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-

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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.

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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.

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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-

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June 15, 1993

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

Mr. Speaker, apparently the hon. gentleman is not listening.

On the great northern peninsula there are a number of people already found eligible to receive assistance under the northern cod program. They are receiving assistance.

A fisherman could not receive assistance until after May 15 because that is when the period for UI runs out. They can only be found eligible for assistance now if they cannot find any fish during this fishing season, at which time they will be found eligible for job projects.

The same is true of workers. We have 44 plants designated, a total of 3,840 workers eligible, including Eric King Fisheries Ltd., Compak Seafoods, Long Range Seafood, Burnt Islands, Rose Blanche and Isle aux Morts, all at the bottom part of the west coast of Newfoundland.

The great northern peninsula will be handled as the need arises. I can assure the hon. gentleman that as the need arises they will be served now that he has indicated his approval.

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