Jacques GUILBAULT

GUILBAULT, Jacques, B.Sc.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Saint-Jacques (Quebec)
Birth Date
October 29, 1936
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Guilbault
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=fb4105b0-5519-462a-b34e-ec608182fed5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
professional engineer

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Saint-Jacques (Quebec)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Saint-Jacques (Quebec)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Saint-Jacques (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada (October 1, 1976 - September 30, 1977)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (October 1, 1977 - September 30, 1978)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Saint-Jacques (Quebec)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Saint-Jacques (Quebec)
  • Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (January 16, 1984 - July 9, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Saint-Jacques (Quebec)
  • Liberal Party Deputy House Leader (October 11, 1984 - February 1, 1989)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (October 11, 1984 - February 1, 1989)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 380)


July 5, 1988

Mr. Jacques Guilbault (Saint-Jacques):

Madam Speaker, I too would like to table petitions concerning the Mulroney-Reagan trade agreement.

I have here two petitions from Quebec, one containing the names of 30 people form Pointe-Claire, Ville Mont-Royal,

July 5, 1988

Saint-Laurent, Beaconsfield, Lachine and various municipalities on the West Island of Montreal.

These people are concerned that Canadian industries are not protected against American trade laws under the Canada-U.S. agreement; the jobs of thousands of Canadians are threatened; and the Conservative Government has not made provision for any retraining assistance for Canadian workers.

Thirty people signed this petition, and I have another on the same subject, signed by 31 residents of Quebec-people from the West Island and other municipalities such as Dollard des Ormeaux, Pierrefond and Pincourt. These people are also concerned and maintain that the Government sold Canada out without obtaining anything in return when it signed the trade agreement with the United States.

I also have a number of petitions from residents of the Province of Ontario. One petition contains 30 names of people in the Kanata area. Another petition contains 25 signatories from people in the Orleans, Ottawa and Vanier area. Also, I have a petition containing 30 names from people in Pembroke-Renfrew and other related areas of the Ottawa Valley. Another petition, containing 30 names is from people in the Hamilton area.

I have another petition containing 26 names from people in Embrun. All of these people claim that the Mulroney Government has sold out Canada and received nothing in return in signing the free trade deal. They claim that the United States has obtained everything it wanted in all key sectors, especially in agriculture, energy, auto trade, financial services and investment. They are worried that thousands of Canadian jobs are threatened and that the Conservative Government has not provided for any adjustment assistance for Canadian workers. All of the petitioners are worried about the Canada-U.S. trade deal and want it pulled out.

Topic:   STRIKING COMMITTEE-PRESENTATION OF SIXTY-FIFTH REPORT
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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June 30, 1988

Mr. Guilbault (Saint-Jacques):

Mr. Speaker, to continue on the subject of the business of the House, I would like to ask the Minister, the Government Deputy House Leader, to tell us what his response is to our offer to co-operate on time allocation for Bill C-72, the Official Languages Bill. That offer is now supported by the Leader of the New Democratic Party (Mr. Broadbent), and since it was made over three-quarters of an hour ago, perhaps the Minister has had time to think about it. He has shown us he can move for time allocation. He just did so with the free trade agreement Bill. Would he be

June 30, 1988

prepared to do so on Bill C-72? In that case, he would have the Opposition's consent to limit debate.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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June 30, 1988

Mr. Jacques Guilbault (Saint-Jacques):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Justice just told us that the Government is determined to have the Official Languages Act, or Bill C-72, passed by this Parliament, by this House before the next election. If I understand him well, he asked for the help of the Opposition. Well, I want to offer him that help. On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I would like to give the consent of the Official Opposition to time restriction under Standing Order 115. I am sure the New Democratic Party would also consent to limit the debate on Bill C-72, because we know very well that a clause-by-clause debate of those 136 amendments would put that off indefinitly. Is the Government willing to accept that offer?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OPPOSITION OFFER-MINISTER'S POSITION
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June 30, 1988

Mr. Jacques Guilbault (Saint-Jacques):

Mr. Speaker, I think everyone understands that these 136 amendments are just dropping out of nowhere. We did not know about them yesterday. We did not know about them two days ago. So I am making the offer in all honesty because the Government is telling us it wants to pass Bill C-72, the official languages amendment Bill, before the next election. I am saying right now that we will agree under Standing Order 115 to apply time allocation to this Bill to ensure that it passes before the next election. This is an offer which is made not behind the curtains, not under the table like the way in which the dinosaurs move their amendments-it is made in the open. Just say yes or no.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OFFER TO APPLY TIME ALLOCATION TO DEBATE
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June 30, 1988

Mr. Jacques Guilbault (Saint-Jacques):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Government House Leader to tell us what business he is planning to bring before the House of Commons early next week.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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