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October 26, 2020

Conservatives Respond to Trudeau Government’s Delay on COVID-19 Testing

OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Shadow Minister for Health, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Services and Procurement, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s continued delay in approving new COVID-19 testing options in Canada: “Scientists around the world have always said that easily accessible testing...

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October 23, 2020

Erin O’Toole statement on Conservative Opposition Day motion regarding release of pandemic documents

  Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today issued the following statement on the Conservative Opposition Day motion regarding the release of pandemic documents:“It’s been seven months since the start of the pandemic. And what was the Liberal response? Masks,...

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September 09, 2020

Erin O’Toole Announces Conservative Shadow Cabinet

OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the Conservative Shadow Cabinet for the second session of the 43rd Parliament. “Today, I am proud to present the Conservative government in waiting that will defeat Justin Trudeau’s corrupt Liberal government in...

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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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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