Paddy TORSNEY

TORSNEY, The Hon. Paddy, P.C., B.Comm.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Burlington (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 19, 1962
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Torsney
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e61283a1-9374-4e51-ba1b-12ae596f00b4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
consultant

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Burlington (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Burlington (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment (July 16, 1998 - August 31, 2000)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Burlington (Ontario)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Burlington (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Cooperation (July 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 86)


November 21, 2005

Hon. Paddy Torsney

Mr. Speaker, I wish to seek unanimous consent to table a report from the Interparliamentary Union.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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November 21, 2005

Hon. Paddy Torsney (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation to the Interparliamentary Union respecting its participation in the 112th assembly and related meetings of the Interparliamentary Union, held in Manila, Philippines, April 3 to 8, 2005.

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Delegation of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on its participation in the meeting of parliamentarians on innovative sources of financing for development, held in New York, on June 10, 2005.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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November 16, 2005

Hon. Paddy Torsney (Burlington, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is on redefining marriage in federal law as being the lifelong union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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November 16, 2005

Hon. Paddy Torsney (Burlington, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the third petition is to amend section 83 of the Criminal Code of Canada to provide an exemption for all martial arts and martial arts contests and competitions, including but not limited to aikido, grappling, judo, jujitsu, karate, kick-boxing, kung fu, muay thai, tae kwon do, tai chi and wrestling that are done under official authority of an athletic commission.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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November 16, 2005

Hon. Paddy Torsney (Burlington, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to table. The first petition is to protect the freeze expansion and new quarry permits on the Niagara escarpment.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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