Reality TV star and Tory leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary said he can end the current economic malaise in Newfoundland and Labrador, during a visit to the province Thursday.
O’Leary is making campaign stops in St. John’s and Gander, the first of a cross-Canada tour.
Before his events, he went on CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show to pitch his economic plan for the country and for the Atlantic Canada region — which unanimously rejected the Conservatives in the last federal election.
“What I’ve said to Newfoundland and what I’ve said to all Atlantic Canada is that I would invest more money here. If I can spend a dollar to create a job, I’ll spend more,” O’Leary said on the show.
“I want to grow Atlantic Canada at three per cent. You show me what you want to create jobs and I’ll invest. That’s the plan.”READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
Toronto, ON – Today, Kevin O’Leary issued the following statement:
“When I decided to enter the Conservative Leadership Race I made a pledge to always put integrity before politics, and to stand up for what is right, even if it is politically the more difficult thing to do. Today, unfortunately, I must shed the light of transparency on something I have discovered within our own Party.
It has been brought to my campaign’s attention that there are backroom organizers who are committing wide-spread vote rigging and potentially breaking our electoral and financing laws to try to buy a Leadership victory.
In an attempt to protect against this kind of fraud, the Party has strict leadership rules in place requiring all memberships to be purchased by individuals using either personal cheques or personal credit cards. However, we have been informed that to get around these rules, campaign activists are using untraceable prepaid credit cards to sign up fake members, possibly without these individuals even knowing about it. Beyond the legalities of this, it is completely immoral, and extremely unfair to the tens of thousands of real Party members that will have the impact of their votes weakened.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
Toronto, ON – Today, Kevin O’Leary, Leadership Candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada, announced that corporate welfare and irresponsible business bailouts will be over under an O’Leary government. After Justin Trudeau threw borrowed money at Bombardier and moved the country even further away from a balanced budget, O’Leary announced that under his Leadership, any industry that requires federal money must meet two strict conditions: 1) issuance of a productivity dividend; and, 2) a return on investment for Canadians.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that Canadians’ hard earned tax dollars are being wasted on companies, like Bombardier, with no benefit to them. Trudeau made a bad deal, and Canadians are left paying the price,” said O’Leary. “Trudeau didn’t use this money to protect the over 2,000 people in Canada that Bombardier is laying off. Instead, he is basically rewarding them,” O’Leary noted.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary may have been late to the gate, but he’s already leading the race to succeed Stephen Harper, edging out Maxime Bernier and opening a significant lead over Kellie Leitch, according to a new poll conducted by Mainstreet Research.
The first poll from the iPolitics CPC Leadership Tracker, powered by Mainstreet Research, was conducted between January 5 and February 3, sampling 5,487 Conservative members. It suggests O’Leary is the membership’s first choice, followed by Bernier and Leitch.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
HALIFAX — Kevin O’Leary — who drummed up headlines last month when he targeted Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne — has launched an aggressive attack on another Liberal premier.
In an “open letter” to Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil on Facebook Wednesday, O’Leary said the province’s economy is being strangled by high taxes and policies that discourage natural gas and oil exploration.
The reality TV show host and Conservative leadership candidate said he spoke to many people about the poor economy when he was in Halifax last weekend for a debate.
He said Nova Scotia has some of Canada’s highest tax rates and one of the lowest economic outputs, and said that is not a coincidence.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
Halifax, NS – Tonight, Kevin O’Leary illustrated to Canadians that he is the only candidate in the Conservative Party Leadership Race able to beat Justin Trudeau in 2019. O’Leary demonstrated that to win in 2019, the Conservative Party needs a Leader with international business experience, who can create jobs and grow the economy.
“I’m not a career politician but I know how to get things done,” O’Leary noted. “With straight talk and determined action, based on the goals and metrics of business, I can get growth going again.”
The debate attendance swelled when Mr. O’Leary announced his participation in the debate. The crowd was so large that organizers had to create an overflow room so all attendees could watch the debate live.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
Hi Premier Wynne,
I kicked off my campaign to become Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada a couple of weeks ago, and have been traveling the country meeting with Canadians. I have to bring on a lot of new members if I am going to win this thing and defeat your buddy Justin Trudeau in 2019.
I recently did some events in Ottawa, and I’m pleased to say that the meeting hall was packed — young people came out by the hundreds. It seems they are getting a little antsy about the fact that Ontario’s economy is grinding to a halt. (These pesky kids, the next thing you know, they’re all going to want jobs!) I know you are not spending any time worrying about them. You’re too busy dreaming up new taxes in Ontario, buying carbon credits from California and wasting our money on foreign “green tech” deals, that go nowhere.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
Toronto – Yesterday afternoon, the Kevin O’Leary Leadership campaign put out a challenge to the Conservative faithful to raise $25,000 in 24-hours. Today, the campaign is encouraged to announce that challenge far exceeded the goal, raising a total of $183, 963.51 in what could be considered ONE OF the most successful grassroots political fundraising campaigns in Canadian history.
“I want to thank all the dedicated donors who on believe in our campaign and believe in Canada. This shows the clear momentum and motivation of Canadians that want to see Justin Trudeau out of office,” O’Leary stated. “This morning Justin made changes to campaign financing in the wake of his shameful record of cash for access, I’m here to put him on notice that Canadians won’t stand for this anymore,” he concluded.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
He might be known as the “tough guy” on Shark Tank but Kevin O’Leary shows his softer side during an emotional interview with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey. Officially announcing his decision to run for Canada’s Conservative Party leadership in early January, “Mr. Wonderful” lets us in on the private conversations that happened with his loved […]READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS
Toronto – Today Kevin O’Leary, Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Candidate, issued the following statement in response to the proposed changes to political fundraising and contribution rules:
“I find it a little more than suspicious that Trudeau would drop these changes in the middle of the Conservative Party’s Leadership Campaign.
“I will not take his motivations seriously until he does something about the questionable dealings of the Trudeau Foundation. That organization’s, ties to foreign donors who could be trying to influence government policy simply stinks.READ FULL STORY / EN VOIR PLUS