Sarmite D. BULTE

BULTE, The Hon. Sarmite D., P.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 27, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarmite_Bulte
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=476c3953-0211-47f5-9f19-152383e70835&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister responsible for the Status of Women (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, with special emphasis on Women Entrepreneurs (October 19, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for the Status of Women (October 19, 2005 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 111 of 112)


November 5, 1997

Ms. Sarmite Bulte (Parkdale—High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on October 30 I held the first of a series of pre-budget consultation meetings with the constituents of Parkdale—High Park. The message I received is that they are proud of the hard work done by the government that has resulted in today's healthy economic environment.

Canadians in my riding want the government to stay the course and continue the process of debt reduction and fiscal restraint. We are all looking forward to the elimination of the deficit during this Parliament.

My constituents have told me that we should reinvest any surplus dividend in health care, education, youth employment and the environment. As well, my constituents would like to see continuing support for small business.

It may interest my hon. colleagues across the floor to learn that we did not talk about sweeping tax cuts. Canadians, especially those in Ontario, know too well the real costs of these tax cuts borne by them in the areas of the health care system and the education of their children. They are not willing to pay this huge price for political pandering.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Environment
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October 30, 1997

Ms. Sarmite Bulte (Parkdale—High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, this week in Oslo at the International Organization of Labour Conference, Canada joins with 39 countries, children's right activists, labour representatives and leaders of multilateral agencies who have come together to draft an agenda for action on what steps the international community can take to protect children world-wide from harmful and exploitive forms of child labour.

Canada's goals are clear. We are committed to full respect for children's rights, improving children's health through clean water and sound nutrition, improving the quality of, and access to, basic education, especially for young girls. And we are committed to providing protection for children against abuse, exploitation and violence.

Our CIDA funding approach to child labour targets preventive measures by focusing on schooling, child care and strengthening the role of women in society.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Child Labour
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October 24, 1997

Ms. Sarmite Bulte (Parkdale—High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, in keeping with our red book commitment, the Minister of Canadian Heritage announced an annual increase of $25 million to the Canada Council for the arts.

Much has been accomplished by the Canada Council in the past 40 years. From the grassroots up, the council has contributed to building a vast, lively and diverse arts sector of creators and organizations in communities across Canada.

The Canada Council for the arts has focused its efforts on the creation, production and dissemination of artistic work which has fostered the emergence of generations of great Canadian artists and a body of work in which we can all take pride.

Increasing resources by $25 million will enrich the entire cultural sector, which relies on the arts for content, inspiration and talent. Most important of all, it contributes to enhancing Canadians' understanding of each other and forging a strong national identity.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Canada Council
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October 20, 1997

Ms. Sarmite Bulte (Parkdale—High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, this week is Small Business Week.

Small business is the engine of our economy. Today in Canada there are more than 2.4 million small businesses generating over 40% of Canada's economic output. Small business employs over 44% of the labour force.

As a founding member of the Women Entrepreneurs of Canada and as a member of Les Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales, I believe it is important that we acknowledge that a large majority of successful small businesses in Canada are women owned.

The success of Canada in the global marketplace requires that we support the growth of small business, and the government is doing just that.

The student connection program and Strategis are two initiatives that Industry Canada has undertaken to help small business make the most of the new technologies of the Internet.

Partnership between government and small business creates a fertile environment for innovation and entrepreneurship, the winning formula for Canada's continued economic success.

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Subtopic:   Small Business
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October 10, 1997

Ms. Sarmite Bulte (Parkdale—High Park, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government's job strategy is working for Canada's youth.

We have just had the longest run of monthly job growth since 1994 and Canada's young people are feeling the improvement; 63,000 new jobs for youth since May, the best four month performance of the 1990s. The youth unemployment rate is down from 17.2% in May to 16.4%.

There is still a lot of work to do. We are committed to work with other governments, the private sector, communities and young people to equip them for the future.

In anticipation of national co-op week and international credit union day—

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Youth Employment
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