Walter David BAKER

BAKER, The Hon. Walter David, P.C., Q.C.

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Grenville--Carleton (Ontario)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Deputy House Leader (September 21, 1973 - February 24, 1976)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (September 21, 1973 - February 24, 1976)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Grenville--Carleton (Ontario)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Deputy House Leader (September 21, 1973 - February 24, 1976)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (September 21, 1973 - February 24, 1976)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (February 25, 1976 - March 26, 1979)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (February 25, 1976 - March 26, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Nepean--Carleton (Ontario)
  • President of the Privy Council (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
  • Minister of National Revenue (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (October 9, 1979 - December 14, 1979)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (October 9, 1979 - December 14, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Nepean--Carleton (Ontario)
  • President of the Privy Council (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
  • Minister of National Revenue (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (April 14, 1980 - September 8, 1981)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (April 14, 1980 - September 8, 1981)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 1408)


March 30, 1984

Mr. Baker:

Mr. Speaker, I have a certain amount of respect for the hon. gentleman who just spoke. I believe his feet are on the ground. He is certainly not like his Leader, who probably gets up every morning and looks in the mirror and takes a bow. I would like to ask the hon. gentleman, if he is advocating an increase in the value of the dollar, whether he would like to make that policy statement on a wharfhead of a fish plant in the City of St. John's? I would like to ask him if he believes he would survive being hove off that wharf into the water? And if there are any ice pans there, he would be tabby-panning across to the south side hills.

Would the Hon. Member state clearly now whether it is the policy of the Progressive Conservative Party to bring up the value of the Canadian dollar, and how far, and would he admit it to the fish processors in Newfoundland and the fishermen, who do not receive enough in unemployment insurance benefits?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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November 29, 1983

Mr. Baker:

Mr. Speaker, 1 have listened to the Hon. Member for Gloucester in committee. 1 listened to his speech here today on this Bill. I would like to ask him one question. How does the Hon. Member rationalize saying, on the one hand, that it is all right for New Brunswick boats to fish off the Newfoundland coast, but, on the other hand, saying, oh, no, there cannot be Nova Scotia boats and there cannot be Newfoundland boats going down into the Gulf? The Hon. Member has said many times he does not put provincial flags on ships. However, would he not agree that actually what he is doing with the Gulf question is putting provincial flags on fish? Is it not true that the list he just read out, which was given to the Minister, is really a form of blackmail on the part of the Hon. Member?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC FISHERIES RESTRUCTURING ACT
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October 14, 1983

Mr. Baker (Nepean-Carleton):

That is the position. 1 frankly tell the President of the Privy Council (Mr. Pinard) that 1 resent-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   STANDING ORDERS AND PROCEDURE
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October 14, 1983

Mr. Baker (Nepean-Carleton):

-the way he has decided to do this. I am not going to waste the time of the House-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   STANDING ORDERS AND PROCEDURE
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October 14, 1983

Mr. Baker (Nepean-Carleton):

-by getting into petty questions of privilege because I see on the face of the Government a complete abandonment of what it said it would do regarding parliamentary reform. That is what 1 see.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   STANDING ORDERS AND PROCEDURE
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