Ian MURRAY

MURRAY, Ian, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Lanark--Carleton (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 7, 1951
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Murray_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0ea0492d-dce7-44a4-97a7-daaac7221b8b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
public affairs executive

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Lanark--Carleton (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Lanark--Carleton (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 16)


April 7, 2000

Mr. Ian Murray (Lanark—Carleton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Industry. There are 350,000 Canadians alive today who have suffered a stroke and there are 50,000 new cases of stroke each year. What is the government doing to help eradicate this devastating and debilitating medical condition?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Health
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March 3, 2000

Mr. Ian Murray (Lanark—Carleton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism.

Tonight, with children from my riding, I will attend an anti-racism concert in Kanata which is sponsored by the Government of Canada.

I applaud the minister for this initiative but would she explain what she hopes this concert will accomplish and why she believes it is necessary?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Multiculturalism
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February 29, 2000

Mr. Ian Murray (Lanark—Carleton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday's budget gave the high tech community something to celebrate. It fulfilled almost every priority on the industry's wish list and showed support for innovation and technology across the country and in particular those in silicon valley north in my riding of Lanark—Carleton.

The Minister of Finance provided $1 billion worth of tax breaks directed largely at the high tech industry, lowering the tax rate paid by higher taxed industries, mostly in the high tech services sector, from 28% to 21%.

The budget included a deferral on taxing stock options, reductions in capital gains and corporate taxes and the creation of tax free rollovers. This will allow individuals to defer capital gains taxes on as much as $500,000 when they withdraw capital from one small business and reinvest in another.

I am confident these measures will encourage innovation and investment and help put all sectors of our economy on an internationally competitive footing.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   The Budget
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December 15, 1999

Mr. Ian Murray (Lanark—Carleton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, last May the national capital region was touched by the tragic death of 11 year old Sandrine Craig in a school bus accident. Friends of her family launched an intense two week organ donor awareness campaign following the Craig's decision to donate Sandrine's organs, an act which greatly enhanced the lives of six people.

Today “Sandrine's Gift of Life” was launched as a national donor awareness campaign. Volunteers working out of the eastern Ontario branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada will head the campaign and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges will organize local campaigns through their colleges, extending into 900 communities across Canada. Through this campaign family members will be encouraged to share their wishes and to encourage others to do the same. This campaign will touch and benefit millions of Canadians.

I encourage all Canadians to consider signing an organ donor card so that a tragic loss such as that faced by Sandrine's family may offer hope to other families.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Sandrine's Gift Of Life
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December 13, 1999

Mr. Ian Murray (Lanark—Carleton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I wish to pay tribute today to Big Ben, Canada's most famous show jumping horse that died on Saturday at Millar Brooke Farm at the age of 23.

Big Ben, ridden by Ian Millar of Perth, won two World Cup titles, two Pan-American Games gold medals and appeared in three Olympic Games. He was one of only two animals, Northern Dancer being the other, to be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Big Ben retired from competition in 1994 following a national farewell tour.

Canadian interest in show jumping was greatly enhanced through Big Ben's international appearances, and the pride inspired by his spirited competition will long be remembered.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Big Ben
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