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  • His favourite word was early.

Last in Parliament March 2011, as Liberal MP for York Centre (Ontario)

Lost his last election, in 2011, with 33% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Child Care October 13th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, we have meetings scheduled for November 1 and November 2 with the provinces and the territories where these matters that the hon. member has raised will be discussed.

Child Care October 13th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, what I said yesterday was not what was said. As I said just a moment ago, in the work that we are doing and the work we will continue to do, we will respect each other's jurisdictions.

Child Care October 13th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, yesterday I talked about the national child care program and the work that we are doing with all the provinces and territories. In the work that we are doing now and in the work that we will continue to do, we will be respectful of each other's jurisdictions.

Child Care October 12th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows, in order for there to be a true national child care system, the provincial governments cannot do it alone. The federal government cannot do it alone. Everybody needs each other in order for it to happen, including the Quebec system to be a significantly better system than it even is at the moment.

Child Care October 12th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member said, there was an express commitment in the Speech from the Throne. There are meetings coming up on November 1 and 2 with my provincial counterparts. We will be discussing matters at that particular time.

As the hon. member has suggested, the Quebec system is certainly, in its ambitions, very much a model for a national child care system.

Social Development October 8th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, like every member here, I feel privileged to be in the House.

The Speech from the Throne was very clear. The time is now to have a national child care system. It is part of our national expectation and our national understanding. It is a system Canadians want: one that has quality, one that is universal, one that has accessibility and one that has development.

I have talked with some of my--