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  • His favourite word is seek.

Conservative MP for Vancouver Island North (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 46.10% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Veterans Hiring Act November 25th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to say that I have about 8,000 or 9,000 veterans in my riding. I have CFB Comox in my riding. I deal with veterans' issues all the time.

The characterization that I heard from the opposition just now was that a billion dollars was returned this year or from last year. I am sorry, but that is a cumulative number. It is an average of 4% that is being unspent. We have to budget according to the fact that all of our statutory requirements will be taken up, so this is a normal way to budget, making sure that all of the funds are in place.

The mental health of our veterans is vital. I am working with people all of the time, as the member for the southern part of Vancouver Island is.

This should be characterized as the government's major, positive changes, as opposed to what I am hearing from the member. We are doing what we can, and I think that we have accomplished a lot. There is more to do. There will always be more to do. That is in the nature of a comment, rather than a question.

Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act November 21st, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would request consent to see the clock at 1:30 p.m.

Committees of the House November 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that you defer the vote until after government orders today.

Energy Safety and Security Act November 7th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would seek concurrence to see the clock at 1:30 p.m.

Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act October 28th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would seek consent to see the clock at 5:30 p.m.

Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act October 24th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, if you seek it, I think you will find unanimous consent to see the clock at 1:30.

Business of the House October 23rd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I think if you seek it you shall find unanimous consent for the following:

That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, for the purposes of Standing Order 28, the House shall be deemed to have sat on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, and that any recorded division deferred to that day be further deferred to Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

Business of Supply October 21st, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I request that we see the clock at 5:30 p.m.

Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve Act October 2nd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to say I am somewhat familiar with Nááts'ihch'oh, having been on site when we made the announcement some time ago.

Listening to the debate, I recognize that there is a complete misunderstanding about the level of community support and the things that are required in order to ensure that this park will be the jewel that it very much is. There was obviously a balance that had to be achieved. There were serious negotiations that involved first nations as well as the government of the territory.

These comments are made in a vacuum in this place, but is there an understanding based on actually being there? I do not recognize any of these comments as being valid.

Petitions October 2nd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, we are here to deliver petitions, not to make a speech talking about how the petition relates to some piece of legislation that might be before the House. That is absolutely inappropriate.