September 22, 2016

Liberal committee chair blocks debate and vote on hospital study

OTTAWA, ON – Today the Liberal majority on the health committee shut down debate on whether to study the federal government’s delay of the Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic Campus, protecting minister Catherine McKenna from testifying on her controversial role in the matter.   Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre tabled the motion in June and arrived at the health committee …

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September 21, 2016

Poilievre to urge health committee to study Ottawa Hospital delay

OTTAWA, ON – Tomorrow Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre will urge the health committee to examine why the Liberal government has delayed construction of the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.   The previous Conservative government accepted the decision of a hospital-appointed expert panel, which studied twelve locations and recommended the federal land across the street from the existing campus. …

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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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September 2, 2016

Poilievre to host 2nd fundraiser to help vulnerable kids play sports

OTTAWA, ON – Carleton Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is hosting his second fundraiser to raise money for the Fair Shot Program of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa.   The Fair Shot Program raises money for vulnerable kids to play sports. Money raised goes towards expenses like registration fees and equipment, which the families of these kids often cannot …

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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 30, 2016

Pancake breakfast to help raise funds to help local kids play sports

(Click here to enlarge) Join me for a pancake breakfast in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa. The funds raised will help children from low-income families purchase sports equipment so they can continue to play the sports they love. This breakfast is free and there will be plenty of activities for kids – simply bring your donation for the Children’s …

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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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