John Carnell CROSBIE

CROSBIE, The Hon. John Carnell, P.C., O.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
January 30, 1931
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Crosbie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=71374525-4461-45ab-bad9-4faea6943d4e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 18, 1976 - March 26, 1979
PC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Finance (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Finance (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (September 17, 1984 - June 29, 1986)
  • Minister of Transport (June 30, 1986 - March 30, 1988)
  • Minister for International Trade (March 31, 1988 - April 20, 1991)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister for International Trade (March 31, 1988 - April 20, 1991)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)
  • Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1611)


June 16, 1993

Hon. John C. Crosbie (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency):

Madam Speaker, there is no delay with reference to the administration of this program. This is a complicated program involving trying to assure assistance goes to certain fishermen of the maritime area.

June 16, 1993

Tributes

We are dealing with an area where there is a mixed stock fishery, where most fishermen are licensed for more than one species and where they are not restricted for the most part just to the catching of groundfish. It is a program to try to compensate those who are primarily dependent on groundfish stocks for their livelihood. It is quite a complicated situation.

As I told the House yesterday we have received 458 applications, I think it is so far, by June 15 of which 161 have been approved. I do not have the information right before me. With respect to the hon. member, these are fishermen I am talking about. We have received another 1,199 applications from fish plant workers; 722 are in process; 397 have been approved; 80 so far have been declined. We have approved 43 fish plants, I think, as being eligible under the program, so everything will proceed much more quickly in the future.

We have to remember the program only becomes operative if plant workers find they cannot get work this year and their UI runs out, or a fisherman discovers that he cannot catch fish in the area where he normally fishes and this is found to be so by the department of fisheries, where he is not going to be able to qualify-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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June 16, 1993

Mr. Crosbie:

Do not pretend to be interested in this subject at all, if you are not prepared to listen to the answer.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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June 16, 1993

Mr. Crosbie:

This is a complicated situation and already the NDP members have very little patience. They do not want to hear how anyone applies for the program, how they get assistance-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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June 16, 1993

Hon. John C. Crosbie (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency):

Madam Speaker, if this was a time for bluster the hon. gentleman would be gone with the wind.

Neither is it a time-as somebody just down from me whose name I will not reveal said-for sanctimoniousness. This is the time for trying to give assistance to those who need assistance for the reason that the groundfish fishery is not what it should be. The stocks are not there.

As I just explained to the previous questioner we have a very complicated situation where not all fishermen are going to be eligible; just those who were dependent upon groundfish and cod primarily. This is very difficult.

It is all in place. I hope we will be to handle it and perhaps improve the program if we find this is inadequate. I trust the government will then take steps to improve it but it is a very complicated situation.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
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June 15, 1993

Hon. John C. Crosbie (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency):

The Atlantic Fisheries Adjustment Program, AFAP, provides for the expenditure of $584 million over five years ending on March 31, 1995. The program containing a package of policy and program initiatives is delivered through several federal agencies. The follow-

June 15, 1993

Routine Proceedings

ing breakdown reports on the financial status of AFAP initiatives by agency.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) $ million

Total budget allocation 356.0

Total planned five-year expenditures and commitments as of March 31, 1993 341.6

Balance of program funds available 14.4

Over the remaining years of the program, DFO intends to target its program efforts to ensuring adjustment in the processing industry, encouraging professionalization in the groundfish fishery and economic diversification in Atlantic Canada. Efforts will focus on the means to achieve effective conservation such as through gear selectivity, further enforcement and protection measures, and optimization of the effectiveness of the current enforcement system.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Total budget allocation 90.0 millionTotal five-year expenditures and commitments as of April 30, 1993 62.3 millionUncommited balance 27.7 million

ACOA efforts under the Fisheries Alternatives Program will focus on supporting eligible projects and activities proposed by the private sector which will promote economic diversification of expansion in fishery dependent areas of Atlantic Canada.

Department of External Affairs and International Trade (EATTC)

Total budget allocation 1.6 millionTotal five-year expenditures and commitments as of March 31, 1993 1.6 millionUncommitted Balance 0.0 million

The AFAP funding provided to EAITC has been used to supplement over a five-year period the department's efforts to enhance international marketing and trade in Canadian underutilized and value added fish and seafood products. Efforts are continuing as planned.

Industry, Science and Technology Canada (ISTC)

Total budget allocation 6.4 millionTotal five-year expenditures and commitments as of March 31, 1993 6.4 millionUncommitted balance 0.0 million

The seafood and marine products sector campaign, an ISTC initiative, has been partially funded from AFAP. The campaign, a multiyear national initiative, is designed as a joint effort with industry to improve the long run international competitiveness of the Canadian fish processing sector. The initiative is proceeding as per plan and within the established budget.

Employment and Immigration Commission Canada (EIC)

Total budget allocation 120.0 millionTotal five-year expenditures and commitments as of October 1, 1992 95.5 millionUncommitted balance 24.5 million

Financial commitments under the community development fund will proceed as planned for the remaining years of the program. CEIC will also respond as required to requests from affected individuals in the fisheries sector for adjustment services and other program benefits.

Labour Canada

Total budget allocation 10.0 millionTotal five-year expenditures and commitments as of March 31, 1993 2.8 millionUncommitted balance 7.2 million

Labour Canada, through the Program for Older Worker Adjustment, POWA, provided income assistance to fish plant workers affected by designated lay-offs as a result of the downturn of the Atlantic fisheries. POWA was used as an interim financial assistance vehicle until the announcement of the Plant Workers Adjustment Program in May 1990. While POWA remains available, no further demands on the program are anticipated.

June 15, 1993

Topic:   FAIR TRADE AND BENEFICIAL INVESTMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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