THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
MP for Calgary Forest Lawn, Alta.
Former parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs and international cooperation.
First elected to Parliament in 1997 (Reform).
- Establishment of a “Community-driven Centre with appropriate funding to exclusively address the threat of home-grown terrorism.”
- Emphasis on immigration as a positive strength for Canada, opposed to values screening. Annual target of 275,000, with a new category of low-skilled workers, and less reliance on temporary foreign workers and government sponsorship for refugees.
- Opposed to Michael Chong’s Reform Act
- Balanced budget and support for national defence
- Opposed to national price on carbon, favours nuclear waste fuel as alternative energy source
- Independent task force on the CBC’s future
- Raise OAS premiums at the same rate as MP salaries
- Canadian government should spend more to attract tourists
CPAC talked to Obhrai at the 2016 Conservative convention — including a candid assessment of Kevin O’Leary: