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Conservative MP for Barrie—Innisfil (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 46% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Proud to be representing @CPC_HQ leader @AndrewScheer at the 22nd annual @SikhFdnCanada Centennial Gala in Toronto.… https://t.co/NWSDUd4krp

Posted on Twitter Jason Helmond raised $5500 for the @TerryFoxCanada by shaving his head this afternoon @cityofbarrie City Hall. I w… https://t.co/LHOClI9NIf

Posted on Twitter What an honour to attend the @townofinnisfil Volunteer of the Year Awards this morning. Congratulations to Deb McG… https://t.co/M3tRrOkIMI

Posted on Twitter My staff and I will be at the @welcomewagon_ca Family Expo tomorrow. We'll have a booth welcoming newcomers to the… https://t.co/vmkZBjmIgc

Posted on Twitter On this, the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth ll @RoyalFamily, I wish her majesty a very happy birthday from everyo… https://t.co/bREzmeU73z

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter I am very pleased to hear that @AlexNuttallMP will be running for the @CPC_HQ in 2019. Read my release below.… https://t.co/noMY2aIEmA

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, the hon. member talked about the plan to tackle climate change. Within the budget, over 200 pages talk about carbon taxing, carbon pricing, as ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, let me begin by apologizing. I have been battling a bit of a chest cold that has gone into my head, so I have ...

Voted Yes on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

Spoke in the House on Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report Mr. Speaker, it is incredibly rich to sit here and listen to the member talk about ethics as being pointless, as useless. May I remind them ...

Mentioned by Simcoe.com Innisfil volunteers recognized for their work Innisfil resident Deborah McGrath is humbled for getting recognition for her contributions to the community. She was recognized by Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard during the launch of National Volunteer Week, running April 15 to 21. “I stand on the ...

Spoke in the House on Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Mr. Speaker, it has been 10 days and the collective soul of our nation is still coming to grips with the tragedy that took place at ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I am glad that my glass was full with water every time the hon. member blamed the previous Conservative government for the past. I ...

Voted No on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

A week ago

Mentioned by BarrieToday Volunteer awards celebrate devotion to community A vibrant volunteer base is the solid foundation of any community, and Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard celebrated those local citizens who've devoted countless hours to their community. Brassard hosted his second-annual Volunteer Awards on Friday ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, like the hon. member, I could not believe the audacity of the Liberal Party in having the member for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook stand in the House ...

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill S-232 Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Voted No on Vote #645 on Bill C-344 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)

Spoke in the House on Volunteerism Mr. Speaker, on Friday, April 13, just before the start of National Volunteer Week, I will be hosting my Second Annual Barrie—Innisfil Volunteer Awards. Last year, ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, I cannot imagine a Canada where better is possible when Liberal MPs and the Prime Minister are engaged in an active cover-up by not ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Simcoe.com Get clipped for a good cause April 21 at Barrie city hall Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman (left), Colin MacDonald, Jason Helmond, Fred Fox, Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard and Patrick Scott during last year's head-shave fundraiser. - Mike Swanson/Submitted. Jason Helmond is creating buzz again. The Barrie resident ...

Mentioned by BarrieToday Remove government values from summer programs: Brassard Funding for the Canada Summer Jobs program should be based on helping young people get a good start in entering the workforce, not whether certain programs embrace Liberal government values. Such is the contention of Conservative MP John Brassard, in ...

Mentioned by BarrieToday Brassard concerned about cuts to Canada Summer Jobs funding John Brassard, Member of Parliament, for Barrie-Innisfil, expressed concern that the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program will hurt community organizations that perform important work in the riding. Mr. Brassard received the initial funding allotment ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by BarrieToday Local MPs concerned about spending Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard says he tried to have an open mind, but Tuesday's federal budget left him feeling short-changed. “I've never seen a prime minister who has boasted so much and spent so much, but really achieve so little,” Brassard told ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-59 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'll get right into it. As an opposition, we have been asking the government on numerous occasions about the returning foreign fighters. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Veterans ... I want to address the elephant in the room again. Minister, you have a lot of power, as did Mr. O'Toole when he was the minister ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-378 An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles)

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill C-49 Thank you, Madam Chair. I have one question. Mr. Emerson, you spoke about short-lines and not enough attention being paid to their role. I know that ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Thank you, Mr. Chair. Let me begin first of all by saying that as Canadians we're closely monitoring the situation in Great Britain with respect to ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill S-231 Thank you. I'll only take a couple, Mr. Chair. I find it ironic as we sit in this room and look straight ahead to see the ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions Okay. The last area I want to focus on—and I am glad to have been able to get all three questions in—is the area of transition ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Among Veterans and Comparative Study of Services ... Thank you, sir, for being here today. We have an Auditor General who oversees all aspects of the federal government in terms of spending, and we ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-44 Right. I want to talk about transition services as well, because this budget spoke about transition availability for spouses and common-law partners. Mr. Bedard, this is ...