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 7 of 370)


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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September 15, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, in fact I am very happy with the implementation of our new control plan work around grants and contributions.

Let us be clear here. What we are talking about is individual wrongdoing, employees who have chosen to thwart the system and to cheat the system.

We are working with the RCMP and the police on their investigation. They have asked us not to share full details of the investigations because we want to ensure that it comes to the most appropriate conclusion.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Grants and Contributions
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June 12, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member's assertions are just plain incorrect. In fact, we have been working directly with employers and employees using the employment insurance system, whether it be providing income support, working on work share agreements of which we have well over 100 across Canada in these initiatives or whether it be dealing directly with provinces that have moneys through their labour market development agreements or EI part II funds.

We are working to ensure that those who are affected by these challenges have the benefits of the country.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Government Assistance
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June 12, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, I will repeat again that the Government of Canada treats Canadians fairly no matter where they live. With respect to the Employment Insurance Act and the labour market, indeed those in the softwood lumber industry are being treated the same as other Canadians.

The hon. member makes reference to the waiving of the two week waiting period. Again, that applies only as a health measure. Canadians wanted us to ensure that we stopped the spread of a communicable disease, SARS. Part of that was to provide a waiving of the two week waiting period for those in quarantine so they would stay at home.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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June 12, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is a proud sponsor of Skills Canada, and 35 young men and women will be participating in the world skills competition in Switzerland this month. This investment is indeed part of our skills and learning agenda that promotes skilled trades as a first choice career for young Canadians.

I know that all hon. members will want to join me in congratulating these young Canadians.

Good luck. We are proud of everyone of them.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Human Resources Development
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