Betty HINTON

HINTON, Betty

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Kamloops--Thompson--Cariboo (British Columbia)
Birth Date
February 22, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Hinton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6e0ca4d7-92bf-4ec0-90f3-ee03b6a0eb1b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businesswoman

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - December 22, 2003
CA
  Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys (British Columbia)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys (British Columbia)
  • Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Kamloops--Thompson (British Columbia)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Kamloops--Thompson--Cariboo (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs (February 7, 2006 - October 29, 2008)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 104)


March 13, 2008

Mrs. Betty Hinton

Mr. Speaker, we are in this Parliament and we have different groups representing all Canadians. We have a group whose sole purpose in the House of Commons is to separate from Canada. We have another group that is most definitely socialist in nature. However, as a group, we manage very nicely to get along.

For the member to suggest that a new fledgling government will be perfect, when he sits in a House that is far from perfect, makes no sense at all to me.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Afghanistan
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March 13, 2008

Mrs. Betty Hinton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Yesterday in the House of Commons very unparliamentary language came from the opposition side of the House. There is a decline, shall we say, in the behaviour of this House. I would implore all members of this House to bear in mind what it is we are sent here to do.

If members cannot respect the people who sent them here, I would ask them to respect the Chair of this House and the very fine officers who sit at the Table. The behaviour that is going on in here is deplorable.

Normally I would not stand to make this comment but, as many know, I will not be running again in the next election and it hurts me to realize how badly you are being treated, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Points of Order
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February 29, 2008

Mrs. Betty Hinton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of the fact that last year we added 12,000 veterans and their widows to the VIP. This year we have added another 12,000 with the $282 million we have put forward in the budget.

The sad record of the NDP is quite clear. Those members voted against the ex gratia payments for agent orange. They voted against doubling our operational stress injury clinics. They voted against hiring front line staff. They voted against funding for the veterans ombudsman and they voted against the veterans bill of rights.

That gentleman should sit down.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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February 29, 2008

Mrs. Betty Hinton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we are now allocating almost $800 million a year more than what the Liberals budgeted for in their last year in office. In three budgets the Conservative government has allocated $1.6 billion more for our veterans.

We have also delivered on our promise to implement the new veterans charter, establish a bill of rights for veterans, appoint a veterans ombudsman, and resolve the long standing agent orange issue.

I might also note that the member who has just spoken did not support any of those initiatives.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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February 26, 2008

Mrs. Betty Hinton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, reading from a googled research paper, it says “Women in Taliban stronghold protest kidnap of US aid worker”. I will not read you the entire content, but I would like to hear what your views are on the fact that women, who 10 years ago would not dare speak out, are now protesting in--

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Afghanistan
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