Martin Brian MULRONEY

MULRONEY, The Right Hon. Martin Brian, P.C., C.C., G.O.Q., B.A., LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Charlevoix (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 20, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Mulroney
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1335c5d9-2c4e-4ed4-b8d2-c85f1099e8d8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, corporate executive, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

August 29, 1983 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Central Nova (Nova Scotia)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (August 29, 1983 - September 16, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Manicouagan (Quebec)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (August 29, 1983 - September 16, 1984)
  • Prime Minister (September 17, 1984 - June 24, 1993)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Charlevoix (Quebec)
  • Prime Minister (September 17, 1984 - June 24, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1423)


June 16, 1993

Mr. Mulroney:

I have to admit to not only respect and admiration but a great deal of affection for my hon. friend and all members of the House who have served Canada so well. I will think of you often, especially when I am sitting comfortably in my office between 2.15 p.m. and 3 p.m. every afternoon, knowing that another session of brilliant questioning and thoughtful and compelling answers will be beamed out across the nation in both official languages to an eternally grateful nation.

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June 16, 1993

Mr. Mulroney:

John Crosbie?

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June 16, 1993

Mr. Mulroney:

It was not you; it was someone else who spoke harshly of the Senate, was it not?

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June 16, 1993

Right Hon. Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister):

Madam Speaker, I would be very interested to know what my friend considers to be the criteria of success for the economy of a large industrialized country like Canada. Does she believe that the inflation rate is important? I submit to her that the inflation rate in Canada today is the lowest in 30 years. Does she believe that interest rates are important? They are at their lowest level in 20 years. Does she believe that the economic growth rate is important? The rate of economic growth and the rate of employment growth in Canada are the highest of all the G-7 countries, of all the large industrialized countries in the world.

Of course, we have just been through a difficult recession, it is true. We see the effects all over and we deplore them. People are facing the same realities now in France, England or Germany. It is like that almost everywhere. But Canada is coming out of this recession strengthened and greater, with a tremendous capacity to generate lasting new prosperity for our nation's young people. I am not saying that it is perfect, but the most important elements of an economy are found in Canada, number one in the world.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
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June 16, 1993

Right Hon. Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister):

Madam Speaker, I urge my hon. friend to read a speech made yesterday in Washington by the premier of Ontario, the Hon. Bob Rae. In a very effective and impressive speech he indicated that matters such as productivity and economic growth would drive recoveries and that his government had learned that we cannot borrow and spend our way to prosperity, that we must control costs and generate true growth in the private sector. This is exactly what we are trying to do.

I urge my hon. friend in her own self-interest because I am out of here now. I am not a politician. I am a statesman so I am trying to help her. I say with affection for her to read Bob Rae's speech. I think she will find upon reflection good cause to repudiate many of the policies that her party, not her, has foisted upon her from the thirties and the forties.

We are now in the nineties. It is time to understand that true growth can only be generated through the private sector and a re-energized country. That is what we have done.

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