William Herbert JARVIS

JARVIS, The Hon. William Herbert, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Perth--Wilmot (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Perth--Wilmot (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Perth (Ontario)
  • Minister of State (Federal-Provincial Relations) (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Perth (Ontario)
  • Minister of State (Federal-Provincial Relations) (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 205)


May 28, 1984

Mr. Jarvis:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on the same point of order. I clearly heard you call the order of the day. I was in the House and no one from the government side rose to speak. I can absolutely assure the House of that. I hope that Hon. Members opposite, particularly the Minister, will accept my word that no one from the government benches rose to speak.

You recognized the Hon. Member in whose name the motion stands. As I understand the Standing Orders, once having recognized legitimately the member in whose name the Bill stands, because no other member was standing, I think it is quite clear that on the completion of his remarks the debate is closed. If there is to be a division, which I do not expect in this matter in view of the previous interventions, then the debate automatically closes on the cessation of the remarks of the member who now has the floor.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS-MOTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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May 28, 1984

Mr. Jarvis:

Mr. Speaker, I think the Hon. Member misunderstood the question. We were simply giving him the opportunity to disassociate himself personally from some of the things which were contained in his speech as compared to associating himself, quite naturally, in terms of his parliamentary responsibility. If he wishes to take the opportunity to disassociate himself personally from some of the contents of his speech, I will give him the opportunity to do so.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT CORPORATIONS ACT
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May 24, 1984

Hon. Bill Jarvis (Perth):

I wonder if the Minister could explain, Mr. Speaker, if it is by design or by coincidence that the ex-president of his riding association has received an appointment; that one organizer and one former assistant to the Minister of Finance received an appointment, and that a former Minister's assistant received an appointment in Manitoba. Are we to believe that that is sheer coincidence, or is it not, frankly, sheer design on behalf of the Liberal Party?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF FORMER ASSISTANTS TO MINISTERS
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May 24, 1984

Mr. Jarvis:

We in this Party look for competence and success also. But if there are any profits flowing from this sports pool, our concern is that they are not skimmed off by the sticky fingers of a bunch of Grit hacks. That is our concern.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA SPORTS POOL CORPORATION-ALLEGATIONS CONCERNING STAFFING APPOINTMENTS
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May 24, 1984

Hon. Bill Jarvis (Perth):

In that case, Mr. Speaker, if nothing else but in the interests of fairness to Liberals everywhere, I wonder if the Minister could make public the qualifications for appointment. For example, is a 72-hour Liberal qualified, or must he or she have been a long-term member? If he or she is a donor, for how many years and for how much? The simple question is this: what are the qualifications for these Liberals before they receive the Minister's permission to jump into the porkbarrel and wallow around at the taxpayers' expense?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENTS
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