Protecting and developing the forest industry

Our forest industry is currently under attack. Pressure groups like Greenpeace are threatening our forest industry by disseminating false information to clients of Canadian businesses operating in the forestry sector. Our forestry workers use the best practices in the world and we need to tell that story. We must fight...

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Taking the fight to ISIS

Next month will mark the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge. It is important to remember Canada’s history as a nation that can be counted on to stand and fight against atrocities in the world. Today, the world is facing ISIS, a death cult using rape and violence as a weapon...

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Common Sense on Firearms

In my mind, a successful firearms policy should do two things. It should deter criminal activity and should respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners. For too long, laws in this country have had it backwards. Bills crafted in downtown offices by people who often had no first-hand experience using...

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Against M-103

M-103, the anti-Islamophobia motion currently before the House of Commons entitled “Systemic racism and religious discrimination", will come to a vote soon. After reading and considering the text of the motion, I will be voting against it. As someone whose faith is integral to my life, I am grateful for...

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Standing with Ukraine, Poland, and other Eastern European Allies

Without admitting it openly, the Liberals have downgraded our support for Ukraine. Under the Conservative government, we were sharing strategically-useful satellite images collected by Canada with our Ukrainian allies. That stopped under the Liberals. Andrew Scheer would immediately restore the sharing of satellite images with Ukraine and do everything possible...

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Supporting Israel

In a fight between a fire and a firefighter, Canada should not be neutral. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, and protects the rights of minorities and civilians. Groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, on the other hand, intentionally use their own civilians as human shields. There is...

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Accountability for First Nations

The last Conservative Government brought in a new era of transparency in Canada.  Caps were placed on political financing, new ethical rules were introduced, and disclosure was required on a regular basis.  Canadians now expect their elected officials to follow these rules so that they can remain confident that their...

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Ending Corporate Welfare

Corporate welfare costs Canadians billions.  It distorts the market, picks winners and losers, and in the long run is more damaging to the economy. The government should be creating the conditions for all Canadian companies to have a chance at succeeding, not subsidizing individual businesses. The recent subsidy given to Bombardier is...

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More Choice for New Parents

I firmly believe that families are the foundation of our society. For new moms and dads, the costs associated with caring for a new baby coupled with the loss of income when either parent chooses to stay home to take care of their child can be overwhelming and a source...

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Scrap the Carbon Tax

Canada’s natural environment is spectacular.   A Carbon Tax, however, does nothing to protect it.  Instead, it transfers your money to the government for projects that offer you little benefit.  Canada produces less than two per cent of global greenhouse gases thanks to the generation of clean electricity and long-standing air...

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Balance the Budget in 2 Years

Justin Trudeau’s secret is out. His plan has the federal government running deficits until 2055. That’s 38 years from now. My son turns 12 this year, which means he will be 50 when the budget is balanced! We cannot let that happen. I have a plan to stop the bleeding...

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Adding Property Rights to the Charter

If the government tells you that you can’t use your land the way you’ve always done---or that you can’t continue to use it unless you comply with some expensive new regulation---you should have the right to full, just and timely compensation for the costs that have been imposed on you....

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Freer Trade

Canada is a trading nation.  Since before Confederation, our prosperity has depended on our ability to buy and sell across borders.  It is not possible to sustain a robust, growing economy in the 21st century without the freedom to trade with other peoples.  The only role for government should be...

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Cheaper Flights

Canadians pay more for airfare than most other people in the world. While other countries allow entrepreneurs and established airlines the freedom to introduce innovative low-cost options for travellers, Canadians are required to settle for what government thinks we should get. It’s long past time for Canada to catch up...

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Standing up for Religious Freedom

As Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer would reopen Canada's Office of Religious Freedom, and make protection of religious and ethnic minorities around the world a key foreign policy priority. Canada has to defend it's values on the world stage, not simply go along to get along. We have a government that...

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Better Health Care

If there’s one area of the economy that should be protected from the federal government’s insatiable appetite for taxation, it’s health care.  It is unconscionable to even consider taxing the health care of hard-working Canadians, and yet that’s precisely what we see being considered by the current federal government. As...

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Cleaner Environment

Conservatives have a long and proud history of protecting Canada’s environment. We know all too well that a strong economy requires a healthy environment. One need only look around the world to see vivid examples where governments ruin the health and wellbeing of their people by have too little regard...

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Respect for Parents

Andrew believes that the family is the cornerstone of Canadian society.  Parents are ultimately the primary educators of their children, especially when it comes to values and customs. An Andrew Scheer government would always respect parents and their role in educating their children, including making educational choices outside of the...

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