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 7 of 675)


October 18, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, we expect to receive the panel's interim report tomorrow, October 19. I cannot comment on the contents of the report until such time as we see it.

On behalf of the government I want to make it very clear today, and members from the Montreal area will be most interested, that the Government of Canada nevertheless will stand firmly by the decisions we have made to assist Bombardier in the trade dispute it has had with Embraer. That means the provisions and the financing put in place to assist in the securing of contracts in the United States remain firm.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Trade
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October 5, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister repeatedly have said, the economy of Canada is fundamentally solid at its base.

As we have seen today, Statistics Canada has released a report which demonstrates that the unemployment rate for the month of September has remained the same as the previous month at 7.2%, notwithstanding these difficult times.

Further, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its own survey today which shows that business confidence among small and medium sized enterprises remains strong as well.

We have some serious challenges, but we have an economy that is fundamentally strong and Canada will recover quickly if it comes down to it.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment
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October 3, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, we have had questions on the economy today which to my mind have not been realistic. There have been questions in essence asking the Minister of Finance if that minister is responsible for a downturn in the economy worldwide. We know we have a powerful, persuasive and excellent Minister of Finance, but surely nobody would blame a downturn worldwide on one minister in Canada.

We are doing our jobs. We have positioned Canada well. We will ride out the storm. We will recover quickly because we have made the right decisions.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Economy
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October 3, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, there are a lot of French professors on the other side of the House.

I appreciate all the help I have been getting.

The Government of Canada will bring forward a budget in good time. That budget will continue to build on the future of the country. As we have said over and over, as important as the security issue is today in this country, it is important to continue to invest in Canada's economy. The member will see that we are going to do exactly that.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Economy
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October 1, 2001

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

Mr. Speaker, unlike the member opposite and his party, members of the government are working together. That is why I have great confidence in saying that all of the measures that need to be taken are being taken by each of the respective ministers to install and restore confidence.

Of course the Prime Minister has raised this matter with the president. In fact traffic at the border is moving very well. If members opposite cared about the good of the country instead of trying to score political points, they would get behind the government on the actions we are taking today.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   National Security
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