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  • His favourite word was respect.

Last in Parliament June 2013, as Liberal MP for Toronto Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 41% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Science and Technology March 31st, 2008

Mr. Speaker, the reason I asked this question of the Minister of Foreign Affairs is the fact that he is the one who is responsible for this legislation, not the Minister of Industry.

This is a question that touches on the sovereignty of Canada. It touches on investments that the Canadian taxpayers have made to the tune of over $400 million with respect to this investment.

My question is for the minister. Why will he not do his job and simply answer a question in the House of Commons about a responsibility that clearly lies under him in this legislation? It is his responsibility.

Science and Technology March 31st, 2008

Mr. Speaker, you will have to forgive me, but I am trying to remember how to do this. I want to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs a question.

I am sure that much like me he spent the last couple of weeks studying the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act. He will know that under the act, he has very specific responsibilities with respect to our radar technology.

What is he going to do to protect the sovereignty of Canada? What is he going to do to protect our investment in technology?