Gordon O'CONNOR

O'CONNOR, The Hon. Gordon, P.C., B.A. , B.Sc.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Carleton--Mississippi Mills (Ontario)
Birth Date
May 18, 1939
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_O'Connor
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=84b1612a-384e-4a19-8425-3ddbe9d7d1e4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
consultant

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Carleton--Lanark (Ontario)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Carleton--Mississippi Mills (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Defence (February 6, 2006 - August 13, 2007)
  • Minister of National Revenue (August 14, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Carleton--Mississippi Mills (Ontario)
  • Minister of National Revenue (August 14, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
  • Chief Government Whip (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State and Chief Government Whip (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party of Canada (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Carleton--Mississippi Mills (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State and Chief Government Whip (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party of Canada (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Carleton--Mississippi Mills (Ontario)
  • Chief Government Whip (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State and Chief Government Whip (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Whip of the Conservative Party of Canada (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 271)


June 18, 2014

Hon. Gordon O'Connor

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would ask that the member stay on the subject. Talking about abortion and other subjects does not have anything to do with the mines that we are talking about.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act
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June 18, 2014

Hon. Gordon O'Connor (Carleton—Mississippi Mills, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have a few points for the member. It has already been said that we will not use cluster munitions. Even though we had them a while ago, we did not use them and we will not use them in the future because we will not have any. That also means we will not produce, stockpile, transport and, as I said, use munitions.

I listened to the member's explanation of article 21. It sounds okay to me. I do not have any problems with article 21.

The other point I want to make is this. If our troops are in battle with the United States and an airstrike comes in, the Americans would not tell us what they would strike with; they would just tell us to stay out of a certain area. It may be cluster munitions; it may not be cluster munitions. In that case, they have not signed any treaty so it is okay for them. We have signed a treaty so we cannot use them, but we would take advantage of it if it is there. We would not walk away from it. It would be silly to do that. We would not say to our American neighbours that we would not ever go to war with them because they had cluster munitions.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act
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June 16, 2014

Hon. Gordon O'Connor (Carleton—Mississippi Mills, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I listened to the spokesperson for the opposition and I have to question a few points.

First of all, he said that soldiers are out fighting for democracy. We did not fight for democracy in Afghanistan. We did not fight for democracy in Iraq. We did not fight for democracy in Libya. In the 1950s when we were in Korea, the south was not a democracy, and we did not fight for democracy either. Fighting as a soldier does not mean we have to fight for democracy. Sometimes we do and sometimes we do not.

The member also mentioned pacifism. We do not have an aura of pacifism about us. We have never been pacifists. We always fight for a cause and we stay with that cause.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act
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May 28, 2014

Hon. Gordon O'Connor (Carleton—Mississippi Mills, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have been listening to the member relating how many immigrants the Liberals had on their list and how many we had on our list. I have been in the House for 10 years. I was here when the Liberals were in power, and I was here well before the hon. member. When we took over in 2006, the Liberals had 800,000 people on their list. The prediction was it would take six years to get through that list.

At the moment, our list is 350,000, and if the bill is passed, we will get it done in two years.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act
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May 15, 2014

Hon. Gordon O'Connor (Carleton—Mississippi Mills, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, when I look at the CBC and its various parts, I see the radio system is a good system. If they want to fiddle with it a bit, fine, but it is a good system. Newsworld is a good system. Even the French TV serves a good purpose, but I cannot see any purpose for English TV. If we check all the English TV programs, we see that most of them come from the United States. It is no different from CTV, Global, and all the other channels. I think CBC English TV should be considered for elimination.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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