Strongest in the G7

December 29, 2013

Do you know which country has the strongest economy in the G7?

It’s Canada.

That’s something we should be very proud of.

We didn’t get here by accident. It’s taken seven years of strong leadership from Stephen Harper.

He made the tough choices – and the right choices – to get our economy on track.

Today, you have an important choice to make.

We need to make sure our Party is just as strong as our economy – or we risk losing the election to Justin Trudeau.

Do you really think Justin Trudeau could run our economy? I don’t think so – he’s in way over his head.

Make the right choice – donate $25 today, or whatever you can afford, to our Seize the Moment campaign.

You only have two more days to make your end-of-year donation and get a tax credit, worth up to 75% of your donation.

And we need your help to reach our $2 million goal by the end of this month.

Now is the time to donate to the Conservative Party – make your contribution now.

Sincerely,

Jim Flaherty
MP, Whitby-Oshawa


Merry Christmas

December 25, 2013

On behalf of myself, my family, and the entire Conservative Party of Canada, I wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.

All the best to you and your family over the holiday season.

Sincerely,

John Walsh
President, Conservative Party of Canada


Fundraising Report

December 20, 2013

I just received another update from our fundraising department.

Here’s the good news – over 1,000 Canadians have donated to our Seize the Moment campaign.

Our party is stronger by $1,511,394 – money that we’ll use to help win the next election.

Here’s the bad news – the Liberal fundraising machine is in overdrive, and we need to keep up.

We can’t let Liberal attacks and the media stop us from reaching our goal.

We need to raise $2 million by the end of the month – and we’re going to need your help.

Donate $25 today – just $6.25 after your tax credits – and be a part of our campaign.

We’re counting on you.
Sincerely,

John Walsh
President, Conservative Party of Canada


We can’t stop

December 19, 2013

Our economy is the strongest in the G7. We’re creating jobs and lowering taxes. Canada is in better shape than ever before.

We can’t stop now.

We have to Seize the Moment – and that’s why we’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal of $2 million by the end of year.

Justin Trudeau would take our economy off track. He’s voted against almost every measure we’ve put forward – and his own plan to legalize marijuana would put our communities at risk.

Worse, he’s in way over his head – he’s constantly saying things like this:

“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around…” – Justin Trudeau, November 7, 2013

I guess somebody forgot to tell Justin that we don’t like dictatorships.

The Liberal fundraising machine is now in overdrive.  They’re doing their best to raise more money than us – you and I just can’t let that happen.

Chip in $25 today – just $6.25 after your tax credits – and help us reach our goal.

Canada is the true north, strong and free – it’s time to Seize the Moment.
Sincerely,

Shelly Glover
MP, Saint Boniface


You should watch this:

December 19, 2013

Seven years ago, our Conservative government set out to rebuild Canada.

With the strongest economy in the G7, our plan is working – but until Canada is as strong and as free as it can be, we cannot say our work is done.

You should watch this video – and when you’re done, chip in $25 to our Seize The Moment campaign so we can continue our work.

The election is less than two years away – and the stakes couldn’t possibly be higher.

You have a choice to make today:

You can make a difference by donating – and be a part of this campaign, from every day now until election day.

Or you can skip your donation – assume you can’t make a difference – and risk waking up in 2015 to Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister.

Can you imagine Trudeau leading our economy? Or representing Canada on the world stage?

He’s in way over his head. We can’t let that happen to our country.

Make the right choice – chip in $25 today to the Conservative Party.

Sincerely,

Pierre Poilievre
MP, Nepean–Carleton


Update

December 17, 2013

When we launched the Seize the Moment campaign, we weren’t sure what to expect.

We knew we could count on our donors to chip in – but we were blown away by the results.

This month, we’ve received over 10,000 donations for $1,289,234 – thank you to everyone for your incredible generosity.

But we still have a lot of work to do to reach our final goal of $2 million by December 31, and we’re counting on your support.

Will you chip in $25 – or whatever you can afford – today and help us reach our goal?

Please keep in mind that your donations are eligible for a tax credit of up to 75% – meaning your $25 donation would actually only cost you $6.25!

We need to meet our goal by December 31 and maintain our fundraising edge – our success in the next election depends on it.

Chip in $25 or more today – we’re counting on you.

Sincerely,

John Walsh
President, Conservative Party of Canada


Why?

December 16, 2013

You and I understand what’s at stake in the next election – we’re electing someone to lead Canada’s economy.

