Ken DRYDEN

DRYDEN, The Hon. Ken, P.C., O.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
York Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 8, 1947
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Dryden
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7c4fb0aa-5ca9-4d09-acb7-fdc3a914ab53&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
executive manager, lawyer, professional hockey player, writer

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Social Development (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Social Development (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  York Centre (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 64 of 68)


November 5, 2004

Hon. Ken Dryden (Minister of Social Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we recognize that older workers who are laid off have more difficulty finding new work. On May 11, 2004 we announced that an additional $5 million in federal funding has been offered to the provinces and territories that participated in the older workers pilot projects initiative last year.

Since 1999 the Government of Canada has invested $50 million for the older workers pilot projects and $22 million for 67 projects in Quebec to assist older workers. In Quebec 23,900 jobs have been created this year so far for workers aged 55--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Older Workers
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November 3, 2004

Hon. Ken Dryden (Minister of Social Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, with regard to our official languages, I know how important it is for young children to have learning experiences in their first language when they live in linguistic minorities in this country.

I can assure the member that these communities will be an important part of a new national child care system.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Child Care
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November 3, 2004

Hon. Ken Dryden (Minister of Social Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as I said to the hon. member, we agreed on the principles of the program. In terms of the funding, that is something we did not discuss. That will be for a later discussion and the meeting is in January.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Child Care
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November 3, 2004

Hon. Ken Dryden (Minister of Social Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as I said to the hon. member a short time ago, we did not come to an agreement. We agreed on some very important principles in terms of a national child care system. We agreed collectively to go ahead with a national child care system. We agreed on the principles of quality, universally inclusive, accessibility and development. We agreed to work together to develop a 10 year plan. We agreed on those things.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Child Care
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November 1, 2004

Hon. Ken Dryden (Minister of Social Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am not quite sure what the final question was.

I think the question related to the discussions that will be happening in the next couple of days. He should allow those discussions to work themselves out. We are working in collaboration with the provinces. We need to work very closely with the provinces and territories toward a national child care system which is, as the hon. member knows--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Social Development
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