No faith in Wynne, Trudeau to look after my family

The Barrie Examiner It’s widely recognized by my Conservative colleagues and many Canadians that we must do our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). But that shouldn’t be at the expense of our economy. A carbon tax is a tax on GHGs generated from burning fuels like coal, ... Full Article

Canada has a long and storied military history

The Barrie Examiner Recently, I was named to the Conservative shadow cabinet as Veterans Affairs critic for the Official Opposition. I am thankful to our Leader Rona Ambrose and honoured she has placed her faith in me to assume this role. I am excited to serve in this capacity and humbled to ... Full Article

New mortgage rules hurt young Canadians

Recently, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced a package of measures affecting Canada’s housing market. These include closing tax loopholes, higher standards for mortgage lending and mortgage insurance, and plans to shift more risk onto private lenders. Finance Canada says these ... Full Article

Liberals prefer electoral system that benefits them

The Barrie Examiner In early June, I wrote about electoral reform and how important of an issue it was. I asked residents for their opinion and received hundreds of mailed back responses to a survey I sent out. When asked if they favoured changing Canada’s electoral system, 70% of ... Full Article

Anything but consensus on electoral reform

The Ottawa-based Institute on Governance and the Environics Institute in Toronto conducted a comprehensive survey on electoral reform. The below were results from the over 2000 responses from respondents over 18 (MP Brassard’s survey results in brackets – where applicable): 24 per cent ... Full Article

Barrie-Innisfil residents always a top priority

The Barrie Examiner I hope everyone had an amazing summer taking in all our area has to offer and spending quality time with family and friends. It was a busy and productive season for me personally, with plenty of activities happening inside and outside the riding. Here at home, I held dozens ... Full Article