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February 14, 2020

Auditor General of Canada Confirms Investigation into the Liberal Government’s Infrastructure Plan

Luc Berthold, Conservative Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Communities, issued the following statement after receiving confirmation from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada that they will conduct an audit of the Liberal government’s Investing in Canada Plan: “Yesterday, I was pleased to receive a letter from Sylvain Ricard, the...

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February 13, 2020

Conservative Statement on Huawei and Canada’s 5G Network

Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Glen Motz Associate Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement today regarding Huawei and Canada’s 5G network: “For months the Trudeau Liberals have ignored Canada’s security agencies and refused to take a position on...

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January 31, 2020

Canada’s Conservatives Deliver Results in First Week of Parliamentary Session

The Hon. Candice Bergen, House Leader for Canada’s Official Opposition, released the following statement highlighting the accomplishments of Canada’s Conservatives during the first week of the parliamentary session: “This week, we made it clear to the Trudeau Liberals that there will be no free rides this parliamentary session. Through our actions...

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January 31, 2020

Conservative Petition Supporting Canadian Firearms Owners Now Largest e-Petition in Canadian History

An online petition sponsored by Glen Motz, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner and Associate Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, that opposes the Liberals’ plan to ban ‘military-style assault rifles’ through an Order in Council and bypass the democratic process of the House of Commons has become...

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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 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