Lloyd AXWORTHY

AXWORTHY, The Hon. Lloyd, P.C., O.C., O.M., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
Birth Date
December 21, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Axworthy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=19dd9722-bc3e-4711-ac9e-913b7fd56106&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, professor

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Winnipeg--Fort Garry (Manitoba)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Winnipeg--Fort Garry (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Employment and Immigration (March 3, 1980 - August 11, 1983)
  • Minister responsible for the Status of Women (March 3, 1980 - September 21, 1981)
  • Minister of Transport (August 12, 1983 - June 29, 1984)
  • Minister of State (Canadian Wheat Board) (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Minister of Transport (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Winnipeg--Fort Garry (Manitoba)
  • Minister of State (Canadian Wheat Board) (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Minister of Transport (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Western Economic Diversification (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Employment and Immigration (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Labour (November 4, 1993 - February 21, 1995)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (January 25, 1996 - October 16, 2000)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (January 25, 1996 - October 16, 2000)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1437 of 1440)


October 29, 1979

Mr. Axworthy:

This is not arrogance; it is sanctimoniousness. You are sanctimonious when you have never had power, and you don't know what it is about.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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October 29, 1979

Mr. Axworthy:

-and when is it going to start helping people?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HIGH INTEREST RATES-RENEGOTIATION OF MORTGAGES CAUSED THEREBY
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October 29, 1979

Mr. Axworthy:

I wish to ask the minister a supplementary question, but first may 1 point out that he has not introduced

October 29, 1979

Oral Questions

the bill for which we have been waiting and, second, any benefits that have come from that mortgage taxing plan have been eliminated.

Is this the new kind of Tory economics, when you say that $300 benefits are comparable to $1,500 losses on your mortgage? How do you figure out those economics, Mr. Speaker? I should like to know from the minister whether, first, he is prepared to introduce, within that plan, something to help those who are faced with the short-term hardship of renegotiating their mortgages; and, second, is he prepared to ask his colleagues to shelve all plans to transfer the mortgages back to the private sector, which will only result in higher interest rates and will not allow CMHC to do something about direct lending to people? When is this government going to establish a decent housing policy-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HIGH INTEREST RATES-RENEGOTIATION OF MORTGAGES CAUSED THEREBY
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October 29, 1979

Mr. Lloyd Axworthy (Winnipeg-Fort Garry):

Mr. Speaker,

I have a question for the Minister of Finance. By this time, the Minister of Finance must be aware that as a consequence of the high interest rate policy of his government, thousands of Canadian families are facing the horrendous prospect of renegotiating their mortgages at a time when rates have gone up anywhere from 30 per cent to 50 per cent. To put it in other terms, where mortgage rates have gone up, carrying costs have risen as much as $1,500 a year.

Under those circumstances, and now that the Prime Minister has agreed it is time to review policies, is the Minister of Finance also prepared to agree that it is time he took some action to relieve those hardships? In particular, is he prepared to give directives to banks and lending institutions that they provide short-term loans for people caught in those circumstances?

More importantly, is he prepared to provide some shortterm, emergency assistance or low-rate mortgages to enable people to carry over until those great halcyon days when interests rates may go down?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HIGH INTEREST RATES-RENEGOTIATION OF MORTGAGES CAUSED THEREBY
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October 25, 1979

Mr. Axworthy:

Mr. Speaker, my supplementary question is for the Minister of Finance. In the statement of Governor Bouey where he said that he has been making recommendations, is it not true that it is this Minister of Finance who is agreeing with those recommendations, and is it also not true it is this Minister of Finance who refuses to take any action whatsoever to help the consumers of housing who are facing a 30 per cent increase in carrying costs? Is it not this Minister of Finance who refused to take any action to stimulate the housing market, and is it not this Minister of Finance who acquiesces with the minister of housing, whose only action in the housing field is to take people to jail?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN INTEREST RATE-EFFECT ON MORTGAGE RATE
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