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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was money.

Last in Parliament September 2008, as Conservative MP for Edmonton—Sherwood Park (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2006, with 64% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Job Training January 26th, 1994

Mr. Speaker, as an instructor in a technical institute for many years, I too value the concept of fairness for students of all ability levels.

I would like to ask the minister how he proposes to ensure that there is an incentive for 18-year old dropouts to return to school and upgrade their skills and thereby assure that fairness?

Job Training January 26th, 1994

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development and was inspired by Mr. Bryan Dale of Willowdale, Ontario.

In Tuesday's Globe and Mail , the minister is reported as saying that: ``an 18-year old dropout has as much right under the rules of fairness to get access to a good secure job over time as does the Queen's University economist who is working for a stock firm''.

Will the minister agree that promising a job irrespective of training is the wrong message to send to teenage students who are considering dropping out of school?