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 6 of 675)


October 29, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, if the member is telling us that the free flow of goods, services and materials across our border, a border that handles $1.9 billion worth of business every single day for the people of Canada and the United States, is not a priority for him, I can tell him it is a very large priority for members on this side of the House.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Trade
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October 29, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, we on this side of the House happen to believe that Canadians who live in rural and northern parts of this country have a right to expect the services of the national government. We on this side of the House happen to believe that Canadians who live in rural and northern parts of this country have an opportunity to contribute to Canada's wealth if they have the tools necessary to do the job. We make no apologies for that.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Trade
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October 29, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, I have seldom heard a more empty premise to a question: The notion that any minister or any member for that matter on this side of the House who is interested in making sure the border works well is a conflict of interest. The member opposite should really do his homework and try and dream up a better question. That one is completely nonsensical.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Trade
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October 24, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Health
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October 24, 2001

Hon. Brian Tobin

Mr. Speaker, the drug patent act is there and it is being respected by everybody, including members of the government.

There is no question that the action taken by the Minister of Health put first the security, the health and the safety of Canadians. Nobody should argue with that.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Health
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