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 250 of 251)


January 10, 1973

Mr. Gillies:

I also want to add my congratulations to the mover and seconder to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne and only hope that my remarks will approach theirs in eloquence and substance.

The Address-Mr. Gillies

I am also proud to be a Member of Parliament representing the riding of Don Valley, a relatively new riding. Only one member has represented it previously. It is an urban riding in the city of Toronto, a riding with all the problems of any metropolitan riding in this country at this time.

May I bring to the attention of hon. members on the government side a particular institution which is located in Don Valley. I am speaking of Glendon College, part of York University. Although I realize fully that education is under provincial responsibility, Glendon College is perhaps unique in Canada in that it is a totally bilingual college. Knowing of the government's great interest in developing bilingual programs in Canada, I hope it will see fit to be responsive to the goals of that college.

The problems besetting Don Valley riding are the problems of Canadians in urban areas; the problems of housing, transportation, and, more particularly, those of economics which are plaguing all Canadians today. It is to these issues I wish to turn my attention this afternoon; to those aspects of the Speech from the Throne that are concerned with the economic situation.

I am always surprised so many people believe that the type of economic performance found in any country, province or town is the result of some sort of magic and that they cannot do anything about it. This may have been true 100 years ago, perhaps even 50 years ago, but it has certainly not been true at any time since 1936 when Lord Keynes published his great book, "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money."

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
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January 9, 1973

Mr. Gillies:

Does this mean that the minister is content with the economic forecasting he is getting from the Department of Finance at the present time?

January 9, 1973

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTING UNIT
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January 9, 1973

Mr. Gillies:

Is the minister prepared to introduce legislation permitting the Economic Council of Canada to enter into this field of economic activity?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTING UNIT
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January 9, 1973

Mr. Gillies:

Yes.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTING UNIT
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January 9, 1973

Mr. James Gillies (Don Valley):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. In light of the variation in the unemployment figures released today from those anticipated in the minister's budget speech, can the minister tell the House whether the government is now going to introduce legislation to set up an independent short-term forecasting unit?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTING UNIT
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