Dennis Joseph MILLS

MILLS, Dennis Joseph

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Toronto--Danforth (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 19, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Mills
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=807fcbb4-74d0-4f1f-8ed7-957075db258d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, businessman

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Broadview--Greenwood (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Broadview--Greenwood (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Science and Technology (Industry) (December 6, 1993 - March 28, 1995)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (Industry) (December 6, 1993 - March 28, 1995)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (March 29, 1995 - February 22, 1996)
May 8, 1996 - April 27, 1997
IND
  Broadview--Greenwood (Ontario)
August 7, 1996 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Broadview--Greenwood (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Broadview--Greenwood (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Toronto--Danforth (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 362)


March 22, 2004

Mr. Dennis Mills

Madam Speaker, I appreciate the question by the hon. member for the separatist party.

The people in my community would never ever support people ripping off the government, or stained contracts, nor would any part of this country, but this party, the Bloc Quebecois, has one mission in mind: to separate this country, to destroy this country. If other people in this chamber or in other parts of the country have a better way of promoting the federal presence or pulling the country together than all of the various ideas that we used to keep the country together, then they should bring them forward.

The fact of the matter is that what we did over the last three or four years brought the country together. We have to look at the numbers. We have to look at the record. We now have a federalist government sitting in the province of Quebec under the leadership of Jean Charest.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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March 22, 2004

Mr. Dennis Mills

Madam Speaker, I respect the member's views on that particular bit of sponsorship. It may not have met the objective, but I have never yet met a businessman or anyone who has run a perfect organization. As for the notion that people sit around here and think that everything we touch is going to be perfection, I think it is bogus. I think it is hypocritical. I think it is hypocritical of the opposition to try to cast aspersions and make a point of saying $100 million went out the back door when it knows darn well that never happened.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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February 24, 2004

Mr. Dennis Mills

It is the best thing that ever happened to the country.

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February 24, 2004

Mr. Dennis Mills

Madam Speaker, engaging the provinces on this issue should not be that difficult. Based on my experience with any of the provincial premiers I have either talked to or listened to, I do not think they would be really against this. I think the provincial houses would share most of what the member is saying as well. Again, it is a matter of balance. I think what the member for Winnipeg Centre should do is take the Hansard at the end of today, pass it on to all the provincial premiers, and ask them to use their influence to support all of us in the House in sensitizing the board so that it essentially shares the view of the House.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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February 24, 2004

Mr. Dennis Mills

Madam Speaker, I find myself agreeing with the member, but at the same time, we should also know that we have a number of Government of Canada initiatives that promote corporate social responsibility or social ethics codes: passing the corporate accountability bill on June 12, 2003; establishing a code of ethics for Canadian business; creating the national contact point; providing the sustainability reporting tool kit developed by Industry Canada, Environment Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs; and providing information and guidance on practices related to corporate sustainability reporting. The aim of the tool kit is to help Canadian businesses meet their reporting needs by providing a guide to what to consider when developing a sustainability report.

All of these are supposed to sensitize that board. I am sure we can do better.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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