Keith ASHFIELD

ASHFIELD, The Hon. Keith, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
March 28, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Ashfield
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=17964ba3-46a5-4b99-abc5-39549430ede5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Fredericton (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (October 30, 2008 - January 18, 2010)
  • Minister for the Atlantic Gateway (January 19, 2010 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
  • Minister of National Revenue (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Fredericton (New Brunswick)
  • Minister for the Atlantic Gateway (January 19, 2010 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
  • Minister of National Revenue (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (May 18, 2011 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Fredericton (New Brunswick)
  • Minister for the Atlantic Gateway (January 19, 2010 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
  • Minister of National Revenue (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (May 18, 2011 - July 14, 2013)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 66)


June 15, 2015

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Fredericton, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is with heavy heart that I rise in this House today to pay tribute to a dedicated, respected, and endearing community leader from Fredericton.

Robert “Bob” Kenny passed away on June 6 at the age of 72. Bob spent countless hours championing community-led initiatives and serving on various boards throughout Fredericton and New Brunswick.

While his passing leaves a hole in our community, the inspiration and vision he left behind speaks to his legacy of community service, selflessness, and a passion for bettering the lives of those around him.

In 2012, I had the privilege of presenting Bob with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his exceptional contribution to our community.

On behalf of all Frederictonians and New Brunswickers, we thank him for his truly exceptional contribution to our great community.

I ask all members to join me in sending Bob's wife Joan, and his daughters Brigette, Natalie, and Mary Ellen, our most sincere condolences.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Robert Kenny
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May 14, 2015

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Fredericton, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on behalf of my constituents, which calls upon the government to both adopt international aid policies that support small family farmers and ensure that Canadian policies and programs are developed in consultation with small family farmers.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 26, 2014

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Fredericton, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, recently the Prime Minister launched the national conservation plan while he was in my riding of Fredericton. This plan will help to secure ecologically sensitive lands, support voluntary conservation and restoration actions and strengthen marine and coastal conservation. The plan will also expand opportunities for partners to improve the land and water around them. We also have programs already in place that help support these initiatives.

For example, in Fredericton last week we announced we were making further investments through a program that would help post-secondary students gain work experience, while conserving the environment.

Our government will continue to build on these conservation programs and announce new initiatives as we focus and coordinate our efforts far into the future.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Conservation
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May 1, 2014

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Fredericton, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the accomplishments of the Canadian senior men's curling team, which yesterday won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 World Senior Curling Championships in Dumfries, Scotland.

Led by skip Wayne Tallon of Fredericton, Team Canada defeated Team Sweden 7 to 2 in their gold medal match to remain unbeaten in the week long tournament. Backing Tallon were his teammates, third, Mike Kennedy of Edmundston; second, Mike Flannery of Fredericton; lead, Wade Blanchard of Saint John; alternate, Chuck Kingston; and coaches Bill Tschirhart and Jim Waite.

I would also like to recognize and congratulate the Canadian senior women's curling team, which captured silver for Canada at the same tournament.

On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to congratulate both teams on their successes while representing our country on the world stage. Their hard work and talent help continue our tradition of excellence in sports.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   2014 World Senior Curling Championships
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January 29, 2014

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Fredericton, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honour four outstanding members of the Fredericton Police Force who were recently presented with a Medal of Bravery from His Excellency the Governor General of Canada.

On January 8, 2012, Corporal Dwight Doyle, and Constables Shawn Fraser, Samantha McInnis and Jeff Smiley, who was also awarded the Star of Courage, rescued an elderly woman from a vehicle submerged in the Saint John River, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The courageous police officers ventured on to the unstable ice to reach the car of the unconscious victim. Constable Smiley jumped into the frigid water to bring the woman to the edge of the ice where the other officers resuscitated her and brought her to safety.

On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to sincerely thank those officers and every one of their comrades in uniform for their bravery and dedication to duty. These men and women are truly deserving of the honour that was bestowed upon them for their courageous and selfless act.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Governor General's Medal of Bravery
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