Allan ROCK

ROCK, The Hon. Allan, P.C., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 30, 1947
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Rock
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b2d6e9ec-97ea-4860-9534-4bc3d646cd24&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer, legal counsel

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (November 4, 1993 - June 10, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (November 4, 1993 - June 10, 1997)
  • Minister of Health (June 11, 1997 - January 14, 2002)
November 27, 2000 - December 12, 2003
LIB
  Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)
  • Minister of Health (June 11, 1997 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister of Western Economic Diversification (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Industry (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister responsible for Infrastructure (August 7, 2002 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 516)


November 7, 2003

Hon. Allan Rock (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, let us be clear. Yesterday we took an enormously important step on a matter of humanitarian importance. We introduced legislation as the first developed country to implement this international agreement to make drugs available on an affordable basis to the developing world.

We are committed to that. We are the ones behind it. We want to get it through second reading today and in front of committee to ensure that every group, the NGOs and the drug companies, have their chance to speak to the bill. If it can be improved, it will be improved.

Let there be no doubt about our commitment to this humanitarian bill.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Aid
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November 7, 2003

Hon. Allan Rock (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the minister is fully aware of the situation. Naturally, he will act in a humanitarian fashion. He is always prepared to act according to Canadian legal principles.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Palestinian Refugees
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November 6, 2003

Hon. Allan Rock (for the Prime Minister)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-56, an act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Patent Act
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November 6, 2003

Hon. Allan Rock (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we are currently working to ensure that research jobs, in particular, are protected here in Canada and Quebec, and I will do everything possible to see that they are.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   BioChem Pharma
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November 6, 2003

Hon. Allan Rock (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, this matter is extremely important to me. My sole concern is ensuring that Canada's interests are protected, that jobs and investments in Canada and Quebec are protected and that Shire's commitments are honoured.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   BioChem Pharma
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