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 5 of 306)


June 4, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

Mr. Speaker, I think the Hon. Member's question is very basic and indicates a very clear understanding of the role of the cable companies in Canada. It also indicates a sympathy for the position that we in Canada should want to have a thriving cable industry and a strong broadcasting industry of our own. I would only encourage him to speak to his own House Leader to try to pass Bill C-20, since that Bill does indeed deal with the very problem that the Hon. Member raises. I think it is an important problem. I would very much hope that we would have the co-operation of the Hon. Member's House Leader to get this Bill through as soon as possible.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION REGULATION OF TELEVISION CABLE OPERATORS
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May 31, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member raises an obvious question of very great importance. The Hon. Member knows that the CRTC receives applications from various telephone companies across the country on a number of subjects, and that the Government's power to intervene is usually on appeal. The Government doees not at the moment have power of direction over the CRTC. I would very much encourage the Hon. Member to discuss this matter with the critic for the Official Opposition and to seek quick passage of Bill C-20, which would give Parliament and the Government of the day the opportunity to look at this question and to issue directives to the CRTC on the type of architecture we want to have for our telecommunications and broadcasting system in Canada.

Up to now I do not have the co-operation of the Official Opposition in order to bring this Bill forward and pass it quickly before the House rises. I would very much hope that we could do so in order to allow us to make substantial progress in ensuring that the elected representatives of the people are the ones who decide on the architecture of the system.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION REGULATION OF LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE SERVICE
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May 31, 1984

Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):

Mr. Speaker, once again the Hon. Member raises a question of fundamental concern, and one which Canadians will certainly be debating with a great deal of interest in the years to come. I feel that this type of question should be debated in this forum and in parliamentary committees. One way of doing so is the passage of Bill C-20 which-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BELL CANADA-LOCAL SERVICE RATES
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May 31, 1984

Mr. Fox:

-the Leader of the Official Opposition wants us to split in two parts, basically allowing part of it to go through, but not allowing the part to go through which would allow Parliament, and the Government of the day, to have an influence on this type of question-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BELL CANADA-LOCAL SERVICE RATES
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May 31, 1984

Mr. Fox:

-instead of a quasi-judicial body. I would very much hope that, through the Hon. Member's questions, the

Oral Questions

House Leader of the Official Opposition would be sensitized to this question. It is of fundamental importance to the type of telecommunications industry we will have in this country, a fact which the Official Opposition does not yet realize and fails to accept.

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