Fernand VIAU

VIAU, Fernand

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
St. Boniface (Manitoba)
Birth Date
May 24, 1909
Deceased Date
June 3, 2000
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernand_Viau
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=40fe3484-0ff1-459e-be16-8caaedc3b0e8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
military

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  St. Boniface (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  St. Boniface (Manitoba)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  St. Boniface (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 15)


January 18, 1955

Mr. Fernand Viau (St. Boniface):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask two questions of the Minister of Public Works with respect to the Winnipeg post office. Is he now able to table a copy of the contract signed between

Inquiries of the Ministry the government of Canada and the Foundation Company of Canada with reference to the construction of the Winnipeg post office and setting out the firm price list, and also the names of the subcontractors and the price agreed between the two parties? Second, would he confirm or deny that the Foundation Company of Canada made a further request for a grant beyond the firm price agreed upon in the fall of 1954?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Full View Permalink

April 9, 1954

Mr. Viau:

In respect of the new Winnipeg post office I am informed that the outside will be completed of brick from eastern Canada. Will the minister advise the committee why Manitoba Tyndall stone, such as has been used in other public buildings in greater Winnipeg, is not being used?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Full View Permalink

December 4, 1953

Mr. Viau:

Before this resolution is adopted I would like to bring to the attention of this committee a situation which exists in Manitoba. I am referring to a case in which one single child has been refused benefits under this act, and it is due primarily to a situation that exists within the province between the University of Manitoba and the affiliated colleges. I think probably the same problem exists in other provinces throughout Canada.

In Manitoba we have three colleges affiliated with the University of Manitoba. They are St. John's, St. Paul's, St. Boniface and I think there is a fourth. At any rate, this child is now attending St. Boniface and has started a four-year course for a degree of bachelor of arts. The provincial department of education have what is known as grade 12, recognized as first year arts by the University of Manitoba; but as this child is taking grade 12 he is denied the benefits of the act even though registration has been made and the fees paid to the University of Manitoba. Arrangements are made between the university and the affiliated colleges whereby students taking tuition in the private institutions are refunded a certain portion of their registration fee to cover the cost of teaching, but due to this technicality this one child in the province of Manitoba is denied the benefit of the act.

I hope the department will look into this matter and note this technicality before presenting the bill to the house.

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in.

Mr. Harris thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 27, to amend the Children of War Dead (Education Assistance) Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CHILDREN OF WAR DEAD
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS EXTENDING EDUCATION BENEFITS
Full View Permalink

November 25, 1953

Mr. Fernand Viau (St. Boniface):

I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Public Works. Was the final report entitled "Reduction of the flood hazard in the greater Winnipeg area" submitted to the Manitoba government for consideration? Also, will a copy be officially tabled in this house and, if so, will copies be made available to the members?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG
Full View Permalink

April 1, 1953

1. During the years 1950, 1951, 1952, and to date in 1953, were any amounts paid to George H. Hees, Son & Company Limited, 276 Davenport road, Toronto, Ontario, by the following departments: (a) Department of Veterans Affairs; (b) Department of Public Works; (c) Department of Citizenship and Immigration; (d) Department of Justice; (e) Department of Resources and Development; (f) Department of National Health and Welfare; (g) Department of Defence Production; (h) Department of Transport?

2. If so, what type of merchandise was supplied to each department and at what total amount, in each of the above years?

3. Were all purchases made direct or by tender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PASSAMAQUODDY TIDAL POWER PROJECT
Full View Permalink