Gilles CAOUETTE

CAOUETTE, Gilles

Personal Data

Party
Social Credit
Constituency
Témiscamingue (Quebec)
Birth Date
February 16, 1940
Deceased Date
August 13, 2009
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_Caouette
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f7bb85a0-42a1-4adf-a890-ad5f660d7eb8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, draftsman, research director, technician

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
SC
  Charlevoix (Quebec)
May 24, 1977 - March 26, 1979
SC
  Témiscamingue (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 54)


February 27, 1979

Mr. Caouette (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, the minister says that a few persons analyse such situations in each province: as the case I put to him today occurs in the hundreds in isolated areas, I do not ask him that the system be adopted in each community, but only that the decision-taking powers be given at the regional level. As the problem exists at the provincial level, in this case in Montreal, where decisions are delayed, is the minister willing to redistribute the powers of decision in the vicinity of Montreal, instead of keeping the current system that delays unduly the payment of benefits for over four months? If the minister wants other examples, I can give him hundreds of them which have been pending for two and a half years.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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February 27, 1979

Mr. Caouette (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, as this is normal procedure in our area and, for the benefit of the minister, as it is not the fault of local civil servants but because decisions are made in Montreal from where they are transmitted to the office in Rouyn or Val d'Or, I should like to ask the minister whether he would be willing to decentralize that

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February 27, 1979

Oral Questions

system of operation which delays decisions, seeing those twelve persons have just been advised that their files will be ready at the end of March or even perhaps in April. Would the minister be willing to decentralize those decision-taking powers and transfer them to the areas where the problems exist?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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February 27, 1979

Mr. Gilles Caouette (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Employment and Immigration. About a dozen employees who were laid off last October by Brazeau Transport in Rouyn have had to wait two months for a decision by the Unemployment Insurance Commission finally to entertain an application concerning this problem, although such lay-offs may be considered as a collective conflict. These 12 employees submitted an application early in January and today, as February is about to come to an end, they are still waiting to Find out whether the appeal will be accepted to go to the board of referees. Could the minister indicate whether this is normal procedure and, if not, what he intends to to do to solve this four-month old problem?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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January 31, 1979

Mr. Caouette (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, 1 have a supplementary question.

I happen to know that the Secretary of State has already contacted the CBC for particulars. What I would like to know now is this: When something important is going on, for instance the Pepin-Robarts task force report, which has been much talked about this past week, if any political party takes an official stand on that issue, would the minister be willing, following the first round of talks he had with CBC officials, to inquire into the time spent over a given period of time to air the views of each political party on daily news broadcasts and would he report back to the House?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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January 31, 1979

Mr. Gilles Caouette (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, following the motion which I proposed yesterday, I should like to put a question to the Secretary of State responsible for the CBC. Considering that the corporation has been given a mandate to present the views of the House and provide consistent and fair news reports to the entire population and considering that this Crown corporation systematically refuses to broadcast any news release from the Social Credit Party of Canada, is the minister prepared to investigate the attitude of the CBC and, if so, would he report the results of such investigation to the House?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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