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

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