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  • His favourite word is debate.

Conservative MP for Durham (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 45% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter @l_stone My morning rant because many MPs - myself included - created our own Canada 150 awards to recognize volunt… https://t.co/Pyx8IR5zwZ

Posted on Twitter @l_stone Not as juicy of a story, but the real issue to me is how the PM seems to believe he is above history & tra… https://t.co/V0a7ZFXsvM

Posted on Twitter @l_stone It is my understanding that historically the Chancellery of Honours would set out commemorative honours &… https://t.co/jlEM3KZ1IB

Posted on Twitter @l_stone Since Confederation modest commemoration & recognition for those in uniform & volunteers had been above po… https://t.co/2JcDcoMJi5

Posted on Twitter @l_stone It should read “...after the Liberals cancelled the Canada 150 medal breaking with tradition from all gove… https://t.co/39x40ymlwD

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on International Trade Like the meeting the Prime Minister did not attend. Canadians expect him to show up.

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the government is in the process of passing an airline passenger bill of rights, which says it is a right for a child to ...

Posted on Twitter @rbatherson @RebeccaOToole1 Indeed. Married at St. Mary’s & moved into the Hydrostones, so it was very much a Halifax romance :).

This week

Mentioned by CFJC Today Kamloops Tories express shock, sadness at sudden death of first Filipino-Canadian senator Conservative MP Erin O'Toole says Enverga was a role model and leader in the Filipino community. Former prime minister Stephen Harper named Enverga as an Ontario senator in 2012. At the time, Enverga said he planned to use his seat to advocate for his ...

Mentioned by CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Senator from Ontario dies on Colombia trip Conservative MP Erin O'Toole says Enverga was a role model and leader in the Filipino community. Former prime minister Stephen Harper named Enverga as an Ontario senator in 2012. At the time, Enverga said he planned to use his seat to advocate for his ...

Mentioned by 680 News Tories express shock, sadness at sudden death of first Filipino-Canadian senator Conservative MP Erin O'Toole says Enverga was a role model and leader in the Filipino community. Former prime minister Stephen Harper named Enverga as an Ontario senator in 2012. At the time, Enverga said he planned to use his seat to advocate for his ...

Mentioned by CTV News Ontario senator dies while on parliamentary trip in Colombia Conservative MP Erin O'Toole says Enverga was a role model and leader in the Filipino community. Former prime minister Stephen Harper named Enverga as an Ontario senator in 2012. At the time, Enverga said he planned to use his seat to advocate for his ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Gears Of Biz Liberals urged to commemorate MP war vet traumatized after Passchendaele “He was hospitalized and then sadly he died by suicide,” said Conservative MP Erin O'Toole, who occupies Sharpe's old seat and, as veterans affairs minister in 2015, first started the push to recognize the former MP. “Let's use that sad legacy to help ...

Mentioned by Hill Times The Weekend Q&A: what does Remembrance Day mean to you? Conservative MP Erin O'Toole (Durham, Ont.) said this time of year was important for him to teach younger generations about veterans. “[I] try and bring stories on a personal level to school children that in many cases were born a century after the ...

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, what is it with Liberals and exotic islands? We remember Bell Island, where the Prime Minister took the Liberal Party president and insiders. The ...

Spoke in the House on Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, a century ago this week 100,000 Canadians were fighting at Passchendaele. By the end of this week, 4,000 had died, and 12,000 were wounded. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #395 on Bill C-346 Amend the Firearms Act (licences)

Voted No on Vote #394 on Bill C-325 Amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing)

Voted Yes on Vote #393 Private Members' Business M-132 (Federally funded health research)

Voted Yes on Vote #392 Private Members' Business M-126 (Portuguese Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #391 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on The Situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 Years after the ... I'm going to refer to the testimony by Mr. Gilmour and Mr. Arbeiter, from the department, who said Bill C-47 was an attempt to “universalize best ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, in the last few months, the Liberal government has been squeezing Canadian small businesses for more tax revenue. It has been taking away tax ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I mentioned Mali three or four times in my earlier question, but what was absent from that answer was Mali. The past platitudes of ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Bill C-47 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you, gentlemen, for outlining some of the concerns that members of both your groups have with Bill C-47. I ...

Spoke in the House on Ethics Mr. Speaker, the finance minister is the hon. member for Toronto Centre, but it is not honourable to suggest that our deputy leader cannot count. It ...

Spoke in the House on Attack in New York City Mr. Speaker, last week the foreign affairs committee was at the United Nations in New York City. New York is one of the world's great cities ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Bill C-47 What I'm trying to point out is that some of these concerns are reasonable. There was a decision made to exclude carve-outs for hunters, for example. ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad I'm going to continue my questions with Mr. Gwozdecky, because I was cut off. It's good to see you again. You were before the defence committee ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada's Abilities to Defend Itself and our Allies in the Event of ... Yes, and that's been clear from almost all our expert testimony today. I know that both sides of the House of Commons always want to put ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-49 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you to all of our witnesses for being here. I certainly appreciate your testimony today and your participation in ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Canada's National Security Framework and Bill C-226 This is where mandatory minimums always come down and it reminds me of the old law school expression audi alteram partem, I have the other side ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Briefing on the Annual Report 2014-2015 of the Office of the Correctional ... I have found since I was in law school that you could not divide people, whether Liberals or Conservatives, into easy stereotypes of “hard on crime” ...