Harbance Singh (Herb) DHALIWAL

DHALIWAL, The Hon. Harbance Singh (Herb), P.C., B.Comm.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vancouver South--Burnaby (British Columbia)
Birth Date
December 12, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Dhaliwal
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ecdad206-b972-49d5-bb6e-ee4e14758ec7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (December 6, 1993 - February 22, 1996)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Vancouver South--Burnaby (British Columbia)
  • Minister of National Revenue (June 11, 1997 - August 2, 1999)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (August 3, 1999 - January 14, 2002)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Vancouver South--Burnaby (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (August 3, 1999 - January 14, 2002)
  • Minister with political responsibility for British Columbia (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
  • Minister of Natural Resources (January 15, 2002 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 120)


November 4, 2003

Hon. Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as usual, the Alliance Party is interested in cheap politics, instead of looking at the real issues.

If the hon. member were serious about this, he would take the time to raise this with me so we could look at this issue to resolve it.

However, I am sure the hon. member is not interested in resolving it but only wants to get cheap political points. That is normal for the Alliance Party. That is why it is at 12% in the polls.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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November 4, 2003

Hon. Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as the House knows, the government has been supporting ethanol. In fact, under the climate change program, we put forward $100 million to help expand the ethanol program.

The hon. member has raised an issue that I am not aware of, but I can assure the hon. member and the House that I will look into the matter if he gives me the full details to ensure that members of Parliament are fully aware of some of the things that we are doing.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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November 4, 2003

Hon. Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, constituents or companies should at all times be able to contact their member of Parliament. If it is interpreted in such a way that they are not, that is wrong.

The wording I will look at, but all members of the House know that part of the job, as a member of Parliament, is to help their constituents and communicate with them.

As I said in question period, I will look at the exact wording. If changes need to be made, we will make those immediately.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Privilege
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October 29, 2003

Hon. Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for raising this issue.

EnerGuide is a $70 million program that will help homeowners insulate their homes to become more energy efficient. We are using the private sector to ensure that we have people who can evaluate the homes. Unfortunately, it has been slow because the private sector was slow to train for it and because we only announced the program very recently.

However, I can assure the hon. member that we are training more and more people to ensure that they can do the evaluation so Canadians can play an important role in climate change and have more energy efficient homes. We will be there to--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Housing
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October 28, 2003

Hon. Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the nuclear industry is a $5 billion industry that creates thousands of jobs across the country.

Of course, in terms of the structure of AECL, this is something that is being reviewed at this time as to how we can change the structure to take advantage of new opportunities.

Last week the Prime Minister was in China. The Chinese bought two Candu reactors and they were on time and on budget. I hope we have further opportunities. That is showing off the technology. Canada is leading the world in nuclear technology.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Nuclear Industry
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