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  • His favourite word is guelph.

Liberal MP for Guelph (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 43.40% of the vote.

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, in June the veterans committee published a report in which every member agreed on immediate changes necessary to the new veterans charter, which the ...

Posted on Twitter ICYMI: Tories forcing vets to fight them in court for benefits; spending $700K on legal fees http://t.co/sxQP78fbQ7 #cdnpoli

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted No on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Posted on Twitter It's #BellLetsTalk day. Removing stigma around mental health involves all of us. A conversation can make all the difference #guelph #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on Alzheimer's Awareness Month January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a time to renew our efforts to be more attentive to and to better combat Alzheimer's disease, its stigma, and the ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, I welcome the Minister of Veterans Affairs to his new role. I am glad that the Prime Minister has finally recognized how poorly the ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government public relations, for each contract for the provision of photography services to the office of the Prime Minister, a minister, a Minister ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter My thoughts and prayers are with my friend @ArnoldChanMP as he fights (and beats) cancer http://t.co/MtUS625nvF #cdnpoli

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada How To Make Parliament More Family Friendly Frank Valeriote. Liberal MP for the riding of Guelph, is applauded by fellow MPs as he stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, March 12, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter "The substance of the message will not change". I talk w/ @l_stone about the #VAC shuffle http://t.co/iar7gkHkrk #cdnpoli

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter We owe a sacred duty to our #vets who deserve more than they are getting from the CPC. Pls share http://t.co/iMEhArJhrS #cdnpoli #lpc

Posted on Twitter We recess for a bit today, but still don't have answers from the Minister on what's happening at VAC http://t.co/GGgLQeXnwf #cdnpoli #vets

Spoke in the House on Government Contracts Mr. Speaker, while we believe the Conservatives should have long ago invested in mental health services for those who serve, they seem incapable of announcing money ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, at least 160 Canadians who bravely served this country died by suicide over the last decade. The current Conservative government was warned two years ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Thank you, Mr. Speaker. One would think his parliamentary secretary would have better answers for his failure on this file by now. Now that his deep ...

Spoke in the House on Motor Vehicle Safety Act Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to have the opportunity today to speak in support of Bill C-603, a bill to make side guards on heavy trucks ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca 'It can happen again': outgoing Liberal MP warns about robocalls as Michael ... Frank Valeriote, Liberal MP for the riding of Guelph, stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, March 12, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Guelph's Frank Valeriote won't run in 2015 federal election As other MPs gear up for the next federal election, Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote will not run again because, he says, he wants to spend more time with his children. Valeriote has held his seat for the last six years and serves as the deputy whip for the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Frank Valeriote: 'You can't be a part-time MP' As other MPs gear up for the next federal election, Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote will not run again because, he says, he wants to spend more time with his children. Valeriote has held his seat for the last six years and serves as the deputy whip for the ...

Mentioned by 680 News Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote won't run in next federal election OTTAWA – Liberal MP Frank Valeriote, whose southern Ontario riding was ground zero in the so-called robocalls affair, is calling it quits. Valeriote, 60, said he won't run in next year's federal election, but he will stay on until then as the MP for Guelph, Ont. “Representing the people of Guelph is a great privilege ... It is for that reason that while I will continue to represent Guelph as its member of Parliament until the next election is called, I will not be seeking re-election.” Valeriote won his seat in the 2008 federal election ...

Mentioned by Brandon Sun Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote won't run in next federal election OTTAWA - Liberal MP Frank Valeriote, whose southern Ontario riding was ground zero in the so-called robocalls affair, is calling it quits. Valeriote, 60, said he won't run in next year's federal election, but he will stay on until then as the MP for Guelph, Ont. "Representing the people of Guelph is a great privilege ... It is for that reason that while I will continue to represent Guelph as its member of Parliament until the next election is called, I will not be seeking re-election." Valeriote won his seat in the 2008 federal election ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-247, An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in ... Thank you, Mr. Cuzner. I want to thank Ms. Gray, Mr. Thorsteinson, and Ms. Williams for your presentations. You've highlighted the three real benefits of this ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will refresh our memory about the conversation moments earlier with Ms. May, me, and others around the table, with respect to ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-247, An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in ... Thank you so much, Mr. Chair. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you. Colleagues, before you today is my private member's Bill C-247, an act ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing ... You'll catch on. I spent very little time—five days—in the program that allowed me to join the forces out in Edmonton, and then five days in ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Professor, for coming before us, and thank you to all of the witnesses. There is concern, and it has partly been addressed by Mr. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) I think as well there's probably some sufficient difference between the actual wording—and I know where you're coming from—of the motion of which you speak and ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter and Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ... Thank you, Minister Fantino and Ms. Chaput, for coming before the committee today. Minister, you mentioned recession in your speech. This is merely an opinion on ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) I'm just curious. You know how many bills, not unlike this one, come before us to designate a day to honour a specific person or cause. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-379 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (visual recording of persons in their residence)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-247 An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen or Canadian resident

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-622 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and respecting the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations (emissions labelling for newly manufactured vehicles)