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  • Her favourite word is information.

Conservative MP for Delta—Richmond East (B.C.)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 54.20% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Taxpayers' Ombudsman January 26th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32 (2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, a document entitled “Taxpayers' Ombudsman Annual Report 2013-2014”.

Taxation December 11th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to say that just a few weeks ago in Toronto I launched a ministerial advisory committee on the underground economy to highlight all of our efforts that have been extremely successful in that area and our enhanced approach to the underground economy, which I also tabled in this House. We are taking that issue very seriously.

As far as the PBO is concerned, we are working with the PBO. There is an issue as to how much we can share with him. We are working on it.

Taxation December 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government has a very strong record of combatting international tax evasion and getting tough on tax cheats. From 2006 to March 31 of this year, the CRA audited over 8,600 international tax cases and identified over $5.6 billion in additional taxes that is being collected.

Moreover, economic action plan 2013 introduced a number of new measures dedicated to offshore compliance activities and invested $30 million over five years to support that implementation. We are doing—

Taxation December 2nd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as a direct result of measures recently announced by our government, four million families will receive an extra $1,100 a year on average. I can tell the House that additional day care expenses will be eligible for federal tax deductions.

While our government puts money back in the pockets of Canadian families, the NDP and the Liberals take it away.

Taxation December 1st, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we always work with our provincial and territorial partners on these matters. I can confirm that CRA officials are actively consulting with Revenue Quebec. Child care expenses are deductible.

I would point out that thanks to recent actions our government has taken, four million families will pocket an extra $1,100 a year on average.

Canada Revenue Agency November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to table, in both official languages, the Canada Revenue Agency's updated underground economy strategy entitled “Reducing Participation in the Underground Economy”.

Canada Revenue Agency November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I have said, we are proud of our record at the Canada Revenue Agency overall in the handling of sensitive taxpayer information. We understand that it is our number one priority, and we take it very seriously when a breach does occur.

On this particular matter, we have an internal investigation that I have directed. When we determine the outcome of that, we will take both remedial steps and disciplinary action.

Canada Revenue Agency November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, this breach of privacy is completely unacceptable. We are taking this situation very seriously. On my orders, the Canada Revenue Agency has begun an internal investigation into this breach of privacy and the agency's security protocols.

Following that internal investigation, as I have said, appropriate remedial steps will be taken, including disciplinary action. We are on top of this matter.

Canada Revenue Agency November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the member opposite has a flair for taking disparate things and trying to put them into one question.

Having said that, this privacy breach is very serious. We do take it seriously. We are very proud of our record at the CRA overall. We have 129 million pieces of correspondence every year. We deal with millions of taxpayers and their personal information.

On this particular matter, I have directed an internal investigation. We are taking steps.

Canada Revenue Agency November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, this privacy breach is completely unacceptable. I said that in the House before, and I say it again. We are taking it extremely seriously.

The Privacy Commissioner was notified of the breach, and at my direction, the CRA has launched an internal investigation into the breach, with a review of security protocols. Following that internal investigation, appropriate remedial steps will be taken, including disciplinary action.