Marc LALONDE

LALONDE, The Hon. Marc, P.C., O.C., Q.C., LL.L., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Outremont (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 26, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Lalonde
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=729f0dd2-a100-4731-8437-ddbdf67f4884&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister of National Health and Welfare (November 27, 1972 - September 15, 1977)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (November 27, 1972 - September 14, 1976)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister of National Health and Welfare (November 27, 1972 - September 15, 1977)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (November 27, 1972 - September 14, 1976)
  • Minister responsible for the Status of Women (August 8, 1974 - June 3, 1979)
  • Minister of State (Federal-Provincial Relations) (September 16, 1977 - November 23, 1978)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister responsible for the Status of Women (August 8, 1974 - June 3, 1979)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Outremont (Quebec)
  • Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (March 3, 1980 - September 9, 1982)
  • Minister of Finance (September 10, 1982 - June 29, 1984)
  • Minister of Finance (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1272)


June 29, 1984

Mr. Lalonde:

He will find that the Minister responsible for housing has taken steps to ensure that those who really are in need are getting help and support. It is not as much as we would like to do. Obviously we would like to be able to do more and we will try to do more but, contrary to the NDP, we realize that there is only so much money available.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUNDING ALLOCATED TO SOCIAL HOUSING
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June 29, 1984

Mr. Lalonde:

They are unable to agree on passing a Bill which will help farmers. They are unable to agree on passing amendments to the Income Tax Act which would help all Canadians. I can tell them that if they do not pass the Bill I will be there to remind the Canadian public whose fault it is that that Bill is not passed.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF AMENDING LEGISLATION
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June 29, 1984

Mr. Lalonde:

The fact is that the Conservatives cannot get together and agree on a strategy or policy to pass this Bill. The fact is that they are not ready to pass a measure which will be of great help to small and medium-sized businesses.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF AMENDING LEGISLATION
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June 29, 1984

Mr. Lalonde:

That is typical of the Hon. Member. He prefers to shout than listen. I listened politely to his question-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUNDING ALLOCATED TO SOCIAL HOUSING
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June 29, 1984

Hon. Marc Lalonde (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member is taking the typical Conservative pessimistic and negative line that the economy is going into a recession. That is not a view shared by any serious analyst in this country. The economy is growing, and is expected to grow significantly this year. Even if the economy were to grow at the rate of 4.4 per cent, which is the projection on the basis of the growth in the first quarter, that would still be the best rate of increase since 1967. Inflation today is lower than it has been since 1972.

We are not in a recession and we are not heading into a recession unless, I suppose, we were to follow the Conservative prescriptions, and unless the Conservatives form a Government. That obviously would be a real recession for the country in many respects.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMPACT OF INTEREST RATES ON CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSES
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