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 3 of 1440)


June 2, 2000

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

More specifically, Mr. Speaker, I met with the secretary general of the United Nations yesterday where we talked about the various options for Canadian peacekeeping. In this case he explained that in the Congo right now they do have offers for a full complement of peacekeeping troops at this particular time.

Therefore, rather than listening to the leader of the opposition, I am going directly to the source, to the person who makes the decision, the secretary general of the United Nations.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Democratic Republic Of The Congo
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May 31, 2000

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for her concern and remind the House that we have already issued a very strong condemnation of the illegal takeover and a call for restoration.

Next Monday there will be a meeting of the Commonwealth ministerial action group, at which time Canada will propose the suspension of Fiji from the Commonwealth unless there is substantial improvement and make it very clear that we will only accept that restoration based upon a democratically elected government under a constitution which recognizes no racial or ethnic discrimination.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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May 29, 2000

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I would say that if the hon. member wants to provide me with information on which he bases what he alleges to be a question, I would be prepared to provide a response without any formal notice.

The reality is that Algeria, a very close partner of Canada, is also subject to a number of very serious security questions. As a result arrangements have to be made to protect our staff and to do so in a way that ensures their security.

I would like to urge the hon. member to present information before he makes the kind of scurrilous allegations he has just made.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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May 16, 2000

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member has pointed out, one of the most tragic stories in Sierra Leone is that 50% of the rebel soldiers are young children who have been abducted, drugged and turned into killing machines.

Canada has been actively working with the 15 states in West Africa to try to provide a response to that problem. At the ECOWAS conference that we co-hosted, leaders of the West African state agreed on a blueprint of action. We will have very specific measures for rehabilitation and response.

Canada will be supporting a special unit from ECOWAS to help in that measure. It is one way we can come to grips with the horrible violation of children that is taking place and the contribution we can make to the security of that region.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Sierra Leone
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May 16, 2000

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for the question and for his efforts on behalf of stopping this legislation.

We have been working actively with the U.S. administration and members of congress to develop an alternate plan. Presently there is legislation being considered by members of congress that would basically remedy section 110. I think progress is being made but I cannot give a conclusion yet because it is up to the U.S. congress.

I can assure the hon. member and the House that we are actively working with a number of our allies in the United States to make sure the bill is brought forward.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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