Susan (Sue) BARNES

BARNES, The Hon. Susan (Sue), P.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
London West (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 8, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue_Barnes
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=84abb4e5-fc2d-4ed5-8adb-c1bd7893e779&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  London West (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (February 23, 1996 - July 15, 1998)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  London West (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (February 23, 1996 - July 15, 1998)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  London West (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada with special emphasis on Judicial Transparency and Aboriginal Justice (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  London West (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada with special emphasis on Judicial Transparency and Aboriginal Justice (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  London West (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 126 of 130)


June 15, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, we should all recognize the importance of removing the internal trade barriers which are obstacles to economic competitiveness and growth in Canada.

Internal trade barriers raise the cost of doing business. There are over 500 internal trade barriers in Canada with a cost to Canadians of approximately $6.5 billion annually in lost income.

Negotiations under way between federal, provincial and territorial governments will lead to an agreement by June 30, 1994. The federal government is committed to working toward the agreement that will start the process of building open, efficient and stable domestic markets.

The agreements sought will put in place a framework that will lead to dismantling the barriers that have been erected by governments since Confederation 127 years ago. It is time to put an end to the trade restrictions that we would neither tolerate nor impose on international trade. We have for too long divided our country into many small restricted segments.

I urge members to support our Minister of Industry and his counterparts from the provinces and territories in their challenging and very important task.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Trade
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June 7, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform the House that the inaugural induction of the first 10 laureates to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame took place on Friday, May 27, 1994 in London, Ontario.

This is an opportunity to pay tribute to Dr. Charles Drake, a world renowned London neurosurgeon, and the nine other eminent recipients of these awards.

Their exceptional achievements in their respective fields and their contributions to medicine in general have culminated in their induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

These Canadians reached the pinnacle of their professions and achieved breakthroughs in their fields of expertise thus contributing to the advancement of science. They have also contributed to the understanding of disease, leading to the improvement of the general health of people throughout the world. We thank and honour them for their work.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Canadian Medical Hall Of Fame
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May 25, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from my constituents to amend the laws of Canada to prohibit the importation, distribution and sale or manufacture of killer cards and to advise the producers of killer cards that their product, if destined for Canada, will be seized and destroyed.

I believe the commercialization and glorification of violence in our society should be abhorred by all. Tomorrow the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs will start its examination of the government's legislation that will seek to control such serial killer cards. I am glad to be part of that process.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 25, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, we cannot underestimate the importance of declaring May 15, 1994 as the International Day of the Family.

This United Nations declaration pays tribute to families around the world, promoting awareness of their needs. The family is the most important unit in our communities.

The realities of this decade, the growing emphasis on family values, demographic and socioeconomic changes are placing enormous pressures on workers of all levels and professions. We must find that golden balance between meeting the family obligations and fulfilling workplace demands.

As a person who is committed to these dual responsibilities, as so many of my hon. colleagues are, I hope the celebration of the International Day of the Family will sensitize all of us. Throughout our lives we seek our joys with, as we seek our comfort from our families.

In 1994 we have an opportunity to strengthen our relationships with the people closest to us. Strong and healthy families create strong and healthy societies.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   The Family
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May 12, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Madam Speaker, the hon. member talked about having her house broken into, probably by youths.

I have had my house broken into and the person was not brought to court. I do not know who did it. It is very important when we have these discussions that we not generalize, passing the blame on to youth. It could very easily have been an adult. I know the member qualified her remarks by saying that it was the police but it is important that we these generalizations.

We can deal in fact in this instance. We do not know who broke into my house, we do not know who broke into the member's house. I would like the member to have an opportunity to say that, talking about reality and perception.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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