Statement on Upcoming Local Debates

Today, incumbent Conservative candidate Greg Rickford’s campaign Director of Communications, Scott French, issued the following statement:

 “Local debates are an important way for Canadians to connect to local candidates and their party’s platforms during this federal election to better inform their choice on Election Day, October 19th. I am happy to announce that Greg will participate in four all-candidate debates in towns and cities across the riding. We expect these debates will cover a wide-range of local and national issues of interest to Canadians living in the riding of Kenora.

“Greg is looking forward to participating in the following debates:

Red Lake Chamber of Commerce, September 24th;

Municipality of Sioux Lookout, September 29th;

Dryden Chamber of Commerce, September 30th;

Kenora Chamber of Commerce, October 7th.

“We hope to see as many people from the Kenora riding attend the debates as possible to best understand the issues that are at stake in this election and the differences between the competing federal parties.”

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Statement on the 42nd General Election

The Honourable Greg Rickford made the following statement regarding the 42nd General Election, which was called on Sunday. 

 

“This election provides Canadians with a clear choice between the proven, strong leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and the risky, unaffordable promises of Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair.

 

“The global economy remains uncertain and unstable; this is not the time for risky tax and spend policies that will run Canada into deficit.

 

“The NDP and Liberals have opposed every measure that supports or reflects the values, traditions and economic priorities of northwestern Ontarians. For example, they have ignored law abiding hunters, farmers and sport shooters by promising to bring back the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry.  They have ignored families by promising to raise taxes through their reckless high tax and high debt approach. 

 

“I know that many families in Northern Ontario want the flexibility to care for their children in a manner that suits them.   I believe that parents are the only people who can choose what is best for their children.  That is why our government enhanced the Universal Child Care Benefit to put more money in the pockets of every single Canadian family with children.

 

“Only our Conservative Party can be trusted to keep taxes low and protect the rights of law abiding firearms owners.  It was our government that introduced the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act to reduce needless red tape while increasing safety measures.  The reality is that criminals do not register their firearms, a fact that Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau do not understand.

 

“I have been a strong voice for this region and I am confident that voters will judge me based on my proven record of delivering results for northwestern Ontario since 2008.

 

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The Common Sense Firearms Act (C-42) Receives Royal Assent

Friends,

If you haven’t already heard, our Kenora riding will be facing Bob Nault (former Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Co-Chair of the Caucus Committee on Gun Control) and possibly Howard Hampton (former Kenora-Rainy River MPP and Provincial Leader of the NDP) in the upcoming election.

This is a real problem for law abiding firearms owners.

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BALANCED BUDGET DELIVERED

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Economic Action Plan 2015 supports jobs and growth, helps families and communities prosper, and ensures the security of Canadians

Minister of Finance Joe Oliver today tabled Economic Action Plan 2015, the Harper Government’s balanced-budget, low-tax plan for jobs, growth and security. Economic Action Plan 2015 will: 

  • Fulfil the Harper Government’s promise to balance the budget in 2015. The Government will return to balanced budgets while maintaining the lowest federal tax burden on Canadians in over half a century.
  • Support jobs and growth by making Canada more competitive and allowing job-creating businesses to thrive; making new and innovative investments that build on the Government’s historic support for infrastructure; and training a highly skilled workforce that responds to the evolving needs of employers.
  • Help families and communities prosper by continuing to provide tax relief and other support for hard-working families and individuals while enhancing opportunity for all.
  • Ensure the security of Canadians by supporting the Canadian Armed Forces and protecting Canadians from the threat of terrorism at home and abroad.
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Remembering Jim Flaherty

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of Jim Flaherty, our former Minister of Finance, Thursday afternoon at his home in Ottawa.

As the MP for Kenora, he was an inspiration to me to work hard and make a difference. I truly appreciated how he always had Northwestern Ontario in mind. I think the world over recognizes he was the best finance minister of any of the G7 countries. He led our country to the top of the list in terms of our performance during, arguably, the worst recession any of us can remember.

He was always friendly, he was always fair. If you sat down with him to talk about a file, you knew he knew it inside and out and he expected that you would have the same depth of knowledge. That could only make a person better and that is what I truly appreciated.

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Becoming Minister of Natural Resources

The new year has proven to be one filled with great opportunity. Upon returning to Ottawa after making six great announcements across the riding and celebrating the five-year anniversary of our passport clinic, I was given the extreme honour of being named the new Minister of Natural Resources.

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Apply Now for CPC Internships

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2014 CPC Summer Internship Applications are now open!

This is your opportunity to spend the summer of 2014 working in Ottawa with Campus Conservatives from across the country.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 16, 2014 at midnight.

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Cabinet Swearing Ceremony Album

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Here are a few more photos from Greg’s Cabinet swearing-in ceremony

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Kenora’s Newest Tory

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Meet Kenora's newest Tory

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Dryden Gun Show

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Our Conservative Association booth is always popular at the Dryden Gun Show

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