Bryon WILFERT

WILFERT, The Hon. Bryon, P.C., B.A., B.Ed., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Richmond Hill (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 14, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryon_Wilfert
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=270eed77-cf5d-4c14-9ee8-2e8ad61fba99&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
teacher

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Oak Ridges (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Oak Ridges (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (February 19, 2002 - December 11, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Richmond Hill (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Richmond Hill (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Richmond Hill (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 194)


January 31, 2011

Hon. Bryon Wilfert

With regard to the failed negotiations that led to the recent restrictions of the Canadian Forces’ use of the Camp Mirage Air Base in the United Arab Emirates: (a) on a line-by-line basis, what are the known and estimated financial costs of losing privileged access to this base for the Canadian Forces; (b) on what date were these cost estimates completed and by which federal department(s); (c) on what date were these cost estimates submitted to the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office, respectively; (d) what are the details of the expanded landing rights offered to the United Arab Emirates as part of discussions on revising the Canada-UAE Air Services Agreement, including details of all constraints on seat capacity and maximum flights to any and all destinations in Canada; and (e) has the Department of National Defence or the Canadian Forces completed a detailed analysis of how the restriction of the Canadian Forces' use of Camp Mirage will impact the mortality rate of Canadian soldiers ending a tour of duty in Afghanistan and, if so, (i) what are the contents and results of this analysis, (ii) which ministers had access to these results and on what dates did they receive access?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Return
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December 15, 2010

Hon. Bryon Wilfert (Richmond Hill, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, for two years this government has done nothing while Canadian resident, Saeed Malekpour, has languished in Iran's notorious Evin prison. It did nothing when he was kidnapped and thrown into jail, nothing when he was forced to confess under torture, and nothing when he was sentenced to death.

The Prime Minister's Office and the Minister of Foreign Affairs have voiced concerns about other detainees who have done nothing in terms of connections to this country, while Mr. Malekpour has received barely a passing mention by the parliamentary secretary.

Is this government actually prepared to do anything to save the life of Mr. Malekpour?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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December 7, 2010

Hon. Bryon Wilfert (Richmond Hill, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-China Legislative Association and the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation in the 18th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum held in the Republic of Singapore January 17-22, 2010.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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December 7, 2010

Hon. Bryon Wilfert (Richmond Hill, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure to present a petition in support of a national housing strategy from constituents of my riding and the surrounding areas.

The petitioners call for an increased federal role in housing through investments, not for profit housing, housing for the homeless, access to housing for those with different needs, including seniors and persons with disabilities, and sustainable and environmentally sound design standards.

The petitioners would like the government to create a national housing strategy as soon as possible.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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December 6, 2010

Hon. Bryon Wilfert

With regard to the recent request by the Department of National Defence for bids for new fire trucks: (a) how many companies bid; (b) how many of these companies were from Canada; (c) what was the winning bid; and (d) why wasn’t a longer tendering period used for such a large procurement?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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