Mitchell William SHARP

SHARP, The Hon. Mitchell William, P.C., C.C., B.A., D.Sc., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Eglinton (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 11, 1911
Deceased Date
March 19, 2004
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Sharp
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0ae975c1-8187-4ab9-b0ff-dfe9da639543&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, economist

Parliamentary Career

April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Eglinton (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (April 22, 1963 - January 3, 1966)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Eglinton (Ontario)
  • Minister of Trade and Commerce (April 22, 1963 - January 3, 1966)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (November 11, 1965 - December 17, 1965)
  • Minister of Finance and Receiver General (December 18, 1965 - April 19, 1968)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (April 20, 1968 - August 7, 1974)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Eglinton (Ontario)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (April 20, 1968 - August 7, 1974)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Eglinton (Ontario)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (April 20, 1968 - August 7, 1974)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Eglinton (Ontario)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (April 20, 1968 - August 7, 1974)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (August 8, 1974 - September 13, 1976)
  • President of the Privy Council (August 8, 1974 - September 13, 1976)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (August 8, 1974 - September 13, 1976)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 2334)


December 20, 1977

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Eglinton):

Mr. Speaker, although I follow the right hon. member for Prince Albert (Mr. Diefenbaker) in the debate, needless to say I will not follow him in his style nor in his convictions in certain matters. I listened with great interest to the right hon. member. It was one of his more entertaining speeches. Occasionally I wondered whether the right hon. member was dealing with the issues from the point of view of self-justification or whether he was dealing with the issues as they appear in the world today.

Particularly I was struck by his references to South Africa. The right hon. member spent a good deal of his time talking about the moral stature which Canada ought to have in the world. Also, he indicated that Canada ought to be interested in the grievances of Ukrainians and the Balkans. He felt Canada should stand up for the rights of people throughout the world. I agree entirely.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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December 20, 1977

Mr. Sharp:

1 do not intend to follow this line. 1 am grateful to the right hon. member for suggesting a debate on foreign affairs. However, I am surprised he did not deal with some of the more fundamental issues facing the world, rather than personally attacking the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau). This debate provides me with an opportunity to congratulate my successors in the office of the secretary of state for external affairs, the hon. Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Jamieson) and his predecessor, the Deputy Prime Minister and President of Privy Council (Mr. MacEachen). If the Deputy Prime Minister was not such a superb House leader, probably he would still be the secretary of state for external affairs.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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December 8, 1977

Mr. Sharp:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on the same point of order. Being no longer a minister, no one can accuse me of being sensitive on this issue. When I was a minister, I was attacked on many occasions. I never resented that; it was what I expected. I am sitting here, as a member of parliament, listening to the question period and it seems to me it is courteous for members to address ministers by their official titles. This is creating a very bad impression throughout the country. I hope I will not be in a position of having to tell members opposite that they are being dishonourable.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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December 7, 1977

Mr. Sharp:

Mr. Speaker, I want to support you in the comments you made earlier about the way in which you would deal with points of order and questions of privilege during the question period. As I recall the rules, when we made the changes that put the Standing Order 43 motions at two o'clock and the questions following not later than 2:15, we made a great reform in this House. Up until that time there had been a question period of a certain length. It was always very difficult to determine when that question period came to an end. The intervention of points of order and questions of privilege sometimes resulted in the question period extending for a great deal longer than apparently was provided for in the rules.

I hope, Mr. Speaker, we will not revert to that situation. I believe it is important for order in this House that the question period should end at a particular time. That being so, I hope that you will follow your present practice of considering points of order and questions of privilege after the question period is over.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
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November 29, 1977

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Eglinton):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Because of the great damage that is being done to Canadian-European relations by the suspension of uranium shipments, can he assure us that these questions, which have been under discussion when Mr. Brunner was here from the European Economic Community, are now settled and that we are on the path to a solution?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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