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 130 of 130)


February 4, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to raise again in this House the subject of the RRSP home buyers plan in order to emphasize its importance to many in my riding and the Canadian economy as a whole.

The extension of the RRSP home buyers plan benefits will allow thousands of Canadians to withdraw existing funds of up to $20,000 from their registered retirement savings plans to finance the purchase of their principal residence without having to pay tax on the withdrawal.

The program also recognizes the importance of the housing market to economic growth. Its extension will stimulate residential real estate and job creation. The program also recognizes that a paid off principal residence is for many the cornerstone of their retirement plan.

I encourage all members of this House to support the extension of the RRSP home buyers plan which will allow additional time to re-evaluate the program and continue its important contribution to economic recovery.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Home Buyers Plan
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January 31, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Merv Lahn of the city of London who passed away 10 days ago.

Merv Lahn's distinguished career spanned 35 years in the trust industry in Canada. He was considered an innovator in the financial services sector. He retired in 1990 from Canada Trust Financial Services Inc. of London, Canada Trust's corporate parent, where he had served as both chairman and chief executive officer.

Mr. Lahn also devoted his energy and strength to many corporate boards and charities. In our community, the John P. Robarts Research Institute, London Salvation Army, Orchestra London, Theatre London and the Merrymount Children's Centre among others, were grateful recipients of his talent and expertise.

Merv Lahn was a great man in every sense of the word. He was a man with integrity and very high principles, a man respected and loved by his friends and colleagues. I extend condolences to his wife, Myra, and his three children. London and Canada share their loss.

Topic:   Statements Pursuant To S. O. 31
Subtopic:   The Late Merv Lahn
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January 26, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, an issue I wish to highlight is research and development. In my riding we have an industrial research park, the University of Western Ontario and University Hospital.

Long-term economic growth cannot be founded only upon the exploitation of natural resources. The competitiveness of our nation in today's global economy is influenced by its capability to develop and apply new technology. This requires long-term stable investment in R and D and strategic knowledge based sectors.

Over the past decade spending on R and D in Canada as percentage of gross domestic product was less than nearly all other G-7 countries.

I encourage members of the House to support R and D initiatives which will enable industry to compete effectively and ensure future employment for Canadians.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Research And Development
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January 24, 1994

Mrs. Sue Barnes (London West)

Mr. Speaker, let me offer you my personal congratulations and those of my constituents of London West.

There are many challenges facing this government, but one which we must address quickly is the 17.2 per cent level of youth unemployment. Approximately 355,000 young people remain unemployed in Canada. These youth have become innocent victims after years of economic hardship. With them we will work toward forging a new economy founded on information and knowledge based industries.

I am confident that in its promised priority for job creation this government will assist in a productive school to work transition and work co-operatively with business, labour and other levels of government to achieve our objectives.

I ask all members of the House to strongly endorse measures including the establishment of the Canadian youth services corps and the formation of new apprenticeship programs. We must support our human resource of young talent and energy as we head into the 21st century.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Youth Unemployment
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