Francis FOX

FOX, The Hon. Francis, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.L., D.E.S., LL.M., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Blainville--Deux-Montagnes (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 2, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Fox
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8c88b631-34e1-4a75-a603-833894d455c1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
executive, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Argenteuil--Deux-Montagnes (Quebec)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Argenteuil--Deux-Montagnes (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (October 10, 1975 - September 13, 1976)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (September 14, 1976 - January 27, 1978)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Blainville--Deux-Montagnes (Quebec)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Blainville--Deux-Montagnes (Quebec)
  • Minister of Communications (March 3, 1980 - June 29, 1984)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (March 3, 1980 - September 21, 1981)
  • Minister for International Trade (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
August 29, 2005 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Blainville--Deux-Montagnes (Quebec)
  • Minister for International Trade (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 306)


June 27, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

1. Yes, an application was filed by NorthwesTel Inc. on March 8, 1984. The rate increases requested are as stated in the question, with the following exceptions:

(b) (iii) PBX, charge for unlisted number, increase 5.8 per cent instead of 6 per cent.

(g) (iv) Private wire installation charges, average increase 11.26 per cent (under restructuring of tariff) instead of 10 per cent.

(h) Telex service, equipment rental rates up to 7 per cent instead of 10 per cent.

Yes, the Minister of Finance did make a statement on this subject in his budget speech on February 15, 1984.

2. When the CRTC decision regarding this application is issued, it will be reviewed within the context of the government's policy of limiting price increases for goods and services sold by the federal Government, Crown corporations, and federally regulated industries.

June 27, 1984

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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June 26, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

I am

informed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

1. (a), (b), (c) and (d) Yes. These expenses are components of over-all program costs, and it has not been customary to require the CBC to provide such details of its internal management and administration. The background to this custom is explained in detail in the reply to question No. 2,530 answered November 6, 1975.

2. (a) Ten. (b) One. In the period January 30, 1984 through March 7, 1984, these employees were in the Fort Nelson/Fort St. John area at various times to provide radio and television coverage of the wolf hunt. It should be noted that the services of, and/or the tape produced by, those recording for English television were shared between the Journal, CBC British Columbia regional television, the National and the CBC's French national television newscast, the Telejournal.

3. No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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June 26, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

I am

informed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

1. The number of CBC personnel attending the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, including all reporters and technical staff was 71. This group serviced four CBC networks-English television, English radio, French television and French radio- and provided coverage of Olympic events from seven different venues.

2. (a) and (b) Such costs are components of the over-all cost of the special programming produced for the Olympics, and it has not been customary for Parliament to require the Corporation to provide such details of its internal management and administration. The background to this custom is explained in detail in the reply to question No. 2,530, answered November 6, 1975.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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June 18, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

I am

informed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

June 18, 1984

Yes, in the period March 1, 1983 to January 31, 1984 loans, as detailed below, were made by the CBC-the CBC has no subsidiaries-to its employees:

(i) (ii) (i) (ii) (Hi)Date Loan Date Loan (b) Amount of Interest Made Due Loan Rate Purpose

s

Apr. 01/83 Apr. 01/88 12,750 Nil Relocation-Housing1June 20/83 June 16/88 12,500 Nil Relocation-HousingSept. 15/83 Sept. 15/88 21,400 Nil Relocation-HousingSept. 15/83 Sept. 15/88 21,000 Nil Relocation-HousingOct. 18/83 Oct. 18/88 6,500 Nil Relocation-HousingNov. 28/83 Nov. 28/88 8,500 Nil Relocation-HousingDec. 15/83 Dec. 15/88 14,000 Nil Relocation-HousingDec. 15/83 Dec. 15/88 17,500 Nil Relocation-HousingDec. 20/83 Dec. 20/88 8,700 Nil Relocation-HousingJan. 04/84 Jan. 04/89 9,250 Nil Relocation-HousingJan. 04/84 Jan. 04/89 4,125 Nil Relocation-HousingJan. 10/84 Jan. 10/89 26,000 Nil Relocation-HousingJan. 23/84 Jan. 23/89 8,000 Nil Relocation-HousingAug. 02/83 Feb. 29/84 7,000 10% Foreign Posting2Aug. 16/83 Aug. 16/86 15,000 10% Foreign Posting1 Where the Corporation requires an employee to relocate to an area where the cost of housing of comparable standard is significantly higher,, assistance in meeting this additional cost may be provided in the form of an interest-free loan for a limited period of time. The CBC policy in this regard is in line with that of other large Canadian corporations and government departments.2 Where the Corporation assigns an employee to a foreign location, a posting loan may be made to aid in the transition from Canada to the foreign country. The Foreign Service Directives of the Government of Canada apply to all such loans.

Topic:   INDIAN ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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June 12, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

Mr. Speaker, a number of phone calls are made on a daily basis between officials of my Department and the Canada Council. I think it is quite obvious that there must be a working relationship between them. A number of issues, including ongoing issues, are indeed discussed during the course of these conversations.

After having reviewed the matter with my Deputy Minister, he informs me that there were indeed no instructions given to the Director of the Canada Council along the lines suggested by the Hon. Member. These may have been interpreted as instructions, and this is probably what Mr. Porteous is suggesting. But I have informed the House that there were indeed no instructions of that kind, and that perhaps the conversation was misunderstood.

To make it even clearer than that, I am referring to two earlier statements on the part of two Ministers of the Crown indicating that the Canada Council was welcome to appear before that committee. As a matter of fact, I personally told Mr. Porteous that the Canada Council ought to appear in front of that committee if it felt there were points which ought to be discussed and clarified.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TELEPHONE CALL MADE BY DEPUTY MINISTER
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