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 3 of 66)


May 9, 2013

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we closed the sub-centre in St. John's a year ago, and the facility in Halifax has been handling the work quite well. We have had no problems with the service at all.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Search and Rescue
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May 9, 2013

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Coast Guard continues to work closely with its federal partners to address the threat of marine pollution from this particular wreck. The Canadian Coast Guard has been on scene since it was reported on March 31. The Canadian Coast Guard will continue to actively monitor the situation and is assessing the best approach for reducing the pollution threat.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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May 9, 2013

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank both the member for Winnipeg South Centre and the member for Kenora for their continued hard work on this file.

I am pleased to announce that we have just signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, an internationally renowned public policy research institute. This agreement is an important step for the future operations of ELA and will allow us to support research projects during the upcoming summer season. Our government looks forward to working with IISD on the future of this facility.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Fisheries and Oceans
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May 9, 2013

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the member opposite is wrong, as usual. We are confident that the changes in Vancouver have not had any negative impact. In fact, since the closure of the Kitsilano base on February 19, the Canadian Coast Guard on Sea Island has responded to 38 search and rescue maritime distress incidents in the greater Vancouver area. These incidents involved 48 lives at risk and the reaction time was less than 10 minutes in each of those incidents.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Search and Rescue
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May 9, 2013

Hon. Keith Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, that is exactly what we are making: a responsible decision. The Canadian Coast Guard will delay consolidation of the eastern portion of the Quebec region until it is competent in the bilingual capacity of the system.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Search and Rescue
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