Maxime BERNIER

BERNIER, The Hon. Maxime, P.C., B.Comm., LL.B.

Parliamentary Career

January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Minister of Industry (February 6, 2006 - August 13, 2007)
  • Minister responsible for La Francophonie (August 14, 2007 - May 26, 2008)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (August 14, 2007 - May 26, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (May 18, 2011 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism and Agriculture) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism and Agriculture) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 164 of 165)


April 11, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we plan to work with communities across Canada to make the softwood lumber industry the most competitive in the country and to ensure that it continues to create jobs as it has done in recent years.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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April 11, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the softwood lumber companies are asking us to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Their money is there: $5.3 billion is dormant in the United States and the previous government is to blame.

We will correct the situation and act according to the demands of the industry and in the interest of Canadians.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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April 11, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we have been working since January 23 to resolve this issue left to us by the previous government after four years of failed discussions with the Americans. We will succeed in making the softwood lumber industry prosperous and competitive in the coming years.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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April 11, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the government is very much aware of the challenges facing workers in the softwood lumber industry. We are currently looking at all the options for a plan that properly supports businesses in the softwood lumber sector.

I would like to say that the members of the Bloc Québécois should recognize that the new Conservative government is on the right road to resolving the softwood lumber dispute and that they will never have the power to resolve this dispute themselves.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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April 11, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the previous Liberal government allowed the softwood lumber conflict to deteriorate since 2002. The previous government was unable to maintain relations with our neighbours to resolve this matter. MPs from the Liberal Party of Canada, four days before the election was called, pulled a so-called plan out of a hat to help the softwood lumber industry without even securing the money that was needed for this help.

We will act in the interest of the industry and in the interest of all Canadians.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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