Conservatives plan to move motion calling for Minister Rodriguez to answer their questions on Laith Marouf

Ottawa, ON – Rachael Thomas, Conservative Shadow Minister for Canadian Heritage, intends to bring forward a motion calling for Minister of Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, to appear before committee to answer questions concerning the $133,822 paid by his department to Laith Marouf, who is a public racist, bigot, and anti-Semite. The Minister remained silent on this issue for more than a month after his department was made aware of the issue.

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Statement from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre on Diwali

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Diwali:

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Statement from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre on Bandi Chhor Divas

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Bandi Chhor Divas:

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Liberal Minister lied to Canadians and must resign

Ottawa, ON – Raquel Dancho, Conservative Shadow Minister for Public Safety, released the following statement in response to new evidence submitted to the Mass Casualty Commission (MCC):

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Statement from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre on the Anniversary of the Parliament Hill Attack

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the anniversary of the Parliament Hill Attack:

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Statement from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre on Persons Day

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement:

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Statement from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre on Small Business Week

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Small Business Week:

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Pierre Poilievre announces Inflation-busting Conservative Shadow Cabinet

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement to announce the new inflation-busting Conservative Shadow Cabinet:

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Minister of Diversity and Inclusion knew for weeks before taking action on anti-Semitism

Ottawa, ON — Melissa Lantsman, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and Rachael Thomas, Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, issued the following statement after Minister Ahmed Hussen’s testimony at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage:

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MP Frank Caputo introduces private member's Bill to protect children

MP Caputo tables private member’s Bill to protect children

October 4, 2022

Ottawa, ON — Today, Frank Caputo, Conservative Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister for National Defence, tabled Bill C-299, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (maximum penalties).
Bill C-299 raises the maximum sentence for nearly all sexual offences to life imprisonment.

“Sexual offences in Canada are not treated with the seriousness that they deserve,” stated MP Caputo. “We need to change the way sexual offences, especially those against children, are prosecuted and thought about.”

“Robbery is the taking of property by force and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Yet sexual assault, the taking of consent and dignity by force, carries only a 10-year maximum sentence and a 14-year maximum sentence when the offence is committed against a child,” said Caputo. “This must change. Victims of sexual violence carry trauma are often subjected to a psychological life sentence and deeply rooted impacts. Sentences must recognize this.”

“In my time as a Crown Prosecutor, I often worked directly with victims of sexual violence and saw firsthand the devastation that sexual violence can cause,” continued Caputo. “Only recently have we learned the true extent of the impact of sexual violence on a person, especially when the victim is a child. This change to increase maximum sentences to life imprisonment will clearly demonstrate to victims that the government understands the seriousness of the offence and will allow perpetrators to be punished accordingly.”

“I am hopeful that all parties will support this initiative along with Bill C-291 (changing the name of ‘child pornography’ to ‘child sexual abuse material’) and demonstrate clearly that they will stand on the side of victims of sexual violence,” Caputo concluded.



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