John Stratford BURTON

BURTON, John Stratford, B.A., B.S.A.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Regina East (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
November 27, 1927
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burton_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=93e76cdb-2fc2-48fe-b7f3-d73182159f1c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant, agricultural economist, cashier, farmer consultant

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
NDP
  Regina East (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 237)


November 4, 1975

Mr. John Burton (Regina East):

Can the minister indicate what assurances have been given by the railways that they will maintain their present quantity of rolling stock engaged in grain movement-

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY-ALLEGED SCRAPPING OF FREIGHT CARS-REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION
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July 7, 1972

Mr. John Burton (Regina East):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. Does the government have any policy with regard to the possible entry of American teams into the Canadian Football League, as well as the possible invasion of other areas of Canadian football by American interests? Have he or his officials discussed related aspects of this matter with the Canadian Radio-Television Commission?

Topic:   POSSIBLE ENTRY OF UNITED STATES TEAMS INTO CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE-GOVERNMENT POLICY
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July 5, 1972

Mr. Burton:

I assure the hon. member for Selkirk that he is my friend as well. The minister did not answer one of the points raised by those two members; instead, he raised the administrative point regarding the situation created by having to screen a much greater number of companies than will presumably be the case when this legislation passes the House and the other place.

If the minister wants to grapple with some of the problems involved in foreign ownership and takeovers he must give further consideration to the points raised by my two colleagues. He must do that if he really intends to do something with this legislation. However, we find the minister turning down these proposals carte blanche.

Quite frankly, I think administrative problems would be involved if this amendment were adopted and incorporated in the bill, but at the same time the minister must give some consideration to the proposal. He has not refuted in any way the proposition that there must be some concern over takeovers of small companies as well as companies larger than the minimum size specified in the bill. He has not given any indication that he will move in this direction. I can visualize several different approaches the minister might take if he is to tackle this question and take account of administrative problems. Again the minister has demonstrated he is not really prepared to get down to business and deal with problems with which he should be concerned.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FOREIGN TAKEOVERS REVIEW ACT
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July 5, 1972

How much has the government spent for cancer research in each of the past four fiscal years?

Topic:   FEDERAL PAYMENTS FOR CANCER RESEARCH
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July 5, 1972

Mr. John Burton (Regina East):

Mr. Speaker, I find that the minister has a great deal of difficulty recognizing when help is being offered. We have made very clear our stand on this bill. We feel we need much more comprehensive, and a different type of legislation than that proposed in the bill before us. We are trying to offer suggestions and ways of looking at the particulars of this bill and how we can be of help to the minister. It is interesting to note that in his answer the minister did not deal with a single point raised by my colleagues, the hon. member for Selkirk (Mr. Rowland) and my friend the hon. member for Waterloo (Mr. Saltsman).

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FOREIGN TAKEOVERS REVIEW ACT
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