John HARVARD

HARVARD, The Hon. John, P.C., O.M.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Charleswood St. James--Assiniboia (Manitoba)
Birth Date
June 4, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvard_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=fb17fd75-1fee-4407-b7e5-35c4ce3f2652&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
broadcaster, journalist

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Winnipeg--St. James (Manitoba)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Winnipeg--St. James (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (Public Works and Government Services) (February 23, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works (Public Works and Government Services) (February 23, 1996 - July 11, 1996)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (July 12, 1996 - July 9, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Charleswood--Assiniboine (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (July 12, 1996 - July 9, 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (July 10, 1997 - July 15, 1998)
November 27, 2000 - May 6, 2004
LIB
  Charleswood St. James--Assiniboia (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade with special emphasis on Resource Promotion (December 12, 2003 - May 6, 2004)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 11 of 212)


February 28, 2003

Mr. John Harvard (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Veterans Affairs.

In 1917 Canada defined itself as a nation at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Today, the Canadian national Vimy memorial is in bad need of repair.

Can the minister please tell the House today what the government is doing to address this issue?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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February 27, 2003

Mr. John Harvard (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The 2001 census showed that demographics in Canada were constantly changing. I am wondering whether the minister could tell the House what she is doing to ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to celebrate their heritage and to engage in cultural expression in the Canadian context?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Canadian Heritage
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February 26, 2003

Mr. John Harvard (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the member for Wascana, Saskatchewan's minister in the Government of Canada, I wish to acknowledge the important contributions being made by the Canadian Bison Association and the Canadian Bison Marketing Council.

From near extinction just a century ago, there are now more than 225,000 head of bison across Canada. In fact, the bison industry is now the fastest growing sector in the Canadian livestock industry. Bison meat is a healthy, natural product with considerable cultural significance and a high international appeal. Canadian sales now exceed $50 million per year.

The Canadian Bison Association and the Canadian Bison Marketing Council have been instrumental in re-establishing the species and making it a viable commercial business. With over 1,200 members nationwide, they are committed to the promotion and development of the bison industry.

I would like to thank the chairmen, directors and executive staff involved for their continued efforts to seek improvements in areas such as trade and commerce, marketing, animal health, and disease surveillance. I wish them every success.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Bison Industry
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February 25, 2003

Mr. John Harvard (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I appreciate the remarks by my friend from Edmonton. I would like to put at least some of the points from his remarks into context.

He mentioned a number of times that we failed to deal with corporate welfare. He did not define corporate welfare. I do not know what he means by corporate welfare.

The gentleman comes from Alberta. I think we all know that there are some pretty favourable tax provisions for the oil industry in Alberta. I am not opposed to that. Is he suggesting that we should pull the rug from under the oil industry in Alberta? I would doubt it but I would love to hear his remarks.

He said that we have no long term vision for employment insurance. Well, we have had 10 annual reductions since 1993. I would say that it implies vision. That is a reduction of several billion. There is one more thing. He talked about there being not one cut in the budget. I recall back in the middle 1990s that we were cutting contributions to the provinces and all we heard were howls from the Alliance.

We Liberals from the west have been fighting proposed environment department cuts to weather stations in Kelowna, in Saskatoon and in Winnipeg. I wonder, would the member from Edmonton be appreciative of cutting out the weather stations in those three cities?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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February 18, 2003

Mr. John Harvard (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to congratulate the many exceptionally talented Manitobans who have been nominated to receive this year's Juno Awards.

The 2003 Juno nominations reflect the diversity of Manitoba's talent. The nominees include: Doc Walker, nominated for Country Recording of the Year; Remy Shand, who has received four nominations, including Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year; Fred Penner for Children's Album of the Year; James Ehnes, with two nominations including Classical Album of the Year; the Duhks, nominated for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year; and Holly McNarland for Best Album Design.

Last week's announcement of the Juno Award nominations solidifies Manitoba's reputation for being a dynamic and outstanding force in both the national and international music communities.

Congratulations to these remarkably talented Canadians.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Juno Awards
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