Jim ABBOTT

ABBOTT, The Hon. Jim, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
Birth Date
August 18, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Abbott_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=697d21ec-83f6-4af1-b5b7-cfe7ffd095ea&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, manager

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  Kootenay East (British Columbia)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Canadian Heritage (February 7, 2006 - November 6, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Kootenay--Columbia (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Canadian Heritage (February 7, 2006 - November 6, 2008)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation (November 7, 2008 - November 4, 2010)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 316)


November 4, 2010

Hon. Jim Abbott (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have listened with great interest to the NDP leader's speech today. I find that it certainly appears as though he is not knowledgeable about the contents of the act to which he refers. Either that or he is misinformed.

I noted on television last night that he was railing on about the fact that we did not close the door for 30 days and that this was terrible. Of course, he was confronted on TV with the fact that the legislation, the law of the land, calls for a 30-day period in which this company can state its case before the door can be closed. The hon. member did not seem to be knowledgeable about that.

Today in the hon. member's speech I heard him say that we are still in the dark about the content of the decision. Well indeed, that is the way it should be. That is what the act calls for.

I suggest that the leader of the NDP might choose to inform himself about the laws of Canada.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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November 2, 2010

Hon. Jim Abbott (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, our government's action is to create action. Under our watch Canada was the first G8 country to double its aid to Africa. The Liberals are ignoring the fact that less than 10 years ago the Liberals were giving half of what we are giving today.

When it comes to moving forward and doing what is right for those in need, our government is there.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Co-operation
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November 2, 2010

Hon. Jim Abbott (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, our government has been very clear. We have an effective aid strategy and we are acting on it. We are delivering real results for people. We only need to look at the results of the aid programs that we have in effect.

We are focusing so that everything we do is action instead of advocacy.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Co-operation
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October 25, 2010

Hon. Jim Abbott (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, apparently the member has missed what we have actually ended up doing. We were the first G8 country to double our aid to Africa. We doubled our aid to Africa before we were required to and before any other G7 nation. We are now at $2.1 billion. On top of that, at the conference the Prime Minister came up with some new money again for the African nations because we recognize that they do require our support.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Co-operation
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October 22, 2010

Hon. Jim Abbott (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the way the member has constructed his question is just simply not accurate in any way, shape or form.

The fact is that our government doubled aid to Africa in a faster period of time than any other G7 nation. Further, we are at a point now with the African nations that, notwithstanding the misinformation that people like him are bringing forward, they are beginning to understand the generosity and the co-operation there is between Canada and the African nations.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Co-operation
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