Roméo LEBLANC

LEBLANC, The Right Hon. Roméo, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., O.N.B., C.D., B.A., B.Ed.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Westmorland--Kent (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
December 18, 1927
Deceased Date
June 24, 2009
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roméo_LeBlanc
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2c59ff15-0f47-43c6-8c66-2693d08ea867&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
correspondent, journalist, lecturer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Westmorland--Kent (New Brunswick)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Westmorland--Kent (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of State (Fisheries) (August 8, 1974 - September 13, 1976)
  • Minister of the Environment (December 5, 1975 - January 21, 1976)
  • Minister of the Environment (July 1, 1976 - September 13, 1976)
  • Minister of the Environment (September 14, 1976 - April 1, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Westmorland--Kent (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (April 2, 1979 - June 3, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Westmorland--Kent (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (March 3, 1980 - September 29, 1982)
  • Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (September 30, 1982 - June 29, 1984)
  • Minister of Public Works (September 30, 1982 - June 29, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 12 of 276)


March 16, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the final results of the study were circulated to provincial Governments and interested groups, and MPs, I believe. If not, I will be happy to send it. These organizations have been asked to prepare comments. Some have come forward, but I still have not had a complete enough reaction to be able to indicate when the policy recommendation would come forward. I hope to do that before the summer.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
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March 16, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, it seems to me that if I were to get a building worth $30 million, or $50 million, or $20 million, or $10 million in my city, I would be very happy and proud. The fact is that there has been some delay because of the difficulty in obtaining the site for the building. However, after difficult negotiations we have had to resort to expropriation, which process is now underway. Meanwhile planning for the building and preparing specifications for tendering are going on, and I expect the matter will be resolved in six or eight weeks.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SPECIAL RECOVERY CAPITAL PROJECTS PROGRAM
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March 16, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the project will go ahead with the enthusiastic support and assistance of my colleague, the Minister of State for International Trade, and in spite of the carping criticism of the Hon. Member.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STARTING DATE INQUIRY
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March 15, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member, who himself was a Member of Cabinet though only for a short time, is putting me in a very difficult position. In his first question, he told me I had made

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Oral Questions

some attempts at appeasement and had tried to find a compassionate solution. That is what I have done. In fact, last week's announcement reflects the results of my work.

As far as the Hon. Member's second question is concerned, which he asked after I told him that my Department's legal adviser asked me not to mention the matter or give my views since it was still before the courts, the Hon. Member is indulging in pure rhetoric.

All I can say is that I am unfortunately bound by the advice of my legal adviser not to comment on this case.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DEMAND THAT DOCUMENT BE TABLED
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March 15, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, last fall when the Hon. Member raised the matter, I made enquiries to find out whether I could table this document in the House. At the time, our departmental legal adviser informed me that since the matter was before the courts and the document in question was involved in the proceedings, it would be unwise to discuss the document, the case being sub judice.

I do not know if, in view of the information we had this morning to which the Hon. Member was referring, the situation has changed. I will have to consult the Department's legal adviser, and if it will serve a useful purpose to provide this information, I will do so. Of course, I will have to follow the advice of my legal adviser.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
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