Lise BOURGAULT

BOURGAULT, Lise, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Argenteuil--Papineau (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 5, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lise_Bourgault
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9740fef8-8654-47c0-b33d-7004b484fd41&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, real estate agent

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Argenteuil--Papineau (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (October 15, 1987 - December 11, 1988)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Argenteuil--Papineau (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (October 15, 1987 - December 11, 1988)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (December 12, 1988 - April 4, 1989)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare (April 5, 1989 - May 7, 1991)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (May 8, 1991 - November 18, 1991)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 70)


May 4, 1992

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present a petition from several people in my riding who humbly ask Parliament-I will read it-

-to enact legislation providing for a referendum of the people binding upon Parliament to accept or reject constitutional amendments proposed by the government.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE ACT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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May 4, 1992

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Ottawa-Vanier referred in his speech to the latest report of the Economic Council of Canada, concerning education and occupational training in Canada.

Could the hon. member for Ottawa-Vanier tell me whether he agrees with what many have said to the effect that there is nothing new in that report, that the Economic Council of Canada did not do exhaustive research before publishing it but only compiled data-at least those I checked-that were two or three years old and were published by the provinces, which are responsible for education, of course? Well, that is a statement and obviously I do not deny that there is a problem. But is using the Economic Council of Canada with what it costs taxpayers to produce a report that was already produced by provincial authorities not a waste of money? The Economic Council and several other organizations no longer have a reason to exist, since the provinces have within their jurisdiction organizations that can do the work very well, instead of duplicating such organizations.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   AN ACT TO DISSOLVE OR TERMINATE CERTAIN CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BODIES MEASURE TO ENACT
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April 9, 1992

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that the federal Minister of Forestry, the Quebec Minister of Forests, Albert Cote, signed a four-year federal-provincial subagreement on forest development this morning. This agreement, a calm in the present constitutional storm, provides $136 million, to be paid equally by both of the governments involved.

I am glad that private forest producers will benefit most from this agreement, because most of the funds, $100 million, will be for private forest development in Quebec. A major thrust of the private forest development program will be a silviculture initiative emphasizing the development of some 80,000 hectares of natural forest and the replanting of about 46,400 hectares of private forest.

The agreement signed this morning also provides for the development and implementation of a geo-forest information system and for forest development on the Upper North Shore.

I congratulate the federal Minister of Forestry, and his parliamentary secretary, the hon. member for Champlain, on successfully negotiating this issue.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FOREST DEVELOPMENT
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April 9, 1992

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, my question was for the Minister of Public Works but in his absence I will direct it to the Minister of Supply and Services.

Canadian unity is a priority for all of us. At a time when we speak of abolishing barriers between our provinces it seems important to take concrete action and in this instance there is an urgency to build a new bridge between Hawkesbury, Ontario, and Grenville, Quebec.

I would like to ask if the federal government will soon undertake construction of a new bridge between Grenville, Quebec, and Hawkesbuiy, Ontario, and if the negotiations on cost sharing which were undertaken a very long time ago between the three levels of government involved have finally produced results?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PERLEY BRIDGE
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March 31, 1992

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, as I listen to the hon. member for Mount Royal, the first thing that comes to my mind is that it would be absolutely necessary for the government to be able to print money in order to solve the numerous problems that many Canadiens are facing.

It is absolutely absurd to hear things such as: "If the government must review the allowance program for widows, this could be applied to divorced people and others that might need that money". It sounds as though the government is no longer capable to act because it is

March 31, 1992

Supply

always subjected to the decisions made by the Supreme Court of Canada following the implementation of the famous Charter of Rights and Freedoms that the Liberals left untouched.

I would like to ask a question of the member for Mount Royal. I approve of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but I often wonder if it would not be possible to amend this famous charter in order to avoid excessive recourse to the courts, thus preventing the government from acting selectively when a certain group has a particular need. The member is aware that 50 year old people now want to have access to the Program for Older Worker Adjustment, just like the 55 year olds. If the government agreed, you would then say: Why not make the 45 year old workers eligible? Surely, the government must impose some limits.

When the Liberals were in power, they set up a scientific research program that was a national scandal, a fraud of $1 billion through a program that had been decided by the former finance minister of the Liberal government. Just imagine if the government had that one billion dollars. Programs such as Canada Works, and all the others; the tap was open. The Liberals had money and there was no problem. We got here in 1984 and we inherited that legacy. Of course you inherit serious problems in times of recession. It is very nice to make statements of principle and to try to make political capital on the backs of children and women in difficulty, but what is our capacity as a nation to pay? The Liberals from the other side of the House never answered that question.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ALLOTTED DAY, S.O. 81-WOMEN'S RIGHTS
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