Lawrence MACAULAY

MACAULAY, The Hon. Lawrence, P.C.

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
  • Secretary of State (Veterans) (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Secretary of State (Veterans) (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
  • Secretary of State (Veterans) (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (January 25, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Labour (June 11, 1997 - November 22, 1998)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (November 23, 1998 - October 21, 2002)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (November 23, 1998 - October 21, 2002)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
October 19, 2015 -
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  Cardigan (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (November 4, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 303)


May 30, 2019

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I can assure my hon. colleague that our government is committed to making sure we deliver for veterans. Yes, we did invest 10 billion new dollars, which included $42 million to address the backlog. We hired 630 new front-line staff because there was a major reduction in front-line staff.

It is also important to realize the 66% increase in applications to Veterans Affairs because Veterans Affairs says yes more often. We take care of our veterans.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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May 30, 2019

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's question, but it comes from a party that slashed Veterans Affairs. It slashed 1,000 jobs at Veterans Affairs and slashed the number of caseworkers, so veterans could not even apply.

We have hired over 650 caseworkers. We have helped over 400 caseworkers to make sure that when veterans apply, they will be approved. In fact, Veterans Affairs is saying yes more often, not to mention the $10 billion we invested to make sure veterans are served properly.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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May 30, 2019

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we have always made sure that we take care of our veterans, and we always will. The well-being and financial security of our veterans are vitally important.

I want to be very clear. Injured veterans will be better off under the pension for life than they would have been under the previous government's policy.

Our veterans took care of our democracy and freedom, and we want to make sure that we treat them in a proper manner, and we will.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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May 30, 2019

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my hon. colleague's concern, but he is wrong. The Prime Minister indicated quite clearly that the pension for life will be much better and what is provided for veterans will be much better than it was under the previous government. That is what we promised, and I can assure the hon. member that it is what we will deliver.

We have made sure, and will continue to make sure, that our veterans are cared for properly.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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May 28, 2019

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, yes, there was a mistake made. I can assure my colleague that I talked to the veteran today. The veteran will be in Normandy.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans
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