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 7 of 182)


June 6, 1984

Hon. Ed Lumley (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion):

Soon, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FOREIGN INVESTMENT REVIEW AGENCY
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June 6, 1984

Hon. Ed Lumley (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion):

Mr. Speaker, it seems to me that all I have heard for four and one-half years from the Conservative Party on the other side is about the free market. I am very surprised to hear someone on the other side talk about protection. If the Hon. Member has some patience, I think he may have some good news in the future with respect to that application.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   POSSIBLE IMPACT ON EMPLOYMENT
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June 4, 1984

Hon. Ed Lumley (Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to apologize to the Hon. Member if I gave any indication that I thought he was criticizing the location of the plant in southern Ontario. I know of the Hon. Member's interest, and I understand his sensitivity, as all western Canadians want to have their fair share of the automotive industry because it is a national industry.

To indicate the Government's sincerity with respect to trying to develop the automobile industry in western Canada, the Hon. Member should be aware that the Government provided almost one-half of the financial assistance to get that Toyota plant to locate in the lower mainland of British Columbia, whereas we have not provided any direct financial assistance for this Honda plant which may locate in the Province of Ontario. We are still hopeful that the Toyota company will expand its operation in British Columbia as well as adding to it in terms of assembly. That will be a process for negotiation in the future.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA SUGGESTED AS LOCATION FOR ASSEMBLY PLANT
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June 4, 1984

Hon. Ed Lumley (Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion):

Mr. Speaker, with regard to the preamble to the Hon. Member's question, I just returned from Manitoba where my colleague, the Minister of Transport, and I just announced a national centre for urban bus transportation. That is $50 million for the Province of Manitoba. Contrary to the Hon. Member's statement, the Liberal Party is very concerned about job creation in western Canada as it is in all parts of Canada.

With regard to the possibility of a Honda announcement, which will not be known until 3.30 this afternoon, we have tried to encourage some of the Japanese firms to look at all parts of Canada, western Canada, Atlantic Canada, as well as Quebec and the Province of Ontario. The key with respect to this potential announcement is the fact that they have a plant in Marysville, Ohio, where they have made about a $1 billion expenditure. The new production system called the "just in time" process, which the automotive industry is adopting all over the world, calls for part suppliers to be within a 75-mile radius of an assembly facility. Of course the bulk of the parts manufacturers is in southern Ontario.

The Hon. Member and all colleagues must remember that this is not Vancouver versus Toronto, Toronto versus Montreal, or Montreal versus Halifax. This is Canada versus the world. We must let these companies decide where the best place is to locate. Our real thrust should be to ensure that they invest in Canada.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION
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June 4, 1984

Hon. Ed Lumley (Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion):

Mr. Speaker, first, I think the Hon. Member should go back and talk to the researcher who wrote that question, because he is about a year and a half behind the times. A year and a half, or two years ago, the Government of Canada committed financial assistance of $25 million to Petromont to ensure that it would still be in existence today. The Government of Canada cannot keep contributing money to companies to ensure that they will succeed. At some point in time the shareholders of those companies must make some very difficult decisions about their own future.

June 4, 1984

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
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