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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.

This week

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I and others in this room are co-chairs of the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care, and we understand the absolute value of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Posted on Twitter CPC never listens to what others have to say MT @OttawaCitizen: VAC drops survey of vets' satisfaction rates http://t.co/l1cZEUI8Ef #Cdnpoli

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It was the Liberals' intention to vote yes, and unfortunately we moved from the yes to the ...

Posted on Twitter Happy 50th National Flag Day! #Myflag gives me so much pride in this great country #guelph #cdnpoli

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter As Canadians, we have the freedom to disagree politically & not have our patriotism questioned. Please watch http://t.co/3FaNuub1lQ #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, the Liberals agree to apply the vote and shall be voting yea.

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Veterans Ombudsman has said that he is “...disappointed that the update provides no details on how the substantive deficiencies with the New Veterans ...

Spoke in the House on Congressional Gold Medal Mr. Speaker, against tremendous odds, a unique group of Canadians and Americans were called upon to perform some of the most difficult tasks of the Second ...

Posted on Twitter Tories are ignoring criticism from .@VetsOmbudsman and .@RCL_DC on lack of action on #vets recommendations http://t.co/6zCRazUymE #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Watch .@rickmercer get it right on #vets. They shouldn't have to fight the gov't for benefits after fighting for CDNs http://t.co/bQLS0cz6yU

A month 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

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 ...

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.

More than 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. ...

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)