Anita NEVILLE

NEVILLE, The Hon. Anita, P.C., B.A. (Hons.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
Birth Date
July 22, 1942
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Neville
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=71f50573-518d-4cc5-993e-5243b33a1c1a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
economic development consultant, public servant

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for the Status of Women with special emphasis on status of women (October 7, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for the Status of Women with special emphasis on status of women (October 7, 2005 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 153 of 154)


February 27, 2001

Ms. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I take this opportunity to invite all members of the House and indeed all Canadians to the Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum of Canada. It is located at the PanAm Pool, one of North America's finest, on the rather appropriately named Poseidon Bay within my riding.

Vaughan Baird, the chairman of the museum, recently reintroduced me to the facility. Over the years he has thoughtfully acquired a variety of objects depicting the art and history of aquatics in Canada and around the world. The collection includes items ranging from the celebrated Cutty Sark collection of sailing ships and nautical memorabilia to the swim trunks of Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewkesbury and even those of the late Right Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

Items of interest from all aquatic sports can be found there: swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, and of course Mr. Trudeau's favourite, diving. The total of all exhibits is valued at nearly $4 million.

I congratulate Mr. Baird and his team at the Aquatic Hall of Fame on assembling and maintaining such a singular collection.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Aquatic Hall Of Fame
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February 26, 2001

Ms. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board.

In his recent report, the auditor general stated that the government has made significant progress in improving financial management in government. Could the President of the Treasury Board explain what other steps the government is taking to build on these achievements?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Financial Management
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February 16, 2001

Ms. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, in the last three weeks the National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, situated at the Canadian Science Centre for Animal and Human Health in Winnipeg, has been called upon to respond to three separate incidents: two involving testing a potentially lethal material and the third to provide urgent diagnostics on a Congolese woman suspected of having viral hemorrhagic fever. In all instances the staff responded in a competent, timely and highly professional manner.

The Canadian Science Centre for Animal and Human Health is a maximum containment, state of the art facility which houses what many believe to be the premier level four containment laboratory in the world. It was built to enable Canada to respond to current and emerging infectious disease threats which seem to be on the rise. It is heartening to see that the staff of the facility have responded so capably to these major challenges.

Events of the past week have reinforced the wisdom of the investment in the laboratory and have shown that it can be considered to be on equal footing with other maximum containment labs in the world.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   National Microbiology Laboratory
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February 13, 2001

Ms. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism. Statistics show that 43% of victims of hate crimes attribute race and ethnicity to their victimization.

Statistics further show that the risk of victimization is higher for those born outside Canada and is highest for members of visible minorities and for young people. What is the secretary of state doing to fight racism, discrimination and hate in Canada?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Human Rights
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February 7, 2001

Ms. Anita Neville (Winnipeg South Centre, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today as chair of the Manitoba caucus. On Monday this week we experienced the sudden and tragic loss of our friend and colleague, David Iftody.

David was more than a member of the House. He was an active member of his community and a kind, caring and dedicated Liberal. David fought tirelessly for his beliefs and brought the voices of not only his constituents but all western rural Canadians to Ottawa.

He was outspoken and persistent but always good-natured. There was never a doubt that David knew his actions were in the best interests of his constituents.

My office in Winnipeg received many calls yesterday and today from people across the province of Manitoba who wished to let me know how much David meant to them and how his seven years as the member for Provencher made their communities better. This is truly David's legacy.

The residents of my riding and members of my staff join me in the mourning of the passing of our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Iftody family.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   David Iftody
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