Colleen BEAUMIER

BEAUMIER, Colleen, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Brampton West (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 8, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Beaumier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d0b90287-81b1-472f-9be6-3ad4429a7851&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businesswoman

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Brampton (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Brampton West--Mississauga (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Brampton West--Mississauga (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Brampton West (Ontario)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Brampton West (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 44 of 44)


June 20, 1994

Ms. Colleen Beaumier (Brampton)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from the residents of Brampton calling upon parliamentarians to encourage the flying of the UN flag throughout Canada in recognition of the fine work being done by our UN peacekeeping troops throughout the world.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 3, 1994

Ms. Colleen Beaumier (Brampton)

Mr. Speaker, serial killer cards have an adverse effect on our youth by glorifying the deeds of violent murderers. I encourage all members of the House to support the ban on their production and distribution.

Over the past six weeks I have received letters from high school students in my riding telling me that they fear growing up in a society in which violent murderers are rewarded with the production of commemorative trading cards. They tell me they fear that peers who collect these cards will come to look at violent murders as a quick and easy way to achieve fame rather than seeing murder for what it really is: a cruel end to many lives beginning with the victim and ending with their family and friends.

Youth in Brampton are demanding an end to the production and distribution of these cards.

For the well-being of our children and for the well-being of the type of society this generation hands down to them, I again ask all parliamentarians to support a ban on the production and distribution of serial killer cards.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Killer Cards
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March 10, 1994

Ms. Colleen Beaumier (Brampton)

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today on the occasion of International Women's Week to invite all members to join me in honouring those women who have offered their services to their relative communities as volunteers.

We will find them in the slums of Third World countries and in the community centre next door. We will find stories of their courage and dedication in the history books and in today's newspapers. We will find them performing singular acts of voluntary courage for their community and we will find them dedicating years of service through unending commitment to various causes.

Women have courageously and selflessly volunteered their services to their respective communities throughout history in a variety of ways.

International Women's Week has given us the opportunity to ponder the achievements of women throughout the world. A week long recognition of these achievements would not be complete without mentioning the efforts which women have made to serve their communities as volunteers.

I call upon all members of this House to join me in recognizing the years of dedication and service which women have contributed to their communities throughout the world.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   International Women's Week
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March 10, 1994

Ms. Colleen Beaumier (Brampton)

Mr. Speaker, let me tell the House what official bilingualism has done for Canadians. I am unilingual and my options were not great. The opportunities were not great.

My children are bilingual. Language is more than just a means of communication, it is another way of thinking. I would like to remind the hon. member that bilingualism is not the cause of polarization and division in this country today. It is ignorance and intolerance, not the 200 and some odd members mentioned who are being provided with bilingual services. That is not what is causing the divisions in our country today. It is intolerance.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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