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  • His favourite word is police.

Conservative MP for Central Nova (Nova Scotia)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 56.80% of the vote.

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Didn't vote on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I would remind the hon. member that the underlying premise of this bill is to protect critical infrastructure. There are instances, of course, where ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-47 An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her very poignant question. Certainly this week our hearts and thoughts and minds are with the families of ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Peter MacKay's comments on Montreal massacre debated on Twitter The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKay Tuesday after MacKay said Canadians may never understand what occurred. Liberal MP Marc ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Peter MacKay's comments on Montreal massacre set off Twitter furor The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKay Tuesday after MacKay said Canadians may never understand what occurred. Liberal MP Marc ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Peter MacKay's comments on Montreal massacre spark Twitter furor The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKay Tuesday after MacKay said Canadians may never understand what occurred. Liberal MP Marc ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Polytechnique shooting remark sparks Peter MacKay, Tom Mulcair spat The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKay Tuesday after MacKay said Canadians may never understand what occurred. Liberal MP Marc ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, this is exactly what we are doing. We are investing specifically in aboriginal justice programs. We are working across many departments to ensure that ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Peter MacKay's comments on Montreal massacre spark Twitter furor The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKay Tuesday after MacKay said Canadians may never understand what occurred. Liberal MP Marc ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Peter MacKay's comments on Montreal massacre set off Twitter furor The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKay Tuesday after MacKay said Canadians may never understand what occurred. Liberal MP Marc ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, this week we remember the horrific events that took place in Montreal at École Polytechnique 25 years ago, and while we may never understand ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 2b under ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS SUPPORT SERVICE OF ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Colleagues, thank you for the opportunity to speak before you today. I am pleased to be this afternoon with this esteemed committee ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the bill is clearly about protecting Canadians, first and foremost from terrorist acts, which are extremely serious and prevalent in other parts of the ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, of course, we have always consulted our colleagues in Quebec's legal community and justice department. I have always talked with my colleagues in the ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I note that the opening has not actually occurred as yet, but the member, I repeat for the record, should know that we do ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, as the member knows, I am sure, there is shared jurisdiction with respect to prisons, but let us be frank: it was our government ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Thank you very much, Chair. Colleagues, I am pleased to appear before this committee today to talk about Bill C-32, which enacts the Canadian victims bill ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to ... Thank you very much, Chair. Colleagues, I am joined today by Donald Piragoff, senior assistant deputy minister at the Department of Justice, as well as Nathalie ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-36 An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Introduced legislation Government bill C-35 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals)

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, Vote 1 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Colleagues, I am delighted to be here with you this morning. I'm pleased to appear before this committee to answer your questions ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, colleagues. I am pleased to be joined by Justice Canada officials. We are here to answer questions with respect to Bill C-13. ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-32 An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke at the Justice committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Votes 5c and 20c under JUSTICE I'm pleased to appear before you once again, colleagues. I'm joined by Donald Piragoff, senior assistant deputy minister; deputy minister Bill Pentney; as well as Luc ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-26 An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Spoke at the Justice committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b, 35b and 50b under JUSTICE Thank you, Mr. Chair and colleagues. I'm pleased to be with you this morning to answer questions regarding the items in supplementary estimates (B). Mr. Chairman, ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder)

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 471 and 472 of Bill C-4, A second ... Yes. Thank you very much, colleagues, and Mr. Chair. I'm pleased to be here with Laurie Wright to speak to you about the declaratory provisions to ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-13 An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act