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    Ours is the only province that votes on its senate nominees. I asked the Liberals why they won't abide by the Alberta senate nominee, voted on by Albertans, and you won't believe their response… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFdKz9ovILU&feature=youtu.be
    Feb 29, 2016 2:52 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Take a stand against bullying #pinkshirtpromise. Wearing pink today has become a symbol for the growing anti-bullying movement. I’m proud to stand with Conservative MPs today in support of this important issue. As a parent, I know that keeping our kids safe is our first priority and bullying, whether it’s face-to-face or virtual, can be one of the most difficult things to protect our kids from. Bullying is a complex issue and while there is no single solution, I believe working together – parents, teachers, school administrators, community service groups, governments – is what will bring about meaningful change. We all have a role to play. Continuing to raise awareness about bullying, in all its forms, is vital and I know more can be done. Start today by taking a stand against bullying. Share this message, wear a pink shirt in support of this movement, or post your own anti-bullying message.
    Feb 24, 2016 10:37 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Feb 23, 2016 12:29 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    The Liberal government is putting an end to our contribution to coalition bombing, withdrawing Canadian C-F18s in a matter of weeks. While abandoning our air mission may be based on fulfilling a Liberal campaign promise, this decision comes at a time when most Canadians want Canada to continue our combat mission against ISIS. In fact, the majority of Canadians believe that pulling our fighter jets will damage Canada’s global reputation. Read more: http://www.blakerichards.ca/richards-reports/richards-report-february-11-2016/
    Feb 11, 2016 2:21 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Today we said goodbye to a true hero. A true hero. Ray Hoffman was still a teenager when he went overseas to defend Canadian freedoms in the Second World War. Ray was a living reminder of the sacrifices of war and the debt of gratitude we owe our Canadian Forces veterans. As we said goodbye to Ray today at the Cochrane Legion, I am reminded of the importance of ensuring that their stories are told and memories are preserved for future generations. On behalf of all Canadians, thank you Ray. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cochraneeagle/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-hoffman&pid=177583761
    Feb 05, 2016 3:39 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    I’ll be there tomorrow night to support Canada's veterans, will you? https://bertchurchlivetheatre.ticketpro.ca/#def_1122469356
    Feb 04, 2016 11:41 am | Alberta, Taschereau

