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 5 of 66)


May 7, 2013

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

Mr. Speaker, I assure the member opposite that we take the safety of the users as our primary focus. As a result, we have closed access to the wharf for vehicles and pedestrians. We will continue to examine our next steps in conjunction with the local authorities.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Tourism Industry
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May 3, 2013

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

Mr. Speaker, of course the safety and security of users is the department's first priority when it comes to small craft harbours and wharves. The engineers have determined that the wharf at Percé is unsafe.

We have met with the municipality and will continue to discuss the next steps with the municipality and interested third parties.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Tourism
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May 3, 2013

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

Mr. Speaker, of course, our primary concern is the safety of mariners, and providing bilingual service to those mariners is critical. There is no intention of moving the facility from Quebec City to Montreal.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Search and Rescue
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May 3, 2013

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

Mr. Speaker, of course, we recognize the value of tourism in that region of the country as well as of the fishery.

The wharf is primarily used for tourism and recreational purposes. Approximately five fish harvesters are working from that wharf: three regular and two occasional fishers. Our primary focus, of course, with small craft harbours is the fishing community and the fishing industry. We will continue to deal with the municipality on this issue.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Tourism
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May 1, 2013

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

Mr. Speaker, as I have said many times, there is no way we will put in jeopardy the lives of our mariners and people on the water.

As for the Kitsilano base, the member is wrong. The response time was much quicker than she indicated.

Since the closure of CCG Kitsilano base in February, the Canadian Coast Guard Sea Island station has responded to 38 search and rescue maritime distress incidents in the greater Vancouver area. These incidents involved 48 lives at risk. In all cases, the hovercraft arrived in less than 10 minutes.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Search and Rescue
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