Arthur Jacob (Jake) EPP

EPP, The Hon. Arthur Jacob (Jake), P.C., O.C., B.A., B.Ed., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Provencher (Manitoba)
Birth Date
September 1, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Epp
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a59b2ec7-63a6-4ab2-adc9-53f2dea03531&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business executive, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
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  Provencher (Manitoba)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
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  Provencher (Manitoba)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
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  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
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  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
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  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Minister of National Health and Welfare (September 17, 1984 - January 29, 1989)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
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  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Minister of National Health and Welfare (September 17, 1984 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (January 30, 1989 - January 3, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 920)


April 29, 1993

Mr. Epp:

He left right after his speech.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ALLOTTED DAY, S. O. 81-NATIONAL DEFENCE
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April 20, 1993

Hon. Jake Epp (Provencher):

Mr. Speaker, how he describes the tobacco industry is accurate. Experience, and bitter experience, teaches us that. On the one hand, it says it does not want young people to smoke but on the other hand it promotes smoking for young people.

I think we can say that Canada today is a leader in the anti-smoking crusade. We have had difficulty, for example, with tobacco farmers. I disagree with the hon. member that it is easy for tobacco farmers to switch over to other crops that are at least as financially beneficial to them as is tobacco. The land in the Delhi area is possibly not as suited to replacement crops. That is a reality we face.

Having said that though, there is a bottom line. I believe the tobacco industry is an amazing industry. It is the only industry that promotes death, destruction, fire, health loss, illness and a shortened life span and makes it glamorous. It is the only industry that is able to do that. It has a phenomenal marketing ability.

If one listens to my words they sound very harsh but they are absolutely accurate. Take a look. What next step does the member feel that Canada should take to promote public health policy, and particularly the reduction of smoking, especially among young people in Canada?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS TARIFF
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December 11, 1992

Hon. Jake Epp (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources):

Madam Speaker, the hon. member has been very faithful in his promotion of his province and also for nuclear power.

Lepreau L-l in New Brunswick is without any question of a world-class standard. It was my hope that we would be able to develop an agreement with New Brunswick. New Brunswick has informed us that it will not need that type of power before well into the next century.

We have finalized a memorandum of understanding with Saskatchewan whereby, tied in with 25 per cent of the world's uranium production that is now located in Saskatchewan, we will put together a deal, especially

December 11, 1992

Routine Proceedings

now after the NDP in Saskatchewan has supported the nuclear industry.

What we will do is ask of the NDP in the memorandum of understanding the same consideration for the nuclear industry as we asked of the previous government in Saskatchewan. I think it is a good deal for Saskatchewan, for Canada and for the nuclear industry.

As I say to the hon. member, we ask of the NDP government in Saskatchewan the same deal as we asked from the Grant Devine government.

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Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR INDUSTRY
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December 10, 1992

Hon. Jake Epp (for the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-104, an act respecting an agreement regarding treaty land entitlement in Saskatchewan entered into on September 22, 1992 among Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, Her Majesty the Queen in right of Saskatchewan and the Keeseekoose, Muskowekwan, Ochapowace, Okanese, Piapot, Star Blanket, Yellow-quill, Beardy's & Okemasis, Flying Dust, Little Pine, Moosomin, Mosquito Grizzly Bear's Head, Muskeg Lake, One Arrow, Pelican Lake, Red Pheasant, Saul-teaux, Sweetgrass, Thunderchild, Witchekan Lake, Canoe Lake and English River bands, and respecting an agreement regarding treaty land entitlement in Saskatchewan entered into on September 23, 1992 among Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, Her Majesty the Queen in right of Saskatchewan and the Nekaneet band.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN TREATY LAND ENTITLEMENT ACT
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December 10, 1992

Hon. Epp (for the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-103, an act to provide for the repeal of the Land Titles Act and to amend other acts in relation thereto.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LAND TITLES REPEAL ACT
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