January

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    Just as the TransCanada highway and Canadian Pacific Railway were considered nation building initiatives, connecting one end of our vast country to the other, our national energy infrastructure – particularly pipelines transporting Canadian oil to Canadians and new markets – has a vital role to play in our country’s long-term economic and social prosperity. Despite this, TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline, an infrastructure project of national significance bringing oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada and on to international markets, has been the subject of misguided rhetoric and attack. Prime Minister Trudeau says it’s not his job to support Energy East. Yet, this proposed pipeline would create 14,000 full-time jobs every year of its construction, displace the more than $20 billion Canada spends on importing foreign oil to Quebec and New Brunswick refineries, generate over 10 billion in tax revenues to communities across Canada, and add about $55 billion in economic growth, all without the use of Canadian tax dollars. But we have yet to see the Prime Minister stand up for jobs or economic growth. This, in addition to recent comments that our country should be recognized for its “resourcefulness” as opposed to its “resources” calls into question the Liberals’ support for workers in Canada’s energy industry. The Liberals’ new “interim” measures for pipeline assessments, announced last week, is just another example of this. These measures present yet another burden on an already strained energy sector, especially as they are only temporary until the Liberals complete a full review of the federal environmental assessment, a process Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says could take years. Creating further uncertainty within the natural resources sector during times of low oil prices, mass layoffs, and a low dollar is not leadership. If you share my concern that the Trudeau Liberals aren’t standing up for Alberta’s interests and jobs in the energy sector during this time of economic uncertainty, visit http://www.blakerichards.ca/have-your-say/ to have your say.
    Jan 29, 2016 8:29 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    The Liberal government said it was committed to making meaningful changes to the Senate. But instead, they’ve announced an unelected, unaccountable board will be making secret recommendations for an unelected Senate. Today, in the House of Commons, I asked Democratic Reform Minister Maryam Monsef how an advisory board that provides a secret short list of candidates for the Prime Minister to consider or to ignore in his decision for Senate appointments could ever be considered reform? Why the secrecy instead of openness and transparency? http://tinyurl.com/zw83po7
    Jan 26, 2016 4:41 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Have Your Say - http://www.blakerichards.ca/have-your-say/ Regardless of where you stand on the need for electoral reform, most would agree that a change to how we vote, to how governments are formed and who forms them, is fundamental to our democracy and to what it means to be a Canadian. Yet, the Trudeau government recently declared it will not engage Canadians in a referendum on the subject of our national voting system. Instead, and in spite of growing criticism from both the left and right regarding the government’s decision to rule out a referendum on the matter, the Liberals insist a committee of their choosing will hammer out the details of Canada’s new electoral system, whatever it may be. But, when changes are proposed to our method of voting, every Canadian should have a say. This sentiment, together with a direct call on Trudeau’s government to engage Canadians in a referendum on this important issue, has become the focus of national commentary in recent weeks: “Changing the voting system can’t be treated like any other legislation. This should be obvious. Bringing in a new way of selecting representatives is no technical tweak. It’s vital that any change be seen as a genuine step forward, not a bid by one party to rig the system in its favour.” – Toronto Star, editorial, Jan. 8, 2016 “[Justin Trudeau] cannot seriously believe that a promised special parliamentary committee on electoral reform, its government members drawn from a House where MPs have traditionally taken daily dictation from their party leader, will really be independent and non-partisan. Nor can any member of the government assert with a straight face that euphemistically “consulting” the people is the same as actually consulting them democratically, with a vote.” – Globe & Mail, editorial, Jan. 3, 2016 “The opposition is mounting to the Liberal government’s electoral reform plans. Sooner or later, they’re going to have to give in and call a referendum. It’s the only politically sensible option. It’s the right one, too….Electoral reform is different than tinkering with the tax code, or amending a couple of sections in the Criminal Code. It will fundamentally alter the structure and composition of future governments.” – Toronto Sun, editorial, Dec. 30, 2015 “It is my view any major change to the first past the post electoral system - unlike electoral term change and the proposed change to the appointment of senators - is a major quasi constitutional change. It mustn't be made by a simple majority vote of those in parliament representing only 39.5% of the electorate.” – Ujjal Dosanjh, Trudeau’s former Liberal caucus member and former NDP premier of British Columbia, Dec. 30, 2015 “The “constitution” is about the rules of the game. No rules are more important than those that determine which MPs will be elected and which party forms government. That is what “electoral reform” is all about. And it should not be managed by the job seekers.” – Gordon Gibson, Globe and Mail, Dec. 29, 2015 British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario have all held referendums on proposed electoral reform just as New Zealand and the United Kingdom have done. A precedent has been established on this issue for good reason. Please visit http://www.blakerichards.ca/have-your-say/ to have your say on whether the government should hold a referendum on any changes to Canada’s federal electoral system.
    Jan 15, 2016 8:12 am | Alberta, Taschereau

