March 2021 News
This state of the art advanced manufacturing building was looking to get the buy-in of an international customer for phase 2 and phase 3 of their current contract but the representative coming to check the work and negotiate was turned away at the border.
Tackling Climate Change Properly | Mar 29, 2021
Conservatives believe that tackling climate change requires a collaborative approach to ensure that we can make progress without sacrificing the strength of our economy.
We will put forward a clear and comprehensive climate plan focused on reducing emissions, but we won’t do it on the backs of the poorest and working Canadians.
Conservatives will repeal Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax | Mar 26, 2021
Canada’s Conservatives will repeal Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax. We will protect the environment and fight the reality of climate change, but we won’t do it by making the poorest pay more. Our relentless focus will remain on securing jobs, securing the economy, and securing our future.
Business owners are losing contracts to U.S. suppliers because the situation at the border is completely chaotic. Business owners have no clarity as to whether they will be deemed ‘essential’ when they arrive at the border to conduct their cross-border transactions.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) from this project would be some of the cleanest in the world, and would displace dirtier and more costly energy resources like coal, and LNG shipped all the way from the Gulf Coast.
I received a petition from the Windsor-Essex Border Task Force. These business owners, their employees and their customers face quarantine and/or hefty fines every time they cross the border to transact business. Future contracts and jobs are at risk.
This year, the Trudeau Liberals voted against and defeated Bill C-238, a Conservative bill that would have imposed tougher sentences for criminals smuggling or who are found in possession of illegal firearms.
I asked the witnesses to comment on the impact on the border. Watch to the end to hear Aaron Henry’s troubling response. (Henry is the Senior Director, Natural Resources & Sustainable Growth, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.)
The Kielburgers testified at the Ethics Committee that Ben Chin, a Senior Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office, had no role in setting up this program. However, documents released to the Finance Committee last summer prove otherwise.
Rogers Communications has signed a deal to buy Shaw Communications in a transaction valued at $26 billion, which would create Canada’s second largest cellular operator. The Competition Bureau has stated that it will be reviewing this deal.
Trudeau Returns to Harper’s Non-Partisan Appointment Process for the Governor General | Mar 15, 2021
In 2012, Conservatives created a non-partisan appointment process to nominate Canada’s Governor General. Instead of using an effective, proven process, Justin Trudeau arrogantly snubbed the process and appointed his own candidate.
I am very proud of the decision by the Kingsville Town Council to pass this Resolution. To the best of my knowledge Kingsville is the first Municipality in Ontario to do so. I strongly encourage all Municipalities in Essex County and across the country to do the same.
Legal Aid took a serious hit in the pandemic. Courts were closed for months creating a significant backlog. I asked what conversations the Feds have had with the provinces with respect to the impact of the pandemic and how they intended to close the funding gap.
Yesterday I asked a very direct and blunt question to the Liberal Government. The question was so upfront that nobody could answer it including the Minister of Public Safety’s Parliamentary Secretary who does Friday duty.
Yesterday, the Liberal government announced their re-commitment to lifting all long-term drinking water advisories on reserves – but refused to offer a timeline of completion. The announcement focused on the launch of a redesigned website, where Canadians can track ongoing construction projects.
One factory and 200 jobs lost this week in Windsor-Essex…. Because we are losing so many jobs to the US and Mexico, I am seeing hemorrhaging and bleeding beyond belief…the conversation should be much larger than the horse racing industry….it has to be focussed on how we ensure a clear path forward for all Canadians
“Tell Me to Stay.” “In the midst of these already challenging circumstances, the government has just announced their intention to expand euthanasia and assisted suicide to include Canadians whose sole condition is a mental illness.”
Conservatives have said from the start of the crisis that there would be some sectors that would be especially hard-hit. The Canadians who depend on industries like tourism, hospitality, and the charitable sector to provide for their families need support now.
“I have the honour of working alongside many gifted women on both sides of the House and in my Ottawa and constituency offic-es. I would like to especially acknowledge my Chief of Staff, Marnie Pouget. I was raised by a strong woman, am married to a strong, independent woman and am blessed with an amazing daughter who keeps this proud dad on his toes. I am who I am because each one of them challenge me to be my best.
Last weeks GDP numbers confirm that our country and its workers are in desperate need of economic leadership. Unlike the Trudeau Liberals and their NDP supporters, the Conservatives will work hard to promote an economic recovery that benefits all Canadians. This means jobs and growth in every sector of the economy and in every part of the country.
The Liberal government has decided to cut $4 million in funding from organizations that support Canadians with disabilities. The decision to cut funding for these organizations in the middle of the pandemic is concerning and has large consequences.
Weekly Wrap: what Conservatives Accomplished This Week | Mar 4, 2021
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Recently, a constituent whose FAST CARD had expired, cleared all the application requirements, but could not secure an “in-person” interview which was cited in his application as a requirement.” The Fast Card Support Office is closed due to the pandemic.
This is an exchange between MP Chris Lewis and Canada’s Ambassador to the US, Kirsten Hillman. The issue Chris raised is the steep toll that the 14-day quarantine, required every time local business owners cross the border to meet with their US counterparts.
Chris addressed the serious challenges business owners in his riding are facing with respect to quarantine restrictions and their need for cross border travel for commerce. Jobs are at stake and the Liberal Government needs to take action.
Mandatory Hotel Quarantine must be Scrapped | Mar 3, 2021
It’s time for the government to permanently bring an end to this deeply flawed program. Canada’s Conservatives will continue to call for the government to enact a real plan to protect Canadians in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CTV News: The Canadian Economy Contracted 5.4% in 2020, Worst Year on Record | Mar 1, 2021
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We Need to Help Canadians return to their Jobs | Mar 1, 2021
Jobs, savings and lives are at risk. More unemployment means too many households will be forced to take on staggering credit card debt just to get through the month. This isn’t how it should be. To recover from the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, we need to get Canadians back to work in every sector.