Member of Parliament
Nepean – Carleton
Pierre Poilievre is a fourth-term M.P., who serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. After defeating the incumbent Liberal Defense Minister in the 2004 election, Poilievre has since been re-elected three times.
From 2006 to 2008 he served as Parliamentary Secretary to Treasury Board, where he helped redraft Canada’s whistleblower protection laws, and worked with Minister John Baird to stick-handle the Federal Accountability Act through the House of Commons.
In his earlier role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minster of Intergovernmental Affairs (2008-2011), he played a leading role in drafting the Conservative Party’s 2011 election platform and spoke on behalf of Stephen Harper on a variety of different issues.
He fought for a tax credit for kids’ sports – an idea that originated with a farming family from Osgoode, Ontario. Poilievre brought it to then-Opposition leader Stephen Harper who campaigned on the proposal and made it law.
A passionate advocate for helping at-risk youth build productive lives, the 32 year-old has fought to get kids off drugs. Ottawa Police Chief Vern White has congratulated him for securing $1 million for the city’s drug treatment initiative.
Poilievre works to get results for veterans. He helped raise $40,000 towards the burned-down Manotick legion, worked with the Nepean Museum to award every veteran in Nepean-Carleton a metallic “poppy plaque” and initiated the Fairness for Military Families Act, which ensures that soldiers returning from duty can access parental leave with their newborns.
The Queensway-Carleton Hospital thanked him for helping it secure a $1 rent deal from its landlord, the National Capital Commission.
As the leading voice for the future Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge, the M.P. has landed one-third of the project’s needed investment. He also secured the neighbouring airport land required for the Limebank Road expansion. Construction is now well underway as a result.
Named one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s Top 50 People, the Barrhaven resident holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and has served on Parliamentary Committees for Official Languages, Government Operations, Public Accounts, and Ethics & Privacy.