December

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    I hope you celebrated the Christmas season in good health with family and friends and I wish you a very Happy New Year. I would like to thank you for giving me the honour to continue to serve as your Member of Parliament. Reflecting on the last year, we experienced significant change. We witnessed the election of new governments, in Alberta and federally, and we experienced and continue to feel the impacts of falling oil prices. Our oil and gas sector has long served as Canada's economic engine. However, persistent price declines have contributed to massive layoffs, close to 40,000 jobs lost directly in the industry and upwards of 100,000 jobs overall. In addition to low prices, the industry faces uncertain policies at the provincial and national levels. This includes a 20 percent hike in provincial corporate taxes, a carbon tax and for Canada’s oil sands a new cap on carbon emissions. Federally, there is uncertainty surrounding regulatory processes posing an added obstacle for critical market access. While these challenges will persist in 2016, I believe there are also important opportunities for us to leverage as a community and a country. As the Official Opposition, you can count on the Conservative Party of Canada to press the government for a plan for job creation in the private sector, to support our oil and gas industry and to reinforce its significance as a national economic driver. We will fight vigorously for taxpayers and, while preferring the budget remain balanced, demand that the Trudeau government at least honour its election promise to keep annual deficits to at most $10 billion. We will continue to call on the government to remain resolute in support of our allies in the fight against ISIS. We will be unrelenting on these issues and others in order to do our job as the Official Opposition. As Official Opposition Critic for Tourism, I look forward to building on my work with all parties to support Canada's tourism sector. By building relationships based on mutual respect, I will focus on results for Canadians and particularly for the tourism partners across our riding. Equally important, I will never forget where home is. I will work hard to ensure that my time in Ottawa, discussions in parliamentary committees and decision-making, reflects your views and the best interests of our communities. I will remain connected to local issues so that I may continue to serve as an effective advocate for positive change for our communities in Banff-Airdrie in 2016 and throughout the 42nd Parliament of Canada.
    Dec 31, 2015 7:23 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Airdrie has lost one of its greatest champions with the passing of Hugh Hamilton. May the Hamilton family, and the community as a whole, take comfort in knowing he has left a tremendous legacy. You will be missed, my friend.
    Dec 30, 2015 12:23 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. May it be filled with love, joy and wonder....and lots of great food shared with your closest loved ones.
    Dec 24, 2015 9:26 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Today, in the House of Commons, when I asked the Liberal Minister of Democratic Institutions, Maryam Monsef, a clear yes or no question on whether Canadians will be consulted directly through a referendum on changes to the electoral system, she clearly said no. Unlike the Liberal Government, I believe that any change to Canada’s federal electoral system is a decision that needs to be made by all Canadians, through a referendum, not selective consultation. The Liberal Party campaigned on fair and open government, saying that Canadians should have a say in what their government does, but here we are only a couple of months after the election, and on their proposed fundamental changes to democracy, the Liberal Party is refusing to consult Canadians directly through a referendum. If the Liberal Party is so sure they have the support of Canadians, and are adamant that Canadians should have a say in what their government does, then why are they afraid to put this fundamental question of democracy to a referendum? If the Minister of Democratic Institutions truly believes “the people of this country deserve to be consulted on matters as important as democratic institutions,” as she said in the House of Commons today, why will she not commit to a referendum? The Minister even had the gall to state that she will not prejudice the outcome of the [electoral system reform] consultation process by committing to a referendum by the Canadian people. Surely the Minister isn’t really asserting that the Canadian people are incapable of deciding on fundamental changes to their democracy? The Conservative Party will continue to stand up for the people of Canada and believes that fundamental changes, such as changes to the electoral system, should be brought to a referendum of the Canadian people. http://tinyurl.com/zptchr5
    Dec 08, 2015 7:05 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the Year Award winner: Canmore Uncorked - Andrew Nickerson of Canmore Uncorked and Blake Richards MP Banff-Airdrie.
    Dec 07, 2015 8:28 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Marketing Campaign of the Year Award winner: "Sculpted in Time" Banff Lake Louise Tourism - Kurt Schroeder of Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Deneen Perrin of Fairmont Royal York Hotel and Blake Richards MP Banff-Airdrie.
    Dec 07, 2015 7:49 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    As the Liberal government laid out its agenda for Canada in the Governor General’s delivery of the Speech From the Throne today, I was struck most by what was left out of their plan.There was no mention of the private sector or the energy, auto, manufacturing, farming and agricultural industries that we rely on for a strong economy. Details concerning their plans for carbon, payroll and other big tax increases remain a mystery. What Canada’s role will be in the global effort to combat terrorism was never addressed either. These central themes of economy and security are fundamental to Canadians and to the thousands of Albertans I have come to know well over the last seven years as a Parliamentarian. I know first-hand that in addition to a safe, secure Canada, Albertans want jobs to support their families. They want less taxes, more money in their pockets and the freedom to decide how to manage things like child-care. They want a plan for Canada that we can afford, not a spending spree that can only be paid for with higher taxes for today’s families and a higher debt burden left for our children to pay off tomorrow.As part of the Official Opposition, I will debate the issues and I will ask the tough questions to ensure the government is held to account. I look forward to continuing to be a strong voice on behalf of our riding and Canadians.
    Dec 04, 2015 9:09 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Thanks to my friends and colleagues across the tourism industry for the honour of being recognized as Tourism Champion at last night’s Canadian Tourism Awards Gala. It has been a privilege chairing the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus since 2011. I credit our success as a caucus to the solid partnerships established with industry and to our ability to work together to find solutions to shared challenges. I am looking forward to building on this foundation as Official Opposition Critic for Tourism. Congratulations to all the winners last night. Two local organizations - Canmore-Kananaskis Tourism and Banff Lake Louise Tourism - were among the fifteen honoured by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). These associations and businesses share a focus on leadership, innovation and overall excellence and set a high standard for organizations across the travel industry. Well done!
    Dec 03, 2015 2:55 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Great conversation about opening session and some of the issues we'll be tackling. Looking forward to building on this discussion following Friday's Speech from the Throne http://www.airdrieecho.com/2015/12/01/qa-with-mp-blake-richards
    Dec 02, 2015 9:46 am | Alberta, Taschereau

