Anthony (Tony) TIRABASSI

TIRABASSI, Anthony (Tony)

Personal Data

Niagara Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 30, 1957
sales representative

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
  Niagara Centre (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 19 of 19)

March 12, 2001

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on March 4, the 30th annual Canadian Juno Awards were presented. The Juno Awards showcase Canada's musical talent and the cultural diversity and linguistic duality which is Canada's cultural hallmark.

Canada has a rich chorus of musical voices across all genres and from all regions of the country. Critically acclaimed artists, such as Bruce Cockburn, The Guess Who, Nelly Furtado, Lara Fabian, Jann Arden, Wide Mouth Mason, The Barenaked Ladies, Ginette Reno, Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, The Wilkinsons, Joni Mitchell, The Tragically Hip, Florant Vollant and Sue Foley, are a testament to Canada's rich talent base which is known the world over.

CARAS has just issued a four CD collection of Canadian music, Oh What A Feeling 2 , in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Juno Awards. Proceeds from this collection will go to charity. I encourage all Canadians to purchase a set.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Juno Awards
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March 1, 2001

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister for International Trade.

The issue of access for Canadian wines to the European market is very important to the wine industry. The government has recently made representations to the European Union for Canadian ice wine.

Will the Minister for International Trade provide the House with an update?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Trade
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February 14, 2001

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer my congratulations to my colleagues on their successful election or re-election to the House. I am looking forward to working with all members in this 37th parliament.

I wish to thank the citizens of my constituency for placing their stamp of approval on my candidacy on November 27. I give special thanks to my family, friends and supporters in my home town of Thorold for the dedication afforded to me over 15 years as a city councillor. Their past renewed confidence has allowed me to gain the experience and political footing required to begin my service to the larger constituency of Niagara Centre.

The government has brought forward an agenda that speaks to the issues. I intend to dissect from that agenda those issues of interest to my constituents, which in turn will allow me an opportunity to evolve a national perspective so that all Canadians may be the benefactors of my work and decisions.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Niagara Centre
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February 8, 2001

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Niagara Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for Children and Youth. Most people today understand that the first years in a child's life are most important. These are the years when the foundations for success are laid. These are the years when our country's future prosperity is determined. However all levels of government are still struggling with the complexities of early childhood development.

Could the secretary of state tell us what the government is doing to help develop the best possible social policies, programs and services that will be of the greatest benefit to Canadian children and to their families?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Children And Youth
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