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Conservative MP for Langley (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 64.50% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Petitions April 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from constituents who are very concerned that there is discrimination against girls occurring through sex selection.

The petitioners are calling upon Parliament to condemn that.

Petitions April 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present two petitions.

The first petition is from Families for Justice, saying that the current impaired driving laws are much too lenient.

The petitioners are calling for new mandatory minimum sentencing for people who have been convicted of impaired driving causing death.

Petitions April 9th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present this petition, representing thousands of British Columbians.

The petition highlights that 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius was killed by a drunk driver. A group of people who have lost loved ones to impaired driving, called Families for Justice, believes that the current impaired driving laws are much too lenient.

They are calling for new mandatory minimum sentencing for people who have been convicted of impaired driving causing death.

Petitions April 4th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the second petition highlights that there are over 200 million missing girls in the world right now due to sex selection.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada vehemently opposes sex selection, as do 92% of Canadians. The petitioners are calling on Parliament to condemn the practice of discriminating against girls through sex selection.

Petitions April 4th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present two petitions.

The first recognizes and honours the death of 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius, who was killed by a drunk driver. A group of people who have also lost loved ones due to impaired drivers, called the Families for Justice, says that the current impaired driving laws are too lenient. The petitioners would like to see new mandatory minimum sentencing for people who have been convicted of impaired driving causing death.

Justice April 4th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, my constituents are increasingly concerned about what they see as an imbalance in Canada's justice system. There are far too many examples of offenders receiving light sentences and of victims being ignored.

Yesterday the Prime Minister introduced the Canadian victims bill of rights. This historic legislation came as a result of an extensive consultation process. Could the Minister of Justice please inform this House about who was consulted and what he heard that led to these important and much-needed reforms?

Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 April 4th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as my colleague knows, under a former Liberal government, health and social transfer payments were dramatically cut to the point where it really affected youth training and post-secondary education. I am very proud that this government is focusing on jobs and connecting and helping to train our youth through universities and also through trade schools and the Red Seal program. The government has created more than one million net new jobs since the depth of the recession.

Yesterday, we heard there were more than 42,000 new jobs last month; so we are on track. Things are fragile, but we are on track.

What does the hon. member think about focusing on youth and helping them through the creation of the Canada apprenticeship loan to help our youths who are going to post-secondary and trade schools? What does he think about that?

Petitions March 28th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the second petition highlights that over 200 million girls have been lost through sex selective pregnancy termination, creating a global gender imbalance and causing girls to be trafficked into prostitution.

Petitioners are calling upon Parliament to condemn this worst form of discrimination against females.

Petitions March 28th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present two petitions today. The first petition represents thousands of Canadians. It highlights that 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius was killed by a drunk driver. A group of people who have also lost loved ones to impaired drivers, called “Families For Justice”, believes that the current impaired driving laws are too lenient. They are calling for new mandatory minimum sentences for people who have been convicted of impaired driving causing death.

Offshore Health and Safety Act March 27th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to my friend across the way.

I have a couple of questions for him. First, has he ever heard of Vince Ready? If so, how did he get involved with the dispute at the port?

Also, it appears that the NDP is promoting Kijiji. Do any of the New Democrats have any actual interests in there, and did they use Kijiji for the renting of facilities to promote the NDP in ridings that it does not hold?