April 6, 2016

Poilievre calls for feds to open up the books to budget officer

Call comes after new PBO Report shows lack of transparency and billions in missing revenue in recent Liberal budget   Ottawa, ON – Today The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Carleton and Official Opposition Critic for the Treasury Board, is alarmed at the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s concerns over the Liberal government’s 2016 budget.   “I am deeply concerned …

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April 5, 2016

The Liberals’ economic formula: tax, regulate, subsidize, repeat

Published in the Financial Post   If you are a federal politician looking for an escape hatch from Bombardier’s controversial request for a billion dollar federal bail-out, one of the company’s vice-presidents recently provided it. Rob Dewar said federal help would be “…an extra bonus that would be helpful but is very clearly not required.” No helped needed, so case …

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April 5, 2016

Poilievre urges Liberals to not reduce Sir John A Macdonald Parkway

In March 2016, the National Capital Commission (NCC) released a document with a number of plans for a new Sir John A Macdonald Riverfront Linear Park. Unfortunately, one proposal within those plans is the reduction of the Sir John A Macdonald Parkway to just two lanes from its current four. This would significantly impact commuters coming into the downtown Ottawa core from …

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March 22, 2016

Liberal budget is a betrayal of the middle class

OTTAWA, ON – Today The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Carleton and Official Opposition Critic for the Treasury Board, reacted to the tabling of the 2016 federal budget. “This budget is a betrayal of the middle class. This budget contains tax hikes on students, kids’ sports, charities, and small businesses, as well as several broken promises.” “The Liberals …

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March 22, 2016

Poilievre speaks on unionizing the RCMP (Bill C-7)

Watch the video of this speech here   Mr. Speaker, I rise today to contribute to the discussion on Bill C-7, an act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other acts and to provide for certain other measures. This act would deal with the right of our brave …

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March 14, 2016

Metcalfe man greets kidney donor nephew who will save his life

As a Metcalfe family waited and waited outside the arrivals gate at the Ottawa airport Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t just for a long hoped-for hug. It was for the gift of life. Finally, Colin Jayantha Perera spotted Lasantha Bandara, who had travelled across the world from Sri Lanka to help a man he hadn’t seen since he was a little …

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March 7, 2016

Poilievre: Cuts to Cenotaph Fund insult veterans

Veterans and legionnaires working to build and improve community cenotaphs will be disappointed if they go to the Veterans Affairs website looking for help. “Thank you for your interest in the Community War Memorial Program. We are no longer accepting new applications,” it says. That is right: A program that has helped build at least 99 veterans’ monuments in communities …

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March 6, 2016

O’Toole & Poilievre Urge Government to Go Ahead with Afghan Veterans Monument

OTTAWA, ON – Today the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Carleton, called on the government to go ahead with the planned Memorial to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan. O’Toole and Poilievre were the ministers of Veterans Affairs and of the National Capital Commission, respectively, who announced the site and …

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March 4, 2016

Second chance for Ottawa man with kidney failure

An Ottawa restaurant owner is getting a second chance at life, thanks to a little help from the federal government. Colin Perera, who owns Mike’s restaurant in Metcalfe, suffers from end-stage kidney failure. His nephew Lasantha in Sri Lanka is a donor match. The only problem? Lasantha’s visitor visa to Canada was denied. “I was so frustrated,” he said. “I …

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February 22, 2016

Liberal plan to tax stock options a ‘job killer’, says Tory MP

The Liberals’ proposal to increase taxation of stock options will hurt Canada’s high-tech sector, including in Ottawa, by discouraging talented entrepreneurs from investing in startup firms, says an opposition MP. “If the Liberal government taxes stock options out of existence, promising startup enterprises will lose one of their best tools to attract bright young people to work in Ottawa,” Pierre …

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