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Conservative MP for Calgary Southwest (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 75.10% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Champlain Bridge September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I said earlier, there is a contracting process for the construction of this new bridge. It will be an important asset for the greater Montreal area. I am very pleased to see that all aspects of this bridge are being studied.

Employment Insurance September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to quote the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which said: “This announcement is fantastic news for Canada’s entrepreneurs and their employees, and as such, can only be a positive for the Canadian economy.”

This organization, which helps Canada's small and medium-sized businesses, welcomed this announcement and completely rejects the hikes to EI premiums proposed by the Liberal Party.

Employment Insurance September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, let me read what the Canadian Federation of Independent Business actually said:

This announcement is fantastic news for Canada’s entrepreneurs and their employees, and as such, can only be a positive for the Canadian economy.

Furthermore, the CFIB said this about the bizarre accusation made by the Liberal leader:

—a small business owner doesn’t have time to research the eligibility requirements and then carefully manage their payroll to receive a few hundred dollars over two years.

The CFIB is strongly supportive of what we are doing and strongly opposed to the premium hikes proposed by the Liberal Party.

Employment Insurance September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the leader of the Liberal Party tried to argue that the Canadian Federation of Independent Business supported this bizarre interpretation of the tax cuts recently announced by the Minister of Finance. The CFIB said that this was not the case.

However, that is not the only thing that the Liberal Party said yesterday. The Liberal Party's leader said that the Liberal Party would reverse income splitting. I would point out that income splitting has been of great benefit for the pensioners of our country. We strongly support it and we will fight anybody who wants to take that away.

Champlain Bridge September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we are in the midst of a contract process. I am encouraged to see that studies have been done in every area associated with this bridge.

I would like to once again congratulate the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs for the great work he has done on this new bridge, which is a wonderful asset for the greater Montreal area.

Ethics September 16th, 2014

Once again, Mr. Speaker, the lesson is if we live in a glass house, we should not throw stones.

The RCMP concluded no such thing, but as an increasing number of investigators will conclude, the leader of the NDP and many people of his party have themselves misused public funds. He will have to ask why he is not firing himself.

Ethics September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, if we read the investigator's report, there is absolutely no reason to suggest that I would do that.

What I would say for the leader of the NDP, if anyone were to ask me about the inappropriate use of public funds, I would certainly suggest him as an expert witness.

Foreign Affairs September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I said yesterday, the government's position on that over the past eight years has been very consistent.

However, I would point out that when the Leader of the Opposition makes the comparison between what the United States is doing today and what the United States did in 2003, there is no comparison.

President Obama was very opposed to the 2003 war. Obviously today he is launching a counterterrorism operation, not simply because millions of people in that region are in danger, but because there are very real threats that present themselves to all countries, including both the United States and Canada.

We are very fortunate that we have men and women in uniform who are prepared to undertake these missions to protect us.

Foreign Affairs September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I checked with the Chief of the Defence Staff, and the number of soldiers we are in the process of deploying is 69.

Natural Resources September 15th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, it would take an amazing leap of logic for anybody in Alberta to think the NDP is going to trust their resources to them.

Our foreign investment protection acts are subject to the Investment Canada Act, and obviously, in the case we have before us, this is an agreement we have reached with the government of China that is widely and strongly supported by Canadian investors, because they need these protections, and we are making sure that our exporters and investors have legal protections in this market.