Roger John GALLAWAY

GALLAWAY, The Hon. Roger John, P.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 23, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Gallaway
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b27bbbc1-eea6-411d-a831-44c50e747606&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
politician

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons with special emphasis on Democratic Reform (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Sarnia--Lambton (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons with special emphasis on Democratic Reform (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 74)


May 19, 2005

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Sarnia—Lambton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Transport.

Your committee studied the subject of air liberalization in the Canadian airport system following a request by the Minister of Transport on November 18 of last year. The committee travelled across Canada from Saint John, New Brunswick to Vancouver and heard from stakeholders, air carrier unions and provincial governments and has decided to table an interim report.

The committee is also requesting a government response pursuant to Standing Order 109.

At this time I would like to take the opportunity to thank all members of the committee from both sides of the House for their input and diligence and also the committee staff.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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February 22, 2005

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Sarnia—Lambton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I wish to highlight last Sunday's successful national launch of the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families jumpstart program here in the capital region.

Less than one-third of Canadian children from low income families participate in organized sports and recreation. Jumpstart is a community-based charitable program from the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families that helps kids in need participate in organized sports and recreational activities like hockey, soccer and swimming. It is delivered by a nationwide network of local chapters that are made up of leaders from our local communities, including volunteer agencies, sports and recreation associations, as well as Canadian Tire dealers and petroleum agents. It aims to help 20,000 children in its first year alone.

I offer my congratulations to Martha Billes, chair of the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families; Wayne Sales, president of Canadian Tire; and the many partner organizations that are helping Canada's disadvantaged kids get physically active.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Canadian Tire Foundation for Families
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February 21, 2005

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Sarnia—Lambton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Transport. Your committee conducted a number of hearings on the proposed disposal of the federal grain hopper car fleet. We heard testimony from officials of the Department of Transport and from several stakeholders. The committee has formulated some recommendations to the government on this issue.

The report I am presenting is not unanimous. It does have two dissenting opinions.

I take this opportunity to thank all members of the committee on both sides of the House for their diligence and also the committee staff for their work.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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February 15, 2005

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Sarnia—Lambton, Lib.)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-334, an act to amend the Divorce Act (child of the marriage).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill, an act to amend the Divorce Act, child of the marriage.

The bill is about the legal obligation imposed by the Divorce Act on divorced parents to pay child support for their children who are older than the age of majority and who are in fact adults at law. The bill would address that category of persons now inappropriately styled as adult children. The term “adult children” is an impossible legal concept that is only possible in family law and creates adults with rights greater than other adults.

I am certain many members of the House would want to adjust those rights.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Divorce Act
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February 1, 2005

Hon. Roger Gallaway (Sarnia—Lambton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on or about January 11 of this year staff in my constituency offices became aware of a 10 percenter publication printed and mailed in my name, and in every respect purporting to have been sent by me to more than 4,000 named residents of my riding.

On that same day my Parliament Hill office received from House Printing Services a signed copy of a requisition for service for printing purporting to be for and from me, signed by an individual unknown to me. This requisition was signed apparently on December 16, 2004.

On that same day, January 11, I telephoned printing services to enquire further and was provided with a copy of a letter dated December 21, 2004, from the chief government whip which purported to authorize the chief of communications service signing authority for printing services requisition for services in my name and others. Interestingly, the chief government whip's letter was dated five days after this requisition for printing services, namely December 16, 2004.

On or about January 14 my Ottawa office received from the House Material Management Branch a signed copy of a requisition for services for franked envelopes, again in my name and signed by an individual unknown and unauthorized by me, but apparently not the same signature as appeared on the printing services request.

I would point out the following: first, section 12 of by-law 301, members offices by-law, requires individual members of this House to delegate authority in writing to an individual named by the member for many tasks, among and including printing. In brief, no other member of this House can authorize another person to approve printing services in my name and on my account. Second, section 35 of the Canada Post Corporation Act authorizes franking privileges which are for the exclusive use of the member and for no other person.

In summary, I was unaware of the printing of this 10 percenter. It was printed without my written consent or authorization contrary to section 12 of by-law 301.

Moreover, it was mailed unknown to me using my franking privileges without my knowledge or authority contrary to the regulations made pursuant to the Canada Post Corporation Act.

Finally, Mr. Speaker, when you table the annual expenditures of individual members of this House, an amount will be attributed for printing services in my name which were patently not authorized or requested by me.

This chamber operates pursuant to rules enacted under the authority of the Parliament of Canada Act. They are specific and clear, intended for members of this chamber to conduct their own parliamentary function in an orderly and transparent fashion. When unauthorized use of printing and franking privileges are usurped by others unknown and unauthorized by a member of this chamber, it is a clear breach of privilege.

I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, that this wholly unauthorized use of printing services and franking privileges in my name contrary to section 12 of by-law 301 and the Canada Post Corporation Act are prima facie matters of privilege, and with your approval I would move the motion.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Privilege
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