André OUELLET

OUELLET, The Hon. André, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Papineau--Saint-Michel (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 6, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/André_Ouellet
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8eed4f27-aee9-4796-b78e-b81a57c98ee8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

May 29, 1967 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Papineau (Quebec)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
LIB
  Papineau (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (October 1, 1970 - August 12, 1971)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare (August 13, 1971 - September 1, 1972)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
LIB
  Papineau (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (November 27, 1972 - August 7, 1974)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
LIB
  Papineau (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (November 27, 1972 - August 7, 1974)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (August 8, 1974 - March 15, 1976)
  • Minister of State for Urban Affairs (November 3, 1976 - March 31, 1979)
  • Minister of Labour (September 8, 1978 - November 23, 1978)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Papineau (Quebec)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 24, 1978 - June 3, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Papineau (Quebec)
  • Postmaster General (March 3, 1980 - October 15, 1981)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (March 3, 1980 - August 11, 1983)
  • Minister of Labour (August 12, 1983 - June 29, 1984)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (June 30, 1984 - July 9, 1984)
  • President of the Privy Council (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Minister of Labour (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (June 30, 1984 - July 9, 1984)
  • Minister of State for Economic and Regional Development (June 30, 1984 - September 1, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Papineau (Quebec)
  • President of the Privy Council (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
  • Minister of Labour (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Papineau--Saint-Michel (Quebec)
October 25, 1993 - January 24, 1996
LIB
  Papineau--Saint-Michel (Quebec)
  • Secretary of State for External Affairs (November 4, 1993 - May 12, 1995)
  • Minister responsible for La Francophonie (November 4, 1993 - May 12, 1995)
  • Minister responsible for La Francophonie (May 13, 1995 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (May 13, 1995 - January 24, 1996)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 734)


December 13, 1995

Hon. André Ouellet (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform this House that Canada has never produced or even used these laser weapons. Canada and other countries addressed this issue as part of the UN discussions on the use of conventional arms in order to provide clarification and ban the use of laser weapons. I can assure this House that Canada supports the measures being taken to prevent the use of these weapons.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Laser Weapon Systems
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December 12, 1995

Hon. André Ouellet (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I assure the hon. member we will investigate this situation. Our official in Beijing will act according to the spirit of Canada which has been never to hesitate to speak out on behalf of human rights, particularly in China.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Wei Jingsheng
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November 21, 1995

Hon. André Ouellet (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I see that the hon. member has been reading some press articles which have motivated him to ask questions in the House.

I want to assure him that the system is fully operative. It is working to the satisfaction of the government and to the people who are using it.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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November 21, 1995

Hon. André Ouellet (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, perhaps the hon. member did not like the answer he was given. As a matter of fact, he has just confirmed having received an answer. He may not like it, but he must understand that arrangements between government employees and Treasury Board are made under the applicable collective agreements, which are honoured by the government.

Should we exceed our powers and not comply with the terms of these arrangements, the hon. member would be the first one to complain that we are not respecting collective agreements.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Diplomats
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November 21, 1995

Hon. André Ouellet (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is not up to date. Had he attended the foreign affairs standing committee's meetings, his question would have already been answered, because this issue was raised and an answer provided in committee.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Diplomats
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