John Lewis SOLOMON

SOLOMON, John Lewis, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Regina--Lumsden--Lake Centre (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
May 23, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Solomon_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ac9f56df-f63c-4bf1-9503-e8905341e689&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
business consultant, businessman, corporate planner

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
NDP
  Regina--Lumsden (Saskatchewan)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (January 11, 1996 - January 30, 2000)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
NDP
  Regina--Lumsden--Lake Centre (Saskatchewan)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (January 11, 1996 - January 30, 2000)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 172)


October 18, 2000

Mr. John Solomon (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, NDP)

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from many Canadians.

These people are very unhappy with the Liberal cuts to health care. They are unhappy with the $30 billion we have lost in health care funding from the federal government. They are especially unhappy with the $700 million in lost revenue at the federal level in Saskatchewan. They are opposed to the Liberals and the Alliance driving our health care system toward the American style privatized system.

The petitioners are asking parliament to stop for profit hospitals and restore federal funding of health care, to increase the federal government's share of health care funding to 25% immediately, and to implement national prescription drug and home care programs.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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October 18, 2000

Mr. John Solomon (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from constituents and other Canadians who are unhappy with the Liberal feel good legislation that has done nothing to protect our communities from criminals.

The petitioners are calling upon the Government of Canada to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to prevent persons convicted of serious crimes from being released from custody pending the hearing of their appeal except in exceptional circumstances.

They are also calling upon the government to spend a bit more money on securing our communities by sinking more cash into both the RCMP and local police forces.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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October 16, 2000

Mr. John Solomon (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my second and final petition is related to crime.

The criminal code has not been amended by the Liberal government to defend our defenceless citizens from crime. They are asking the House of Commons to amend the criminal code to prevent persons convicted of serious crimes from being released from custody pending the hearing of their appeal, except in exceptional circumstances. This is in response to the fact that they believe it is too easy for convicted people to get out of their five year sentences and so on.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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October 16, 2000

Mr. John Solomon (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of many Canadians who are very concerned about the broken Liberal promises. The Liberals in the last couple of elections promised national programs for home care and prescription drugs. They promised to adequately fund health care.

The petitioners are very unhappy with the Liberals for having choked health care to the point where they are asking parliament to stop now the fourth plank of the Liberal platform to privatize hospitals and to set up a two tier health care system.

They are asking for a restoration of federal funding. They are asking the federal government to immediately implement a national home care program and a national program for prescription drugs.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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October 6, 2000

Mr. John Solomon (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition to present from Canadians in British Columbia and other parts of the country. They are very concerned about the lack of an action plan by the federal government with respect to an energy defence system.

We need an energy action plan to defend our economy. The Americans have one, and the Canadian government has refused to defend consumers, farmers and small businesses from the price gouging of the vertically integrated oil companies.

They are asking parliament to establish an energy price commission which will hold the oil companies accountable for their price increases.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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