Derek Vincent LEE

LEE, Derek Vincent, B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 2, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Lee_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=343f8a28-17d8-4230-9774-2805e41a7395&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
LIB
  Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (September 1, 1999 - September 12, 2001)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (September 1, 1999 - September 12, 2001)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Scarborough--Rouge River (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 384)


March 21, 2011

Mr. Derek Lee

With regard to Recreational Infrastructure Canada projects in Prince Edward Island: (a) in which federal riding is each project located; (b) what is the description of each project; (c) what is the expected cost of each project; and (d) what is the expected completion date of each project?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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March 21, 2011

Mr. Derek Lee

With regard to ecoENERGY Fund projects in the Yukon: (a) what is the description of each project; (b) what is the expected cost of each project; and (c) what is the expected completion date of each project?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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March 21, 2011

Mr. Derek Lee (Scarborough—Rouge River, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I was wondering what the hon. member would think about the following perspective, that lying behind this particular set of facts that gave rise to this amending legislation was a situation that involved common law defences and the statutorily written defences in the Criminal Code.

I always thought that the combination of the two was sufficient to deal with the actual case at hand. As it turned out, they were sufficient to deal with the case at hand because the charges against the individual involved were dropped or dismissed. In fact, they were not dropped but were proceeded with, which was the big problem, as they occasioned costs and all kinds of potential embarrassment to this citizen, this businessman.

However, I am just wondering if the hon. member would agree that the government is now going back and tinkering with the common law defences, because over half of this bill deals with the common law self-defence provisions. Will the tinkering not hurt the purpose of the bill, which was just to fix the one problem identified in the fact situation?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act
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March 21, 2011

Mr. Derek Lee

With regard to Recreational Infrastructure Canada projects in the Yukon: (a) what is the description of each project; (b) what is the expected cost of each project; and (c) what is the expected completion date of each project?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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March 7, 2011

Mr. Derek Lee

Mr. Speaker, it is true that the government is not the only party in the House that has spent time on this file. I personally have spent quite a few hours on this file both downtown, in my office, on the phone, et cetera.

However, I would respond with one caution, and that is this. In attempting to codify, to define the common-law rights of self-defence in the way it has, by putting conditions and provisos in particular circumstances and situations, the government may actually be shrinking the rights of self-defence without knowing it. This is what we have to turn our minds to. In my view, it is an unnecessary Criminal Code amendment. The rationale for it is yet unclear.

I am looking forward to hearing those answers in due course.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act
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