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 4 of 589)


April 1, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a proud Islander to recognize Roy Paynter of Kensington, P.E.I., for his incredible accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Summer Games last month in Abu Dhabi. Roy brought home four medals in swimming: gold in the 200-metre freestyle, gold in the 100-metre breaststroke, silver in the four by 50-metre relay and bronze in the 100-metre backstroke.

Roy earned his place on Team Canada through his strong showing at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in 2018 when he took home five medals, including two gold. For Roy, the competition is not just about medals. It is about meeting new people, making new friends and being part of a team that supports each other in common goals. For Sarah, Roy's mother, who coached him all of these years, it was a proud moment.

Roy is a role model and has made his country, his province and his community proud. On behalf of Canada, I say thanks and congratulations to Roy.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Special Olympics Medal Winner
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April 1, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter

Mr. Speaker, I know the member for Carleton is talking about a lot of fiction today. It was not the Liberals who kept us here. It was the Conservatives who kept us here, whereby they voted against every good program that was in the last budget.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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March 22, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter

Mr. Speaker, on the same point of order, and I am not good in the French language, but I agree with the remarks of the member opposite.

Mr. Speaker, I think you have to look at this motion and the source of the motion, which is the member for Carleton. As you stated, there are clearly errors in this, just as we heard in the speech earlier from the member for Carleton; there were factual errors in many areas of his remarks.

However, in terms of the motion itself, there is no question. I chair the finance committee. The member for Carleton is on that committee. The motion was drafted in great haste, and you will see several motions that are just changing the number of days that the committee would travel. This is coming from a member who represents a party which is constantly blocking travel by the finance committee, and this motion, being written in haste, is all about trying to delay the debate on the budget, which was tabled this week, so that Canadians cannot hear about all the good things that are in that budget for Canadians.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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March 20, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Mr. 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 73th annual meeting of the Council of State Governments' Midwestern Legislative Conference, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from July 15 to 18, 2018.

The second report concerns the summer meeting of the National Governors Association, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A., from July 19 to 21, 2018.

The third report concerns the 42nd annual conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, held in Stowe, Vermont, U.S.A., from August 12 to 14, 2018.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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February 4, 2019

Hon. Wayne Easter

Mr. Speaker, I am not sure what policy the government will be coming out with, if we are, but I will certainly tell the member where I am at personally.

I believe that pensions should be paid into in the same way as CPP and EI premiums. They should be put into a fund and guaranteed to be there for the workers who work in corporations and other companies. If the company fails in those obligations, then the board of directors should be responsible for those obligations to those citizens for the work they did for those companies over the years. That is where I stand.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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