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 6 of 370)


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, I am very sensitive to the devastating impact that these fires have had on individuals in the Okanagan. I am happy today to tell the hon. member that the employment insurance commission has agreed to make more flexible the work sharing provisions so that those businesses that have been affected can ensure they can continue and that their employees can continue to go to work.

In that context I would remind the hon. member that there is no two week waiting period associated with work sharing.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Government Assistance
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September 15, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to present today two copies, in both official languages, of the National Child Benefit Progress Report: 2002.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   National Child Benefit
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September 15, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member makes reference to a CLC document. In its calculations, it is counting individuals for whom the employment insurance system is not designed, employees that have never been employed, those who have not paid premiums, those who were in school or who were formerly self-employed.

As I have said on a number of occasions in the House, the monitoring and assessment report clearly indicates that close to 90% of those for whom the program is designed would be eligible should they need employment insurance benefits.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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September 15, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, I am glad the hon. member recognizes the work this government has undertaken in support of seasonal workers in this particular area of the country as well as in New Brunswick.

We have seen, as a result of these transitional measures, communities coming together to create and diversify their economies to provide new employment for those who need it. I am glad these transitional measures have worked, as well as other programs we have put in place to expand the seasons in the forestry industry, in the fishery and in tourism.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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