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 3 of 276)


June 21, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member's representations may be perfectly justified. I think they might have been weakened by the demagoguery which he is trying to put before the House.

June 21, 1984

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT LOAN PAYMENTS BE FORGIVEN
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June 21, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, I interpret the Hon. Member's question as a representation. He well knows that that program was intended to help people whose revenue was limited or reasonably modest. I am sure that anything the corporation can do to be helpful will be done.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HOUSING
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June 21, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, I did not make cuts. The fact is that we have been running at a level of 30,000 housing units on a program which was intended to run at a level of 25,000 housing units. We simply had to accept the fact that the building of these units which were received as an advance payment would not continue forever. However, the Hon. Member speaks of housing starts. In 1982 housing starts were at a level of 125,000 units. In 1983, they were at a level of 162,000 units, and the estimated level for the current year is 171,000 units.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROJECTED HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
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June 21, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member began by quoting statistics. I might tell him that the seasonally adjusted rate of housing starts in May was 135,000 dwelling units. This represents an increase of 7 per cent over the April, 1984, total of 126,000.

That being said, the Hon. Member must remember, as I am sure he does, that the increase in the allocation to social housing was very clearly understood by everyone. He may say that it does not wash with him, but I am sure that if he made a commitment to do something when the housing starts had improved, as they have in the last year or year and a half, then at that point the social housing budget would return to its normal level.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HOUSING
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June 1, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, I presume the Hon. Member is referring to what has commonly become known as the Peace Camp. Am I correct? This situation arose quite a long time ago, as the Hon. Member knows. In fact it lasted throughout the winter. Perhaps the Hon. Member knows that under the previous administrative arrangements there was a committee composed of a number of Departments which, in fact, gave permission for the initial demonstration or manifestation of views to take place. So far the Government has not chosen to put an end to this expression of views.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AUTHORITY FOR USE BY PEACE CAMP
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