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  • His favourite word is cfia.

Liberal MP for Guelph (Ontario)

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

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, last week, the minister tried to justify spending tens of millions of dollars more on advertisements and commemorations, instead of programs and services, by ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the petitions I am presenting to the House today are signed by my constituents in Guelph as well as by Canadians across the country. ...

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for her informative comments. She raised some questions in her previous answer about whether the government would do ...

Spoke in the House on Drug-Free Prisons Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor for his enlightening remarks. We have learned over the last number of years that the government likes ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, for Conservatives, $32 million to National Defence commemorating military history is a priority, while hiring additional mental health workers and acting on a backlog ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration continues to stand by his degrading comments about the loyalty of immigrants who arrived in Canada after 1977. ...

Spoke in the House on Ontario Election Mr. Speaker, it turns out that reports of the death of liberalism in Canada have been greatly exaggerated. Yesterday, Ontarians went to the polls and voted ...

Spoke in the House on Service Canada Mandate Expansion Act moved that Bill C-247, An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen or Canadian resident, be ...

Two months ago

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. ...

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) There have been a couple of successful challenges before the courts on minimum sentences. I'm not suggesting at all that there shouldn't be this kind of ...

More than three months 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 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 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 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 ...

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)