M. Aileen CARROLL

CARROLL, The Hon. M. Aileen, P.C., B.A., B.Ed.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Barrie (Ontario)
Birth Date
June 1, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aileen_Carroll
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=50053905-6fa0-4d83-aae4-69ca8cebdfc1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Barrie--Simcoe--Bradford (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Barrie--Simcoe--Bradford (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (September 13, 2001 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister for International Cooperation (December 12, 2003 - February 5, 2006)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Barrie (Ontario)
  • Minister for International Cooperation (December 12, 2003 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 83)


November 28, 2005

Hon. Aileen Carroll (Minister of International Cooperation, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I think it is important to note that this government increased the development budget by 8% last year and 8% this year. In fact, in the end it has given more than that. This will mean that our aid budget will have doubled by the year 2010. I also have spoken in the House about the effectiveness of our aid. I also am absolutely appalled by the criticism that comes from a party that voted against Bill C-48, which hugely increased our aid budget.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Aid
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November 28, 2005

Hon. Aileen Carroll (Minister of International Cooperation, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has made it eminently clear that he will reach the 0.7%. He has said that publicly and he intends to do so, but like all other ways in which he approaches issues like this, he is fiscally very prudent. He has made it clear that when he can reach it and when he has a plan to get there, he will make that a very public matter.

I think we must be mindful of the fact that Canada's reputation for disbursing that which it pledges is sterling. There are sometimes questions about other countries that set dates and make pledges that are not always met.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Aid
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November 25, 2005

Hon. Aileen Carroll (Minister of International Cooperation, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have to share with the House how proud CIDA was to read chapter 8 of the Auditor General's report, to have her tell Canadians how accountable we were in our response to tsunami, and how flexible we were under the pressure of that incredible horror.

I would also share with the hon. member that the $69 million is merely a marginal transfer from one fiscal year to another. The $69 million will be spent on the reconstruction of tsunami affected--

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Cooperation
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November 25, 2005

Hon. Aileen Carroll (Minister of International Cooperation, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am a bit confused, because I am not sure of the figures at this time. I would like to know where the hon. member got her information, in order to verify it.

As I have said, we are proud of our planning. As the Prime Minister has said, he can explain to Canadians how he plans to achieve the 0.7% mark. He will be announcing his plan and we will be there.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Cooperation
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November 25, 2005

Hon. Aileen Carroll (Minister of International Cooperation, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I listened carefully to the hon. member's comments. She is an excellent critic and a strong supporter of what we are doing.

However, I need to draw her attention to the fact that we have received an 8% increase in our budget. That is higher than any other department in the Government of Canada. It will see our budget doubled. We have taken excellent initiatives. We received compliments from Stephen Lewis on our leadership in the HIV-AIDS battle. Many times it is the quality of what we do as well as the quantity. I am very proud of our record.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Cooperation
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