Michael Holcombe WILSON

WILSON, The Hon. Michael Holcombe, P.C., C.C., B.Comm., D.S.L.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 4, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wilson_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=93108f92-7ed6-4601-8610-a5aa10516fb9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, investment dealer

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of State for International Trade (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of State for International Trade (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance (September 17, 1984 - April 20, 1991)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance (September 17, 1984 - April 20, 1991)
  • Minister for International Trade (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)
  • Minister of Industry, Science and Technology (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1254 of 1254)


October 10, 1979

Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of State for International Trade):

Mr. Speaker, 1 would like to correct the hon. member. The $2.8 billion figure is somewhat inaccurate. The total amount of exports at stake here as far as Canada is concerned was about $800 million. The balance was local costs in Argentina.

The Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and I are taking the opportunity to assess the situation with regard to the loss of this contract, in order to decide where we go from here to develop new markets for what we believe is a very important Canadian resource, the Candu reactor system.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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October 10, 1979

Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of State for International Trade):

Mr. Speaker, the question of safeguards was clearly understood by the Argentine government in this recent negotiation. They were precisely the same safeguards as were applied by the former government, and it was made quite clear to them that these safeguards would apply in the contract under negotiation; there is no doubt about that.

As far as any delay by myself going to Argentina, there were a number of matters under review. These were taken into account in the process of reaching a decision to support it, and we went to Argentina as soon as those matters were complete.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL TRADE
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