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 53 of 54)


June 8, 1994

Mr. Larry McCormick (Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member opposite for all the information, but I am not sure we really gained much.

He mentioned that we on this side of the House might like to re-establish our credibility. That was certainly re-established on the date of the election. I certainly notice in the polls from the west that we are doing very well in an area represented by a very regional party.

Our party has established confidence in the country. Confidence is something that we need. Certainly many of his constituents are very much more in favour of where we are headed today. There is a lot of confidence in the oil patch in the west. Prairie grain producers recognize what our ministers are doing and what we are doing around the world to protect the interests of our people. Things are certainly looking much better.

In Ontario small business is feeling better. Small business is starting to hire. The major employer in my riding is Goodyear Canada, the most modern tire plant in the world. It has just hired a few more people. It has gone over the 700 mark. It is investing in eastern Ontario and is shipping to auto manufacturers in Quebec, in western Ontario and right into Michigan. Its tires are being shipped all over North America. Why did Goodyear build a new modern plant in eastern Ontario? It is because it believes in the country.

The other day I was in the northern part of my riding. Georgia Pacific, one of the largest lumber companies in North America, has just invested several million dollars in a GP waferboard plant. Money is coming from the States and it is to hire 85 people next month. Certainly there is confidence there.

Our party is not like the party opposite. We do not want to cut the legs off the working people. We want everybody to be able to go to work.

You mentioned a $26,000 debt per person. Let me ask you: How many people in North America-

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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June 8, 1994

Mr. McCormick

The member will get his question. I want to let him know that infrastructure is an investment in the country. We believe in Canadians and we invest for tomorrow.

Does the member opposite believe he would like to cut at random affecting the lives of innocent people? Does the member opposite not believe in investing in tomorrow? Does the member opposite not believe in Canadians?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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June 7, 1994

Mr. Larry McCormick (Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington)

Mr. Speaker, recently the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Agriculture announced 10 partnership projects in Ontario to promote sustainable agricultural practices which will benefit and restore fish and wildlife habitat.

Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington is proud to be included as part of the Canada-Ontario agricultural green plan. Over the next three years this plan will provide $1.8 million for demonstration projects which are part of the wetlands, woodlands, wildlife program.

I am very pleased that Ducks Unlimited, farmers and land owners in Lennox and Addington will be involved in this partnership project.

I am also pleased to announce that the Napanee Conservation Authority will participate in project sites on Little Creek, Selby and Wilton Creeks, which will include windbreaks and shelter belts, reforestation, fence rows, retirement of fragile land, livestock fencing, and stream bank stabilization.

The government's support of the Bay of Quinte's remedial action plan will ensure the goals of the 3-W program.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   The Environment
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May 30, 1994

Mr. Larry McCormick (Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington)

Mr. Speaker, with the consolidation of military colleges in Quebec and British Columbia into one operation based at Royal Military College, many staff and students will be transferring to the greater Kingston area.

Contrary to the concerns that have been voiced by various Quebec interests, let me say to the faculty, staff and students at Royal Roads and collège militaire royal on their transfer to our area that our residents are looking forward to the enriching experience that these newcomers will bring to our communities.

Therefore, on behalf of the residents of the townships of Pittsburgh and Ernestown, I extend a warm hand of friendship, welcome and understanding to future RMC students and staff.

Let me also give my assurance that Pittsburgh and Ernestown townships will work together with RMC Base Kingston and others to establish a community liaison to assist in making the transition an enjoyable one for all concerned.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Royal Military College
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March 10, 1994

Mr. McCormick

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question.

As I go back to my riding and talk to business people from across 5,000 miles of road a lot of these business people who like to complain about government-I complained about government for many years and I still do-believe there is a new confidence in the air already. I do not believe they are just saying this because I happen to be a Liberal member. I hear people running down the government but who are also acknowledging the fact that there is an atmosphere of confidence today and that things are getting better already.

Back to my small business background, I am certainly glad to talk about the debt. The hon. member's cohorts and my friends in our standing committee are letting every witness who comes in front of us know that we do have a debt in this country. Many of us believe that the only way we can look at this debt and be realistic in this country without ruining it is to have jobs.

Therefore we believe it is very important how we affect this country and certainly we want to provide the right atmosphere to help businesses grow.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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