Remembering the heroic efforts at Vimy Ridge

The Barrie Examiner April 9 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, where great bravery and greater sacrifice took place as Canadian soldiers did what previous armies could not, seizing the Vimy Ridge back from the Germans. British and French forces had tried to recapture the ... Full Article

MP John Brassard Presents: Barrie-Innisfil Volunteer Awards

Press Release March 1, 2017 MP John Brassard Presents: Barrie-Innisfil Volunteer Awards When: 1:30-4:30, Wednesday April 26th, 2017 (During Volunteer Week) Where: Barrie Public Library, Painswick Branch 48 Dean Ave., Barrie L4N 0C2 Who: Constituents of Barrie-Innisfil (Barrie residents who ... Full Article

Motion more about politics than denouncing racism

The Barrie Examiner There are many issues before Parliament, but the matter my office has received the most feedback on lately is Motion 103. To be clear, the motion introduced by Mississauga-Erin Mills Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is neither a “bill” nor a “law.” It does not “introduce ... Full Article

Mental health needs to be shifted back to emergency room

The Barrie Examiner On Feb. 9, I will be rising in the House of Commons to speak in support of a Conservative colleague’s Private Member’s Bill during second reading. I was proud to second MP Todd Doherty’s bill when it was first introduced in January 2016 and I am happy it will finally ... Full Article

Happy new year to all in Barrie-Innisfil

The Barrie Examiner I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas. With the New Year upon us, I look back at 2016 as a very busy year and reflect on the amazing privilege it is to represent the people of Barrie-Innisfil as your Member of Parliament. In Ottawa this year, the Trudeau government ... Full Article

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