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Crucial Fact

  • Her favourite word was ndp.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as Conservative MP for Saint Boniface (Manitoba)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 50% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission September 22nd, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government has been very clear in our commitment to stand up for Canadian consumers.

As we have already heard, the CRTC has in the past declined to regulate such online services, and that is a position that our government firmly supports.

Of course, we know that the Liberals would like to raise prices on consumers, but our government will continue to stand up for Canadians and we will reject any move to raise prices on these services.

Canadians can count on this government to oppose any new regulations or taxes on Internet video.

Official Languages June 19th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I said the same thing yesterday. I will say it again so the member understands.

The road map for official languages is the most complete fund that we have ever had in our country. It is $1.1 billion. This is a fund that will provide to our official language communities in a way that has never been done before, including under that member's government.

We continue to push forward with getting these funds out of the door. My colleagues are doing everything in their power to do so, because they care about these communities.

I would ask the member to please assist us in ensuring that if he has information regarding some funds that are lapsing, then let us know.

Canadian Heritage June 18th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Red Deer for his dedication to all victims.

I am honoured to launch the next step today in the creation of the national victims of Communism monument. Our government, along with Tributes to Liberty, has announced that six world-class teams have been chosen to develop their concepts for this long-awaited memorial. These teams will spend the coming weeks perfecting their designs, which will then be presented to a jury in August.

Today, we come even closer to fulfilling the promise that we made in our throne speech to pay tribute to the precious lives lost under Communist regimes around the world.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation June 18th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I already said, it was the CBC that announced and made those decisions. That has nothing to do with government decisions. I repeat: we are proud of our athletes. The CBC has indicated that it will continue to properly represent our athletes and our entire nation at the Olympics.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation June 18th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as we have said on a number of occasions, we recognize the importance of the CBC and we are very proud of our athletes. The decisions that were made and announced by the public broadcaster have nothing to do with this government. It is up to the CBC to decide how it manages its operations. The CBC receives a significant amount of funding from taxpayers. Once again, the CBC is the one that should be being asked these questions.

Canadian Heritage June 18th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, Canada's history is one of risk, sacrifice and determination. Canadians have triumphed over all manner of adversity to build a strong, proud and free country. The 150th anniversary of Confederation will be a celebration of the whole country.

We are proud to have carried out consultations. I would like to know why the member and his party missed the opportunity to consult Canadians in their ridings. For our part, we will proudly continue to prepare for this celebration.

Official Languages June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the new roadmap for official languages is the most comprehensive investment made in Canada. We are very proud of this $1.1 billion in funding. There is no question about it.

My colleagues also care about minority communities, and they are doing everything in their power to ensure that the roadmap money is spent as announced.

Sport May 30th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, once again, perhaps my colleague did not hear me, but I clearly said that the Minister of State for Sport is very committed to this event and will continue to be.

We are very proud to welcome the World Cup. We like to support our athletes from across Canada, whether they are home or abroad.

Once again, our Minister of State for Sport will continue to be committed to this event and participate in its celebration.

Sport May 30th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his question. It gives me the opportunity to say how proud we are of our investments in sports both within and outside Canada. We are obviously thinking about the cups we will win in the future.

The World Cup will be an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate. Everyone will come to Canada to participate, which will contribute to our economy and help us continue serving Canadians properly.

I would also like to say that the Minister of State for Sport is committed to this event and will continue to be. He will be there to celebrate with Canadians.

Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act May 30th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I fully support this bill. I believe tobacco use does in fact kill, and I want to share a story.

My mother recently had a very serious issue with her health. She had a cardiac arrest because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which was because of smoking. Unfortunately, she spent a considerable amount of time in hospital and is now suffering with brain damage. This is exactly the type of thing we expect to prevent. My mother is an aboriginal woman who believed strongly that it would not affect her health, but 67 years old is too young to be faced with this kind of thing.

She had a career that she loved and worked with young aboriginal people who were in jail, unfortunately. Many of them were getting contraband cigarettes laced with things like ecstasy. This is a harmful substance that is in fact killing our communities.

I ask my colleague what she would say to the parents of these children who pick up the contraband tobacco laced with something that essentially could kill them. What would she to say to those people, other than “Well, we should put more money into looking for police answers”?

The answer is to prevent contraband tobacco, to regulate it, to cut this demand, and to cut the supply when it is not regulated. This is the only way to go.

I would ask the member to respond directly to those families who will, unfortunately, see deaths because of tobacco, particularly contraband tobacco, in the near future.