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  • His favourite word is trade.

Conservative MP for London West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 44.50% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Social Development February 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, the provinces and territories have the option of adopting a model code or creating their own code. Ultimately, they are responsible for regulating the construction and fire safety standards under their respective code.

Science and Technology February 16th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, with respect to the observatory at Lac-Mégantic as it relates to observatories across the country where we have made significant investments, we are committed to the importance of science and technology, both in Quebec and throughout the country.

We will take no lessons from that party when it comes to our commitment to science, technology, and innovation.

Science and Technology February 16th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, we have made record investments in science, technology and innovation.

Let me add one other thing, if I might. We have great respect for the victims of Lac-Mégantic.

Our commitment to science, technology, and innovation is unprecedented in this country and it will remain so under this government.

Tourism February 5th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, our government is proud of the measures it has taken to support Canada's tourism industry.

We launched the federal tourism strategy to ensure that Canada will continue to create jobs and growth in major sectors.

Canada's tourism industry is flourishing. A record number of tourists chose destinations in Canada last year.

Science and Technology December 2nd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government has made record investments in science, technology and innovation, which have helped create jobs and opportunities and have improved the lives of Canadians.

The National Research Council came to an agreement with the University of Ottawa to ensure that research will continue in the short term at the National Ultrahigh-field NMR Facility for Solids.

Science and Technology December 2nd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government, as this member knows, has made record investments in science, technology, and innovation, and creates jobs and opportunities and improves the lives of Canadians.

He should know that the National Research Council has come to an agreement with the University of Ottawa to ensure that research continues at the Ultrahigh-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility for Solids over the short term. The University of Ottawa plans to transfer the research to a new facility soon. He would want to know that.

Housing December 1st, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I now will answer this in English because when I answered it in French, it seemed to me that there was some miscommunication.

The member knows full well that the pyrrhotite issue falls within the provincial jurisdiction. In fact, the Government of Quebec launched a provincial program to provide financial assistance for homeowners dealing with pyrrhotite damage in August 2011.

I have said, and I will say it again, I urge those who are concerned about this to contact the Société d'habitation du Québec.

Housing December 1st, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows full well, the pyrrhotite problem falls under provincial jurisdiction.

The Government of Quebec has launched a provincial program to provide financial support to owners who are struggling with pyrrhotite damage.

I encourage anyone affected by this issue to contact the Société d'habitation du Québec.

Telecommunications Industry November 6th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to hear that the member is particularly concerned, no less concerned than the Minister of Industry and the government.

Let me be absolutely clear, under no circumstances will our government take spectrum licences away from any local Internet service provider that is providing Internet service to rural Canadians. That is very clear and I hope the member appreciates that.

Co-operatives November 5th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge that member along with the member for Elgin—Middlesex—London for the strong work they have done over the years on co-operatives. I think that leadership was important.

As that member would know very well, for 100 years co-operatives have been a fundamental part of communities across the country in creating jobs and promoting growth.

Let me say with regard to our action plan that our government has launched a four-point action plan to support the growth and innovation of co-operatives across Canada. That is a review of Industry Canada's programs to identify obstructions that any co-operative would have. We think that is great news for co-operatives and we would like to celebrate them.