Douglas FEE

FEE, Douglas, B.Ed.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Red Deer (Alberta)
Birth Date
July 21, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Fee
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c14a576f-4677-40aa-9055-2e18a6132949&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
personnel manager, teacher, vice-principal

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Red Deer (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 39 of 39)


December 20, 1988

Mr. Fee:

Mr. Towers is very well respected in Red Deer, as evidenced by his regular large majorities with every election that he faced. There is no doubt that he had the confidence of a majority of the people in Red Deer. I have been impressed, even in Ottawa, as I wandered the halls talking to my colleagues on both sides of the House with the respect of which they talk about my predecessor. Probably more important than that, when staff members in the Commons, the security guards, even the bus drivers, find out where I am from, they ask and inquire after Mr. Towers and tell me that I have very big shoes to fill. 1 realize that I have big shoes to fill, and I am going to do my best to fill them.

I have also been told that there is only one proper way that I could officially recognize my predecessor, who in addition to providing total commitment to the people of Red Deer, was noted for his poetry. With the indulgence of the House and the Chair and with respect for the poet of Dromore, I would like to offer the following:

There's tough work ahead for Douglas Fee If I'm to serve as well as he Who, with lively verse before me came Into this House of national fame.

Alas no more will this House hear

From Dromore's Bard now in Red Deer

But I am here and though not a bard,

I am prepared to work just as hard.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT MEASURE TO ENACT
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December 20, 1988

Mr. Fee:

Mr. Chairman, first I would like to echo the comments made by my predecessors on both sides of the House. They stated what an honour it was to dedicate their maiden speeches in this House to such an important topic as the free trade debate. I doubt whether Parliament has faced such an important issue since the Second World War.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you and to your colleagues in the chair on your appointments. It is very apparent, even to a newcomer like myself, that you and your colleagues are all held in very high esteem by the House. I wish you very good fortune as you face the challenges ahead.

It is also a privilege for me to stand in this House as the representative for Red Deer. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation and gratitude to the voters of Red Deer for placing their faith and confidence in me. It is with a great deal of humility that I take up this role, standing as I do in the shadow of such a fine and able servant of the people as was my predecessor, the Hon. Gordon Towers.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT MEASURE TO ENACT
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December 15, 1988

Mr. Doug Fee (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me today to share with this House my pleasure about an announcement made a few days ago concerning my riding of Red Deer.

The Caroline Area Gas Development Group, fourteen companies headed by Shell Canada, has announced a proposal to proceed with a $600 million development, including a natural gas refinery and sulphur processing plant near Caroline, Alberta.

Over 1,200 construction jobs will be created.

There will be permanent employment for 150 people locally and over $17 million a year pumped into our local economy.

There is no federal Government funding in this project. These 14 companies are confidently investing in their future because they believe they can compete.

With renewed confidence in government policy and more secure access to U.S. markets to be gained from the Free Trade Agreement, Canadians are going to see more projects like this one in Caroline.

Topic:   CAROLINE, ALTA.-$600 MILLION GAS REFINERY AND SULPHUR PROCESSING PLANT
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