Brian L. GARDINER

GARDINER, Brian L., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Prince George--Bulkley Valley (British Columbia)
Birth Date
August 18, 1955
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_L._Gardiner
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ed774e94-e674-4013-82e8-6584672e4e5f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, manager, publisher

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
NDP
  Prince George--Bulkley Valley (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 96)


June 7, 1993

Mr. Brian L. Gardiner (Prince George-Bulkley Valley):

Madam Speaker, pursuant to the motion I put on the Order Paper on Friday I would like to move that the ninth report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations presented to the House on June 3, 1993 be concurred in.

Topic:   SCRUTINY OF REGULATIONS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN NINTH REPORT OF STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE
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June 7, 1993

Mr. Brian L. Gardiner (Prince George-Bulkley Valley):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Forestry.

Canada's forest industry is in transition as all levels of government, industry and the environmental community try to come to grips with the demands on our forests. Of particular concern is the future of forestry industry jobs.

While governments create, rightly so, parks to protect the future of our forests and the special places they represent, and given the lack of any specific federal-provincial program to assist workers in the transition from these forest jobs to new employment, will the minister commit to bring forward such a program to assist forest workers who lose their jobs because of a very legitimate policy initiative by government to create parks?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FORESTRY
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June 4, 1993

Mr. Brian L. Gardiner (Prince George -Bulkley Valley):

Madam Speaker, concerns have arisen about the Minister of the Environment and his performance in office. Under legislation that creates the Department of the Environment, the minister is given responsibility to promote and encourage practices and conduct that lead to the preservation and enhancement of environmental quality.

Where was the minister when cabinet acted to accept the Kemano project, an action recently declared illegal by a Senate-Commons committee? Where is the minister on other pressing environmental concerns addressed at Rio a year ago?

I agree that the minister should come under closer scrutiny, closer scrutiny for failing to protect our precious environmental resources, in particular our water resources.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT
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June 4, 1993

Mr. Brian L. Gardiner (Prince George -Bulkley Valley):

Madam Speaker, I have the pleasure to table a petition today signed by residents of British Columbia who are expressing their concerns about a company by the name of Multinational Resources whose plans are to dam and divert the North Thompson River into Kinbas-ket Lake for eventual sale to California.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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June 4, 1993

Mr. Brian L. Gardiner (Prince George -Bulkley Valley):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Forestry. It relates to a decision made by the government in the recent budget to allow forest agreements between the federal government and the provinces to expire once those agreements have run out.

The minister will know from previous statements in the House and other comments on the record that the government had at one time viewed these agreements as an excellent demonstration of effective co-operation between the federal and provincial governments, which have joined with the forest industry and private forest managers to work toward a more economic wood supply, along with providing very important funding for work in replanting, silviculture work, research and the management of woodlots.

June 4. 1993

My question to the minister is this. Will the minister and the government reconsider the decision of the Minister of Finance to allow the forest agreements to expire?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FORESTRY
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