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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

Natural Resources June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we know very well the leader of the Liberal Party's and his party's deep hostility to Canada's energy sector.

Notwithstanding that, the reality is that when we do environmental assessments of these very important projects, what we do is we set up independent experts, scientific panels that examine the facts. This government has approved some projects, not approved others, and conditionally approved some, based on the findings of panels, based on the finding of fact.

We are examining that report. We will make a decision based on the facts and the expertise in the not too distant future.

Natural Resources June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, that is an interesting way for the Leader of the Opposition to cover his own tracks. We all know that the NDP is ideologically opposed to all development of resources, something the NDP has called a disease on the Canadian economy.

The process we have in our government, in terms of environmental evaluations, is we establish independent expert panels that follow a public and scientific process. We have received a report from that process. We will make a decision, obviously based on the facts, in the not too distant future.

Natural Resources June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we all know that the NDP is ideologically opposed to all development of resources.

However, in terms of environmental evaluations, our government establishes independent panels of experts, examines their findings and makes safe decisions for Canadians and for the environment, in the best interests of our country.

Justice June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, obviously, I categorically reject that. Before the leader of the NDP moves to yet another conspiracy theory, let me just outline the facts. There is no vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada at the present time, and there is no process under way to look for a replacement for an eventual vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada. I have said repeatedly that notwithstanding our disagreement with that decision, when it comes time to fill a vacancy, we will obviously respect the letter and spirit of the decision.

Justice June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, at this point in time, there are no vacancies at the Supreme Court of Canada, and there is no ongoing process to choose a replacement for a future vacancy.

As I have said many times, we will uphold the letter and the spirit of the Supreme Court's decision.

Justice June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we are not talking about the Supreme Court of Canada. This is about a judge who asked to be transferred to the Quebec Superior Court. That judge has an impressive record, and he has long been a lawyer in that province. I am sure that he will do a good job.

Citizenship and Immigration June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, obviously hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, where they are temporarily residing. I do not think it is an intention of those countries to resettle literally millions of Syrians in their countries. The Government of Canada will continue to assist Syrian refugees by bringing some to Canada and helping those who are sheltered around the world. I visited some in Jordan.

However, once again, none of this excuses the NDP from misusing public funds for partisan purposes.

Citizenship and Immigration June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I think I have answered the question.

Canada has been one of the biggest contributors to refugee assistance around the world. Once again, the real question that Canadians are asking is when the NDP is going to return the public money that it took completely illicitly to use on partisan mailings and partisan offices under the guise of parliamentary spending. The NDP knows, from top to bottom, that this was inappropriate, incorrect, and fraudulent. It should do the right thing and return the money.

Citizenship and Immigration June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I am rather surprised these days to hear the leader of the NDP saying someone else got hung up on answering some questions.

I believe it is over 1,000. In the meantime, in terms of helping Syrian refugees or any of the activities the Government of Canada is involved in, the leader of the NDP should return the improper funds that his party took on mailings and offices and make sure we can do good things for Canadians and for people around the world.

Public Works and Government Services June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the government commissioned an independent expert report on the available options.

The government has received that report. It will review the options and make a decision that is in the best interests of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces.