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 275 of 276)


October 17, 1974

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of State (Fisheries)):

Mr. Speaker, any question put by the hon. member would always receive favourable and sympathetic hearing. I have heard the arguments in favour of changing the opening and closing of the tuna season and I think there are valid arguments. I have asked that the fishermen and charter boat operators be fully consulted before a firm decision is made and this process is under way.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE IN OPENING AND CLOSING DATES OF TUNA SEASON-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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October 9, 1974

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of State (Fisheries)):

Mr. Speaker, we are looking into this matter. I remind the hon. member that the mercury level of swordfish is still very much a problem for both the Canadian and United States authorities. I am very hopeful that some day our swordfish fishermen may return to what was once a very important resource business.

October 9, 1974

Oral Questions INDUSTRY

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   MERCURY LEVEL IN SWORDFISH-EFFORTS TO HAVE UNITED STATES LIFT GUIDELINES
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October 8, 1974

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of State (Fisheries)):

Mr. Speaker, I cannot match the polished language of my honourable friend. I should like to tell him, however, that the marina project has actually been suspended for a six-month period at the request of the Indians in the area

or to answer their objections. Apparently, the Indians are afraid that the proposed dredging would affect the flow of the water. That is why we are now looking into this problem.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HARBOURS
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October 4, 1974

Mr. LeBlanc (Westmorland-Kent):

Mr. Speaker, we are engaged in constant talks with the Department of National Defence. I wish to underline the extraordinary useful role which it plays. I am thinking of the sort of case which was mentioned yesterday regarding the destruction of lobster gear on the east coast. I think that the defence

Oral Questions

department, considering the funds available, has been extremely helpful. We are working closely with it and will continue to do so.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   MINISTER'S VIEW ON UNILATERAL ACTION TO ESTABLISH LIMIT OF TERRITORIAL WATERS-MEASURES TO INTERCEPT FOREIGN VESSELS
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October 4, 1974

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of State (Fisheries)):

Mr. Speaker, of course I share my predecessor's view on this. This is a very serious matter.

I do not share the hon. member's view that the conference failed. I believe there is still some important and difficult work to be done, and I am very hopeful about the extension of our fisheries jurisdiction. There has been extraordinary progress. Over 100 nations seem to have accepted this view. I remind hon. members that even unilateral action will not protect an important source of wealth in this country, salmon. We must be very careful when we assume that unilateral action would solve all our problems.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   MINISTER'S VIEW ON UNILATERAL ACTION TO ESTABLISH LIMIT OF TERRITORIAL WATERS-MEASURES TO INTERCEPT FOREIGN VESSELS
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