Pierre DE SAVOYE

DE SAVOYE, Pierre, B.Sc.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Portneuf (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 12, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Savoye
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=beaa6b76-597d-48c8-aac3-4f0f22efa86c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
consultant, professor

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Portneuf (Quebec)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Portneuf (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 102)


June 8, 2000

Mr. Pierre de Savoye (Portneuf, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the CR Bronfman Foundation produced the Heritage Minutes , but the necessary money was provided by the federal government.

My question is for the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Do the role played by the CR Bronfman Foundation and the source of funding not demonstrate that, in fact, the CR Bronfman Foundation is nothing but a frontman for the federal government?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canadian Heritage
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June 6, 2000

Mr. Pierre de Savoye (Portneuf, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, we have already learned that Bell Canada Média served as a front for the program “Le Canada du millénaire”. Now we learn that the “Heritage Minutes” of Heritage Canada have a link with the CR Bronfman Foundation.

My question is for the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Why is this government, which is so keen on gaining visibility most of the time, with the millennium scholarships for instance, hiding behind Bell Canada Média and the CR Bronfman Foundation?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canadian Heritage
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June 6, 2000

Mr. Pierre de Savoye (Portneuf, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the government has made use of Bell Canada Média and the CR Bronfman Foundation as fronts for the “Heritage Minutes”.

Are we to understand that the government is using the frontman technique to disguise information that is, in reality, nothing but propaganda?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canadian Heritage
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June 5, 2000

Mr. Pierre de Savoye (Portneuf, BQ)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-485, an act to amend the Copyright Act (Minister).

Madam Speaker, the bill I am introducing today proposes that the Minister of Canadian Heritage become the minister responsible for the application of the Copyright Act, except for the purposes of section 44.1 of that act.

This bill is in response to the almost unanimous request of copyright holders who, faced with the Minister of Industry's careless handling of the Copyright Board, are asking that responsibility for the board be turned over to the Department of Canadian Heritage.

This request has been made repeatedly by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, known as SOCAN, as well as by the largest Canadian agency representing the cultural sector, the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Copyright Act
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June 5, 2000

Mr. Pierre de Savoye (Portneuf, BQ)

Madam Speaker, I was listening to the speech by our new member in the House, and at one point he spoke of the agreement Quebec concluded with Newfoundland on the development of Churchill Falls.

He deplored the fact that, in this agreement, few benefits remained for Newfoundland. Perhaps I misunderstood and he could enlighten me, but he seemed to be blaming Quebec for being greedy in signing this contract.

I would like to point out that no one wanted to support Newfoundland in its efforts to build the dam and develop hydro-electric power: neither New York—the Americans—nor the Canadians, nor Ottawa. Only Quebec supported Newfoundland at the time. Although Quebec set rigorous conditions for Newfoundland, no one else would have been satisfied with them, they would have demanded more.

So, we have to go back. It was many years ago. Quebec helped Newfoundland at that time and is prepared to do so again with the development of hydroelectric power at the border between Labrador and Quebec.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Budget Implementation Act, 2000
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