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 4 of 1254)


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

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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May 27, 1993

Mr. Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

"The times in which we are living call for initiative and resourcefulness. We must constantly be alive to the changes taking place in the world and quick to seize every opportunity that will build up our economy. It cannot be done overnight, but I am confident that with the co-operation of industry, of

May 27, 1993

government and of other organizations we can build toward a better Canada and a better world".

Those words are as appropriate today as they were appropriate in 1948. Canada can and must compete. Canadians can and must win in world markets. Canada must pursue a vigorous outward-looking trade strategy to maintain and enhance the prosperity and social benefits that our citizens enjoy.

If the great nation builders of Canadian history, like C. D. Howe, taught us any lesson it was to make far-sighted choices, confident of our strong position in the global economy, for the benefit of future generations. Our future generations deserve no less. This is precisely why we are here today in the final stages of debate on the North American free trade agreement.

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Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT
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May 27, 1993

Mr. Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

My hon. friend says "right on". That just shows how little he understands what we are talking about here, but I am delighted that he is in the House to listen to my remarks. I hope that he will listen very carefully.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT
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May 27, 1993

Mr. Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

I appreciate very much the support and the encouragement of my friends opposite. I will be glad to go on for another 20 minutes if one would permit me.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT
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