Paul CALANDRA

CALANDRA, Paul, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Oak Ridges--Markham (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 13, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Calandra
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1d35e58c-52b0-42f0-a344-c31524b2d07a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
executive assistant, insurance broker

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Oak Ridges--Markham (Ontario)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Oak Ridges--Markham (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (May 25, 2011 - September 18, 2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Oak Ridges--Markham (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (May 25, 2011 - September 18, 2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 279)


June 19, 2015

Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, as you know, we do no such thing. It was the Senate that invited the Auditor General in to review senators' expenses, and we expect them to co-operate in that process.

At the same time, the report of the House administration found that there are 68 members of the NDP caucus who owe three times as much as the Auditor General identified with respect to the Senate. It is $2.7 million, and as of July 1, the NDP members will be forced to repay by having their wages garnished instead of doing the right thing and repaying it on their own. It is a shame. They should have done the right thing on their own.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 19, 2015

Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, when I first got here in 2008, the member for Medicine Hat was asking of the Liberal Party—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 19, 2015

Mr. Paul Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank the good people of Oak Ridges—Markham for the opportunity to represent them in this House.

As members know, my riding is the largest riding in Canada, but it will no longer exist after this election. It will be split into four different ridings, and as part of that redistribution, I will be losing the historic towns of King and Richmond Hill or Oak Ridges. I want to thank them for allowing me to represent them.

I wish all of my colleagues a very happy, safe, and healthy summer. It has been a pleasure answering their questions, as much as they seem to have enjoyed asking them.

I thank my great team, Nathalie James, Owen Macri, Jennifer Cagney, Jessica Plume, Amy Day, Jessica Baran, and Carole Halse for their work.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Oak Ridges—Markham
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June 19, 2015

Mr. Paul Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we have put on the table some significant reforms to the Senate, and now it is, of course, up to the Council of the Federation to look at.

However, I want to quote something: “Can you confirm where these employees will be working? The employment forms indicate that they all live in the Montreal area but they will be working in the Ottawa office? Will they be in a set office [ in Montreal or Ottawa]?”

The response from the leadership of the NDP: they will work “In Ottawa”.

The problem with that is they worked in Montreal in an illegal partisan office, and they should repay the $2.7 million they owe taxpayers.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 19, 2015

Mr. Paul Calandra

Now, Mr. Speaker, here it is on the last day of this session, and the member for Medicine Hat is still asking—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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