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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November 30, 2016

Ottawa Hospital Petition

Tell Catherine McKenna and the Liberals to stop interfering with the Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic Campus! Click here to sign the online petition. Please contact my office if you would prefer to receive a paper petition.

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November 29, 2016

Statement on Ottawa Redblacks’ 2016 CFL Championship

  Mr. Speaker, Ottawa’s Redblacks are this year’s CFL champions, bringing home their first—yes, that’s right—and I know we are all Ottawa Redblacks’ fans here in this Ottawa Chamber.     This ends a 40-year drought.     As a young team of only thee seasons old, the team clearly was the underdog. Despite, their youthfulness, they made the Grey Cup twice already and …

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November 25, 2016

Statement on the Horatio Alger Association

  Mr. Speaker, the 19th century author, Horatio Alger, wrote over 100 novels about young people who overcame adversity through hard work. There are 389 relentlessly hard-working young Canadians who have done the same and have earned scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association.      These scholars are proof of the association’s credo that in the free-market system, anyone can achieve …

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November 24, 2016

Poilievre denounces costly and risky hospital location

OTTAWA, ON – Today Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre responded to the National Capital Commission’s recommendation that the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus be located at Tunney’s Pasture:   “For seven years, the Ottawa Hospital assembled an expert panel to methodically select the best location for a new campus. It scored sites based on land area, location, ambulance access, and …

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November 18, 2016

Statement on recent racist graffiti in Ottawa

  Mr. Speaker, today the people of Ottawa stand united against the twin evils of racism and anti-Semitism.     Over the last several days a criminal has targeted peaceful Jews, Muslims, and Christians from the black community with hateful vandalism. We hope the police catch and the courts punish the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.     Prime Minister Laurier …

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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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