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  • His favourite word was debate.

Last in Parliament May 2004, as Conservative MP for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2000, with 41.16% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Criminal Code February 24th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I am voting no to the motion.

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Contraventions Act February 24th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, yes.

International Transfer of Offenders Act February 24th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I am unfamiliar with my new status in life and I think I confused the clerk. I have voted twice. I would like my vote to be recorded as no on this, as I voted the first time.

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)

International Transfer of Offenders Act February 24th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, yes.

Points of Order February 10th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, what I would point out to the House is that I am seeking the unanimous consent of the House and what I am asking does not require the unanimous consent of the whips. I am asking simply to be a member of a committee doing important work of the House and I would have thought that the unanimous consent of the House would permit me to have standing on the committee. It is not good enough to be a supplementary member.

Points of Order February 10th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I was not aware that there was going to be a motion moved yesterday setting up this new committee of public accounts. I know, through oversights on the government's side, I was not included on the membership of the committee of public accounts, an oversight because I am one of the few Liberals who was on public accounts when the Groupaction affair occurred and, of course I have intimate knowledge of the background of the case that is going before public accounts.

Therefore I would seek the unanimous consent of the House to be added to the committee as a member of standing.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act February 9th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I would like to have my name added as a seconder to the bill that was just before the House. Or if that is not in order, then I would seek unanimous consent to have that done.

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply February 5th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I listened to the speech by the member opposite. I somewhat agree with the idea that federal government money should be spent on federal responsibilities. I agree with that. There is a general feeling that, if the federal government spends all kinds of money on provincial or municipal responsibilities, this creates a jurisdictional problem between the levels of government.

I noticed in the Speech from the Throne that the government is proposing to provide the municipalities with full relief from the GST that they are currently paying. I wonder if the member opposite agrees with the idea of having the federal government give federal revenue to municipalities and do so, as we say in English, with no strings attached?

Arts and Culture November 7th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, soon Canadians will have the great pleasure of seeing and enjoying 13 late18th century watercolours of exceptional scenes from Quebec City, Montreal and other parts of eastern Canada.

These water-colours by Benjamin Fisher, a British painter and officer of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers, had been forgotten for 150 years in the basement of an English university.

Through the collaboration of both the National Archives of Canada and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and with financial assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage, these rare and magnificent works will be returned to Canada.

Criminal Code November 5th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to move a motion seeking unanimous consent to move Bill C-462, a bill to amend the Access to Information Act, to committee forthwith.