Diane MARLEAU

MARLEAU, The Hon. Diane, P.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Sudbury (Ontario)
Birth Date
June 21, 1943
Deceased Date
January 30, 2013
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Marleau
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=914c8d01-d551-4b0a-bf37-47dcd2744210&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant, administrator

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Sudbury (Ontario)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (January 30, 1991 - November 3, 1993)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Sudbury (Ontario)
  • Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party (January 30, 1991 - November 3, 1993)
  • Minister of National Health and Welfare (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Public Works (January 25, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (January 25, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Minister of Public Works and Government Services (July 12, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Sudbury (Ontario)
  • Minister of Public Works and Government Services (July 12, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister responsible for La Francophonie (June 11, 1997 - August 2, 1999)
  • Minister for International Cooperation (June 11, 1997 - August 2, 1999)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Sudbury (Ontario)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Sudbury (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Sudbury (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 206)


June 16, 2008

Hon. Diane Marleau (Sudbury, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, a report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates entitled “Passport Canada: A Model to be Reviewed”.

This is a report on the issuance of passports for Canadians across the country, in particular Canadians in regions who have no access to emergency passport services.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 3, 2008

Hon. Diane Marleau (Sudbury, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Sudbury area is the largest mining site in the world.

For many years, a consortium of government, education and private mining sector players has been working to establish an international mining research centre in greater Sudbury at Laurentian University. Recently the minister responsible for FedNor announced that he would not be going forward with funding for this centre. This is unfortunate, as all other partners have agreed to fund the project together.

While we look to other ministries for funding, I ask the minister responsible for FedNor to reconsider his decision. This important opportunity to innovate should not be missed. I encourage all involved to continue working together to make this project a reality.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Mining Research Centre
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May 26, 2008

Hon. Diane Marleau (Sudbury, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the NDP for the accolade. I know Sudbury has turned around and done a great job.

Now we are on to the question. In response to the tsunami that hit south Asia on December 26, 2004, the Liberal government announced matching funds four days later and made them retroactive to December 26.

The government's announcement for matching funds for Burma only covers three weeks of donations, starting on May 15, two weeks after the disaster.

We know the majority of funds are given in the first 72 hours of a disaster. The cyclone hit Burma May 2. Why are the contributions not retroactive to that date?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Aid
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May 26, 2008

Hon. Diane Marleau (Sudbury, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, that is the first time we have heard this fact. Could we know when the decision was made to have these contributions be retroactive to the date of the disaster?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Aid
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May 6, 2008

Hon. Diane Marleau (Sudbury, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Alberta government refuses to take any action and denies the very seriousness of this catastrophe. The Prime Minister has the legislative means at his disposal, not only under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, but also under the Fisheries Act.

If this is as serious as the Prime Minister claims, will he use his authority and take the necessary measures? What is he waiting for?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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