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October 12, 2019

Andrew Scheer names Co-Chairs of committee to cut corporate welfare

Taxpayer handouts to wealthy executives, shareholders, and foreign companies to be eliminated, savings to be redirected to Canadians Today, Andrew Scheer announced that as Prime Minister he will appoint Kevin Falcon, the former deputy premier and finance minister of British Columbia, and Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, the former president and CEO of...

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October 12, 2019

Fact Check: Trudeau is desperately lying about our Conservative plan to build infrastructure

Justin Trudeau failed to deliver the infrastructure he promised to Canadians The independent Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) confirmed that Justin Trudeau was unable to deliver 40% of the budgeted infrastructure he promised. In contrast Andrew Scheer will extend the Investing in Canada Plan by an additional three years so that...

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October 11, 2019

Scheer to lay out 100 Day Action Plan

Conservatives will spend final week outlining government agenda for first 100 days Over the next several days, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will announce the first things a new Conservative government will do during its first 100 days in office. “Canadians are getting ready to elect a new government and I...

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October 11, 2019

Andrew Scheer reveals his Plan For You To Get Ahead

Conservatives unveil fully costed platform that eliminates Justin Trudeau’s deficit by 2024. Today, Canada’s Conservatives released Andrew Scheer’s Plan for You to Get Ahead, a fully costed platform that details how a new Conservative government will live within its means and put more money in your pockets. In his remarks, Andrew Scheer...

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Leona Aglukkaq

Meet The Candidate

Leona’s dedication to public service is demonstrated in her 30 years of public life in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. She held a number of senior positions within the Government of Nunavut prior to entering territorial politics in 2004. While serving as an MLA representing Nattilik, she served as Finance Minister, House Leader, Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister for the Status of Women.

In 2008, she decided to put her name forward to run for the Conservative Party of Canada in Nunavut. Leona was elected twice in 2008 and 2011.  She holds the distinction of being the first Inuk in Canadian history to be appointed to Cabinet under Prime Minister Harper.

In her first term, she served as Minister of Health, which included the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Health Research and she was Regional Minister for the North. In her second term, she held the portfolio of Minister of the Environment, which included Parks Canada and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Chair of the Arctic Council, and continued in her role as Regional Minister for the North.

She has been a Nunavut Resource Corporation Board Member and a Board Member for TMAC’s Hope Bay project since 2016.  She remains committed to supporting the development of Nunavummiut and the North.  She volunteered her time representing Nunavut on the National Council until stepping down to seek the nomination as the 2019 federal candidate for Nunavut. Leona was born and raised in the Arctic. She is married to Robbie MacNeil of Cape Breton and has a son, Cooper.

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