David Charles DINGWALL

DINGWALL, The Hon. David Charles, P.C., B.Comm., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Cape Breton--East Richmond (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
June 29, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Dingwall
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a821d280-9b40-44e5-bae2-c039ce14a4c8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Cape Breton--East Richmond (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (March 1, 1982 - February 29, 1984)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Cape Breton--East Richmond (Nova Scotia)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Cape Breton--East Richmond (Nova Scotia)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (September 30, 1990 - December 1, 1990)
  • Liberal Party Deputy House Leader (September 30, 1990 - December 1, 1990)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (October 1, 1990 - January 30, 1991)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (October 1, 1990 - January 1, 1991)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (January 30, 1991 - May 8, 1993)
  • Liberal Party House Leader (January 30, 1991 - May 8, 1993)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Cape Breton--East Richmond (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Supply and Services (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (January 9, 1996 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (January 25, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Minister of National Health and Welfare (January 25, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Minister of Health (July 12, 1996 - June 10, 1997)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 598)


April 24, 1997

Hon. David Dingwall (Minister of Health, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, not wanting to concur with the preamble of the hon. member's question, the government has just received a copy of the report on Bill C-91. Ministers will have an opportunity to examine it at a subsequent stage.

Notwithstanding the member's strong intervention, the Minister of Industry and I have given the view of the government as it relates to the 20 year patent and, in particular, our international obligations. I think that is clear to the country. I think it is clear to various health groups. It is certainly clear to provincial governments, notwithstanding whatever political mischief they may wish to engage in on this issue.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Patent Protection
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April 23, 1997

Hon. David Dingwall (Minister of Health, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, let it be understood by the hon. member opposite and those who support that political party there is no question provincial governments have jurisdiction in the field of health. It is also clear under the provisions of the Constitution that the Government of Canada has responsibility and jurisdiction when it comes to the field of health.

I cannot understand why the Bloc Quebecois does not want to support senior citizens when it comes to pharma care or home care. I say to the Bloc and I say to the people of Quebec that we should work together for senior citizens in Quebec and across the country.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Health
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April 23, 1997

Hon. David Dingwall (Minister of Health, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member opposite is only about four months late in assessing what this government has done and said with regard to health care.

The national forum indicated quite clearly to all Canadians that governments, both federal and provincial, examine the prospects of a national home care program and a national pharmacare program.

I do not understand why members of the Bloc Quebecois do not want to support senior citizens across the country and senior citizens in the province of Quebec. I think it is very important that the Government of Canada work co-operatively with all provinces to establish those programs for senior citizens all across the country.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Health
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April 21, 1997

Hon. David Dingwall (Minister of Health, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am sorry that members of the Bloc have decided to be partisan on this issue.

Let us keep in mind that on second reading members of the Bloc were in favour of the bill. But when it came to third reading they voted against the principles of this bill, thereby doing a flip-flop in terms of their position as it relates to tobacco.

I suggest to the hon. member and to others that one should not venture into the field of prejudging amendments, whether they be in the form of regulation or thereafter.

We have to embark on a period of consultation. That is part and parcel of the bill and it is part and parcel of what I will do in the future.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Anti-Smoking Legislation
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April 21, 1997

Hon. David Dingwall (Minister of Health, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we have to keep in mind that the tobacco legislation is a very comprehensive and very effective piece of legislation. It puts restrictions on the price, on the product, on the place and even the promotion. This will be effective in curbing smoking in this country.

With regard to the letter that I have provided to the individuals she has referred to, the hon. member is very much aware that both in the House of Commons as well as in the other place I have indicated to groups across the country that I am prepared to consult in a very meaningful way and if necessary, as I indicated in the letter, changes will be made.

I do not think the hon. member should prejudge what those changes might be.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Anti-Smoking Legislation
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