Budget 2017 Op-ed

The Liberal government’s maiden budget in 2016 was a catastrophe. Promising a “modest” deficit of only $10 billion per year, this debt quickly shot to $30 billion. Now, TD Bank says that deficit is more like $34 billion, growing to almost $50 billion over the next four years. At the time ... Full Article

Year in Review Op-ed

The Conservative Party of Canada has had a strong, successful 2016 as the Official Opposition. Our focus last year was: firstly to be the voice of the taxpayer, second to continue to be the only party to oppose the Liberal agenda of uncontrolled spending and deficits that has already led to ... Full Article

CBC Year in review with Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht

Taken from: CBC KW As another year draws to a close, we’re speaking to leaders in Waterloo Region about 2016 and what their priorities are for the year ahead. Harold Albrecht, the Conservative MP for Kitchener-Conestoga, spent his first full year as a member of Her Majesty’s Loyal ... Full Article

Crowds greet Santa Claus in New Hamburg and Baden

Taken from: New Hamburg Independent Santa Claus got a warm welcome to Wilmot when he visited Baden on Dec. 3 and New Hamburg on Dec. 4. Good crowds filled the sidewalks for the annual parades in the two towns to watch a collection of musical, brightly-lit floats roll past. At the Baden parade ... Full Article

Model Parliament tackles the fine points

Taken from The Record Congratulations. It was a hard fought election, but you — yes you — are now a member of Canada’s Parliament, with all the perks that implies: free travel, complimentary hotel rooms, a generous pension plan, $16 glasses of orange juice. But there’s work to ... Full Article

Letter: Thanks for another great Remembrance Day in New Hamburg

Taken from The New Hamburg Independent A BIG thank you to everyone that participated in the local Remembrance Day parade and service. Thanks to all the veterans and members of the Legion that attended and were able to parade. Thanks to the New Hamburg Band for keeping everyone in step along the ... Full Article

Remembrance Day Op-ed

I encourage all residents to join me in honouring and commemorating the courage, service and sacrifice of Canada’s Veterans during Veterans’ Week. Running from November 5th to the 11th, Veterans’ Week is a time to remember the bravery of the members of the Canadian Armed Forces during the ... Full Article