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Statement on New Leader

May 28, 2017

Surrey, BC – Yesterday, Conservatives from across Canada elected MP Andrew Scheer (Regina—Qu’Appelle) as the Party’s next leader. Today, MP Dianne Watts (South Surrey – White Rock) released the following statement: “I congratulate and welcome Andrew Scheer as the new Leader of the Conservative Party and the Official Opposition.” “Together, we will move forward as ...


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Watts: 2017 Liberal Budget Falls Short on Infrastructure

March 27, 2017

Surrey, BC – Last week, the Liberal Government tabled a Budget that raised taxes on Canadians, fell short on infrastructure expectations for Canadian municipalities and included no plan to return the budget back to balance. Dianne Watts, the Member of Parliament for South Surrey – White Rock and the Official Opposition’s Critic for Infrastructure, Communities ...


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Watts and Rayes: 2017 Liberal Budget Falls Short on Infrastructure

March 24, 2017

Ottawa, ON – This week, the Liberal government tabled a budget that raised taxes, didn’t meet Canadian municipalities’ infrastructure expectations and included no plan to return the budget back to balance. In response, Official Opposition Critics for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs, Dianne Watts and Alain Rayes, released the following statement today: “We already knew ...


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Liberals Failing to Grow Economy Through Infrastructure: PBO

February 3, 2017

SURREY, BC: Yesterday, the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report called “Following the Money,” that focuses on the Liberal Government’s New Infrastructure Plan. South Surrey-White Rock MP and Opposition Critic for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs Dianne Watts outlines the Opposition’s concerns with the findings of the report. “For months, the Opposition has been ...


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BC Conservative MPs Join the Calls to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Public Health Emergency

January 19, 2017

For Immediate Release British Columbia – Conservative MPs Cathy McLeod (Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo) and Dianne Watts (South Surrey – White Rock) released the following statement echoing BC Health Minister Terry Lake’s plea for the federal government to declare the opioid crisis a National Public Health Emergency: “With over 900 deaths in our province in 2016, the call ...


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Liberals Cut 405 Jobs at Surrey Tax Centre

January 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Surrey, BC: South Surrey-White Rock MP Dianne Watts has confirmed that the federal Liberal government’s is leaving 75 employees without jobs, and their families without options, and is forcing an additional 330 workers to either move across Canada, or take a demotion. In November 2016, the Liberal government announced that the Surrey ...


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Liberals Failing to Get Infrastructure Funds Out The Door: Watts & Rayes

January 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – On Tuesday, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report that confirmed Conservative concerns that under the current Liberal government infrastructure funds are not flowing to communities. In response, Dianne Watts and Alain Rayes, Conservative Critics for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs, released the following statement: “This week the ...


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Liberals Failing to Create Positive Economic Environment for Investors: Watts and Rayes

November 14, 2016

OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Liberals are holding closed-door meetings with international and Canadian investors in an attempt to attract infrastructure investment in Canada. Conservative Critics for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs, Dianne Watts and Alain Rayes, released the following statement today to express their concerns: “Today, the Liberals are rolling out the red carpet ...


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Liberal Infrastructure Spending Failing to Create Jobs: Watts & Rayes

October 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – Yesterday, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report on Canada’s Labour Market which revealed that the Liberal government’s plan to create new jobs through infrastructure spending isn’t working. In response, Dianne Watts and Alain Rayes, Conservative Critics for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs, released the following statement: “The ...


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Dianne Watts Appointed to Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

October 20, 2016

South-Surrey-White Rock MP Dianne Watts has been appointed to Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), and has had her Infrastructure and Communities critic portfolio expanded to include Urban Affairs. Quebec MP Alain Rayes (Richmond — Arthabaska) has been named as Watts’ Associate Critic for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs. “I’m looking forward to ...


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