Kevin SORENSON

SORENSON, The Hon. Kevin, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Battle River--Crowfoot (Alberta)
Birth Date
November 3, 1958
Website
http://kevinsorenson.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=eb53bf99-e3d5-44b9-a15e-6c295470cdd4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
kevin.sorenson@parl.gc.ca
Profession
businessman, farmer

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - December 22, 2003
CA
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
  • Minister of State (Finance) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Crowfoot (Alberta)
  • Minister of State (Finance) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Battle River--Crowfoot (Alberta)
  • Minister of State (Finance) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 308)


June 17, 2019

Hon. Kevin Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, there are really two points we are looking at, the environment package and the closure motion. This is the second time I have been up. The first time was for time allocation. Here we go again. The government is saying it is going to shut down debate on a very important topic.

However, over and over, the minister slams the Conservatives by saying she hopes we do this and she hopes we do that. Then she says that the Liberals have a very serious environmental plan. We know their plan. It is the Kathleen Wynne plan. It is the plan that saw much of our manufacturing leave Canada. It is the plan that saw high energy prices here in Ontario going through the roof so that jobs were lost. That is the plan.

Who else did the minister attack? She attacked the premiers of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. She has attacked everyone who does not believe in her points as she sees them. That is why we need more debate, but the government is closing it down again.

It is unfortunate that we have a minister who lives in her own little bubble, in her own little circle, and everyone else is demonized. She brings in the Pope's comments to support her, but she demonizes everybody else.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 17, 2019

Hon. Kevin Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, unfortunately here we go again. We see time allocation being moved by the current government. The Liberals have been lax throughout this Parliament. They are coming down to the last few days of Parliament and we see this modus operandi of the government to start pushing debates and halting debate to get this legislation through regardless.

Again, it is not simply that the Liberals are invoking this measure; this is the measure they said they would not be invoking. This is the measure on which the current Prime Minister stood and said it is the kind of thing that Canadians lose confidence in a government on, and that the Liberals would not do this kind of thing. It is exactly what we have seen more and more, especially in the last few weeks.

The parliamentary secretary said that this prevents a filibuster by the government, and debate and debate and debate. We have had four minutes at this stage to even talk about this. Canadians expect that when issues like this come through, good healthy debate takes place here and it has not. Neither has consultation. I have a penitentiary in my riding. Not only is it the well-being and safety of offenders that Canadians question, but also of the guards and the correctional officers.

There are two points. We have legislation that needs to be debated and we have another promise broken by the current government as to time allocation.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Corrections and Conditional Release Act
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June 17, 2019

Hon. Kevin Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the following two reports of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: the 67th report, entitled “Report 5, Equipping Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, of the 2019 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada”; and the 68th report, entitled “Do Service Well: the Standing Committee on Public Accounts of the Forty-Second Parliament”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to these two reports.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 12, 2019

Hon. Kevin Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 65th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, entitled “Special Examination Report—Report of the Joint Auditors to the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, of the 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 66th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, entitled “Report 2, Conserving Federal Heritage Properties, of the 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 6, 2019

Hon. Kevin Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, after six elections and close to 19 years in the House, it is time for me to leave. While this has been an extremely difficult decision, it is the right decision, as it will allow me to spend more time with my family, especially my new grandson, Kaden.

My wife Darlene, my son Ryan and my daughter Kristen and her husband Matt have patiently and stoically stood by my side since November 2000, when I was first elected. For that and their unwavering support and love, saying “thank you” just would not be enough. I will, over the coming years, try my best to repay such a huge debt of gratitude and make up for lost time.

I thank the people of Battle River—Crowfoot for the faith they placed in me to represent them. I tried my utmost to always respect and truthfully represent their views and concerns in Ottawa. I will miss all their letters, emails and phone calls and our in-person discussions and debates.

I have made many friends during this time, especially in the campaigns. I thank Neil and Leona Thorogood and Bruce and Sylvia Dahl, who are just a few of the many lifelong friends we have made.

Topic:   Statements by Members
Subtopic:   Member for Battle River—Crowfoot
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