David PRATT

PRATT, The Hon. David, P.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Nepean--Carleton (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 3, 1955
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Pratt_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=59cf0469-ee63-49f3-8d0f-74e168d590a3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
consultant, executive assistant, public relations officer, researcher, writer

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Nepean--Carleton (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Nepean--Carleton (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Defence (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 74)


May 14, 2004

Hon. David Pratt (for the Minister of the Environment)

moved that the bill be read the third time and passed.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
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May 14, 2004

Hon. David Pratt (Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member should have a little bit more faith in the Canadian shipbuilding industry and a little bit more faith in Canadian workers.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Shipbuilding
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May 14, 2004

Hon. David Pratt (Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as I have indicated in the past, the ships will be built in Canada should a competitive environment exist. That is completely consistent with the federal government's shipbuilding policy. The response that I have heard generally from the Canadian shipbuilding industry with respect to this issue has been very favourable.

I was very disappointed when the Bloc did not support a defence committee report two years ago that called for the acquisition of these three new supply ships. I was very disappointed indeed.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Shipbuilding
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May 14, 2004

Hon. David Pratt (for the Minister of the Environment)

moved that the bill be concurred in and read the second time.

(Motion agreed to)

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
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May 13, 2004

Hon. David Pratt (Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the government was very proud to make the announcement with respect to the joint supply ships. As I have indicated in the House in the past, they will be built in Canada should a competitive environment exist.

I am a little surprised by the question from the hon. member in the sense that the Bloc had an opportunity to vote for a recommendation from the defence committee report a number of years ago and failed to support the concept of procuring supply ships at that time.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Shipbuilding
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