Réginald BÉLAIR

BÉLAIR, Réginald, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Timmins--James Bay (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 6, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Réginald_Bélair
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7c68448c-8394-4a1b-a4f9-2c4c89b4af87&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, manager, political assistant

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Cochrane--Superior (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Cochrane--Superior (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (Public Works and Government Services) (December 6, 1994 - February 22, 1996)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works (Public Works and Government Services) (December 6, 1994 - February 22, 1996)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Timmins--James Bay (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Timmins--James Bay (Ontario)
  • Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (January 30, 2001 - May 23, 2004)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 566 of 569)


October 26, 1989

Mr. Belair:

Mr. Speaker, my supplementary question is for the same minister. Indeed, northern Ontario has suffered greatly with this tax. He has just indicated that the Americans are willing to listen.

What can we expect from the American Government on this?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FORESTRY
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October 26, 1989

Mr. Reginald Belair (Cochrane-Superior):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of State (Forestry).

Last July the minister admitted that the 15 per cent export tax on softwood lumber had a devastating effect on the industry. The minister is quoted as saying that he would present the Americans with a proposition to test the grounds before he sent them a termination notice to cancel the Memorandum of Understanding.

Could the minister inform Canadians on the progress of his action?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FORESTRY
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October 20, 1989

Mr. Reginald Belair (Cochrane-Superior):

Mr. Speaker, on October 10, Canada Post has, by way of letter, informed members of Parliament serving the northern regions of Canada including the Northwest Territories that a whopping, senseless 32 per cent increase in postal rates will be implemented following the 30-day notification requirement.

Canada Post is hereby sacrificing the welfare of those living in remote areas for the sake of profit making. The letter states: "Canada Post Corporation operates a business and as such cannot assume the cost of operating in a revenue losing situation".

Canada is a very large country, and each and every one of its citizens deserves equal treatment and has the right to a decent livelihood ensured by services such as Canada Post. It is clearly abandoning natives and northern residents.

Is it the government's intention to cut its deficit on the backs of those who can least afford it? What are you trying to do to the northern residents of Ontario and of northern Canada?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA POST
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October 5, 1989

Mr. Reginald Belair (Cochrane-Superior):

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour and privilege to present to this House two petitions. One is from my own riding of Cochrane-Superior, and the other is from the riding of London East. The petitioners are demanding that the Government of Canada rescind the goods and services tax as it is a step backwards and does not address the crucial issue of fiscal reform in Canada.

Topic:   BILL S-2 TABLING OF COMMITTEE REPORT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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October 5, 1989

Mr. Reginald Belair (Cochrane-Superieur):

Mr. Speaker, my question is also directed to the Minister of Transport.

By cutting the vast majority of VIA Rail's secondary routes in Canada, including Cochrane-Kapuskasing, Marathon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber and Nipigon, the Minister is telling senior citizens, the poor, students and the disabled that they no longer have access to affordable transportation.

How does the Minister think these disadvantaged groups will be able to travel in Canada?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   VIA RAIL
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