Edmund Boyd OSLER

OSLER, Edmund Boyd

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
Birth Date
August 21, 1919
Deceased Date
April 1, 1987
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Boyd_Osler_(Manitoba_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=be8e0cb4-2058-47ef-b522-fa399e471973&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
insurance executive, writer

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 87)


July 6, 1972

Mr. E. B. Osier (Winnipeg South Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of National Health and Welfare. A citizen named Lawrence Paul Rubin reputedly worked for the Le Dain Commission some two years ago and was fined $150 in an Ontario court for possession of hashish. Last winter he was working in the prairie provinces and a Manitoba court fined him $350 for possession of hashish. On both occasions he seems to have been working in one way or another in a federally-appointed job. I am wondering whether the minister can tell us what further schemes he or any other minister may have up their sleeves to spread federally sponsored largesse further among the other provinces?

Topic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
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July 6, 1972

Mr. Osier:

I wish to speak on clause 7, Mr. Chairman. I was disappointed with the amendment put forward after the dinner hour by the leader of the New Democratic Party, But before dinner I thought some members on the opposition side were making a point which was most interesting. I should like to submit this view to the minister. If modification means making partial changes, I cannot but agree that neither the union people nor the employers, after all the agony they have been through, should be willing to accept modifications, partial changes in the agreement they have reached. I beg the minister to consider putting the word "temporary" in front of "modifications" in the clause because I think this is what he is really getting at. I do not believe anybody wants to force the parties concerned down an alley from which they cannot escape.

I do not wish to put forward an amendment since it is obvious that if the government is willing to accept an amendment it will do so, and if it does not wish to acdept an amendment it will not do so. I do not want to play games. I beg the minister to consider making this slight change in clause 2(b) which would let both the parties off a thorny hook. If there is no money available, neither party can live up to this agreement; but if money looks like becoming available one cannot, surely, expect the longshoremen or the employers to accept modifications which might be permanent. I ask the minister to consider this point.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE PORTS OPERATIONS BILL MEASURE TO PROVIDE FOR RESUMPTION OF LONGSHORING AND RELATED OPERATIONS
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June 22, 1972

Mr. Osier:

How many were there last month?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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June 22, 1972

Mr. Osier:

How many were there last month, compared to the month before?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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June 19, 1972

Mr. Osier:

Mr. Speaker, has any major Canadian airline advised the minister that it intends to challenge the constitutionality of some aspects of this bill as it seems to impede their ability to service the country?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
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