November

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    Today, I'm pleased to announce that I will join the Conservative Opposition Shadow Cabinet as Critic for Tourism and Deputy Critic for Democratic Institutions. As Tourism Critic, I will bring my experience representing the Bow Valley, and which has some of most iconic tourist destinations in Canada. For the last seven years, both as MP and as Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus, I have gained a unique perspective on how to support a thriving Canadian tourism industry. I will also continue to engage with people from across our riding in order to represent their interests in Ottawa and to hold the government to account on issues that matter to Canadians. In my role on democratic institutions, I look forward to a robust debate regarding any proposed changes to the electoral system and Senate to ensure they reflect the best interests of Canadians.
    Nov 20, 2015 8:12 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    "Pray for the people in Paris" Those were the words I posted on Twitter last Friday afternoon. It was also the sentiments of many as the world watched with horror the devastation on November 13th as a coordinated terrorist attack took place in Paris, with over 129 innocent lives taken. Canadians know we must stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends and allies in opposing these vile and cowardly terrorist acts. It is my sincere hope that Prime Minister Trudeau is listening, although thus far he has only indicated in a statement that these attacks will not change his decision on withdrawing Canada from airstrikes against ISIS. The Trudeau government has a duty to Canadians to bring their decision to withdraw from the airstrikes to a vote in the House of Commons. Canadians deserve an open debate in our House of Commons, and Members of Parliament must stand and be counted on their position on behalf of our constituents. I can assure you, if afforded that opportunity, I will stand resolutely against terrorism by voting to see Canada continue to take action to firmly oppose the evil that is ISIS. We must do our part to protect our peace and security, to combat those who threaten our way of life. We must stand with our friends and allies around the world. We must do everything within our power to ensure the safety of Canadians.
    Nov 16, 2015 10:35 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the past and present sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, some of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, to defend our rights and freedoms and have made it possible for us to live in a peaceful, democratic nation. It is a time to pause and reflect on over 100,000 Canadians throughout our history who have paid this ultimate sacrifice during missions and conflicts and over a million men and women who have served our country throughout the world, to protect our way of life. As we continue to stand up for democracy, freedom and the rule of law, we must never forget these past sacrifices, and provide future generations with a deeper understanding of the lessons of history. We must teach them that our freedom was not free, and that it was paid for through the sacrifices of generations of brave soldiers. Many of us personally know those who have served our nation. We have friends, neighbours, relatives, coworkers or ancestors who have helped to build the way of life we cherish. In my case, my great-grandfather, Edgar Haydon Mumford served as a Sapper in the First Depot Battalion – Alberta Regiment of the Canadian Railway Troops during World War I, and my grandfather, Robert Melvin Richards, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Leading Aircraftman during World War II. I know many of you have relatives who have also served, and it is our duty to share those connections with our fellow Canadians. This Remembrance Day, I hope you will join me in honouring these brave men and women who fought in the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, in Afghanistan, and other recent missions to protect what we hold dear. To those who have served our country, and those who continue to serve, we as Canadians can never thank you enough for your sacrifice. “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
    Nov 11, 2015 7:00 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Today, November 6, 2015, I was sworn in as the first Member of Parliament for the new riding of Banff-Airdrie. It is at moments like these that I am reminded of how truly thankful I am for the help and support of so many wonderful and dedicated volunteers. I truly couldn't do this without you. To have had the opportunity to serve our community over the last seven years has been one of the greatest honours of my life. We have accomplished much for the betterment of our community and its citizens and I will continue to be a strong advocate for the needs of our constituency. I am honoured by the trust and confidence you have placed in me to be your representative and once again be your voice in the 42nd Parliament of Canada.
    Nov 06, 2015 9:10 am | Alberta, Taschereau

