Edward C. LUMLEY

LUMLEY, The Hon. Edward C., P.C., C.M., B.Comm.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Stormont--Dundas (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 27, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Lumley
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7beeed73-0eef-4875-ac4f-eae4a5b16956&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Stormont--Dundas (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion (October 1, 1976 - September 30, 1977)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (October 1, 1977 - September 30, 1978)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Stormont--Dundas (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Stormont--Dundas (Ontario)
  • Minister of State (Trade) (March 3, 1980 - January 11, 1982)
  • Minister of State (International Trade) (January 12, 1982 - September 29, 1982)
  • Minister of Regional Economic Expansion (September 30, 1982 - December 6, 1983)
  • Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (September 30, 1982 - December 6, 1983)
  • Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion (December 7, 1983 - June 29, 1984)
  • Minister of Communications (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Minister of State for Science and Technology (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 181 of 182)


March 10, 1975

Mr. Lumley:

Members opposite say the minister should not take their criticism as being directed to him personally. Show me a man who is challenged as to his competency, or asked "Where's your guts?" or "Where's your fortitude?" and does not take that on a personal basis, and I will show you a man who will not stand for what he

Transportation

believes in, something the Minister of Transport certainly does.

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March 10, 1975

Mr. Lumley:

I realize there are many members who would like to take part in this debate, so I will close with this final remark. I mean this most sincerely. I also mean this in a non-partisan way, as a former mayor of the city of Cornwall. If every community in the country could benefit in as short a period of time as my community did because of policies, attitudes and working relationship we had with the Minister of Transport and this government, we would not have any economic problems in this country.

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March 10, 1975

Mr. Lumley:

There is far more to regional economic expansion that the equalization of freight rates. Members opposite talk about the lack of foresight in the Minister of Transport. In my riding an announcement was made a year ago, prior to my being a member, concerning a new Ministry of Transport training institute. I challenge members opposite: if they do not think there is any future in the transportation policy the government is advocating, take a tour down to Heron Road and find out the future policy and programs of the Ministry of Transport. Let them find out about the new school that is going to be started in Cornwall in 1975. I guarantee the philosophy would change across the House.

At the present time, the Ministry of Transport is conducting senior management courses involving new training techniques in transportation. These courses are unique in the world. This is something which came under the administration of the present Minister of Transport. Provided all sectors of the economy, including the private sector and provincial governments which are actively interested in the programs of the Ministry of Transport training institute, can co-operate, hopefully this institute can become a national transportation centre.

I should like to comment on something the hon. member for Regina-Lake Centre (Mr. Benjamin) said the other day. He was talking about the inadvisability of DC-9 flights between Ottawa and Montreal. Who was the Minister of Transport who introduced STOL? That will answer the question. If that is not progressive, I really do not know what is. I do not mean the kind of "progressive" that the hon. member for Grenville-Carleton, who is looking at

me, is thinking about now. The foresight of this government in the transportation field goes back many years. I recall the years during which Hon. Lionel Chevrier, then the hon. member for Stormont, was minister of transport: another great Liberal.

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March 10, 1975

Mr. Lumley:

I shall be glad to entertain a question at the end of my remarks. The Minister of Transport holds one of the most complex offices in the world. There is not a corporate executive in Canada who faces the problem of the Minister of Transport. The company for which I worked has perhaps the broadest distribution base in the world.

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March 10, 1975

Mr. Lumley:

I am sure hon. members will agree that the position of the Minister of Transport is probably one of the most difficult in the entire dominion.

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