Gérald LANIEL

LANIEL, Gérald

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 8, 1924
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gérald_Laniel
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ac2deb3a-df24-46e0-836e-f56573763ca6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
insurance broker, military, reservist

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Beauharnois (Quebec)
  • Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (October 8, 1970 - May 9, 1974)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
  • Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (October 8, 1970 - May 9, 1974)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (September 30, 1974 - December 14, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (September 30, 1974 - December 14, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (March 4, 1980 - February 28, 1982)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1637)


June 27, 1984

Mr. Gerald Laniel (Beauharnois-Salaberry):

Mr. Speaker, since I have decided not to run in the event a general election is called and also because the House is adjourning for the summer at the end of this week and on Thursday I shall be travelling with the Minister of Veterans Affairs to Charlottetown, I want to take this opportunity to say goodbye to all my colleagues in the House.

Mr. Speaker, after twenty-two years in Parliament, I think my decision is certainly justified, but I want everyone to know that it is as hard to leave as it is to enter politics. One becomes very attached to the task of serving the people and to the duties of an elected representative, which include sitting in this Chamber and watching history being made every day. There

are also the friendships that develop between colleagues and transcend differences of opinion, political parties and ideologies.

Mr. Speaker, I too have developed a great fondness for Parliament and this House where, for nine years, I was one of those who sat in the Chair, and where for five of those years I was Deputy Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I personally want to thank you and your predecessors for the consideration you have always shown me.

I want to thank the entire staff of the House with whom I have had an excellent working relationship and whose services were many.

Finally, a special word of thanks to all my colleagues for the spirit of kinship we shared. I want to thank the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Official Opposition, the Leader of the NDP and their predecessors, and also the Member for Yellowhead.

The best of luck to the new Leader of the Liberal Party and future Prime Minister of Canada.

My best wishes to all, my dear friends, and until we meet again.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 21
Subtopic:   FAREWELL MESSAGE BY MEMBER FOR BEAUHARNOIS-SALABERRY
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June 21, 1984

Mr. Laniel:

I think that half of them will no longer be here!

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE ACT
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June 21, 1984

Mr. Laniel:

And much younger!

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE ACT
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June 5, 1984

Mr. Gerald Laniel (Beauharnois-Salaberry):

Mr. Speaker, considering the various representations made in the past by the Dieppe prisoners of war who were kept in chains for 18 months and were subjected to every kind of bad treatment, such as undernourishment and unsanitary living conditions, and who were held in captivity for 36 months; considering that a number of them demonstrated on Parliament Hill at noon today, the 40th anniversary of D-Day, when Canadian troops landed in Normandy; for all those reasons, I think that the Government should review the scale of compensation automatically paid to former prisoners of war in Europe, which now ranges from 10 to 20 per cent, and increase to at least 30 per cent or more the compensation paid to former Dieppe prisoners of war who were involved in a very ill-conceived military operation which proved to be the worst fiasco of World War II.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT PRISONER OF WAR COMPENSATION FOR DIEPPE VETERANS BE REVISED
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May 31, 1984

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Laniel):

The House will now proceed to questions and comments. Are there any questions? The Hon. Member for Humboldt-Lake Centre (Mr. Althouse) on debate.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ALLOTTED DAY, S.O. 62-NON-CONFIDENCE MOTION-REVENUE CANADA
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