October

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    It was truly an honour to have been re-elected to serve my fellow citizens across our beautiful riding of Banff-Airdrie. I would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who spent every day of this campaign alongside me knocking on doors, making phone calls, and supporting me at local events and community forums. To all those who gave of their time or supported our campaign financially or in a variety of other ways - THANK YOU! And, most of all, thank you to the voters of Banff-Airdrie for the confidence you have placed in me. Your trust in me as your representative in our House of Commons, to be your voice, is once again a huge honour. I will continue to be a strong voice for you in Ottawa fighting for our constituency's priorities of low taxes, balanced budgets and a safe and secure county. I am humbled to have received the overwhelming support of voters locally for a third consecutive election and I will continue to work hard for you and our communities in the 42nd Parliament of Canada.
    Oct 20, 2015 9:40 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Thank you to everyone who supported this incredible process. It has been an honour. Congratulation to Blake Richards for winning Banff-Airdrie. I look forward to maintaining all of the relationships we have built across the riding. Thank you -Marlo
    Oct 19, 2015 9:00 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    And we all know where the money to pay for the Liberal and NDP promises would come from...straight out of your pockets due to massive tax increases
    Oct 16, 2015 8:20 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Well....surprise, surprise. One guy missing. Blake Richards how can you claim transparency and accessibility when you refuse to attend debates? You can watch the debate here. http://bit.ly/1RdKaud -team Marlo
    Oct 15, 2015 6:11 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    In last night's closing statements Marlo challenged Blake Richards and received a huge cheer. Have a look here. -team Marlo http://m.ustream.tv/recorded/75196001?rmalang=en_US
    Oct 10, 2015 7:01 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Our Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada government is delivering yet again on market access for Canadian job creators. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the largest free-trade agreement in history, representing a 12 nation market of nearly 800 million customers, giving Canadian businesses access to some of the fastest-growing new markets in the world.
    Oct 05, 2015 9:41 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Last night I attended the Airdrie Health Foundation Light up the Night Gala. I want to thank all of the volunteer board members for all their hard work in an effort to bring much needed 24 hour health care to our community, the sponsors who helped make it a huge success, and everyone who attended to show their support for this important cause. I also want to acknowledge Foundation Chair, Michelle Bates, and her family for their amazing courage in turning a personal tragedy for them into a force to make a positive difference in our community. And, of course, an immense thank you to the Hugh Hamilton family for once again stepping up huge for the community they helped build with their incredible donation. Together, as a community, we will all continue to do our part and make this happen!
    Oct 04, 2015 10:44 am | Alberta, Taschereau

