Larry MCCORMICK

MCCORMICK, Larry

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Hastings--Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 4, 1940
Deceased Date
May 3, 2011
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_McCormick_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9b21cb52-9c89-4572-9bbe-5332b581f61f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, consultant

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Hastings--Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Hastings--Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Hastings--Frontenac--Lennox and Addington (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 54)


March 12, 2004

Mr. Larry McCormick (Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague on the other side of the House for bringing forward Bill C-340.

At the beginning of his speech, the member asked members on all sides of the House to support his bill. I will support the bill but my first support goes to the industry and the producers. Dairy producers in Canada give us the finest and the best product possible in the world, and it costs the government nothing. Supply management is the backbone of rural and small town Canada.

I had the opportunity to meet with the Dairy Farmers of Canada, dairy farmers in Ontario and people in my own riding of Hastings--Frontenac--Lennox and Addington. In the next couple of weeks the national Holstein convention for Canada will be held in Kingston.

I know the bill's intent is good and I personally will recommend that we adopt the bill and send it to committee. However I think some changes need to be made in terms of the language. I want the people at Agriculture Canada to look at the bill. We need to learn from this and move with it. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has done a lot of studies. It has talked with people and partners in the industry. It is looking at applying this to all types of food, and that is fine.

My colleague has done a good job with the bill. He has met with the past president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada who I believe is from the Prince Albert area of his riding.

I would like to know if l my colleague will work with us because I would like to work with the industry. I would like to see the legislation go to the all party Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food so it can be fine-tuned. We need to support our producers and we have seen that with the meat industry and BSE where the industries are still thriving but our producers deserve our attention.

Will my colleague work with us and the industry to see if we can improve on the legislation?

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Dairy Terms Act
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February 24, 2004

Mr. Larry McCormick

Mr. Speaker, I vote no.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Contraventions Act
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February 4, 2004

Mr. Larry McCormick (Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Lib.)

Mr. Chair, I want to thank members on both sides of the House for asking and arranging for this debate. It is a serious situation. It is not just beef, it is livestock. Most of us realize that. It is not just the producers, but it is also communities plus families.

I have taken on the packers before and probably will again, but my question to the minister is this. He will meet with the banks and the finance companies for farm credit. I also suggest and ask him to meet with all the partners in the industry, such as the packers, the international companies, the fertilizer companies, the fuel companies, and the rail companies. I think all these people need--

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
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November 3, 2003

Mr. Larry McCormick (Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, October 23 was a momentous day for the residents of Eastern Ontario. When our new premier, Dalton McGuinty, was sworn in with his cabinet, it became clear that eastern Ontario will have a strong voice in our province's new Liberal government.

I was delighted to note that my own provincial colleague from Hastings--Frontenac--Lennox and Addington, Ms. Leona Dombrowsky, was named Minister of the Environment. A long time community activist and certainly no stranger to environmental issues, Leona has the skills, the drive and the compassion to excel in her new post.

Kingston and the Islands MPP John Gerretsen was also named to cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Seniors' Issues. John's extensive experience in municipal and provincial government and his strong record as an advocate for seniors' rights make him a natural choice for both portfolios.

On behalf of the member for Kingston and the Islands, I would like to offer Leona and John our warmest congratulations. We look forward to working with them to advance the interests of our constituents. We know they will serve them well on the government benches at Queen's Park.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Government of Ontario
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September 23, 2003

Mr. Larry McCormick

Mr. Speaker, thank you very much for correcting me.

I was in western Canada this year in the great cattle country around Merritt, which I admire greatly, and I just want to ask the member about his remark about the APF. He said it was flawed. If I am not mistaken, British Columbia signed this policy in June or earlier.

I would like to see the provinces sign it and get on with it. I am sure we can make adjustments. In fact, there is going to be a review every year.

I would expect the hon. member to respect the people with the knowledge in his own province. I do not think it was flawed or else we would not have seen B.C. sign it as soon as anyone.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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