Stéphane DION

DION, The Hon. Stéphane, P.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Saint-Laurent (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 28, 1955
Website
http://stephanedion.liberal.ca/en
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6bde42a3-d07c-4c1f-b9d4-9e14a124f465&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca
Profession
author, professor of political science

Parliamentary Career

March 25, 1996 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Saint-Laurent--Cartierville (Quebec)
  • President of the Queen's Privy Council (January 25, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (January 25, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Saint-Laurent--Cartierville (Quebec)
  • President of the Queen's Privy Council (January 25, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (January 25, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Saint-Laurent--Cartierville (Quebec)
  • President of the Queen's Privy Council (January 25, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (January 25, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Saint-Laurent--Cartierville (Quebec)
  • Minister of the Environment (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Saint-Laurent--Cartierville (Quebec)
  • Minister of the Environment (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (December 2, 2006 - December 9, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Saint-Laurent--Cartierville (Quebec)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (December 2, 2006 - December 9, 2008)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
LIB
  Saint-Laurent--Cartierville (Quebec)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Saint-Laurent (Quebec)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (November 4, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 458 of 460)


April 17, 1996

Hon. Stéphane Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the official opposition seems to want to play dictionary games. What counts, and I have been saying this since I arrived in this House, is substance. Substance is what counts.

And the substance that Quebecers want to keep for the most part is a Quebec identity and a Canadian identity; a Quebec pride and a Canadian pride; a Quebec solidarity and a Canadian solidarity.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Distinct Society
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April 16, 1996

Hon. Stéphane Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, what is this I hear? Acknowledging Quebec's difference would be meaningless? What the opposition fears is that we might manage to reconcile Quebecers and Canadians so that they

may join together in the same country to face the formidable challenges of the 21st century.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Distinct Society
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April 16, 1996

Hon. Stéphane Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have been wondering since yesterday whether or not the hon. member can read or hear. It is stated in the resolution-and I want to put it on the record, because the Prime Minister himself pointed it out yesterday-that the Liberal Party of Canada supports the enshrinement in the Constitution of the principles recognized in the parliamentary resolution passed in December 1995 defining the distinct society.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Distinct Society
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April 16, 1996

Hon. Stéphane Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have little to say on that, except perhaps that this is wishful thinking on the part of the hon. member.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Distinct Society
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April 16, 1996

Hon. Stéphane Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, what is this backtracking the Leader of the Opposition is referring to? It is very clear that Quebec is a distinct society within Canada. It is very clear that the Government of Canada intends to recognize that reality by all necessary means.

The Government of Canada will make every effort to convince Canadians to reconcile, for there is indeed an element in this English speaking North America, in this bilingual Canada, that is called Quebec, an admirable society which is able to affirm itself as a great reality, a reality which Canadians wish to keep as part of their country.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Distinct Society
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