Sheila Maureen COPPS

COPPS, The Hon. Sheila Maureen, P.C., O.C., B.A. (Hons.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Hamilton East (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 27, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Copps
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a82c95f2-0b81-4fa7-8e0e-ab0b10294635&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
journalist

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - May 1, 1996
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (November 4, 1993 - April 30, 1996)
  • Minister of the Environment (November 4, 1993 - January 24, 1996)
  • Minister of Communications (January 25, 1996 - April 30, 1996)
  • Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship (January 25, 1996 - April 30, 1996)
June 17, 1996 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Minister of Communications (June 19, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (June 19, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship (June 19, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (July 12, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (July 12, 1996 - August 2, 1999)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Deputy Prime Minister (June 19, 1996 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (July 12, 1996 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (July 12, 1996 - August 2, 1999)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Hamilton East (Ontario)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (July 12, 1996 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1160 of 1161)


November 9, 1984

Ms. Copps:

Mr. Speaker, in terms of the order, if in fact there are no questions from the floor, do you revert to the Official Opposition or do you revert to the third Party? There

was in fact a Member standing from the Official Opposition to make his response to the Throne Speech.

Topic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
Subtopic:   RESUMPTION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY
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November 9, 1984

Ms. Copps:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ECONOMIC STATEMENT OF MINISTER OF FINANCE
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November 9, 1984

Ms. Sheila Copps (Hamilton East):

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by several members of the Liberal caucus,

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November 9, 1984

Motions

which has been cleared through the Chair, calling upon the Minister of Finance (Mr. Wilson) to depose all of the documents relating to the budget which outline the massive loss of jobs as a result of the so-called economic statement.

[ Translation]

I just want to clarify, Mr. Speaker, that we Liberal Members have a petition that is duly signed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ECONOMIC STATEMENT OF MINISTER OF FINANCE
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November 8, 1984

Ms. Sheila Copps (Hamilton East):

Mr. Speaker, I am rising to express my extreme regret about the Government's handling of the United States Trade and Tariff Act 1984. You will be aware that as of next week legislation in the United States Congress will be passed which will adversely affect Canada's steel industry by requiring identification of Canadian pipe entering the United States.

I rise on behalf of the people of Hamilton and all those who are concerned about the steel industry, particularly in view of the Government's alleged positive relationship with the President of the United States. It seems to me that it would have been appropriate for the Minister for International Trade (Mr. Kelleher) at the very least to go to the United States directly to lobby, to ensure that Canadians would be exempted from the trade and tariff changes that will adversely affect our industry as of November 13.

In view of the new spirit of co-operation that has been developed between the Canadian and American Governments, I would suggest that the Prime Minister (Mr. Mulroney) exercise his influence with the President of the United States with a little more than a tea party at the Rose Garden, by ensuring that the Congressional Act which will become effective on November 13 will exempt Canadian steel from the labelling provisions.

Topic:   ENTRY OF CANADIAN STEEL PRODUCTS TO UNITED STATES
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November 7, 1984

Ms. Sheila Copps (Hamilton East):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister. Mr. Minister, in the Throne Speech you stated that your Ministers will seek to "further define" the concept of equal pay for work of equal value. Last August, however, during the Leaders' debate on women's issues, you stated, and I quote-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATUS OF WOMEN
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