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May 27, 2024 | No Comments

Help me beat the NDP in Edmonton Griesbach

Nobody wants to see the NDP defeated in the federal riding of Edmonton Griesbach more than me.

And nobody else has as much experience, know how, support and work ethic to make sure this riding turns Tory blue once again.

I first won the riding in 2015 beating popular NDP candidate Janis Irwin. I was re-elected in 2019 by more than 12,000 votes over the NDP. In 2021 our team lost to the NDP by a mere 1,500 votes.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority government is being propped up by getting support from Jagmeet Singh and the NDP. But with more and more scandals circulating around this government, an early federal election is very possible.

If I’m to be the Conservative candidate in Edmonton Griesbach I must ensure I’ve got the most Conservative Party of Canada members supporting me. Even though I was an MP before, there will be a nomination election to choose the Conservative candidate for the next federal election.

Will you support me in my quest by purchasing a $15 federal Conservative membership?

Please go to the link I’ve provided to buy one securely online right now:

Then please e-mail me at [email protected] to tell me you’ve bought a membership.

Thanks for your support. With Pierre Poilievre as leader, I’m confident we can win back Griesbach and form a competent, ethical Conservative majority government.


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April 17, 2024 | No Comments

Oops! Justin Trudeau did it again

Opinion Column

They’re billing it as an “affordability budget.” But with the latest bloated federal Liberal budget unveiled, the schoolyard expression “liar, liar, pants on fire” comes to mind.

When Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was campaigning in 2015, the member of Parliament for Montreal, Quebec’s Papineau riding made a solemn vow to Canadians.

While then-prime minister Stephen Harper promised Conservatives would have a balanced budget, Trudeau swore Liberals would run “tiny, modest” deficits of less than $10 billion for three years. He’d then balance the budget by 2019-2020, Trudeau promised.
Like so many of his promises, Trudeau reneged on that. He lied. (As it turns out, budgets don’t balance themselves.)

And the latest Liberal budget has blown to smithereens any promised to rein in spending. Liberals will run a whopping deficit of nearly $40 billion for this fiscal year.
You don’t need a degree in economics to know that continued, excessive government spending is fuelling inflation, making everything we need to buy — gas, groceries, consumer goods etc. — more expensive.

It’s much like continuing to rack up spending on your credit card and not even being able to pay the minimum balance. We all know how that will end. Badly.
This Beluga-like budget will see Trudeau’s government spend a head-spinning $480 billion in a single year. It including details on almost $52 billion in new spending.

Trudeau’s spending orgy is even getting heat from Liberals. Former Liberal Governor of the Bank of Canada David Dodge said he believes that this budget will be the worst since 1982.
And here’s a sobering fact: This year, Canada will spend $54.1 billion to service Trudeau’s debt. This is more money than the government is sending the provinces for health care.

Laughably, Trudeau’s Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says her government is taking measures to cut back on spending.
Here’s one way Liberals boast they’ll do that. Canada’s 368,000 civil servant workforce will be trimmed by 5,000 members.
But wait for it … That will happen over the next four years … By attrition.
In other words, if someone retires or quits, they won’t be replaced. Wow. What restraint.

Because socialists love to tax us, there’s also $20 billion in new taxes detailed in this budget.
A Financial Post columnist summed up the budget this way:
“In what it bills as an ‘affordability budget,’ the federal government is spending oodles of money on housing, dental care, school lunches, pharmacare, Indigenous support, green subsidies and, of course, consultants’ fees and a padded public service.

“To finance all the new spending, it will issue still more bonds, which will push up interest rates even as the Bank of Canada tries to bring them down. Higher corporate and capital gains taxes will discourage the supply of goods and services to the market whether in housing starts or in food.

“Instead of improving affordability, the fiscal plan will impair it.”
Isn’t that just like the Liberals? Another promise made — and another promise broken — in one fell swoop.

Liar, liar pants on fire, indeed.

