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  • His favourite word is jobs.

Conservative MP for Essex (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 48.10% of the vote.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the intervention of the member for Burlington in explaining the process of allocating days with respect to debate and how that is ...

Voted Yes on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... First of all, Mr. Chair, I know you mentioned the Western Grain Elevator Association. For clarity, if I recall the testimony, I believe Mr. Sobkowich suggested ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, the minister is doing no such thing. The member should know that Canada Post is an independent arm's-length crown corporation. It is responsible for ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, the member actually was not at the committee yesterday, but let me say what is happening here. We have not only made these rules ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Transport committee on Review of the Canadian Transportation Safety Regime: Transportation of Dangerous Goods and ... Maybe I should rephrase. Does it help us understand the situation of rail safety in Canada, particularly the transportation of dangerous goods, or is it prejudicial ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Before I get to any questions, it's probably appropriate to take a step back for a second. The government's approach with respect to what is happening ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the ... Of course, as a member of the transport committee, I remember your interventions there. I'm now the parliamentary secretary for transport, so I'm able to sit ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Review of the Canadian Transportation Safety Regime: Transportation of Dangerous Goods and ... I appreciate that. I'm actually writing down what the interpreters were just saying because that latter point was an important one about—if I understood correctly—victims being ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Innovation and Competitiveness and Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada ... Thank you to our ministers for appearing today. With respect to the idea of penalties, I presume, Mr. Chair, not only are the complaints from shippers ...

Spoke in the House on Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act Mr. Speaker, I of course expect to be participating at committee and hearing from witnesses next week when this legislation gets to committee. It is important ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Transport committee on Review of the Canadian Transportation Safety Regime: Transportation of Dangerous Goods and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to our witnesses for being here today. Of course the purpose of our hearings is to conduct a review—a study, ...

Spoke in the House on Essex Mr. Speaker, this past year Essex has witnessed the passing of an important generation of farm, family and community leaders: men like Eugene Whelan, Tony Unholzer, ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADA POST CORPORATION, Vote 1 under ... Thank you to the minister for being here. You know the program is a good one when the opposition have to go to great lengths to ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, I am sure the member did not pay for a ticket on the rail service. Our government supports a passenger rail network that meets ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, as the member will know, the Port of Quebec is an arm's-length organization, and as such is responsible for its own operational decisions. I ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Post Mr. Speaker, as a crown corporation that operates at arm's length from the government, Canada Post is responsible for its own operations. Canada Post's mandate is ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) MP Jeff Watson denounces U of W boycott controversy as 'misguided and hateful' The University of Windsor Students' Alliance has aligned itself with a “misguided and hateful” movement by joining a boycott against Israel, says MP Jeff Watson. The Essex member of parliament raised the subject in the House of Commons on Monday ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) Henderson: Jeff Watson stands his ground With four consecutive wins under his belt and his 10th anniversary in office coming in June, Jeff Watson can call himself the billion-dollar MP, the most successful federal representative this region has ever had — at least when it comes to hauling home loot ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Elections Canada drops case against Essex MP Jeff Watson Elections Canada has dropped its case against Essex Conservative MP Jeff Watson. The agency had alleged Watson overspent by almost $11,000 during his 2011 campaign. However, Elections Canada dropped the case. It's been concluded as ...

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) Jeff Watson's hospitality expenses in top range for MPs Essex MP Jeff Watson's hospitality expenses over a one-year period were above average among members of Parliament, says a federal report. According to the annual House of Commons members' expenditures report released Monday, Watson spent ...

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) New role for Jeff Watson: Parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Transport Prime Minister Stephen Harper has given Jeff Watson, the Conservative member of Parliament for Essex, new responsibilities as the parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport. Watson was named by Harper on Thursday as he announced a new list of ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Unifor plans rally outside Essex MP Jeff Watson's office Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain Conservative MP Jeff Watson. Members of Canada's largest private sector union are taking the fight to Essex MP Jeff Watson's turf Thursday to protest what they see as an “autocratic” government. Workers from Unifor local ...