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October 16, 2019

100 Day Action Plan: Real consequences for breaking ethics laws

New Conservative government to bring real accountability and transparency to government A new Conservative government will introduce legislation to attach stiff penalties for violating ethics laws and strengthen the powers of parliamentary watchdogs during its first 100 days, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced today. Scheer said he will establish penalties...

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October 16, 2019

Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted – he is pitting province against province, Canadian against Canadian

Trudeau calls on Québecers to fight Ontario and Alberta Today during a press conference, Justin Trudeau called on Québecers to fight Albertans and Ontarians.Here is what Trudeau said:“[Q]uébecers need to stand up and fight against those like Jason Kenney and Doug Ford and other conservative politicians.”But here is what Trudeau...

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October 15, 2019

Conservatives to support parents in mourning

New conservative government to extend EI parental leave to parents in mourning A new Conservative government will ensure that EI parental leave is extended for eight weeks following the death of a baby, affording parents experiencing unimaginable tragedy a much-needed opportunity to begin coping with their loss. “With this policy,...

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October 15, 2019

Justin Trudeau is misleading Canadians about the Conservative plan to support health care

Conservatives plan to increase health care transfers to the provinces by at least 3% per year When it comes to improving Canada’s health care system, Canadians can only trust a Conservative Government led by Prime Minister Andrew Scheer. Justin Trudeau is simply not as advertised. Under a Conservative government, funding...

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Ed Fast

Meet The Candidate

The Honourable Ed Fast was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and was re-elected in 2015, 2011 and 2008.   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.   

In this 42nd Parliament, Ed serves as the Critic Responsible for the Environment and Climate Change.

On May 18, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Ed to his cabinet to serve as Minister of International Trade.  He is responsible for the Government of Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, which is implementing the most ambitious trade plan in Canada's history and is deepening Canada’s trade and investment relationships in large, dynamic and fast-growing economies around the world. Since 2006, Canada has concluded trade agreements with 39 different countries, bring to 44 the number of partners with which our country has preferred trade relationships. Ed's top trade priorities include bringing into force Canada's free trade agreements with the European Union and Ukraine and a modernized agreement with Israel, and concluding trade negotiations with India and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Currently he is serving as the Official Opposition Critic for the Environment and Climate Change.

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 more recently was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to his community and country.

As the Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, Ed has delivered unprecedented federal support to his city. Projects like the McCallum and Clearbrook Rd. Interchanges, Abbotsford Airport expansion, Mill Lake spray park, border crossing improvements and record investments in youth crime prevention... Read Bio