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MP Cheryl Gallant Joins Softwood Lumber Taskforce

October 17, 2016

Known for expressing concern for the thousands of Riding jobs at stake in forestry, I have been asked to join the Conservative Opposition Softwood Lumber Taskforce to hold the Trudeau Liberals to account for solving the softwood lumber trade dispute with the United States. The failure to strike a new softwood lumber agreement with the ...

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Energy Poverty Means Pre-Paying – Report from Parliament, October 2016

October 11, 2016

This should be no surprise to Ottawa Valley residents who are all too familiar with the close political party relationship between Ottawa and Toronto. Federal Agency Measurement Canada is preparing to finalize approval for “pre-pay” hydro meters. This was only a matter of time since the province installed so-called “smart meters” in people’s homes. The ...

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MP Gallant Reports Mission Accomplished!

September 20, 2016

I visited CFB Shearwater in Nova Scotia to see our new Cyclone helicopters, the replacement for Canada’s aging Sea King Fleet. Thank you to the Canadian Armed Forces for the privilege of visiting CFB Shearwater in Halifax, observing first-hand the hard work the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy perform to keep Canadian ...

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Report from Parliament September 2016 – Paying For Bad Spending

September 16, 2016

Canada is a Nation of Debt. This year the average household debt hit almost 168%. Canadian households on average hold $1.68 in debt for every dollar they earn after taxes and other fees paid to government. Canadians are in so much debt because it is a struggle to maintain our standard of living when we ...

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MP Cheryl Gallant Concerned UN Peacekeeping Mission Set For Failure

August 26, 2016

I spoke out today in response to the Liberal government announcement that it is prepared to risk the lives of 600 Canadian soldiers for the “selfie” Prime Minister’s vanity project to buy a seat on the United Nations Security Council. It is one thing to join our NATO allies in the War Against International Terrorism. ...

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Report from Parliament – August 2016

August 8, 2016

At the end of June, Canada was host to a meeting with the Presidents of the United States and Mexico. One does not have to read very much of their “Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership” to know this declaration is full of bad news, particularly for rural Canadians. Their ...

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MP Cheryl Gallant Questions Unfair Tax Treatment of Tourism Small Business

July 21, 2016

As Official Opposition Critic for FedNor, I recently questioned announced Federal Tourism funding when family campgrounds are struggling to stay in business as a result of unfair taxation. The federal government is throwing away hard-earned taxpayer dollars when it funds a promotional program to “enhance a visitor’s experience” that will be out of business by ...

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MP Cheryl Gallant warns of door-to-door pressure sales

July 19, 2016

Don’t be fooled by misleading pitches for no-cost upgrades I am drawing attention to a recent warning issued by the Competition Bureau about deceptive door-to-door sales of water heaters and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. It seems every summer my office receives calls from constituents about someone going door-to-door trying to sell some unwanted ...

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MP Gallant Hosts Defence Policy Meeting

July 15, 2016

I recently hosted a forum in Arnprior as part of the ongoing Defence Policy Review Forum. I would like to thank all the participants in today’s discussions. Their wide range of experience and knowledge led to a lively and insightful discussion on the purpose and future of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), public safety, and ...

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Trudeau Liberals Approve Ontario Hydro Sale

July 12, 2016

Consumers are the big losers with the decision by the Trudeau Liberals to rubber stamp the recent sale of Great Lakes Power Transmission to Ontario Hydro (now called Hydro One). Earlier this year in Parliament, I asked the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to launch an inquiry into Ontario electricity rates. I asked ...

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