Budget Policy Announced

Today I announced the following six points will form the core of my budget policy: 1. Balanced budgets 2. Debt reduction 3. Ending the tax-on-tax 4. Reducing the political party donation tax credit 5. Identifying and reducing waste in government 6. Controlling public sector pay and benefits. Earlier in this campaign, I announced that I would institute a cap on government spending. That policy is designed to force government departments to prioritize their program spending. Once we have achieved the cap, my budgeting policies will be guided by these six points. My support for these policies is not for their own purposes but rather because of what they let us achieve. That is a future based on prosperity, founded on the values of hard work, generosity, freedom, tolerance, and equality of opportunity. Sound budget policies ensure that we can build a future where we can lead the kind of lives we want to lead. That is why these ideas will form the core of my government’s...

Conference call with Kellie on Wednesday, November 30th, at 8:00 p.m.

Dear Friends and Supporters: With slightly more than six months left before the election of our new Leader, the Conservative Party leadership campaign is well under way. We have travelled across Quebec to spread Kellie Leitch’s message. You are invited to take part in a conference call with Kellie on Wednesday, November 30th, at 8:00 p.m. Kellie Leitch will share her views on Canadian values, her vision for the Conservative Party and Quebec’s place within the Party. Kellie will also answer some questions sent in advance. To take part in this conference call on November 30th 8pm, dial one of the phone numbers listed below and enter the conference code 20170527. Quebec City : 418-907-9968 Montreal : 514-907-9065 Sherbrooke : 819-300-9163 Kindly RSVP by email if you plan to participate.  Should you have a question for Kellie, please send it by email to blarocque@blsol.com. Take this opportunity to learn more about Kellie and see why so many Quebecois are convinced she is the leader we...

Retired Senator and Long-time Conservative Consiglio Di Nino Endorses Kellie Leitch for Conservative Party Leader

Kellie Leitch, the Member of Parliament for Simcoe – Grey and candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, today announced that retired Senator and long-time Conservative Consiglio Di Nino has endorsed her for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Senator Di Nino has also accepted the position of National Chairman of her leadership campaign.

Youth for Kellie

As I’ve been traveling across the country, I have made it a priority to meet with Conservative youth and campus clubs from coast to coast to coast.

Youth are the future of our party and our country.

That’s why I’m very proud to announce my campaign’s youth launch today!

Visit to Quebec City

During this campaign I’ve had the ability to travel from coast-to-coast-to-coast and meet a wide range of people. This week I had the opportunity to visit the very beautiful Quebec City! During this trip I was able to discuss issues facing the country with concerned individuals, and was also able to have some impactful discussions surrounding the direction of the Conservative Party. On Wednesday morning I was able to discuss some of these very issues with some parliamentary colleagues, including Michael Cooper, Alupa Clarke, Sylvie Boucher, and Gérard...

Missing Stephen Harper

Today I have been thinking that I really miss Stephen Harper. Did you know our Party received a letter from the Liberals this afternoon? It complained that the Conservative Party of Canada used a photo of a shirtless Trudeau photobombing a wedding in BC. They really need to get their priorities in order. And while I appreciate the current Canadian appetite for sunny ways, for far too many Canadians the fun is over.  Growing debts, job losses and never-ending new taxes. Yesterday, our country was threatened by a potential terrorist attack and Trudeau is still on holiday. Government is serious business.  It often requires difficult, yet necessary decisions. We must protect our citizens, live within our means, avoid more taxation, and use your hard-earned tax dollars with care and caution.  Good government is about respecting you. It’s at the core of who we are as Conservatives, and it’s the type of leadership that we had with Stephen Harper as our Prime Minister. Join my team today and lets work hard together to bring some sense back to our government. Sincerely,...

Hill Times article highlights Kellie’s fundraising success

Kellie Leitch’s fundraising success indicates deep shift in party dynamics By Tim Naumetz – The Hill Times – August 8, 2016 Within the first two months of the party’s leadership race, Ms. Leitch raised more than the combined total of the other two Conservatives so far registered as official candidates. A staggering lead in fundraising support for Ontario Conservative MP and leadership candidate Kellie Leitch, combined with the fact Conservatives have not elected a federal leader from Ontario in 60 years, has given party members in the province hope that their turn is coming. Although it is still early days in the campaign for the May 27, 2017, Conservative leadership election, Ms. Leitch’s history in the party and the profiles of many Conservatives who supported her with substantial contributions from May through June suggest a much broader and deeper shift in party dynamics may also be in store—after 11 years under the sway of former prime minister Stephen Harper and his backroom lieutenants. Ronald Atkey, who was immigration minister in Joe Clark’s Progressive Conservative government, told The Hill Times that the 60 years that has passed since the last time the federal Conservatives had a leader from Ontario is on members’ minds, if not the tongues. “I would think, given the history of leaders that we’ve had, that maybe it’s Ontario’s turn,” said Mr. Atkey. “I think that’s an underlying feeling,” he added, during an interview on his support for Ms. Leitch. He spoke of the deep connections she has built in the party, which he said has contributed to her astonishing early lead in financial contributions after only the first two months of campaigning for the leadership vote. “Nobody states it openly because Ontario … can...

Kellie Leitch takes the lead in CPC fundraising

Elections Canada today released CPC leadership fundraising results for the period ending June 30th, 2016 with Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch leading the declared candidates to date. While the CPC leadership campaign is still in its early stages, fundraising remains an important marker of campaign strength, breadth and longevity. On April 3rd, Maxime Bernier and Kellie Leitch filed their respective papers and began their campaigns just prior to Michael Chong entering the race. “Kellie asked us to explore her capacity to execute a strong national campaign and to put together a solid team of people,” said campaign co-chair Dany Renauld. “We are building a campaign of conservatives who believe in rewarding hard work and who believe in helping others so that every individual has the same opportunities we’ve been privileged to enjoy as Canadians.” “We are very pleased with the results today,” added Renaud. “Any serious CPC leadership candidate must have the capacity to raise significant money if we’re going to defeat the Trudeau Liberals.” “Kellie has built a tremendous team across Canada,” added campaign co-chair Sander Grieve. “Kellie had an exceptional showing at the CPC convention in Vancouver and we are pleased with the solid news from Elections Canada today. As the campaign continues, Kellie will work hard to build positive momentum to demonstrate that she has the work ethic, the know-how and the fundraising capacity to defeat Trudeau and get our country back on track.” “I feel very blessed to have such a great team of people supporting me and I’m looking forward to a competitive race for the leadership of our party,” said Kellie Leitch. “Our ability...