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January 31, 2020

Canada’s Conservatives Deliver Results in First Week of Parliamentary Session

The Hon. Candice Bergen, House Leader for Canada’s Official Opposition, released the following statement highlighting the accomplishments of Canada’s Conservatives during the first week of the parliamentary session: “This week, we made it clear to the Trudeau Liberals that there will be no free rides this parliamentary session. Through our actions...

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January 31, 2020

Conservative Petition Supporting Canadian Firearms Owners Now Largest e-Petition in Canadian History

An online petition sponsored by Glen Motz, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner and Associate Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, that opposes the Liberals’ plan to ban ‘military-style assault rifles’ through an Order in Council and bypass the democratic process of the House of Commons has become...

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January 11, 2020

Canada’s Conservatives Demand Accountability on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, James Bezan, Shadow Minister for National Defence, Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety, and Todd Doherty, Shadow Minister for Transport, issued the following statement calling on the Trudeau Liberals to take immediate action regarding the developing situation in Iran:“Last night, the Iranian regime took responsibility...

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December 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on One Year Anniversary of the Detention of two Canadians

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued this statement marking the one year anniversary of the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor by the Chinese government:“A year ago today two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the Chinese...

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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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