Michael Cooper

St. Albert — Edmonton

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October 11, 2019

Scheer to lay out 100 Day Action Plan

Conservatives will spend final week outlining government agenda for first 100 days Over the next several days, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will announce the first things a new Conservative government will do during its first 100 days in office. “Canadians are getting ready to elect a new government and I...

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October 11, 2019

Andrew Scheer reveals his Plan For You To Get Ahead

Conservatives unveil fully costed platform that eliminates Justin Trudeau’s deficit by 2024. Today, Canada’s Conservatives released Andrew Scheer’s Plan for You to Get Ahead, a fully costed platform that details how a new Conservative government will live within its means and put more money in your pockets. In his remarks, Andrew Scheer...

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October 11, 2019

Statement from the Conservative Party regarding the lawsuit filed by CBC

Yesterday the Conservative Party received notice from lawyers representing the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) informing us they would be suing over the use of news clips in a Conservative Party social media video. The Conservative Party has grave concern that this decision was made on the eve of an election...

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October 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer will introduce EI leave benefits for adoptive parents

A new Conservative government will also boost the Adoption Expense Tax Credit Andrew Scheer will make it easier for Canadian families to welcome a new child into their home by introducing EI adoption leave benefits for adoptive parents and boosting the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, David Sweet, the Conservative candidate...

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Michael Cooper

Meet The Candidate

Michael Cooper was elected in October 2015 to serve the Conservative Member of Parliament for St. Albert-Edmonton and is the Official Opposition Deputy Shadow Minister for Justice.  He also served as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and Vice-Chair of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying.


Early in his term, Michael was tasked by Conservative Interim Leader Rona Ambrose with leading the complex issue of physician-assisted dying within the Conservative MP caucus.  As Vice-Chair of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, Michael helped author a dissenting report to provide protections for vulnerable persons, improved palliative care, and conscience protections for medical practitioners.  Some of the recommendations in the Conservative dissenting report were adopted by the government in Bill C-14, the government’s legislative response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Carter decision that struck down the blanket Criminal Code prohibition on physician-assisted dying.

Since his election, Michael has been a strong advocate for victims and strengthening Canada’s criminal justice system.  Michael sponsored Bill S-217, known as Wynn’s Law, in honour of the late Constable David Wynn who was shot and killed by a career criminal who was out on bail, because his extensive criminal history was not disclosed at the bail hearing.  Wynn’s Law would amend the Criminal Code to make it mandatory for the criminal history of bail applicants to be introduced at bail hearings to help prevent what happened to Constable Wynn.

Michael has also worked closely with victims of impaired driving.  He has advocated for mandatory sentences for impaired driving offences, and vocally opposed efforts by the Liberal government to water-down sentences for impaired driving offences and other serious offences in the government’s Bill C-75. 

Michael successfully passed his Private Members’ Bill C-417 through all stages of the House of Commons with... Read Bio