September

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    It's great to see so many engaged voters! Let the debates begin. Packed house! Just one guy missing...Blake Richards -team Marlo
    Sep 29, 2015 4:32 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Our Conservative government believes in lowering taxes because tax money belongs to Canadians, not the government. We’ve lowered taxes for individuals. We’ve lowered taxes for families. We’ve lowered taxes for seniors. And we’ve lowered them for small businesses. We’ve lowered taxes in every year since taking office. Now, the federal tax burden is at its lowest level in more 50 years. As a result of our Government’s record, Canadian families have up to $6,600 more in their pockets every year – real benefits, real relief, that they can count on. A re-elected Conservative government will continue to keep taxes low, and we’ve committed to lowering them even further – including cutting payroll taxes by more than 20 percent, introducing a new, permanent Home Renovation Tax Credit, and providing significant tax relief to single and widowed seniors. But we will go even further and entrench our low-tax plan in legislation. A re-elected Conservative government will pass legislation imposing a “tax lock” that prohibits increases to federal income taxes and sales taxes, and discretionary, new payroll taxes, over the next four years. This pledge backs our low-tax commitment with the force of the law. Canadians know they can trust us to lower their taxes and keep them low. This is a major difference between our Conservative party and Justin’s Liberals and Mulcair’s NDP. The Liberals and NDP have promised some combination of higher taxes on individuals, families, seniors, and small businesses – including taking away income splitting and eliminating Tax-Free Savings Accounts. Only our Conservative government will keep taxes low, our budget balanced, and protect Canada’s fragile economy for the next four years.
    Sep 25, 2015 12:45 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    We are extremely disappointed in Blake Richards' choice not to hear from his constituents at the coming debates. Is this what you want from your MP? If you are thinking ABC this is a great opportunity to help you make that choice. -team Marlo. Cc Rocky Mountain Outlook
    Sep 24, 2015 10:21 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    There are a number of veterans in our riding of Banff-Airdrie for whom this important change will certainly be helpful. I am proud to have been part of a government over the past seven years that has invested in our military and worked to improve benefits, services and other supports for our veterans.
    Sep 22, 2015 3:51 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Yesterday, in addition to reaching out to voters directly at their doors in Airdrie with our team of 25+ volunteers who came out to help, I attended two community initiatives supporting the Airdrie Food Bank. I stopped by to encourage the more than 1000 volunteers who were part of the City-Wide Food Drive, and attended the Empty Bowls Festival, where in addition to supporting this great cause, I tried my hand at the pottery wheel, fulfilled several requests for Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada lawn signs and was thrilled to welcome some new members to our large and continually expanding volunteer team. That's what I call a Super Saturday!
    Sep 20, 2015 10:55 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    This is certainly something that residents in Banff-Airdrie have told me they'd like to see, and which I will be proud to help deliver with your support in this crucial election.
    Sep 15, 2015 10:59 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    On October 19th, I urge you to vote to Protect our Economy by supporting the Proven Leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada. We have balanced the federal budget, lowered taxes to their lowest level in 50 years, and have seen over 1.3 million net new jobs created. We plan to further reduce taxes on Canada's small businesses, who employ nearly 70 percent of all Canadians working in the private sector. Furthermore, Finance Canada just confirmed that under our Conservative government's careful economic stewardship we had a nearly $2 Billion surplus last year, meaning we have balanced the federal budget one year ahead of schedule. Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau claims that small business are just rich people trying to avoid taxes and that they don't really create jobs. He also believes budgets balance themselves, and plans to run multi-year structural deficits and raise your taxes. The NDP also plans to increase government spending dramatically and would hike business and payroll taxes. Both the Liberals and NDP would raise taxes on families, seniors and small businesses, thereby endangering jobs and destabilizing the economy. Now is not the time for long-term deficits or higher taxes. Only our Conservative government has a plan to protect Canada's economy by ensuring our budget remains balanced and lowering taxes to create new jobs and make life more affordable for Canadian families and seniors.
    Sep 14, 2015 1:01 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Sep 13, 2015 10:21 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Thank you to my fantastic Conservative Party team today at the Cochrane Labour Day Parade. We handed out a lot of candy to the kids, and just as popular with their parents was our Conservative lawn signs. I am overwhelmed by our support in Cochrane! Also, a huge congratulations to the Kimmett Family who were honored as today's Parade Marshalls. I have such a deep respect for the work they have done in this community - they have truly turned a terrible tragedy into something that has made a real difference in the community.
    Sep 07, 2015 2:53 pm | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced measures which build on our government's National Conservation Plan to conserve Canada's natural environment, stand-up for law-abiding firearms owners and support economic development. By partnering with hunting, angling and conservation groups we can ensure that our conservation efforts are good for the environment and for the local economy.
    Sep 05, 2015 11:44 pm | Alberta, Taschereau

August

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    Our Conservative Party of Canada - Parti conservateur du Canada Government's commitment to supporting public infrastructure has had great benefits in our growing communities here in Banff-Airdrie. This has included, just to name a few, such projects as the widening of Veterans' Boulevard and improvements to the Plainsman Arena in Airdrie; the Centre Avenue connector in Cochrane; funding for a new Municipal Library in Crossfield; a new pedestrian underpass and added trails at the Nordic Centre in Canmore, the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway through Banff National Park, and the tremendously popular Legacy Trail in our beautiful Rocky Mountains.
    Aug 27, 2015 10:41 am | Alberta, Taschereau
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    Service Clubs such as Rotary, Lions, Elks, Kiwanis and others do so much for our communities. I'm thrilled to announce that a re-elected Conservative government will implement this policy that recognizes and supports their valuable contributions.
    Aug 23, 2015 10:03 pm | Alberta, Taschereau

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