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 3 of 156)


January 31, 2011

Hon. Dan McTeague

With regard to advertising by the Treasury Board or its agencies: (a) what was the total amount of money spent by the department and each of its agencies since January 1, 2009, in multi-cultural targeted print, radio, television and web-based media; (b) what was the exact placement of each ad purchase; and (c) what was the target demographic of each advertisement?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Return
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December 13, 2010

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

Mr. Speaker, I know that the hon. member for Malpeque, as a former solicitor general, has a bit of experience in this area.

I have followed this case for some time. In fact, I have had several bills doing what the government apparently is not prepared to do, and well before the MacDonnell case.

Very specific to this point about the power of the commissioner, would the hon. member enlighten this House as to whether or not what the government proposes falls short of the test in MacDonnell, which of course requires that there be an offset at the very least to the power of the commissioner? That offset would be a form of collective bargaining or the right for individuals, rank and file members of the RCMP, to have more than what they have currently, which amounts to a management-run union.

I am wondering if the hon. member could give us his opinion as to whether or not the test, the demand and the requirement of 18 months would probably fail as a result of the government monkeying around with legislation and wording.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Royal Canadian Mounted Police Modernization Act
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December 2, 2010

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

Mr. Speaker, Tom Flanagan was not the only adviser to the Prime Minister to call for the assassination of Mr. Assange.

Ezra Levant, the Prime Minister's war room director in the last election, the man who gave up the party nomination in Calgary Southwest for the Prime Minister, and the communications director for the Canadian Alliance, questioned in an op-ed, “Why is Assange still alive” and why has President Obama not ordered a hit on him yet.

Why will the Prime Minister not rise in his place right now and denounce these outrageous statements by two of his closest political advisers?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Release of Documents by WikiLeaks
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December 2, 2010

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

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister's mentor and former chief of staff, Tom Flanagan, made headlines around the world when he called for the targeted assassination of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. In England, The Guardian newspaper says that the Canadian Prime Minister's senior adviser has issued a fatwa against Mr. Assange. Netherlands' De Telegraaf is reporting the same.

Will the Prime Minister denounce the remarks of his mentor and clearly state that the Government of Canada does not, in fact, favour the covert assassination of anyone whatsoever?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Release of Documents by WikiLeaks
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November 23, 2010

Hon. Dan McTeague

Mr. Speaker, I tried to address that in some of my comments.

No, I am not one who believes there ought to be criminalization unless there are very egregious examples where someone has done this and done this repeatedly.

It also suggests to me that if the purpose, particularly as it relates to commercial interests, is that someone is trying to make more money, then the best way to hit them is in the pocketbook. If people are doing this to destroy or become involved in the destruction of someone else's property, I can assure the hon. member that there are already provisions in the Criminal Code, as the hon. member knows. That is, of course, a form of vandalism or theft of intellectual property, and that can be dealt with criminally.

From a strict commercial point of view, the sanctions in terms of monetary penalties are the way to go. They have to be serious, particularly when there are egregious examples.

The member has asked a question on international enforcement. I call upon Parliament to begin the process of understanding the various forms of international treaties that exist and to improve on those to ensure that there is no jurisdiction left open for international spammers that affect our businesses.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act
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