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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was energy.

Last in Parliament March 2011, as Conservative MP for Saanich—Gulf Islands (B.C.)

Lost his last election, in 2011, with 36% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Sport May 6th, 2009

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to report to the House that Cross Country Canada and Mr. Harvey are continuing discussions and we are very confident that there will be a very successful conclusion. I can tell members that we want the very best athletes from right across Canada representing us at the 2010 Olympics.

Speaking about the best, I am also pleased to report that last winter season, our athletes won 28 medals in world championships, placing Canada number one in the world.

Our government will continue to support Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Cross Country Canada May 5th, 2009

Mr. Speaker, I am not aware of this matter but I would be happy to look into it for the member if he brings it to my attention.

Customs Act May 4th, 2009

moved that Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Customs Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Paralympic Games March 12th, 2009

Mr. Speaker, in exactly one year from now, the Olympic torch will enter BC Place Stadium and the cauldron will be lit in front of 55,000 people.

Our Paralympic athletes are absolutely doing amazingly. I watched our sledge hockey team a few weeks ago with Hervé Lord, who is here, go on and win the gold medal.

Ina Forrest and her team won the gold medal for wheelchair curling.

This afternoon, in Whistler, Lauren Wolstoncroft from North Vancouver and Viviane Forest from Edmonton--

Business of Supply March 10th, 2009

Mr. Speaker, I would like to correct the record for the hon. member.

At the beginning of his speech, he was talking about $1 million in the community adjustment fund. He was confusing it with the community development fund. In fact, it was $1 billion, not $1 million. Maybe the hon. member was doing it in error, but they are two separate funds and he is confused on that matter.

In fact, on those funds, we had the support of the vast majority of the provinces that put out that money. I know in my home province of British Columbia, Premier Campbell put out that money on a number of different initiatives to help the forestry communities and workers.

Our government has been investing from the very beginning across the forest sector. There is no question that sector is in very challenging times. We know that. We understand that. We have sat down on numerous occasions with forest products executives and asked what we can do. We have listened and are making those investments in what they have been suggesting. We are working very closely with them. We are bringing the research institutes across Canada all under FPInnovations, under one leadership, and putting funds in there.

I would ask the member to make sure that he puts the facts out there correctly.

Human Pathogens and Toxins Act February 23rd, 2009

moved that Bill C-11, An Act to promote safety and security with respect to human pathogens and toxins, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Olympic Athletes February 9th, 2009

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is absolutely correct, our athletes had an amazing weekend, winning 28 medals over the weekend, 14 of them gold. We are well on our way to owning the podium for 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.

I want to share a bit of the excitement. John Kucera is the first Canadian man ever to win a downhill in Val d'Isère, France. In the ski cross, it was amazing who was up there. Both Aleisha Cline and Del Bosco won gold. In that event we won five of the six medals. Of course, Patrick Chan in the figure skating at the Four Continents was breathtaking in his performance.

We are winning. We will win gold at home and our athletes are making us all very proud.

Economic and Fiscal Statement December 2nd, 2008

Mr. Speaker, the Liberal member who just asked a question talked about disgrace and about being ashamed, and then he turned around to his own members and asked whether that was all right.

Canadians in every corner of this country are ashamed with what is going down here. They are disgusted with all of us. They cannot believe this is happening after being back here for only two weeks.

What is happening here has the potential to cause irreparable damage to this institution and to our country. The Bloc is gleeful. Its mandate is to bust up the country. It failed to get Quebec out of Canada so now it is going after the rest with the support of the NDP and the Liberals. That is the truth. There is no respect. There is no respect for the good of this country. I ask members to think about what they are doing.

The member is from Alberta. I know he is listening to his constituents. Canadians are concerned and worried. They are asking themselves what the heck we are doing. They believe there is madness down here. What is the member hearing from Albertans about this madness?

Economic and Fiscal Statement December 2nd, 2008

Mr. Speaker, I am sitting in the House and what is happening is absolutely disgraceful.

Canadians right across Canada are disgusted with all of us, every member. They are disgusted with what is happening here. The Bloc has been on a mission to bust up this country. What is happening here will bring irreparable damage to this institution and to our country. The other parties should be ashamed of themselves. They use words like respect. There is no respect in this House. We have barely been back for a few weeks and look at what is going on.

I have talked to people from different parts and they are in disbelief. It is a pox on all our houses, every one of us. If they think that somehow we will come out of this looking okay, it is craziness. It is madness. People need to get a grip and know there will be--

Privilege June 17th, 2008

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I would just like to bring to the attention of the Speaker the fact that the member is going on about Bill C-7. In fact, we should be debating the amendment to the question of privilege, not Bill C-7. I would call relevance on this debate.