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.

Trudeau’s Failed Approach to COVID-19

September 24, 2020

Justin Trudeau’s Health Minister claimed that she was fully briefed on COVID-19 in December and that the Liberals knew the risk that it posed to Canadians. Yet she didn’t advise her colleagues to close our borders and implement strict traveller screening. She also failed to recommend a state of emergency and she didn’t advise Canadians to wear masks.
Now there are reports that members of the group advising the Liberal government on COVID-19 vaccine procurement have real or perceived conflicts of interest, including ongoing contract bids.

Host Jamie Schmale  sits down with Michelle Rempel Garner, Shadow Minister for Health to discuss the unbelievable incompetence of Health Minister, Patty Hajdu, and Prime Minister Trudeau in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day

September 17, 2020

This coming Saturday is National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day. Established by our former Conservative Government in 2014, this day recognizes the impact the hunting, angling and trapping community has had enriching the heritage of Canada.
On the Blueprint, host Jamie Schmale sits down with MP Blaine Calkins, Red Deer-Lacombe, to discuss the importance of this day and the impact COVID-19 has had on this $1 billion dollar industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.