This is no small task. Through Prime Minister Harper’s leadership, Canada currently leads the G7 in terms of economic growth and job creation.

But we must be vigilant. The global economy remains fragile.

So when people ask me why they should donate to our Party, here’s what I tell them: Canada can’t afford to elect someone with no vision, and no plan. Someone who, at best, is full of empty rhetoric – Justin Trudeau.

Instead, for Canada to continue to be prosperous, strong, and free, it needs the leadership of a strong Conservative team led by our Prime Minister.

We need your help.

So far this month, our donors have given generously – but we still have a lot of work to do to meet our goal of $2 million by the end of the month.

Our Party has always relied on the strength of our grassroots supporters, and you have always delivered, and for this we thank you.

We’re counting on you to help us Seize the Moment and meet our goal of $2 million.

Help us fight back today with a donation of $25 or whatever you can afford.

Through your support, we can continue to elect people who stand up for the victims of crime, who are dedicated to growing our economy, balancing our budgets, and keeping Canada strong and free.

Thank you for partnering with us in Seizing Canada’s Moment.

Sincerely,

Michelle Rempel
MP, Calgary Centre–North


Liberals Need to Finally Come Clean on Sponsorship Scandal

December 13, 2013

Today, Jean Chrétien’s “good friend” Jacques Corriveau, was charged with fraud for his role in the Sponsorship Scandal. The RCMP allege Corriveau, a former Liberal Party Vice-President, helped orchestrate the scandal that funneled $40 million in taxpayers’ money into Liberal friendly companies in Quebec and in illegal donations back to the Liberal Party.

“Taxpayers are still waiting on the Liberals to pay back the missing $40 million– but instead, Chrétien is fundraising for his old pal, Justin Trudeau,” said Denis Lebel, Member of Parliament for Roberval-Lac Saint-Jean.

Yesterday the former Liberal leader responsible for the sponsorship scandal, sent an email to Liberal Party members asking them to donate money to the Party and to Trudeau.

Chuck Guite famously reiterated a quote from David “I’m entitled to my entitlements” Dingwall that “if you ever find somebody in bed between Jean Chretien and his wife, it’ll be Jacques Corriveau.” We are again reminded that corruption is never far away from the Liberal Party elites.

“Instead of asking Canadians for more money, Trudeau needs to clean up the Liberal’s culture of entitlement and have his good friends pay back the money they took from taxpayers,” said Lebel.


Harper Government Delivers Record Results for Canadians

December 13, 2013

On Thursday, the Hon. Peter Van Loan, Government House Leader and the Hon. Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec, highlighted our Conservative Government’s accomplishments during the busy fall sitting of the House of Commons.

This is Canada’s moment. Our natural wealth, our sound finances, our stable democracy, our growing trade relationships, the strong demand for our resources and our ingenuity have positioned us to seize this moment.

Over the past year, our Conservative Government passed 40 bills, negotiated a historic free trade deal with the European Union, promoted Canadian values globally and introduced measures to protect hard-working Canadian families.

We are making progress on bills that will meet our commitments in the Speech from the Throne. These bills are combatting harmful online harassment and exploitation, protecting Canadians from unsafe drugs, supporting injured veterans with priority consideration for public service jobs, standing up for victims of crime, granting greater decision-making powers to the Northwest Territories and making our prisons safer for correctional officers.

We continue to deliver on our Government’s commitment to create jobs and opportunities for Canadians, to support and protect Canadian families, and to put Canada first.

Individual Members of Parliament have also had record success in advancing important changes for their constituents, with 19 Private Members’ Bills becoming law since 2011.

Our Conservative Government is committed to seizing Canada’s moment, as we deliver real results for hard-working Canadians.


Seize the Moment

December 12, 2013

The success of our Party over the last 10 years has been a result of our ability to consistently raise more money than our opposition.  And as one of our key supporters you’ve been a critical part of that success.

Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have made fundraising their top priority, and they are working hard to close the gap.

We cannot let that happen.

Our Party can only win the next election if we keep our fundraising advantage and the 2015 election is right around the corner. If we want to win, we need to get ready now.

That’s why we are launching the Seize the Moment campaign to raise $2 million by the end of the year.

This is an ambitious goal for our Party, but I know that you, my fellow members, donors and supporters will stand with us. I am asking you today – will you donate $5 or whatever you can afford today to help us reach our $2 million goal?

Make your $5 gift today and help us Seize the Moment – we’re counting on you.

Sincerely,

John Walsh
President, Conservative Party of Canada


10 Years of Conservative Leadership

December 07, 2013

Ten years ago today, the Conservative Party of Canada was born.

