- His favourite word was colleague.
Last in Parliament November 2005, as Independent MP for Edmonton—Beaumont (Alberta)
Won his last election, in 2004, with 43% of the vote.
Statements in the House
Civil Marriage Act June 27th, 2005
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate very much what the member for Scarborough Southwest was saying.
I have to make a confession. I worked for the Department of Justice many years ago and in fact took part in a constitutional case in front of the Supreme Court of Canada. I share the view of my colleague. It is appalling that a Minister of Justice who purports to be a lawyer would sign off on clause 3 and it is appalling that the cabinet would sign off on this clause.
I would ask the member for Scarborough Southwest if there is anything he has not had time to add on his excellent legal argument just now and which he would like to add now.
Mr. Speaker, I am voting against.
Mr. Speaker, I vote in favour of the amendment.
Mr. Speaker, I will be voting against.
Vietnam June 21st, 2005
Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister.
Canada has been involved in training judges in Vietnam in order to help it reform its legal system.
The government of Vietnam continues to arrest and sentence individuals for their religious beliefs and peaceful expression of views, and charges them with things like sowing division among the people and undermining state and party unity.
Would it not be time now to consider other options to help Vietnam reform its legal system in order to produce tangible results?