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 6 of 1440)


March 31, 2000

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

Mr. Speaker, beginning this coming month the nations of the world will come together to talk about the reinforcement of the non-proliferation treaty.

The position we take in Canada is that we have to do everything possible to encourage the nuclear states to live up to the commitment to continue to disarm.

Anything that would interfere with that, which would suggest that there is a retreat from that kind of commitment, I think would have a very serious impact on our security as a country and on the security of other countries, because one of the most scary threats that we still face is the threat of nuclear proliferation.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Nuclear Disarmament
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March 27, 2000

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

Regarding the recent Conference of Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas held in Ottawa from September 29 to October 1, 1999:

(a) Although all of the costs have not yet been tallied, Canada expects that the total cost will be in the vicinity of $3,439,000. Accommodation costs total $291,520, $87,235 of which is attributable to visiting delegations. The balance of $204,285 is accommodation costs associated with the members of the staff and contractors needed—conference co-ordinators, liaison officers, translators.

(b) None of the delegations had any travel to or from Ottawa subsidized by the federal government.

(c) See (b) above.

(d) Canada's security costs for the conference were $281,063.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions On The Order Paper
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March 23, 2000

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

Mr. Speaker, the government has taken a leadership role. We have commissioned a major study of the broad application of sanctions by the International Peace Academy.

We will be tabling that report at the United Nations in early April. We have also reserved during the month of April, when we are president of the council, that we will have a broad ranging review of the application of sanctions by the security council.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Iraq
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March 13, 2000

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

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Etobicoke—Lakeshore for raising this very crucial issue in the House.

It is absolutely true that added to the enormous suffering which the people of Mozambique have experienced is the new danger caused by the dislodgement of thousands of land mines which had previously been demarcated or carefully mapped. What we now face is an urgent request from the Mozambique Mine Action Centre for help.

I am pleased to announce today, with the co-operation of the Minister of National Defence and the Minister for International Cooperation, that we are the first country to respond by adding half a million dollars to the already $12 million we put into mine action programs in Mozambique.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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February 25, 2000

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to clarify for the hon. member that at this point in time the United States government has not made a final decision on this particular weapons system nor have we been invited to participate. Any decision would be clearly premature.

I would like to underline that we do have a concern about the proposal and the impact upon the ABM treaty which is a very essential link in the broad arms control regime that we have. We would therefore have to take that particular factor into very serious account.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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