November 16, 2016

Statement on Fouad Nayel

In 2012, Fouad Nayel was murdered, but because the case took four years to come to trial, the judge ordered a stay of proceedings yesterday, allowing the accused to walk free. No trial. No justice. No closure for the family of the victim. I am calling on the provincial and federal justice ministers to order a formal review of this …

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November 3, 2016

Liberals refuse to study carbon tax impact on poverty

OTTAWA, ON – Today the Liberal majority on the House of Commons’ human resources committee voted against studying the impact of a carbon tax on poverty.   Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre moved that the committee study the effects of a carbon tax and call witnesses from Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada to give their expert …

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October 26, 2016

Statement on Canada’s Special Olympians visiting Parliament Hill

  Today 70 special Olympians, their parents and volunteers are on Parliament Hill to share their incredible stories.     Special Olympics Canada provides sporting opportunities to over 35,000 athletes of all ages, 100 of whom will be going to the games in Austria next year for Canada. They represent a powerful movement of those who show greatness by conquering hardship every …

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October 24, 2016

Speech on Bill C-26 (CPP premiums increase)

Mr. Speaker, let me begin by thanking the leader of Her Majesty’s loyal opposition for recently naming me the spokesperson for work and opportunity for the Conservative caucus. I will approach this issue and all issues by breaking them down into those two constituent parts, work and opportunity.     The reason that those two things are so important is because they …

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October 16, 2016

Poilievre appointed Official Opposition Critic for Work and Opportunity

OTTAWA, ON – Today Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre made the following statement on being appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Work and Opportunity by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition:     “I would like to thank the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Rona Ambrose, for naming me the Conservative Critic for Work and …

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October 7, 2016

Who benefits from the Trudeau tax? At whose expense?

  What will the new carbon tax do to the gap between rich and poor? From whom will the money come, and to whom will it go?     The carbon tax will apply to heat, gas and groceries. Poor households spend a third more of their income on those items than do rich households, so the tax will make those with …

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October 5, 2016

Poilievre spars with Trudeau over carbon tax

OTTAWA, ON – Today Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Carleton, participated in the leaders’ round of Question Period with the following question for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:   “The executive director of the Windsor Mission said: “People have actually come in with their hydro bill in one hand and said ‘If you can help me with food, then I …

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September 30, 2016

Ottawa residents voiceless as Montreal Minister decides on hospital location for Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON – Today Member of Parliament for Carleton Pierre Poilievre asked the following questions to Minister Catherine McKenna regarding her continued avoidance of accountability over her role in delaying the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus: “Almost one year ago Ottawa’s regional minister slammed on the brakes on plans for a new Civic Hospital in her own riding because – we …

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September 29, 2016

Statement to mark the passing of Shimon Peres

  In 1951, a 28-year-old Israeli wearing screeching white socks arrived in Canada with the impossible goal of buying $2 million in artillery equipment and finding the money to pay for it. A few days later when he departed, he had done both, and he had a brand new pair of socks.     Everything that Shimon Peres and his country have …

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