Larry Miller (Canadian politician)
|Miller at the Olympic Torch ceremony in Owen Sound|
|Member of Parliament
for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
|Preceded by||Ovid Jackson|
|Chair of the Standing Committee on
3 February 2009 – 24 September 2012
|Preceded by||James Bezan|
|Succeeded by||Merv Tweed|
21 July 1956 |
|Residence||Georgian Bluffs, Ontario|
Miller was born in Wiarton, Ontario. Before entering federal politics, Miller was a councillor in Keppel Township, Ontario from 1991 to 1993. He progressed to Deputy Reeve in 1994, and in 1996 became the Reeve of Keppel Township. He was briefly a councillor in Grey County between 2000 and 2001, and between 2000 and 2004 he was mayor of Georgian Bluffs. He also owns a beef-farming operation.
Miller won the Conservative Party nomination for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound in 2004, and defeated three-term Liberal Member of Parliament Ovid Jackson by almost 5,000 votes in that year's federal election.
Miller is married with three children and three grandchildren.
Bill C-19 Controversy
On February 7, 2012, during a Parliamentary Debate about Bill C-19, Miller stirred controversy after comparing the long-gun registry to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Regime quoting former Liberal Minister Allan Rock: "I came to Ottawa last year with the firm belief that the only people in Canada who should have firearms are police officers and the military." Miller added afterwards: "Sound familiar? Adolf Hitler. 1939". Later on, he quoted former Liberal Senator Sharon Carstairs who've said "the registering of hunting rifles is the first step in the social re-engineering of Canadians" which Miller added "that is what Adolf Hitler tried to do in the 1930s". Miller later retracted his statements.
Controversial comments regarding immigrants
On March 16, 2015, while appearing on a call-in show on CFOS Radio, Miller commented on the issue of would-be Canadian citizens wearing a niqab at their citizenship ceremony. Miller said, "if you don't like that or don't want to do that, stay the hell where you came from, is the way, and I think most Canadians feel the same... I'm so sick and tired of, of people wanting to come here because they know it's a good country and then they want to change things before they even really officially become a Canadian, so , I have no sympathy for her..." The following day, Miller issued a statement apologizing in part for his comments.
- "Parliamentarian File: Larry Miller". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society News and Events http://www.nslps.com/trip_and_program_calendar.asp
- "About Larry". LarryMiller.ca. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Nonato, Sheila Dabu. "Conservatives limit debate on long-gun registry". Postmedia News. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "Larry Miller, Conservative MP, Compares Liberal Support For Long-Gun Registry To Hitler's Policies". The Huffington Post. February 7, 2011.
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