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 1161 of 1161)


November 7, 1984

Ms. Copps:

It was the "Feisty Forty".

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   STATUS OF WOMEN
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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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November 7, 1984

Ms. Sheila Copps (Hamilton East):

Mr. Speaker, I am glad to have the opportunity, through you, to remind the Prime

Oral Questions

Minister of the comments he made last August, because not only did he say that the law is clear, he also said: . [Translation]

Of course, I will go further. I will make sure that this equality principle is adhered to by all those who are eager to do business with the federal government.

He said that he would apply the principle not only to the Government but to those companies that wanted to do business with the federal Government. Again, Mr. Speaker, what happened between August and November to change the Prime Minister's mind about the direct action he promised to the women of Canada? How does he expect the women of Canada to trust him when he changes his mind so frequently?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ELECTION CAMPAIGN STATEMENT
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