Maurice VELLACOTT

VELLACOTT, Dr. Maurice, B.R.E., M.Div., D.Min.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Vellacott
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=371336d4-a92b-4661-94b4-14d8939d7e94&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, minister

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - March 26, 2000
REF
  Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Saskatoon--Wanuskewin (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 128)


June 5, 2015

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I pay tribute to good staff that I have had over the past 18 years.

I want to thank Al, who was my very first staffer. We learned a lot of things together.

I express my gratefulness to Beth, who was a diligent worker and a very gifted writer.

I acknowledge John, who was my first research assistant on Parliament Hill, and a very thorough one.

Edna was my 15-year administrative assistant on the Hill, a very capable, committed staffer who made not more than a handful of mistakes in all of those years.

Wanda stepped in to effectively fill the role of administrative assistant in the constituency office during a couple of pregnancy leaves.

TV did an admirable job of relating to constituents and providing me with valuable feedback from his spring and fall mobile office tours.

Lori is efficient and remains chipper even in the face of difficult constituent cases.

AJ is firm and sensible in serving my constituents.

TJ is a good adviser and confidante and an astute legislative assistant.

Susanne has filled a gap in a reassuring way for me in the significant bookkeeping and financial aspects of this role.

Lastly, Barb has been a tremendous aid in research and in collaborating with me on pro-life issues.

I thank these staff members because I could not have done the job without them. Only eternity will tell the impact of what we have accomplished together. I thank each one.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Parliamentary Staff
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May 29, 2015

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the undersigned citizens of Canada draw our attention to the fact that a high percentage of prostitutes are forced into the sex trade and trafficked. Therefore, they ask us to legislate that it be a criminal offence to purchase sex with a woman, man, or child and that it be a criminal offence for pimps, madams, and others to profit from the proceeds of the nefarious sex trade.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 29, 2015

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition on ultrasounds being used in Canada to tell the sex of unborn children, and if the sex is that of a girl, the pregnancy is terminated. The petitioners draw attention to the fact that this is creating a global gender imbalance, resulting in girls being trafficked into prostitution. Therefore, they call on Parliament to condemn this worst form of discrimination against females.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 29, 2015

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, Canadians do not want the most recent tax increase proposed by the leader of the Liberal Party. It would be $1,000 of extra payroll tax out of their own pockets for every employee who earns just $60,000 a year. My Saskatonian constituents and all Canadians want more money in their pockets, not less money. The small businesses that employ those workers would also have to pay the equivalent amount of extra payroll tax, which would kill jobs.

We will vigorously oppose the Liberal leader's proposed tax increase, an increase that would punish workers. We will strenuously oppose it on behalf of all Canadians.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Taxation
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May 15, 2015

Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition in response to a CBC documentary showing that ultrasounds are being used to tell the sex of an unborn child, so that expectant parents can terminate the pregnancy if the unborn child is a girl. Knowing that Canadians are against sex selective pregnancy abortion and that there are 200 million missing girls worldwide, they are asking members of Parliament to condemn discrimination against girls through sex selective pregnancy termination.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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