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My speech at the Albany Club: Restoring our Federal Union

May 11, 2016

I delivered a speech today at Toronto’s Albany Club on federalism and the need to put an end to federal intrusions into areas of provincial jurisdictions. This is the original text of the speech. -- 13 October 2010

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My position on the project for a new Quebec City arena

May 11, 2016

10 September 2010 For the past two days, I have received several demands to clarify my position on the project to build a new arena in Quebec City, which would get 100% of its funding from governments. I expressed my main reservations about it yesterday in an interview with a...

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Why are governments always getting bigger?

May 11, 2016

Ten days ago, I gave a speech on politics and the evolution of government in the 20th century before approximately 50 people at an event organized by my colleague Jacques Gourde, MP for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, in Saint-Narcisse (Quebec). Here is an adapted version of my speech, which you can also watch...

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Inflation, the Underrated Destroyer of Prosperity

May 11, 2016

In my last video message on monetary issues in January, I ended by saying that I would talk about the Bank of Canada’s inflation target in the next one. For all kinds of reasons, including the many speeches that I gave in the meantime, I was not able to do...

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For a proud, responsible and autonomous Quebec

May 11, 2016

I delivered a speech today in Mont St-Grégoire (south east of Montreal), before members of several conservative riding associations of the Montérégie region who had invited me, on my vision of Quebec and federalism. Here is an English version of the original French.-- 16 April 2010  

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How to sell conservatism in Quebec

May 11, 2016

I made a presentation today on the theme of how to sell conservative ideas in Quebec at the annual conference of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy in Ottawa. Here is the original version of my presentation. -- 12 March 2010  

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Calgary Speech: My vision of conservatism

May 11, 2016

On January 21, 2010, I gave this speech on my vision of conservatism to members of the Calgary Centre Conservative Party Association who had invited me. This is the text of my speech, which you can also watch on these video clips. --MB  

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Bill C-391 to abolish the long-gun registry

May 11, 2016

7 December 2009 Hello, Many of my acquaintances are hunters. Hunting is not practiced to the same extent today as it used to be, but it is a traditional activity that has always been part of the culture of the First Nations as well as the settlers who came to...

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Should we change the Bank of Canada’s inflation target?

May 11, 2016

13 November 2009 Hello, About two weeks ago, on October 27, I asked a question about the Canadian dollar to Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney who was appearing before the Standing Committee on Finance. Over the past few weeks, Mr. Carney has stated several times that he would intervene...

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The debate over a Canadian securities commission

May 11, 2016

10 November 2009  A journalist at the National Post, John Ivison, writes a column this morning that refers to a presentation I gave in 2004 on whether or not the creation of a federal securities commission would be in accord with the Constitution. As everyone knows, the topic has been...

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