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  • His favourite word is tax.

Conservative MP for New Brunswick Southwest (New Brunswick)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 56.60% of the vote.

A week ago

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 Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities I'm going to come back to you. I have a few questions for Ms. Guimond from Western Economic Diversification. Could you talk to me a little ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Communications Security Establishment Canada intelligence-gathering policies and practices and Supplementary Estimates (C) ... Thank you, Chair. Just as a point of note, while I take the privacy concerns of Canadians extremely seriously and think it's vital that we remain ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thanks. No problem. I hope that helps. I do want to caution that when we talk about funding, the funding doesn't come from FedNor. It doesn't ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Care of Ill and Injured Canadian Armed Forces Members Thank you, Mr. Chair. Colonel Blais, thank you for being here today. I'd like to go back to something that Mr. Harris was talking about. It's ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you to the witnesses for being here today. Your testimony has been very interesting, and very informative as well. In fact, you've covered a number ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thanks to all the witnesses appearing here today. My questions are for Mr. Tremblay and Mr. Therrien. You spoke at length about ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, unlike the leader of the third party, our Conservative government knows that budgets do not balance themselves. Waiting for someone else to make the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Very good. Thank you. Professor Sloan, your comments seemed to be a little more.... If we heard “macro” comments from Professor Lagassé, I'd characterize yours as ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you. This may be for everyone. It is actually not resonant with my questioning, but you just opened up the subject of internship. Do you ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Protecting Taxpayers and Revoking Pensions of Convicted Politicians Act Mr. Speaker, there are a couple of points I would like to make in concluding this second hour of debate. I appreciate some of the comments ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I present a petition from my constituents on the changes that are happening at Canada Post. I, of course, have made my own views ...

Mentioned by Canada.com Tory MP attacks Justin Trudeau's 'pot plan' in flyer sent to constituents The drug policy debate is rarely free of hyperbole and oversimplification, but a flyer sent by Conservative MP John Williamson has managed to set a new standard. In a mailer sent out to his New Brunswick Southwest riding, Williamson asks voters to consider ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Conservative MP John Williamson attacks Justin Trudeau's 'pot plan' New Brunswick Southwest MP John Williamson has sent a flyer to constituents asking for their reaction to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's so-called "pot plan." The survey, titled "Liberals plan to sell marijuana in N.B. stores," asks constituents to select whether ...

Spoke in the House on Legalization of Marijuana Mr. Speaker, this morning the Liberal justice critic told CBC Radio that a survey I sent to my constituents is fearmongering, because it reported the outcome ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Conservative MP Williamson Attacks Trudeau's 'Pot Plan' New Brunswick Southwest MP John Williamson has sent a flyer to constituents asking for their reaction to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's so-called "pot plan." The survey, titled "Liberals plan to sell marijuana in N.B. stores," asks constituents to select whether ...

Mentioned by Sun News Network Tory MP's flyer fills in the blanks about Trudeau's pot policy OTTAWA - The Tories are trying to smoke out some details about Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana if his party forms government. Conservative MP John Williamson has sent constituents in his New Brunswick riding a flyer that ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Conservative MP Williamson attacks Trudeau's 'pot plan' New Brunswick Southwest MP John Williamson has sent a flyer to constituents asking for their reaction to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's so-called "pot plan." The survey, titled "Liberals plan to sell marijuana in N.B. stores," asks constituents to select whether ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Senate by phonebook? One Conservative thinks so John Williamson, an outspoken MP from New Brunswick who has proposed a private member's bill that would strip convicted MPs and senators of their pensions, said Trudeau's proposal to have a non-partisan committee appoint Senators is a mere public ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Protecting Taxpayers and Revoking Pensions of Convicted Politicians Act moved that Bill C-518, an act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act (withdrawal allowance), be read the second time and referred to a ...

Spoke in the House on Sealing Industry Mr. Speaker, there appears to be some confusion in the Liberal ranks. This week, the member for Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte wrote in a Newfoundland newspaper that ...

Spoke in the House on The Economy Mr. Speaker, when it comes to economic stewardship, our government is leading the world. We have witnessed the creation of over one million net new jobs, ...

Spoke in the House on CBC and Public Service Disclosure and Transparency Act Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak on the bill and its amendments. I have to say that from my vantage point, it is interesting to see ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-519 An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (motor vehicle fuel)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-518 An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act (withdrawal allowance)