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May 19, 2020

Andrew Scheer Statement on Canadian Forces Snowbirds Crash

Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the crash of a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft near Kamloops, BC: “On behalf of the entire Conservative caucus, I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family...

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May 19, 2020

The Conservative Case for Parliamentary Democracy

Ottawa, ON – Today, Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, Blake Richards, John Brassard, Eric Duncan and Corey Tochor published a report outlining the Conservative case for parliamentary democracy and calling on the Trudeau government to restore normal Parliamentary sittings.“There has been a tremendous amount...

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May 19, 2020

James Cumming Responds to Government’s CEBA Changes

Edmonton, AB – Today, James Cumming, Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s decision to expand the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account:“Canada’s Conservatives are committed to helping Canadian business owners and workers through these trying times. Last...

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May 19, 2020

Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issues statement to celebrate Vesak

Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on Vesak: “Today, Buddhists in Canada and around the world will commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and the passing of Buddha.  “As the most important day in Buddhism, the community would normally celebrate by...

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Michael Cooper

Meet Your MP

Michael Cooper is the Conservative Member of Parliament for St. Albert-Edmonton. Re-elected in October 2019 Michael serves as the Official Opposition Deputy Shadow Minister for Finance. First elected in October 2015, Michael served as 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. 

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