Lincoln MacCauley ALEXANDER

ALEXANDER, The Hon. Lincoln MacCauley, P.C., C.C., K.St.J., O.Ont., C.D., Q.C., LL.B., LL.D

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Hamilton West (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 21, 1922
Deceased Date
October 19, 2012
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Alexander
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c1f28411-ee02-4c23-9765-00b8c66fa99b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Hamilton West (Ontario)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Hamilton West (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Hamilton West (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Hamilton West (Ontario)
  • Minister of Labour (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Hamilton West (Ontario)
  • Minister of Labour (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 880)


May 2, 1980

Mr. Alexander:

Answer my question.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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December 11, 1979

Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, surely the hon. member would not want me to make a comment on something that is purely within provincial jurisdiction-and there is no question about that. I think what the hon. member has referred to is broader-based bargaining. As the hon. member may recall, a report was handed down in the past year or so, the Bairstow report, that indicates this is a matter that should be under intensive study by the federal government.

I can assure the hon. member that this matter, in terms of wider-based bargaining, is under intensive study but we certainly do not intend to take any leadership from any province. In short, I know the hon. member was just playing jokes when he asked me to make a comment on a subject that is purely within provincial jurisdiction.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ORGANIZED LABOUR
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December 10, 1979

Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for that very important question. As 1 understand it, Mr. Couture was concerned about the fact that we not receive some 10,000 refugees which was the understanding of all the parties involved. In terms of who is telling the truth, 1 must state that I stand by the Minister of Employment and Immigration, who indicated that he had consulted with the provinces and they were in agreement with his plan, given the fact that the total number involved is 50,000.

As the hon. member knows, there was a recent release, under the date of December 6, which has now placed more emphasis on the private sector in order that moneys can be freed to assist those who are suffering in Cambodia which, in all, is still part of the refugee question. In other words, we had

December 10, 1979

Oral Questions

the 50,000 limit, but we are involved with the Kampucheans and also with other refugees.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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December 10, 1979

Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, 1 think it has already been indicated by the minister that there is, indeed, a great need in Cambodia. We have not given up the refugee program one bit, but there are two prongs to it: one happens to be the boat people, and the other happens to be those in Cambodia who are suffering from lack of food, who are in need of temporary shelter and who are in need of medical aid. Therefore, this is a good cause.

In terms of reversing ourselves, I have no knowledge at this time whether the minister will or will not, but my understanding is that he intends to proceed in accordance with the press release, which he has now on his desk, dated December 6.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF AID PROGRAM
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December 6, 1979

Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I will not answer the question of whether I think the strike is legal or not. 1 think the hon. member knows that under the provisions of the Code, the Canada Labour Relations Board is the proper forum to determine whether any disruption-and 1 call it a disruption-is illegal.

As far as the conciliation commission report is concerned, I understand that it will be in my hands, with the necessary

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recommendations which I hope will be satisfactory and will lead to a just settlement, by the middle of December. At that time we hope hon. members will accept the report. 1 can also advise the hon. member that the company has brought before the board a procedure regarding cease and desist with respect to disruptions that are taking place right now. It is my understanding that this will be heard tomorrow.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LABOUR DISPUTES
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