OTTAWA, ON - Larry Maguire was sworn in today as the duly-elected Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris after being successfully re-elected with over half the vote on October 19th, 2015. This is Maguire's second term as Member of Parliament, after serving for 14 years as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Arthur-Virden.
Maguire said, "I want to thank the people of Westman for once again trusting me to represent our region in the House of Commons. I am honoured and humbled by the support I received and I pledge to work on behalf of all constituents in the new Parliament."
Since Maguire was elected in the Fall of 2013, he has been known as a strong advocate for rebuilding and revitalizing Westman. He was successful in securing millions of new federal dollars to upgrade our aging infrastructure and for projects that will enhance our quality of life. Maguire is also known as a champion of the Assiniboine River Basin Initiative that has brought together stakeholders from across the Watershed to reduce the effects of flooding. In the previous Parliament, Maguire repeatedly stood up to advance the interests of Westman in Parliament, and consistently voted to reduce taxes for hardworking taxpayers and small business owners.
"Going forward, I believe that we cannot let partisan politics stand in the way of encouraging more economic growth in Westman," said Maguire. "I will be reaching across the aisle to work on pressing public policy issues such as improving the Agri-Insurance Program, enhancing support for our seniors and investing in skills, training and education for the next generation."
Maguire has been steadfast in his support of balanced budgets and will be speaking out in the near future against the Liberal plan to plunge Canada back into deficits. The Liberal government is widely expected to outline their deficit plans in the upcoming Throne Speech. In the recent federal election, Maguire made the issue of running balanced budgets a key plank in his platform. Furthermore, he has also pledged to firmly oppose the Liberal government's plan to claw back people's Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). He has stated on numerous occasions that he believes money should be left in the pockets of hardworking taxpayers and not in the hands of the government.
Maguire concluded, "I will fight for Westman at every turn because that is why you elected me. I will be a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and making sure the voice of our community is heard loud and clear in Ottawa. I will not let you down."
Constituents who want to get in touch with Maguire can reach his office at (204) 726-7600 or visit his website at http://www.larrymaguire.ca