Andrew SAXTON

SAXTON, Andrew, B.A

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
North Vancouver (British Columbia)
Birth Date
March 11, 1964
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Saxton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f66407a4-934e-4c46-b524-b4dacd035ceb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
banker, businessman

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification (May 25, 2011 - September 18, 2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification (May 25, 2011 - September 18, 2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 120)


May 29, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is our Conservative government that has fought for seniors. We have increased the GIS by the largest amount in a quarter century. The opposition members voted against it. We have introduced pension income splitting for seniors. They voted against it.

Economic action plan 2015 introduces even more support for seniors, such as the new home accessibility tax credit, more compassionate care benefits, and lower required RRIF withdrawals. Those members want to raise taxes on seniors. We are putting money back into the pockets of Canadian seniors.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Pensions
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May 29, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we sympathize with those Canadians who have lost their jobs.

Our Conservative government is focused on what matters to Canadians: jobs and economic growth. Nevertheless, Canada's overall job growth record since the depth of the global recession is among the best in the G7 countries, with over 1.2 million net new jobs created, and they are overwhelmingly full-time, high-wage, and private sector jobs.

As we have always said, Canada is not immune to the global economic challenges beyond our borders. We will continue to reject the Liberal and NDP policy to hike payroll taxes dramatically, and also the NDP's risky high-tax and debt scheme, which would kill jobs and hurt the Canadian economy.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment
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May 29, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, our Conservative government is focused on what matters to Canadians: helping families make ends meet by lowering taxes and protecting and creating jobs. Since coming to office, our government has had one of the best job creation records in the G7, and we are leading in economic growth.

While we are focused on creating jobs, the Liberal leader's only solution is raising taxes. Members do not have to take my word for it, this is what he said, “We're looking at an expansion and a mandatory expansion of the CPP of the type that Kathleen Wynne put forward in Ontario”. For people earning $60,000, that means an extra $1,000 in taxes every year that they will have to pay under his scheme.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment
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May 29, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this is a further indication of global economic uncertainty and how it is affecting Canada, which is why we must continue with our low-tax plan for jobs and growth, a plan that is working. Since the depths of the recession, over 1.2 million net new jobs have been created. These are overwhelmingly full-time private sector jobs in high-wage industries.

However, the Liberal leader's proposed dramatic payroll tax would kill jobs in Canada. In fact, the CFIB survey of employers in Ontario said that 69% would have to freeze or cut salaries, and 53% would have to lay off workers if this were to happen.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment
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May 29, 2015

Mr. Andrew Saxton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, since coming to office, our government has had one of the best job-creation records in the G7, and we are leading in economic growth.

While we are focused on creating jobs, the Liberals are pushing a high-tax, high-debt agenda that will threaten jobs and set working families back. Their leader even said, “We’re looking at an expansion and a mandatory expansion of the CPP of the type that Kathleen Wynne put forward in Ontario”. For people earning $60,000, that means an extra $1,000 of tax that they will have to pay each year.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Economy
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