Kenneth Albert JAMES

JAMES, Kenneth Albert, B.A.Ec.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 5, 1934
Deceased Date
September 24, 2014
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_James_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9117937f-b7bc-4454-8914-ddeecf186989&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, farmer, marketing manager, sales manager

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (April 13, 1988 - April 4, 1989)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (April 13, 1988 - April 4, 1989)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour (April 5, 1989 - March 10, 1993)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (March 11, 1993 - June 24, 1993)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (September 1, 1993 - October 26, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 82)


June 16, 1993

Mr. Ken James (Sarnia-Lambton):

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by many constituents of mine in Sarnia, Corunna, Brigden and Point Edward. It has been certified correct as to form and content by the clerk.

These constituents call upon Parliament to enact legislation providing for a referendum of the people binding upon Parliament to accept or reject two official languages, English and French, for the government and people of Canada, and also to accept the acceptance or rejection of the proposed amendments to be determined by a majority vote of the total votes cast in the whole of Canada, together with a majority vote in a majority of

June 16, 1993

the provinces, with the territories being given the status of one province.

Topic:   NATIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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June 15, 1993

Mr. Ken James (Sarnia-Lambton):

Madam Speaker, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River need careful planning. As finite resources these waterways must readily serve the generations to come.

Regretfully, the recent recommendations of the International Joint Commission's levels reference study failed to meet that need. The six-year old study ought to have produced regulatory plans to address the concerns of riparians and allow them to stay on the shore. However, all of these plans were rejected by the study board.

A constituent of mine, Mr. Duncan McCracken, chairman of the Great Lakes Coalition, submitted a three lakes plan, which was also rejected.

Shoreline property owners were not happy with the terms of reference of the IJC study or its recommendations. This study has only managed to "teach riparians not to park their homes on the lakes".

The IJC should not accept this study and it should be sent back to the committee with a new chairperson. A workable regulatory plan is needed and required.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   GREAT LAKES
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June 14, 1993

Mr. Ken James (Sarnia -Lambton):

Madam Speaker,

I too would like to congratulate our new Progressive Conservative leader, the Lion. Kim Campbell. I know that she and all members of the House will be interested in my statement today.

I rise today to bring to the attention of all members of the House and indeed all Canadians, the activities and efforts of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. The goal of the society is to fund research into the prevention, detection, treatment and the cure of breast cancer.

At this time the group needs computers, supplies,

equipment and so on. But what the Breast Cancer Society of Canada needs most is the time and dedication of interested volunteers, Canadians from coast to coast, to make this a truly national effort and organization.

If members of the House or Canadians across the country are interested in information on becoming a part of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada they should contact the president, Mr. Lawrence Greenaway, at 401 St. Clair Street, Point Edward, Ontario, N7V 1P2, or call the national headquarters at 1-800-567-8767.

Today I encourage all Canadians to get involved in this worthy cause.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BREAST CANCER SOCIETY OF CANADA
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June 10, 1993

Mr. James:

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce a private member's bill which will amend the Young Offenders Act and the Criminal Code in consequence thereof.

A good number of residents in my riding of Sarnia- Lambton, local law enforcement officials and members of the judiciary have expressed concerns and suggestions with respect to the Young Offenders Act.

In response the purpose of this bill is fourfold. First, it defines a young person as someone being between the ages of 10 and 16.

Second, it will instruct a judge to give primary consideration to the protection of society when considering a transfer to adult court for repeat young offenders and those charged with a violent offence.

Third, the bill will ensure that any young person who is found to experience a destructive home environment and who is convicted is directed to proper rehabilitation facilities.

Finally, it will make the criminal record of an offender available to the offender's school principal.

It is with great pleasure that I rise today to introduce these amendments on behalf of my constituents of Sarnia-Lambton.

Topic:   YOUNG OFFENDERS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 10, 1993

Mr. Ken James (Sarnia-Lambton) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-453, an act to amend the Young Offenders Act and the Criminal Code in consequence thereof.

Topic:   YOUNG OFFENDERS ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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