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August 27, 2018

Say No to Carbon Tax

Also passed by a unanimous vote on a new policy put forward by Calgary Centre: We believe that there should be no federally imposed carbon taxes or cap and trade systems on either the provinces/territories or on the citizens of Canada. The provinces and territories should be free to develop...

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August 27, 2018

Pipelines

A modification of Section F Regional Development #34 was submitted by the Fredericton EDA and amended to include: The very essence of economic development, nation building, and regional development is the free flow of resources. The Conservative Party supports the development of pipelines as a means of creating Canadian jobs...

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August 27, 2018

Broad Support for Israel

The Conservative Party of Canada recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Along with its ancient history as the seat of government, Jerusalem is also now where Israel’s parliament, supreme court, and official residence of its President are located. As such, our party advocates locating the Canadian Embassy in Jerusalem....

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July 17, 2018

Conservative Convention August 23-25, 2018

One of the best things about the bi-annual convention are the policy debates. There are lots of hot topics up for debate to be included in party policies.   Would you support the following motions?   The Conservative Party of Canada recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Along with...

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Peter Kent

Meet Your MP

Peter Kent was first elected to the House of Commons representing Thornhill in 2008 and sworn into Cabinet as Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, responsible for the Americas.

Re-elected in 2011, Peter was appointed Canada's Environment Minister and served in that capacity until July, 2013.  In October, 2013 Peter was elected Chair of the House Standing Committee on National Defence.  In October, 2015 Peter was again re-elected as MP for Thornhill and appointed Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs.  In Summer, 2016 Peter was appointed as Critic of Foreign Affairs.  In September, 2017 Peter was appointed Shadow Minister of Ethics.

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Peter was a broadcast journalist, having spent more than 40 years working as a writer, reporter, producer, anchor and broadcast executive in Canada, the United States and around the world.

He covered stories that shaped the 20th Century, including momentous events such as , the Vietnam and Cambodian conflicts and recovery, decades of conflict, uncertainty and hope in the Middle East, the Ethiopian famine, the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, South Africa’s transition from the apartheid era to Mandela’s presidency, the overthrow of Idi Amin, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.

Peter won a number of awards over the course of his career, including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award.   He is also a member of the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.

A passionate believer in community involvement, Peter actively supports a number of charitable organizations. He has served as a mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and was on the Toronto cabinet of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  He remains involved with the Royal Conservatory of Music, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, and the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Peter is married to Cilla.... Learn More