Leona ALLESLEV

ALLESLEV, Leona

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Aurora--Oak Ridges--Richmond Hill (Ontario)
Birth Date
March 16, 1968
Website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/ProfileMP.aspx?Key=214352&Language=E
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6322565a-d236-4124-81f3-d869f865f7ef&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Leona.Alleslev@parl.gc.ca
Profession
businesswoman, management consultant, military

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Aurora--Oak Ridges--Richmond Hill (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement (December 2, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 57)


June 18, 2019

Ms. Leona Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, for months the government has defended its lack of progress with China by claiming that it has built a coalition of countries who support freeing two Canadians from a Chinese prison. While a consensus among friends is helpful, the Prime Minister has yet to translate this global support into action. It rests with the Prime Minister to step up himself and demonstrate we are serious when dealing with China.

When will the Prime Minister act to break this deadlock with China and free our wrongfully imprisoned Canadians?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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June 18, 2019

Ms. Leona Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it has become obvious the Prime Minister is not taken seriously on the world stage. While the Liberals try to justify his disastrous foreign diplomacy, the Prime Minister inevitably makes another misstep that further erodes Canada's reputation. The result is that Canada has never been more alone.

Canada's economy and prosperity depend on trade and trade is all about relationships. Failed diplomacy is failed trade. That is why this meeting with the U.S. President this week is important. It is an opportunity for the Prime Minister to repair a strained relationship and advance Canada's interests.

Canadians imprisoned in China, softwood lumber, a guarantee of no new U.S. national security tariffs, improved defence and security, and Canada's Arctic sovereignty must all be addressed. Canada and the United States must resolve our differences and unite to face the common threats to our freedom and democracy.

Canada needs a Prime Minister who will rise to the challenge in Washington. There is much at stake.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Canada–U.S. Relations
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June 18, 2019

Ms. Leona Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, CPC)

Madam Speaker, there are two key elements we need to discuss at this moment. The first is with respect to the closure of this debate. It undermines our democracy on something of this nature of significance.

Over 10% of our GDP comes from the resource industry, of which oil and gas is critical. This debate is on how we get our oil and gas to market. Therefore, I would like to understand how we can justify limiting a debate on such a significant issue.

The second point has to do with the bill itself. We have two standards for either ends of the coasts. We have the most environmentally friendly oil practices in the world, yet the government is allowing all kinds of jurisdictions to send oil that is far less environmentally friendly by tanker to our east coast. However, the Liberals are putting a ban on how our west coast would get our environmentally friendly oil to market.

I want to understand how the Liberals are justifying shutting down the debate on something that has such a significant impact on Canada and why—

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
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June 17, 2019

Ms. Leona Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, when will we see the Prime Minister stand for our sovereignty?

Canadians are concerned about the Prime Minister's ability to convince the U.S. President when he meets with him this week to act with Canada to free two Canadians from a Chinese prison. The Prime Minister consistently fails Canadians in our global relationships and, in particular, with China to the point where the Chinese President has said that he will not meet with the Prime Minister during the G20.

With lives hanging in the balance, will the Prime Minister secure the support of the U.S. President to help release our imprisoned Canadians in China?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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June 14, 2019

Ms. Leona Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill, CPC)

However, Mr. Speaker, he is not going to actually meet the targets.

The Parliamentary Budget Officer has confirmed what the Conservatives have been saying all along; that the Liberal carbon tax is a cash grab, not a climate change plan. The Prime Minister has tried to hide the real cost of his carbon tax, but the PBO has laid out the truth. The cost of gasoline would rise by at least 25¢ per litre.

When Canadians are trying to get ahead, not just get by, will the Prime Minister tell Canadians how much the full and final cost of this carbon tax will be?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Carbon Pricing
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