July 6, 2020

Fiscal Update Should Reward Work and Protect Canada’s Finances

OTTAWA – Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Pierre Poilievre and Shadow Minister for Small Business James Cumming today called on the Trudeau government to use this week’s economic ‘snapshot’ to change the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) so workers can earn higher wages, to fully fund the Auditor General, and to be transparent about the size of the debt and …

Continue reading
June 28, 2020

Open Letter to the Auditor General on the Canada Student Service Grant

Letter from Canada’s Conservatives to the Auditor General regarding Liberal government’s outsourcing of $900 million Canada Student Service Grant to WE Charity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, Dan Albas, Shadow Minister for Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, and Raquel Dancho, Shadow Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, wrote …

Continue reading
June 24, 2020

Canada is Downgraded

The Liberal government has destabilized our finances and downgraded our debt, through over four years of reckless deficit spending. The United States, the European Union, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Singapore, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have all retained AAA debt ratings with Fitch. All of these countries have had to contend with COVID-19, but Fitch has downgraded none. Prior …

Continue reading
June 18, 2020

Open Letter to the Minister of National Revenue on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Extension

June 18, 2020 Dear Minister Lebouthillier, On May 15, 2020, an extension was announced to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). This announcement was welcomed by many small business owners in our communities who are still recovering from the impact of COVID-19. It has now been over a month since this announcement, and still no information has been provided as …

Continue reading
June 9, 2020

Bring in the Auditors

Ottawa, ON – Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, Pierre Poilievre, and Conservative Shadow Minister for the Treasury Board, Tim Uppal, held a press conference today to call on the Trudeau Liberals to provide the Auditor General’s Office with the necessary funding to audit the government’s unprecedented spending. As Canada’s top spending watchdog, the Auditor General is a cornerstone of our parliamentary democracy. Shamefully, the Liberal government has flagrantly …

Continue reading
May 21, 2020

OP-ED: The Imaginary Unicorn “Balance Sheet”

Bill Morneau has told Parliament 20 times that the government’s “balance sheet” is strong. On May 13th, I asked the Finance Minister to tell us about the balance sheet’s three main parts: assets, liabilities and equity. What is the dollar value of the assets on the government’s balance sheet? No answer. How about liabilities? No answer. Equity? No luck. If …

Continue reading
May 19, 2020

Readout: MP Poilievre speaks with the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

On Tuesday May 19th, Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Pierre Poilievre, spoke with the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau about the government’s COVID-19 economic response plan. Mr. Poilievre thanked the Minister for the call and asked the following three questions: 1. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is only available to businesses whose revenues are less than 70% of their pre-COVID-19 …

Continue reading
May 11, 2020

Trudeau Liberals once again let down Canadian workers, businesses and taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, and the Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Conservative Shadow Minister for Industry and Economic Development, today responded to the government’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) announcement. “The Trudeau Liberals have once again let down Canadian workers, businesses and taxpayers,” said MP Rempel Garner. “Nothing announced today …

Continue reading
May 2, 2020

OP ED: From Safety Net to Trap Net

How snags in COVID-19 programs will block people from working even after lockdown ends Pierre Poilievre is Conservative finance critic. The government’s $146 billion COVID-19 rescue programs rightly help blameless and suffering people. There is no question that the rescue package is necessary. Government has shutdown businesses and workers, so it must replace their incomes. The problem is that these …

Continue reading