As Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence, I visited the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) Headquarters. The visit was a part of the committee’s study of the Canadian NORAD Region and aerial readiness. It was my pleasure to be greeted by MGen Christopher Coates, in his current posting at NORAD. I remember his […]
The decision to cut equipment purchases approved by our previous Conservative Government risks lives. That is my thought when in regards to the decision by the Trudeau Government to withhold funds for equipment like search and rescue helicopters and personal armour protection systems. As the MP whose constituency includes Garrison Petawawa, I pointed out to […]
On Friday in Question Period, I asked the Liberal Government to explain their decision to revoke support of a program which helps protect Canadian Armed Forces soldiers from chemical and biological agents in the field.
ON Wednesday, I asked the Liberal Government to explain their decision to return the Canadian Armed Forces to the decade of darkness.
I was pleased to be joined by the Hon. Ed Fast, MP in Arnprior to a special briefing for local businesses on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As Minister of International Trade in the Conservative Government, Mr. Fast negotiated the blockbuster trade deal. Thank-you to David Watson, President and CEO of Plaintree Systems in Arnprior for […]
On March 8th, 2016, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, appeared before the Standing Committee of National Defence. I questioned the Minister twice on his Government’s plans for National Security and the Canadian Armed Forces.
On March 8th, 2016, I rose in Question Period to ask the Government how many Canadian Armed Forces members must die before they realize the necessity of air cover.
I was pleased visit Calabogie Peaks Resort to announce $44,200 in funding through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). The funding will go towards the Paving a Pathway to Enable Accessibility to Activities and Building at Calabogie Peaks. Paul and Liz Murphy have made Calabogie Peaks a leader in accessibility advocacy and working to advance the […]
I am adding my voice to the concern the decision to cancel air support for our soldiers on the ground in Iraq jeopardizes their safety and will cost lives. The spouses and children of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) are my constituents. I am deeply concerned about the decision to remove air support while […]
As MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, I am asking local residents to “not hang up”, if they receive a call from Statistics Canada asking for participation in a Canadian Health Measures Survey. In response to constituents who have called my office asking if the call they have received asking for their participation in this survey is legitimate, yes […]