Gilles GRÉGOIRE

GRÉGOIRE, Gilles, B.A., B.Ph., LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Lapointe (Quebec)
Birth Date
May 6, 1926
Deceased Date
November 22, 2006
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_Grégoire
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=acd5380d-f564-427d-821a-4528ecdba8f3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
advertising executive, businessman, journalist, publicist

Parliamentary Career

June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
SC
  Lapointe (Quebec)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
SC
  Lapointe (Quebec)
September 1, 1963 - September 8, 1965
RA
  Lapointe (Quebec)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
RA
  Lapointe (Quebec)
August 29, 1966 - April 23, 1968
IND
  Lapointe (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1152)


March 26, 1968

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Solicitor General, as minister responsible for the R.C.M.P.

Since members, ministers and even the premier in the Quebec legislature are seriously considering the possibility of their telephones being tapped, could the minister tell us whether he is aware of this problem and whether the R.C.M.P. is in any way responsible in this matter?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-REPORTED TAPPING OF TELEPHONES
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March 25, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Chairman, I should like to put a supplementary question to the minister. When he says that in 1970, there will be strips to accommodate giant aircraft, does he mean to say that new strips will be built for the giant aircraft and supersonic planes such as the Concorde, for instance, which will start operating in 1971? Is anything planned in Montreal for supersonic planes? The Concorde, as we know, is expected by 1971 or thereabouts. At that time, will there be landing strips to accommodate those aircraft?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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March 25, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Chairman, I should like to direct another question to the hon. minister.

March 25, 1968

Supply*-Transport

Could he also tell us whether the buoys and other signaling devices in the channel will be maintained? If the channel is to be kept open to shipping, at least up to Montreal, will the hon. minister maintain the buoys system all along the channel up to Montreal?

Before the hon. minister rises to give me an answer, I should like to ask him whether his department sent this year and intends to send next year a notice to all ships venturing into the harbour entrance to the effect that they are proceeding at their own risk and that the ice-breakers will not be there to help them or, on the contrary, whether the department and the icebreakers will do their best in order to facilitate navigation? We know that, in past years, notice was given to the effect that the channel was closed and that those who ventured there did so at their own risk. The notice also mentioned that icebreakers were not there to help navigation.

Will the situation change in the years to come, now that the channel will be open and since it is the policy of the department beginning this year?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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March 25, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Chairman, I would be willing to sit for one hour.

Personally, I have two points to bring up. I shall attempt to do so very rapidly, if I get a good answer. If the house agrees to sit until eleven o'clock, I would be willing to agree to it. Still, if we do not get any replies it could last a long time. I am willing to put my ideas forward without all the arguments. A while ago, I put questions concerning winter navigation and I did not get any answer.

I would therefore suggest that we sit until eleven o'clock and, if the Solicitor General (Mr. Pennell) wants to set a one-hour limit, I should be willing to accept it.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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March 25, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Chairman, instead of speaking on the four or five previous items, I will sum up with the last one. I will restrict myself to two minutes.

It is often said that the dissatisfaction in the province of Quebec is justified. At the present time, the minister is making a tour of this country and of Quebec. Now, one of the fields where there is more reason for dissatisfaction is transportation. In many cases, it comes under the federal jurisdiction: airports, Montreal harbour, Trois-Rivieres harbour, Quebec harbour, the Canadian National Railways, Air Canada, the St. Lawrence river. It is a field that comes under the Department of

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March 25, 1968

Supply-Transport Transport and it is probably the one where there are more grounds for complaint.

Whether the minister remains Minister of Transport or becomes Prime Minister, I ask him to study in depth all the problems which exist in the field of transportation. Let him make no mistake about it: if he wants to please Quebec, he should talk about transportation, because it is in that field that there is most dissatisfaction. There is no improvement, no expansion, no winter navigation on the St. Lawrence. There are many other complaints. Anyone who takes the 11 o'clock train from Montreal to Ottawa never meets an employee who can speak French. There is no bilingualism between Ottawa and Montreal. I do not object to anyone who does not speak French, but he should not be put to work on a line where so many French Canadians travel. The minister should make an investigation about the C.N.R. line between Montreal and Ottawa, especially about the 11 o'clock train at night; he will see that there is not a single employee who speaks French. That is not very pleasant.

The situation has greatly improved as far as Air Canada is concerned, and I want to commend its directors. The European service, for instance, is much better. I used it recently to go to France, and I noticed that. I commend Air Canada in that regard.

But nothing is done by the Canadian National Railways. The minister should remember that this is probably one of the most important fields and one which causes the greatest dissatisfaction at the present time. It is up to him to find solutions.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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