James McPhail GILLIES

GILLIES, James McPhail, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Don Valley (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 2, 1924
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gillies
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e45f7173-ad17-418f-8c99-ebdb53bb237e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
economist, educator

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Don Valley (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Don Valley (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 251)


March 16, 1979

Mr. Gillies:

Mr. Speaker, given the fact that beef today is selling at $70 per hundredweight in Omaha and $84 per hundredweight in Toronto, the difference is exactly the difference in the exchange rate. Surely the minister must understand that the depreciation of the dollar is one of the major reasons for the increase in the price of beef in Canada today. It is exactly the differential.

I ask the Deputy Prime Minister, and I ask him in terms of his previous reincarnation as an economist, is it the position of the government that we can get inflation under control in this country as long as we have a stance on monetary and fiscal policy-I notice the increase in the money supply is 10 per cent, year over year, with real growth at 3 per cent-that leaves us with an exchange rate at 85 cents? I am not talking about pegging the dollar; I am talking about a change in the structure of monetary and fiscal policy to get the dollar up in order to control inflation. Is it the government's position that they need do nothing about that?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
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March 16, 1979

Mr. James Gillies (Don Valley):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister. Is it the position of the Deputy Prime Minister that because the Canadian dollar is selling at a discount, this has no effect on domestic beef prices?

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Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
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March 14, 1979

Mr. Gillies:

The first suggestion in the House of Commons for a one-price system across the country was introduced by the hon. member for Halifax; the minister ought to know that. It had nothing to do with his party.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUTURE SUPPLY OF OIL FROM MULTINATIONAL OIL POOLS
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March 14, 1979

Mr. Gillies:

It is very difficult to come to a question with the answers we are receiving here today. Seeing that the minister is moving into a policy which, indeed, could take Canada away from the possibility of participating in the multinational, general oil pools for the allocation of oil around the world, I ask the minister what specific leverage he is bringing against the multinational oil companies right now to assure that under no circumstances will Canada not be able to acquire oil from the multinational oil pools. The only time we hear anything about energy from that party is when there is a crisis.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUTURE SUPPLY OF OIL FROM MULTINATIONAL OIL POOLS
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March 14, 1979

Mr. Gillies:

Not as short as yours.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUTURE SUPPLY OF OIL FROM MULTINATIONAL OIL POOLS
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