Portage — Lisgar

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June 25, 2020

Back to Work Bonus - Andrew Scheer announces Conservative proposal to help workers and local businesses as they reopen

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the Back to Work Bonus, a Conservative proposal to make the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) more flexible and generous.“Since the pandemic began, Conservatives have been putting forward constructive solutions to help...

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June 19, 2020

Andrew Scheer Statement on Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor

Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement regarding the charges laid by the Chinese government against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor:“It’s been 18 months since Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the...

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June 01, 2020

Liberals must use PMPRB delay to ensure Canadians can access life-saving medications: Jeneroux

EDMONTON, AB – Matt Jeneroux, Conservative Shadow Minister for Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, responded to today’s Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) announcement and called on the Liberal government to consult with patients to ensure all Canadians can access life-saving medications. “I’m relieved that the voices of patients have been heard and the government has decided...

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May 29, 2020

Conservatives Respond to Privacy Commissioner’s Alarming Testimony

OTTAWA, ON - The Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Shadow Minister for Industry and Economic Development, and MP Jeremy Patzer, issued the following statement regarding alarming testimony delivered by the Privacy Commissioner Therrien to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology: “As we know, the Prime Minister has said that he will...

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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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