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Legislative Update

July 11, 2014

The Government of Canada successfully passed a number of very important pieces of legislation during the 2013 autumn and 2014 spring sessions. I was pleased to work with fellow Members of Parliament throughout the Parliamentary process through debates, committee and…


The Fair Elections Act

April 4, 2014

The integrity of Canada’s voting system is paramount to our democracy. The integrity of the system ensures that everyday Canadians remain in charge.  The Government made a commitment in the Speech from the Throne to introduce new legislation to help…


Victim Surcharge

April 4, 2014

Recently Parliament approved requiring victim surcharges to be paid by everyone convicted of a crime. As with many issues in a highly partisan political environment, this simple proposition has attracted controversy. The point is made that some people convicted of…

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