September 26, 2018

Too much tax hurts tech sector

By Matt Jeneroux Canada is on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the emergence of the biotechnology industry. This revolution, where digital processes and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way products are made, is also coming at a time when Canada is experiencing a brain drain in our tech sector. A study published earlier this year by …

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September 7, 2018

MP Jeneroux named Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Communities & Urban Affairs

I’m honoured to be taking on the role as Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Communities & Urban Affairs after being appointed by our Leader Andrew Scheer. I am also eager to join the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as a Standing Member. With this new role, I’m looking forward to continuing to meet with stakeholders in Canada’s municipalities and infrastructure communities while …

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August 30, 2018

Federal Court of Appeal decision on Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion shows Canada is closed for business

Canadians taxpayers are the owners of a $4.5 billion pipeline that may never be built following a decision by the Federal Court of Appeal, said Matt Jeneroux, the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend. The Federal Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday, August 30 that the National Energy Board’s assessment of the expansion, which would carry bitumen from Alberta to …

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August 3, 2018

Appointed Innovation Experts are Liberal-friendly, records show

OTTAWA – MP Matt Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), Shadow Minister of Innovation, Science & Economic Development is questioning the method used by the federal Liberal government to select its six “innovation experts” who will lead a series of consultations on digital and data transformation. The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced Friday that it selected the six people to …

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August 1, 2018

Canada needs to better champion its innovative industries

Note: This opinion piece originally appeared in the Hill Times’ online edition on August 1, 2018. Canada is home to a highly innovative and reputable aerospace industry. This is an industry that developed the Canadarm, develops aircraft used around the world, and designs innovative technologies that are used worldwide. There are more than 400 aerospace firms in Canada, which employ …

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July 11, 2018

Petition: Terwillegar Drive upgrade

Terwillegar Drive, one of Edmonton’s busiest roads, is in need of upgrades to make it a freeway. The road is consistently clogged with commuter traffic. There have been many attempts over the past two decades to develop solutions to the growing traffic problem, but nothing beyond reports has materialized. The federal government recently pledged almost $40 million to expand the …

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July 3, 2018

MP Jeneroux’s letter to Minister Bains – driving investment out of Canada

Dear Minister Bains, I am writing to you on behalf of Canadians who want a vibrant, strong and burgeoning innovation sector in our country. In your mandate letter, the Prime Minister wrote: “your overarching goal will be to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.” As the Shadow …

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June 20, 2018

Analysis: Federal Liberal Marijuana Legislation impact on Edmonton Riverbend

On June 19, Canada’s Senate voted in favour of the government’s cannabis legalization bill. This legalizes the production, sale and consumption of cannabis as of October 17. The legalization of marijuana has been a topic of great conversation around the country and in our community. Residents of our community are curious about the role the government will play in the …

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June 18, 2018

About the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

The Trans Mountain pipeline first began shipping oil from Edmonton to Burnaby, British Columbia in 1953. 1 In 2012, the American parent company of the pipeline, Kinder Morgan, announced it would try to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline and began public consultations. In 2013, Kinder Morgan applied to the National Energy Board to expand the pipeline; anti-pipeline activists began protesting …

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