Janko PERIC

PERIC, Janko

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Cambridge (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 24, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janko_Peric
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=80c817d1-aef2-4352-a497-c58cd1ee932e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
welder

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Cambridge (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Cambridge (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Cambridge (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 67)


May 4, 2004

Mr. Janko Peric (Cambridge, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, this is National Hospice Palliative Care Week, a time when we recognize the vital role of hospice palliative care in our communities. Each year 160,000 Canadians require end of life care and with our population aging, the number is expected to rise.

Hospice palliative care programs give patients more control over their lives, manage pain and symptoms more effectively, and provide support to caregivers. The recent introduction of the compassionate care benefit by the government is an important initiative that supports families caring for loved ones who are gravely ill.

Many hospice palliative care programs are supported by charitable giving such as Lissard House, a hospice for terminally ill cancer patients located in my riding of Cambridge and established through a generous donation by Val and Sheila O'Donovan.

As we reflect during National Palliative Care Week, I would like to thank the countless caregivers, volunteers and professionals.

Topic:   Statements by Members
Subtopic:   Hospice Palliative Care
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May 4, 2004

Mr. Janko Peric (Cambridge, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Social Development.

The birth certificates of constituents are accepted by the Department of Foreign Affairs to issue passports. At the same time, Canadian passports are rejected by her department to issue social insurance numbers.

Why is a Canadian passport deemed inadequate for the purpose of identity and citizenship?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Social Development
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April 27, 2004

Mr. Janko Peric (Cambridge, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, Strite Industries, a pioneer in the machining of ultra precision components for the aerospace, automotive, computer, medical and scientific industries, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Founded by Joseph D. Strite in 1964 with eight employees, today this world-class company located in my riding of Cambridge has a highly skilled workforce of 230 dedicated individuals.

With its can-do attitude, innovative training methods and engineering excellence, Strite Industries has diversified and gained a global reputation.

The company represents the first Canadian survey for the best manufacturing practices program, and is an amazing economic success story.

For 40 years Strite Industries has been a leader in innovation and the adoption of best practices. I join all colleagues in the House in congratulating the entire team at Strite for their tremendous success.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Strite Industries
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April 26, 2004

Mr. Janko Peric (Cambridge, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, Run for Life Inc., a non-profit organization promoting grassroots running and fitness programs, is hosting the first annual Cambridge Classic Mile Run for Life on June 18 at Galt Collegiate Institute.

Hundreds of children and adults of all ages will participate in a day-long series of one mile races, with elite runners competing in a special invitational race to climax the event. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the historic breaking of the four minute barrier at Oxford University.

Special guests will include two-time Olympian Grant McLaren, and Dave Bailey, Canada's first sub-four minute miler. A GCI teacher, Bryce Macey, and his grade 11 leadership class will resurface the track with the same material used 50 years ago.

I am pleased to join the House in wishing Run for Life chair, John Carson, and all participants and volunteers every success as they compete and raise greater awareness about lifelong fitness.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Cambridge Classic Mile
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April 22, 2004

Mr. Janko Peric (Cambridge, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, this past weekend many people in my riding of Cambridge took part in the annual Walk for MS to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis.

MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada, yet scientists and researchers do not know what causes MS.

The annual cost of MS to Canada is $1 billion. Last year the society raised close to $19 million. This money helps fund a wide range of support services to help persons with MS manage and cope, to discover better treatments, and to move more quickly to finding a cure.

The Cambridge unit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has been incredibly successful in past years, and last weekend's Walk for MS was no exception. I wish to congratulate all the local volunteers, participants and supporters on a very successful but wet Walk for MS event.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Multiple Sclerosis
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