Maurice Adrian DIONNE

DIONNE, Maurice Adrian, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Miramichi (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
August 26, 1936
Deceased Date
November 17, 2003
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_A._Dionne
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ba852ff7-6032-40eb-a0ab-40ad79bdac9a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
school principal, teacher

Parliamentary Career

July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Northumberland--Miramichi (New Brunswick)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (October 10, 1975 - September 30, 1977)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Northumberland--Miramichi (New Brunswick)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Northumberland--Miramichi (New Brunswick)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Miramichi (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 214)


November 20, 1991

Mr. Dionne:

I rise on a point of order. It seems to me that we are not properly represented in this House since there is no minister in the House.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   TELESAT CANADA REORGANIZATION AND DIVESTITURE ACT
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November 4, 1991

Mr. Maurice A. Dionne (Miramichi):

Mr. Speaker, for the last year and a half, the farming community has been waiting anxiously for the Atlantic Livestock Feed Initiative phase II agreement, better known as ALFI II.

This program was put in place in order to help Atlantic farmers reach self-sufficiency in grain production. It is extremely important for the future of agriculture in Atlantic Canada.

At the present time, Atlantic farmers pay a lot more for their feed grains than other Canadian farmers because of the very high transportation costs. ALFI II will help our agricultural community to become less dependent on transportation costs.

A couple of weeks ago, the Minister of Agriculture decided to maintain the ALFI II program for Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

I call on him now to make a positive decision for New Brunswick because Atlantic Canadian farmers are awaiting his decision.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC LIVESTOCK FEED INITIATIVE
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October 24, 1991

Mr. Maurice A. Dionne (Miramichi):

Mr. Speaker, in February 1991 at the Prime Minister's request the University Research Committee of the Royal Society of Canada released the report Realizing the Potential: A Strategy for University Research in Canada. I wish to express my enthusiasm for that report which seems to have been forgotten by the government which is so preoccupied with the bottom line.

I would especially urge the government to accommodate the report's recommendation that the budget of the three research councils be increased. I know that the government is concerned with the deficit. I agree that we must spend within our limits the money we have to spend.

I also agree with one of Canada's foremost entrepreneurs Mr. John Panabaker of Mutual Life that the recommended expenditure on research council, which is

less than one-tenth of 1 per cent of the GNP over five years, should be dramatically increased.

Mr. Speaker, it is time that this government realize the most important resource of this country is its people. Let us harness that resource to its full potential.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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October 21, 1991

Has the Minister of Supply and Services made renovations or improvements to his House of Commons office and, if so, in each case (a) who received the contract (b) what was the nature of the contract (c) what was the total cost?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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May 29, 1991

Mr. Maurice A. Dionne (Miramichi):

Mr. Speaker, I have been in this place now for some 13 years. I have seen good days and I have seen bad days in the House of Commons. I have never seen a worse day than today. Unless we smarten up we are going to destroy our own institutions.

The government should be the custodian of Parliament and the opposition should be its watchdog. Today, this Parliament was treated by the Government of Canada in absolute and total contempt.

For hours this afternoon there was no minister of the Crown in this House. I am glad the Minister of Justice is here to hear what I am saying because she should be the one most concerned about how the laws of this country are promulgated.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   REINSTATEMENT OF BILLS
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