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 5 of 452)


May 28, 2015

Hon. James Moore

With respect, Mr. Speaker, I am happy to debate the bill as much as the opposition would want to. This is a 30-minute time for debate, of back and forth, basically a 30-minute question period on this legislation. If New Democrats want to use that time to ask rhetorical partisan questions, they are free to do so. I am happy to stand here and talk substantively about any section of the bill for this half an hour.

Equally, I was before the industry committee for a two-hour period, answering questions of great substance from the hon. member's colleague, whom I know has spent a lot of time on this legislation in a good-faith effort to contribute to public policy and to talk about it there. I have appeared before the industry committee, including this week. I was before the committee for an hour; there were no questions from the NDP on this legislation. I was before the committee on three other occasions. There were no questions from the NDP on this legislation.

The member opposite could easily have come to the committee. Other members were there. She could have come and asked me questions on this legislation. She was not there. Equally, the member for Terrebonne—Blainville—

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

Hon. James Moore (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Provencher understands very well that what none of us should ever forget is the size of this country and the importance of making sure that we are all connected and have full access to the opportunities of the Internet, from e-commerce to educational opportunities and health services, that are bound together with access to the Internet.

We made a commitment as a government to connect 280,000 Canadian households to the Internet, and we have exceeded that by 76,000. We have done that. We are 40% under budget in connecting Canadian families.

The long-standing hope of this country for a few decades now has been that all Canadians have access to high-speed Internet. Because of this government and this Prime Minister, we have achieved that goal.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Telecommunications
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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 6, 2015

Hon. James Moore (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the CRTC decision from yesterday is an important contribution to ensuring that we have more competition in Canada's wireless sector. By putting a cap on roaming rates and ensuring that access to roaming is going to be accessible to new players, it is going to create more competition all across this country.

We have put more spectrum into the hands of the private sector, and therefore Canadians, than any government before in Canada's history. It is essential that we keep having policies that will keep us competitive so consumers have more choice, lower prices and more competition in all regions of Canada.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Telecommunications
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May 5, 2015

Hon. James Moore (Minister of Industry, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, that is a good question and I respect the member's sincerity on the matter, but of course we have taken action as a government. I just mentioned the satellite fee structure that we put in place.

Beyond that, we have our connecting Canadians program. We have done an RFP, and we have had a return from all of Canada. Our goal was to have 280,000 households connected, which would take us to over 99% of all households connected in Canada, and we have exceeded that with over 300,000 households. We are going to be making announcements next week, starting in Kenora. Then we are going to go to the Columbia River valley. We are going to go all across this country. We are going to make sure that all Canadians are connected to high-speed Internet all across the country.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Telecommunications
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