What will a Carbon Tax Cost Westman Taxpayers?

Regardless of whether you think Canada needs a carbon tax, the Liberals owe Westman taxpayers the cold hard truth about what it will cost.  No taxation without information. It’s not a revolutionary idea: if the government wants to introduce a new tax they have an obligation to tell you what it’s going to do to your wallet and our economy.

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Canada 150 Speech Writing Contest

I am encouraging students in Westman to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, by entering the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest. Through this national contest, students are being asked to mark this special occasion, our sesquicentennial anniversary, by writing a speech of their own by answering: “What does Parliament mean to you?”

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Today's Deficits are Tomorrow's Taxes

Recently there have been a couple stories in the news that have peaked the interest of taxpayers.

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Protecting Important Heritage Buildings

I am fully in support of Bill C-323, which is currently before Parliament and if passed, would provide financial assistance for the restoration of heritage properties.

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Support the Next Generation of Farmers and Entrepreneurs

This week I voted in favour of C-274, which would have reduced the taxes paid by Westman residents when transferring family farms or small businesses to family members; however the Trudeau Liberals defeated the Bill.

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Illegal Border Crossings

Manitoba Conservative Caucus Concerned about Surge in Illegal Border Crossings from Asylum-Seekers.

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Lead Contamination in Tap Water

Last evening I spoke out in favour of a Private Members Motion that instructs the Standing Committee on Infrastructure to undertake a study on the presence of lead in Canadian tap water, municipal efforts to replace lead water distribution lines, and review the current federal efforts to support other levels of government in the provision of safe drinking water.

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Parliament of Canada Salutes the People of Virden & Area


Time for Common Sense and Give Cottagers a Break

Earlier this week, I met with representatives from the Minister of Public Safety’s office to stress the need to update the Customs Act so boaters and cottagers do not need to report to Canada Border Services every time they cross back into Canadian territory on bodies of water that straddle the international border.

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Western Diversification Program

The Department of Western Economic Diversification has recently put out a call for Proposals for their Western Diversification Program.

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