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  • His favourite word was justice.

Last in Parliament July 2013, as Conservative MP for Provencher (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 71% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Public Safety March 19th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, rather than standing up for law-abiding immigrants who work hard and play by the rules, the NDP chooses to make things easier for those who defy our laws and take advantage of Canadians' generosity. In fact, the NDP even voted against the faster removal of foreign criminals act.

Public Safety March 19th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, at least I am consistent in my colour; it is blue. I see he is not reading from an orange paper.

The show he is talking about is about the situations faced daily by our front-line border officers. I am very proud of those officers and the privacy of individuals is protected at all times. The majority of episodes deal with front-line CBSA officers stopping criminals from entering Canada. We expect the CBSA to enforce Canada's laws and ensure the safety and security of law-abiding Canadians.

Public Safety March 19th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, we expect that chief firearms officers and their officials will enforce the law appropriately. We, unlike the New Democrats, are taking real action to crack down on crime, while ensuring law-abiding hunters, farmers and sports shooters are never treated like criminals.

The New Democrats have promised to bring back the long gun registry if they are given the chance. We will not give them that opportunity.

Questions on the Order Paper March 18th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), the current Regional Treatment Centre, RTC, can accommodate 143 inmates, plus five more in observation cells if required. As of January 24, 2013, there were 121 inmates at the RTC.

With regard to (b), 96 inmates are expected to be accommodated in the new RTC at Bath Institution.

With regard to (c), 26 inmates are expected to be accommodated in the new RTC at Millhaven Institution.

With regard to (d), there are 143 beds at the current RTC; all are in single cells. As of January 24, 2013, there were 121 inmates at the RTC.

With regard to (e), there will be 96 beds at the new RTC at Bath Institution, all single cells.

With regard to (f), there will be 26 beds at the new RTC at Millhaven Institution, all single cells.

With regard to (g), there is one pharmacy and five locked medication dispensaries at the current RTC.

With regard to (h), there will be no pharmacy at the new RTC at Bath Institution; however, there will be a locked medication dispensary.

With regard to (i), there will be no pharmacy at the new RTC at Millhaven Institution; however, there will be a locked medication dispensary.

With regard to (j), there are eight common rooms at the current RTC.

With regard to (k), there will be four common rooms in the new RTC at Bath Institution to accommodate eight ranges of offenders.

With regard to (l), there will be no common rooms for the new RTC at Millhaven Institution; however there will be space available within the institution as required.

With regard to (m), it is difficult to specify the exact number at the current RTC, as offices are often used for the purpose of private interviews.

With regard to (n), there will be four multi-purpose rooms to be used for private interview rooms at the new RTC at Bath Institution as part of the new general purpose building specific to the treatment centre needs.

With regard to (o), there will be a sharing of current private interview space at Millhaven Institution that will be available for both Millhaven and RTC staff.

With regard to (p), there are currently no cubicles at the current RTC.

With regard to (q), there will be 16 cubicles for staff at the new RTC at Bath Institution.

With regard to (r), there will not be any specific cubicles for staff at the new RTC at Millhaven Institution.

With regard to (s), correctional officers at the new RTCs, at both Bath and Millhaven Institutions, will receive the exact same instruction on working with inmates with psychiatric illness.

With regard to (t), the correctional officer deployment standards for both sites have not yet been finalized.

Public Safety March 18th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, when that program was brought forward, it was made clear to all the provinces that this was a one-time-only police officer recruitment fund. I am pleased to see that it gained so much support from the provinces.

Moving on, I would like to ask that member when she and members of her party, since the NDP who replaced them certainly are not doing it, will come on board and defend and protect our efforts to hold criminals accountable.

Public Safety March 18th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, while our government is taking strong action to protect our children from sexual predators, it is clear that more needs to be done to protect children from the heinous crime of sexual abuse.

Our government is committed to protecting children in Canada and abroad from sex offenders. We intend to take further action against international sex tourism and, indeed, we welcome the support of the Toronto Star.

Cracking down on sexual offences against children continues to be one of our government's priorities to keep our communities safe, despite the jitters and laughter from the NDP.

Public Safety March 18th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, it is truly shameful that when the Leader of the Opposition goes abroad his priority is importing violent criminals into Canada.

Mr. Freeman shot a front-line Chicago police officer, not once, not twice, but three times, leaving that officer permanently paralyzed. These kinds of foreign nationals, convicted of dangerous and violent crimes, are not admissible to Canada.

Reckless policies on immigration, like opposing the faster removal of foreign criminals bill and advocating for those who shoot brave front-line peace—

Public Safety March 18th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, the show is about the situations faced daily by our front-line border officers. The privacy of individuals is respected at all times. It is important to remember that illegal immigrants cost law-abiding Canadian taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and they cost the member's constituents, our constituents, thousands of jobs. We expect the CBSA to enforce Canada's immigration laws by removing individuals who take advantage of Canada's generous immigration system by jumping the queue.

Public Safety March 18th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, the show is about the situation faced daily by our front-line border officers. The privacy of individuals is protected at all times.

It is important to remember that illegal immigrants cost law-abiding Canadian taxpayers millions of dollars each year and thousands of jobs. We expect the CBSA to enforce Canada's immigration laws by removing individuals who take advantage of Canada's generous immigration system by jumping the queue.

Public Safety March 18th, 2013

Mr. Speaker, the show is about the situation faced daily by our front-line border officers. The privacy of individuals is protected at all times.

However, it is important to remember that each year illegal immigrants cost law-abiding Canadian taxpayers millions of dollars and thousands of jobs. We expect the CBSA to enforce Canada's immigration laws by removing individuals who take advantage of Canada's generous immigration system by jumping the queue.