Cyril Lloyd FRANCIS

FRANCIS, The Hon. Cyril Lloyd, P.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Ottawa West (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 19, 1920
Deceased Date
January 20, 2007
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Lloyd_Francis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=870ef152-7a4f-40a4-bf6b-4624641806f6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
ambassador, economist

Parliamentary Career

April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Carleton (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Ottawa West (Ontario)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (October 1, 1968 - January 1, 1970)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (October 2, 1968 - December 17, 1970)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (December 17, 1970 - September 30, 1971)
  • Chief Government Whip (December 17, 1970 - September 30, 1971)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs (October 1, 1971 - September 1, 1972)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Ottawa West (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (October 10, 1975 - September 30, 1976)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Ottawa West (Ontario)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (April 14, 1980 - January 15, 1984)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (January 16, 1984 - November 4, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1199)


May 8, 1984

Hon. Lloyd Francis (Speaker of the House of Commons):

Mr. President of Mexico, Mr. Prime Minister, Members of the Senate and the House of Commons.

It is a great honour for me, on behalf of Members of our Houses of Parliament and guests assembled, to express our appreciation of the Address we have heard from the President of Mexico. We welcome him to Canada as the leader of a friendly nation which shares Canada's commitment to peace and development in the Americas.

Continuing with the warm friendship developed between our two countries, we have the honour of welcoming our distinguished visitor to our capital.

Canada and Mexico have enjoyed diplomatic relations for 40 years. Our two nations are linked by many important treaties and agreements in such areas of common interest as energy, culture, industry and agriculture. The past several years in particular have witnessed a very welcome increase in the number and level of official contacts between our Governments.

In 1983, a delegation of Canadian parliamentarians visited Mexico to consolidate our friendship, increase our knowledge of each other's country and explore further avenues for cooperation between our two countries. All delegates came back delighted with their visit.

May 8, 1984

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians visit Mexico every year, and the number of Mexican visitors to Canada continues to increase. The beautiful Spanish language is heard spoken more and more often in the corridors of this building as touring groups follow guides across Parliament Hill. Such exchanges foster better mutual understanding and good will. We hope that they will thrive and expand.

Mindful of the cordial relationship between our two countries, we wish to thank His Excellency for his visit and his kind words. Thank you.

This joint meeting of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada is now adjourned.

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Wednesday, May 9, 1984

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   APPENDIX
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May 8, 1984

Hon. Lloyd Francis (Speaker of the House of Commons):

Order, please. The Right Hon. the Prime Minister of Canada.

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   APPENDIX
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January 17, 1984

Hon. Lloyd Francis (Speaker of the House of Commons):

now invite the Right Honourable the Prime Minister to introduce His Excellency, the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   ZHAO ZIYANG
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January 17, 1984

Hon. Lloyd Francis (Speaker of the House of Commons):

Mr. Speaker of the Senate, Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Premier of China, Members of the Senate and the House of Commons, it is a great honour for me on behalf of Members of our Houses of Parliament and guests assembled to express our appreciation of the Address we have heard from the Premier of the People's Republic of China. We welcome him to Canada as a representative of the most populous nation on earth and also as a friend.

The establishment of diplomatic ties between our two countries in 1970 was an important step leading to the resumption by China of its prominent role in the international community. Since that time there have been, as has been mentioned, an increasing number of exchanges between Canada and the People's Republic in the fields of arts and culture, science and technology, education, medicine, sports, tourism and, of course in economic areas. Canada's exports of well over $1 billion annually testify to the value of China as a trading partner.

In addition to continued economic co-operation we are encouraged by China's support for efforts to bring lasting international peace and stability.

[ Translation]

Last year, a delegation of Canadian parliamentarians went to China to increase our knowledge of each other's country, to consolidate our friendship and to explore other avenues for co-operation between our two countries. All members of the delegation were absolutely delighted with their visit.

In keeping with the warm relationship which has developed between our two countries, we are honoured to receive our distinguished visitor in our capital.

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   ZHAO ZIYANG
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December 21, 1983

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

I declare the motion carried. Bill read the third time and passed.

provides, and I quote: "If the Bill is passed, the House shall suspend its sitting to the call of the Chair", I may remind Hon. Members that this order of the House was drafted after the three House Leaders had verbally indicated the existence of a general agreement, and in the spirit of that agreement, we wanted to give the Senate a chance to consider all three stages of the Bill today at a reasonable time. Normally, if the points of order had not been raised, we would have voted an hour earlier, but I consulted with the Member for Yukon (Mr. Nielsen) and the Member for Hamilton Mountain (Mr. Deans), and it seems that in the circumstances, they are willing to dispense with suspending the sitting and to simply call it six o'clock, and consequently, the House will adjourn for the holidays until January 16. As far as the Government is concerned, we are satisfied that the Bill has received third reading, and we certainly have no intention to thrust the Senate with undue haste into a debate on the Bill. I have just been informed that the Senate will not sit until 7.30 p.m. They were waiting for the Bill. In the circumstances, it is unlikely we shall obtain Royal Assent today. I therefore agree with the Opposition House Leaders. We have no objection to the House not suspending sitting and, in view of the lateness of the hour, to calling it six o'clock and adjourning until January 16.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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