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 7 of 121)


February 7, 1992

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Madam Speaker, following the tragic murder of Nina de Villiers on August 9, 1991, my constituents have asked me to present a petition to the House of Commons asking that the government revise the Parole Act, the Bail Reform Act, as well as the Criminal Code of Canada, to deal with people who are out on parole and who in this case has committed a further grievous crime.

Topic:   MOTION OF NON-CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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December 5, 1991

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure all members will join me in wishing success to the peace conference on the Middle East which convened in Washington, D. C. yesterday.

After years of turmoil and much suffering there is hope for peace in the region and we commend the parties which are actively participating to achieve this.

Having recently visited the area, I can assure the House there is considerable optimism and hope that the problems of the region can be resolved through dialogue and that a number of issues can be resolved, including a homeland for the Palestinians.

In this regard one recognizes the patient and persistent efforts of U. S. President George Bush and Secretary of State James Baker to initiate and ensure the success of the peace process.

At this season when we reflect on the message of peace on earth, there is no better example than the Washington conference. We welcome the chance for diminishing tensions and confrontations.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   MIDDLE EAST PEACE CONFERENCE
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November 29, 1991

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Madam Speaker, yesterday an agreement for regional development in the province of Quebec was announced. The agreement involves a contribution of $160 million by the Government of Canada and $140 million from the province of Quebec.

I would like to point out that the government has made very significant contributions to regional development not only in Quebec but in my region, Atlantic Canada, and in the west.

In the budget of 1989 this government announced a regional development allotment for each of the major regions of Canada. The $160 million federal share of yesterday's agreement is from a previously non-allocated portion of Quebec's allotment. In the Atlantic provinces this five-year regional development allotment has a value of $2,125 billion. That is an average of $425 million a year for each year within the current funding framework to be spent on developing the economy of Atlantic Canada.

Developing the economies of all parts of Canada is a priority of this government. It is most unfortunate that some members of the opposition feel compelled to whine and complain every time support is given to a region other than their own, especially when it is-

Topic:   CANADA LABOUR CODE
Subtopic:   REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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October 28, 1991

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Mr. Speaker, once again this government would like to thank the Independent Order of Foresters for proclaiming October as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The IOF's continued commitment to the prevention of child abuse and the dedication of professionals and volunteers are fine examples of the work being done in co-operation with the government to bring awareness of this crucial societal problem because child abuse is a problem that concerns all Canadians.

Child abuse, whether physical, sexual or emotional is the problem of society as a whole and of each person as an individual and only by working in collaboration with all levels of government and non-government organizations will we begin to stop these tragedies.

In this spirit the government renewed our commitment toward the prevention of child abuse by announcing a new four-year family violence initiative in February 1991. It involves seven federal departments and agencies and will encourage the development of programs which increase public awareness, effective prevention and treatment measures, enhanced training of professionals and volunteers and exchange of information.

This government is committed to working toward the elimination of child abuse.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 31
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June 14, 1991

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Madam Speaker, the spirit of multiculturalism is ultimately the spirit of Canadian unity. Multiculturalism makes it possible for all Canadians to fully contribute to the building of a stronger and more united Canada.

The Canadian Multiculturalism Act unanimously adopted by the Parliament of Canada seeks to remove the barriers that divide us from one another, barriers such as racism and discrimination.

In its repeated attacks on multiculturalism the Reform Party and its leader shows it knows little or nothing of what this great countiy is all about.

On the other hand in the Globe/CBC poll in April 84 per cent of Canadians, 84 per cent said any new constitutional arrangement must reflect the multicultural nature of Canada. It is very easy to appeal to people's fears and uncertainties. It is very difficult to build a society of fairness and equality of opportunity for all. Mr. Manning has chosen the easy path. This government, which has done so much to bring a new vision to Canada, will not.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   MULTICULTURALISM
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