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January 26, 2021

Erin O’Toole welcomes former PEI Liberal Minister of Health, Doug Currie, to Conservative team

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole welcomed a new candidate to his team today. Prince Edward Island’s former Liberal Minister of Health, Doug Currie, has been acclaimed as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Charlottetown for the next federal election. Currie served as MLA for District 11 Charlottetown-Parkdale...

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January 26, 2021

Statement from Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole on Keystone XL

Ottawa, ON — The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, today released the following statement addressing reports that President-elect Joe Biden will cancel the Keystone XL pipeline extension:“If true, this move will devastate thousands of Canadian families who have already been badly hurt by the...

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January 26, 2021

January 20th Statement from Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole

Ottawa, ON — Today, the Conservative Caucus voted to remove Derek Sloan. The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, released the following statement:“I want all Canadians to feel welcome in the Conservative Party of Canada. “The focus of Canada’s Conservatives is getting as many people back...

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January 26, 2021

Conservatives condemn decision to grant travel exemption to family of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

WINNIPEG, MB – Raquel Dancho, Conservative Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today issued the following statement regarding the news that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s family received a special exemption to visit her in Canada while awaiting her extradition hearing:“The Liberals rolled out the red carpet and granted a...

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Ed Fast

Meet Your MP

The Honourable Ed Fast was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2019.   He had previously served for two terms as an Abbotsford School Trustee and for three terms as a member of Abbotsford City Council.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Ed practiced corporate and commercial law for 24 years.   

Between 2006 and 2011, he variously served as Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights and as a member of the Transportation and Canadian Heritage committees.

He introduced and saw passed a Private Members Bill C-277, which doubled from 5 to 10 years in prison the maximum prison sentence for using the internet to lure children out of their homes for sexual purposes.

On May 18, 2011, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Ed to his cabinet to serve as Minister of International Trade.  He was responsible for the Government of Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, which implemented the most sweeping and ambitious trade plan in Canada's history. Among other things, Ed spearheaded the negotiation of free trade agreements with the European Union, South Korea, Colombia, Peru, Ukraine, Honduras, Panama and the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Today Canada has preferred trade relationships with 51 different countries.

In the fall of 2015, Ed became Canada’s longest serving Trade Minister. 

Prior to his appointment to cabinet, Ed chaired the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights.  In 2011, he was appointed Queen's Counsel for British Columbia and was subsequently awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to his community and country.

Ed and his wife, Annette, have lived in Abbotsford, British Columbia,... Read Bio