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

Personal Data

Barrie (Ontario)
Birth Date
June 1, 1944

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
  Barrie--Simcoe--Bradford (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
  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
  Barrie (Ontario)
  • Minister for International Cooperation (December 12, 2003 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 83 of 83)

September 29, 1997

Ms. Aileen Carroll

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question from my friend on the opposite side of the House. I listened carefully and found it a little meandering. I hope to conclude that I do not have to defend people, other than the government, in their views.

Although Mr. Harris may have made that comment I have not heard it. I believe that Mr. Harris has participated in Calgary with other premiers who have moved forward in their attempts to achieve the just resolution which I spoke of earlier in recognizing a uniqueness in the province of Quebec and a uniqueness in its society. They have been joined by our government in moving forward.

I have great optimism and I believe there has been a variety of versions of history frequently dependent on the author. We have to reach across those perhaps slanted views. It is difficult today to get across the media of each language and speak with one another, but we have this forum to come together and resolve perhaps what has not yet been resolved. In this Parliament over the next few years we will resolve it.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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September 25, 1997

Ms. Aileen Carroll (Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House for the first time in my new career as a federal politician to congratulate the citizens of my riding of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford for their magnificent community spirit and fund-raising efforts which have resulted in the development of the new Royal Victoria Hospital.

I was honoured to participate on September 13 with the Lieutenant-Governor and the minister of health for Ontario as we celebrated together this splendid new facility.

It was truly a happy occasion.

The 297 bed facility will be the regional hospital for all of Simcoe County and beyond. It is the result of the impressive Building on a Century campaign which saw the community raise $15 million toward its construction.

The new hospital features over $25 million in state of the art equipment and will be the location of Ontario's newest breast screening site.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Royal Victoria Hospital
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