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 5 of 85)


September 24, 1987

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

Mr. Speaker, the allegations my honourable friend has made are simply not true. Yesterday, I had indeed an opportunity to meet the members of a delegation from the City of Halifax. I assured them of our constant concern and desire to carefully examine the situation at the Halifax shipyard, in order to

Point of Order-Mr. Axworthy

demonstrate to them once more that this Government care about the Halifax shipyard workers.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SHIPBUILDING
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September 24, 1987

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

The

reply will be very short, Mr. Speaker. I do not think we have any lesson to receive from our colleagues opposite. For 20 years, they had done absolutely nothing to improve the situation in the shipbuilding industry. It is this Government which has started to act and established a timetable for improving the situation.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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September 14, 1987

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

Mr. Speaker, this Government certainly did not wait for the International Year of the Homeless to launch a plan of action. In fact we did so back in 1985. Under the previous administration, only 40 per cent of new units were for the homeless, whereas we implemented a plan of action to give priority to homeless people.

Mr. Speaker, the result is that more than $1.5 billion will be earmarked for the homeless this year.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HOUSING
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September 14, 1987

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

Mr. Speaker, I said earlier that 19,000 units would be built this year. Moreover, we have brought about economic conditions which promote lower interest rates and various other favourable conditions. We are therefore very much concerned about this issue.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LEBRETON FLATS, OTTAWA-CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING PROJECT
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September 14, 1987

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

Mr. Speaker, I have already replied to this question. I said that the Government would continue to deal with this issue, that we would be at the conference this week, that Canada is already recognized as a world leader in this area and that we shall continue to ensure all Canadians of our on-going concern and desire to take part. However, there is no immediate solution and it cannot come from the federal Government alone. There will have to be a consensus among all those involved.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HOUSING
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