CPC House Leadership Team

September 10, 2020

There is a lot of momentum building as we head back to Parliament after Justin Trudeau shut it down. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has announced our government-in-waiting, including a Shadow Cabinet and House Leadership Team. Host Jamie Schmale discusses this great team with Alex Ruff, Deputy Opposition Whip and Eric Duncan, Question Period Coordinator.

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Defacing Statues and Monuments: A Troubling Trend

September 2, 2020

Recently, a mob vandalized and beheaded a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Montreal. A monument dedicated to the memory of Canadian Peacekeepers was vandalized in Calgary. We will not build a better future for Canada by tearing down symbols of democracy and defacing monuments. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale speaks with Garnett Genuis, MP for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, about these incidents and why it’s important for Canadian politicians to stand up for Canada.

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Reflecting on the CPC Leadership Race

August 26, 2020

After several months of campaigning, the Conservative Party membership has chosen a new leader, Erin O’Toole. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale speaks with Conservative Caucus Chair, Tom Kmiec,  about the leadership race, the outstanding candidates who ran and where we are heading with Erin O’Toole, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

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WE Scandal Takes Down Bill Morneau

August 21, 2020

After weeks of controversy surrounding the WE Scandal, Finance Minister Bill Morneau is the first thrown under the Liberal bus. Will he be the last? Jamie sits down with Pierre Poilievre, Shadow Minister for Finance, to get his take on recent events at the Finance Committee and what the resignation of Bill Morneau signals for the Liberal government.

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Andrew Scheer’s Leadership of the CPC

August 13, 2020

With the Conservative Leadership Election set to close in less than two weeks host Jamie Schmale takes the opportunity to thank the Leader of the Official Opposition and Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, the Honourable Andrew Scheer. We reflect on the what the Conservative Party accomplished together under his leadership.

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Justin Trudeau’s Testimony on the WE Scandal

August 5, 2020

Last week’s stunning testimony on the WE scandal has revealed that the $900 million program was never about helping students, it was about bailing out the Prime Minister’s friends. No one is buying Prime Minister Trudeau’s latest excuses and his testimony has left more questions than answers.
On the Blueprint, I dig deep into last week’s Finance Committee testimony with Shadow Minister for Ethics, Michael Barrett.

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Liberal Home Tax

July 23, 2020

Conservatives warned Canadians about the cost of a secret Liberal home tax during the last campaign. The Prime Minister denied it, but now media is reporting that the Liberals have spent $250,000 to study a home equity tax on residential homes.

I sit down with Stephanie Kusie MP for Calgary-Midnapore and Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development to examine the latest in an ever growing list of broken Liberal promises and the impact this decision will have on Canadian home owners.

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Liberals Block Ethics Investigation Into WE Scandal

July 23, 2020

Last week Liberal MPs on the Ethics Committee were shamefully complicit in attempting to cover-up the Prime Minister’s latest scandal by filibustering and delaying a probe into the $900 million WE scandal.

Today on the Blueprint, I sit down with Damien Kurek, MP Damien C. Kurek MP for Battle River-Crowfoot and member of the Ethics Committee to discuss the Liberal attempts to bury the scandal and to look at what other option are open to Canadians to get at the truth.

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The Back to Work Bonus

July 16, 2020

Canadians want to work. Businesses need workers. But the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) penalizes workers for picking up shifts. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale talks to Marty Morantz, Shadow Minister for National Revenue, to take a look at the Conservatives’ proposed “Back to Work Bonus,” a gradually phased out CERB top-up for workers who make between $1,000 and $5,000 as businesses reopen.

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Justin Trudeau and WE Charity

July 16, 2020

Recently, the Liberal government awarded a nearly $1B contract to the WE organization. However, media reported close ties between WE and members of Justin Trudeau’s and Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s families. Now, we are hearing that another Liberal Minister and one of Trudeau’s top staff have been involved in fundraising for the organization. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale sits down with Michael Barrett, Shadow Minister for Ethics, to discuss Trudeau’s scandal-plagued track record and the Conservatives’ call for a criminal investigation into this most recent matter.

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COVID-19’s Effect on Border Cities

July 8, 2020

Host Jamie Schmale speaks with Chris Lewis, Deputy Shadow Minister for Canada-US Relations and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, to discuss COVID-19 and the impact closed borders has had on the economy of Southern Ontario.

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The WE Charity Scandal

July 8, 2020

The Prime Minister has been found guilty of breaking ethics laws twice already, and now he is facing another investigation for his involvement in the WE Charity scandal. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale sits down with Kelly Block, Shadow Minister for Public Services and Procurement, to discuss how a charity with close ties to the Prime Minister, his family, and the Liberal Party received a massive $900 million sole-sourced contract, and how after Conservatives demanded an investigation, the contract was suddenly cancelled. What exactly is Justin Trudeau trying to hide?

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The Conservative Path to a Fairer Country

July 2, 2020

While there are many things we can point to in our history with pride, Canada has its own dark episodes of racism that cannot be ignored. Today, on the Blueprint, Jamie discusses the issue of racism in Canada with Dr. Ako Ufodike and Mr. William Luke from the Association of Black Conservatives, who believe that  through solid political and civic engagement with our democratic institutions, social and economic justice can be achieved. Canadian values and, in particular, true conservative principles, have and will continue to shape a fairer and more inclusive Canada.

 

The Association of Black Conservatives (ABC) actively promotes civic engagement and political participation because these are the proven pathways towards reform.

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Defence Procurement Policies under a Liberal Government

June 25, 2020

Host Jamie Schmale takes the opportunity to speak with James Bezan, Conservative Shadow Minister for National Defence, to examine Liberal defence procurement policies.

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Justin Trudeau’s Failure on the World Stage

June 25, 2020

In his failed bid for a UN Security Council seat, Justin Trudeau abandoned Canada’s principled foreign policy and replaced it with a policy of appeasement. Host Jamie Schmale discusses the Prime Minister’s latest foreign affairs failure with CPC Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Leona Alleslev.

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The Liberals’ Disastrous Policies and Saskatchewan

June 18, 2020

Host Jamie Schmale speaks with Warren Steinley, Member of Parliament for Regina-Lewvan, to get a Saskatchewan perspective on Liberal policies regarding carbon taxes, agriculture and the energy sector.

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Underfunding the Auditor General

June 18, 2020

The Liberal government continues to spend without proper Parliamentary oversight, while woefully underfunding the Auditor General. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale discusses rising debt and government spending with the Deputy Shadow Minister for Public Services and Procurement, Kelly McCauley.

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Canada-China Relations

June 12, 2020

Host Jamie Schmale sits down with Garnett Genuis, Conservative Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism and China-Canada Relations, via Skype to discuss racism and Canada-China relations

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The Consequences of Limited Oversight of Government Spending

June 3, 2020

Host Jamie Schmale is joined by Greg McLean, Conservative Deputy Shadow Minister for National Revenue, via Skype to explore the implications of limited oversight of government spending, the cancellation of a federal budget this spring, and COVID-19 aid program fraud that has caused the CRA to implement a “snitch line.”

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Why Parliament Matters

June 3, 2020

The Liberals have effectively shut down parliamentary debate at one of the most critical times in Canada’s history. We are closing in on $1 trillion in debt and the Liberals allowed only four hours to review the government’s COVID-19 spending plan, an action the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer has criticized. On The Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale speaks with Michael Chong, Conservative Shadow Minister for Democratic Institutions, via Skype to discuss the implications of the Liberals circumventing parliamentary democracy.

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