John Edward BROADBENT

BROADBENT, The Hon. John Edward, P.C., C.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Ottawa Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 21, 1936
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Broadbent
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=aa40bd53-d3d5-4a04-8bff-608d6728890a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
professor of political science

Parliamentary Career

June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
NDP
  Oshawa--Whitby (Ontario)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
NDP
  Oshawa--Whitby (Ontario)
  • N.D.P. Caucus Chair (January 3, 1973 - January 1, 1974)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
NDP
  Oshawa--Whitby (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
NDP
  Oshawa (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
NDP
  Oshawa (Ontario)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
NDP
  Oshawa (Ontario)
November 21, 1988 - December 31, 1989
NDP
  Oshawa (Ontario)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
NDP
  Ottawa Centre (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 2361)


November 28, 2005

Hon. Ed Broadbent

With regard to the conduct of the government towards Talisman Energy Inc.: ( a ) what were the results of the 2002 study by the Foreign Affairs Minister on Talisman Energy Inc.; ( b ) what action was taken by the Department of Foreign Affairs at the time; ( c ) was the Department able to take legal action against Talisman Energy Inc.; ( d ) what laws were in place at the time to govern the conduct of Canadian corporations abroad with respect to human rights; ( e ) what laws are in place now to govern the conduct of Canadian corporations abroad with respect to human rights; ( f ) why did the Department of Foreign Affairs choose to send diplomatic notes to the U.S. Department of State in July 2004 and in 2005 rather than filing an amicus brief; ( g ) were contacts made with Talisman Energy Inc. regarding these diplomatic notes, and, if so, what contacts were made; ( h ) did the Department receive or solicit legal advice from Talisman Energy Inc.; and ( i ) does the government believe that corporations should be subject to international human rights laws and globally agreed upon environmental standards?

(Return tabled)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Question No. 220
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November 24, 2005

Hon. Ed Broadbent

Mr. Speaker, today in the House of Commons the government House leader said that the best thing to do about child poverty was to produce jobs. He is flatly wrong. About 48% of the children living in poverty today live in families where both members of the family are working.

Given that the Liberal government abolished the federal minimum wage in 1993, will it bring it back and--

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Child Poverty
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November 24, 2005

Hon. Ed Broadbent (Ottawa Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, 16 years ago today the Prime Minister and his party committed themselves to the abolition of child poverty by the year 2000. In the subsequent years, child poverty increased almost every year, while the finance minister was boasting of an accumulated surplus of $60 billion.

With the new figures out today showing that more than a million kids are in poverty, how can the government justify this disgraceful broken promise?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Child Poverty
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November 24, 2005

Hon. Ed Broadbent (Ottawa Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, Canadians have about half of those new commitments because the NDP forced the government.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Child Poverty
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November 21, 2005

Hon. Ed Broadbent (Ottawa Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to rise and speak in defence of Bill C-251. It is a bill designed to strengthen the rights of the citizens of Canada, the men and women who vote in all our various constituencies. The bill is not designed to strengthen the political authority of political parties as the parliamentary secretary said.

In fact, I was quite amused to hear the parliamentary secretary propose certain reform measures that would strengthen the role of MPs in committees. He said that the government had already done great things in this regard.

I can say to the hon. member that it is really bizarre to hear a member of the Liberal government talk about democratic reform. First of all, the reforms the member is talking about I first heard when I was here in 1968. Thirty-seven years ago the Liberals were talking about doing this, and the government is still talking about doing it.

As I recall, It is the same Liberal Party that when a candidate of Chinese Canadian background in Vancouver was all set to become a candidate through a democratic process in the recent election, the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Martin, named the president of the Liberal Party in British Columbia over--

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Parliament of Canada Act
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