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Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper is dedicated to building a stronger, prouder, more prosperous Canada by delivering real results for everyday Canadian families.  He has spent his entire political career standing up and speaking out for Canadians who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules.

As Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has delivered real action on the priorities of all Canadian families including:

  • Passing the tough new political fundraising rules that take the big money, corporations and unions out of political party financing.
  • Reducing the GST from 7% to 6% and now, to 5%.
  • Providing $1,200 per year, per child under six, that parents can spend on their own child care priorities.
  • Giving Canadians tax credits for money spent on transit passes, textbooks and kids’ sports.
  • Strengthening Canada’s product safety laws, including the first ever federal mandatory recall law, and new rules for what can be called a “product of Canada”.
  • Passing tough new laws that will keep gun criminals and sexual predators behind bars.
  • Taking real action on the environment with Canada’s first ever mandatory greenhouse gas emission regulations.
  • Investing in new patrol ships, satellite surveillance, and arctic rangers to protect our sovereignty over Canada’s North.

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News Release - Senator Plett Releases Statement on Audit Report
6/9/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Plett Releases Statement on Audit Report

Ottawa, ON (June 9, 2015) –– With the tabling of the Auditor General’s final report on Senate expenses, today marks the end of a nearly two year audit for the period of March 2011 to April 2013. This has been a necessary and exhaustive process as we continue our efforts to modernize the Senate of Canada. Indeed, it’s precisely why we invited the Auditor General to conduct the audit.

For me, that process is not yet over as I will be exercising my right to independent arbitration on some of the Auditor General’s opinions pertaining specifically to my office.

Below is a summary of the items in question:

ITEM 1:
  • On July 10, 2011, at the request of the Minister of Public Safety, I flew to Ottawa to meet with the Commissioner of Correctional Service Canada.
  • Having a Minister of the Crown ask me to come to Ottawa clearly makes this official business as defined in the Senate Administrative Rules.
    • “Official business” means public business that has been authorized by the Senate or a committee of the Senate or requested in writing by a Minister of the Crown. [2004-05-06] (Senate Administrative Rules, Division 1:00 Interpretation, Chapter 1:03 Definitions)
  • I was in Calgary when the meeting was set up, so I flew directly from...

    ...Read more of this news release here.

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