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  • His favourite word is food.

Liberal MP for Guelph (Ontario)

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

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Didn't vote on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you all for taking the time to come up and speak today. If I don't necessarily get to you with a question, it doesn't mean ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, across the country, Canadians are reeling in the wake of Canada Post's five-point action plan to make it more difficult to get their mail, ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, when Corporal Mark Fuchko, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, phones the 1-800 number that the government replaced Veterans Affairs offices with, he cannot ...

Spoke in the House on Former Canadian Forces Members Act Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour for me to rise today to speak for the first time as the Liberal critic for veterans affairs. Over ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you all for coming today to speak to us. Mr. Forbes, in other language and based on an opinion that I have now arrived at ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, in the century since Robert Borden established our social covenant with brave Canadians who risk their lives in the service of our country, it ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I have been in this House since 2008. I have listened to the member for Malpeque, and there are very few people in this ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you, Mr. Chair. Sergeant Nielsen and Heather, we can sit around this table and certainly sympathize and offer our deepest gratitude, which we do, but ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Okay, well you can comment on that as well. Then there is an even greater gap or deficiency and breach of continuity when they leave the ...

Mentioned by Guelph Mercury Guelph MP Frank Valeriote named Veteran's Affairs critic for Liberals Guelph Mercury. By Mercury staff. GUELPH — Frank Valeriote has got a new job. Not only is he MP for Guelph, Deputy Whip for the Liberal caucus leadership and co-chair of the policy caucus, on Monday added Veteran's Affairs critic to his portfolio. "It is an ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, some have called the work done by Veterans Affairs a duty, a responsibility, a commitment, a social contract, or a sacred obligation. If it ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates 2014-15 Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I understand that the agreement was on votes 1 and 5, and I am asking if the ...

Spoke in the House on University of Guelph Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise today to recognize the 50th anniversary year of the University of Guelph. Founded in 1964, the U ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) Can I ask a question? The sale of goods is under provincial jurisdiction. I would support this bill—it's not an issue of whether I'd support it ...

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) Just for clarification, I understood that matters that might require the expenditure of money require royal recommendation. Again, I'm new to the committee and I have ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Agricultural and Agri-Food Products Supply Chain and Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates ... Recommendation number 4 speaks of an assessment for the effectiveness of the agency's activities related to its meat program; in our opinion, sir, that directly relates ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Agricultural and Agri-Food Products Supply Chain I'd like to thank you all for coming. I would like to follow up, Tina, on the first question that Pierre asked. That was about research ...

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Harper promises election law fix after robocalls report Harper reminded the House that the Liberals are so far the only party to face sanctions over 2011 robocalls, a reference to a CRTC penalty against Guelph MP Frank Valeriote's riding association for breaching telemarketing rules. Elections Canada is currently ...

Mentioned by Liberal.ca Reality Check: Budget 2013 and the Conservative Record on Skilled Workers ... Select an MP, Scott Andrews, Mauril Belanger, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, Gerry Byrne, Sean Casey, Denis Coderre, Irwin Cotler, Rodger Cuzner, Stéphane Dion, Kirsty Duncan, Wayne Easter, Mark Eyking, Judy Foote, Hedy Fry, Marc Garneau, Ralph ... Kevin Lamoureux, Dominic Leblanc, Lawrence MacAulay, John McCallum, David McGuinty, John McKay, Joyce Murray, Massimo Pacetti, Bob Rae, Geoff Regan, Francis Scarpaleggia, Judy Sgro, Scott Simms, Lise St-Denis, Justin Trudeau, Frank Valeriote ...

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Overhaul of Canada's election rules on the way Harper reminded the House that the Liberals are so far the only party to face sanctions over 2011 robocalls, a reference to a CRTC penalty against Guelph MP Frank Valeriote's riding association for breaching telemarketing rules. Elections Canada is currently ...

Mentioned by Wellington Advertiser Federal budget gets mixed reviews, but politicians laud gas tax plan Conservative MPs Michael Chong, of Wellington-Halton Hills, and Gary Schellenberger, of Perth-Wellington, spent much of March 23 talking up the budget, while Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote criticized a lot of what was contained in it, giving it low marks.

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Harper promises election law fix after robocalls report ... comprehensive reform,“ Harper said. Harper reminded the House that Liberal Party is so far the only one to face sanctions over 2011 robocalls, a reference to a CRTC penalty against MP Frank Valeriote's riding association for breaching telemarketing rules.

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)