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Conservative MP for Okanagan—Shuswap (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 55.40% of the vote.

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

This week

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

A week ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Exploring the Potential of Social Finance in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our witnesses today. This is really quite interesting. As you mentioned about the foundations, Mr. Bird, Salmon Arm has ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Exploring the Potential of Social Finance in Canada A couple of years ago the Manning Centre had a conference here in Ottawa. They talked about government delivery of service and about some of the ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star MP questioned I have been noting with increasing alarm our MP's puzzling way of synthesizing, understanding and sharing information on almost any topic. For example, Colin Mayes asserted on Jan. 6, that the Harper government's Action Plan to reduce poverty in Canada ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star MP urges Ebola assistance Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes has been involved in global discussions on some key issues. Mayes represented Canada at the 23rd annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Quito, Ecuador. Delegates discussed a range of issues, ...

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star Candidate takes issue with report In his Jan. 11 report to the community, a report published in this newspaper, MP Colin Mayes makes a case for how the Harper government has helped lower-income families in Canada. I would suggest, at best, Mr. Mayes has taken considerable liberties with ...

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star From the front lines of Ebola He is joined in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, by his wife, Beverly, daughter of Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes, and their two sons. Neither Kauffeldt, his wife, family or any of his staff have contracted the deadly virus. As of late January, nearly 21,700 cases ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Child Poverty Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Scarborough—Rouge River for her motion to reduce poverty in our country and welcome the opportunity to comment on the ...

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star Not leading the way In all of the rankings that MP Colin Mayes alludes to, Canada is not leading the way. For best working lives for women, according to UNICEF, New Zealand is No. 1, followed by Norway and Sweden. For gender equality, according to the Gender Inequality ...

Mentioned by Vernon Morning Star MP proud of track-record in Ottawa It's not the work Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes will miss when he retires from federal politics. “What I found in life is that the ... Musing on what his legacy as a member of Parliament will be, Mayes says that he got things done. “I think I can say that, ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Forestry Industry Mr. Speaker, the B.C. forest industry has been the backbone of the B.C. economy for the last century. Over the past century, forestry practices, environmental protection, ...

Spoke in the House on The Economy Mr. Speaker, in September, the Canadian economy beat market expectations by creating more than 74,000 jobs. Last month, we should pass expectations again by adding another ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Votes 1b and 5b under HUMAN RESOURCES AND ... Thank you, Minister, for being here. I want to talk a little bit about the targeted initiative for older workers. The sectors in the economy are ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Subject Matter of Clause 252, and 306 to 314 of Bill C-43, ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I thank the witnesses for being here today. I have a couple of questions for Mr. Conrad. The first one is about ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-247, An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in ... Yes. I guess that's the issue: with the number of files that Service Canada takes care of, such as veterans, EI, and those types of things, ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. And thank you to the witnesses for being here today. I have some questions about the CPP. We know the survivor benefits ...

Spoke in the House on Service Canada Mandate Expansion Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Guelph for tabling private member's Bill C-247. I am pleased to have the opportunity to ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to stand before the House today to speak about the benefits of the Canada-Korea free trade agreement. This free trade ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, as many of my colleagues know, my son-in-law and daughter were some of the first responders to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, so it ...

Spoke in the House on Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act Mr. Speaker, I thank all my colleagues on both sides of the House for their comments. I appreciate them. This is the great thing about our ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Brandon—Souris. I am pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion of ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for being here today. Your testimony was very interesting and I think very valuable to the study ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) Would it be appropriate, Mr. Chair, to put this on the agenda in the fall, simply to look at that criteria to get a breakdown so ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-587 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility)