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  • Her favourite word is jobs.

Conservative MP for Haldimand—Norfolk (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 50.90% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Public Works and Government Services October 2nd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, according to the Auditor General, the Irving and Seaspan shipyards were chosen through the most open and transparent military procurement procedure in Canada's history.

The Davie shipyard bid on that contract, but its bid was not selected.

Public Works and Government Services September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, obviously we do respect our veterans, but Public Works is acting as the disposal agent for DFO and we will continue to work with the Court family to reach a negotiated settlement to land title issues that are associated with this property.

National Defence September 15th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, no decision has been made about replacing the CF-18 fleet.

We followed a process to evaluate all of the options, and an independent panel looked at all of the evaluations. The minister is now examining these reports and evaluations. A decision will be made once that is complete.

Public Works and Government Services June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I have said many times, no decision has been made about replacing the CF-18 fleet. We have received reports from the air force, and those reports have been reviewed by a group of experts outside government. The experts confirmed that the analysis was both thorough and impartial. We will make a decision based on the reports, and that decision will be in the best interests of the forces that need this equipment.

Public Works and Government Services June 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I should reaffirm that no decision has been made yet on how to replace the CF-18s.

To make the decision, we did embark on an ambitious seven-point plan. We had an independent panel of outside experts review the assessment that was done by the RCAF. Over the next several weeks we will be carefully reviewing a number of reports on this subject so that we can make sure that we get the equipment our men and women in uniform need to do the job.

Public Works and Government Services June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as members know, we launched a seven-point plan to review all of the options available to replace the fleet of CF-18s, something that the Liberals never actually did.

As part of that, an independent panel reviewed the RCAF evaluation and had this to say about the process:

In the end, we are confident in saying that the evaluation process was conducted professionally, that it was not biased in favour of any of the four aircraft and that the resulting report to ministers by the RCAF evaluation team is therefore fair, objective, and impartial in all material respects.

Public Works and Government Services June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as part of our seven-point plan, a panel of experts at arm's length from the government determined that the evaluation of the various options conducted by the Royal Canadian Air Force was both rigorous and impartial.

I would like to sincerely thank this panel for its service to Canada.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the truth is that it was the Liberals who signed the original documents for the F-35s, and look where that got us. That is why we had to step back and launch a seven-point plan to review the process, so that all of the options could be properly evaluated in a way that was both rigorous and impartial.

That has been done. It has been reviewed by a panel of independent experts to make sure that those terms were met. The ministers are now in the process of reviewing a wide range of reports that they need to make sure we make the right decision in getting the equipment that our forces need to do the job we ask of them.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I just said, no decision has been made about replacing the CF-18 fleet. The ministers have received reports prepared by the Canadian Forces and reviewed by an independent panel of experts to ensure that the analyses are rigorous and impartial. We will make a decision and, once we have, we will announce it.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I indicated to the New Democrats yesterday, they really should not believe everything they read in the press. There are different reports about all the different things we could do, each one of them claiming to be what we would do. We could not possibly do them all.

Various ministers are reviewing a report from the analysis that has been prepared by the RCAF and has been viewed and reviewed by an independent panel of experts on this subject to ensure that the analysis is both rigorous and impartial. Once the decision has been taken, we will make an announcement.