Carbon taxes are the ultimate enticement for politicians

May 30, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY I have always believed that the way to prevent over-zealous politicians from cleaning out our pockets and inappropriately interfering in our lives is to keep taxes low. Carbon taxes have been pushed by the left for years as a potentially unlimited source of revenue wrapped in the mantle […]


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Another week, another low for Liberal behaviour

May 24, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY I am getting sick and tired of talking about Liberal arrogance. The problem is that each week brings a new low to their behavior. Last week was another bad week for Canadians. The Liberals almost lost a snap vote on Monday when 21 of their members who were […]


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Entitlement permeates the Liberal political agenda

May 16, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Each week it is something more with this Trudeau government. Last week it was using taxpayers’ money to take his mother and in-laws, but not his Energy minister, to the Washington Obama dinner. This week it’s Justin’s wife Sophie demanding a whole new slice of taxpayers’ money for […]


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Trudeau government’s excesses have already begun

May 9, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY The sense of entitlement that the Chrétien Liberals had has never completely disappeared. It has now resurfaced in even bigger ways in Justin Trudeau’s six month-old government. A prime example is his first trip to Washington. He took along nearly a dozen Cabinet Ministers and staff at taxpayers’ […]


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Anderson reflects on Iran Accountability Week 2016

May 6, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, has applauded the work of the Conservative Caucus to mark Iran Accountability Week (May 2-6). “As a leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran remains a threat to the security of […]


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David Anderson, MP hosts 5th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

May 3, 2016

Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, was pleased to host the 5th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom, held in Ottawa on the evening of May 2, 2016. Organized by MP Anderson, this year’s forum was entitled, “Religious Freedom […]


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Congratulations, Brian Trottier

May 2, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY One of the things we feared in Minor Hockey was playing the team from Val Marie. And although they had two or three very good players, one of them stood out. We taught him how to go around defencemen, how to stickhandle through forwards and how to put […]


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Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’

April 28, 2016

By Vishal Arora | WorldWatch Monitor Vietnam’s new “Law on Belief and Religion,” scheduled to come into effect this year, will add another layer of governmental repression and control to an already pressurised Church, says Vo Tran Nhat, Executive Secretary of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights. “They’re going to adopt a new law, a […]


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Bulgarian town bans women from wearing full-face veils

April 27, 2016

Al Jazeera The central Bulgarian town of Pazardzhik has banned the wearing of full-face veils in public in a move the local government said would prevent tension among communities and boost security. The ban introduced on Wednesday, the first of its kind in the Balkan country, was backed from politicians across the political spectrum in […]


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MP David Anderson to host 5th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

April 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, will be hosting the 5th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom on the evening of May 2, 2016. Unlike previous forums, this year’s session will deal exclusively with the importance […]


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Liberal government failing refugees and private sponsors

April 25, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY The Liberal government is getting a reputation for failing to fulfill their commitments. They are good at self promotion, but terrible at performance. There is probably no clearer example of this than their refugee program. First, they set unrealistic deadlines and then failed to meet them. There was […]


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Liberals should rethink their approach to “tax cheats”

April 18, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Last fall during the election campaign, Justin Trudeau made another one of his infamous statements when he said that most small businesses in this country are just a way for their owners to avoid taxes. For those who are creating jobs and who own their own companies, it […]


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Assisted suicide bill marks a sad day for vulnerable Canadians

April 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, is criticizing the Liberal Government’s legislation that provides for medically-assisted suicide. “I remain disappointed that the unelected and unaccountable Supreme Court has made the decision that they see this as a Charter issue,” said Anderson. “I believe that today’s ...


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Volunteerism a way of life in Saskatchewan

April 11, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Volunteerism is a way of life here. That is why Saskatchewan consistently leads the way. Almost 60% of our province’s people donate their time and energy to their community. Last week, Lieutenant Governor Schofield announced the names of those chosen to receive the 2015 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal awards. […]


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Minister Dion fails to defend religious freedom in Burma

April 8, 2016

“Minister’s silence is not encouraging” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, has expressed his disappointment with the recent visit of the Hon. Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Burma (Myanmar). “While the Minister’s ...


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Trudeau’s EI scheme a recipe for resentment

April 4, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Is it a coincidence that in only six months this federal Liberal government has caused enough uncertainty that investment is being driven out of Western Canada? Or that this government is now deliberately and directly interfering in the approval process for Western Canadian energy projects? Or that the […]


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Work and leadership of the Office of Religious Freedom lost

March 28, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Today is Easter Monday, the end of Lent and the end of the celebration of the most significant event in Christianity – the death and the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. It is ironic that in this day and age of supposed tolerance that more and more people […]


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Anderson: Liberal Budget a Nightmare for Cypress Hills–Grasslands

March 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, today expressed his disappointment in the federal Liberal Budget. “We left this government with a surplus. In six months, they have somehow turned that into a 30 billion dollar deficit. That’s a broken promise. They project at least five straight deficits […]


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Canadians to be subjected to first Liberal budget

March 21, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY This week is the week Canadians will be subjected to the first Liberal budget. It is clear that money is going to be shoveled into a myriad of projects and that Canadians are expected to ignore the massive deficit that will be created. As more and more promises […]


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Official Opposition Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills – Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for Human Rights and Religious Freedom; and the Official Opposition critic for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Tony Clement, Member of Parliament for Parry Sound – Muskoka, today released the following statement commemorating the International Day for […]


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