J.-Eugène BISSONNETTE

BISSONNETTE, J.-Eugène, B.A., M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Quebec West (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 5, 1892
Deceased Date
September 3, 1980
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.-Eugène_Bissonnette
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=779f59ce-033a-4852-bac0-0e39fe422556&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Quebec West (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 8)


April 18, 1962

Mr. J. E. Bissonnetle (Quebec West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Defence Production.

Would the minister care to comment on a telegram from the Lauzon shipbuilding workers' unions addressed to several members from the Quebec area, to protest against the building of Canadian submarines abroad?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
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February 5, 1962

Mr. Bissonnette:

The people will not accept it because they were the victims of your kind of economy for 22 years.

For 22 years, representations were made to you to ask you to help the aged and the unemployed, but you paid no attention. And now, because the party in power directs its attention toward human plight just as we, doctors, do, you stand and object in this parliament. You stand and object before the whole people of Canada who will keep your attitude in mind, make no mistake about that. I am telling you-

Topic:   OLD AGE SECURITY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE AMOUNT OF PENSION
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February 5, 1962

Mr. Bissonnette:

You want them to have $75 per month. Suddenly, you are inclined to be generous. But the people will not fall for such lavishness, because they know it is not sincere.

Topic:   OLD AGE SECURITY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE AMOUNT OF PENSION
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February 5, 1962

Mr. Bissonnette:

Yes, because the hon. members of the official opposition will not accept the verdict of the people against them. I would say that a punishment for a period of four years is not sufficient for hon. members seriously to reflect on their past conduct.

The objectives of this measure augur well for the future of this country.

Once again, Mr. Chairman, I thank the Minister of National Health and Welfare for introducing this measure which I am glad to support.

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Topic:   OLD AGE SECURITY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE AMOUNT OF PENSION
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February 5, 1962

Mr. Bissonnelte:

They would be justified, of course, in reminding him of certain things that they recalled for me.

I have always been interested in old people. I have always taken special care to treat them well, and I can assure you that it was difficult at times to look after them, with no means at our disposal to relieve them. That

was in the dark days when we were at the mercy of the government, of the party which has just recently turned socialist.

The speech from the throne was hardly over than our opponents became panicky and convened at the Chateau Laurier, I am told, to examine the conclusions drawn at their last convention which was held last year. Their purpose was to prepare a new election platform because they felt that an election was forthcoming. They know nothing about it but they expect they will have to face an election, and they must overbid the other parties to be prepared for such an event.

That is why the hon. member for Bona-vista-Twillingate (Mr. Pickersgill) offered us two flags, one for Sundays and one for weekdays, one for French Canadians and one for English speaking Canadians. I even heard that he had a third one to offer, the socialist red flag of the Liberal party.

Topic:   OLD AGE SECURITY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE AMOUNT OF PENSION
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