THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
MP for Regina–Qu’Appelle, Sask.
Former Speaker of the House of Commons. (2011-2015)
First elected to Parliament in 2004.
- Opposed to federally-imposed price on carbon and HST/GST on home energy bills
- Support for Magnitsky law that targets Russian officials, and reopening of Office of Religious Freedom
- Safe injection sites require “social license” from surrounding community; funding should go towards recovery
- Supports approval of Energy East and Northern Gateway pipelines, expedited energy-related infrastructure projects, country-of-origin labelling for gasoline, removal of restrictions on foreign ownership in airlines, better marketing and communications for the forestry industry
- Supports enshrining property rights in the Constitution and removing barriers to interprovincial trade
- Finance: pledges a balanced budget within two years, tax-free EI maternity and paternal benefits, and tax credits for children enrolled in private schools or home schooled
- Firearms: removal of RCMP power to make arbitrary reclassification, decriminalization of administrative infractions, creation of a firearms ombudsman, strengthening of the Firearms Advisory Council, repeal of United Nations marking regulation
- Supports the return of Canadian fighter jets to the fight against ISIS
- Supports removal of federal funding for post-secondary institutions that fail to protect on-campus freedom of speech
Scheer names former cabinet minister Chuck Strahl as national campaign chair (Feb. 1, 2017):
Scheer’s campaign launch in Ottawa (Sept. 28, 2016):