The Uyghur Genocide

February 24, 2021

Members from all parties voted to recognize the genocide currently being carried out by the People’s Republic of China against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims. While Justin Trudeau and his cabinet continue to turn a blind eye to this horrific conduct, their refusal to vote and stand up for basic human rights speaks volumes. To shed more light on this issue we are joined by the Honorable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The Liberals’ Ongoing Vaccine Failure

February 18, 2021

A year into the pandemic, the Liberal government is underutilizing the tools that exist to effectively manage the spread of COVID-19 such as vaccines, rapid testing, and variant testing capacity. Justin Trudeau remains far behind in getting vaccines to Canadians, and many questions remain as to how he plans to reach his own timeline of September 2021. We know that we need vaccines to round the corner of this pandemic and to secure our future, but Justin Trudeau and the Liberals continue to let Canadians down. To shed more light on this, I am joined by the Honorable Michelle Rempel Garner, Member of Parliament for Calgary Nose Hill and Shadow Minister for Health.

Vaccine Procurement

February 10, 2021

Justin Trudeau’s government has consistently failed in keeping Canadians safe and his vague policies have caused confusion and outrage. As we enter the second year of the pandemic, the Liberal government has allowed life saving vaccines to slip through their fingers and committed to suppliers that do not see Canada as a priority. To discuss Canada’s vaccines situation and its impact on Canadians, I am joined by Pierre Paul-Hus, Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles and Shadow Minister for Public Services and Procurement.

The “Buy American” Plan

February 5, 2021

Trudeau has failed to stand up for Canadians. He has failed Canadian’s health with one of the worst COVID-19 responses in the world, and during this health crisis failed to stand up for Canadian jobs with the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Now, the Biden administration’s “Buy American” plan puts our economic recovery at further risk. To discuss the implication of “Buy American” and why Justin Trudeau needs to act, I am joined by Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country and Shadow Minister for Export Promotion and International Trade.

Keystone XL Expansion

January 28, 2021

Last week, US President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL expansion. This decision will affect thousands of Canadian workers and have a devastating impact on the economy. To discuss its ramifications on Canadians, we are joined by Damien C. Kurek, Member of Parliament for Battle River — Crowfoot; Gary Vidal, MP, Member of  Parliament for Desnethé — Missinippi — Churchill River and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Services; and Greg McLean, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources.

COVID-19’s Impact on Women

January 20, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues the increase in violence against women remains alarming. Conservatives have called for greater partnership with communities across Canada to meaningfully address violence and achieve measurable improvements in the day-to-day lives of women and girls. The Liberal government has failed victims of abuse by allowing this devastating issue to become lost in bureaucracy. To give voice on this issue, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview and Conservative Shadow Minister for Women and Gender Equality Jag Sahota joins us on The Blueprint.

The Beverage Industry Has Been Neglected by the Trudeau Government

January 13, 2021

Small and medium sized vintners, brewers, and distillers have been suffering due to the economic toll of this pandemic. While the alcoholic beverages industry has largely been neglected by the Trudeau government, Dan Albas, Conservative Member of Parliament for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, tabled a Bill that will allow these Canadian entrepreneurs to sell directly to customers via Canada Post; boosting this sector and increasing economic opportunity. To talk more about his important Bill, MP Albas joins us today on The Blueprint.

What Will the Liberal Government Do for the Canadian Aviation Industry?

January 13, 2021

The Liberal Government has recently introduced a haphazard pre-arrival COVID-19 testing policy that will affect thousands of Canadians abroad. While Justin Trudeau continues to ignore the Conservative’s call for a real comprehensive plan, the Airline Industry and workers remains in limbo. To shed more light on this issue and what we can expect going forward, we are joined by Stephanie Kusie, MP for Calgary Midnapore and Shadow Minister for Transport.

The Leader of the Official Opposition

December 23, 2020

With the Christmas Holidays just around the corner and the New Year fast approaching, it is important that we look back and reflect on how far we have come. To see the progress, we’ve made through tireless efforts and the obstacles we’ve overcome with tenacity and determination. On The Blueprint, we have Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole to talk about how Conservatives are fighting for Canadians left behind by Trudeau’s agenda.

Trudeau is Leaving Canadian Farmers Behind

December 17, 2020

As this government struggles to produce a single comprehensive recovery plan for 2021, they have consistently neglected the agriculture industry. Host Jamie Schmale is joined by Lianne Rood MP, MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, to discuss how the Trudeau Liberals are leaving Canadian farmers behind and how our food security may be threatened unless we change course.

