John Paul MANLEY

MANLEY, The Hon. John Paul, P.C., O.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Ottawa South (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 5, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Manley
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=727ca7a8-0609-48eb-b6f3-01d086548302&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Ottawa South (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Ottawa South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Industry, Science and Technology (November 4, 1993 - March 28, 1995)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (November 4, 1993 - March 28, 1995)
  • Minister of Industry (March 29, 1995 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Industry (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister responsible for the Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Western Economic Diversification (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Ottawa South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Industry (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister responsible for the Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Western Economic Diversification (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Industry (June 11, 1997 - October 16, 2000)
  • Minister of Western Economic Diversification (June 11, 1997 - October 16, 2000)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (June 11, 1997 - October 16, 2000)
  • Minister responsible for the Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec (June 11, 1997 - February 22, 1998)
  • Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (February 23, 1998 - October 16, 2000)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (October 17, 2000 - January 14, 2002)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Ottawa South (Ontario)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (October 17, 2000 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister of Infrastructure and Crown Corporations (January 15, 2002 - June 1, 2002)
  • Minister with political responsibility for Ontario (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Infrastructure (June 2, 2002 - August 6, 2002)
  • Minister of Finance (June 2, 2002 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 516)


May 12, 2004

Hon. John Manley (Ottawa South, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to say farewell.

Might I say that I have never lost the sense of awe and privilege that I felt the very first time that I entered this chamber.

I came here with the conviction that a good government can be a force and a constructive tool for Canadians, and that our country can provide a unique example to the world. My view has not changed.

I have served in this place as Minister of Industry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, and as Deputy Prime Minister, great privileges bestowed by a prime minister to whom I shall always be grateful. But the greatest privilege was bestowed by the voters of Ottawa South who on four occasions entrusted me to take my seat in this place.

There is a time for every purpose under the heaven and I have other purposes to fulfill. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their sacrifice and commitment, and my family for their love, encouragement and tolerance.

May God continue to bless Canada.

Topic:   Statements by Members
Subtopic:   Member for Ottawa South
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November 6, 2003

Hon. John Manley (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I cannot take any of his estimates of the cost of anything seriously.

We had remarkable success this year in spite of the fact that we had a series of difficult situations to deal with, natural disasters as well as human tragedies.

Notwithstanding all of that, we were able to forecast again this year a seventh consecutive surplus. That provides the government with true options.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Finance
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November 6, 2003

Hon. John Manley (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, again, I do not take his estimate of any costs seriously.

When he makes these exaggerated claims about the cost of programs, he undermines any credibility he might have had otherwise.

In the meantime, the record of our government has been that we have paid down sufficient debt that we have actually freed up $3 billion in funds that were otherwise going to be spent paying interest costs to be used in other programs. That is a good record.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Finance
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November 5, 2003

Hon. John Manley (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the unemployed do not pay into the fund, they receive benefits from it. So it is not a tax on the unemployed.

As hon. members are well aware, we are currently engaged in public consultations on the employment insurance fund. There will be changes for 2005, and revenue will more or less offset benefits paid out.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Economy
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November 5, 2003

Hon. John Manley (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, when we were elected we found that the then UI fund was in deficit. It was left that way by the Progressive Conservative Party. We also found the general accounts of the country in a $38 billion deficit, left that way by the Progressive Conservative Party.

Just a couple of weeks ago, a new Liberal government was elected in the province of Ontario, succeeding a Conservative government that claimed a balanced budget, and the new government found a $5.6 billion deficit.

I do not need to take lessons from those people about what a surplus is and what a deficit is.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Economy
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