John Mercer REID

REID, The Hon. John Mercer, P.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kenora--Rainy River (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 8, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mercer_Reid
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8cd6c785-293e-4f33-8d82-a119256eca2d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lecturer, professor, teacher

Parliamentary Career

November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Kenora--Rainy River (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
L L
  Kenora--Rainy River (Ontario)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Kenora--Rainy River (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council (December 22, 1972 - December 21, 1973)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council (January 1, 1974 - May 9, 1974)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Kenora--Rainy River (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council (September 15, 1974 - September 14, 1975)
  • Minister of State (Federal-Provincial Relations) (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Kenora--Rainy River (Ontario)
  • Minister of State (Federal-Provincial Relations) (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Kenora--Rainy River (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 334 of 334)


January 24, 1966

Mr. John M. Reid (Kenora-Rainy River):

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January 24, 1966

Mr. Reid:

This responsibility has now

passed on to me and I wish to assure you, sir, that I shall do my best to ensure that the Liberal Labour Association of Kenora-Rainy River shall be heard forcefully here in the house as it will in the Senate through Senator Benidickson. I should say too, that when Senator Benidickson was member of parliament he gave his constituency a service that has set an extremely high standard for me to follow. I have been into areas in the constituency that I was not aware he had visited, and I am finding out daily that he has done more good than I can ever hope to do if I spend the same time in the house as he did. My ambition is to be as good an M.P. for Kenora-Rainy River as he was, and this will certainly keep me busy.

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January 24, 1966

Mr. Reid:

The riding of Kenora-Rainy River is, I am told, the fifth largest in population in Ontario and the second or third largesi geographically. Its population is spread out

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almost evenly, and we are dependant for our very survival on a few basic enterprises.

Our constituency is right up against the Ontario-Manitoba border, and this gives us a feeling of isolation. We are the hinterland of Winnipeg, and yet our political capital in provincial affairs is Toronto. At the present time northwestern Ontario as a whole is going through far-reaching and impressive technological changes. We are also going through the birth pangs of new sociological changes, because we have no built-up urban base in the riding and are suffering from a decline in population, capital and growth. In comparison with the national average, we are static or even declining.

Although statistics show that northwestern Ontario is at the national average in such things as unemployment rates, income levels and rate of growth, the part of northwestern Ontario which I happen to represent, that of Kenora-Rainy River, is an exception to this trend. Part of it, as I have said, is the hinterland of the Canadian lakehead, but this is only a very small part. The rest of the riding looks to Winnipeg, and this has led to certain frustrations.

In the speeches of the hon. member for Dollard and the hon. member for York-Scarborough we heard a little about separatists. Well, Mr. Speaker, there is a separatist movement in my constituency as well. This movement wants to break off from Ontario and join up with the province of Manitoba.

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January 20, 1966

Mr. J. M. Reid (Kenora-Rainy River):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of National Health and Welfare. Has the minister received any complaints from railway employees concerning the way in which the Canada Pension Plan is being integrated?

[Mr. Scott (Danforth) .1

Topic:   CANADA PENSION PLAN
Subtopic:   COMPLAINTS FROM RAILWAY EMPLOYEES RESPECTING INTEGRATION
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