- On the Parliament site
- His favourite word was debate.
Last in Parliament November 2005, as Liberal MP for Winnipeg South (Manitoba)
Lost his last election, in 2006, with 41.15% of the vote.
Statements in the House
Access to Information November 28th, 2005
Mr. Speaker, I am sorry, I missed the reference to jewellery. Let me repeat my comment, should such an unlikely circumstance come to pass, the government will respect all policies as it always does.
Canada's Performance 2005 November 23rd, 2005
Mr. Speaker, as part of our commitment to improve transparency and accountability to parliamentarians and Canadians, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, a report entitled “Canada’s Performance 2005: The Government of Canada’s Contribution”, on behalf of the people of Canada.
Public Service November 23rd, 2005
Mr. Speaker, I wish to assure the member that the Prime Minister and this side of the House are absolutely committed to a public service that reflects the face of Canada. I can inform him that in three of the four categories we have met or exceeded our targets. In the final category, we are working hard to close the gap with the assistance of this member and the members for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, Etobicoke--Lakeshore and Brampton--Springdale.
Government Contracts November 21st, 2005
Mr. Speaker, the member will try to hang anything she can on this event. The fact is the wrongdoing was identified. The person has been charged, disciplined and dismissed. This matter is at an end. The money was identified. We have been to court on that. The person has been penalized for it. I am not sure what else she wants to find out.
Agriculture November 21st, 2005
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has done more than most for farmers in the 24 months that he has been Prime Minister. Not only that, the Wheat Board, which the member would know if he spent any time paying attention to it, is a completely independent organization run by farmers who make all these choices. It is because of the hard work of those farmers that he will get some very good news shortly.
Agriculture November 17th, 2005
Mr. Speaker, I know the members on the other side do not like the Canadian Wheat Board or the farmers who operate it. However, if the member would care to step outside and repeat those allegations, he can pay the $7,000 that the member for Regina--Lumsden--Lake Centre paid when he made the same allegation outside this chamber.
Agriculture November 17th, 2005
Mr. Speaker, I can inform the member that the western Canadian farmers who serve on the board of the Canadian Wheat Board and actually conduct the business of the board have done an excellent job on a whole series of new sales. There will be an adjustment to the initial payments that will be forthcoming shortly.
Gasoline Prices November 17th, 2005
Mr. Speaker, I do realize the members opposite have no interest in supporting the decisions that are made by judges in our courts, have no interest in supporting the decisions that are made by other levels of government and have no interest in supporting the collective agreements that we sign with our employees. We do.