Robert Knight ANDRAS

ANDRAS, The Hon. Robert Knight, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Thunder Bay--Nipigon (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 20, 1921
Deceased Date
November 17, 1982
Website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c5839d00-6380-4e74-91ce-c7dedadc181e&Language=E&Section=ALL
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c5839d00-6380-4e74-91ce-c7dedadc181e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
automobile dealer, businessman

Parliamentary Career

November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Port Arthur (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Port Arthur (Ontario)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (July 6, 1968 - June 29, 1971)
  • Minister of State for Urban Affairs (June 30, 1971 - January 27, 1972)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (January 28, 1972 - November 26, 1972)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Port Arthur (Ontario)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (January 28, 1972 - November 26, 1972)
  • Minister of Manpower and Immigration (November 27, 1972 - September 13, 1976)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Port Arthur (Ontario)
  • Minister of Manpower and Immigration (November 27, 1972 - September 13, 1976)
  • President of the Treasury Board (September 14, 1976 - November 23, 1978)
  • Minister of State for Economic Development (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Thunder Bay--Nipigon (Ontario)
  • Minister of State for Economic Development (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 674)


December 6, 1979

Hon. Robert K. Andras (Thunder Bay-Nipigon):

Mr. Speaker, that negotiation has not been resolved, and it is now seven months later. Let me try another one with the Prime Minister.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATE OF NEGOTIATIONS ON CANADA-MEXICO OIL AGREEMENT
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December 6, 1979

Mr. Andras:

Following my question about Canada-Mexico relations yesterday, will the Prime Minister confirm that it is only really within the last several days that the Canadian ambassador to Mexico has begun conversations with Mexican officials about the renewal of the invitation for President Portillo's visit to Canada, which was scheduled for May and postponed because of the election, and in fact that no formal invitation as of now-seven months later-has gone from the Prime Minister to the president of Mexico?

If that is essentially correct-which 1 am told it is-then why has there been this neglect and delay which, along with these other measures of inaction, is causing a cooling of relationships with Mexico, a very valued friend of this country?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATE OF NEGOTIATIONS ON CANADA-MEXICO OIL AGREEMENT
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December 6, 1979

Mr. Andras:

It has not been signed.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REASON CANADA-MEXICO OIL AGREEMENT NOT RATIFIED
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December 5, 1979

Hon. Robert K. Andras (Thunder Bay-Nipigon):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister on that same matter with regard to the negotiations with Mexico. In view of the fact that as of May there was an initialed agreement with Mexico providing for the sale of 50,000 barrels a day in 1980, and 100,000 barrels a day in 1981, to Canada, that that agreement simply awaited the planned arrival in Canada of the President of Mexico, for final ratification and announcement, that the price between Canada and Mexico was at world prices and not spot prices, that I am informed- of which I would like to have confirmation and explanation- that the only contact with Mexico on that agreement since the election is a message to scratch the word "Petro-Canada" from the agreement, and that there have been no further serious negotiations of any substance whatsoever, can the Prime Minister confirm and explain the neglect, in the face of a potential shortage of oil with which we are all dealing right now?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH MEXICO FOR OIL SUPPLY
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December 5, 1979

Mr. Andras:

Mr. Speaker, 1 have a question relating to the Prime Minister's final comment. Would the Prime Minister explain to the House, again based on information which 1 have been given, that there has been little or no contact with the President of Mexico to re-invite or reconfirm his invitation to Canada which was postponed, understandably, during the election period? Also, the Prime Minister might explain or confirm that there is a serious deterioration, as a result of this inept performance by this government vis-a-vis Mexico, regarding relations between those two countries which are so important to both countries?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH MEXICO FOR OIL SUPPLY
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