Howard Russell MACEWAN

MACEWAN, Howard Russell, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Central Nova (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
May 8, 1925
Deceased Date
June 29, 2008
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_MacEwan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d7ca3778-89a3-43db-b8de-b3e0445d4000&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Central Nova (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 201)


December 10, 1970

Mr. H. Russell MacEwan (Central Nova):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Prime Minister following the question asked by the hon. member for Cumber-land-Colchester North. Would the Prime Minister and the government now reconsider the decision they have made on the Bay of Fundy tidal power project in order to provide badly needed electrical energy to the eastern seaboard of the United States, which would be an excellent export from the Atlantic area to the United States?

Topic:   POSSIBLE SALE OF ELECTRICITY TO UNITED STATES THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF FUNDY TIDAL POWER
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November 27, 1970

Mr. H. Russell MacEwan (Central Nova):

Mr. Speaker, we of the Official Opposition welcome the statement the minister has made in the House today on this most important matter. I did not realize that the question I directed to him yesterday would get him going so quickly, but I thank him for doing so.

Shipbuilding subsidies were introduced by the former government under the right hon. member for Prince Albert (Mr. Diefenbaker) as a program to assist the industry in this country to become competitive with foreign shipyards. As we all know, to the end of 1969 the

November 27, 1970

Shipbuilding Program

subsidy amounted to 25 per cent but under the present plan will decline to 17 per cent by 1973.

I commend the minister for the step he is taking to assist our shipyards in getting into the export market. This is important, but it is only a stopgap measure and something of greater permanence must be brought forward. I commend to him, as I did yesterday, the recommendations of the Robertson Committee on Shipbuilding. As he pointed out, there are 21 recommendations in that report. Among them is a recommendation that subsidies on commercial shipbuilding remain at 23 per cent for deliveries prior to June 30, 1973.

Also of importance are the subsidies under the Department of Fisheries and Forestry in respect of fishing trawlers. These must also be maintained because of their importance.

I think the minister and the government should take cognizance of recommendation No. 1 of the Robertson Committee Report:

That the government develop, formulate and state a maritime policy that will ensure fulfilment of Canada's maritime interests, and that it establish appropriate organizational arrangements for continuous implementation of that policy.

I always believe in starting at the beginning so I commend recommendation No. 1 to the minister. We welcome the assistance in respect of export markets and we look forward to a permanent maritime policy which will help the shipbuilding industry of this country. The measures taken are helpful but a permanent policy must be forthcoming at an early date to assist in solving the unemployment problem. As the minister has said, activity in Canadian shipbuilding yards has been at a low level this year. The only way it can be brought to a higher, permanent level is by the government coming forward with a permanent and complete maritime policy.

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENSION PROGRAM
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November 26, 1970

Mr. MacEwan:

In the consideration of this matter, is it the intention of the government to bring forward and examine the recommendations made by the Robertson committee on shipbuilding?

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF MEASURES TO ASSIST INDUSTRY AND ALLEVIATE UNEMPLOYMENT
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November 26, 1970

Mr. H. Russell MacEwan (Ceniral Nova):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. In view of the heavy unemployment in the country, could the minister advise whether the government intends to bring forth measures to assist the shipbuilding industry in Canada at an early date?

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF MEASURES TO ASSIST INDUSTRY AND ALLEVIATE UNEMPLOYMENT
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November 19, 1970

Mr. MacEwan:

You haven't said anything yet. Go ahead.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
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