Morris P. BODNAR

BODNAR, Morris P., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.,

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Saskatoon--Dundurn (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
September 4, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Bodnar
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=94149a29-0a58-4b95-b7d1-3600efd63c1a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Saskatoon--Dundurn (Saskatchewan)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Western Economic Diversification (February 23, 1996 - July 9, 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (February 23, 1996 - July 9, 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (February 23, 1996 - July 9, 1997)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 41)


April 16, 1997

Mr. Morris Bodnar (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry, Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member asks an interesting question. It is a matter I will have to take up with the minister. We will take that question under advisement.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Hyundai Plant In Bromont
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March 19, 1997

Mr. Morris Bodnar (Saskatoon-Dundurn, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the issue of section 745, the faint hope clause, should be dealt with without trying to capitalize politically on the misfortune of the families of victims. Section 745 needs constructive discussion.

In my opinion section 745 should be eliminated and discretion returned to the sentencing judges. This would eliminate injustices and would allow judges leeway in sentencing. A judge could rule that an Olson or a Bernardo would never be paroled and they would never darken the door of the parole board, not even after 25 years. Someone who has committed murder under extenuating circumstances could be ordered eligible for parole in a much shorter time.

Let us eliminate section 745, return discretion to our judges and return to making good laws, rather than politically capitalizing on the misfortunes of victims' families.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Justice
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March 19, 1997

Mr. Bodnar

You should be embarrassed at what you are saying.

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Canadian Census
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March 19, 1997

Mr. Bodnar

Ludicrous.

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Canadian Census
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March 11, 1997

Mr. Morris Bodnar (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry, Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, just to remind the hon. member, Saskatchewan is under the Canadian Wheat Board, for his information. Maybe they do not look across the border but we know what the Canadian Wheat Board is. That may be a surprise to him.

He made reference to a strike in 1994 which dealt with the transportation and movement of grain in western Canada, and in Canada generally, and the extremely high cost which resulted, which was in the hundreds of millions of dollars. At that time the cost to the Canadian economy was in the range of $200 million per day as a result of that strike. As a result, the government decided that it was important to sit on Saturday and Sunday to pass back to work legislation to ensure that people got back to work and that less money would be lost to the Canadian economy. That was done and people got back to work.

Perhaps the hon. member can tell us why on the Saturday only 6 Reformers were present and why only 12 or 13 showed up on the Sunday to vote when there was no-

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Canada Labour Code
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