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 86 of 86)


February 15, 1994

Ms. Paddy Torsney (Burlington)

Mr. Speaker, two exemplary teachers from the Halton Board of Education were honoured with the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics.

I extend my congratulations to Mr. Robert Loree and Mr. Keith Clark.

The qualification for winning this award is that a teacher must have shown a major impact on student performance and interest in science, technology and mathematics. Mr. Loree developed the Science Can! Foundation. Over 10,000 students in three provinces have participated in this highly successful organization. Mr. Keith Clark led teachers in developing the grade nine destreamed science curriculum.

Encouraging the interest and participation of students in the fields of mathematics, science and technology is critical to ensuring that Canada will be able to continue to compete in the 21st century.

I am certain that the hon. member for Oakville-Milton, the hon. member for Halton-Peel and the rest of the Government of Canada members join me in congratulating Robert Loree and Keith Clark and the rest of the recipients of this terrific award.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Teaching Excellence In Science, Technology And Mathematics
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January 28, 1994

Ms. Paddy Torsney (Burlington)

Mr. Speaker, while many of us are familiar with Ottawa's Winterlude, I would like to inform the House that in my riding of Burlington we celebrate winter with a big splash as well.

Burlington's family winter carnival extends over three weekends and began January 23 with an eight-kilometre Robbie Burns Day race. Organized by volunteers, local businesses and organizations, the event attracts people from all over the region.

Sponsors include the Burlington Spectator , St. John Ambulance, the Halton Regional Police Force, Ford Motor Company, and Energy 108.

I invite all members to join with us in events such as the annual women's snowball-basketball tournament and the annual high school hockey tournament and enjoy winter.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Burlington Winter Carnival
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