Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was agency.

Last in Parliament October 2000, as Liberal MP for Port Moody—Coquitlam (B.C.)

Lost his last election, in 2000, with 29% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Spirit Of Community Awards October 19th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to recognize the fourth annual Spirit of Community Awards celebrated in my riding last week. Eleven of the top citizens in Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam were honoured for their community action and volunteer work. This event was presented by the Society for Community Development.

David Driscoll, a well-known former mayor of Port Moody, accepted the Lifetime of Leadership Award.

I congratulate all the recipients of the Spirit of Community Awards for their hard work, dedication and compassion for the community. It is greatly appreciated.

Petitions October 19th, 2000

The second petition, Madam Speaker, requests that parliament stop the expansion of private health care in Canada.

Petitions October 19th, 2000

Madam Speaker, I would like to present two petitions signed by many people in British Columbia, including my riding.

The first petition calls upon parliament to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to raise the age of consent for sexual activity between a young person and an adult from 14 to 16.

Immigration September 28th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. I am told today that the House Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has received a paper outlining the minister's proposal for regulations that will accompany the immigration bill.

My colleagues, my constituents and I would like to know what the minister is doing to reduce the waiting period across the system.

Western Economic Diversification September 20th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for Western Economic Diversification.

I heard a lot about the regional agencies and their role and effectiveness in the Canadian economy. Does western diversification have a valuable role to play in the western economy?

Western Economic Diversification June 14th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for Western Economic Diversification. Could the minister tell the House what western economic diversification is doing to help western entrepreneurs participate in the new e-business economy?

Citizenship And Immigration May 30th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, can the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration inform the House as to the status of the criminal prosecution of the nine people accused of people smuggling with the boat arrivals off the coast of British Columbia last summer?

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra May 16th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, yesterday as a federal government representative, I observed 6,452 musical students and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven for nine minutes and 53 seconds in order to beat the world record. They are now in the the Guinness Book of Records because they beat the old world record of seven minutes and 43 seconds. I was delighted to be there to represent the Deputy Prime Minister and the minister responsible for the millennium fund, and to announce that they were getting $129,667.

National Organ Donor Registry April 11th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week begins April 16 and ends April 23. My private member's bill, Bill C-420, recognizes the need for a national organ donor registry in an effort to save lives.

To all members of parliament and Canadians I say let us do the right thing and save some lives.