Conservative Party

Andrew Scheer

About Andrew

40 years old

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Andrew Scheer was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He moved to Regina to finish university and then worked as an insurance broker before getting into politics. Andrew had an early start in Canadian politics when he was elected to the riding of Regina-Qu’Appelle at age 25 back in 2004. He became Speaker of the House of Commons at age 32 and in 2016 he became leader of the Conservative Party. He loves spending time with his wife and 5 children and is an avid hunter.


Economy

A Conservative government would cut red tape and reduce costs to make it easier to start a business.[1]

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Environment

If elected, a Conservative government will create a single corridor for major construction projects to run through, with the aim of minimizing environmental impacts and assessment costs.[17]

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Energy Policy

If elected, a Conservative government will seek to make Canada 100% energy independent and refine Alberta’s oil instead of importing it by 2030.[1]

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Healthcare

If elected, a Conservative government will maintain the 3% annual increase for the health transfer.[19]

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Pharmacare

No official stance has been taken on this topic.


International Relations

If elected, a Conservative government will end the $256 million funding agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Bank and direct funds towards Canadian national interests instead.[1]

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Education and Training

Under a Conservative government, universities that do not foster a culture of free speech would not receive federal funding.[9]

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Immigration

If elected, a Conservative government will end illegal border crossings into Canada and close loopholes in the Safe-Third Country Agreement to make a fairer immigration system. The Safe-Third Country Agreement between the United States and Canada requires refugee claimants to request refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in, unless they qualify for an exception.[10]

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Housing

If elected, a Conservative government will focus on increasing affordable housing supply by reducing regulations in provinces and municipalities that discourage new home construction.[1]

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Transit

If elected, a Conservative government would work to develop emissions-reducing technology for vehicles to close the gap between conventional and zero-emission vehicles.[15]

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Childcare

If elected, a Conservative government will provide parents of young children with a tax credit on income earned through Employment Insurance or Parental Benefits.[14]

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Indigenous Self-Determination

If elected, a Conservative government will ensure that infrastructure projects involve Indigenous consultations in the forefront of the planning process.[1]

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Justice

If elected, a Conservative government will impose a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years for sexually abusing children.[12]

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