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 4 of 516)


October 29, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, first of all, on behalf of all members of the House, I wish to express admiration and gratitude to the member for Parkdale--High Park for her extraordinary work as chair of the Prime Minister's task force on women entrepreneurs. She did a great job.

She and her fellow members of that task force presented a report today which contains important recommendations.

Today, the Prime Minister is making an announcement that, through Industry Canada, we are going to broaden and make available across the country the kind of services that women entrepreneurs need to ensure that this dynamic and essential part of our growing economy has what it needs for the success we know women will enjoy.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Economy
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October 28, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, to the best of my knowledge I have complied with all the requirements, all the guidelines and made all the filings required by the ethics counsellor.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Ethics
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October 28, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, as far as I know, the Auditor General can do whatever she sees fit within her jurisdiction, such as tabling her reports in Parliament. The decision is up to her.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Business Development Bank
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October 27, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, I was very clear about this last week. It was 18 months ago that I reported to the ethics counsellor, took his advice, told him everything and followed his advice to the letter.

I have acknowledged openly that it was a mistake for me to have gone. I have apologized for it. I have also asked the ethics counsellor to tell me the most sound basis on which to pay for the trip by tendering payment to the Irving family. I have responded to these questions last week and again today.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Ethics
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October 27, 2003

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

Mr. Speaker, last week I was answering questions that were put on the basis that I had a conflict with the Irving family in shipbuilding because I was there.

Am I to take it today that the member is suggesting I had a conflict because there was someone involved in the health industry? Mr. Speaker, really.

The fact is that I made full disclosure 18 months ago, long before the member started asking me questions. I went on my own to the ethics counsellor. I made full disclosure and took his advice with respect to every step I took since then, and I followed that advice.

Surely by any reasonable standard I was trying to fit in--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Ethics
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