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We have a number of new MPs heading to the House of Commons - some for the very first time. We'll be profiling these new MPs over the next couple of weeks, watch below!

Scheer blasts Blanchet, Trudeau for divisive attacks on western Canada

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued a statement on Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet’s comments yesterday following his meeting with Justin Trudeau:“Mr. Blanchet’s comments yesterday toward western Canada were both insulting and completely disingenuous.“Insulting because he accused westerners of faking a unity crisis when the frustration and anxiety out west is all too real. Disingenuous because he refuses to acknowledge how much his province has benefitted from the west’s economic success. His hypocrisy and double-standard are astounding.“However, it is not surprising that the Leader of the Bloc Quebecois would display this attitude.“The real problem is that Justin Trudeau has been sowing the seeds for divisive rhetoric like Mr. Blanchet’s for years. Trudeau has demonized energy workers, put hundreds of thousands of them out of work, and travels the world with a message that he wants to phase out Canada’s energy sector.“While Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Blanchet keep dividing the country, Conservatives believe the energy sector has the power to unite Canadians. That’s why we ran on creating a National Energy Corridor that would get the energy sector back to work and allow every part of the country to take part in its success.“Only Conservatives can keep Canada united and strong.”

Scheer lays out Conservative priorities for throne speech in meeting with Trudeau

During a meeting with Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer outlined his priorities for the upcoming speech from the throne. Last week, Scheer called on Trudeau to immediately recall Parliament to deal with four pressing policy areas – keeping Canada strong and united, helping Canadians get ahead, restoring ethics and integrity in government, and getting the energy sector back to work. In his meeting with Trudeau, Scheer laid out seven measures Conservatives want to see in Trudeau’s throne speech: Keep Canada united and strong by launching a task force to study the establishment of a national energy corridor, which could bring Ontario and Quebec hydroelectricity to new markets, open up opportunities for Western Canadian oil and gas, and connect rural communities in Atlantic Canada and the North. Help Canadians get ahead by offering broad-based tax relief, providing a date for balancing the budget, and proceeding with fair tax-free maternity benefits. Restore ethics and accountability to government by introducing stronger penalties in the Conflict of Interest Act. Get the energy sector back to work by tabling a detailed plan, with concrete deadlines, to build the Trans Mountain expansion and repealing Bills C-48 and C-69. Take real action on the environment by drawing on policies from our Real Plan to Protect the Environment, such as the Green Patent Credit, the Canadian Clean brand, the Green Home Renovation Tax Credit, and ending raw sewage dumps. Immediately fund regional transit expansion in the GTA, starting with the Ontario Line and Yonge Extension. Reduce the paperwork burden on Quebecers by adopting a single tax return. “In our meeting, I told Mr. Trudeau that Canada is as divided as it ever has been,” Scheer said. “The steps I outlined in my meeting with him are reasonable, achievable, and would begin to heal the divisions Trudeau sowed during the election campaign.”

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues statement on Remembrance Day

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today released the following statement on Remembrance Day: To every Veteran across Canada, on this Remembrance Day, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and for everything you have given in the service of our country. Your bravery is why Canadians from coast to coast enjoy the freedoms that we do today. Your courage is why so many from around the world continue to seek out Canada to realize its promise of peace and freedom. No matter where you have served – in World War II or the Korean War, in Afghanistan, or in conflict zones around the world – you deserve our unconditional and heartfelt gratitude. Not just on Remembrance Day – but every day. On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, we will never forget those we have lost. We will always honour their memory, and we will always cherish the heroes who put their lives on the line for us.

What’s the real cost of the Trudeau-NDP Coalition? We took a look at the history books

Justin Trudeau is scheming up a plot to cling to power by forming a coalition with the NDP. This is the coalition that you cannot afford. We know that the Trudeau-NDP coalition will mean: Higher taxes; Bigger deficits; And, fewer good-paying jobs. The last time there was a Liberal-NDP coalition was from October 1972 to July 8, 1974 under Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.In less than two years, the Liberal-NDP coalition: Jacked up personal income taxes by 40 per cent. Increased taxes on job creators by 66 per cent. Raised other taxers by 61 per cent. Increased Canada’s total debt by 19 per cent. Source: Finance Canada Fiscal Reference Tables, September 2019.Can be viewed at: https://www.fin.gc.ca/frt-trf/2019/frt-trf-19-eng.asp Now is not the time for a Trudeau-NDP coalition that you can’t afford. Only a Conservative majority government will put more money in your pockets so you can get ahead.

