Monte SOLBERG

SOLBERG, The Hon. Monte, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Medicine Hat (Alberta)
Birth Date
September 17, 1958
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Solberg
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a41f0339-61c7-4e13-9988-3388def0e162&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
broadcaster, businessman

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
December 12, 2003 - May 23, 2004
PC
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Medicine Hat (Alberta)
  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (February 6, 2006 - January 3, 2007)
  • Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (January 4, 2007 - October 29, 2008)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 471)


June 12, 2008

Hon. Monte Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the very hard-working MP and someone who understands better than most the challenges of raising children.

Not only does the CLC have its facts wrong, its philosophy is a disaster. This year our government's child care transfers to the provinces will be almost double what they have reported, but when it comes to philosophy, the CLC, the NDP, the Bloc, and the Liberals dismiss the role of parents in raising children.

In fact, not only would the Liberal leader make gasoline and home heating fuel more expensive, he would take away the universal child care benefit from Canadian families for reasons that elude me.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Child Care
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June 3, 2008

Hon. Monte Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, during the Liberal years, it was the Bloc and the NDP that were arguing to spend even more of that money taken from workers. Therefore, if it was the Liberals who were saying “stick 'em up” to hard-pressed workers, it was the Bloc that was standing as the lookout and the NDP that was driving the getaway car.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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June 3, 2008

Hon. Monte Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, first, I know I speak on behalf of all members in congratulating the member on making her decision. We thank her for her service in this place.

I also know this party is very committed to ensure that women in our country have equal access to employment insurance today. Almost 80% of women have access to employment insurance and 98% have access to special benefits.

More important, we are ensuring that all Canadians, including women, have access to training that will help them step into a job in one of the hottest job markets in our history.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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June 3, 2008

Hon. Monte Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I note that we have made important changes to Canada summer jobs. Members around the House have responded and thanked us for the changes.

I want to point out that the member himself signed off on every single page of his summer jobs applications. He assented to every one of them. The problem is not the program. The problem is the member.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Summer Jobs
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May 27, 2008

Hon. Monte Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am very excited about these important reforms to student financial assistance. They include an improved online service to manage student loans, a more reasonable and flexible repayment system for student loans, and upfront, dependable, monthly cash grants for low and middle income students in every year of a university, college or trade school undergraduate program.

For the first time in our history as a nation, the dream of a post-secondary education is available to every Canadian student. We are working in the classrooms, unlike the Liberals who love to root around in the bedrooms of the nation.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Post-Secondary Education
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