Robin Mark RICHARDSON

RICHARDSON, Robin Mark, B.A. (Hon.), M.A., C.F.A., M.A.R.

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Beaches (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 3)


December 4, 1979

Mr. Robin Richardson (Beaches):

Mr. Speaker, 1 rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, to seek the unanimous consent of the House on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

In view of the serious situation in Iran and the plight of the U.S. hostages and the concern which 1 am sure we all feel about the momentous decisions facing President Carter, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Erie (Mr. Fretz):

Thai this House call upon the people of Canada to pray for Divine Guidance for President Carter and the people of the United States in this hour of their need, and that as a symbol of our support of the American people in their determination not to yield to blackmail and in their demands for the safe return of the hostages, that this House authorize the ringing of the bells in the Peace Tower at twelve noon each and every day until the U.S. hostages in Iran are released.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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November 22, 1979

Mr. Robin Richardson (Beaches):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that since 1969, more than 400,000 therapeutic abortions have been performed in Canadian hospitals, and that last year alone there were more Canadian lives sacrificed by abortions than were lost in the Second World War, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Assiniboia (Mr. Gustafson):

That this House immediately debate the issue of abortion with a view to amending the Criminal Code of Canada to ensure that the innocent, unborn child receives the full protection of the law.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
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November 22, 1979

Mr. Robin Richardson (Beaches):

Mr. Speaker, 1 am very glad that the hon. member has explained his position. I was responding to what I had read in the Toronto Star a few weeks ago.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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November 22, 1979

Mr. Richardson (Beaches):

From what I have read, it was my impression that he was opposed to this much needed reform. I am very glad to hear that he is fully in support of this much needed reform for private members' bills.

1 would ask the hon. member to accept my apology. I am sorry that I misunderstood his position and I am glad that he clarified it.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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November 22, 1979

Mr. Robin Richardson (Beaches):

Mr. Speaker, my question would normally be addressed to the right hon. Prime Minister, but in his absence 1 will direct it to the Acting Prime Minister and House leader of the party. In view of the almost unanimous support for my motion under Standing Order 43, and also in view of the stated objections of the House leader of the NDP to a much needed reform of private members' legislation, I would ask the Acting Prime Minister if this government would consider bringing in legislation to amend the Criminal Code to protect the unborn child under our law.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
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