Andrew SAXTON

SAXTON, Andrew, B.A

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
North Vancouver (British Columbia)
Birth Date
March 11, 1964
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Saxton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f66407a4-934e-4c46-b524-b4dacd035ceb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
banker, businessman

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification (May 25, 2011 - September 18, 2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification (May 25, 2011 - September 18, 2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 120)


June 11, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton (North Vancouver, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, Mabuhay.

June 12 marks Philippines Independence Day. Throughout the weekend, Filipinos in my riding of North Vancouver will be celebrating the 117th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence with delicious food, lively music, dancing and vibrant cultural presentations.

Canada has strong bilateral ties with the Philippines. We share a mutual commitment to democracy, good governance, rule of law, peace and human rights. Canadians played a leading role following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 by giving more than $85 million in eligible donations, which were then matched by our government. These donations helped international aid organizations provide life-saving water, food and medicine on the ground. Our Canadian Forces disaster response team was integral in providing much-needed sanitation and logistical support.

In 2014, our government was proud to make the Philippines one of 25 countries of focus in our international development efforts. On this happy occasion, I want to wish all of my Filipino friends Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Philippines Independence Day
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June 5, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Oxford for his hard work as well.

Canada saw a boost of 59,000 new jobs created in May. The vast majority of these new jobs were created in the private sector. Our low-tax plan is working. Since the depths of the recession, 1.2 million net new jobs have been created, nearly 90% full-time jobs and two-thirds in high-wage sectors.

While we are focused on creating jobs, the Liberal leader is pushing dramatic payroll hikes that would kill jobs and the NDP is pushing a $20 billion carbon tax that would hurt Canada's economy.

Canadians can count on our Conservative government.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment
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June 1, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton

Mr. Speaker, not only are we reducing fees and making sure that fees are more competitive in the financial industry, but we are doing it in other industries as well.

In the telecommunications industry, for example, we are increasing competition in the telecommunications market by amending the Telecommunications Act to cap wholesale domestic wireless roaming rates. We are putting an end to cross-border price discrimination by cracking down on companies that use their market power to charge higher prices for consumers. We are strengthening Canada's food safety system by investing $390 million in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's food safety programs. We are removing tariffs on baby clothing and certain sports and athletic equipment to help to reduce the cost of these goods for Canadian families. We are adopting a wireless policy focused on stimulating greater competition, which has helped to reduce wireless rates by 20% since 2008. In addition to that, we require all-inclusive air fare advertising to ensure that consumers can clearly see the total price of an airline ticket.

Members can see that the list of measures we have taken to help consumers goes on and on, well beyond the financial services industry. We just wish that the opposition would get on board and start supporting some of these important measures and stop voting against every single one of them.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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June 1, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton

Mr. Speaker, allow me to explain our position in detail.

There are a number of steps that a company would have to undertake before making an application to demutualize, including developing a conversion proposal and having it approved by eligible policyholders. How these steps are carried out and how long the company has to do so would depend on whether the company has only mutual policyholders or both mutual and non-mutual policyholders. The time required to complete a demutualization process will therefore depend on the company.

As I mentioned earlier, throughout the process policyholders are being kept well informed through various disclosure requirements and are given access to external experts. I can reassure the hon. member that we will continue to protect Canadians and their financial interests at all times.

Topic:   Adjournment Proceedings
Subtopic:   Co-operatives and Mutual Companies
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June 1, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton

Mr. Speaker, I remind my colleague opposite that, in fact, in the throne speech of 2013, it said:

End “pay to pay” policies, so customers won’t pay extra to receive paper bills;...

It was not exclusive to the financial services industry. We intended to end pay-to-pay practices in all industries. We think this is in consumers' best interests. They should have a choice as to whether they receive their bills in paper form or digital form, and they should not have to pay for that choice.

In addition to that, I want to point out that in economic action plan 2015, we have introduced measures such as delivering a new and exclusive financial consumer framework for federally regulated banks. We are strengthening the financial literacy of Canadians through a national financial literacy strategy. We are continuing the national counterfeit enforcement strategy to ensure that Canadians can have confidence in their currency, and we are supporting the growth and competitiveness of credit unions, which are essential local institutions in many communities across Canada.

Members can see that there are a lot of very good consumer protection measures we have introduced in economic action plan 2015. We certainly hope that the members of the opposition will vote in favour of them and show that they also have a commitment to helping consumers.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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