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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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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