Dominic LEBLANC

LEBLANC, The Hon. Dominic, P.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Beauséjour (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
December 14, 1967
Website
http://dominicleblanc.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=44647433-13cb-467e-8632-d49b131d5bb6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
dominic.leblanc@parl.gc.ca
Profession
lawyer, notary

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Beauséjour--Petitcodiac (New Brunswick)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (February 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (February 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Beauséjour (New Brunswick)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (February 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (February 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Beauséjour (New Brunswick)
  • Chief Government Whip's assistant (February 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (February 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Beauséjour (New Brunswick)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
LIB
  Beauséjour (New Brunswick)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (November 28, 2012 - August 18, 2016)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Beauséjour (New Brunswick)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (November 28, 2012 - August 18, 2016)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (November 4, 2015 - August 18, 2016)
  • Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (May 31, 2016 - )
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (May 31, 2016 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 325)


June 5, 2018

Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as I have said a number of times in this House and as our deputy minister repeated at committee this morning, one of the most important things about this process was to bring indigenous communities into an offshore fishery to bring a new entrant into the Arctic surf clam fishery, something the previous Conservative government had a process to achieve, but it forgot to include indigenous people.

Our process was designed to consult industry and find the proposal that brought the best economic benefits in terms of job creation to indigenous communities in five provinces. That is why this proposal was selected for next steps.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Fisheries and Oceans
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June 5, 2018

Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Miramichi—Grand Lake for his question.

Canada is a proud contributor to major multinational initiatives to protect fish stocks in the high seas and combat illegal and criminal fishing activities. Our government has taken a very strong stance against illegal fishing.

Operation DRIFTNET is an excellent example of international co-operation on this front. Thanks to these committed international partnerships, including the G7, we will be able to make even more progress this week in Quebec City with our G7 partners.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Fisheries and Oceans
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May 24, 2018

Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, no matter how often my hon. friend repeats the same incorrect allegations, it will not make them true. To say that I have a family member who will benefit from this decision is entirely false, and she knows that.

I would draw her attention to the statement made by Chief Sock on the Elsipogtog First Nation website. He has been very clear. I do not have a family member who will benefit from this process. My hon. friend should be more careful before making up those allegations and repeating them, when she knows they are not true.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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May 24, 2018

Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has only heard these false allegations, repeated by my colleague, here in the House.

The Prime Minister was very clear. Our government decided to open up commercial fishing, the offshore fishery, to the indigenous peoples in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. We implemented an open process to consult the industry and indigenous communities. That was something the Conservative Party forgot to do when it also decided to add stakeholders to this fishery three years ago.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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May 24, 2018

Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, apparently my hon. colleague wants to ask the same questions in French. That does not change the facts. As I just explained in English, and in French earlier this week, no member of my family and none of my wife's 60 first cousins benefited from this process. I find it irresponsible of the member to keep repeating these allegations when he knows very well that they are false.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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