THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former MP for Ajax–Pickering, Ont. (2011-2015).
Former minister of citizenship and immigration. First elected to Parliament in 2011.
- Raise the annual immigration level to 400,000 (including 40,000 refugees)
- Lower taxes and balanced budget
- Federalism: interprovincial free trade and credential recognition, a national securities regulator
- creation of a national digital strategy
- Settle outstanding First Nations land claims
- Double defence spending
- Opposed to Liberal plan for carbon pricing
- Opposed to values-based screening for immigrants
- Syria: disable the Syrian air force; destroy ISIL, Hezbollah, and other terrorist groups in Syria; military support for the Syrian Democratic Forces; more protection of civilians through no-fly zones; removal of Bashir Al-Assad from power; peace settlement based on federal system of government.
- Cuba: more support for human rights organizations and training of political activists for a transition to democratic government; leading the effort to craft justice institutions and the rule of law; support for free media and Internet; support for private economic development
- Foreign Affairs: more sanctions against Iran, Pakistan and Russia, expanded defence cooperation with Ukraine,
- National Defence: expansion of the surface combatant fleet, establishment of an Arctic fleet, increase the permanent army to 50,000, re-establishment of Canada’s space launch capability
- Housing and Poverty: promote private sponsorship of homeless persons, resources on veterans’ homelessness and PTSD, more skills training for the unemployed and homeless
- Trade: invite the United Kingdom to join NAFTA, set goal of 50% of exports outside of NAFTA by 2050, complete bilateral free trade agreements with Australia, India, Japan, and New Zealand