New Brunswick Southwest

Conservative Association

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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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July 29, 2020

Government of Canada Must Condemn China’s Immoral & Illegal Use of Forced Labour

Campaign by labour unions & civil organizations demand clothing brands and retailers stop sourcing from Xinjiang region within 12 months.   St. Stephen, New Brunswick – The Official Opposition’s Shadow Minister for Labour, John Williamson, issued the following statement in support of an international campaign – led by worker unions...

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July 29, 2020

Le gouvernement du Canada doit condamner le recours immoral et illégal au travail forcé en Chine

Une campagne menée par des syndicats et des organisations civiles exige que les fabricants et détaillants de vêtements cessent de s’approvisionner dans la région du Xinjiang dans les 12 mois.   St. Stephen, Nouveau-Brunswick - John Williamson, porte-parole de l’Opposition officielle en matière de travail, a publié la déclaration suivante en soutien...

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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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John Williamson

Meet Your MP

A New Brunswick native from old St. Andrews & Charlotte County families (Williamson, Leighton & Collins), John Williamson has been active in federal politics throughout his life. From joining the Progressive Conservative Party during the 1988 election and volunteering locally for PC Member of Parliament Greg Thompson in the 1990s, to being a part of the team that helped lay the groundwork for the Conservative comeback in 2006, and serving on the national committee that planned and organized the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership race that elected its leader Andrew Scheer.

John represented New Brunswick Southwest in the House of Commons in the 41st Parliament (2011-2015) and was an active Member of Parliament at home and in Ottawa. His parliamentary voting record demonstrates that he constantly put the interests of New Brunswick Southwest voters first.

During his time in office, John secured numerous local infrastructure projects for the riding (roads, wharves, federal buildings & upgrades), successfully led efforts to reform gold-plated pensions for Members of Parliament, introduced a Private Member's Bill to eliminate lifetime parliamentary pensions for federal politicians convicted of criminal malfeasance, and voted with Conservative colleagues to end the Liberal's wasteful and ineffective Long-Gun Registry.

In the 2015 federal election, John’s campaign had the highest Conservative vote — 38.6% — of all 32 ridings in Atlantic Canada. It wasn’t enough to get over the top and the Liberals won by a mere 2,031 votes, but it was a clear signal the local Conservative campaign in New Brunswick Southwest was strong.

Immediately after the 2015 election, John began writing a regular Telegraph Journal column and worked for the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS). His columns were also printed in the Financial Post newspaper.

In 2016, John started an organization called Canadians for Affordable Energy with a mandate to... Read Bio