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November 14, 2019

Scheer blasts Blanchet, Trudeau for divisive attacks on western Canada

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued a statement on Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet’s comments yesterday following his meeting with Justin Trudeau:“Mr. Blanchet’s comments yesterday toward western Canada were both insulting and completely disingenuous.“Insulting because he accused westerners of faking a unity...

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November 13, 2019

Scheer lays out Conservative priorities for throne speech in meeting with Trudeau

During a meeting with Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer outlined his priorities for the upcoming speech from the throne. Last week, Scheer called on Trudeau to immediately recall Parliament to deal with four pressing policy areas – keeping Canada strong and united, helping Canadians get ahead, restoring ethics and...

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November 11, 2019

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues statement on Remembrance Day

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today released the following statement on Remembrance Day: To every Veteran across Canada, on this Remembrance Day, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and for everything you have given in...

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October 19, 2019

What’s the real cost of the Trudeau-NDP Coalition? We took a look at the history books

Justin Trudeau is scheming up a plot to cling to power by forming a coalition with the NDP. This is the coalition that you cannot afford. We know that the Trudeau-NDP coalition will mean: Higher taxes; Bigger deficits; And, fewer good-paying jobs. The last time there was a Liberal-NDP coalition...

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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