I have been a proud member of Canada’s conservative movement since before our legacy parties united as the modern Conservative Party of Canada.
I believe that we are the last big-tent Party in federal politics, but I know from my experience being involved in Conservative politics, that we can only win when we are a strong and united party.
When tragedies such as the tragic killing of George Floyd seize the public attention, we are offered an opportunity.
It's an opportunity to respond by offering real solutions and real reform that make life better for everyone, and ensure that these tragedies do not happen again.
A society that seeks to instill good laws, must have an institution which can enforce them in a fair and just manner.
In Canada, calls to “defund the police” have begun to grow, echoing similar demands being put forward by activists in the United States following the horrific and tragic death of George Floyd.
**A note from MP Jeremy Patzer (Cypress Hills - Grasslands)**
As Westerners, we know that the sense of alienation felt across our region is nearing a crisis point.
It's more than a frustration. Many of us are seeing anger take root as decision after decision is made in Ottawa by a Government that does not seem to understand - or care about - the critical role the West plays in keeping Canada's economy strong.
This morning, hundreds of thousands of Canadians gathered in front of their computers to partake in worship services due to COVID-19 health restrictions.
As a whole, Canadians have followed our political leaders and health officials throughout this crisis and its devastation on our economy.