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 165 of 165)


April 10, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question.

When I became Minister of Industry, I immediately asked my officials for a detailed accounting of the Technology Partnerships Canada program. I can assure you that we have launched an unprecedented initiative to apply the principles of accountability and transparency to this program.

We issued a public report on March 24 with all the facts and figures, and our government is convinced that our partnerships with the private sector must be governed by transparency and accountability. Canadian taxpayers have the right to know how their money is being managed.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Technology Partnerships Canada
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April 10, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this is my first intervention in the House. I am very happy and want to thank the people of Beauce for the trust they have placed in me. I will be their worthy and proud representative.

As regards the question by the hon. member of the opposition, I would add what this government said during the election campaign and what it is preparing to do. Unlike the opposition parties, we have an election platform and we will honour it.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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April 10, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the forest industry waited 13 years for results from the opposition and for 13 years there were none.

We are going to act to support the forest industry and work to ensure that it is as competitive as possible. Insofar as relations with the Americans are concerned, we are a government that has confidence in its relations. Together with our friends, we will negotiate something in due course.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Forest Industry
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April 10, 2006

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to reply to my hon. colleague’s question.

Regarding the loan guarantees and all the programs to support the forest industry, we are going to work with our colleagues. In due time, the opposition will know what is happening with these programs.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Forest Industry
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