James Armstrong RICHARDSON

RICHARDSON, The Hon. James Armstrong, P.C., B.A.

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (July 6, 1968 - May 4, 1969)
  • Minister of Transport (April 30, 1969 - May 4, 1969)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (May 5, 1969 - November 26, 1972)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (May 5, 1969 - November 26, 1972)
  • Minister of National Defence (November 27, 1972 - October 12, 1976)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
  • Minister of National Defence (November 27, 1972 - October 12, 1976)
June 27, 1978 - March 26, 1979
IND
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 322)


January 25, 1979

Mr. Richardson:

I ask the Prime Minister in all sincerity, through you, Mr. Speaker, is he hearing from the people or is he hearing from a few members of the task force who are echoing his own words?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
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January 25, 1979

Hon. James Richardson (Winnipeg South):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau). As the Prime Minister knows, the Task Force on Canadian Unity travelled extensively in Canada and heard many views. I know something about those views because I participated at the meeting in Winnipeg and made a presentation to the task force, but the report that we have before us today in many respects does not reflect the view of the

National Unity

Canadian people which I heard expressed not only in Winnipeg but in other places. On the other hand, it seems to follow very closely the pattern of the old Bill C-60 which was before the House and "A Time for Action" to which the Prime Minister himself referred a few moments ago.

My question to the Prime Minister is whether he believes that this report which we have before us today is a reflection of the will of the people of Canada, or is it just a reflection of a few hand-picked members of the task force?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
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December 5, 1978

Mr. Richardson:

Mr. Speaker, my supplementary question is directed to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister seems to say that he does not have the evidence, and that these reports are unfounded. I have in my office the evidence that I am talking about.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
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December 5, 1978

Mr. Richardson:

I receive in my office 400 or 500 letters a day, from all provinces of Canada, which indicate-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
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December 5, 1978

Mr. Richardson:

In brief, my question is: in light of this evidence, will the Prime Minister listen to the Canadian public? Will he modify and reconsider his plans to entrench language rights and his concept of language equality into the Constitution of Canada?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
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