(Comments? Suggestions? Email me at [email protected])

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January 23, 2023 | No Comments

🖊️ SIGN UP: Defeat the Liberal-NDP Coalition

All signs point to Justin Trudeau triggering a federal election as early as this spring.

Want to help Conservatives replace the Liberal-NDP coalition government? 

I’m helping Team Pierre Poilievre with that goal so we can have an ethical, competent Conservative government. Want to help? Sign up right here.


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March 25, 2022 | No Comments

Let’s oust Team Justin/Jagmeet from Edmonton Griesbach


Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh are out to destroy this country.

And the recent backroom deal between them shows they’re in lockstep to do just that.

These two are truly Toxic Twins whose out-of-control spending policies and far-left agenda will leave all Canadians poorer at a time when the country is already reeling after enduring the worst of the COVID pandemic.

They’re toxic to our pocket books. Toxic to our lifeblood energy industry. Toxic to our children’s future.

Remember. This past September the Liberals didn’t win enough seats to form a majority government.

Canadians didn’t give them that because we don’t trust Trudeau’s Liberals or Singh’s NDP.

So these two had to resort to a slimy, behind-closed-doors backroom deal to essentially achieve a majority government Canadians didn’t want.

My friend and former colleague Pierre Poilievre summarized it well, by saying this devious Justin-Jagmeet pact means we now essentially have Canada’s first NDP federal government.

We’re already deep in the hole with runaway federal spending.

Right now the national debt is almost $1.2 trillion dollars and it’s increasing by $400 million a day and a head-spinning $4,500 per second! That’s what’s fuelling inflation we see at the pumps and at the grocery store checkouts.

Now the Justin-Jagmeet juggernaut want to spend even more money that we don’t have.

You know new and increased taxes are coming down the pipe soon.

They’ll make everything we have to purchase even more expensive than things are already.

Have you seen the price of groceries? Building materials? Gas?

The Toxic Twins of runaway spending say they’re going to support one another until 2025 — three long years.

But anything can happen in politics. So we have to be ready in a heart-beat just in case the deal between this terrible twosome crumbles.

Canadians want a common-sense, fiscally accountable government that cares about you and your family — that works to bolster the economy (let’s get some pipelines built) while reining in runaway spending so you’ll have more money in your pocket.

I’m committed to running again in Edmonton Griesbach, so we can win back that seat from Singh’s NDP. People in the riding didn’t vote for a majority NDP government and I know the majority aren’t  pleased with this despicable Justin-Jagmeet pact.

You know our national Conservative party is holding a leadership race and that alone will help grow our membership and reinvigorate people. It will also help highlight that Conservatives are ready to defeat this terrible coalition and form government.

I’m on Pierre Poilievre’s team. He’s already shown he’s a leader. He’s intelligent, hard-working and he strikes fear into the heart of Justin Trudeau and his Liberals.

Together we can defeat these Toxic Twins — and return Canada to prosperity.

Want to help us win back Griesbach? Want to help in other ridings?

There’s no better time to get involved with federal Conservative politics.

Reach out to me anytime. 

(E-mail [email protected])

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July 12, 2021 | No Comments

Have your say

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July 9, 2021 | No Comments

Summer Survey

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July 9, 2021 | No Comments

Let’s do lunch

I’ll be hosting a lucky subscriber of my e-newsletter this summer for lunch.
We’ll have a chance to talk directly about the issues that matter most to you.
To be considered all you have to do is subscribe to my e-newsletter.
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July 7, 2021 | No Comments

The Liberals are going after free speech

The hallmark of a free society is the ability to freely speak your mind.

It doesn’t matter whether your views are popular or not.

You have the right to speak, write and express yourself.

French philosopher Voltaire’s view on freedom of speech is famously described as:

“I don’t approve of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Justin Trudeau and his Liberals don’t share that sentiment.

Instead, they are pursuing a campaign to severely limit the ways Canadians can express themselves.

First, there is Bill C-10. This legislation would give the government the ability to regulate your content on the internet.

