Sergio MARCHI

MARCHI, The Hon. Sergio, P.C., B.A.(Hons.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
York West (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 12, 1956
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Marchi
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4245ebad-46f9-48c1-9931-e42f75ec53a5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
ambassador, businessman, executive assistant, urban planner

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  York West (Ontario)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  York West (Ontario)
  • Liberal Party Caucus Chair (January 1, 1992 - January 1, 1993)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  York West (Ontario)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (November 4, 1993 - June 22, 1994)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (June 23, 1994 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of the Environment (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - August 2, 1999
LIB
  York West (Ontario)
  • Minister of the Environment (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister for International Trade (June 11, 1997 - August 2, 1999)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 432)


June 11, 1999

Hon. Sergio Marchi (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that on the federal-provincial scene, when it comes to international trade, this deal and partnership works harmoniously well.

The Government of Canada, in the case of asbestos, has had more telephone conferences, more meetings and more get togethers with the industry in Quebec and with province of Quebec officials than on any other issue. There has not been one complaint registered to me by the Quebec minister for trade concerning asbestos or any other interest.

There is a national interest within which the provinces certainly participate, consult and advise.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   World Trade Organization
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June 11, 1999

Hon. Sergio Marchi (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, at the last federal-provincial conference for ministers of trade, not only did the minister of trade for the province of Quebec agree with the entire agenda, he actually complimented the federal government on how it had been able to consult, not only with Quebec, but with all of the provinces.

“If it ain't broken”, the Quebec minister said, “don't fix it”.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   World Trade Organization
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June 11, 1999

Hon. Sergio Marchi (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

It will soon come, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Export Development Act
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June 11, 1999

Hon. Sergio Marchi (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of Human Resources Development said moments ago, there are two reasons that the Quebec culture has flourished. First, it is because of Quebecers themselves and, second, it is because they have been able to live in the best country in the world which promotes diversity and uniqueness.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   World Trade Organization
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June 4, 1999

Hon. Sergio Marchi (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I think the member rather than joke about incredible non-starting comparisons should treat the issue with the seriousness it deserves.

We have an agreement that his province and that industry urged the federal government to get into two and a half years ago. It is obviously disappointing that the Americans are trying to expand the focus of this agreement. We have taken action. We have taken action against them at the world customs. The world customs has agreed with us again. If they continue to persist on the softwood rougher headed issue, we will continue to take action against them.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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