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 6 of 70)


November 18, 1991

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, the most famous prince of the Catholic Church, Paul-Emile Cardinal Leger, is no longer with us. His passing is mourned by all faithful Catholics in Canada and throughout the world. We have lost our beloved spiritual grandfather.

I remember Cardinal Leger's eloquence and incredible simplicity. Who else but the Cardinal, at the height of his episcopal career, would have dedicated his life to serving the lepers, the most forgotten people on this planet, thus teaching the whole world a great lesson in humility.

The charities of the Fondation Jules et Paul-Emile Leger will perpetuate his cause. I earnestly hope that his deeds will be an inspiration and an example to all those who continue his noble task.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   STEEL INDUSTRY
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November 18, 1991

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the many problems in Oka and Kanesatake, I would like the minister to tell my constituents how soon they can expect to be made an offer so that the extremely difficult situation they have been faced with since the summer of 1990 crisis can finally be resolved.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
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November 18, 1991

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):

Mr. Speaker, having resigned, as you know, from the position of parliamentary secretary, I can ask a question. My

Oral Questions

question is directed to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

The minister and all members of this House know full well that peace has not been restored to the part of my riding called Oka following the summer of 1990 incidents, and understandably so. The minister can also appreciate the hope and anxiety my constituents felt when they read in La Presse last Friday about the allocation of an extra $25 million for the purchase of properties in Kanesatake. Here is my question.

Can the minister confirm that he has requested a $25 million appropriation from Treasury Board to unify Mohawk land in Oka? If this request was granted, can he give this House details concerning the amount of that budget.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
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November 7, 1991

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Halifax is asking the government not to cut women's programs in the Secretary of State this year. Well, her wishes have been answered, there were no cuts in the budget for this year.

As you know, Mr. Speaker, the Secretary of State, like all members in this House, is very sensitive to women's issues. We meet quite often with the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and I think I can say that, despite the fact that we do not always see eye to eye, we maintain an excellent working relationship with the committee, which we wish to continue.

The Secretary of State, along with the Minister responsible for the Status of Women, have demonstrated their commitment to stopping family violence. We have committed $6.6 million over four years to that end. We have targeted underprivileged women, women in remote areas and also native women who face the same kind of problems. We also created a new committee of men and women whose mandate is to look at family violence. I will conclude by saying to the hon. member, who has a keen interest in women's issues, that governments should not be the only ones to act, women themselves should get involved and should fund national committees whose role would be to help our sisters get out of their plight.

Adjournment Debate

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   WOMEN'S PROGRAMS
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October 31, 1991

Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, I went to a meeting with the Federation des parents francophones in Winnipeg, in the hon. member's riding I believe, in St. Boniface.

He knows perfectly well that Francophone parents and Franco-Manitobans are very grateful to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Hon. Brian Mulroney, for saying that he supported and stood behind Franco-Manitobans in their struggle, in 1984, after the Supreme Court's decision on the province's statutes. The hon. member knows perfectly well that the Conservative

government and the Prime Minister enjoy great respect in Manitoba, in his riding.

Mr. Speaker, the reform of the Official Languages Act is the best indication of this government's commitment and vision with respect to the interests and concerns of official language groups.

Our commitment goes further, Mr. Speaker. As partners sharing the same values, the federal government, the provinces and the territories have concluded new bilateral agreements on minority language education and second language education. We have also signed co-operative agreements with nine provinces and territories, to promote an increase in minority language services. We have also increased support for organizations and institutions in official language communities.

The hon. member alluded to a minor problem that occurred in connection with children who wanted to play

Adjournment Debate

hockey in Quebec. Mr. Speaker, I think the hon. member either had a poor interpretation or perhaps misunderstood, because that is what often happens. People tend to misread the facts. I know the hon. member did not pass judgment. I know him well, and I know that he would be the last person to pass judgment on this matter, being the perfectly bilingual member for Manitoba. However, it is all a matter of understanding and occasionally of being more open to our minorities, and so we have these minor problems.

That is all I wanted to say. Thank you Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   LINGUISTIC MINORITIES
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