Mr. Speaker, I too have two petitions to present this morning. ... moreJune 12, 2012, Parliament
March 28, 2012, Parliament
Feb. 17, 2012, Parliament
Chris Charlton spoke about Oral Questions > Gasoline Prices
Madam Speaker, we voted against the Conservative budget because it did not get the job done. ... moreFeb. 17, 2012, Parliament
Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Oil and Gas Ombudsman
Madam Speaker, petitions just keep pouring in from all over the Golden Horseshoe calling for the creation of an oil and gas ombudsman. I am pleased to present two stacks of those petitions here today. Clearly, consumers are tired of getting hosed at the pumps. ... moreFeb. 9, 2012, Parliament
Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Oil and Gas Ombudsman Act
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-336, An Act to establish the Office of the Oil and Gas Ombudsman to investigate complaints relating to the business practices of suppliers of oil or gas. ... moreOct. 26, 2011, Parliament
Oil and Gas Ombudsman Act
An Act to establish the Office of the Oil and Gas Ombudsman to investigate complaints relating to the business practices of suppliers of oil or gas
This bill was tabled by Chris Charlton on Oct. 27, 2011.
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