Jane STEWART

STEWART, The Hon. Jane, P.C., B.Sc.(Hons.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Brant (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 25, 1955
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Stewart_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=25cd6ec8-12d6-44fd-90d5-f4040f94a0c7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, human resources consultant

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Brant (Ontario)
  • Liberal Party Caucus Chair (February 9, 1994 - January 1, 1996)
  • Minister of National Revenue (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Brant (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Revenue (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (June 11, 1997 - August 2, 1999)
  • Minister of Human Resources Development (August 3, 1999 - December 11, 2003)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Brant (Ontario)
  • Minister of Human Resources Development (August 3, 1999 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 370)


October 29, 2003

Hon. Jane Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member's assertion is wrong. The facts are these. In the summer of 1996, seven and a half years ago, I was in Atlantic Canada on political and departmental business. I was in the riding of Fundy—Royal with the then member of Parliament, my colleague in this caucus. In the course of our schedule he suggested my family join his family for an evening at his wife's family cottage. We did that.

The hon. member can rest assured that the ethics counsellor has reviewed this and has said that there are no concerns.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Ethics
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October 29, 2003

Hon. Jane Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister's task force on women entrepreneurs has emphasized yet again how important the government's decision to double parental benefits has been to Canadian families. It clarifies indeed that women entrepreneurs, those who are self-employed do not pay premiums and therefore do not have access.

I welcome the recommendation of the committee and the information it has provided that suggests that women entrepreneurs are prepared to pay premiums. We will do what we can to provide this important benefit to women entrepreneurs.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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October 28, 2003

Hon. Jane Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, to the best of my knowledge, all my gifts have been declared appropriately under the ethics guidelines.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Ethics
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October 23, 2003

Hon. Jane Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, while it may seem unbelievable, eight million Canadians do not have the literacy and numeracy skills that they need to fully participate in Canada's knowledge based society and economy.

While the Government of Canada invests $30 million a year in literacy programs and services through the National Literacy Secretariat, more needs to be done.

I congratulate the hon. member and indeed all members of the standing committee on human resources for their recent comprehensive report that gives us good direction on how best to tackle Canada's literacy challenge.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Literacy
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October 22, 2003

Hon. Jane Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, indeed, we welcome the students to the Hill and are glad to hear the views that they present to us.

The hon. member will know that the question of tuition is clearly a provincial jurisdiction. However I hope he will also know that the government takes the issue of access to post-secondary education very seriously. That is why every year we invest $1.6 billion in the Canada student loan program. That is why we have also introduced the Canada millennium foundation.

There are more programs that the government has put in place to support lifelong learning, and I hope the hon. member will recognize that.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Student Loans
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