Charles LAPOINTE

LAPOINTE, The Hon. Charles, P.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Charlevoix (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 17, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lapointe
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8a0aa104-e5d1-4c87-816f-112ae63f3b31&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
professor, public servant

Parliamentary Career

July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Charlevoix (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (October 1, 1977 - March 26, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Charlevoix (Quebec)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Charlevoix (Quebec)
  • Minister of State (Small Businesses and Tourism) (March 3, 1980 - September 29, 1982)
  • Minister of State (External Relations) (September 30, 1982 - August 11, 1983)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (August 12, 1983 - June 29, 1984)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Minister of Public Works (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 98)


June 28, 1984

Hon. Charles Lapointe (Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure the Hon. Member is very fond of rice

June 28, 1984

Oral Questions

krispies, but I think she should be more careful about referring to the possibility of fraud. I think she is using very tendentious terms. As I said in my first reply, I shall make the necessary inquiries and as soon as I have the information, I shall pass it on to the Hon. Member.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TEST SAMPLING OF FIREWORKS
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June 28, 1984

Hon. Charles Lapointe (Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, instead of talking nonsense, the Hon. Member would be well advised to find out exactly how contracts are managed in Canada. The Department of Supply and Services awards 360,000 contracts annually. If the Hon. Member had had the courtesy to give me notice of her question, I would have had the requisite information, which I would then have made available to the Hon. Member. However, I will now have to check before I can give further details. As far as Canadian content is concerned, Mr. Speaker, it is one of the criteria that is always considered when we evaluate contracts. However, we always try to get the best products for the best value, so that Canadian taxpayers will get their money's worth.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AWARDING OF CANADA DAY FIREWORKS CONTRACT
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June 19, 1984

Hon. Charles Lapointe (Minister of Supply and Services):

Statistics Canada reports:

Statistics on the total value of Canadian imports from, and exports to Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, East Germany and Poland for the period 1979-83 are shown on the table below.

CANADIAN EXPORTS (Domestics and re-exports) (thousands of dollars)

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983Czechoslovakia 36,182 128,091 28,238 31,507 15,266Romania 32,290 22,633 9,372 4,576 18,999Hungary 14,377 10,981 11,936 13,772 15,202East Germany 35,979 10,605 4,455 21,552 202,143Poland 276,226 357,403 332,953 359,608 45,860

CANADIAN IMPORTS (thousands of dollars)

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983Czechoslovakia 67,509 63,381 72,890 60,337 54,443Romania 39,469 37,973 46,466 30,479 50,131Hungary 31,215 25,897 31,225 25,531 27,984East Germany 9,776 9,620 12,790 9,695 10,117Poland 82,778 72,159 73,981 43,562 39,512(a) The large increase in Canadian exports to Czechoslovakia in 1980 was attributable to large shipments of pulp and paper industry machinery ($98.8 million).(b) Exports to East Germany in 1983 rose dramatically, due to greatly increased shipments of barley ($139 million) and wheat ($56 million).(c) In 1983, export shipments to Poland fell sharply, primarily because of a large drop in wheat sales (from $348 million in 1982 to $18 million in 1983).(d) With respect to the reduction in imports from Poland over the past five years, a number of product areas were contributing factors, none of which were as pronounced as the cases mentioned above. Some of these were:1979 1983($ million) (S million)Meat and preparations 2.8 0Fur skins undressed 2.6 0Textile fabrics 9.2 4.5Apparel 18.5 5.7Other transportation equipment 6.7 1.1Marine engines and parts 3.1 0Footwear 5.3 2.2

The total drop in these products amounted to approximately $35 million over the five-year period.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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June 14, 1984

Hon. Charles Lapointe (Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank the Hon. Member for her question and for giving me advance notice of the question.

I discussed with the Hon. Member the offer made by the company in her riding. The information I was able to obtain was as follows: The contract will be awarded in the first half of July. At the present time, the Department is checking the quality of certain materials for these emergency bags which will be used by the Armed Forces. Today I am not in a position to say who will or will not get the contract, but I realize that the workers in the company mentioned by the Hon. Member are in a difficult situation. I hope, if the company's price and product is the best one being offered, that it will get the contract.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
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June 7, 1984

Mr. Lapointe:

You are stupid.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ALLOCATION OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FUNDS ON A CONSTITUENCY BASIS
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