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Liberal MP for Guelph (Ontario)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter #CPC knew #AG report was scathing, so they announced $ for vets - just didn't tell them it's over 50 yrs http://t.co/NfSyaJmvUl #cdnpoli

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, when the Auditor General reported the government's failure to provide the mental health services that our veterans needed, the minister was out of the ...

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted No on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General's report shows the government is failing to provide the mental health services our veterans need and deserve. Refusing to provide timely ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Hiring Act Mr. Speaker, one of the most substantial efforts we can make on behalf of our veterans is to help them find a career when they are ...

Voted No on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Posted on Twitter The #AG 's report shows the #CPC are failing to provide the mental health services our #vets need & deserve http://t.co/RCVx2Ayk6z #cdnpoli

This week

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, last week, the parliamentary secretary admitted that Veterans Affairs sent $1.13 billion back to the treasury, instead of spending it on veterans. This weekend, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

Posted on Twitter RT @CPAC_TV: PrimeTime Politics (8et): MPs on veterans (@TedOpitz @danharrisndp @FrankValeriote) + @bechardmel @IvisonJ @jbellava

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Hockey Hall of Fame Mr. Speaker, on frozen ponds and backyard rinks, thousands of young Canadians across the country grow up dreaming of their name on the back of an ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, since 2006 the current government government has deprived veterans of $1.13 billion, all in the name of concocting a surplus and spending $750 million ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives robbed our brave veterans when they cut over $1 billion instead of funding vital programs and services. They spent $750 million in ...

Posted on Twitter Since 2006, #CPC have deprived our #vets of $1.1 billion in budgeted $ while spending $750million on ads http://t.co/cZXz1MQlzJ #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter $1.1B meant for #veterans returned to federal treasury, critics say http://t.co/jPOjzS8hbF #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present this petition on behalf of some of the many Canadians who point out that not only does Canada have a ...

Posted on Twitter Curious about how the #TransparencyAct will raise the bar on openness in gov't? Check out this video: http://t.co/4gOTccrIjS #cdnpoli

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by www.insideottawavalley.com/ Guelph Liberal MP won't seek re-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 Mountain View Gazette 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.

Mentioned by Westman Journal 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 ...

A month ago

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. ...

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) 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 ...

More than three 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. ...

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)