Many things have changed since then – but the principles that unite us remain the same.

More jobs, lower taxes, and a stronger economy – that’s what we promised, and that’s what we’ve delivered.

Today, we reflect on ten years of Conservative leadership in Canada.

We’ve put together a list of our top ten achievements as a party – take a look and tell us which one you are most proud of.

In the past 10 years, we’ve accomplished a lot together – let’s make the next ten even better.

Sincerely,

John Walsh
President, Conservative Party of Canada


Standing up for hunters and anglers

November 29, 2013

Last week, we learned Environment Canada bureaucrats wanted to spend up to $60,000 to study the use of lead bullets and their impact on the environment.

What an absurd waste of taxpayer money.

There is no doubt that the Liberals and NDP would love to use this as an excuse to bring back the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry.

Fortunately, we have a Conservative government and a Conservative Prime Minister.

As soon as we heard about this proposal, we acted – and the project was immediately scrapped.

Hunting, angling, trapping, and sports-shooting are an important part of life for many Canadians. Conservatives recognize that – and we’ll continue to stand up for them in Ottawa.

Sincerely,

Candice Bergen
MP, Portage-Lisgar


Not Criminally Responsible

November 27, 2013

In 2008, Allan Schoenborn murdered his three young children, leaving their bodies to be found by their mother, Allan’s ex-wife.

Schoenborn was found “not criminally responsible” for his crimes because of a mental disorder.

By April 2011, Schoenborn was approved by a review board for day passes into my community – the same community where the mother was living

If it weren’t for the intervention of the community, she never would have known about it. In fact, there was no obligation for the Justice system to inform her or her family that Schoenborn was granted access to their home community.

No one should ever have to relive the horror of this terrible tragedy.

That’s why we reinstated the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act.

This law will put public safety first, protect the public from high-risk offenders, and stand up for victims’ rights.

Justin Trudeau’s soft-on-crime Liberals will be voting against it – and if they ever get into office, they would repeal it in a second.

Let’s make sure the Liberals never have a chance to repeal our tough-on-crime agenda. Add your name to our petition today:

http://www.conservative.ca/NCR/

Sincerely,

James Moore
MP, Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam


Thanks to you

November 26, 2013

It wasn’t easy – but we did it.

Governing parties don’t usually do well in by-elections – and the media pundits were predicting a landslide victory for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.

But our Conservative supporters and volunteers did what they always do: they proved the pundits wrong.

We elected two new MPs last night – Larry Maguire (Brandon-Souris) and Ted Falk (Provencher) – and it was all thanks to people like you chipping in and being a part of our team.

So on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada and our campaign team across the country – thank you.

Sincerely,

Fred DeLorey
Director, Political Operations
Conservative Party of Canada


Protecting Victims of Crime

November 25, 2013

On Monday, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and James Moore, Minister of Industry, announced that our Government will be reinstating the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act.

This legislation will ensure that public safety will be the primary concern during the decision-making process for persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR).

The proposed reforms would create a “high-risk” designation to classify those that may pose a danger to themselves, their victims, or the public at large. This designation would mean that the accused will be held in custody until their designation is revoked by a court.

The Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act will also greatly enhance the ability of victims to be involved in the process and give them a more effective voice within the criminal justice system.

Through this legislation, our Conservative Government continues to follow through on our commitment to help protect Canadian communities and support the rights of victims.


Staying Focused on the Economy

November 25, 2013

On Monday, Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, wrote to Opposition MPs as a part of the annual pre-budget consultations.

Our Conservative Government continues to make the economy and job creation our top priority.

Canada continues to lead the G7 in job creation and we are on track to balance the budget in 2015. However, ongoing economic and political instability overseas could hurt Canada’s economic growth.

That’s why, in his letter, Minister Flaherty welcomed, “low- to no-cost ideas to grow the economy,” as well as suggestions for how we could eliminate unnecessary spending.

However, Minister Flaherty told the Opposition he will not, “entertain the traditional ‘laundry list’ of new spending or subsidy programs typically sent from the opposition – lists sent with no regard to their actual costs to taxpayers or their impact on the long-term state of Canada’s finances.”

He added, “I hope that the opposition will forgo their traditional approach and refrain from demanding costly, new spending initiatives that would increase the size of government, jeopardizing our return to balanced budgets in 2015 and beyond.”

