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 876 of 880)


October 31, 1968

Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Labour. Some time ago I asked him to look into an allegation of discrimination apparently indicated by a young lady regarding Eskimos. Is he now prepared to make a statement in that regard inasmuch as he did undertake to look into the matter?

Topic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY IN NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
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October 30, 1968

Mr. Alexander:

Mr. Chairman, I have listened with great concern to this debate and I am a little confused why a limit has been set in new section 17 (4). The minister indicated that what he was trying to do was to attempt to place the Indian on the same footing as everybody else. If so, of necessity he should not have referred to a sum of $100,000. Therefore, speaking to the subamendment it seems

October 30, 1968

Farm Credit Act

to me that this can be offensive from the Indian point of view. Whether a band consists of 50 members, 1,000 members of 5,000 members the minister has arbitrarily set a figure that can only mean there will be hardship. There can be no question about that because he has stated that a band can get only $100,000. Yet at the same time he says the government is trying to treat Indians just the same as anyone else. It cannot treat Indians the same as anyone else when it includes a provision like this stipulating that a band is entitled to only $100,000. If he wants to treat the Indian with some respect and appreciate his dignity I plead with the minister to consider the subamendment and the amendment.

If the minister accepts them he will be able to take cognizance of a band consisting of 1,000 people. I am not too well aware of the number of men, women and children that usually form a band, but does the minister not realize that when he stipulates $100,000 he is restricting whatever good this legislation may achieve? I plead with the minister to appreciate the fact that we are dealing with people. He is talking about corporate entities, partnerships and associations. We are dealing with people.

If we are going to move toward the just society, here is an ideal opportunity for parliament, and particularly the government, to be just. Let us recognize that a band can consist of 2,000 people. If we do not recognize that fact then I say this new section smacks of discrimination. It is offensive, and we do not want that record in the first session of this parliament. I ask Liberal backbenchers to pay particular attention to these amendments that are attempting to show there is discrimination. There is discrimination because the bill now says it does not matter how many people are in a band, and no matter what their capital projects are they can get only $100,000. I plead with the minister, let us not be offensive in new subsection 4. Let us be interested in seeing to it that this measure does have some merit.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FARM CREDIT ACT
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October 30, 1968

Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):

I just wish to contribute something constructive to this swinging question hour. I notice the Minister of Justice is here, and that earlier he was speaking on behalf of the Minister of Transport. I should therefore like to direct a question to him. Has the minister any indication now, or can he confirm the fact, that the task force will be visiting Hamilton, Ontario; and, if so, when?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON, ONT.-HEARING OF BRIEFS BY TASK FORCE
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October 28, 1968

Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, I did ask a question of the Minister of Transport on Friday of last week which in his absence was handled by the Minister without Portfolio. However, in view of the urgency of the matter I will have to direct my question to the Prime Minister. All Hamilton is waiting for the answer. Perhaps the Prime Minister could advise the house whether in fact any studies took place over the week end to determine if the task force is or is not going to visit Hamilton, Ontario.

Topic:   HAMILTON, ONT.-HEARING OF BRIEFS BY TASK FORCE
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October 28, 1968

Mr. Alexander:

In view of the statement the right hon. gentleman has made, I wonder whether he would undertake to see to it that an answer is given, preferably a favourable answer, for the benefit of all Hamilton on Wednesday.

Topic:   HAMILTON, ONT.-HEARING OF BRIEFS BY TASK FORCE
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