September 12, 2016

Statement on the NCC’s Ottawa Hospital Site Review

OTTAWA, ON – Today Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre released the following statement regarding the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Ottawa Hospital Site Review:   “It is clear that this review is a solution in search of a problem. The problem of finding a new location for the near-century-old Ottawa Civic Campus had been resolved two years ago, when the …

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September 10, 2016

Fundraising breakfast raises almost $11,800 to help vulnerable kids play sports

  Above: some of the generous sponsors who made the fundraiser a success Above: MP Pierre Poilievre, Olympian Sekou Kaba, and CAF Ottawa Executive Director Walter Noble OTTAWA, ON – Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre’s second fundraiser for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa raised $11,788 to help vulnerable kids play sports.   Almost 200 people gathered at the …

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August 30, 2016

Stephen Harper’s just society

It has been almost five decades since Pierre Trudeau pronounced his goal of a “Just Society,” which included economic equality and reduced poverty. Years later, a young economist in Alberta would enter politics intent on unravelling the Trudeau legacy. Stephen Harper, the longest-serving Conservative prime minister since John A. Macdonald, retired from politics last week. So which man, Trudeau or …

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July 8, 2016

Fighting NCC Overreach is the Right Thing To Do

Watch and share my video here:       Re: Tories go nuts over the lemonade girls’ stand for freedom and liberty, July 6   Mr. Reevely takes issue with my opposition to the National Capital Commission’s decision to shut down the lemonade stand of two Ottawa girls, aged 5 and 7.   Unfortunately, he mischaracterizes my position and misses …

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July 4, 2016

Manotick woman recognized the lack of accessible books – so she helped forge a global deal giving Canada’s blind a quarter-million extra digital books

(Click images to enlarge) OTTAWA, ON – Unlocking 285,000 accessible books for Canadians with visual disabilities is one step closer to reality thanks to the concerted efforts of a visually-impaired woman from Manotick.   Diane Bergeron, a resident of Manotick and an Executive Director with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), has long been a champion of blind …

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June 28, 2016

NCC review light on details, delays hospital for at least another four months

OTTAWA, ON – Today the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Carleton and critic for the National Capital Commission, responded to the NCC’s process for reconsidering possible Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus sites:   “This review is redoing work and delaying the next steps for the Civic Campus for at least another four months. The previous Conservative government accepted the …

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June 27, 2016

Canada Day fun in Carleton!

From your Member of Parliament   Canada Day in Carleton Friends, I just wanted to provide a brief summary of Canada Day events happening in our riding of Carleton so that you are aware of all fun activities. I would also like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Canada Day. Have fun celebrating Canada’s 149th birthday and …

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June 23, 2016

Poilievre calls for increased transparency at National Capital Commission

OTTAWA, ON – Today Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is calling on Minister Melanie Joly to reinstate transparency in NCC decision-making.   Since the Liberals took office, on three separate topics of significant local and national interest, the NCC refused to share key information with the public:   The NCC is considering reducing the Sir John A Macdonald Parkway …

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June 15, 2016

Liberals refuse to call Bombardier to appear before Industry Committee

OTTAWA, ON – Yesterday the Liberal majority on the House of Commons Industry Committee voted against inviting Bombardier executives to appear before it, despite the repeated urging of the Conservatives.   Bombardier was first requested to appear before the committee by Conservative MP Maxime Bernier on February 23rd, 2016. On April 14th, 2016, Conservative MP Alex Nuttall moved a motion …

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June 14, 2016

Bombardier must appear before Industry Committee, say Nuttall and Poilievre

OTTAWA, ON – Today Alex Nuttall, MP for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte and member of the Industry Committee, and the Hon. Pierre Poilievre, MP for Carleton and Opposition Critic for the Treasury Board, are calling on the Liberals to invite Bombardier executives to appear before the Industry Committee.   Bombardier has been the subject of considerable attention ever since it asked the federal …

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