Loyola HEARN

HEARN, The Hon. Loyola, P.C., B.A., B.Ed.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
St. John's South--Mount Pearl (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
March 25, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyola_Hearn
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bf91629c-065c-4bb5-8b0f-5ea45f263d3a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, businessman, diplomat, principal, teacher

Parliamentary Career

May 15, 2000 - October 22, 2000
PC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
PC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (October 30, 2002 - January 8, 2004)
  • Conservative Party House Leader (January 9, 2004 - February 1, 2004)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (January 9, 2004 - February 1, 2004)
  • Conservative Party House Leader (February 2, 2004 - March 21, 2004)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (February 2, 2004 - March 21, 2004)
February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  St. John's West (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Conservative Party House Leader (February 2, 2004 - March 21, 2004)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (February 2, 2004 - March 21, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  St. John's South (Newfoundland and Labrador)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  St. John's South--Mount Pearl (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (February 6, 2006 - October 29, 2008)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 216)


June 20, 2008

Hon. Loyola Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt about the fact that fishermen are facing hard times trying to meet the cost of operations. As the member mentioned, we have cut the GST and we brought in capital gains exemptions. We help them combine their fishing efforts to save money. We are reviewing licence fees.

What have the Liberals done to help? They have added increases to the gas tax.

I suggest that if the Liberals want to make a splash with this announcement, they go out and try to sell it to fishermen on the wharves. Then they will make a splash.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Fisheries and Oceans
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June 17, 2008

Hon. Loyola Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, what this government is really doing is seeing industry progress in the country to create jobs in the areas where they are badly needed. Any water that is damaged in any way, there has to be assurance that there is no net loss to either fish or fish habitat. Mitigation has to occur. It always occurs. When it does not occur, the company does not get a permit to move ahead with the operation.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 17, 2008

Hon. Loyola Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, in mining operations tailings are produced. Tailings can be stored on land or in water. It is much more responsible to store them in water.

Any damage done in relation to fish or fish habitat has to be mitigated where there is no net loss to either fish or fish habitat. There is a major environmental study done before any go ahead is given. Therefore, every aspect is covered before anyone can do any damage to the environment.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 12, 2008

Hon. Loyola Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, let me first say that information is completely false. Nobody has done more for the people of Nunavut, certainly in relation to the fishery, than this government. We are the only ones who recognize that every extra pound of haddock, of quota, that was added since we became a government has gone to Nunavut.

We have put out money to build infrastructure there so Nunavut can use its own resources and not have them used by somebody else. I will give Nunavut every fish it deserves, but I will not take away fish from somebody else to give them to Nunavut or anybody else.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Fisheries
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June 10, 2008

Hon. Loyola Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, let me say on behalf of, I am sure, everybody here that our thoughts and prayers are with the family involved.

The accident happened in a clearly identified area. An intensive search occurred in that area. That is why it was called off at the time. I have had several similar requests today. We are looking at anything we can do to help alleviate the concerns of the family, and we will do that.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Search and Rescue
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