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 of Industry, Science and Technology (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)
  • Minister for International Trade (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 1254)


June 10, 1993

Mr. Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

My hon. friend says: "Nonsense". There again is a demonstration of the ignorance of the people on the other side of the House when they ask these questions.

The point is that the decision was taken by an independent quasi-judicial board. My hon. friend may have disagreements with that. The industry may have disagreements with that. The industry can appeal. It is not the position, the role or the possibility for governments to direct that quasi-judicial board on what might or might not be the results of its decisions.

June 10, 1993

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STEEL INDUSTRY
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June 10, 1993

Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International Trade):

Madam Speaker, we have not changed the position. The position remains the same as it has always been, the unified position on Canadian agriculture that has been supported by all sides of the agriculture sector. That is to protect the marketing boards system and to seek a strengthening clarification of article ll(2)(c).

My hon. friend is quite aware of that position and I know that he supports it as well.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA AGRICULTURE AGREEMENT
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June 10, 1993

Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International TFade):

Madam Speaker, I do not know where my friend has been. There is nothing new about the proposal on import surges. That was signalled by the U.S. president when he was running for president back in October 1992. There is nothing new in this.

My hon. says: "Let us clarify matters with relation to subsidies". That is precisely what we are doing during the Uruguay round negotiations. I am sure he would be very pleased to see that those negotiations have progressed significantly with the meeting I chaired in Toronto about a month ago and then the subsequent meeting in Paris last week that I attended with my counterparts in other countries. We will be continuing this process later this month in Tokyo.

We will be able to get a very solid response to the concerns he has expressed about subsidies which we share. We have agreed with the United States that we would pursue this through the Uruguay round.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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June 10, 1993

Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International TVade):

Madam Speaker, I am not quite sure to what my hon. friend is referring.

But I can say that time and time again the President of the United States, the President of Mexico, the Prime Minister of Canada, ministers responsible, have all said and agreed on many occasions that there will be no reopening of the NAFTA by any agreement among the three countries. What we signed on December 17 last year is what is being legislated.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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June 10, 1993

Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International Tbade):

Madam Speaker, again my hon. friend is demonstrating ignorance of the issues.

My hon. friend is saying that Canadian companies do not have access to the market. What he ignores when he says that is the level of exports, the market share Canadian companies have in the U.S. market, has gone from about 3.25 per cent recently to the 4 per cent to 5 per cent range. There is access. He cannot blame the problems of the steel industry on lack of access.

If he wants to address what the problems of the steel industry are there is a range of issues he can address, many of which are in the hands of the steel industry and the steel unions themselves and not matters that are the responsibility of governments.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STEEL INDUSTRY
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