Our Government is focused on supporting job creation and helping grow the economy by keeping taxes low. New spending schemes such as those endorsed by the Liberals and NDP would require more and higher taxes, something our Conservative Government will not do.

Canadians can count on our Government to keep taking action to help grow the economy.


Seal Hunt

November 25, 2013

On Monday, Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Leona Agglukaq, Minister of the Environment, announced that our Conservative Government is appealing the decision of a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel to allow the European Union’s (EU) ban on seal products to continue.

We are vigorously defending the interests of Canada’s Inuit and Indigenous communities, and protecting the livelihoods of all Canadians sealers.

The WTO panel found that the European Union’s seal product ban violates the EU’s obligations and is discriminatory. Unfortunately, it allowed the ban to continue because some of the European public expressed concerns regarding the seal hunt.

As we promised in the Speech from the Throne, our Conservative Government will continue to defend the seal hunt. It is well-regulated, sustainable and humane.

The thousands of Canadians in northern and coastal communities who depend on the seal hunt can count on our Government to stand up for them.


Cyberbullying

November 21, 2013

On Wednesday, our Conservative Government introduced the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. We are delivering on our commitment in the 2013 Speech from the Throne to help ensure that our children are better protected against all types of bullying including cyberbullying.

The impact of cyberbullying is far reaching and it goes far beyond the schoolyard. As Prime Minister Stephen Harper said, “I think we’ve got to stop using just the term ‘bullying’ to describe some of these things. Bullying to me has a kind of connotation… kids misbehaving. What we are dealing with in some of these circumstances is simply criminal activity.” With the click of a computer mouse, a person can be victimized before the entire world. Such conduct can destroy lives and clearly demands a stronger criminal justice response.

The legislation we introduced includes several important measures to help protect our children from cyberbullying. It will:

  • prohibit the non-consensual distribution of intimate images
  • empower a court to order the removal of intimate images from the Internet
  • permit the court to order forfeiture of the computer, cell phone or other device used in the offence
  • provide for reimbursement to victims for costs incurred in removing the intimate image from the Internet or elsewhere
  • empower the court to make an order to prevent someone from distributing intimate images

Our Conservative Government is committed to helping ensure that our children are safe from online predators and from online exploitation.


Fire Him Now

November 12, 2013

On CBC’s Power & Politics, Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis criticized the payments offered to veterans under the New Veterans Charter, saying:

Giving somebody a lump sum…that’s like hanging a case of beer in front of a drunk… They get the lump sum, they go and spend it, either trying to buy a house or buying a fast car or spending it on booze or addiction.
Jim Karygiannis, Liberal Veterans Affairs Critic, November 11, 2013

Whether it’s accusing moms and dads of wanting to spend the Universal Child Care Benefit on “beer and popcorn”, to saying injured veterans will spend lump sum payments on “booze or addiction”, the Liberals continue to believe lobbyists, academics, and bureaucrats spend money better than hardworking Canadian families.

These comments are an insult to Canadian veterans — particularly so close to Remembrance Day.

We need to send Justin Trudeau a message — we’re not choosing the winner of Canadian Idol in 2015, we’re electing a Prime Minister.

Will you sign our petition calling on Justin Trudeau to immediately fire his top veterans spokesman?

http://www.conservative.ca/?page_id=3804


Keeping Canada on the Right Track

November 12, 2013

On Tuesday, Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, released the annual Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections. This report confirms that our Conservative Government remains on track to balance the budget in 2015, with an expected surplus of $3.7 billion in 2015–16.

Responsible spending and balanced budgets are vital to Canada’s continued economic growth and stability. Taking action to balance the budget will help keep interest rates down and taxes low, and help Canada maintain its position as one of the best countries to invest money.

At the same time, we’re on track to balance the budget without raising taxes or cutting investments in health care and social services transfers, as promised.

Our Government continues to keep the economy as our top priority. When the global recession first hit, we took swift action to support economic growth and we continue to do so through actions such as freezing the Employment Insurance premium rate and reaching an agreement in principle for free trade with the European Union.

The impact of our Conservative Government’s actions is clear:

• Our economy has created over one million net new jobs since the depth of the recession, the best record among G7 countries;
• Our debt-to-GDP ratio is the lowest in the G7, and Canada has the lowest tax burden as a percentage of the economy in over 50 years;
• Canada is one of only a handful of countries with a AAA credit rating from all three major agencies, and;
• Since the depths of the recession, Canada’s business investment growth has been the strongest in the G7.

Our Conservative Government will continue to focus on the economy and help keep Canada on the right track for long-term prosperity.


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