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 7 of 276)


May 18, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, obviously it is in everybody's interest for us to have access to many markets and many sources of mortgage money, not only one, two, or three major institutions. I will be very much interested in knowing what the Hon. Member's Party intends to do when we bring in the mortgage protection plan. If, as I am informed, they intend to oppose it, I wonder what they offer those Canadians who, since March 1, have known that they could have access to an insurance plan which could go a long way to protect them against unexpected rises in interest rates.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OHO) HOUSING REQUEST THAT MINISTER PERSUADE BANKS TO ROLL BACK MORTGAGE INTEREST INCREASES
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May 17, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, we have had some difficulty getting final clearance to the title of the land. I must express amazement that the Hon. Member's political bickering extends to the point where he would deprive his own region of a very important government project.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
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May 17, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, 1 hope the Hon. Member is able to explain to the Halifax Herald, which is very regionalistic in its approach to these stories, why he is not helping us solve the problem. The reality is that I was personally disappointed that a public body which should have co-operated with us to try to find a proper site, did not help us.

May 17, 1984

Point of Order-Mr. Blaikie

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SITE EXPROPRIATION
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May 15, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

1. Yes, Public Works Canada does hold a lease at 559 Richmond Street, London, Ontario for the sole use by the Department of Agriculture, (a) Total annual rate-$163,000. In addition, the Crown is responsible for all operating and maintenance costs estimated at $85,000 per annum, (b) Current lease term began on November 1, 1983 and terminates on October 31, 1987.

2. The previous lease was held on a net lease until October 31, 1983, at an annual rental of $26,400. The operating and maintenance costs for 1982-1983 amounted to approximately $80,260 per annum.

Order Paper Questions

3. Public Works Canada has had the subject premises under lease since 1966. (a) Renovation and general improvements to electrical and structural elements amounted to an estimated $200,000 from 1966-1983. (b) All expenditures were made under the authority of the lease agreement in which the Crown was responsible for all repairs.

4. Public Works Canada conducted a search by means of a public advertisement on May 25, 1983 for existing office space to be used for laboratory purposes for occupancy by Agriculture Canada.

(a) As a result of the tender, four bids were received and each was evaluated on the basis of: cost; delivery time. Based on client laboratory requirements and the nature of the experiments, the estimated cost of relocation to alternative premises would exceed $2 million for fit-ups alone (not including rent). Further, Agriculture Canada had estimated a cost of an additional $700,000 per year for lost research time.

Although Public Works Canada negotiated at a higher rate for the existing space, a new temporary relocation to alternative leased space until a new facility is constructed, was not technically or economically feasible.

(b) Not applicable.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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May 15, 1984

Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, we have made it clear-by the way, I expect the Bill will be before the House in a few days-that the rate to be covered by the Mortgage Rate Protection Program is the rate on the day the home owner renews his mortgage or takes out a mortgage on a new building or home. Therefore, there is no magic day. It will be the rate on the day the transaction is concluded. That is when the program becomes effective.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HOUSING
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