Bill MORNEAU

MORNEAU, The Hon. William Francis, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Toronto Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 7, 1962
Website
http://billmorneau.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5d3dfa7b-f157-4019-ac2a-4dab0cb15f92&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca
Profession
business manager, company head

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Toronto Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance (November 4, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 267)


June 17, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, while we accept these challenges around the world, we need to continue to take actions to protect our steel industry against the potential of import surges. We introduced Bill C-101 in order to make sure that we have the flexibility to stabilize our market, to protect workers and to protect the industry in the case of steel surges that might come because of those protectionist issues.

I want to thank the member for Vaughan—Woodbridge and the finance committee for their work, and I want to ask all members in the House to bring forth their unanimous support so we can move this bill forward quickly to protect steel workers and to protect our steel industry.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Trade
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June 17, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the member opposite might not have been paying attention to what we really did.

It was the $45,000 to $90,000 tax bracket that we reduced by 7%. We also put in place the Canada child benefit, which was means-tested, which means significant benefits went to families at lower and middle income. It was means-tested after $150,000 of family income.

At the same time, though, we raised taxes on the top 1%. These measures together have led us to be in a very positive economic situation, with the lowest rate of unemployment in history in our country, which is a positive situation. We are going to keep working in the future for the middle class.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Finance
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June 17, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1), I wish to table a notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Income Tax Act.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), I ask that an order of the day be designated for consideration of the motion.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Ways and Means
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June 4, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the continued focus on how Canadians are doing, because we want to reiterate that a typical family of four with two children is $2,000 better off this year than they were back in 2015.

We will continue our approach to making sure that we help middle-class Canadians, and we will continue to focus on how we can ensure that the economy does well. Our investments have made a really big difference for Canada. We are going to continue to invest in Canadians.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Finance
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June 4, 2019

Hon. Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we made an important promise, to invest in the future of Canada and Canadians. Fortunately, our investments have been very good for our economy. Unemployment is at its lowest in 40 years. More than a million new jobs were created in four years. This is a great economic situation, and things are going very well for Canadians. We will continue with our approach of investing in our future with optimism.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Finance
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