Diane ABLONCZY

ABLONCZY, The Hon. Diane, P.C., B.Ed., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
Birth Date
May 6, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Ablonczy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=cae316dd-8887-4133-8389-1de7355a66d8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, lawyer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  Calgary North (Alberta)
  • Reform Party Caucus Chair (January 1, 1993 - November 1, 1993)
  • Whip of the Reform Party (Caucus Coordinator) (November 6, 1993 - September 21, 1994)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (February 7, 2006 - August 13, 2007)
  • Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism) (August 14, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
  • Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism) (August 14, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
  • Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (October 30, 2008 - January 18, 2010)
  • Minister of State (Seniors) (January 19, 2010 - January 3, 2011)
  • Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) (January 4, 2011 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
  • Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) (January 4, 2011 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Calgary--Nose Hill (Alberta)
  • Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) (January 4, 2011 - July 14, 2013)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 349)


November 20, 2014

Hon. Diane Ablonczy (Calgary—Nose Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, sadly, I get the impression that the Liberals are grasping at straws to try to rationalize not supporting this legislation. I hope I am wrong about that.

The member opposite, in a previous question, suggested that there was no point in incarcerating these criminals who engage in this activity because it does not stop them from repeating the offences anyway. I would like my friend to comment on that.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act
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October 7, 2014

Hon. Diane Ablonczy (Calgary—Nose Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, as we all know, there are many uncertainties when we are dealing with these kinds of situations so it is difficult to state with a lot of clarity what might happen down the road, especially when we are looking at some months down the road.

I wonder if the minister could assist the House and Canadians by outlining the reasons and interests of Canada that will be served by Canada joining our international partners in pushing back against ISIS and ISIL.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Military Contribution Against ISIL
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September 24, 2014

Hon. Diane Ablonczy (Calgary—Nose Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, when ISIL began murdering thousands of innocent men, women, children, and religious minorities, it completely violated every value Canadians hold dear. When ISIL threatened Canadians because we do not share its twisted view of the world, our government remained resolute in its strong stand against such atrocities. We condemn these terrorists and their violation of human rights and human dignity.

Though other parties may feel the need to try to rationalize away the threats Canadians face in a dangerous world, our government has been firm and swift in its response, helping to deliver military supplies to Iraqi forces combatting ISIL and sending military advisers to support them.

Our government will not sit idle. We will stand with our allies in condemning the threat and will work with them to extinguish it.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Islamic State
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April 1, 2014

Hon. Diane Ablonczy (Calgary—Nose Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, all of us here who represent the great province of Alberta are proud of our government's solid partnership with Albertans. We have more than doubled the social transfer to collaborate on important programs, including those for children and post-secondary education. It is now at almost $1.5 billion.

The former Liberal government shortchanged Alberta in health care support. That has now been rectified to provide $3.7 billion this year under the health transfer.

Annual infrastructure funding to Alberta has increased by an average of 700%. In my city, it invested in projects such as the ring road and Calgary Transit. Albertans will also be relieved to know that the federal government is covering 90% of last June's devastating flood damage. Almost $2 billion has been set aside.

These are a few examples of the strong partnership with our federal government that benefits Albertans every single day.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Intergovernmental Relations
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March 31, 2014

Hon. Diane Ablonczy

Of course we do, Mr. Speaker. I just talked about all of the partnerships, the sharing of best practices, and all the work that has been done by Canada in that country. We are good friends with Honduras. There are many NGOs working with Honduras, like Peacemakers International. The Honduran people have strong friendships with them.

Yes, the free trade agreement is only a part of what we want to do, but it is an important part. It is a part that Hondurans have longed for, worked for, dreamed of, and it is finally in the House, its dream coming to fruition. I cannot imagine why the NDP would want to stick a knife in something so important to this little country.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act
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