Robert THIBAULT

THIBAULT, The Hon. Robert, P.C., B.B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
West Nova (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
September 29, 1959
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Thibault
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1e092884-bbf5-4e32-8487-f67996cbd856&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, businessman, municipal administrator

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  West Nova (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (January 9, 2001 - January 15, 2002)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  West Nova (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  West Nova (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 157 of 158)


June 8, 2001

Hon. Robert Thibault (for the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food)

moved that Bill C-25, an act to amend the Farm Credit Corporation Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts, be read the third time and passed.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Farm Credit Corporation Act
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May 11, 2001

Hon. Robert Thibault (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for St. John's West for his question. I agree completely with him.

At ACOA we are spending a lot of energy working with the industry in export development, new manufacturing and added value training.

Team Canada, which will include fisheries business people from his province, will be taking a mission to Atlanta. We are also working very closely with the aquaculture industry as a new and developing industry. We have had great success in the development of new technologies and new species in Newfoundland.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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May 4, 2001

Hon. Robert Thibault (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it will be a great pleasure for me to lead a delegation of 40 companies to the fastest growing segment of the American market. We will get a strong foothold in the southern United States. We have had great success in the northeastern United States. Our last three missions contributed $7 million in direct sales and $70 million in anticipated sales over the next three years.

I look forward to our participation with the collaboration of the four Atlantic provinces and all private industry to a successful mission.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Atlantic Trade Mission
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April 2, 2001

Hon. Robert Thibault (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it is quite pertinent that the hon. member points out the distribution of the funds and the number of programs that were given in parts of the country.

I recognize, as he does, that the Atlantic participation has been underrepresented. It has been a little bit less than its population base would indicate. I let the member know that it is not lost on this side of the House.

That is why the Prime Minister announced last year the Atlantic investment partnership. Part of that is a $300 million program for innovation to help with some capacity building in Atlantic Canada so that our research institutes and our private sector are able to benefit or participate equally in the country or within programs like CFI.

The comments the hon. member made about Canada's role in the past and in the future on research and development are quite pertinent. If we want to fully participate in the new economy, I believe it is incumbent upon all of us to do our very best to make sure that our institutions and our country in general is taking full advantage of the opportunities out there, and research and development is how we will get there.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Budget Implementation Act, 1997
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March 27, 2001

Hon. Robert Thibault (for the Minister of Finance)

moved that Bill C-22, an act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Application Rules, certain acts related to the Income Tax Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Customs Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act and another act related to the Excise Tax Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Income Tax Amendments Act, 2000
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