Rex BARNES

BARNES, Rex

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Gander--Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Birth Date
June 4, 1959
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Barnes
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ca674b49-4a98-4bcb-b307-1f2a7ec75926&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
paramedic, volunteer worker

Parliamentary Career

May 13, 2002 - February 1, 2004
PC
  Gander--Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador)
February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Gander--Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 27)


April 23, 2004

Mr. Rex Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the government's vague and empty answer is typical of a government that refuses to act. The government is all lip and no action.

Many provinces are being hurt by the present equalization formula. The government has turned its back on the needs of the provinces. It has refused to negotiate with the provinces for a better equalization system.

When will the government take the request of the provinces seriously and alleviate their financial problems by doing something better for the equalization formula?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Equalization Payments
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April 23, 2004

Mr. Rex Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, as National Volunteer Week comes to a close I would like to take this time to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by all volunteers in our country.

National Volunteer Week is a time to say thanks to the 6.5 million volunteers in Canada who prove again that Canadians have the ability to give generously and selfishly of their own time and expertise in order to make the lives of others better.

Volunteers strengthen communities. Volunteering is an investment in our communities and volunteers are our most valuable resource.

Where would our communities be if we did not have the commitment of our volunteers?

Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give”.

Mother Theresa once said “Small things done with great love bring joy and peace”.

And a wise unknown author said “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart”.

On behalf of my constituents and myself, I want to thank all volunteers for their efforts to make our community better and to make Canada strong.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   National Volunteer Week
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April 23, 2004

Mr. Rex Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, in February I raised the issue of the government's failure to address changing the equalization and transfer payments to the province.

The unrest in Newfoundland and Labrador is evidence of the federal government's failure to act. Newfoundland and Labrador is cash strapped. The federal government's failure to revamp the equalization formula is responsible.

When will the government stop funding its friends and provide the provinces with a better equalization deal so that Canadian taxpayers' money can be better spent?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Equalization Payments
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April 19, 2004

Mr. Rex Barnes

Since 1993, what grants, contributions, contracts and/or loan guarantees made through a crown corporation, department, and/or agency of the government were received by Burrard Communications Inc., specifying, in each case, the source and dollar amount, the date made, the reason(s) for providing funding and the present status of the grant, contribution and/or loan guarantee (whether repaid, partially repaid, or unpaid, including the value(s) of any repayment(s)) and, in the case of contracts, specifying whether the contract has been fulfilled, whether it was tendered and any reason for limiting the tender?

Return tabled.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Question No. 46
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April 19, 2004

Mr. Rex Barnes

Who attended the joint Prime Minister's Office--Privy Council Office “Communications Coordination Group” meetings in 2001, 2002 and 2003; what are the names of the individual attendees, their official titles and the government ministries they represented?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Question No. 48
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