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  • His favourite word was chair.

Last in Parliament October 2019, as Independent MP for Calgary Skyview (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 46% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Main Estimates, 2019-20 June 18th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting yes.

Main Estimates, 2019-20 June 18th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting yes.

Main Estimates, 2019-20 June 18th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting yes.

National Security Act, 2017 June 11th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I want to apply my vote and I vote yes.

Criminal Records Act June 3rd, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and I am voting yes.

Criminal Records Act June 3rd, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I am voting no.

Natural Resources May 29th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, this morning I awoke to more bad news for Alberta, and the forecast is foreboding.

The dark clouds of recession are on the horizon again, and Alberta's economy remains in a fragile state. While we have managed to bolster domestic oil prices through curtailment, we are losing out on millions, even billions, of dollars. Why? Because, as I have mentioned once or twice before, we are lacking the ability to move our oil.

I would be remiss if I did not spend these last weeks before the House rises reminding the government, and indeed members of the House, about our dire need for progress on this front, not only for Alberta but for all Canadians.

My constituents are worried, and they have good cause to be. Let us not play politics with Canadian lives and Canadian jobs. Once and for all, it is time to move forward.

I implore the government to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline by June 18 so we can have shovels in the ground by July 1. Let us get Alberta working again.

Natural Resources May 28th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, last month, the Minister of Natural Resources said that a final decision would be made by June 18 regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline. Now we see the project in peril yet again, thanks to the provincial government of British Columbia.

We have already spent billions of dollars to buy this pipeline and we cannot wait for another year in court. We need action now. Let us stop this charade and get the results that Albertans and Canadians need, which is of course the immediate approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Could the minister confirm that we are still on track for June 18?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship May 13th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, it is great to have foreign students come to Canada to learn from our world-class educational institutions. It is good for the world, and it is good for Canada. While these students are learning in school, they are also working and contributing to our economy.

However, I read an article today about a student named Jobandeep Sandhu, who is facing deportation for working too much. This is sad, and it is not right. Will the Minister of Immigration consider raising the number of hours that an international student can legally work in Canada?

Canada Elections Act May 6th, 2019

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It is with respect to the complaint made against me by one of my office staff.

I have consistently maintained that my intentions and contact have been proper and honourable. These are the values I live my life by. However, if any of my actions have unintentionally caused difficulty for any person, I am sorry. I sincerely apologize.

I strongly believe in the integrity of the House, and I accept the high standards that all members must abide by. With all due respect, I will continue to serve this chamber and my constituents to the best of my ability.