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Conservative MP for Oak Ridges—Markham (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 51.10% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy Labour Day thank you to all who helped build stronger, safer, Canada. May not always agree, that's part of what makes Canada great.

Posted on Twitter #IamConservative because I will spend portion of the day explaining to my kids importance of Labour Day and how unions helped build Canada.

Posted on Twitter #IamConservative because I don't wax-poetic about change then provide no policy,I work towards solutions give reasons and fight for it.

Posted on Twitter #IamConservative because I have never been ashamed to wear the maple leaf with pride even if I did not support the government of the day.

Posted on Twitter #IamConservative because I don't wax-poetic about peace in middle east, want peace work for it but support right of Israel to defend itself.

Posted on Twitter #IamConservative I don't wax-poetic about admiration for communist dictatorships. I admire freedom, democracy and all that Canada represents

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com At least $1M to dismantle, store Stouffville elevator Whitchurch-Stouffville council wants Metrolinx – as a last resort – to enact its commitment made to Oak Ridges-Markham MP Paul Calandra to dismantle, catalogue, pack and transport the downtown Stouffville grain elevator to an interim storage location.

A month ago

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com Home News Stouffville elevator could have new home in... If the ultimate decision by the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville council and Metrolinx is to demolish the downtown Stouffville grain elevator, Oak Ridges-Markham MP Paul Calandra will step in to have it taken down, stored and re-assembled in Rouge Park.

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com NHLers, alumni skating in Stouffville MP's 4th charity game Hosted by Oak Ridges-Markham MP Paul Calandra, proceeds from this year's event will go to Markham Stouffville Hospital and Stouffville Markham Girls HockeyDe Association. Among those scheduled to appear include: Stephen Weiss, a Stouffville resident ...

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com Stouffville, GO, MP at odds over elevator Paul Calandra, MP for Oak Ridges-Markham and a Stouffville resident, suggests the municipality use its nearly $1.1 million in federal gas tax money to protect it. There's only one problem. The municipality doesn't own the grain elevator, Metrolinx does.

Two months ago

Mentioned by YorkRegion.com No praise for Tories I read with interest the letter from Ms King of Gormley expressing the efforts of Oak Ridges-Markham MP Paul Calandra and his staff in putting a proposal together in a very short deadline. It seems as though a member or members of his staff were pulling an all ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, the extraordinary member for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale is such a hard-working member. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is at the Pacific Alliance meetings in Mexico where ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge Park Mr. Speaker, in the 1970s, the Trudeau Liberal government seized thousands of hectares of class 1 farmland from farmers in my riding. I am pleased to ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen THE GARGOYLE – Briefing on national park turns ugly in end of session silliness The combatants in the exchange were the Prime Minsiter's parliamentary secretary Paul Calandra, MP for Oak Ridges—Markham, and Liberal MP John McKay who represents the neighbouring riding of Scarborough – Guildwood . Behind closed doors of a ...

Spoke in the House on Lobbying Mr. Speaker, as I just mentioned, it was this government that brought in the Federal Accountability Act to remove the influence of big money and big ...

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Member for Oak Ridges—Markham Mr. Speaker, when this session started, I had the opportunity to inform the House about my two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Olivia. As yesterday was Father's ...

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, a former senior Liberal cabinet minister and member of Parliament, and mayor of London, Ontario, Joe Fontana, has been found guilty of several serious ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, of course nothing could be further from the truth. As members know, Elections Canada investigated the false allegations by both opposition parties that they ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, we are very proud of the fact that the summer season is upon us. Across Canada, people will be celebrating. It is a great ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact That's a very good idea, and it's obviously something we might even consider in our report. I appreciate it. I just want to go, again, more ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, of course, nothing could be further from the truth. What Elections Canada found was that, after listening to two years' worth of false allegations ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact and Certificate of ... I'll be very brief. I don't know if we want to release the witness, Mr. Chair. I'm not sure how long we'll be doing this. It's ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact I hear what you're saying, but it strikes me as a business that is just finding every excuse not to provide people with the information that ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-520, An Act supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament Definitely, Madam Chair. As I said, I can understand the frustration and the anger that the NDP must feel today in light of the fact that ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Bill C-520, An Act supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament I'll read it slower for the member. “electoral candidate” has the same meaning as “candidate” in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Elections Act. “electoral district association ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF LOBBYING, ... I thank the member for bringing the motion forward. I know that as part of our identity theft study that we're undertaking right now we'll be ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact The witnesses are here to talk about identity theft. They are not here specifically to talk about the report so they wouldn't be prepared in any ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-483, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and I thank my colleagues for the indulgence. Ms. Hancox, I remember your husband. He was a really remarkable guy. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-638 An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for the Purchase and Sale of Second-hand Precious Metal Articles