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 5 of 370)


September 23, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is right, this file was referred to the RCMP. I again state that if the hon. member has questions, it would be best for her to put them to the RCMP for response.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Government Contracts
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September 19, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member can continue to engage in speculation but he knows there is an ongoing police investigation. He knows that the Department of Human Resources Development Canada is co-operating with the police. He knows that the department has already taken severe disciplinary action up to and including firing. He knows that I will not be sharing any more details with him because I do not want to jeopardize this ongoing investigation.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Human Resources Development Canada
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September 19, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, with specific reference to that question, I can tell the hon. member that the department contracted work to be done by a company called MaxSys under competitively tendered standing offers established by Public Works and Government Services Canada in the year 2001.

MaxSys provided the services of Paul Cochrane to conduct the human resources work. However, when a firm is contracted to supply services to the department, Public Works and Government Services Canada does ensure that the contractor personnel are security screened to the appropriate level.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Human Resources Development Canada
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September 16, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, I take full responsibility to work with the police to ensure that those who are cheating the system are caught and that the full impact of the law is placed on them.

As I said yesterday, the police have asked us not to share any further details so as not to jeopardize their investigation. Surely the hon. member would want to make sure that all charges are laid as appropriate.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Human Resources Development
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September 16, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I will just take this opportunity to remind the hon. member of what we have done.

We received information from the police that some of our employees might be involved in an investigation. At that point we conducted our own investigation. We examined our files. We called in forensic auditors. We called in the RCMP. We have taken severe disciplinary action, including firing.

It is our obligation to make sure that those who choose to work outside the rules face the consequences, and that is what we are doing here.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Human Resources Development
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