Wayne EASTER

EASTER, The Hon. Wayne, P.C., Dipl.T., LL.D.(Hon.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
June 22, 1949
Website
http://wayneeaster.com
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a76af2a6-7a43-4f8f-a887-0d10b3a0a3c1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
wayne.easter@parl.gc.ca
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (July 10, 1997 - August 31, 1999)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (October 22, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis on Rural Development (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis on Rural Development (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Malpeque (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 589)


May 29, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 30th report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-97, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019, and other measures. The committee has studied the bill and has agreed to report it with amendments.

I want to thank all committee members who put great effort into researching and debating the substantial budget implementation act. I have to admit that sometimes the debate at committee was boisterous.

I also want to thank witnesses who brought forward their concerns and suggestions. Certainly, I must thank the legislative clerk and the Library of Parliament analysts for all the work they did on this matter.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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May 10, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, three reports of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.

The first report concerns the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region's, PNWER, 28th annual summit, held in Spokane, Washington, United States of America, from July 23 to July 26, 2018.

The second report concerns the 58th annual meeting and regional policy forum of the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference, held in Rye Brook, New York, U.S.A., from August 5 to August 8, 2018.

The third report concerns the annual National Conference of the Council of State Governments, held in Covington, Kentucky, U.S.A., from December 6 to December 8, 2018.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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May 2, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 29th report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill S-6, an act to implement the convention between Canada and the Republic of Madagascar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The committee has studied the bill and has agreed to report it without amendment.

While I am on my feet, I move:

That the House do now proceed to orders of the day.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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May 1, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate Boyd MacDonald of Crapaud, P.E.I., who was honoured recently by the Prince County Horsemen's Club with the Philip and Henry Doucette Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.

Boyd started his own horse stable in 1971 and gained his licence to drive horses two years later. He had over 1,000 race wins, all with his own horses. That is a feat very few ever achieve, but the bumps and bruises of horse racing never slowed him down.

Boyd and his wife Claire, now 61 years married, also were successful farmers, establishing Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., which is still operating as a produce broker today. Starting his potato business by borrowing a neighbour's truck and hauling potatoes in the evening, he grew the business to two warehouses, employed over 20 people and grew 350 acres of those good Island spuds.

Congratulations to Boyd on a well-deserved award, and for his outstanding contribution to the community and life on the Island.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Lifetime Achievement Award
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April 11, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, regardless of whether everything that was in the budget is in the budget implementation act, we have certainly set the direction we intend to go and where we will be after next October 21.

The member is a great member of the finance committee. I know he strongly fought for many of the things that are in the budget implementation act, especially those things that relate to challenging the tax reform in the United States to keep capital in Canada, attract capital to Canada and allow our businesses to be competitive on an equal playing field with the United States.

I wonder what the member has to say.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1
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