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Liberal MP for Guelph (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, petitioners in southwestern Ontario continue to ask this Parliament to impose a moratorium on the release of genetically modified alfalfa. The signatories on this ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, as I see it, this place is not unlike a boardroom where board members get to come together and ask questions of the operating ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Posted on Twitter ICYMI from @GuelphMercury: Vets aren't happy w/ gov't spending $4M more on ads instead of services. http://t.co/8TRYnfwG6x #cdnpoli

This week

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, in response to a question on the order paper, the Department of Justice revealed that the government has spent over half a million dollars ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, across the country, Canadians are disappointed with the government's decision to ignore the social covenant we hold with our Canadian Forces members and veterans. ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

Posted on Twitter Check out MM Robinson HS Percussion, the only CDN team competing in "Teams for Tarps". They need your support! Vote! http://t.co/PyXygtNDIt

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Lincoln Alexander Day Act Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to rise to speak to the designation of January 21 as Lincoln Alexander Day in memory of his myriad ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, Canadians in Guelph and across Canada are calling on the Government of Canada to require all producers and manufacturers to include potassium on the ...

Posted on Twitter To all in #Guelph and across Canada celebrating Rosh Hashanah, I wish you a happy and healthy new year. Shana tovah u'metukah!

Posted on Twitter w/ our #LPC #EI motion coming up for a vote tonight, I hope the #NDP and #CPC support our plan to help create jobs & growth #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Here's @JustinTrudeau’s in the @TorontoStar on our #EI plan that would actually help businesses create jobs http://t.co/v41QzbwpND #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from residents in and around Guelph calling on the Government of Canada to end trade in conflict minerals ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, the minister denied veterans were being abandoned, encouraging them to seek any professional help they needed, but the reality shows those are ...

Posted on Twitter Order paper questions are a great tool we use to hold the gov't to account http://t.co/Eq8O4FEzIl #lpc #cdnpoli

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. ...

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 ...

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)