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Report from Parliament May 2016

May 19, 2016

Earlier this year in Parliament, I asked the Federal Government to launch an inquiry into Ontario electricity rates. I asked this question in the context of the acquisition by the recently privatized Ontario Hydro monopoly, now called Hydro One, of a competitor, and whether the public interest was being served by having the federal competition ...

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MP Cheryl Gallant Questions Defence Minister on Medical Release

May 18, 2016

During a special sitting of Parliament to examine the budget of the Department of National Defence, I questioned the Defence Minister regarding “universality of service” and the challenge medically released soldiers have when they exit the military. In recent discussions with soldiers, two concerns have been relayed to me. One is the ‘universality of service’ ...

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MP Gallant Hears From Local Farmers

May 13, 2016

Together with Conservative Agriculture Critic Chris Warkentin, M.P. for Grande Prairie—Mackenzie, I was pleased to host Craig McLaughlin, President of the Renfrew County Cattleman Association; Jennifer Doelman, from the Crop Sector; Barry Gould, Poultry Operator; and Don Russell, a Dairy Farmer, on Parliament Hill to discuss what the future holds for Renfrew County farmers. It ...

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Former 427 Squadron Commander Major-General Christopher Coates Greets MP Cheryl Gallant at NORAD Headquarters

May 9, 2016

As Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence, I visited the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) Headquarters. The visit was a part of the committee’s study of the Canadian NORAD Region and aerial readiness. It was my pleasure to be greeted by MGen Christopher Coates, in his current posting at NORAD. I remember his ...

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Defence Cuts Risk Lives

April 22, 2016

The decision to cut equipment purchases approved by our previous Conservative Government risks lives. That is my thought when in regards to the decision by the Trudeau Government to withhold funds for equipment like search and rescue helicopters and personal armour protection systems. As the MP whose constituency includes Garrison Petawawa, I pointed out to ...

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MP Cheryl Gallant Question Government’s commitment to protecting our Troops

April 22, 2016

On Friday in Question Period, I asked the Liberal Government to explain their decision to revoke support of a program which helps protect Canadian Armed Forces soldiers from chemical and biological agents in the field.

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MP Gallant Questions Liberal Government on Military Funding Cuts

April 22, 2016

ON Wednesday, I asked the Liberal Government to explain their decision to return the Canadian Armed Forces to the decade of darkness.

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I Need to Hear From You

April 21, 2016

I am requesting your opinion regarding physician-assisted dying. Physician-assisted dying raises many deep legal, moral and ethical questions. The Conservative Party believes that its Members should be able to speak and vote freely on legislation involving matters of conscience. I need to hear from my constituents if they support or oppose physician-assisted dying. The Federal ...

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MP Cheryl Gallant Hosts International Trade Meeting in Arnprior

April 18, 2016

I was pleased to be joined by the Hon. Ed Fast, MP in Arnprior to a special briefing for local businesses on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As Minister of International Trade in the Conservative Government, Mr. Fast negotiated the blockbuster trade deal. Thank-you to David Watson, President and CEO of Plaintree Systems in Arnprior for ...

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The Selfie Budget

March 23, 2016

An out of control deficit is short-term pain followed by long-term pain. This is what you get when you have a self-absorbed Prime Minister who only cares about taking selfies with the beautiful people. All the budget mistakes made in Toronto are being repeated in Ottawa. There is no plan to create long-term, permanent, well-paying ...

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