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 82 of 85)


January 30, 1985

Mr. Cote (Langelier):

Mr. Speaker, in reply to my honourable colleague, I would say that I do not have any exact figures for him today with respect to his question, but I will provide them as quickly as possible. However, I do not think we could say today that there will be any additional costs. We intend to show tolerance, understanding and flexibility with respect to the needs of Canadians. We are simply bringing forward a policy which is needed and requested by most consumers and retailers in those three industrial sectors.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
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January 30, 1985

Mr. Cote (Langelier):

Mr. Speaker, I would merely remind the Hon. Member that the previous policy prohibited imperial measures. Thus those who experienced problems in using only the metric system were liable to prosecution because of a system which they could hardly understand. According to our consultations, over three-quarters of Canadians think that they should not be punished or liable to prosecution for using a system which they find difficult.

I think that the policy now implemented is much more flexible and responsive to the needs of Canadians. The government has undertaken to proceed with metrication while showing a greater understanding for those who still want to use the imperial system as long as they can also use the metric system to allow a better comparison.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
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January 28, 1985

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, once more, I want to reassure my hon. colleague and tell him that we are responsible for guaranteeing the enforcement of our laws and for protecting the interests of consumers and it is in this spirit that we shall continue to operate.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION
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January 28, 1985

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to reassure the Hon. Member and say that we are closely monitoring the situation. There is no law forbidding such uses and we shall bring in appropriate solutions in due time.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
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January 25, 1985

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, we will be making an announcement as to when the fine tuning of the modality of that decision will be finalized, and it should be pretty soon.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S.O. 21
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF DECISION
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