Lynne YELICH

YELICH, The Hon. Lynne, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
March 24, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynne_Yelich
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7d30ceff-1d85-4736-bbc8-293337c0423e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, executive assistant

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - December 22, 2003
CA
  Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (February 7, 2006 - October 29, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (February 7, 2006 - October 29, 2008)
  • Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
  • Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Blackstrap (Saskatchewan)
  • Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 179)


May 8, 2015

Hon. Lynne Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is absolutely false that Canada has not been there and working very hard. The emergency watch and response centre has worked tirelessly to reach out to Canadians in Nepal. If there are concerns, they can call the emergency watch and response centre at the 1-800 number: 1-800-387-3124.

On three separate occasions a C-17 was made available to evacuate the Canadian citizens who required assistance. We deployed additional consular staff. We have a dedicated staff that has worked around the clock to provide assistance to Canadians, and we have provided hundreds of emergency documents to assist in travelling. Consular operations were being run out of the Canadian consulate in New Delhi and assisted through help from the American embassy.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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May 6, 2015

Hon. Lynne Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we thank the Canadian Forces for their hard work in evacuating Canadians out of Nepal. On three separate occasions, a C-17 has been available to evacuate Canadian citizens that require assistance. We deployed additional consular staff to help deal with the crisis. We have a dedicated staff that worked around the clock for the emergency watch and response centre. We sent hundreds of emergency travel documents to assist travel. Consular operations are being run out of the Canadian consulate in Kathmandu and New Delhi.

I urge Canadians and their families, if they have more concerns, to contact the emergency watch and response centre.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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April 29, 2015

Hon. Lynne Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), CPC)

First, Mr. Speaker, this is a tragedy, and we join the rest of the world in mourning the tragic loss of life that has occurred in Nepal.

We have deployed additional consular staff to help deal with this crisis. We have sent hundreds of emergency travel documents. A Canadian consular service point has been established, and the first C-17 plane has left for New Delhi with evacuated Canadians.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Nepal
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April 29, 2015

Hon. Lynne Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we have deployed additional staff to assist the people dealing with the crisis. In fact, 11 additional staff are already there in Kathmandu, while another four just arrived today on the RCAF C-17 Globemaster, and we have evacuated Canadians. The first C-17 has just left for New Delhi, and we are pleased to be of assistance.

I commend the Canadian consular officials and everyone else involved who have helped make this happen.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Nepal
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April 29, 2015

Hon. Lynne Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), CPC)

Mr. Speaker, despite the challenges presented by terrain, weather and congestion at the airport, we are working hard. We are working around the clock. Our consular officials are working very hard. We have deployed additional consular staff. We have sent hundreds of emergency travel documents.

A Canadian consular service point has been established at the American Club. I am encouraging Canadians please to contact the emergency watch and response centre for further information.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Nepal
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