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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was brunswick.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as Conservative MP for New Brunswick Southwest (New Brunswick)

Lost his last election, in 2015, with 39% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Taxation June 6th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, today is tax freedom day, the day Canadians start working for themselves after paying off all the taxes they owe to all levels of government.

Unlike the tax and spend opposition, we do not believe Canadian families should pay high taxes. That is why since 2006, our government has reduced the overall federal tax burden to its lowest level in 50 years.

In the next phase of Canada's economic action plan, we will build on that record.

Could the Minister of State for Finance please inform the House how much earlier tax freedom day is today compared to where it was before we formed government?