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Conservative MP for Kitchener Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 42.40% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter "Recognition of the inherent dignity&inalienable rts of every member of human family is foundn for freedom, justice&peace."(UnivDeclnofHRts)

Posted on Twitter It was an interesting Twitter Day yesterday, yielding sociological insight,but due to press of events I will reserve more comment for later.

Posted on Twitter My thanks to all who engaged respectfully with me on twitter yesterday, & my apologies to those who continued after I went to bed last eve.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter "There's no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist." (Mark Twain)

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter "Iraq needs a government that is fair-minded &respects the many ethnic minorities w/in its borders"(JTrudeau's response to ISIL atrocities)

Posted on Twitter Some people believe nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.(Mark Twain, paraphrased)

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Conservatives send mixed signals on doctor-assisted death deadline But Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth insisted that Parliament needs to invoke the rarely used and powerful notwithstanding clause in order to give this Parliament and the next that will convene after the election enough time to draft a strong bill.

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Tory MPs want more time to consider law on doctor-assisted death OTTAWA – Some Conservative backbenchers want more time to ponder the issue of doctor-assisted dying than the 12 months allotted by the Supreme Court. And at least one – Kitchener, Ont., MP Stephen Woodworth – says the government should use the ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Assisted Suicide Law Can't Be Crafted In 12 Months, Say Tory MPs OTTAWA - Some Conservative backbenchers want more time to ponder the issue of doctor-assisted dying than the 12 months allotted by the Supreme Court. And at least one — Kitchener, Ont., MP Stephen Woodworth — says the government should use the ...

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Mentioned by Guelph Mercury Tory MPs want more time on assisted-death MP Stephen Woodworth says the government should use the controversial notwithstanding clause to override the what he termed the court's "incorrect and unwise time limit" the Supreme Court set on the issue of assisted suicide. Woodworth holds a press ...

Mentioned by CityNews No way to craft new law on doctor assisted death in 12 months: Tory MPs And at least one — Kitchener, Ont., MP Stephen Woodworth — says the government should use the controversial notwithstanding clause to override the court-ordered “incorrect and unwise time limit.” The backbenchers argue the issue is too complex and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Climate Change Accountability Act Mr. Speaker, I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this debate today. I do appreciate the efforts of the hon. member in presenting Bill ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Guelph Mercury Kitchener startup MappedIn to expand applications and workforce The funding was announced by Cambridge MP Gary Goodyear, the minister of state for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Stephen Woodworth, MP for Kitchener Centre. The government funding of $600,000 should help ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, I know that the opposition, particularly the Leader of the Opposition, finds that it now wants to be best friends to small business. I ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Chapter 2, Support for Combatting Transnational Crime, of the Fall 2014 Report ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I welcome our witnesses. Welcome to all the witnesses here today on this very important and timely issue, considering the ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I think it is on the record and absolutely beyond dispute that, since the current Prime Minister took office, he has met with his ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of numerous residents of my riding and surrounding areas who are asking the Government of Canada and the House ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from constituents of my riding and surrounding areas who are concerned about the role of small family farmers ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Chapter 6, Transfer Payments Programs — Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll just return, again, to the historical approach that I began earlier. To recap, we picked up on the fact that there ...

Spoke in the House on Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) Mr. Speaker, it is really with a great deal of disbelief that I listened to the members opposite complaining about how there is inadequate time to ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, under the Conservative government's family tax cut, every family with children will have more money to spend on their priorities as a family. The ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from Canadians from the Langley, British Columbia, area who are concerned about the fact that the use of ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Fall 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada Thank you. Mr. Chair, I will be asking that the document I prepared with that background verification and the figures, apart from the percentage calculations that ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 1b under CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY, votes ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to welcome all the witnesses and thank them for joining us. I have some questions for Mr. Latourelle, but ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials I want to thank our colleague Monsieur Choquette for arranging things so that this motion would be introduced pretty much at the tail end of the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (Nááts’ihch’oh ... Thank you, witnesses, not only for being here today, but also for your long and determined involvement in this process. It's so good to hear the ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Public Accounts of Canada 2014 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. My thanks to the witnesses. It's always fascinating information to delve into. I appreciate your expertise all around. I'd like ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park and Order ... Mr. Chair, I feel that I should put on the record that there was considerable difference of opinion between the witnesses regarding whether the notion of ...