Dan MCTEAGUE

MCTEAGUE, The Hon. Dan, P.C., B.A. (Hons.)

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Pickering--Scarborough East (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 16, 1962
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_McTeague
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3414fb56-c9d7-4a95-8cef-87d72a864e04&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
policy adviser, political assistant, public relations officer

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Ontario (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Pickering--Ajax--Uxbridge (Ontario)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Pickering--Ajax--Uxbridge (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on Canadians Abroad (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Pickering--Scarborough East (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on Canadians Abroad (December 12, 2003 - July 19, 2004)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Pickering--Scarborough East (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Pickering--Scarborough East (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 156)


March 24, 2011

Hon. Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I have a smile on my face and the member for Edmonton—Leduc will probably be doing the same thing.

We have worked very well in the past. I also want to compliment the member on his fine work, not just on industry but on the Standing Committee on Finance. It is encouraging to see that we have members in this House who are uniting forces and able to make people in this Parliament work so well. We look forward to his good works after the next election.

The member would find my question predictable because it is clearly something I had waited for in what appears to be the last budget of this Parliament. That is, the promise made by his party with respect to reducing the fuel burden on our truckers and on industry.

In the last election, the Conservatives campaigned on a 2¢ per litre reduction in diesel taxes. That election is almost finished and we are coming to another election. The term of the government is almost there. I wonder if the hon. member remembers that promise made by his government. We are dealing with high fuel prices and high food prices. The time would be now. Why is it not in the budget?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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March 9, 2011

Hon. Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, for 15 months Canadian Philip Halliday has languished in a Spanish prison, awaiting his chance to prove his innocence.

He is also waiting desperately for much needed gallbladder surgery. He has lost almost 50 pounds. And now we have learned that he is now suffering from very serious liver and kidney diseases, which are in fact leading to substantial unintended consequences.

Would the minister responsible for consular affairs finally ask Spanish authorities to provide Mr. Halliday with immediate treatment to save his life?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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February 9, 2011

Hon. Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have the pleasure to present a petition signed by a number of residents in the greater Toronto area who reinforce the leadership and efforts by my colleague from the riding of Richmond Hill.

The petitioners call upon the Parliament of Canada to urge the Minister of Foreign Affairs to intervene on behalf of Saeed Malekpour.

Mr. Malekpour is a permanent resident of Canada who is currently in prison in Iran and is potentially facing, as my good colleague from Richmond Hill suggested, the death penalty.

The petitioners believe Mr. Malekpour has been subjected to torture and has received very little in the way of due diligence and duty of care while in prison. He has been subject to a false confession. The petitioners urge the Government of Canada to engage with Iran to do everything possible to ensure that he receives a fair and transparent trial and is provided with appropriate legal counsel to defend himself against any charges made against him.

As the critic for consular affairs, I can say that this party supports this initiative and we ask that the government act as soon as possible, as do the petitioners.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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February 2, 2011

Hon. Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, let us set the record straight. The Conservatives' short-sighted, ill-advised and reckless CRTC policy direction of 2006 by the former minister, and their conservative colleague from Beauce, created today's usage billing fiasco.

Here is some free advice for that minister. For the sake of consumers, competition, business and innovation, use section 12 of the Telecommunications Act and issue an order in council to rescind the CRTC decision on usage based billing.

Will that minister act?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Telecommunications Industry
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February 2, 2011

Hon. Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, you have created that mess. Now fix it.

Yesterday the Minister of Industry was asked whether he would overturn the CRTC's decision that will allow Internet service providers to charge Canadians more, while also limiting competition. He replied that he would review the decision, not overturn it. Let me be crystal clear.

Will the minister invoke section 12 of the Telecommunications Act in order to ensure healthy competition for Canadian Internet users? Will he repair the damage he has caused since 2006?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Telecommunications Industry
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