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  • His favourite word is justice.

Conservative MP for St. Albert—Edmonton (Alberta)

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

Yesterday

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Speedy, free pot pardons proposed St. Albert Conservative MP Michael Cooper said there is merit to having a discussion around pardoning anyone with previous possession convictions where appropriate. “I am going to wait to see the details of any legislation the Liberals put forward ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Nicaragua Mr. Speaker, since April Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista regime have unleashed a wave of political violence and repression against the Nicaraguan people. According to a ...

Spoke in the House on Corrections and Conditional Release Act Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to Bill C-83, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. While there are some measures in the ...

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #897 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Posted on Twitter After watering down sentences, enriching terrorist Omar Khadr & voting against putting McClintick back behind bars,… https://t.co/gLCjqckOto

Spoke in the House on National Defence Act Madam Speaker, I rise to speak to Bill C-77, an act to amend the National Defence Act. It is a bill that would make a number ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, Constable Sarah Beckett paid the ultimate sacrifice when she was killed in the line of duty by an impaired driver. This week her husband, ...

Spoke in the House on Divorce Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the parliamentary secretary to the government House leader for making reference to my speech and the year 1984, which ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to speak to Bill C-78, the government's family law bill. As other hon. members have alluded to in this ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, for weeks, the Minister of Public Safety has tried to pass the buck over the outrageous decision to transfer child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Posted on Twitter PMJT just left the House to avoid voting on #CPC motion to put child killer Terry-Lynne McClintick back behind bars… https://t.co/OlQSg45iQ1

Mentioned by Victoria News Husband of late Westshore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett calls for ... Two and a half years after the death of his wife, Brad Ashenbrenner stood with Conservative MP Michael Cooper to advocate for stricter criminal consequence to ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Tory MP joins officer's widower in call for tougher drunk-driving law “The reason I am standing here today with Michael Cooper is to make a plea for changes with respect to the minimum sentencing practices for DUIs,” Aschenbrenner said. “The fear of being locked up for at least 10 years would be a deterrent.” Cooper said ...

Mentioned by Sicamous Eagle Valley News Husband of fallen BC mountie calls for harsher DUI consequences Two and a half years after the death of his wife, Brad Ashenbrenner stood with Conservative MP Michael Cooper to advocate for stricter criminal consequence to impaired driving. On April 5, 2016, Ashenbrenner's wife, RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, was ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Husband of RCMP officer killed in crash calls for tougher impaired-driving laws Aschenbrenner and St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative MP Michael Cooper, his party's justice critic, made a joint presentation Monday on what they see as a “watering down” of current laws. Fenton's four-year sentence wasn't harsh enough, Aschenbrenner ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Door-knocking w/ @DavidBusch2019 & team in Saanich-Gulf Islands. Receptive response at the doors @CPC_HQ #CPC… https://t.co/OucqtPfmWb

Posted on Twitter W/ Diana Festejo who gave an impactful speech at #StAlbert Victim Services 25th Anniversary Dinner about surviving… https://t.co/dv9QeEiDpH

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice shamefully scolded 9/11 widow Maureen Basnicki for understandably criticizing the current government's $10.5-million payout to al ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses. Perhaps I'll begin with Mr. Adler and your presentation respecting the hybridization of certain very serious offences, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Professor Coughlan, I appreciate your submission with respect to zombie laws. You mentioned the case of Travis Vader, who murdered Lyle and ...

Posted on Twitter For @viraniarif to compare a Canadian victim of 911 to a Canadian terrorist killer who was affiliated with al-Qaeda is beyond reprehensible.

Posted on Twitter Maureen Basnicki lost her husband on 911. Tonight at Justice Committee she criticized PMJT's $10.5M payout to al-Qa… https://t.co/LysyVP30qc

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I strongly associate my sentiments with the words expressed by Mr. Clement, and I have to say, Mr. Rankin, that we did ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll pose my questions to Ms. Hassan or Ms. Leamon. First of all, there is zero empirical evidence that limiting preliminary inquiries ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the witnesses for their helpful testimony. Mr. Star, you made reference to the limitation on preliminary inquiries and stated ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 I'll try. I asked whether the department has any statistics with respect to limiting preliminary inquiries and reducing backlog. The answer, Ms. Corriveau, was that there ...

Mentioned by St. Albert Gazette Ex-St. Albert MP to serve as Edmonton ethics adviser Rathgeber served as an MLA in Edmonton Calder between 2001 and 2004 and then served as St. Albert's MP from 2008 to 2015. The former MP, who lost to Michael Cooper in the 2015 election, now works as a lawyer. The role of ethics adviser must be a ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-75 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Madam Minister. No one disagrees with the fact that Bill C-75 does not change sentencing principles, but it clearly waters ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, ... No, Madam Minister, I am not misrepresenting anything. I think I was quite clear that you are taking a sentence, under an indictable that is punishable ...