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Conservative MP for Niagara Falls (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.30% of the vote.

Today

Voted Yes on Vote #248 That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a study on the subject ...

Voted Yes on Vote #247 That the motion be amended by replacing the words “education and social programs” with the words “education programs, ...

Voted No on Vote #246 on Bill C-584 Respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #245 on Bill C-41 Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea

Voted Yes on Vote #244 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Wednesday, ...

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, they get respect and admiration every day from this government. No government has done a better job of sticking up for all these issues, ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, as we indicated before, our armed forces have obtained full diplomatic status. They are there at the request of Iraq. They are providing strategic ...

This week

Spoke in the House on National Defence As I have indicated, Mr. Speaker, this government has been very forthcoming. Again, we have invited the hon. member and her party, on their oppositions days, ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Today Gary Schellenberger, Harold Albrecht and I welcomed German President Joachim Gauck to Canada. #cdnpoli http://t.co/2aNZucomH8

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has it wrong. Members from all parties routinely visit bases outside their home, whether it is with a parliamentary committee to ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not released until they are fully prepared. Every possible accommodation is made to ensure that soldiers are ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is nice to see the NDP embracing the Liberals' decade of darkness. It does not come as much of a surprise. As we ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to everyone who participated in today's @CanadaArmyRun! #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Celebrating a century of service by Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. http://t.co/1gBOTSL2cj

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, every element of the fleet is undergoing upgrades to make sure that the Royal Canadian Navy has the capability it is going to need ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Rob Nicholson's office claims VCDS behind decision preventing MPs from ... Defence Minister Rob Nicholson's office says the base-visit policy was created by the military itself, applies to MPs from all parties and is designed to “ensure the resources of the Canadian Armed Forces are used effectively.” But opposition ... “And the response back was that only the local member of Parliament would have consent to visit the base.” ... Quinney said that “indicates that members of Parliament are not permitted to visit bases unless they are the responsible MP for the base they are requesting to visit.”.

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, we respect the urgency. From day one this government started to make this and all issues related to our military men and women a ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Government accused of unfairly barring MPs from military bases Defence Minister Rob Nicholson's office says the base-visit policy was created by the military itself, applies to MPs from all parties and is designed to “ensure the resources of the Canadian Armed Forces are used effectively.” But opposition ... “And the response back was that only the local member of Parliament would have consent to visit the base.” ... Quinney said that “indicates that members of Parliament are not permitted to visit bases unless they are the responsible MP for the base they are requesting to visit.”.

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter HMCS Regina’s deployments demonstrate our commitment to international peace and security no matter the task at hand. http://t.co/LUrYluSYtb

Mentioned by London Free Press Canada clueless on Iraq NDP MP Jack Harris asked Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson. No real answer. And no wonder. What do we want to accomplish? You'll get a different answer from everyone. Foreign affairs minister John Baird said it ...

Mentioned by Owen Sound Sun Times Canada clueless on Iraq NDP MP Jack Harris asked Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson. No real answer. And no wonder. What do we want to accomplish? You'll get a different answer from everyone. Foreign affairs minister John Baird said it ...

Posted on Twitter Incredibly moving to be at the Cheyenne Mountain facility to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept 11 terror attacks. http://t.co/Wguz9QTNUW

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter My statement on World Suicide Prevention Day: http://t.co/QkDg1jAAdN

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chair, honourable members, I want to thank you for the invitation to appear before your committee today. I also ...

Mentioned by Calgary Sun Canada clueless on Iraq NDP MP Jack Harris asked Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson. No real answer. And no wonder. What do we want to accomplish? You'll get a different answer from everyone. Foreign affairs minister John Baird said it ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Niagara Falls Review Feds committed to border improvements: Nicholson The federal government has, and will continue to, invest in Niagara's international border crossings to improve the flow of traffic between Canada and the United States, says Niagara Falls MP Rob Nicholson. "Those bridges, this border, has to work," Canada's ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT, Vote 1 under ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and members of the committee. I'm pleased to be here today to discuss National Defence's main estimates for this fiscal ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Communications Security Establishment Canada intelligence-gathering policies and practices and Supplementary Estimates (C) ... Thank you very much. I'm here today as was just pointed out to discuss supplementary estimates (C), but first I would like to address a story ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b, 20b and 25 b under ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I'm here today, of course, to discuss the supplementary estimates (B) for the year 2013-14. This is, as you may ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National ... Thank you very much. I'm pleased to be with Julie Besner and Carole Morency, whom you have probably met or known over the years, who have ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2013-14: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 ... Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'm pleased to appear before the members of the committee to answer questions regarding the main estimates in areas that fall under ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code Thank you very much. I'm pleased to be joined by Karen Audcent and Don Piragoff, both from the Department of Justice. They'll be glad to answer ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-55 An Act to amend the Criminal Code

Introduced legislation Government bill C-54 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder)

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code Thank you very much. I'm very pleased to be joined by Mr. Greg Koster and Mr. Don Piragoff from the Department of Justice. I'd like to ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-53 An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne

Introduced legislation Government bill C-37 An Act to amend the Criminal Code

Introduced legislation Government bill C-36 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elder abuse)

Introduced legislation Government bill C-32 An Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act

Introduced legislation Government bill C-26 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons)