Joseph Blair (Joe) MCGUIRE

MCGUIRE, The Hon. Joseph Blair (Joe), P.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
June 20, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_McGuire
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=dbbdd33a-8aa5-47b0-aedc-a5f00bbb2181&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
executive assistant, principal, teacher

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (July 16, 1998 - August 31, 2000)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (December 12, 2003 - February 5, 2006)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (December 12, 2003 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Egmont (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (December 12, 2003 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 95)


June 10, 2008

Hon. Joe McGuire (Egmont, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, both the Ministers of Fisheries and Oceans and National Defence know a young fisherman from the Tignish area in Prince Edward Island, Danny Ellsworth, who lost his life while returning to port from the crab grounds early Sunday morning.

The search for his body by the Canadian Coast Guard was called off the same day. This is totally unsatisfactory to both the grieving family and the community that the Coast Guard serves. The family is deeply disappointed and wants the search for Danny renewed.

Will the minister immediately order the Canadian Coast Guard back in the water to continue the search for Danny Ellsworth?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Search and Rescue
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May 9, 2008

Hon. Joe McGuire

With regard to contracts and investments under the Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy: (a) which contracts have been awarded by the government since January 1, 2006 that require the prime contractor to make sub-contracts and investments; (b) what were the names of the prime contractor and the clients; (c) what was the description of the contract; (d) what was the contract period; and (e) what were the details of any and all sub-contracts and investments agreed to under the IRB policy, including (i) the name and location of the companies receiving the sub-contracts or investments, (ii) the description, (iii) the value, (iv) the time period, (v) the Canadian content value for each?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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May 7, 2008

Hon. Joe McGuire (Egmont, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, with all due respect to the hon. member for Wascana's Fighting Ryans, the Fighting Shaws of Brockton, PEI, in the great riding of Egmont, have “got them beaten” in their contribution to Canada during the second world war.

No less than 10 out of 11 sons of Augustus and Louise Shaw served their country at that time. The recruitment officer rejected the 11th as it was thought that 10 from one family was quite enough.

In fact, there were also four daughters in that family. One, Mae Isabel, also enlisted and married an enlisted man.

Gordon Raymond, Garfield, Bayfield, William, John Avard, Wilfred, John Augustus, Holden Saunders, Perley Sumner, Kenneth Earl, Mae Isabel, Shaws all, and Lloyd Thompson served this country in war and deserve the gratitude of this House.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Veterans
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April 30, 2008

Hon. Joe McGuire (Egmont, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Natural Resources is getting out of its meagre financial support for wind energy research in Canada.

Last Friday, the minister for ACOA announced that the cut to the operating budget for the Wind Energy Institute of Canada would be partly restored, to get through the election period, I presume.

Half of the restored cut would come from the regional development agency, so in reality NRCan is restoring one-third of its obligation to the institute. The institute must cut one-third of its operating costs immediately to meet the demands of the federal government.

Why must ACOA take responsibility for a line department's commitment? Where is the 10 year commitment we were led to believe was going to be put in place? Why is the government continuing to fund R and D in the oil sands and carbon sequestration while R and D for wind energy is cut?

In this time of climate change, the government's priorities are upside down.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Wind Energy Institute
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April 17, 2008

Hon. Joe McGuire

Be nice.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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