Portage — Lisgar

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November 14, 2019

Scheer blasts Blanchet, Trudeau for divisive attacks on western Canada

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued a statement on Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet’s comments yesterday following his meeting with Justin Trudeau:“Mr. Blanchet’s comments yesterday toward western Canada were both insulting and completely disingenuous.“Insulting because he accused westerners of faking a unity...

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November 13, 2019

Scheer lays out Conservative priorities for throne speech in meeting with Trudeau

During a meeting with Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer outlined his priorities for the upcoming speech from the throne. Last week, Scheer called on Trudeau to immediately recall Parliament to deal with four pressing policy areas – keeping Canada strong and united, helping Canadians get ahead, restoring ethics and...

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November 11, 2019

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues statement on Remembrance Day

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today released the following statement on Remembrance Day: To every Veteran across Canada, on this Remembrance Day, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and for everything you have given in...

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October 19, 2019

What’s the real cost of the Trudeau-NDP Coalition? We took a look at the history books

Justin Trudeau is scheming up a plot to cling to power by forming a coalition with the NDP. This is the coalition that you cannot afford. We know that the Trudeau-NDP coalition will mean: Higher taxes; Bigger deficits; And, fewer good-paying jobs. The last time there was a Liberal-NDP coalition...

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Hon. Candice Bergen

Meet Your MP

Candice Bergen is a proud Canadian and a lifelong Conservative.  She currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Portage – Lisgar and Official Opposition House Leader.

Born in Morden, MB, Candice has extensive political experience.  Over the years her service to Canadian Conservatism has included being a grassroots volunteer in Southern Manitoba, a political organizer, and as a Cabinet Minister.
Candice has also been elected by the people of Southern Manitoba three consecutive times – in 2008, 2011 and 2015, with as much as 76% of the vote.

In 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Candice as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety.  She was integral in the efforts to finally end the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry.
Building upon that success, she was elevated to Cabinet in 2013, as Minister of State for Social Development.

Following the disappointing 2015 election, Candice was appointed as Official Opposition Critic for Natural Resources. Most recently she was named Opposition House Leader. As the House Leader, Candice coordinates the Conservative agenda for Parliament. She is the first Conservative woman to hold this position.

Bergen’s family – including her mother, children, and granddaughter – all proudly call southern Manitoba home.

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