Budget 2017: Full Speech

May 25, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Langley—Aldergrove for his good work. He and I served on the city council together in Abbotsford. He knows budgets, and I am so pleased that he pointed out the gaping holes in the 2017 Liberal budget. As the member of Parliament for Abbotsford, I have made […]

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Liberal budget is a plan to nickel-and-dime Canadians

April 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ed Fast, Member of Parliament for Abbotsford issued the following statement today following the tabling of Budget 2017: “Today’s budget mortgages the prosperity of future generations to pay for the reckless spending of today. Canadians were hoping for a better outcome from the Liberal budget. At a time when Liberals are making […]

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Ed Fast returns to the House of Commons

March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 This past week I made my return to the House of Commons after being absent for two months. I made the most of my arrival by giving a statement before Question Period which humorously chastised the Liberal government’s recent actions. As Question Period got underway, I also wasted no time questioning the […]

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Letter to the editor: Liberals propose health benefits tax

January 30, 2017

Dear Editor, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are eyeing a new tax on employer-sponsored extended health benefits as a new source of revenue to offset uncontrolled over-spending in Ottawa. Despite promising to balance Canada’s budget by 2019, Finance Canada now says it won’t achieve balance until 2055. Projections show Canada’s debt will reach an astounding $1.5 trillion […]

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The Canada 150 Fund

January 5, 2017

In 2017 Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Canada 150 Fund will support activities across the country to commemorate this significant milestone. Learn more or apply at

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Liberals Mute on Economic Cost of their Climate Plan

December 12, 2016

December 9, 2016 Ottawa, ON – Official Opposition Critic for the Environment and Climate Change, Ed Fast, today responded to the outcome of the First Ministers’ Meeting which sought to establish a pan-Canadian framework on Climate Change. Despite repeated promises to usher in a new era of cooperative federalism, the Prime Minister failed to achieve […]

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Ed Fast’s letter to Minister Monsef on Electoral Reform

December 9, 2016

Dear Minister: Thank you for your email. I hope you will understand my skepticism regarding your most recent effort to “engage” Canadians by postcard on electoral reform. First, you asked all of us MPs to engage our communities in determining their views of our electoral system. Over the summer and fall, many of us did […]

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Conservatives welcome approval of Pacific Northwest LNG project

September 28, 2016

Sept. 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conservatives welcome approval of Pacific Northwest LNG project Fast says decision proves that existing environmental review process works Ottawa – Official Opposition Critic for Environment & Climate Change, Ed Fast, today welcomed the federal government’s long-awaited decision to approve the Pacific Northwest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project on British […]

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Canada could be a champion of smart conservation.

July 7, 2016

As the Canadian government continues its work on a national climate change plan, it would do well to take note of what the United Nations has identified as one of the most promising tools to address greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) – the conservation of our natural habitats. Canada possesses some of the largest intact forests, […]

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Have your say regarding National Defence Policy!

June 21, 2016

  As part of our process to engage Canadians in the discussion on the review of Canada’s National Defence Policy the offices of James Bezan, official opposition critic for National Defence and Pierre Paul-Hus, Associate Critic for National Defence, have established a website where policy ideas can be submitted directly online. The website can be […]

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