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  • Her favourite word was environmental.

Last in Parliament May 2004, as Liberal MP for Hamilton East (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2000, with 53% of the vote.

Statements in the House

The Budget February 19th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, may I thank the member for Parkdale—High Park for not only an excellent question but an excellent contribution as the parliamentary secretary and one of those who worked so hard to support public broadcasting in the country. I want to thank my friend and colleague, the Minister of Finance, and the Prime Minister, for making sure that new funding to the CBC is indeed in the fiscal framework.

Publishing Industry February 14th, 2003

Actually, Mr. Speaker, the Harry Potter series is not eligible for book publishing support under the book publishing system.

Question No. 58 January 28th, 2003

Mr. Speaker, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: The CBC cannot divulge information which might undermine the corporation’s autonomy, its competitive position, or its ability to preserve confidentiality. This question seeks commercial information regarding the corporation’s internal budgets and the cost of acquiring program rights, the revelation of which would harm both its autonomy and competitive position.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation December 13th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, I feel that journalistic accountability must be respected. I have no interest in interfering in a journalistic matter, and I will not.

Amateur Sport December 13th, 2002

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Amateur Sport December 13th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, the statements made by the coach and by Swimming Canada are not acceptable. For this reason, we are today requiring that Swimming Canada implement a specific strategy. We feel that the coach's behaviour was not acceptable, given that Swimming Canada receives funding from the Government of Canada.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation December 13th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, I know that Mr. Landry likes to pick fights and that the Bloc members are looking for hot buttons.

There are none. This is about freedom of expression for all Canadians. Whether they support sovereignty or Canadian unity, everyone has the right to express their political views freely.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation December 13th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, I do not think that a person's openness about their political views should prevent them from being a member, journalist or whatever.

I know full well that some CBC journalists have sovereignist views. It happens. Personally, I do not get involved because it is none of my business. It is not important to know a journalist's political views.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation December 13th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, I do not see the connection between Ararat and the question. I would ask the hon. member what the Armenian tragedy has to do with this issue. Ararat has nothing to do with the CBC.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation December 13th, 2002

The answer is the same as it was yesterday, Mr. Speaker.