Now, the Liberals have drafted more legislation to drastically curtail free expression.

Concerns have been raised that their latest legislation, Bill C-36, will put a chill on free speech and be open to abuse.

The problem is the legislation is based on poorly defined subjective terms.

This won’t solve the problem of hate speech, it will just infringe on the rights of Canadians.

Hate speech is already a crime in Canada and cases of it should be directed to the courts.

Burning down religious institutions is unacceptable

Over the last several weeks, scores of religious institutions have been vandalized and several have even been burnt down.

This is an unacceptable hate crime.

Freedom of religion is a fundamental right that all Canadians enjoy.

Whether it’s a mosque, synagogue, temple or church they’re sacred spaces that one can never justify destroying.

Yet, far too many on the radical left are doing just that.

For example, Harsha Walia the executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, recently tweeted to “burn it all down.”

Yet, Walia wasn’t alone. Scores of left-wing activists from across Canada are advocating for the destruction of churches.

More needs to be done to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

The residential school system was wrong.

We need to seriously work on improving our relationship and the living standards for Indigenous Canadians.

However, burning down churches isn’t and can’t be part of that process of reconciliation.

As the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde has said:

“To burn things down is not our way…our way is to build relationships and come together.”

Let’s all do that.

I handed out water to beat the heat

With temperatures soaring and officials issuing health warnings, I headed to Edmonton’s inner city to hand out ice-cold water.

Thanks to our constituency office staffer Josh Hui for the video.

Win a lunch with your MP

Talking with you and hearing your feedback is the most important part of my job as your Member of Parliament.

I’ll be hosting a lucky subscriber of my e-newsletter this summer for lunch.

We’ll have a chance to talk directly about the issues that matter most to  you.

To be considered all you have to do is subscribe to my e-newsletter.

I’ll be drawing the winner in late July.

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In the news

— Canada’s Bill C-10 ‘Orwellian:’ Senator. Link

— Bill C-10 was just the tip of the iceberg. Link

— Canadian Voices: Un-woke and Un-heard. Link

— Trudeau silence on police killing questioned. Link

— Vandals target Calgary churches. Link

— Columnist blasts church burnings as sacrilege. Link

— Politicians seem afraid to condemn arsonists. Link

— Alberta premier promises security funding for churches. Link

— Vandals boast about their crime. Link

— NDP MP offended by Happy Canada Day email. Link

— Chinese vaccine documents embarrass Trudeau. Link

— Facebook plays Big Brother (really). Link

— Trudeau Liberals play at journalism. Link

— Conrad Black gives a history lesson. Link

— Columnist says feds sowing confusion over COVID. Link

— Left-wing activist under fire for ‘burn it all down’ tweet. Link


You said it

—  “We really need something to celebrate. It has been a terrible year and a half. We have been locked down, not able to hug our grandchildren
not able to celebrate weddings or hold funerals. Not able to mingle with our friends and family. I’m praying we win the cup.” — Ellen G.

— “Please please please…in the next election can we focus on building Canada up, not tearing it down.” — Irene A.

—  [on burning down churches] “Seems to me vandalizing or destroying ANY structure for protest is unacceptable and criminal.” —  Preston B.

Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks if they were supporting the Habs for a Canadian team victory.

The vast majority some 83% said they were supporting the Montreal Canadians.

It’s been a tough first three games. However, it’s not over yet.

A big thanks to everyone who took part.


Have your say

Alberta lifted all COVID restrictions on July 1. Will you continue to wear a mask in retail outlets?

I’ll post the results in next week’s e-newsletter.

Latest news on COVID-19 


You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Health Services or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alberta Health Services can also be reached by phone at 811.

Benefits available for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family during this COVID pandemic.




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July 7, 2021 | No Comments

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June 30, 2021 | No Comments

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day is a time to reflect on and celebrate the true north strong and free. I sincerely wish you a happy Canada Day. Enjoy this video produced by our local constituency office staffer Josh Hui.

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