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  • His favourite word is terrorism.

Conservative MP for Lévis—Bellechasse (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 43.90% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, first, we have the greatest respect for aboriginal peoples. We respect the rights of all Canadians. Nonetheless, we also have a responsibility to oppose ...

Spoke in the House on Correctional Service Canada Mr. Speaker, first of all, I will make one correction. With our effective policies, the inmate population in our penitentiaries is declining and we have seen ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, why do the New Democrats want to stop our intelligence officers from shutting down websites that post hate propaganda, preventing high-risk travellers from boarding ...

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

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, Canadians deserve better than an opposition leader who attacks the credibility of those who are there to protect us. Let us face reality. For ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, we have increased the budget for intelligence services and the RCMP seven times, despite a lack of support from the opposition. It is important ...

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

Posted on Twitter It's #PinkShirtDay, day to raise awareness about the issue of bullying. We'll not tolerate it. http://t.co/aKH5TruXNm http://t.co/LCiPilZpYT

Posted on Twitter La #Journéeduchandailrose sur la sensibilisation à l’intimidation. Nous ne la tolérons pas. http://t.co/h3nXe2wlu7 http://t.co/PR0IDtqz6a

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I have a great deal of respect for decorum in the House. I apologize and I withdraw the unparliamentary comments I made and may ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the media are reporting that the NDP do not even want to debate the terms of the committee or the importance of debating the ...

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

Posted on Twitter Choqué par ces messages haineux et antisémites. Shocked by these hateful and anti-Semitic messages. http://t.co/JHna4BPsmi

Posted on Twitter Choqué par ces messages haineux et antisémites. Chocked by these hateful and anti-Semitic messages. http://t.co/JHna4BPsmi

This week

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask my colleague five questions about five necessary measures in the bill. Does she agree with preventing potential high-risk terrorists ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Tonight, I’m urging all MPs to support the Anti-terrorism Act 2015 to better protect Canadians from the terror threat http://t.co/Ew6agO97GQ

Posted on Twitter Ce soir, j’encourage les députés à appuyer la Loi antiterroriste 2015 pour mieux protéger les Canadiens du terrorisme http://t.co/EGStvTRB9q

A week ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Tony Clement, Steven Blaney chided in recent report from official languages ... Acting on a complaint, Graham Fraser concluded that former foreign affairs minister John Baird and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney violated the language laws with unilingual tweets. Fraser's office says ministers don't have to be bilingual, but when they ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Mauril Bélanger questions 'expedited' RCMP takeover of Hill security ... letter sent to Public Speaker Steven Blaney earlier this week, Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Bélanger says that, while he supports the principle of "fully integrated security," he'd like to see the government's proposal amended to include explicit acknowledgement ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP Mauril Bélanger questions 'expedited' RCMP takeover of Hill security In a letter sent to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney earlier this week, Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Bélanger says that, while he supports the principle of "fully integrated security," he'd like to see the government's proposal amended to include explicit ...

Mentioned by Digital Journal Harper Government Teaches Chilliwack At-Risk Youth to Lead Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $1.85 million in federal funding for the crime prevention ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca The Yes minister: Can Steven Blaney stand up to the boss he loves? Loyalty, deference and a disarming smile: These three qualities appear to have taken Steven Blaney from a failed political candidate in rural Quebec to the top of Public Safety Canada, which, according to Treasury Board figures, is responsible for roughly 65,000 employees and a $6.8-billion-overall yearly budget. Along the way, he has ... As a backbench MP, Blaney had little stake in the long-form census, and even less in Statistics Canada, which falls under the purview of Industry Canada. Yet, he was the fiercest ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada MP tweets must be bilingual: commissioner OTTAWA – The commissioner of official languages says federal ministers must tweet in both English and French. A preliminary report from Graham Fraser concludes that former foreign affairs minister John Baird and Public Security Minister Steven Blaney ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence ... Thank you, Chair Wallace. Mr. Chair, I want to thank you and the committee members for having me here today. I am delighted to be here ...

A month ago

Introduced legislation Government bill C-51 An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. The committee will have to consider important bills over the coming weeks and months. Thank you for having me again this morning ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b and 5b ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, and I'm sorry for this unintentional loss of time. I am always impressed when I appear before the Standing Committee on Public ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I begin by saying that what I have to say is not in any written speech, Mr. Chair. I find it particularly ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you for having me here this afternoon at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. I look ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-44 An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Threats Posed to Canada's National Security by Individuals Returning to Canada from ... Thank you. Canada faces serious and significant threats associated with violent extremism. In recent months, the situation in Iraq has continued to deteriorate. The militants of ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-42 An Act to amend the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code and to make a related amendment and a consequential amendment to other Acts

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY, ... Mr. Chair, my speech will be in both official languages, but I only have one copy. What I have said so far was not in my ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b, 25b, 45b, 50b, ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Dear colleagues, it is an honour to be here today. This is the first time I've appeared before the Standing ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-12 An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-623 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting with an uncovered face)