Gerald Augustine REGAN

REGAN, The Hon. Gerald Augustine, P.C., Q.C., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
February 13, 1929
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Regan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bdbc0007-d008-479f-bbd4-613f7730360d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, commercial lawyer, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
LIB
  Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Minister of Labour (March 3, 1980 - September 21, 1981)
  • Minister of State (Sports) (March 3, 1980 - March 5, 1980)
  • Minister of Amateur Sport (March 6, 1980 - September 29, 1982)
  • Secretary of State of Canada (September 22, 1981 - September 29, 1982)
  • Minister of State (International Trade) (September 30, 1982 - December 6, 1983)
  • Minister for International Trade (December 7, 1983 - June 29, 1984)
  • Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (June 30, 1984 - September 16, 1984)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 269)


June 20, 1984

Mr. Regan:

The Hon. Member, in achieving that feeling of confidence, will recall that when the Americans took such a step in relation to specialty steel, our Government retaliated. At that time Secretary Brock stated that that was a very important message for the American industry.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE-CANADIAN OPTION
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June 20, 1984

Hon. Gerald Regan (Minister for International Trade):

Mr. Speaker, I would be happy to inform the Hon. Member of some of the things which we are doing. First, our opposition to such action by the United States has been made known by the

Deputy Prime Minister to Secretary of State Shultz. I have made it quite clear to the United States Secretary of Trade, Mr. Brock, on several occasions during the time that this investigation, under the petition, was proceeding. We are now in the process, both at the ministerial level and through the Canadian Embassy in Washington, of making it quite clear to the Americans that they have existing mechanisms for pinpointing the transgressors who may be creating the problem to the extent that it exists, and that they are not required to take this universal type of action.

What has happened thus far under their law is that a quasi-judicial investigation is under way which cannot be turned off by the U.S. Government. The American administration cannot stop the investigation. The only point at which the Government of the United States becomes involved is after July 24, when the USITC reports to the President. At that point our Government will deal with the American administration. Actually, we are dealing with them in advance. On Monday I am meeting with representatives from the Canadian steel industry to ensure that efforts are co-ordinated between industry and Government. I am also keeping the provinces informed.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   POSSIBLE UNITED STATES ACTION TO CURTAIL STEEL IMPORTS
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June 20, 1984

Mr. Regan:

It is all very well to give it to them again, but I would like to suggest to the Hon. Member that there is a balance and that it is really not wise for a country our size to get into a trade war with the United States. The American administration has shown repeatedly that it is supportive of

trade liberalization and resists protectionist actions. I have a certain confidence that it will continue to do that.

At the same time, I think the Americans know me and I think they know that if it is necessary to get the message across more forcefully, I will do that.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE-CANADIAN OPTION
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June 20, 1984

Hon. Gerald Regan (Minister for International Trade):

Mr. Speaker, I suggest to the Hon. Member that he leave it to me to deal with the Americans, with a feeling of confidence on his part that I will take the steps which are most appropriate.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE-CANADIAN OPTION
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June 20, 1984

Mr. Regan:

For the moment.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S POSITION
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