Paul John Mark SZABO

SZABO, Paul John Mark, B.Sc., M.B.A., C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Mississauga South (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 10, 1948
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Szabo
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6eb18fed-612e-4d87-9cc5-3996cd5f26c1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chartered accountant

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Mississauga South (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Mississauga South (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Mississauga South (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Mississauga South (Ontario)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Mississauga South (Ontario)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Mississauga South (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 863)


March 24, 2011

Mr. Paul Szabo (Mississauga South, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, the member has one part of the speech right; that is, that parties should work together.

However, the Conservative government was found to be in contempt of Parliament for refusing to provide the finance committee, a committee that she and I both serve on, with the information that we needed to do our jobs and, in fact, to take that information off the table, so that Canadians could not assess the various pieces of legislation that were proposed in certain activities. The member is well aware of that.

This is a matter of trust; it is a matter of integrity. The government has been found to be in contempt of Parliament and there will be a vote on that, certainly, and that will happen before the budget vote.

This is a matter of trust. The government cannot be trusted to provide the information, or to provide it accurately when it does, as testified before a number of committees by the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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March 24, 2011

Mr. Paul Szabo

Mr. Speaker, the member who just spoke is absolutely right. It is unparliamentary language to refer to any hon. member as being a liar. The practice is for the offending words to be withdrawn and, if the member refuses, the Speaker will need to consider further action.

I encourage the member simply to withdraw that word and we will move on.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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March 23, 2011

Mr. Paul Szabo (Mississauga South, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member on his presentation of Bill C-620. I think he has alerted the House to the importance of these matters. For those who may not have heard, the bill would increase the period within which the National Parole Board must provide a further review of parole and statutory release in the case of an offender serving a sentence for an offence involving violence. It is an important matter.

However, as it is with every bill, if it were that good the government would have already done it, which must mean that the member may have found a matter that does not in fact have clear support of all stakeholders and interested parties.

I wonder if the member could inform the House on whether he is aware of any group, organization or significant individuals who have disagreed with the actions proposed by the bill.

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Fairness for Victims of Violent Offenders Act
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March 23, 2011

Mr. Paul Szabo

Mr. Speaker, the House is now seized with a question of the government being in contempt of Parliament and the questioner and the chairman of the committee both have stated in this place, denigrating Parliament and its processes under the rules of this place. This appears to be yet another example of contempt for the rules of Parliament.

I would like both members to withdraw their comments about characterizing Parliament as a kangaroo court.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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March 23, 2011

Mr. Paul Szabo

Mr. Speaker, on the same point of order, due to the importance of what I think are the documents, the minister was not quite clear as to what he was tabling. Is this all of the information initially requested by the finance committee, so members will know what information is available?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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