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  • His favourite word is benefits.

Conservative MP for Brantford—Brant (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 41% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #978 on Bill C-21 Amend the Customs

Posted on Twitter The Minister owes veterans an apology and we gave him the chance to do so. Here is what he said: https://t.co/bUk1Zcg27h #cdnpoli

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #977 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted No on Vote #976 on Bill C-51 Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments ...

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #975 on Bill C-392 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #974 Private Members' Business M-151 (National strategy to combat plastic pollution)

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter You're very welcome! https://t.co/0rGD2dANxY

Posted on Twitter The mess started (2017), grew and continued on your watch @SeamusORegan Perhaps if you spent less time trying to… https://t.co/5lYFpYy6hx

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans I remember the launch of housing first in the last Parliament. A number of corporate partners were involved in that, including Home Depot and others. They ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, here are the facts: dysfunction, mismanagement and incompetence. Twenty-nine thousand veterans are in a backlog waiting for a decision. Of those, 3,000 have waited ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 Madam Speaker, the broken promise made during the last election campaign to run small deficits and come back to balance is obviously something that was thrown ...

Posted on Twitter @JustinTrudeau has blown $42 M in a vain attempt to fix this. He hasn't. But Liberals claim they have all the answe… https://t.co/dre4BYwO69

Posted on Twitter You're very welcomed! https://t.co/0rGD2dANxY

Posted on Twitter ⁦@JustinTrudeau⁩ government created an agency to fight poverty, and spent $500,000 on a name, logo and branding - T… https://t.co/eDCoCzjHYw

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Homeless Veterans and Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being Thank you, Chair. Reading from our briefing notes as they relate to veterans—I just want your reaction to this—the most recent data available from the department ...

Spoke in the House on News and Media Industry Mr. Speaker, veteran Sean Bruyea had the courage to call out the Liberals' broken promises to veterans. When he did, the minister smeared him in the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the Veterans Affairs Canada service standard of 16 weeks in regards to decisions for disability benefit applicants for the 2017-18 fiscal year, or ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Remembrance Day Mr. Speaker, each year on Remembrance Day we pause to remember the sacrifices made by Canadian men and women in uniform. The service and sacrifices of ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, it has been two months since the outrageous news broke that convicted murderer, Chris Garnier, was receiving veterans benefits despite having never served a ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, every Liberal stood in the House and voted to maintain the benefits to murderer, Chris Garnier. True leaders, when they realize a mistake has ...

Mentioned by Brantford Expositor Veteran continued serving community Second World War veteran Derek Pite, who died at Brantford General Hospital on Friday at 97, was a devoted family man and military heritage booster. Brantford-Brant MP Phil McColeman said he will always remember Mr. Pite's smile and upbeat approach to ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, yesterday we learned that the Liberal government was excluding ill and injured veterans from its job placement program. The minister claimed it was not ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget Thank you, witnesses, for being here. Mr. Bourque, in your comments you mentioned three words, which I wrote down—about the affordability of real estate, the first-time ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget I'm not a permanent member of this committee, although I used to be at the start of this Parliament. I'm filling in today. Having gone through ...

Mentioned by CHAT News Today Political outrage over Veterans Affairs' decision to fund murderer's PTSD help "This is an absolute travesty as far as I'm concerned," federal Conservative shadow critic Phil McColeman said Wednesday. He called on Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan to "please step in now and address this outrage," while another Conservative ...

Mentioned by Manitoba Post Outrage Over Veterans Affairs Paying for PTSD Help of a Man Who Murdered a Police Officer "This is an absolute travesty as far as I'm concerned," federal Conservative shadow critic Phil McColeman said Wednesday. He called on Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan to "please step in now and address this outrage," while another Conservative ...

Mentioned by The Sudbury Star Political outrage over Veterans Affairs' decision to fund murderer's PTSD help “This is an absolute travesty as far as I'm concerned,” federal Conservative shadow critic Phil McColeman said Wednesday. He called on Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan to “please step in now and address this outrage,” while another Conservative ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Veterans Affairs stands by policy paying for PTSD help for murderer who never served MP Phil McColeman, the Conservatives' critic for Veterans Affairs, says the decision to extend benefits to Garnier is 'just outrageous.' (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press). McColeman is calling on Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan to intervene.

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Outrage grows over Veterans Affairs' decision to fund murderer's PTSD help “This is an absolute travesty as far as I'm concerned,” federal Conservative shadow critic Phil McColeman said Wednesday. He called on Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan to “please step in now and address this outrage,” while another Conservative ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans and Briefing on the Needs ... Thank you first for being here, and thank you for your testimony today before the committee. It's appreciated. Mr. Dubé, you said in your comments that ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans Well, it's great to have you back. Thank you for your testimony, Mr. Thibeau. First of all, I'd like to understand a little bit more of ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans Committee members, this is the second half of our meeting and we're welcoming two more witnesses for this first day of our study. First, I would ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition There could be unanimous consent in the House of Commons to accept it. That could happen. The other thing that Mr. Clarke has been advocating for, ...