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 5 of 83)


June 15, 2005

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

Mr. Speaker, last week in question period the hon. member, the new critic, tabled a statistical report on official development assistance from my agency.

While well-meaning, she mistook the figure of approximately $38 million as moneys being directed directly to the government of China. What that figure represents is the sum total of all of the development programs taking place in China but those are carried out by agencies such as Simon Fraser University and the Canadian Bar Association.

The term represents the total of bilateral aid and that, as opposed to multilateral, means between two countries.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   China
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June 15, 2005

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

Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is committed to increasing its aid budget by a minimum of 8% per year and we are committed to doing that well out in excess of 2010. In fact, the increase last year was 30% and that shows the commitment of the government to continue to assign to development assistance a higher percentage than to any other department of government.

We keep in mind our international reputation of always fulfilling our commitments but we will not make one unless we can.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Aid
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June 15, 2005

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

Mr. Speaker, I am at an utter loss because it was that party, that critic and that member who all joined together to vote against the $500,000 that would come to my budget as a result of Bill C-48. If that is their point of departure I can add very little wisdom to the whole issue.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Aid
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June 10, 2005

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

Mr. Speaker, this question was brought forward from the statistical analysis that has been described by the critic's predecessor. That question was answered by my department.

I will repeat very clearly for the House, for that party and for the people of Canada that the Government of Canada does not give money directly to the government of China through our development programs.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   China
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June 10, 2005

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

Mr. Speaker, over a year ago, Canada invested $100 million in the World Health Organization's “three by five” initiative. With this investment, Canada has become the biggest donor to this initiative, which was on the brink of folding for lack of support.

I am therefore pleased to inform the House that the “three by five” initiative is now an enormous success. Close to 1 million people are undergoing treatment, which is five times more than barely a few years ago. It goes without saying that this initiative is a great success of which Canada can be extremely proud.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Cooperation
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