Fall Economic Statement

December 9, 2020

The millions of Canadians left behind by the Prime Minister’s incompetence during this pandemic were hoping that the Fall Economic Statement would finally demonstrate the Liberal government’s plan to get back to normal. The Prime Minister has failed Canadians yet again. Host Jamie Schmale is joined by Pierre Poilievre, MP for Carleton and Shadow Minister for Finance to discuss how the Liberals continue to put our workers and economy in a risky position with their lack of planning and transparency.

Support for our Energy Workers

December 5, 2020

The Canadian economy has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic with thousands losing their jobs and businesses continuing to shut their doors. We need a plan to jump start the economy and create tens of thousands of well-paying middle-class jobs. On the Blueprint, Jamie is joined by Greg McLean, MP for Calgary Center and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources & Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, to discuss the necessity to support job creating energy projects and reap the economic benefits for Canadians.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Tourism Sector

November 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the Canadian Tourism industry, a problem that has been compounded by the Liberal government’s slow response and indecisive actions. Conservatives have been warning the Trudeau Government’s one-size-fits-all policy will have catastrophic consequences for the Canadian economy. On the Blueprint, Jamie is joined by Tony Baldinelli, MP for Niagara Falls and Special Advisor to the Leader on Tourism Recovery to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the need for sector specific government support.

National Debt + Taxpayer Dollars = No Solution for Housing

November 17, 2020

The housing situation for middle-class families is becoming increasingly dire. As the national debt drives hard working Canadian families into poverty, the Liberal plan is to throw a billion taxpayer dollars at the issue and have provinces fight for it. On the Blueprint, Jamie sits down with Brad Vis, MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, to discuss why this Liberal government’s band-aid solution will not solve this serious issue in the long-term.

Support for Small Businesses

November 10, 2020

Small and medium sized businesses are struggling to keep their doors open during the pandemic. To support entrepreneurs and workers, last week Conservatives passed a motion calling on the Trudeau government to postpone wage subsidy audits and to provide additional flexibility in the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, and other support programs. Unlike the Trudeau Liberals, who think small businesses are tax cheats, Conservatives know they are the backbone of our communities and key to reigniting the Canadian economy. Today on the Blueprint, I sit down with Pat Kelly, MP for Calgary Rocky Ridge and Shadow Minister for Small Business and Western Economic Development, to discuss how Conservatives are fighting for small businesses and workers.

Justice for Nova Scotian Families

November 6, 2020

For months, the families of the victims of the tragic Nova Scotia shooting have been calling for a public inquiry to get answers. Those calls were shamefully ignored by the Trudeau and McNeil Liberals, who instead announced a public review.
Only after immense public pressure, did Trudeau and McNeil’s Liberal governments cancel the public review and announce they would proceed with a full public inquiry into the tragedy.
Jamie sits down with
Shannon Stubbs, Shadow Minister for Public Safety and MP for Lakeland, to discuss the Trudeau government’s delays in getting the inquiry started and failure to get answers for the families of the twenty-two victims of the horrific attack in April.

A Clear Plan for Dealing with China

October 30, 2020

On the Blueprint, Jamie sits down with Michael Chong, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Wellington—Halton Hills to discuss the belligerent rhetoric coming from China, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s calls for the Prime Minister to put in place a clear, expedited path for pro-democracy protestors and political refugees fleeing Hong Kong for Canada. We also discuss imposing Magnitsky sanctions against those responsible for inflicting a draconian national security law in violation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

The Liberal Cover-Up

October 23, 2020

For two weeks the Liberal MPs on the Ethics and Finance committees have continued to block the release of key documents related to the WE scandal. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale sits down with
Michael Barrett, Conservative Shadow Minister for Ethics and MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, to shed light on the Prime Minister’s attempts to shut down the WE scandal investigations, first through proroguing Parliament and now by stalling the work of these two committees. 

Leaving a Compassionate Footprint as a Member of Parliament

October 15, 2020

Members of Parliament often involve themselves in important non-partisan work in the service of constituents. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale sits down with Mike Lake to talk about his 15-year journey as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Wetaskiwin, his work on the Muskoka Initiative and his belief that the primary role of a politician is to help change people’s lives for the better.

New Parliamentary Schedule

October 9, 2020

Many sectors have been hit hard by COVID-19, and some like tourism will suffer disproportionately in the long-term. On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale chats with newly minted Official Opposition Whip Blake Richards about the tourism operators and hospitality industry in Alberta and the need for additional workforce recovery support.
He also discusses the new parliamentary schedule and the role of the Whip during the second session of the 43rd Parliament.

Join host and Member of Parliament Jamie Schmale for a look at the hottest topics hitting Canada’s political landscape, and how they might impact Canadians.