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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was communities.

Last in Parliament September 2021, as Conservative MP for Fort McMurray—Cold Lake (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 80% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Government Policies June 14th, 2021

Madam Speaker, energy security should be a concern for all Canadians. Distribution of Canadian energy through networks of pipelines is paramount to withstand shocks from a wide range of sources, like natural disasters, geopolitical conflicts and other merging threats. Energy distribution like Line 5 potentially being shutting down will initiate shortages, causing astronomical increases in the cost of everything.

The Liberal government's lack of understanding of the importance of ensuring reliable and cost-effective energy has put Canada at a huge disadvantage compared to other nations. As the Liberal government continues to spin the narrative of our economic standing globally, it is only countered with the facts.

Thanks to the pending Bill C-10, the Liberals will be able to shut down what we can hear and see, just like North Korea. Canada was once a nation that embraced freedom of speech, but I guess that will be a footnote in history if not censored by Bill C-10.

The Economy June 4th, 2021

Madam Speaker, the government has borrowed and spent an unprecedented amount of money in the time they have been in power. In the past year alone, the debt-to-GDP ratio has grown by almost 20%.

If the government insists on dumping all this new spending onto the Canadian economy, how does the Prime Minister expect the prices will not rise? Why is the Liberal government forcing Canadian people to endure the massive inflation that is coming?

The Environment April 16th, 2021

Madam Speaker, according to the most recent numbers by Statistics Canada, less than one-third of Canada's municipal waste water is fully treated. This mixture of human waste and water is poured into our waterways, millions of cubic metres every day. It is shocking that the biggest polluters are Canada's coastal cities. The environmentalists who decry over its ethical oil sands are silent. Where is the Minister of Environment's plan to deal with this reckless pollution of our Canadian waterways?

The Environment April 13th, 2021

Mr. Speaker, for too long Alberta's ethical oil and gas sector has been mislabelled as being dirty. It has been singled out as the only sector contributing to climate change and environmental impacts, while foreign oil and gas get a free pass.

Critics claim we need to put an end to Alberta oil and gas while ignoring the reality that more harm is done to the environment by polluting the water we drink and contaminating the fish and lobster we consume. Dozens of municipalities across Canada, such as Montreal and Quebec City, continue to dump raw sewage and untreated wastewater into our nation's waterways.

It is time we get serious about protecting the environment by protecting our waterways and stopping this outdated practice of dumping human waste into the ecosystem. Let us stop the cycle of abuse.

Infrastructure November 26th, 2020

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister strongly hinted he will block the proposed Fort McMurray to Alaska railway. The Alaska to Alberta railway trade corridor will create new markets for Canadian products, including in oil and gas, mineral extraction, agriculture and food security in the north.

Does the Minister of Infrastructure agree with the Prime Minister's musings on the A2A railway proposal?

Edward Humeniuk November 24th, 2020

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remember Edward Humeniuk.

Edward was a true pioneer of the Alberta oil sands. As an inventor, Edward played a significant role in developing state-of-the-art technology crucial to separating waste from bitumen. This technology has helped shape the oil sands refining process, and this process is still utilized today.

Alberta oil sands are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy. Every year, they generates billions in revenue for the government and create tens of thousands of jobs across our country. The oil produced is used to heat our homes, power our cars and create products we use every single day.

Like many others of his generation, Edward Humeniuk's work was an integral part of getting our province and our country to where it is today.

Petitions November 24th, 2020

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls upon the House of Commons to amend the new veterans charter, the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and implement changes that would ensure injured veterans receive benefits equivalent to or greater than those granted prior to 2006.

Petitions November 24th, 2020

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present two petitions this morning.

The first petition calls upon the House of Commons to stop plans to implement a ban on handguns in Canada and instead focus on increasing punishment for violent gun criminals and urban gangs.

The Environment November 5th, 2020

Mr. Speaker, my riding of Fort McMurray—Cold Lake has experienced many challenges over the past five years, including the collapse of oil prices, cancellation of Energy East and Northern Gateway, the horrific fire of 2016, the pandemic and floods of 2020, and now the upcoming clean fuel standard which may add up to 11¢ per litre.

Does the Prime Minister think it is wise to levy this new tax scheme in the middle of a pandemic in a failing economy?

Natural Resources February 27th, 2020

Mr. Speaker, as a result of the government's anti-oil and gas policies, Teck withdrew its application. Thousands of families and many indigenous communities are devastated and very concerned for their future. Investment in the oil sands is now seen as a non-starter with the current Liberal government. When will the Prime Minister end his attack on Alberta and let us create the needed jobs?