Robert Phillip KAPLAN

KAPLAN, The Hon. Robert Phillip, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
York Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 27, 1936
Deceased Date
November 5, 2012
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kaplan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8c4715f2-2a10-48a2-bbeb-b3f407c4df4b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Don Valley (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare (October 10, 1975 - September 30, 1976)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (October 1, 1976 - September 30, 1977)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (March 3, 1980 - June 29, 1984)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 752)


June 2, 1993

Hon. Bob Kaplan (York Centre) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-442, an act to amend the Copyright Act.

Topic:   COPYRIGHT ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 2, 1993

Mr. Kaplan:

Madam Speaker, under the Canadian Copyright Act, which follows a British precedent several hundred years old, the copyright of documents which are issued by the government including statutes, for example, are the private property of the Crown. Anyone who copies them theoretically and legally is responsible to pay a royalty for them.

This is inconsistent with the practice in most other countries and the purpose of this proposed law is to abolish the Crown copyright and make public documents public property.

Topic:   COPYRIGHT ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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May 27, 1993

Hon. Bob Kaplan (York Centre):

Madam Speaker, before this Parliament closes down I would like to put some thoughts on the record about the late Marjorie Nichols of our press gallery.

This is not the anniversary of her birth or of her sad and premature death. However her memory still lives with those of us who shared Parliament Hill with her and with her large national following.

I was not a close enough friend to share any of her problems but I was a close enough colleague to go to her for political advice and reaction once in a while. It turns out that I was not the only member of Parliament or minister who did so.

She was a special woman and I regret that the new generation of MPs and senators who find themselves on Parliament Hill will not have Marjorie around for good company and inspiration.

Few journalists go beyond mere reporting of events to write with a perspective that helps to figure out what needs to be done next. Marjorie did. She was a brave loner who cut her own insightful path through Canadian life.

When one tries to define our national identity in this country a lot of it comes down to the few special personalities in public life-

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   THE LATE MARJORIE NICHOLS
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April 22, 1993

Hon. Bob Kaplan (York Centre) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-422, an act to amend the Currency Act (abolition of the cent).

Topic:   CURRENCY ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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April 22, 1993

Mr. Kaplan:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to seek unanimous consent for leave to introduce a private member's bill. I seek unanimous consent because the bill was just tabled yesterday. I have spoken to the House leaders and I

April 22, 1993

believe you will find there is unanimous consent for me to do so.

Topic:   PATENT REVIVAL (SELEGILINE) ACT MEASURE TO ENACT
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