James MOORE

MOORE, The Hon. James, P.C., B.A., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Port Moody--Westwood--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
Birth Date
June 10, 1976
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Moore_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c7660459-7e05-4540-b825-ce3958285806&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
broadcaster

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - December 22, 2003
CA
  Port Moody--Coquitlam--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Port Moody--Coquitlam--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Port Moody--Westwood--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Port Moody--Westwood--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (February 7, 2006 - April 9, 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics (April 10, 2006 - June 24, 2008)
  • Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific Gateway) (2010 Olympics) (Official Languages) (June 25, 2008 - October 29, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Port Moody--Westwood--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
  • Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific Gateway) (2010 Olympics) (Official Languages) (June 25, 2008 - October 29, 2008)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister for Official Languages (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Port Moody--Westwood--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister for Official Languages (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (February 15, 2013 - February 21, 2013)
  • Minister of Industry (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Port Moody--Westwood--Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Canadian Heritage (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister for Official Languages (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (February 15, 2013 - February 21, 2013)
  • Minister of Industry (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 452)


May 28, 2015

Hon. James Moore

Mr. Speaker, I am happy to talk to my colleague about the substance of the bill at any time.

I would just say to my colleagues that this legislation has been before Parliament now for well over a year. A lot of people on all sides of this House have contributed greatly to the debate and the substance of this legislation. We think we have the right balance.

I appreciate the support of the Privacy Commissioner as well as a number of organizations that recognize that this legislation is very much needed in Canada. It bring us up to an international standard of privacy protection for Canadians, and I am looking forward to the passage of this legislation.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Digital Privacy Act
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May 28, 2015

Hon. James Moore

Mr. Speaker, I know this is a very well-articulated and long-standing concern of the leader of the Green Party on this matter.

With regard to Bill S-4, the time in the House is precious. I personally have the view that I would like to see Parliament sit later into the evenings. Parliament is going to go from a 308-seat House to a 338-seat House, so affording more members of Parliament the opportunity to speak on more bills is an admirable goal. I would hope the Standing Orders in the next Parliament might reflect that.

If we look at other jurisdictions, for example, the U.S. Congress sits very late into the evening, but it also has an approach where it has fixed times for debate of specific bills. It allots to all political parties specific speaking slots and it is done a very different way. Perhaps this conversation needs to be had, given that the House will grow in size by 30 seats this coming fall.

There are other ways in which the government could accommodate, in a meaningful way, people's views on government legislation.

With regard to Bill S-4, which is a technical bill, as well as with the Copyright Modernization Act and other legislation that I have had the responsibility to steer through the House, I suspect the opposition parties would concede that we have tried to approach this in a pretty non-ideological, non-partisan way to draw in opinion from the private sector, from academics and from those who are interested in digital policy and privacy policy to arrive at legislation that would be as effective as possible and would move the country forward in a significant way.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Digital Privacy Act
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May 28, 2015

Hon. James Moore

Mr. Speaker, the amendments in this legislation introduce requirements for organizations to report potentially harmful breaches of information security safeguards, like data breaches. For example, if there is a data breach on credit card information on a website, they have to report that information to the Privacy Commissioner immediately and also notify the affected individuals. It is a dual track of accountability. If someone involved in e-commerce is purchasing something on a website and that website may have been hacked and the person's information has been potentially lost or stolen, there is an immediate responsibility for the firm that has lost the information to report it directly to the Privacy Commissioner and also to the people who are affected. There is a dual track of accountability, and this is essential.

Failing to report these kinds of data breaches to either the individuals or the Privacy Commissioner would result in facing a penalty of up to $100,000 per offence. If there is a data breach of, say, a few hundred customers whose credit card information may have been stolen and that data breach is not reported to both the Privacy Commissioner and the individuals, in every single instance, there is up to a $100,000 fine. That is a stiff penalty, but we think it is necessary.

As more and more Canadians are migrating their businesses and academic pursuits online, we need to make sure information is being protected, not only by the government but obliquely by firms, and that they take their privacy obligations very seriously, stay ahead of the technological curve, and stay ahead of those who would want to steal people's information and use it for violations of their privacy and self-interest.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Digital Privacy Act
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May 28, 2015

Hon. James Moore

Fair enough, Mr. Speaker, but the member opposite could have, of course, on any other occasion asked questions about this legislation, which she chose not to, and that is her prerogative.

However, equally, the member who just asked this question and others who have been in this House who claim to be so amped up about the importance of this legislation and having a meaningful discussion in a non-partisan way have never contacted me, have never sat down with me, have never reached out to me to get a briefing on this legislation or talk about it. Here we are, after more than a year of this bill being before Parliament, and these members have never, ever engaged in debate on this subject.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Digital Privacy Act
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May 28, 2015

Hon. James Moore (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this is not the urgent matter that my colleague is making it out to be. We think it is very important to pass this bill, and as my colleague knows, the House will stop sitting in about three weeks.

We have already had a debate on this very complex bill. In my opinion, we have been very respectful of the members of the House of Commons and the opposition parties. We involved stakeholders from outside the House of Commons.

The Privacy Commissioner is on board with this. Mr. Therrien supports this bill and commends the government's approach in this bill.

It is truly essential that we move forward with this commitment and this approach for the sake of Canadians' privacy, in a world that is more digital than ever. We want this bill to become a reality for the sake of Canadians.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Digital Privacy Act
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