May 12, 2017

Poilievre fights disability tax

MP releases Library of Parliament study showing 115% effective tax rates on some low-income disabled workers   OTTAWA, ON — Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is calling on all levels of government to “make work pay” for low-income disabled people, after a Library of Parliament report showed minimum wage-earners paying marginal effective tax rates of up to 115%. When disabled people …

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May 5, 2017

You’re invited to Vesak Day on Parliament Hill

  Madam Speaker, I rise today to invite you and all hon. colleagues to Vesak Day on Parliament Hill. This is an event being held on May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building. Vesak Day is the day Buddhists remember the birth, the enlightenment, and the passing away of the Buddha. I …

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April 21, 2017

Newly-Released Documents Show Hospital Site Change Not About Protecting Farmland

Liberals did not consult Agriculture Department about where to put hospital OTTAWA, ON – The federal department responsible for the Central Experimental Farm saw “little to no consultation” during the Liberal government’s review of the future site of the Ottawa Hospital, even though four of the sites supposedly considered were on the Farm. The revelation came from a letter Agriculture …

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April 3, 2017

Liberals must block executive bonuses until Bombardier repays taxpayers

OTTAWA, ON – Conservative Work and Opportunity Critic Pierre Poilievre is calling on the government to demand an end to Bombardier executive pay increases and bonuses until the company repays federal taxpayers all outstanding loans. The call comes after news broke that the company’s executives would get a 50% increase in compensation, from US$21.9 million to $32.6 million, only weeks …

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March 29, 2017

Ballooning hospital costs reason to revisit Carling location

OTTAWA, ON – Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is calling on the Liberal government to reveal the extra cost that will result from the decision to locate the future Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus at the Sir John Carling location versus locating it across the street from the existing facility. Poilievre also argues that if these additional costs are too high, …

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