commend and thank the minister for his reply. I am sure I speak not only for the steelworkers but for thousands of Cape Bretoners and Nova Scotians when I pay tribute to him, to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, to the right hon. Prime Minister, and especially to the Deputy Prime Minister, for their activities in this regard. I have been in close touch with them all in reaching this very important decision to at least make a start on solving this most vital problem.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
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March 8, 1979

Mr. Muir:

Mr. Chairman, I have one short question for the parliamentary secretary. The whole bill is full of legal jargon, as most bills are, and I offer my apologies to the lawyers in the House, but I understand that of necessity we must have that. Under the heading of "Investigation of Shipping Conference" it is stated that the director, on his own initiative, may carry out an inquiry, and also that an inquiry may be carried out on direction by the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs or at the request of the Restrictive Trade Practices Commission. I wonder what steps would be taken. Does the director have the first decision on this, following which it goes to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and then to the Restrictive Trade Practices Commission? In what sequence does this take place, if necessary?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING CONFERENCES EXEMPTION ACT, 1979 MEASURE TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRACTICES FROM PROVISIONS OF COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
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March 7, 1979

1. What are the names of the ships on charter to CN Marine?

2. For what service are they chartered and at what cost?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   SHIPS ON CHARTER TO CN MARINE
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March 1, 1979

Mr. Robert Muir (Cape Breton-The Sydneys):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion. Can he provide the House with a report on the progress being made between the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia with regard to financial assistance for the rejuvenation and modernization of the Sydney Steel Plant?

I ask this apropos what the Prime Minister said a few moments ago, that ministers are anxious to give all the information they can. I trust the minister will give us some encouraging information, thereby alleviating the fears of the steelworkers, their families and the public in general.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
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