Vic TOEWS

TOEWS, The Hon. Vic, P.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Provencher (Manitoba)
Birth Date
September 10, 1952
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Toews
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ab143dd3-e5b4-43fc-bc61-1279f1c395e9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
counsel, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - December 22, 2003
CA
  Provencher (Manitoba)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (February 6, 2006 - January 3, 2007)
  • President of the Treasury Board (January 4, 2007 - January 18, 2010)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • President of the Treasury Board (January 4, 2007 - January 18, 2010)
  • Minister of Public Safety (January 19, 2010 - July 9, 2013)
May 2, 2011 - July 9, 2013
CPC
  Provencher (Manitoba)
  • Minister of Public Safety (January 19, 2010 - July 9, 2013)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 361)


June 18, 2013

Hon. Vic Toews (Minister of Public Safety, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the NDP leader's true colours were all on display last week. In a stunning display of elitism, he demanded special treatment from law enforcement based on his position, and when he did not receive it he made threats to the female RCMP member who had confronted him.

Not to be outdone, the member for Timmins—James Bay dismissively said that this female RCMP member was nothing more than a meter maid.

Our government has listened to law enforcement and has passed numerous laws to keep our streets and communities safe. The New Democrats seem to have opposed these measures simply due to their own lack of respect for those who daily put their lives on the line to keep us safe.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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June 17, 2013

Hon. Vic Toews (Minister of Public Safety, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, contrary to the suggestion of the NDP member for Timmins—James Bay that female RCMP officers are meter maids, our Conservative government thanks all RCMP members for their service.

Thousands of tourists, including many children, pass through Parliament Hill every week. Last week, the conduct of the NDP leader could have put them at risk. Angry outbursts, intimidation and seeking special treatment are no way to treat the women and men who ensure our safety here on Parliament Hill.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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June 10, 2013

Hon. Vic Toews (Minister of Public Safety, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I will not get into those kinds of cheap shots that the member does.

I may not have been blessed with the same intelligence she has, but I try to make up for it with hard work. I try to work with my colleagues in the House. We have brought good legislation forward that would transform the RCMP.

Unfortunately, that member and her party have consistently stood in the way of meaningful reform for the RCMP.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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June 10, 2013

Hon. Vic Toews (Minister of Public Safety, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, our government has taken strong action to restore pride in Canada's national police force.

Harassment in the RCMP, especially harassment of a sexual nature, is a problem. The commissioner, like all Canadians, finds it totally unacceptable and our government agrees.

What I do not understand is that when we had the debate to see what legislation was needed by the RCMP, who stood up to vote against it? That member and his party.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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June 4, 2013

Hon. Vic Toews (Minister of Public Safety, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the facts are clear. Our measures to keep Canadians safe are working. Firearms-related homicides are at their lowest point in 50 years. Homicides committed with handguns are down by 30% since 2008.

Thanks to the strong measures this government has brought in with mandatory prison sentences for that type of firearm, this success is continuing. Unfortunately, that member and his party failed to support the measures that are turning around the issue of gun crime.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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