Cyril KEEPER

KEEPER, Cyril, B.A., M.A.

Parliamentary Career

February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
NDP
  Winnipeg--St. James (Manitoba)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
NDP
  Winnipeg North Centre (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 342)


September 29, 1988

Mr. Keeper:

Insensitive.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN HERITAGE LANGUAGES INSTITUTE ACT
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September 29, 1988

Mr. Keeper:

I think the Prime Minister (Mr. Mulroney) will call his press conference for ten o'clock and will put us on the road to a new Parliament. If we have the election call tomorrow and the election on November 21 we do not want the Minister reporting on these activities-even if it is a Minister of the New Democratic Party, only four years hence. The same applies to a Liberal or Conservative Minister. We want the report to come within three years so that the next Parliament will have a chance to consider the report.

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   CANADIAN HERITAGE LANGUAGES INSTITUTE ACT
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September 29, 1988

Mr. Cyril Keeper (Winnipeg North Centre):

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I know that I am maturing as I spend time in this place, but I am sure you would not confuse me with the Hon. Member for Winnipeg North (Mr. Orlikow). That reminds me of when I was in Winnipeg last week and was coming back to Ottawa. I stopped in at the airport and gave them my ticket. The clerk passed me my ticket and said, "Mr. Knowles", so I thanked him for the compliment. I hope that that is a good omen.

The legislation with which we are dealing to establish the Canadian heritage languages institute and the motions that are before us deserve the attention of this Parliament. It is too bad that more time was not spent at committee level in order to deal with this legislation. If that had been the case perhaps there would not have had to have been so many motions before us.

Motion No. 5, which in essence says that the Minister would report on the institute's activities after three years rather than after four years, makes a great deal of common sense. That certainly is not something that always characterizes this place or always characterizes amendments to legislation. This is a good amendment because, if we have the election, as I expect, called tomorrow morning . . .

Topic:   PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Subtopic:   CANADIAN HERITAGE LANGUAGES INSTITUTE ACT
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September 29, 1988

Mr. Keeper:

Why are you afraid to mention aboriginal people?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN HERITAGE LANGUAGES INSTITUTE ACT
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September 29, 1988

Mr. Cyril Keeper (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I have a story here from the Victoria Times of September 21. Carol Pickup of Saanich, British Columbia, made public an internal post office memo she said was designed to teach Saanich a lesson for refusing to co-operate with Canada Post with respect to the installation of supermailboxes. The memo states:

Please be advised that any new customer for supermailbox delivery will not be issued a compartment, even if the (green) box has spare compartments.

The reason for the above is, Saanich council has refused to co-operate with Canada Post.

Please ensure you follow the above.

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Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA POST CORPORATION
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