John H. BRYDEN

BRYDEN, John H., B.A. (Hons.), M.Ph.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Ancaster--Dundas--Flamborough--Aldershot (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 15, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H._Bryden
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8963aa36-d74b-4f04-9759-3c59232d6c2f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
editor, reporter, writer

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Hamilton--Wentworth (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Wentworth--Burlington (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Ancaster--Dundas--Flamborough--Aldershot (Ontario)
February 17, 2004 - May 23, 2004
IND
  Ancaster--Dundas--Flamborough--Aldershot (Ontario)
February 25, 2004 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Ancaster--Dundas--Flamborough--Aldershot (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 210 of 214)


March 9, 1994

Mr. John Bryden (Hamilton-Wentworth)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his remarks which I enjoyed very much.

I have travelled in the area of Chicoutimi and Jonquière and it is a lovely part of the country.

I do have one question in the context of his remarks about federalism. I want to ask him whether he feels the unemployed people of Chicoutimi and Jonquière, of whom he spoke so graphically, would be better off, whether they would have better job prospects in the reduced economy of a separate Quebec.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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March 8, 1994

Mr. John Bryden (Hamilton-Wentworth)

Madam Speaker, I appreciated the remarks of my hon. colleague across the way. I wonder if he could answer a question that I must admit deeply troubles me. I think members from all sides of the House would agree that there should be fairness and equity among the sexes as there should be among all Canadians.

One thing that troubles me is the cost of undoing the wrongs of the past. I put it very simply to the hon. member. If it were a matter of redressing the wrongs of the past in the civil service with respect to women, would he be prepared to add a billion dollars to the deficit in this next year or so?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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February 24, 1994

Mr. John Bryden (Hamilton-Wentworth)

Mr. Speaker, I have a very quick question for my hon. colleague.

He mentioned in passing in his speech that he found the $70 billion figure for the social safety net unacceptable. Could I ask him what he thinks is an acceptable figure? In other words by how much would he cut the $70 billion and what programs would he cut thereby?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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February 21, 1994

Mr. John Bryden (Hamilton-Wentworth)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to move the debate away from individuals and into the theoretical if I may do so. I am a historian by avocation. One of the things I have observed in my reading is that dictatorships as in the cases of Hitler and Mussolini are always founded in support from the people, usually massive support. Once dictatorships have captured the imagination of the people that tremendous support is used to implement things that are contrary to democracy.

When it comes to something like this petition I see a danger when there is a very popular government. Would the hon. member for Beaver River be afraid that a government could take advantage of its popularity, get a petition and get rid of the dissenters thereby getting rid of the very people we would want to have in a democracy.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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February 21, 1994

Mr. Bryden

Mr. Speaker, I say to the hon. member for Châteauguay that my analogy is a petition and a regional referendum such as there might be in Quebec where one group of people is being asked to decide on one specific issue.

I am not trying to prejudge that vote or what Quebecers should do in that instance. The nature of the question is how does the hon. member feel if the people coming to that vote, be it a regional petition or a regional referendum, have very narrow and restricted sources of information and are not getting the full story?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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