Lawrence CANNON

CANNON, The Hon. Lawrence, P.C., B.A., M.B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Pontiac (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 6, 1947
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Cannon
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7d224fe4-489d-41a1-aaa5-a36d127d8585&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, communication consultant, diplomat, political assistant

Parliamentary Career

January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Pontiac (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (February 6, 2006 - October 29, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Pontiac (Quebec)
  • Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (February 6, 2006 - October 29, 2008)
  • Minister of State (National Capital Commission) (October 30, 2008 - May 17, 2011)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (October 30, 2008 - May 17, 2011)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 241)


March 25, 2011

Hon. Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, with leave of the House and pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, regulations entitled Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations, pursuant to section 7 of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials
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March 24, 2011

Hon. Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I thought the Leader of the Bloc Québécois would take the opportunity to congratulate the government on having reached an agreement with the Government of Quebec on royalties for oil and gas deposits in the years to come, which will create thousands of jobs in Quebec. I obviously expect his congratulations.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Electricity
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March 24, 2011

Hon. Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this is yet another demonstration of the Bloc’s inability to accomplish anything. By forcing a pointless election, the Bloc Québécois is causing the delay of a number of projects and a number of agreements that are important to Quebec. Here is the question of the Old Harry deposit today. It was settled by my colleague, the Minister of Natural Resources, and the Government of Quebec. It is tangible proof of what our party can accomplish for Quebeckers.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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March 24, 2011

Hon. Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I can say to my hon. Bloc Québécois colleague that the members of the Conservative Party are standing up for Quebec. Contrary to the Bloc's claims, they will ensure that Quebec taxpayers receive the same treatment as taxpayers in the west, in the east and all across Canada. We will support Quebec's claims.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Electricity
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March 24, 2011

Hon. Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it was the Government of Quebec that decided to impose a moratorium over the next two years on the development of hydrocarbon deposits in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

I thought the Bloc Québécois was in tune with the Government of Quebec and had its support, but that does not seem to be the case. Once again, the Bloc is out of the loop when it comes to decisions made by the federal government and the Government of Quebec.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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