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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject: Peter Van Loan conservative mp York Simcoe to retire Reply with quote

( yet another opposition mp is leaving the house of commons , York Simcoe mp Peter Van Loan plans to not run in 2019 but also plans to leave by sep 30 2018 , which could trigger yet another by election )



Statement: Hon. Peter Van Loan, MP to Retire from the House of Commons


Peter Van Loan·Sunday, July 29, 2018
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SUTTON, ON – Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, MP for York-Simcoe, announced that he will be retiring from the House of Commons, effective September 30, 2018. Mr. Van Loan is returning to the practice of Municipal and Planning Law. He will be joining the leading firm in the Municipal Law area, Aird Berlis, as a partner. Van Loan made the announcement at the summer gathering of York-Simcoe Conservatives at his farm.

Peter Van Loan has represented the constituency of York-Simcoe since 2004, and served in the Conservative Cabinet from 2006 to 2015, including as the longest-serving Conservative Government House Leader in Canadian History. He also served in portfolios including International Trade, Public Safety, Intergovernmental Affairs and Sports.

Peter Van Loan has a track record of delivering results. As House Leader in the Stephen Harper Government, he guided the passage of close to 200 Bills into law. This included legislation to lower taxes, balance the budget, tackle crime, modernize Canada's Copyright laws, implement free trade agreements and improve project approvals processes.

Locally, Peter Van Loan delivered for Lake Simcoe's environment, with the Lake Simcoe Clean-up fund of $60 million, a ban on phosphates in dishwasher detergent, a ban on dumping waste from water vessels, and mandatory rules to protect the Lake eco-system from invasive species.

He also delivered dozens of important local projects including the Highway 404 extension, the Bradford Library, the Bradford Leisure Centre, the expansion of the East Gwillimbury Recreation Centre, the ROC in Georgina, the Pefferlaw Ice Pad roof, and the De La Salle Park improvements.

"One of the most difficult decisions for a Member of Parliament is when to retire. I am confident that now is that time for me." said Van Loan. "I am proud of what I have accomplished, and I have never tired of the job. It is a tremendous honour to have the opportunity to serve in the House of Commons - but it is an even greater honour to be able to represent the people of York-Simcoe. The people of our community are hard-working, honest, proud Canadians, striving to build a brighter future for themselves and their families. I have been pleased to stand up for their interests for the past decade and a half."

Peter Van Loan plans to remain active in the community and in the Conservative Party. "I will be returning to working as a Party volunteer again - a role I first started in the 1975 provincial election. I plan to help elect the next Conservative MP for York-Simcoe, and I am enthusiastically looking forward to the success of the Conservative Party and Leader Andrew Scheer in winning the 2019 Federal Election."


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Van Loan will retire from the House of Commons effective Sept. 30.


The Canadian Press · Posted: Jul 29, 2018 6:40 PM ET | Last Updated: July 29



Former Conservative Government House Leader Peter Van Loan will be retiring from politics this fall. (Adrian Wyld/CANADIAN PRESS)


A longtime Conservative member of Parliament who once stood as then-prime minister Stephen Harper's Government House Leader is stepping away from politics.

Ontario MP Peter Van Loan told a gathering of supporters at his farm on Sunday that he will retire from the House of Commons, effective Sept. 30.

Van Loan was first elected in the riding of York-Simcoe in 2004. He became a cabinet minister in 2006 and remained in Harper's inner circle until 2015, when the Conservatives were defeated by the Trudeau Liberals.


While he also held portfolios in international trade, public safety, intergovernmental affairs and sports, it was as House Leader that Van Loan spent most of his time. It's also where he helped introduce some of the former government's most controversial legislation, including an ill-fated bill designed to ban women from wearing a niqab at citizenship ceremonies.

Van Loan also caused a near brawl in 2012 when he stormed across the floor of the House of Commons to confront New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen over an attempt by the NDP to have a vote on the then-Tory government's omnibus budget bill ruled invalid.

Born in Niagara Falls, Ont., Van Loan threw his support behind neighbouring Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch during the 2016 Conservative Party leadership race, when she proposed screening immigrants for Canadian values.


Conservative MP Peter Van Loan describes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's actions in the House of Commons from his seat near the fracas. 1:56

Andrew Scheer won the leadership contest, and Van Loan said in a statement Sunday he was looking forward to seeing him defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberals in next year's general election.

The statement said Van Loan will return to practising law as a partner with the Aird and Berlis firm.

"One of the most difficult decisions for a Member of Parliament is when to retire. I am confident that now is that time for me," Van Loan said in the statement.

"I am proud of what I have accomplished, and I have never tired of the job."


https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/van-loan-retirement-politics-parliament-1.4766431
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former House leader under Stephen Harper, Peter Van Loan, retiring from Commons

Peter Van Loan
Then-Government House Leader Peter Van Loan rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 1, 2015. (Justin Tang/ The Canadian Press)


The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, July 29, 2018 6:02PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 29, 2018 6:16PM EDT


OTTAWA - A longtime Conservative member of Parliament who once stood as then-prime minister Stephen Harper's Government House Leader is stepping away from politics.

Ontario MP Peter Van Loan told a gathering of supporters at his farm on Sunday that he will retire from the House of Commons, effective Sept. 30.

Van Loan was first elected in the riding of York-Simcoe in 2004. He became a cabinet minister in 2006 and remained in Harper's inner circle until 2015, when the Conservatives were defeated by the Trudeau Liberals.


While he also held portfolios in international trade, public safety, intergovernmental affairs and sports, it was as House Leader that Van Loan spent most of his time. It's also where he helped introduce some of the former government's most controversial legislation, including an ill-fated bill designed to ban women from wearing a niqab at citizenship ceremonies.

Van Loan also caused a near brawl in 2012 when he stormed across the floor of the House of Commons to confront New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen over an attempt by the NDP to have a vote on the then-Tory government's omnibus budget bill ruled invalid.

Born in Niagara Falls, Ont., Van Loan threw his support behind neighbouring Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch during the 2016 Conservative Party leadership race, when she proposed screening immigrants for Canadian values.


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/former-house-leader-under-stephen-harper-peter-van-loan-retiring-from-commons-1.4032697
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