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  • His favourite word was support.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as Conservative MP for Brampton—Springdale (Ontario)

Lost his last election, in 2015, with 33% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Veterans Affairs November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned earlier, we announced additional mental health support for Canada's veterans, Armed Forces personnel, and family members. There will now be 25 operational stress injury clinics across our country.

We are providing the benefits and services that our veterans so dearly need. When it comes to standing up for Canada's veterans, our government has a strong record, even though the opposition continues to vote against these measures.

Veterans November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, on Sunday our government announced additional mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families.

We are investing in a major new operational stress injury clinic in Halifax. We are also opening new satellite locations across the country, while expanding the current facility in the greater Toronto area.

Our government is committed to our veterans, Armed Forces members, and their families, and we will continue to work on their behalf.

Veterans November 26th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Auditor General for recognizing that Veterans Affairs does indeed have a robust mental health strategy in place, that we have put in place mental health support, that we provide rehabilitation to veterans in a timely manner, and that we are working to improve the consultation process with our veterans.

Again, it was our government that asked the Auditor General to review the services we are providing to veterans, so we can be better informed and ultimately make the process better.

Veterans November 24th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I think it is no secret that Canadians still remember that it was under the Liberal government that our men and women suffered the decade of darkness.

When it comes to standing up for Canada's veterans and men and women in uniform, our government has a strong record. That is exactly why our government has spent over $30 billion since taking office. That is $5 billion in additional funding.

We will continue to stand up for Canada's veterans on this side of the House.

Veterans November 24th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the assertion made in that question is absolutely false. All governments always ensure that statutory funding is fully funded to ensure that there is no shortfall. This is a completely normal practice. As proof, in the last year of the Liberal government, Veterans Affairs lapsed $111 million in one year under a much smaller budget.

The simple fact is that Veterans Affairs expenditures have increased under our government, and that party voted against it.

Veterans November 24th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government has consistently increased support for Canadian veterans. Yesterday, we continued that by increasing mental health support for those in the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

Our veterans' mental health is something our government takes very seriously, and we will continue to improve on those services.

Veterans Affairs November 24th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, yesterday we announced new mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families.

We are investing in a major new operational stress injury clinic in Halifax. We are also opening new satellite locations across the country and expanding the current facility in the greater Toronto area.

Our government is committed to Canada's veterans, armed forces members, and their families as we continue to work on their behalf.

Veterans Affairs November 24th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the assertion made in that question is absolutely false.

All governments always ensure statutory funding is fully funded to ensure there is no shortfall. This is completely normal practice.

Veterans Affairs expenditures have increased from $2.7 billion when the Liberals were in government to $3.5 billion last year.

Veterans Affairs November 24th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government consistently increases support for Canadian veterans.

Yesterday we continued that by increasing mental health support for those in the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Our veterans' mental health is something our government takes very seriously, and we will continue to improve on those services.

Veterans Affairs November 21st, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the assertion made in that question is absolutely false.

All governments always ensure statutory funding is fully funded to ensure there is no shortfall. This is a completely normal practice, as was proven in the last year the Liberal government was in power, when veterans affairs lapsed $111 million. That was $111 million of a much smaller budget for veterans affairs.