Charles-Arthur GAUTHIER

GAUTHIER, Charles-Arthur

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Roberval (Quebec)
Birth Date
May 12, 1913
Deceased Date
May 12, 1997
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles-Arthur_Gauthier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6ef85d82-0243-4e17-a3bd-41a064680fd1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
furniture and appliances retailer, merchant, undertaker

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
SC
  Roberval (Quebec)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
SC
  Roberval (Quebec)
September 1, 1963 - September 8, 1965
RA
  Roberval (Quebec)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
RA
  Roberval (Quebec)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
RA
  Roberval (Quebec)
April 1, 1971 - September 1, 1972
SC
  Roberval (Quebec)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
SC
  Roberval (Quebec)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
SC
  Roberval (Quebec)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
SC
  Roberval (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 202)


December 6, 1979

Mr. Gauthier (Roberval):

In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I thank the Liberals very much. For once, they are going to learn to be polite.

In fact, I was a little surprised to find again-1 say it again because of the shouting, but it will calm down-1 was a little surprised to find that again in the motion. In fact, as far as the Canada Works projects are concerned, I had the impression there was no difference compared to previous years in my constituency. When I compare with other hon. members, I think that Roberval received its fair share of the pie. Of course, I should have liked, like all my colleagues, to see a much higher total amount, although it is a million more than last year. I should have preferred to see all 156 projects submitted by the people of Roberval approved. If 1 put myself in the position of the promoters of those projects, I am convinced they all consider their projects acceptable and very urgent. But if there are some criteria to be met, if I consider the local unemployment level compared to the amount allocated by the government to each constituency, it is all right.

The purpose of those projects is still to provide seasonal work for unemployed people who are on the labour market so they can at least accumulate additional stamps to extend their future benefits. Of course, those projects will have to bring permanent benefit to all those municipalities where they are carried out. That is why I encourage and thank the minister who this afternoon gave us some idea of the rearrangement he wanted to make in Canada Works projects. He wants to do more to support private enterprise, as he said, because the real jobs, the permanent jobs, are in the private sector and he can

be sure we will be behind him on this side and we will try to provide more permanent jobs in Canada.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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December 4, 1979

Mr. Gauthier (Roberval):

-possibly for a few months, but more probably for a year, in order to deal with the problem of construction of single family houses. That may be a good remedy for the future. However, for 1979 it will merely be a band-aid pending the final surgery, and for us this final surgery is the necessary reform for which we have been asking for years under various governments.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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December 4, 1979

Mr. Gauthier (Roberval):

We voted to refer it to the standing committee of the House for consideration. However, I was greatly surprised when I learned we were going to deal with it this evening in Committee of the Whole. Now, Mr. Chairman, the Liberals seem to be in a hurry yet 1 think they would have never introduced such a bill.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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December 4, 1979

Mr. Gauthier (Roberval):

Besides referring the bill to the Committee of the Whole, the minister explained this afternoon why he was compelled to proceed so quickly. He told us that the bill had to be passed because the forms were being printed. He explained it this afternoon. He told us frankly in fine language that it was useless to introduce amendments because they would be delayed till next month or next year. In other words, Mr. Chairman, any amendment will be postponed-

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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December 4, 1979

Mr. Gauthier (Roberval):

-relating to tax on mortgage interest and property tax. It applies only to 1979 since this was one of the present government's electoral promises. It is a start, a small start, as 1 said during debate on second reading.

Of course, it is better than nothing. We have never had anything. It is better than nothing since we have been asking for such a reform for the past 20 years, and never has a previous government dared to do anything. All previous governments preferred to favour big business, those who helped them get elected-

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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