Douglas Grinslade LEWIS

LEWIS, The Hon. Douglas Grinslade, P.C., Q.C., LL.B., F.C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Simcoe North (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 17, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Lewis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=761a9263-10e4-4b7c-848d-e7ba3a1f500e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chartered accountant, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (October 1, 1979 - December 14, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Deputy House Leader (September 9, 1981 - February 8, 1983)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (September 9, 1981 - February 8, 1983)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (February 9, 1983 - September 6, 1983)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (February 9, 1983 - September 6, 1983)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 1, 1984 - November 24, 1985)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council (November 25, 1985 - October 14, 1987)
  • Minister of State (Government House Leader) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of State (Treasury Board) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Minister of State (Government House Leader) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of State (Treasury Board) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
  • President of the Treasury Board (December 8, 1988 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (January 30, 1989 - February 22, 1990)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (April 3, 1989 - February 22, 1990)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (April 3, 1989 - February 22, 1990)
  • Minister of Transport (February 23, 1990 - April 20, 1991)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (June 25, 1993 - September 8, 1993)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (June 25, 1993 - November 3, 1993)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (June 25, 1993 - November 3, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 592)


June 16, 1993

Hon. Doug Lewis (Solicitor General of Canada):

Madam Speaker, I am in a position to advise my friend that steps are being taken to supplement the number of customs and RCMP officers on the scene.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TOBACCO SMUGGLING
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June 16, 1993

Hon. Doug Lewis (Solicitor General of Canada):

Madam Speaker, I agree with my hon. friend that the situation is serious. The government has been moving on several fronts to deal with it. I am not in a position to reveal all of those on the floor of the House of Commons. Suffice it to say, we have increased funding to provide for increased surveillance on the policing side of things as well as on the customs side of things.

I might also say that with the opposition's help we have recently amended the proceeds of crime legislation to enable us to move on another front.

I make no bones about it: It is a serious situation and it is one that we are moving on. We are making an effort to try to improve the situation.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TOBACCO SMUGGLING
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June 3, 1993

Hon. Doug Lewis (Solicitor General of Canada):

Mr. Speaker, in my previous incarnation as Minister of

Transport I had some dealings with the issue of packaging and transportation of dangerous goods.

My hon. friend makes an eminently sensible comment when he suggests that I undertake to ask that any regulations be written with the view of using existing, well understood forms and I would presume wording. Since the issue is really the safety of people, whether they are workers on the job or workers trying to clean up an accident, I have no difficulty whatsoever in giving the undertaking of the government to keep the intent issue in mind when regulations are being drafted.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   EXPLOSIVES ACT
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June 1, 1993

Hon. Doug Lewis (Solicitor General of Canada):

Madam Speaker, with reference to my hon. friend's question I make no apologies whatsoever for spending whatever money is necessary to try and bring the people who perpetrated this heinous offence to justice.

If it is a question of money, that issue has never been brought up. We have never in any way suggested that the RCMP impede its investigation on account of cost. In fact, very costly investigations have been undertaken by the RCMP and it is reporting to me periodically. I would

June 1, 1993

Tributes

expect that if it wants any further action taken by the government that I will be apprised of it shortly.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR INDIA
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June 1, 1993

Hon. Doug Lewis (Solicitor General of Canada):

Madam Speaker, if I may I would like to reply on behalf of the Minister of Justice.

The Minister of Justice has in fact asked his officials to review the comic book in question. However, I would point out to my hon. friend that it would appear to us at first glance that if any Criminal Code infraction has occurred it would be a prosecution carried by the Attorney General of Quebec.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   VIOLENCE
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