Grant HILL

HILL, The Hon. Dr. Grant, P.C., M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Macleod (Alberta)
Birth Date
September 20, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Hill_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ade99e13-fc06-4228-88ba-76176cde94fb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician, surgeon

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  Macleod (Alberta)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  Macleod (Alberta)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Macleod (Alberta)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Macleod (Alberta)
  • Canadian Alliance Deputy Caucus Chair (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (January 9, 2004 - February 1, 2004)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 2, 2004 - March 19, 2004)
December 12, 2003 - May 23, 2004
PC
  Macleod (Alberta)
  • Canadian Alliance Deputy Caucus Chair (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (January 9, 2004 - February 1, 2004)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 2, 2004 - March 19, 2004)
February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Macleod (Alberta)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (February 2, 2004 - March 19, 2004)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 246)


April 19, 2004

Hon. Grant Hill (Macleod, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the member opposite is very interested in health care, and I give him credit for his speech. There are just two things on which I want to query him.

First, health care transfers have been reduced by his government by $25 billion over five years and only recently have those funds started to be put back in. I do not think that he should overlook that.

Second, he talks about the breaking of the Canada Health Act. One province breaks the portability provisions of the Canada Health Act every day and has since I was practising as a physician. People leave that province, go to another province and cannot be paid the physician's fee. That breaking of the Canada Health Act is something to which his government does not pay any attention. Why not?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Budget Implementation Act, 2004
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April 19, 2004

Hon. Grant Hill (Macleod, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the treatment of hepatitis C victims from tainted blood still haunts the federal Government of Canada.

I will summarize the sorry events. One, the blood system infected about 10,000 Canadians with hepatitis C. Two, the federal government agreed to compensate only those with infection from transfusion between 1986 and 1990. Three, the expert in this area, Judge Horace Krever, asked that there be help given to everyone infected. Four, the federal government refused, while some provinces agreed to give compensation to every victim.

Of the $1.1 billion set aside, only about one-third has been used. There is money available for the forgotten victims.

Fairness suggests Judge Krever's recommendation be followed. When will every victim of tainted blood from hepatitis C be helped?

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Hepatitis C Victims
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March 11, 2004

Hon. Grant Hill (Leader of the Opposition, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, these issues are being put before the Canadian public.

Allan Cutler today produced a memo written to Karl Littler, and this was the Prime Minister's left hand in the finance department. The memo spelled out how the contract to Groupe Everest was inflated. The memo also stated that the minister had been informed. Karl Littler is one of the Prime Minister's closest advisers to this day. He is probably on the road with him right now.

How can the Prime Minister claim to have no knowledge of this scandal when both his right hand and his left hand are up to their elbows in it?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Sponsorship Program
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March 11, 2004

Hon. Grant Hill (Leader of the Opposition, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, back in 1994 this Prime Minister's right hand staffer, Terrie O'Leary, pushed to have Groupe Everest added to the list of approved companies for ad contracts, all done on behalf of this Prime Minister. Groupe Everest was knee deep in the Liberal ad scam.

Today brave testimony by Allan Cutler shines new light on the cozy relationship between Groupe Everest and this Prime Minister.

Will the Prime Minister finally admit that he knew about the genesis of the sponsorship scandal?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Sponsorship Program
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March 11, 2004

Hon. Grant Hill (Leader of the Opposition, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the noose is tightening. Not surprisingly, Groupe Everest was awarded a contract for the finance department. That contract was later boosted by $1 million. Guess what work it did for it? It did zip. It received $170,000 to do no work.

This scam was a precursor to the sponsorship scandal, and it was going on in this Prime Minister's Office. Why was he so willingly complicit in this?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Sponsorship Program
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