Yvon CHARBONNEAU

CHARBONNEAU, The Hon. Yvon, P.C., B.A., M.A., L.Ped.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Anjou--Rivière-des-Prairies (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 11, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvon_Charbonneau
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8df859fa-8815-43d8-b8f8-545fe2db7c49&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, ambassador, consultant, professor, unionist

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Anjou--Rivière-des-Prairies (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (September 1, 1999 - September 12, 2001)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Anjou--Rivière-des-Prairies (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (September 1, 1999 - September 12, 2001)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness with special emphasis on Emergency Preparedness (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 51 of 52)


October 29, 1997

Mr. Yvon Charbonneau (Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, our government is delivering on its promises with respect to employment support.

In the red book, on page 34, we read that “a new Liberal government will create a Trade Promotion Agency that builds on the Team Canada approach to international business”.

To follow up on this commitment, the Minister of International Trade announced a few days ago a series of new measures to better co-ordinate trade promotion initiatives by Canadian businesses already on the export market or looking to be.

Under the umbrella of Team Canada Inc., all public and private stakeholders interested in exports will form an on-going network, we will have more trade commissioners abroad, and a special small business unit will be established within the department, not to mention the 24 hour a day telephone and computer information services that will be made available.

This is good news for businesses in Canada and in my riding of Anjou—Rivières-des-Prairies, whose growth depends on finding new export opportunities on the international market. This is good news because it will result in job creation.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Team Canada Inc.
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October 6, 1997

Mr. Yvon Charbonneau (Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, as we celebrate World Teachers Day, I would like to pay tribute to my fellow teachers who have dedicated their lives to educating our children.

A recent study by the International Bureau of Education confirmed that the quality of life and social status of 50 million teachers across the world had dropped drastically.

According to UNESCO, the teaching profession is the largest in the world. In Canada there are more than 400,000 teachers.

I would like to recognize in particular the work of the Canadian Teachers' Federation, represented in our gallery by its president, Jan Eastman, its secretary general, Mr. Schryburt, and his deputy, Mr. Weiner.

I would also like to salute the French speaking teachers of Quebec, who belong for the most part to the Centrale de l'enseignement du Québec, represented by Joanne Fortier and Carl Charbonneau, and the Fédération nationale des enseignants et enseignantes du Québec, formerly presided over by my neighbour on Montreal Island and current member for Mercier.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   World Teachers Day
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October 1, 1997

Mr. Yvon Charbonneau (Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister for International Trade.

For some months now, Quebec's asbestos industry has been threatened by the prohibition imposed on this product by France. Could the minister tell the House what measures he intends to take to strengthen Quebec's asbestos industry and preserve the jobs of workers in Thetford Mines and Black Lake?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Asbestos Industry
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September 29, 1997

Mr. Yvon Charbonneau

Mr. Speaker, I am not the type of person who engages in semantics. People want to know what we will do for them in the future.

We, Quebecers, are a people, and just about everyone in this House agrees with this statement. There is also a French Canadian people, and a Canadian people.

I wonder if, conversely, our friends from the Bloc Quebecois recognize that there is French Canadian people and a Canadian people.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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September 29, 1997

Mr. Yvon Charbonneau

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Chicoutimi for raising this question.

My remarks were in reference to the Bloc Quebecois' unwavering question as to whether the members on this side of the House recognize the people of Quebec.

It is the only question they have asked since the beginning—

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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