Michel CÔTÉ

CÔTÉ, The Hon. Michel, P.C., C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Langelier (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 13, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Côté
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0a53dda5-6af1-4f7f-90c8-319306409b33&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant, auditor, businessman

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Langelier (Quebec)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (September 17, 1984 - June 29, 1986)
  • Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation (August 20, 1985 - January 19, 1987)
  • Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion (June 30, 1986 - August 26, 1987)
  • Minister of State for Science and Technology (August 11, 1987 - August 26, 1987)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (August 27, 1987 - February 2, 1988)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 85)


December 9, 1987

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, again, I believe the Minister already answered the question yesterday, and perhaps I may continue along those lines. Initially, the land redistribution decision was made and implemented by this Government, and as I said before, all the steps taken by the Government were aimed at ensuring these activities were justified and would be followed up. I repeat that in his report, the Auditor General commented on the excellent performance of this Government, and we are convinced, as I said before, that the Department and the Government have done everything to ensure the situation was dealt with satisfactorily.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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December 9, 1987

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I could comment here. I think the Auditor General's report mentioned this Government's excellent management performance. He even said he was very optimistic about the Government's future record, Mr. Speaker, and I believe that this is more than he could have said about the previous government.

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT ANNUAL REPORT BE PRESENTED BY NEXT MONDAY AT LATEST
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November 16, 1987

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, first of all, the Hon. Member ought to know that an investigation is now under way and that the results bring out the truth about this matter. I may also remind the Hon. Member that most, if not all, advertising contracts were

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awarded on a very competitive basis and that there was never any compromise on the quality, price and delivery date agreed upon.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ADMINISTRATION
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November 4, 1987

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Supply and Services):

Mr. Speaker, as I indicated, a number of proposals are now being assessed and considered by Cabinet. When a decision is reached, as to the contractor and sub-contractor, as the case may be, such decision will be announced.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CHOICE OF SOLE SOURCE NEGOTIATOR-STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO MINISTER
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November 4, 1987

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Supply and Services):

First of all, Mr. Speaker, if the Hon. Member wants to be frank, we shall be frank. In 1984, when we inherited a disastrous economic situation, especially in Canada's shipyards, this Government was certainly not responsible for that situation. Seventy-four Members from Quebec had neglected to defend the interests of Quebec's shipyards.

Mr. Speaker, consider initiatives like Bill C-22, which they have the nerve to turn down, and all in the interests of Quebec taxpayers, Mr. Speaker!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUTURE OF VICKERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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