Chuck CADMAN

CADMAN, Chuck

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Surrey North (British Columbia)
Birth Date
February 21, 1948
Deceased Date
July 9, 2005
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Cadman
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c9acbca8-dd17-4051-985e-bf42755cd6ad&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
certified electrical and engineering technician, musician

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - March 26, 2000
REF
  Surrey North (British Columbia)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Surrey North (British Columbia)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Surrey North (British Columbia)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Surrey North (British Columbia)
April 28, 2004 - May 23, 2004
IND
  Surrey North (British Columbia)
June 28, 2004 - July 9, 2005
IND
  Surrey North (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 79)


February 16, 2004

Mr. Chuck Cadman (Surrey North, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, my City of Surrey, although it is a wonderful place to live and work, unfortunately has the dubious distinction of being a North American leader in auto crime. While joyriding youth contribute to the problem, criminals stealing cars to commit other crimes are a major factor.

The typical Surrey car thief is a drug addicted adult male with multiple prior convictions. They steal vehicles, preferably SUVs, for personal transportation and for use in drug trafficking, home invasions and drive-by shootings, among other crimes.

The city plans a number of measures to reduce auto thefts, including bike patrols and a bait car program to bolster current efforts. However, liberal laws and lenient courts allow B.C.'s estimated 300 car thieves to commit up to 90% of thefts each year. There is rarely jail time even for multiple convictions, no deterrence, and no incentive to stop stealing.

On Wednesday, a public forum will be held at the Surrey Arts Centre to discuss the facts and the measures everyone can take to protect their property. I urge the citizens of Surrey to attend this event and become part of the solution to auto crime in our city.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Auto Theft
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February 13, 2004

Mr. Chuck Cadman (Surrey North, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, on July 16, 2000, a 15 year old car thief ran a stop sign in Surrey and t-boned an SUV, killing 11 year old Tina Burbank. Her mother, Chrissy, and her grandparents were seriously injured. Chrissy has since founded Our Angels in Heaven, a support group for parents of children lost to violent crime.

Tina's killer was sentenced to 19 months, including six in secure custody, for criminal negligence causing death. At sentencing, Chrissy received a letter from him expressing sorrow and his desire to switch places with Tina.

Last week an 18 year old was charged with dangerous driving, flight, possession of stolen property and driving while prohibited in a case involving a stolen pickup truck. Even though he is 18, he cannot be identified. Why? Because to do so would name him as Tina Burbank's killer. So much for the crocodile tears and deterrence.

Chrissy is not surprised and holds out little hope for car thieves, because in her words, “They know nothing is going to happen to them”. Sadly, she is right because under this government's new Youth Criminal Justice Act, nothing will change. In fact it will in all likelihood get worse.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Youth Criminal Justice Act
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February 10, 2004

Mr. Chuck Cadman (Surrey North, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of 143 constituents of Surrey North. The petitioners call upon Parliament to pass legislation to recognize the institution of marriage in federal law as being the lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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November 3, 2003

Mr. Chuck Cadman (Surrey North, Canadian Alliance)

Mr. Speaker, the Greater Vancouver Regional District and other municipalities have expressed concerns about the government's proposed management plans for dissolved ammonia, among other substances, for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. One primary concern is the potential for duplication.

Will the environment minister commit to harmonizing his proposals with provincial regulations, to ensure that municipalities have a so-called one window approach to waste water management?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Environment
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October 31, 2003

Mr. Chuck Cadman (Surrey North, Canadian Alliance)

Mr. Speaker, the government has also failed to respond to demands to strengthen our impaired driving laws. The minister is well aware of the carnage and the misery caused by drunk drivers.

Last week, RCMP Commissioner Zaccardelli was injured in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver. An impaired driver has injured Canada's top cop. Again, what is it going to take for the government to get serious about protecting not only our citizens but our police?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Justice
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