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 4 of 1161)


June 10, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to be able to say yes to all projects from the regions.

It is true that the project as it stands represents $28 million in infrastructure investments throughout the country, whereas last year the total infrastructure program budget was $360 million. In other words, more funding is needed, and we must also forge a partnership with the department responsible for infrastructure, in order to really be in a position to renew regional infrastructure.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canadian Heritage
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June 5, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I think the work of Status of Women Canada is actually to discourage hate against any person on the basis of gender.

I have to say that when I look at the literally thousands of women in Canada still working for 64¢ on a dollar earned by a man, the thousands of women in Canada working full time trying to raise a family on less than $20,000, and the fact that 7% of boards of directors across the country are women, I think we have a long way to go to achieve equality in this country. I hope Status of Women Canada continues its good work.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Status of Women Canada
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June 5, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am certainly interested in receiving such recommendations. It is well known that a report on the diversity of broadcasting channels will be released by the Canadian heritage committee a few days from now.

If it is possible to review this matter, why not?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Violence on Television
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June 5, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I think it has been a year and a half now that the Canadian heritage committee has been reviewing issues pertaining to broadcasting. I know that the hon. member is on the committee.

Why not consider all these issues within the framework of a new Broadcasting Act?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Violence on Television
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June 5, 2003

Hon. Sheila Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I find it troubling that the member is referring to work done by three professors at Université Laval. If she does not agree with recognized work done by universities on the issue of gender equality, that is her prerogative. However, I think the Government of Canada has a duty to ensure equality between men and women.

Three professors from Université Laval have conducted a study; we should at least look at it.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Status of Women Canada
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