Peter VAN LOAN

VAN LOAN, The Hon. Peter, P.C., B.A., LL.B., M.A., M.Sc.Pl.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
York--Simcoe (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 18, 1963
Website
http://petervanloan.com
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=aa58e8f5-4a46-4c79-8e97-b9ebe28c9d9a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
peter.vanloan@parl.gc.ca
Profession
lawyer, professor

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  York--Simcoe (Ontario)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  York--Simcoe (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs (February 7, 2006 - November 26, 2006)
  • Minister for Sport (November 27, 2006 - January 3, 2007)
  • Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (November 27, 2006 - January 3, 2007)
  • President of the Queen's Privy Council (November 27, 2006 - January 3, 2007)
  • Conservative Party House Leader (January 4, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (January 4, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
  • Minister for Democratic Reform (January 4, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  York--Simcoe (Ontario)
  • Conservative Party House Leader (January 4, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (January 4, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
  • Minister for Democratic Reform (January 4, 2007 - October 29, 2008)
  • Minister of Public Safety (October 30, 2008 - January 18, 2010)
  • Minister of International Trade (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  York--Simcoe (Ontario)
  • Minister of International Trade (January 19, 2010 - May 17, 2011)
  • Conservative Party House Leader (May 18, 2011 - November 3, 2015)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (May 18, 2011 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  York--Simcoe (Ontario)
  • Conservative Party House Leader (May 18, 2011 - November 3, 2015)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (May 18, 2011 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 683)


September 24, 2018

Hon. Peter Van Loan

Mr. Speaker, I very much enjoyed the time with the hon. member for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke. He has similar roots as a party operative in the past, and that often brings people together, even across different parties, because we know what we go through to make this system of democracy work, and he has certainly been part of that in the past.

I appreciate his comments on history and on the monarchy. My wife will be very encouraged to hear him take that position, and as shadow minister for Canadian Heritage, a role I held for the past three years, that was something that was important to me.

Most important of all, it is fair to say that we have become friends, notwithstanding differences on many issues. At the end of the day, while we should always be suspicious of friendships across party lines, I have quite enjoyed his friendship and that of many others on the other perspectives.

When we become committed to this institution, to the way it works, to the way the House works and the way our democracy works, when we can see past the issues to see the importance of that and that in the end, the people who tell us what to do are always right, this democracy works well. There can be no better place for it and no more wonderful place for it than in this august chamber.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Accessible Canada Act
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September 24, 2018

Hon. Peter Van Loan

Mr. Speaker, I am not surprised that a Liberal would take delight in calling me history.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Accessible Canada Act
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September 24, 2018

Hon. Peter Van Loan

Mr. Speaker, I think the speech that I am best known for is the one where I start, “I wish to advise the House that we have failed to reach an agreement with the members of the other parties regarding a process and henceforth move....” That, of course, is time allocation.

I thank the hon. member for her kind intervention. We have in common a deep history and links to, let us call it, the extra-parliamentary party side, working for our party and helping it to succeed. I know I will be in touch with her in the future as she continues to do that work as I do it from the other side as an ordinary citizen and volunteer once again. I thank the member again for her kind comments.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Accessible Canada Act
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September 24, 2018

Hon. Peter Van Loan

Mr. Speaker, having sat on the other side and heard so many discussions from this side, certainly I was under the impression that we would never see time allocation. Indeed, I am disappointed that on my last day I will not have the opportunity to vote against one of those time allocation motions that the Liberals said they would never introduce.

I am pleased to see that as history has moved forward, perhaps the wisdom of my approach is being validated.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Accessible Canada Act
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September 24, 2018

Hon. Peter Van Loan (York—Simcoe, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, for 10 years the Lake Simcoe cleanup fund made a difference, allowing community-based environmental groups to undertake projects to remediate Lake Simcoe's health. It worked. The science has shown native species returning and breeding for the first time in decades. Water quality is measurably improved but still more needs to be done.

Despite the past successes, the Liberals cancelled the fund. It makes no sense to reverse the real progress being made on the lake's environment. Will the Liberal government reverse its cancellation of the Lake Simcoe cleanup fund?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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