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June 25, 2020

Back to Work Bonus - Andrew Scheer announces Conservative proposal to help workers and local businesses as they reopen

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the Back to Work Bonus, a Conservative proposal to make the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) more flexible and generous.“Since the pandemic began, Conservatives have been putting forward constructive solutions to help...

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June 19, 2020

Andrew Scheer Statement on Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor

Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement regarding the charges laid by the Chinese government against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor:“It’s been 18 months since Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the...

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June 01, 2020

Liberals must use PMPRB delay to ensure Canadians can access life-saving medications: Jeneroux

EDMONTON, AB – Matt Jeneroux, Conservative Shadow Minister for Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, responded to today’s Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) announcement and called on the Liberal government to consult with patients to ensure all Canadians can access life-saving medications. “I’m relieved that the voices of patients have been heard and the government has decided...

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May 29, 2020

Conservatives Respond to Privacy Commissioner’s Alarming Testimony

OTTAWA, ON - The Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Shadow Minister for Industry and Economic Development, and MP Jeremy Patzer, issued the following statement regarding alarming testimony delivered by the Privacy Commissioner Therrien to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology: “As we know, the Prime Minister has said that he will...

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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