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 5 of 44)


May 16, 2007

Ms. Colleen Beaumier

Mr. Chair, please let me ask the minister for an answer one more time. The department's 2007-08 plans and priorities say that its mandate is to “mainstream multiculturalism into the day-to-day operations of the Department”.

I will try this question. Canadian Heritage is planning to “mainstream multiculturalism”. Once that happens, will the multiculturalism program exist as an independent program and receive funding directly, yes or no?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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May 16, 2007

Ms. Colleen Beaumier

Mr. Chair, I would say that answer means no, so I see that the Reform and the Alliance policies live on.

Many NGOs that approached me in fear that they would not receive funding for anti-racism programs finally received their funding on March 28, two days before the end of the fiscal year. That is not much time in which to spend the money. Was that a deliberate attempt to cut back this programming?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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May 16, 2007

Ms. Colleen Beaumier

Mr. Chair, just for the minister's information, her department's own financial summary indicates zero. Where is the departmental steering committee on multiculturalism, who is on it and what is its mandate?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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May 16, 2007

Ms. Colleen Beaumier

Mr. Chair, once again I did not get my question answered, and I do know who these people are.

I have to say that “mainstream” sounds to me like a euphemism for “eliminate”. Does this minister not believe that Canada's multiculturalism program should receive federal funding on its own, yes or no?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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May 16, 2007

Ms. Colleen Beaumier (Brampton West, Lib.)

Mr. Chair, I want to know how much new funding the government has allocated for multiculturalism programs intended to promote intercultural understanding in 2006 to 2009.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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