The Trudeau-NDP Coalition: Fewer jobs, higher taxes

Both Liberals and NDP say they will halt all new pipeline development Both Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh’s campaigns mused yesterday about cancelling ongoing and future pipeline projects. Singh doubled-down yesterday reminding Canadians that he’s “fully opposed to Trans Mountain”.Meanwhile, Trudeau’s star candidate in Quebec confirmed that under Trudeau’s plan “many of these [pipelines] are incompatible with the goals we have for 2030”.The Trudeau-NDP coalition is the coalition you can’t afford. Their radical position on pipeline development will mean fewer jobs for Canadians and less future revenue that can be put toward health care, education and social services across Canada.As a result, a Trudeau-NDP coalition would be forced to raise taxes on middle-class Canadians in order to fund any new health care spending.Only Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party has a plan to build a national energy corridor that will encourage greater investment in the Canadian energy sector. Greater economic development means Andrew Scheer will be able to lower taxes to put more money in your pocket to help you get ahead.

More scandal, more corruption: Trudeau Liberal fails to disclose corporate position with cannabis company

There is one set of rules for Trudeau Liberals and another set of rules for the rest of us Media are reporting that Trudeau Liberal, Sven Spengemann didn’t disclose his position as a director of cannabis start-up, Andean Farm and Pharma Corp. The company is co-founded by Liberal insider, Dan Veniez. Corporate cronyism has become all too common under Justin Trudeau. It’s not surprising that Mr. Spengemann believed he could get away with this after Justin Trudeau bent to the will of the corporate lobbyists at SNC-Lavalin.It’s clear that there are one set of rules for Trudeau and his friends, and another set of rules for the rest of us.Justin Trudeau and his Liberal candidates have no respect for rules and it’s clear that he cannot be trusted. If re-elected, Justin Trudeau will continue to break laws and grant insider access to Liberals and corporate lobbyists.Under Prime Minister Andrew Scheer the corruption in Ottawa will end. It starts with introducing legislation to attach stiff penalties for violating ethics laws and strengthen the powers of parliamentary watchdogs.A Conservative government led by Andrew Scheer will uphold the rule of law, respect our democratic institutions, and help all Canadians get ahead.

Trudeau Liberal Cabinet Minister pushes out whistleblower

Liberals continue to attack whistleblowers and bully critics who stands up to their corrupt behaviour Ottawa, Ontario – The media are reporting that a whistleblower was let go by a Trudeau cabinet minister after the whistleblower tried to flag concerns about a conflict of interest. According to the media, the Liberal Government appointed Moreen Miller as the new Chair of the of Defence Construction Canada (DCC). The only problem is that Ms. Miller continued her role as President of Fowler, a firm that bids on DCC contracts.Only now, after once again being exposed, the Government was forced to order an ‘urgent’ investigation into the file. This, on the eve of an election.This is a pattern. First Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was thrown under the bus for raising concerns about the Trudeau government’s unethical behaviour. Then Jody-Wilson Raybould was fired for raising concerns about the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal.  Now a third whistleblower has been let go for flagging a conflict of interest.It’s obvious that there are one set of rules for Trudeau and his friends, and another set of rules for the rest of us.Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted and if he is re-elected he will continue to break laws and grant insider access to Liberals and corporate lobbyists.Under Prime Minister Andrew Scheer the corruption in Ottawa will end. It starts with a judicial inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal and introducing the No More Cover Ups Act to allow the RCMP to access information protected by cabinet confidence.

