Keith P. MARTIN

MARTIN, The Hon. Dr. Keith P., P.C., B.Sc., M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
Birth Date
April 13, 1960
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Martin_(physician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c0377f5d-9a2b-4831-919c-8f5553270c2c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
January 14, 2004 - May 23, 2004
IND
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 417)


February 15, 2011

Hon. Keith Martin

Madam Speaker, on a point of order, it is one thing to have a constructive discourse in this hallowed hall, but it is another thing entirely to utterly misrepresent the positions of another party and to tell untruths.

I ask the hon. member to retract the statements he has made. He is misrepresenting this party. He is telling untruths to the public and he is doing a disservice to his party, our country and this House.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Abolition of Early Parole Act
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February 15, 2011

Hon. Keith Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, Lib.)

Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his defence of a position that most people in the House can actually support because it is based on fact.

My colleague raised the issue of Mr. Gingrich in the United States and the fact that all of us are in favour of reducing crime. However, in terms of cost benefit, one of the most effective and science-based approaches to reducing the number of criminals, reducing the number of victims and reducing crime is through early learning programs.

In Ypsilanti, Michigan, there is more than a 35-year experience with the head start program that showed that for youth crime there was a 60% reduction in youth crime, massive declines in welfare rates and improved access and outcomes in school. All of those work dramatically and effectively to reduce crime and the cost is merely a fraction of what it takes to incarcerate somebody, which can be anywhere upward of $120,000 a year for somebody in a maximum security prison.

The government literally annihilated a plan that we had put forward, which was signed with the provinces, for an early learning head start program. Will the hon. member comment on the effectiveness of early learning programs from the prenatal stage to age five, which, I might add, would also address one of the major problems that we have in jail, which is the issue of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects?

Would my colleague inform the government that it would be well advised, for the safety of the public and for the wise use of the public purse, to support a national early learning head start program?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Abolition of Early Parole Act
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December 6, 2010

Hon. Keith Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague comes from a city where organized crime has taken root, as it has across our country. It is a very serious problem in her city, as it is for all of us.

Does my colleague think that the Government of Canada should be taking a much more intelligent view with respect to crime, particularly organized crime? It is not doing as much as it ought to be doing to address organized crime, which is a very serious problem.

Police agencies, particularly the RCMP, try very hard to deal with this problem. They are labouring under some fairly archaic rules and regulations. One thing the government could do is work with the RCMP more closely and ask front-line officers what they need to conduct proper, effective investigations to build cases against these individuals and bring them to trial.

Does my friend think that the Government of Canada should be taking a smarter view to deal with crime? Does she think that one thing it could be doing is listening to the grassroots RCMP officers on the ground about the challenges they are facing and deal with their unmet needs?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Ensuring Safe Vehicles Imported from Mexico for Canadians Act
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December 6, 2010

Hon. Keith Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I want to ask my colleague a question that relates to trafficking of cars, which is often related to organized crime gangs and trafficking of drugs. These are products that organized crime gangs use to generate funds for their illicit activities.

There is an enormous need for the government to work more closely with the not only the RCMP in Canada with the RCMP but also with Interpol to deal with the trafficking and activities of organized crime gangs.

One of the issues is the sharing of information. Interpol has indicated that it would like Canada to take a much greater role, to work with Interpol to share information. Only by sharing information will we be able to have a more effective approach to dealing with the transnational organized crime gangs that are so parasitic in our world.

This is not only a role which we can do with Interpol, but also internationally, with Canada taking a lead role and trying to encourage other members of Interpol to work more closely together with the information sharing aspect.

Does my colleague think we should ask our government to take this opportunity to work more closely with Interpol and help it overcome some of the structural barriers it has in being able to be a more effective agent to deal with organized crime gangs?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Ensuring Safe Vehicles Imported from Mexico for Canadians Act
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December 6, 2010

Hon. Keith Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have two questions for my colleague. First, does he not think there are better standards that could be applied for vehicle emissions that could be utilized?

Second, does he not believe that vehicle emissions standards could be done in a way that would provide better North American standards for our country as well as for the United States and Mexico?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Ensuring Safe Vehicles Imported from Mexico for Canadians Act
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