Scott ARMSTRONG

ARMSTRONG, Scott , B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
July 9, 1966
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Armstrong_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d34b2845-a4e3-457b-b0eb-e95ac232d51d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
educator, school principal

Parliamentary Career

November 9, 2009 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley (Nova Scotia)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development (September 19, 2013 - February 15, 2015)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Labour (February 16, 2015 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development (September 19, 2013 - February 15, 2015)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Labour (February 16, 2015 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 100)


June 19, 2015

Mr. Scott Armstrong (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Labour, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, our plan will help 100% of Canadians with children by expanding the universal child care benefit and implementing the family tax cut. Conversely, the Liberal Party's plan is to take away the universal child care benefit and the family tax cut.

The Liberal leader wrote his plan on the back of a napkin. He does not know the devastating consequences that it would have for Canadian families with children. The Liberal leader just is not ready to become prime minister of Canada.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Taxation
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June 17, 2015

Mr. Scott Armstrong (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak on how our Conservative government's national shipbuilding procurement strategy is creating literally thousands of high-paying jobs for Nova Scotians.

This week hundreds of prospective employees lined up at an Irving shipyards job fair in Dartmouth, looking for someone to say yes when they applied for a job.

This opportunity was provided to them by our Conservative government's investments at Irving. However, if the Liberals and the NDP have their way, these investments will stop and those thousands of jobs would disappear. High taxes lead to job cuts.

Our Conservative government will never let that happen. We will continue to focus on jobs, long-term prosperity, and economic growth.

Good luck to the people applying at Irving. Many more jobs are coming.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Shipbuilding Industry
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June 15, 2015

Mr. Scott Armstrong (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Labour, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, since April 1, 2011, Canada Mortage and Housing Corporation, CMHC, provides federal funding under the investment in affordable housing, IAH, which the Province of Quebec cost-shares and has the responsibility for the design and delivery of affordable housing programs to address their local housing needs and priorities. Funding information by municipality is available only for capital projects committed under the IAH. CMHC is not aware of any capital projects that would have received federal funding under the IAH in Terrebonne, Quebec. Assistance under the IAH provided directly to individuals, e.g., shelter allowance, is not available to CMHC by municipality. However, some of this funding may have been provided for housing located in Terrebonne, Quebec.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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June 15, 2015

Mr. Scott Armstrong (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Labour, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, data are not available at the constituency level. Furthermore, it is not possible to arrive at an accurate number of denied claims because some claims that do not become established initially could be put into pay with additional information.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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June 15, 2015

Mr. Scott Armstrong

Mr. Speaker, our government believes that Canadians should be considered first for all Canadian jobs. Last year we took decisive action to overhaul the temporary foreign worker program to make sure this principle applied across all industries, including Canadian airlines. Those new rules are giving Canadian pilots a fair shake at available jobs.

Under the temporary foreign worker program, we are strictly enforcing the reforms that we introduced last year. The penalties if a company violates this are quite severe. Employers must justify the need to hire foreign workers under every single circumstance. I assure the members of the House that the government is strictly enforcing these rules.

The temporary foreign worker program always puts Canadians first. It is intended to be used as a last and limited resort for employers when no qualified Canadian is available for the job.

Topic:   Adjournment Proceedings
Subtopic:   The Environment
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