Roy MACLAREN

MACLAREN, The Hon. Roy, P.C., B.A., M.A., M.Div.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Etobicoke North (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 26, 1934
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_MacLaren_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b584b209-262d-4ff7-afff-ad7b64ef8c69&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, diplomat, publisher

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
LIB
  Etobicoke North (Ontario)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Etobicoke North (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (March 4, 1980 - February 28, 1982)
  • Minister of State (Finance) (August 17, 1983 - June 29, 1984)
  • Minister of National Revenue (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Etobicoke North (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - January 24, 1996
LIB
  Etobicoke North (Ontario)
  • Minister for International Trade (November 4, 1993 - May 12, 1995)
  • Minister for International Trade (May 13, 1995 - January 24, 1996)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 179)


December 8, 1995

Hon. Roy MacLaren (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, in the first nine months of 1995 Canadian merchandise exports grew by 20 per cent, compared to the same period last year. Exports to the United States rose 17 per cent, but the United States is far from our fastest growing market. Sales to Latin America, including Brazil, have increased by some 29 per cent, to Japan by 32 per cent, to the European Union by 42 per cent, to China by 44 per cent and to all other Pacific nations by 47 per cent.

In 1992 our exports amounted to only 26 per cent of our gross domestic product, but today exports constitute 37 per cent of our gross domestic product.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Trade
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November 1, 1995

Hon. Roy MacLaren (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, yes, we will see.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Trade
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November 1, 1995

Hon. Roy MacLaren (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the discussions with Israel are progressing. They were undertaken some six or eight months ago. They are still at a stage where various details are being considered, including manufacturing, garment manufacturing for example. There are some aspects of the agricultural trade between us that need clarification.

I cannot give the member any definitive report other than to say the negotiations are proceeding.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Trade
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October 30, 1995

Hon. Roy MacLaren (Minister for International Trade)

Mr. Speaker, I believe there have been a few sightings recently. In fact the House leader, who is something of an expert in these matters, has reported one such sighting.

The United States Senate judiciary subcommittee did indeed agree to a dollar tax on people entering the United States, but when it goes to full committee it is unlikely to carry. We are quite confident that when the full committee reviews the recommendation it will not go forward.

In any event, I would add that we have consistently pursued our point of view with the United States government, which is that, as the member suggests, such a measure would be in conflict with the United States commitments under NAFTA, a point that my colleague, the Minister of National Revenue, made when he visited Washington recently.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   U.S. Border Tax
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September 25, 1995

Hon. Roy MacLaren (Minister for International Trade, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the question from the member for London-Middlesex is especially timely given the progress that has been made in the peace settlement process in the Middle East. Against that background the need for infrastructure and the need to sustain the economic development of the region is evident everywhere. It is in such products that Canada is eminently qualified to supply.

We reopened our embassy in Beirut in January, indicative of the commitment we are making to the further progress in the Middle East.

I also take this occasion to pay tribute to my parliamentary secretary, the member for Ottawa Centre, who has been particularly active in leading delegations and trade fairs to the Middle East.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Middle East
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