After 600+ days of inexplicable delays amid continuous pressure from myself and my fellow Conservative MPs, we finally have a suicide prevention hotline.
This news is both encouraging and sobering.
Almost 600 days ago the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion to designate 9-8-8 as the suicide prevention hotline across Canada. I’m proud to say it was one of my colleagues in the Conservative Caucus who put forward this motion and has been a relentless champion for it. This is not a partisan issue nor is it a process that should take this much time. It’s well past time to get it done.
Cost of living is the number one issue in Canada and it does not live and die with gas, however. On average, the cost of groceries for everyday Canadians has gone up by an average of 9.7%! This is the highest food inflation we’ve seen since 1981 – four decades ago. The Opposition has been speaking about this cost of living crisis every day in the House of Commons.
The federal government announced its 2022 Budget earlier this month and it is bad news for taxpayers like you.
As inflation spirals out of control, the budget added more inflationary spending to the already out of control fire. The size of the government is 25% larger than it was pre-pandemic. Has the service improved for you by 25 percent?
Today, I was honoured to rise for the first time in the House of Commons to give a speech on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ achievements this season! This Sunday, the Ti-Cats will make their second straight Grey Cup appearance, but this time it’s on home-soil at Tim Hortons Field. One more game to go — let’s …