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 4 of 675)


November 26, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, now we know why it is important to have more rural Canadians on the Internet. Even the Minister of Finance said it is an important priority for Canada.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Internet
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November 26, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, the approach of the government is to ensure that competition is able to thrive in Canada.

As I have said, the Competition Act is now before the Standing Committee on Industry. It may indeed be necessary to strengthen its provisions with respect to airlines in this country. That is a matter which, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, the government will consider in the days ahead.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Airline Industry
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November 9, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 109 I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to the fifth report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, entitled “The Canadian Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century”.

Pursuant to the same standing order, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to the fourth report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, entitled “Transparency in the Information Age, the Lobbyists Registration Act in the 21st Century”.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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November 8, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, the structured financing facility is now up and running with the new shipbuilding policy. It is a key element of the new program. It has been very well received by shipyards across the country.

I do not know why the member is saying that he is waiting to find out what is the policy. The policy was announced months ago. The structured financing facility is up and running. There has been a take up at yards all across Canada.

If the member were doing his job and paying attention to these announcements, he could communicate that information to his constituents.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Shipbuilding Industry
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November 6, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, the government is taking a serious look at the long term plan. The field of astronomy and astrophysics is a scientific success in Canada.

In fact Canada is among the top three nations in the world in the important field of science and astronomy. When we can do more of course we will do more. I await with bated breath the budget of the Minister of Finance.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Industry Canada
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