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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was business.

Last in Parliament October 2000, as Reform MP for Edmonton Southwest (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 1997, with 51% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Member For Edmonton Southwest October 19th, 2000

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate being able to say a few words.

If what is likely to take place does take place, this will probably be the last opportunity I have to recognize and thank all the members here. I specifically want to thank all the francophones who have borne up so well under my French these last couple of years.

I also want to thank all the House officers, the staff on the Hill, my colleagues in the Alliance and colleagues across the aisle, north and south. Although we have been adversaries we have always been friends. I will take this place with me for the rest of my life and carry it fondly in my heart.

I especially want to thank those I love and who love me for their support over the years, my constituency association and particularly the voters of Edmonton Southwest who have entrusted me with this wonderful privilege over these last seven years.

Winter Olympics February 26th, 1998

Mr. Speaker, at this very moment the city of Edmonton is honouring all its Olympic athletes. At this time I would ask all members of the House to join with me in congratulating Pierre Lueders for his gold medal bobsled run, Judy Diduck and Fiona Smith for women's ice hockey, Kevin Quintilla for biathlon, Ian Danney for bobsleigh, Jaime Fortier for women's cross-country skiing, and Curtis Joseph for men's ice hockey.

The stunning victory of Pierre Lueders is ever more remarkable in that he won a gold medal in his first ever world cup race in 1992. Now, just four years and 24 world cup medals later, Mr. Lueders has become the second Canadian bobsled driver to bring home Olympic gold.

Congratulations to all our Olympic athletes.

Petitions April 25th, 1997

Mr. Speaker, the other two petitions of over 600 signatories from primarily in the Edmonton area ask that the Parliament of Canada ensure that those who would murder their spouse and then claim provocation as a defence be denied the right to use provocation as a defence in the case of family violence and family murder.

This is of significance to the whole country but is of particular importance to the Edmonton area as a result of a particularly egregious situation there.

Petitions April 25th, 1997

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of presenting three petitions.

The first is from a group of 75 petitioners from the Edmonton area asking the federal government to remove taxation on the GST and in doing so fulfil a pre-election promise of the Prime Minister.

Points Of Order April 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, out of respect for the Chair and for this institution I unequivocally withdraw the remark.

Points Of Order April 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, as you know, I have the greatest respect for the House, for the chair and for the person who occupies it. The reason that I did not use a descriptive adjective in front of the word I used was out of respect for the House, but I will not withdraw the term.

Points Of Order April 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, the hon. government whip referred to a comment that I shouted across the aisle to the Deputy Prime Minister after the events to which you earlier spoke took place.

At that time I referred to the Deputy Prime Minister, the heritage minister, as a bitch. I did so-

Points Of Order April 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, after the heritage minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, had betrayed my confidence-

Points Of Order April 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, prior to question period I received a communication from a resident of Edmonton Northwest, the constituency of the minister of energy. It had to do with the Canadian Paralympics and a communication that had been given to the minister of heritage over six months ago and not responded to by the heritage minister.

During question period the heritage minister broke my confidence and the confidence of the constituent of Edmonton Northwest by raising the issue, given to her under privilege, in the House of Commons. I request that the minister give me and her constituent an apology.

Employment April 22nd, 1997

Sheila, that was a shitty thing to do and confirms you are one bitch.