February 16, 2017

Celebrating a great Canadian

  In 1991, a brilliant and athletic Michelle Stilwell became paralysed by a terrible accident and was condemned to a wheelchair.     She decided not to let it keep her down. In fact, she went on to compete in multiple paralympic games in which she was successful at securing six gold medals and one silver, in addition to multiple world records. …

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February 1, 2017

Minister Morneau’s alternate facts on the middle class

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of Finance said yesterday that the middle class had not had a raise in a generation, I thought I would look at his chart on middle-class incomes, which is the first one in his very first budget. It showed that he was almost right. In fact, the loss of middle-class income between 1976 and 1983 …

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January 13, 2017

Will Trump Take a “BAT” to Canadian Jobs?

Proposed Border-adjusted Tax (BAT) could thump Canada’s exporters   Published in the Financial Post   When it comes to trade, President-elect Donald Trump does not seem all that concerned about Canada. That doesn’t mean Canadian exporters should not be concerned about him.   While we will likely escape the targeted tariffs he plans against countries like Mexico and China, a …

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December 13, 2016

McKenna blames NCC for her decision

OTTAWA, ON – Yesterday in an interview with Ottawa Citizen columnist David Reevely, Liberal minister Catherine McKenna blamed the National Capital Commission (NCC) for her decisions on the Ottawa Hospital. Below is Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre’s response: “It is simply outrageous that after all of this McKenna would throw the NCC’s public servants under the bus for her …

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December 12, 2016

Liberal government refuses to release carbon tax impact documents

  OTTAWA, ON – Today Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre questioned the government’s refusal to provide documents outlining the impact of its carbon tax on low-income Canadians.   Poilievre formally asked the government through an Order Paper Question for its analyses of the impact of its carbon tax. Order Paper Questions allow for Parliament to obtain specific, technical answers …

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December 9, 2016

Statement on Rich Donovan

  Mr. Speaker, businesses that ignore disabled customers and employees are missing a global market of 1.3 billion people, a population bigger than any country on earth. That is Rich Donovan’s message, and he would know.     Cerebral palsy has not stopped him from becoming a dad, an MBA grad from Columbia Business School, and a Merrill Lynch portfolio manager. He …

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November 30, 2016

Poilievre launches petition against Tunney’s Pasture location for new Civic Campus

OTTAWA, ON – Today Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre launched a petition against the Liberal government’s decision to locate the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus at Tunney’s Pasture.   Petition e-702 calls on the Liberal government to respect the hospital’s decision to locate its new campus across the street from its current campus.   “For the third time in …

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