Robert Alfred CORBETT

CORBETT, Robert Alfred

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Fundy--Royal (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
December 14, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Corbett
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=aa4f6101-0038-477c-8c4c-7323743534ab&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

October 16, 1978 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Fundy--Royal (New Brunswick)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Fundy--Royal (New Brunswick)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Fundy--Royal (New Brunswick)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Fundy--Royal (New Brunswick)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Fundy--Royal (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 117 of 121)


March 8, 1979

Mr. Corbett:

Mr. Chairman, it appears to be a rather loose framework for dealing with the various commodities. Can the parliamentary secretary give the House any indication of how the Canadian Transport Commission, which I would assume is the governing body and the one making the decision, will decide which will be exempt and which will not? Could he tell us what guidelines will be taken to determine which commodi-

Shipping

ties will or will not be involved? For instance, will there be dollar values put on, tonnage, or things of this nature?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING CONFERENCES EXEMPTION ACT, 1979 MEASURE TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRACTICES FROM PROVISIONS OF COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
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March 8, 1979

Mr. Corbett:

Mr. Chairman, it is my understanding of this particular set-up that there is an open class conference and a closed conference. Apparently the United States has been involved in an open type of conference and the Canadian conference is presently closed. From the information I have, the United States is now moving toward the concept of the closed conference. Can the parliamentary secretary indicate what the future direction of the Canadian conference might be in this regard? If it is toward a continuing closed conference, will the parliamentary secretary indicate what procedures a new shipper might have to go through in order to be accepted by the Canadian Transport Commission?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING CONFERENCES EXEMPTION ACT, 1979 MEASURE TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRACTICES FROM PROVISIONS OF COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
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March 8, 1979

Mr. Corbett:

Mr. Chairman, I should just like to put one point to the parliamentary secretary for clarification. Clause 15 establishes that members of the shipping conference shall provide information sufficiently satisfactory for conducting a meeting, which I assume deals with information that perhaps is in conflict between the groups. We then get to clause 16.

Shipping

Under subclause (2) we have reference to confidentiality and it is noted that information shall not be made public in such a manner as to be made available for the use of any business competitor of the persons to whom the information relates. It seems to me that these statements are contradictory, one to the other, and that they work against the purposes of the ideas of each group. Certainly if that is not the case this is less than crystal clear, at least to me. Could the parliamentary secretary give us some clarification in that regard?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING CONFERENCES EXEMPTION ACT, 1979 MEASURE TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRACTICES FROM PROVISIONS OF COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
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March 6, 1979

Mr. Corbett:

In the light of what he has just said, will the minister have his officials contact the C.D. Howe Institute in an attempt to set them straight, so that people who may not have read the bible from cover to cover may be instilled with as much faith as those who have?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATISTICS CANADA
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March 6, 1979

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. A report published by the C.D. Howe Institute in December claimed that figures supplied by Statistics Canada are inaccurate, misleading and hastily contrived.

Recently, the minister said the people of Canada accept the material published by Statistics Canada as though it were the bible. Would the hon. gentleman comment on these conflicting views? Has he had any discussion with the chief statistician on this matter?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATISTICS CANADA
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