What’s the real cost of the Trudeau-NDP Coalition to your wallet? We did the math

Justin Trudeau is scheming up a plot to cling to power by forming a coalition with the NDP. This is the coalition that you cannot afford.We know that the Trudeau-NDP Coalition will mean: Higher taxes; Higher deficits; And, fewer good-paying jobs. But, what exactly does it mean for you? We did the math.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has listed his five demands to be a part of the coalition: Wealth Tax Pharmacare Universal Dental Care Affordable Housing Removing Interest from Federal Student Loans When you combine these promises with the Liberal platform, it will mean even bigger deficits and higher taxes. The Liberal/NDP Coalition Deficits will average $34.7 billion over the next four years.To pay just half of their deficits, the coalition would have to: Raise the lowest personal income tax bracket from 15% to 19.5% Raise the GST from 5% to 7.5% Cut the Canada Health Transfer by 41% Cut the Canada Social Transfer by 100% Source: Liberal Platform, NDP Fiscal Plan Source: PBO Ready Reckoner, PBO Election Costing Baseline

100 Day Action Plan: Repealing Trudeau carbon tax before January 1

Families will start saving hundreds of dollars per year for coldest winter months As part of its 100 Day Action Plan, a new Conservative government will repeal Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax as its first piece of legislation, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said today.  Scheer has already announced that he will convene Parliament, at which time he will introduce and pass the Carbon Tax Repeal Act so Canadians aren’t stuck paying a carbon tax over another long, cold winter. “Canadians cannot afford to be punished every time they drive their kids to school or turn up their thermostat on a cold winter day,” Scheer said. “That’s why a new Conservative government will make sure Trudeau’s carbon tax is history by January 1 and we will use every legislative tool at our disposal to get it done.” Trudeau’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has already confirmed that the carbon tax will go up if the Liberals are re-elected, but hasn’t said by how much. With Trudeau and the NDP now scheming to form a coalition government, Scheer said the carbon tax will go through the roof. “A government with Trudeau as the spokesman and the NDP calling the shots would be the worst possible outcome for Canadians,” Scheer said. “Part of the NDP’s price to keep Trudeau in power will be a massive increase to the carbon tax. It’s the coalition Canadians can’t afford.” Scheer also highlighted another part of his 100 Day Action Plan: removing the GST from Canadians’ home heating bills. “In Canada, heating your home is not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” Scheer said.  “Rising home energy costs are a particular burden on low and middle class families. Justin Trudeau believes we should tax these families for the privilege of heating their homes. I disagree. I will take the GST off home heating in my first 100 days as Prime Minister.” Scheer highlighted how families in Ontario will save as a result of these measures.  Repealing the Trudeau Carbon Tax will save the average Ontario family $244 per year, while removing the GST on home energy costs will save them $114 more.  ANDREW SCHEER’S FIRST 100 DAY ACTION PLAN Introduce ‘Get Ahead Fiscal Update’ within 45 of days of taking office. Implement Green Home Renovation Tax Credit, Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit and Green Public Transit Tax Credit by January 1, 2020. Call a Premier’s Meeting for January 6, 2020, to discuss removing trade barriers between provinces. Begin negotiations with Quebec on a single tax return. Bring in a maximum penalty of $20,000 for politicians who break the Conflict of Interest Act. Scrap the Trudeau Carbon Tax by January 1, 2020. Take the GST off home energy costs by January 1, 2020. HOW YOU WILL GET AHEAD:  Under a new Conservative government, an average retired couple living in Tsawwassen will save $2,580 a year. Under a new Conservative government, a family of four – soon to be five – in Montreal will save $4,642 a year. Under a new Conservative government, a family of four in Markham will save $3,264 a year.  ANDREW SCHEER’S PLAN TO HELP YOU GET AHEAD Scrap the Trudeau Carbon Tax, lowering the cost of everyday essentials like gas, groceries, and home heating. Introduce the Universal Tax Cut, saving an average couple $850. Take the GST off home heating costs, saving your family $107 every year. Introduce the Green Public Transit Tax Credit, saving a family of four who take transit up to $1,000. Make maternity benefits tax-free, putting up to $4,000 back in the pockets of new parents. Introduce the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, allowing parents to claim up to $1,000 for sports activities. Introduce the Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit, letting parents claim up to $500 for arts and learning programs. Expand the Age Credit, benefiting the lowest income Canadians the most and giving a senior couple up to $300. Boost government-matching to RESPs by 50%, helping parents get more for their kids’ education. Introduce the Green Home Renovation Tax Credit, putting up to $3,800 back in the pockets of Canadians for green home improvements.