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 5 of 1152)


March 22, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Chairman, I do not want to delay the business of the house, but I would still like to remind the hon. Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (Mr. Pepin) of the problem I have repeatedly brought up in

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Supply-Energy, Mines and Resources this house in the last tour years, and ask him what decision his department has reached in this regard.

We know that the hon. Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources is responsible for the boundaries between the various provinces and the Northwest Territories. We also know that in the last few months the hon. minister has introduced bills in this house to delineate the boundaries between Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories.

On those occasions, I suggested to the minister that the same thing should be done for Quebec, in particular as regards the islands surrounding Quebec which are twelve miles distant from the Quebec shore.

The minister knows that this problem interests many people in Quebec; no doubt he has read the book by Mr. Michel Brochu, geography professor at the Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales. Besides, the minister knows that this is a problem that should be settled.

If the minister will also take the trouble of rereading some answers given in 1963, I think, before a standing committee of this house, he will realize that, at that time, the representative of the Northwest Territories had no objections at all to new boundary lines between Quebec and the Northwest Territories. These boundary lines would leave with Quebec the islands surrounding the province and located twelve miles from the shore at low tide.

Mr. Chairman, I should just like to ask the hon. minister whether he would tell us what the intentions of his department are on that subject? Does the hon. minister intend to introduce very soon a piece of legislation, as he did for the other provinces, so as to set the boundary lines between Quebec and the Northwest Territories? Could the hon. minister give us his viewpoint in that respect and tell us briefly what his department intends to do about this.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, MINES AND RESOURCES
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March 20, 1968

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, just like the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles), I see that we will meet again on April 23 after a recess. At that time, it will be much more difficult to have any legislation now on the order paper passed.

We expect, as the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre said, that the next prime minister will then want to prorogue the current session and open a new one.

The hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre mentioned a very important bill which appears on the order paper, that is Bill No. C-190, and we would also like to see it passed before recess.

But there is another legislation which, we hope, will be passed during this session, and I would ask the government house leader to place it among the measures to be passed before the adjournment proposed in the motion before us. It is Bill No. C-186 entitled "An Act to amend the Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act".

Everybody knows, Mr. Speaker, that we have been asking for at least two years, amendments to the Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act and the composition of the Canada Labour Relations Board.

A cabinet committee studied the problem. At least three ministers, the hon. Minister of Labour (Mr. Nicholson), the hon. Minister of

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Adjournment on Completion of Business Manpower and Immigration (Mr. Marchand) and the hon. Member of the Administration (Mr. Mackasey) have spoken very strongly in favour of Bill No. C-186.

Moreover, on several occasions, we asked the right hon. Prime Minister if he would take the necessary steps for this bill to be passed during the present session, and he always seemed to be very much in favour of the idea that Bill No. C-186 should be passed during this session.

Now, if the government took the trouble to create a special cabinet committee if three ministers and the right hon. Prime Minister are directly interested in having Bill No. C-186 passed as soon as possible, I feel that, under those circumstances, not only should Bill No. C-190, which I strongly support, be included in the legislation to be passed before adjournment, but also Bill No. C-186 which I favour even more.

Mr. Speaker, I think we are ready to consider the motion for second reading of this bill. By the way, yesterday, the chairman of the committee on labour and employment asked for the unanimous consent of the house in order that the committee might sit during the sittings of the house yesterday in order to prepare its report. We gave that unanimous consent. The committee sat yesterday. I think it is now ready to present its report on Bill No. C-186 which I think could be passed very quickly.

If the government is willing to co-operate and accept the suggestion that the two bills, Nos. C-190 and C-186, be passed before the house adjourns, all the members of the opposition will then show much greater co-operation with regard to the speedy passage of the supplementary estimates and interim supplies which the government is asking.

Therefore, I appeal to the spirit of co-operation of the government house leader. If he is willing, to proceed with those two bills which, as stated earlier by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre, have been introduced and endorsed by the government, we are ready to co-operate fully for the passage of the supplementary estimates, interim supply and the two bills I have just mentioned, namely Bills Nos. C-190 and C-186.

A good impulse on the part of the government leader will be followed by the full cooperation of the opposition; in fact, we can probably complete our business even more quickly, with the government's co-operation.

DEBATES March 20, 1968

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT TO APRIL 23 ON COMPLETION OF CERTAIN BUSINESS
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March 19, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Speaker, if the Minister of Justice thinks that we shall never come into power, it is all to my credit, because I

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Personnel Changes in Standing Committees did not join that party to assume power, but rather to promote ideas.

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March 19, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Very well, I shall not mention any name, and I will carry on with my quotation:

I notice in the Liberal old guard the same cynical stupidity; in the youth associations, I find tire same selfish docility, and in between-

This, Mr. Speaker, is the answer to the question which the Minister of Justice asked me.

-and in between, men of my generation who are trembling with anticipation because they had a glimpse of the painted face of power.

It is the painted face of power and honours which have made the Minister of Justice change his mind since 1963.

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
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March 19, 1968

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Speaker, I want to direct my remarks to the Chair, but what I am doing today is so serious that I cannot help quoting certain statements of the Minister of Justice in order to denounce afterwards the antidemocratic reflexes of the "aboulic Liberal flock".

This is what the Minister of Justice said in a situation like that-

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