Charles HUBBARD

HUBBARD, The Hon. Charles, B.A., B.Ed., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Miramichi (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
October 29, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hubbard_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=20900943-4d26-4f59-b0ba-6330e09cef71&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
school principal

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Miramichi (New Brunswick)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Miramichi (New Brunswick)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Miramichi (New Brunswick)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Miramichi (New Brunswick)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (October 7, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Miramichi (New Brunswick)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport (October 7, 2005 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 46)


June 19, 2007

Hon. Charles Hubbard (Miramichi, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, in order to own a firearm in this country, the owner must have a licence and that licence must be renewed every five years, which is the major complaint with the system.

Could the government whip please indicate to the House tonight whether his party also intends to do away with the need for a farmer back in Prince George who has an old shotgun to pay a licence fee every five years in order to maintain the firearm that Bill C-21 talks about?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Criminal Code
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June 19, 2007

Hon. Charles Hubbard (Miramichi, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the hon. member and probably have two questions for him.

First, in terms of our police in this country, is there any advantage to them to know, when they go to a home to arrest somebody or to deal with a domestic dispute, whether or not there are firearms at that location?

Second, I wonder if the hon. member could explain to the House what in fact this bill would do. We know that there are licences, in fact two types of licences: to acquire a firearm; and also to own one, to posses one. With that, is it the intention of the government to do away with the licensing of the owner, of the person who plans to acquire it?

Because in my experience, the major complaint in this country has been the need for a renewable licence. The average farmer or sportsman who has a rifle, or a long gun, probably only has to register that once in his lifetime and it is not an onerous problem to license a gun. However, to maintain a licence to own a gun over a period of time, there has been a fee involved. Does the hon. member and his government intend to do away with that five-year fee?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Criminal Code
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June 13, 2007

Hon. Charles Hubbard (Miramichi, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the constituents of Miramichi I have two petitions to present pursuant to Standing Order 36.

The first petition, signed by hundreds of residents, expresses concern with the privatization of rural post offices and those in cities as well, and calls upon the government to desist the further privatization of post offices through Canada Post.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 13, 2007

Hon. Charles Hubbard (Miramichi, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of a large number of residents, the second petition indicates concern that the veterans independence program has not yet been extended to the spouses of veterans and calls upon the government and the Minister of Veterans Affairs to do so as soon as possible.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 7, 2007

Hon. Charles Hubbard (Miramichi, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the member for St. Catharines. In fact, I have been here most of the day and I am waiting for some member from Atlantic Canada on the other side of the House to tell us what a great budget it is.

The member talked at length about equalization. My province of New Brunswick is getting a less than 2% increase this year in its equalization from the federal government. The province of Quebec is getting nearly a 30% increase. In fact, it is such a big increase that the Premier of Quebec has decided he can reduce taxes in that province by nearly $1 billion.

First, could the hon. member relate to us why the other nine or ten Conservatives from Atlantic Canada are not here supporting him? We would like to hear from them. Second, on equalization, is it fair that only Quebec received a big increase in equalization?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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