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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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June 28, 2017

Happy Canada Day – the BNA is Canada’s DNA

  July 1st is the 150th anniversary of the British North American Act, or BNA. The BNA is Canada’s DNA. It transformed 650 years of British parliamentary democracy designed for a small island in the old world into a vast new federation in the new one. It needed no high-minded ideals about rights and freedoms because it was understood that …

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June 7, 2017

Surely anarchy would break out in the streets if the government didn’t approve of little girls selling lemonade!

  Last year, two little girls started up a lemonade stand to raise money for summer camp, but they were shut down by the government because they did not have a permit. This year, the current government has produced a permit application form for these young entrepreneurs, with 10 conditions and eight additional conditions that requires they also report all …

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May 5, 2017

You’re invited to Vesak Day on Parliament Hill

  Madam Speaker, I rise today to invite you and all hon. colleagues to Vesak Day on Parliament Hill. This is an event being held on May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building. Vesak Day is the day Buddhists remember the birth, the enlightenment, and the passing away of the Buddha. I …

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March 24, 2017

If the Liberals want innovation, they should cancel their carbon tax

Mr. Speaker, if the government is interested in super catalystic venture capitalistic innovation projects, it might look no further than SunTech Tomato Greenhouses in my riding, which has actually learned how to produce tomatoes in Canada in the winter. In fact, it just installed LED lights over an acre of its greenhouse, costing a million dollars.     Unfortunately, after the $40,000 …

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February 16, 2017

Celebrating a great Canadian

  In 1991, a brilliant and athletic Michelle Stilwell became paralysed by a terrible accident and was condemned to a wheelchair.     She decided not to let it keep her down. In fact, she went on to compete in multiple paralympic games in which she was successful at securing six gold medals and one silver, in addition to multiple world records. …

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February 1, 2017

Minister Morneau’s alternate facts on the middle class

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of Finance said yesterday that the middle class had not had a raise in a generation, I thought I would look at his chart on middle-class incomes, which is the first one in his very first budget. It showed that he was almost right. In fact, the loss of middle-class income between 1976 and 1983 …

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