James Douglas MANLY

MANLY, James Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Cowichan--Malahat--The Islands (British Columbia)
Birth Date
October 29, 1932
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Manly
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f1c7ac20-4d9c-4bfe-8df8-aaf28bd8a3ef&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
clergyperson, factory worker, logger

Parliamentary Career

February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
NDP
  Cowichan--Malahat--The Islands (British Columbia)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
NDP
  Cowichan--Malahat--The Islands (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 313)


September 30, 1988

Mr. Jim Manly (Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Acting Prime Minister. On Wednesday, 16 members of the Barriere Lake Algonquin Indian Band were arrested and their tents were dismantled and seized after they had set them up on Parliament Hill. This removal of the Barriere Lake Algonquins symbolizes what is happening in their home territory which is being threatened by clear-cut logging.

Why has the Prime Minister, or at least the Minister of Indian Affairs, not been willing to meet with these people to work out with them a plan by which together they could meet with the Quebec Government and ensure that their traditional way of life will not be destroyed?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
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September 30, 1988

Mr. Jim Manly (Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, I have a duly authorized petition here from a number of Canadian citizens concerned about the fact that on the very day the Government signed the South Moresby Park Agreement it also committed itself to spending $20 million or more to explore for hydrocarbons in the South Moresby Marine Park.

The petitioners point out that the Queen Charlottes region has higher earthquake activity than the San Andreas Fault and that Hecate waters are among the roughest and most unpredictable waters in the world.

Therefore, they point out that they do not want any more hydrocarbon exploration activities to take place in our coastal waters and neither do they want the Government to pay for any such activities.

V * V

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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September 30, 1988

Mr. Jim Manly (Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, all Canadians can rejoice in Carolyn Waldo's great achievement, winning the Gold Medal for synchronized swimming.

Showing the true Olympic spirit in pursuit of excellence, Carolyn Waldo went all out in her final performance, rather than playing it safe even when the Gold Medal was in reach.

Perhaps we need to learn from athletes like Carolyn Waldo, and from coaches like Debbie Muir, that doing our honest best is even more important than winning the gold. As her coach said: "We were determined to go all out, and do extremely well to show Carolyn is a worthy champion".

We know she will take that same spirit into the duet final with Michelle Cameron a few hours from now. I am sure all Members will want to join me in saying "Thank you Carolyn Waldo, and good luck".

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   OLYMPIC GAMES-CAROLYN WALDO-SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING GOLD MEDALLIST
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September 30, 1988

Mr. Manly:

You have done nothing.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT TENTS SEIZED BY POLICE BE RELEASED
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September 30, 1988

Mr. Jim Manly (Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, what the Minister of State has said was clearly not enough to satisfy the Barriere Lake Indians who felt themselves driven to the extreme measure of having to set up camp on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. These are desperate people.

I would ask the Minister if he would at least ensure that the tents are released so that the people can go fall hunting. Will the Government support their request for an eight-month

September 30, 1988

moratorium on all clear-cut logging in the area while another alternate environmental plan can be worked out? Will the Government commit itself to a political and a technical process with the Band and with the Quebec Government to ensure that their traditional way of life is not destroyed? Will the Government act as an advocate?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT TENTS SEIZED BY POLICE BE RELEASED
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