Douglas FEE

FEE, Douglas, B.Ed.

Personal Data

Progressive Conservative
Red Deer (Alberta)
Birth Date
July 21, 1944
personnel manager, teacher, vice-principal

Parliamentary Career

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

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 39)

March 22, 1993

Mr. Doug Fee (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to remind members of this House that March is Red Cross Month. Every year two and a half million Canadians volunteer time or donate blood to the Red Cross.

The Red Cross Society is also active in many other areas. It provides support to people in their homes, in the form of such services as homemakers, sick room

equipment loans and support for veterans and seniors. Last year 13,000 Canadians who suffered minor emergencies and major disasters were helped by the Red Cross.

Whenever we hear media reports about a natural disaster or a war we will also hear that the Red Cross is there providing assistance. Last year the Red Cross channelled some $34 million worth of aid to people in 80 countries around the world.

I would ask all members of the House to join me in wishing the Red Cross Society and its volunteers a very successful Red Cross Month.

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March 17, 1993

Mr. Doug Fee (Red Deer):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the legislative committee on Bill C-113, an act to provide for government expenditure restraint, without amendment.

While I have the floor, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the committee to commend the committee staff for the competent and professional manner in which they handled their duties, especially our counsel, Djenane Boulad, and our researchers, Eric Adams and Kevin Kerr, who actually worked in shifts to provide us with timely information. We had outstanding assistance from our clerk, Robert Normand. All of the

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staff worked long days and provided excellent support. Their efforts were appreciated by all members of the committee.

[Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings.]

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March 15, 1993

Mr. Doug Fee (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, Ottawa was the site of some exciting curling this past week as the Brier came to town. Congratulations are due to Russ Howard and his Ontario rink who won the right to represent Canada at the world tournament in Geneva at the end of the month.

Those watching the Brier saw all sorts of red stetsons in the stands. The trademark hats are being sported by the 1994 Brier committee. They were here to promote next year's event in Red Deer, Alberta.

They did a fine job. Tickets for next year's Brier were snapped up and people are in for a treat when they visit Red Deer next year. There is not a bad seat in our new Centrium and there will be plenty to do between draws. Red Deer is one of the smallest cities to ever host a Brier but the 1994 Brier will be big on hospitality and the enthusiasm of the organizing committee promises a great time for all.

I encourage all curling fans to hightail it to Red Deer for the Brier in 1994.

Subtopic:   THE BRIER
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March 12, 1993

Mr. Doug Fee (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, I do not think that I will need two minutes. The hon. member for Okanagan-Similkameen-Merritt asked me for an indication as to whether or not I was going to support his motion. He knows very well that I have relatives who live in his riding. Unfortunately one of them voted for him which shows a little bad judgment on her part.

I do think this member has shown a little bit of good judgment in this motion and I have no trouble at all in supporting it. The principle in it is real. The government should be supporting small business because, as the previous speaker indicated, small business is the heart of our economy. It is what makes this country go.

While I have the floor I also want to indicate that the Chamber of Commerce in my riding of Red Deer has connected into a computerized program of electronic bulletin boards. It is making information available to its members. Its members in Red Deer have had access to three times as many government contracts during the past year as they have had in the past two years. It is working. The contracts are available to small business.

I am not sure what the hon. member is intending with this motion but it is certainly not going to hurt us to discuss it a little further and to encourage it. It is a good objective and I definitely support it and will be indicating so later.

March 12, 1993

Private Members' Business

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March 12, 1993

Mr. Fee:

Theatrical firms.

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