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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was international.

Last in Parliament November 2005, as Independent MP for Edmonton—Beaumont (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2004, with 42.82% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Criminal Code October 25th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I will be voting yes.

Civil Marriage Act June 27th, 2005

moved:

Motion No. 5

That Bill C-38, in Clause 3.1, be amended by replacing line 9 on page 3 with the following:

“by reason of their exercise, in respect of”

Civil Marriage Act June 27th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate very much what the member for Scarborough Southwest was saying.

I have to make a confession. I worked for the Department of Justice many years ago and in fact took part in a constitutional case in front of the Supreme Court of Canada. I share the view of my colleague. It is appalling that a Minister of Justice who purports to be a lawyer would sign off on clause 3 and it is appalling that the cabinet would sign off on this clause.

I would ask the member for Scarborough Southwest if there is anything he has not had time to add on his excellent legal argument just now and which he would like to add now.

An Act to Authorize the Minister of Finance to Make Certain Payments June 21st, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I am voting against.

An Act to Authorize the Minister of Finance to Make Certain Payments June 21st, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I vote in favour of the amendment.

An Act to Authorize the Minister of Finance to Make Certain Payments June 21st, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I will be voting against.

Vietnam June 21st, 2005

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister.

Canada has been involved in training judges in Vietnam in order to help it reform its legal system.

The government of Vietnam continues to arrest and sentence individuals for their religious beliefs and peaceful expression of views, and charges them with things like sowing division among the people and undermining state and party unity.

Would it not be time now to consider other options to help Vietnam reform its legal system in order to produce tangible results?

Remote Sensing Space Systems Act June 14th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I vote for it.

Budget Implementation Act, 2005 June 14th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I will be voting no.

Budget Implementation Act, 2005 June 14th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I am voting against.