Andy SAVOY

SAVOY, Andy, B.Sc., M.B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Tobique--Mactaquac (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
July 12, 1963
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Savoy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=841df8fe-dd6d-4dc2-8b8b-e99c22411b81&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
consultant, marketing manager, professional engineer

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Tobique--Mactaquac (New Brunswick)
  • Liberal Party Caucus Chair (February 4, 2004 - November 1, 2005)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Tobique--Mactaquac (New Brunswick)
  • Liberal Party Caucus Chair (February 4, 2004 - November 1, 2005)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 19)


June 27, 2005

Mr. Andy Savoy

Mr. Speaker, I will be voting in favour as well.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Civil Marriage Act
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June 16, 2005

Mr. Andy Savoy

Back in 1996, Madam Speaker, the party opposite, as the Reform Party, criticized us for making deep spending cuts, which we felt had to be done because of our inheritance of a $43 billion deficit. We made those very deep cuts. What did the present Leader of the Opposition say at the time in the House? He said the cuts were not deep enough. Now they have the audacity to stand here and criticize us for what we did. They said the cuts were not deep enough. Now they are talking about spending more money than we are.

They are proposing to spend more money than we are. Based on our deal with the NDP, we are making agreements on all of our promises. What does not make sense there in terms of common sense? We cannot ask people to cut, then say we are going to spend more than they are, but then say that they are spending too much.

I would ask the member to resolve that in our minds and tell us what in fact they are making sense about in this whole conversation, this whole debate, when they say that they would in fact spend more than we would. I ask the member to please explain that to me.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act to Authorize the Minister of Finance to make Certain Payments
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June 16, 2005

Mr. Andy Savoy (Tobique—Mactaquac, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I should note first that the hon. member talks about partnerships and the partnerships her party has. I would much rather our partnership with the party to my right, to build Canada, than a partnership with the party to her party's left, which will tear Canada apart.

In terms of Bill C-48, we must look at partnerships and the partnership that party has formed versus our partnership. I will take our partnership any day of the year.

I find it quite ironic. Let us talk about the common sense in that famous common sense revolution, I believe it was called. My colleague did not mention the common sense revolution, which left us with a $5.6 billion deficit in Ontario. That is a lot of common sense, is it not? It was passed on to the Liberal government of Ontario. Let us talk about 1996--

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act to Authorize the Minister of Finance to make Certain Payments
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May 19, 2005

Mr. Andy Savoy (Tobique—Mactaquac, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, budget 2005 makes very substantial new commitments to our armed forces and is important to communities like Oromocto, New Brunswick, North Bay, Ontario, Val-Cartier, Quebec and Cold Lake, Alberta.

I understand now that the Conservatives are planning to vote for one part of the budget and then shortly thereafter, in partnership with our friends the separatists, attempt to bring down the government.

Could the Minister of National Defence tell us what would happen to planned defence spending if the House does not pass all budget votes today?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   National Defence
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May 18, 2005

Mr. Andy Savoy (Tobique—Mactaquac, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on Saturday May 7 one of Hartland, New Brunswick's oldest businesses and largest employers burned to the ground. Craig Manufacturing, a plant which builds industrial attachments for heavy equipment, employs approximately 90 people in my riding.

Having that many people out of work could have had a considerable economic impact on the entire riding, but instead, John Craig, Betty Lou and their team began immediate plans to resume business. A temporary office was set up less than 48 hours after the fire to continue serving customers, employing office staff and organizing the rebuilding.

I commend everyone at Craig Manufacturing for staying positive and looking to the future in spite of this disaster. But even more so, I commend the bravery and selflessness of the volunteer firefighters in Carleton County. They worked together and risked their lives to prevent what could have been an enormous tragedy. Several blocks of downtown Hartland were at risk of being blown up by giant propane, argon and oxygen tanks. Thanks to the skill and courage of the volunteer firefighters, such a catastrophe was fortunately avoided.

I thank the volunteer firefighters for their indispensable service and I wish everyone at Craig Manufacturing the best of luck.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Craig Manufacturing
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