Brian Vincent TOBIN

TOBIN, The Hon. Brian Vincent, P.C., O.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Bonavista--Trinity--Conception (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
October 21, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Tobin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0d54c9e9-98f9-4519-be89-560b46bd9ddd&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
executive assistant, journalist, news reporter/announcer

Parliamentary Career

February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Humber--Port au Port--St. Barbe (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (October 1, 1981 - February 29, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Humber--Port au Port--St. Barbe (Newfoundland and Labrador)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Humber--St. Barbe--Baie Verte (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Liberal Party Caucus Chair (March 1, 1989 - January 1, 1990)
October 25, 1993 - January 25, 1996
LIB
  Humber--St. Barbe--Baie Verte (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (November 4, 1993 - January 8, 1996)
November 27, 2000 - January 25, 2002
LIB
  Bonavista--Trinity--Conception (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Industry (October 17, 2000 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (October 17, 2000 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister of Western Economic Diversification (October 17, 2000 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (October 17, 2000 - January 14, 2002)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 675)


December 14, 2001

Hon. Brian Tobin (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the RCMP does not seek the permission nor does it give any notice to members of the cabinet or any member of the House prior to conducting its work. In this case no notice was given and no consent was sought.

The RCMP is doing its job. I would suggest to the former right hon. gentleman that we let it do its job.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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December 14, 2001

Hon. Brian Tobin (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the only thing sordid and pathetic in all of this is that while most members of parliament are concerned about the real issues that affect Canadians where they live, that party and that party only asks questions that can go nowhere, that are designed to attack the integrity of the Prime Minister, that are not based on fact and that attack the credibility and the integrity of the RCMP.

That is sordid, pathetic and out of line.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Auberge Grand-Mère
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December 12, 2001

Hon. Brian Tobin (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, members on this side of the House have worked very hard on this file and have indeed brought it to the attention of the Prime Minister and the members of the cabinet who have the appropriate responsibility. It is a question we are looking into today, tomorrow and in the next few days. We hope to respond one way or another very soon.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Steel Industry
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December 10, 2001

Hon. Brian Tobin (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, apparently one of the members opposite, in anticipation of being able to access competitive insurance rates, is enthusiastic about the answer I am about to give.

I thank the hon. member for bringing the matter to the attention of the House. I promise to look into the matter and report back to both him and to the House.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Automobile Insurance
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December 7, 2001

Hon. Brian Tobin (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the government has no plans at this time to impose any new rules or regulations with respect to the operation of the free press in Canada.

The member's views about the state of play with respect to editorials are views that members on all sides of the House would, from time to time, have some sympathy for. Occasionally, there is an editorial or two that I do not like much myself but I do not want to go out and change the rules in the way in which newspapers operate.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Media
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