Arnold Viersen

Peace River — Westlock

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December 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on One Year Anniversary of the Detention of two Canadians

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued this statement marking the one year anniversary of the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor by the Chinese government:“A year ago today two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the Chinese...

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December 06, 2019

Andrew Scheer statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre

Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre:“There were 14 of them. They were young, smart, and filled with ambition. Exactly 30 years ago today, these young women were heading to university.“When...

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December 03, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on NATO Leaders Meeting

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued this statement ahead the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders Meeting today in London, United Kingdom: Since 1949, Canada has been a committed member of NATO. We have stood shoulder to shoulder with our allies in Europe...

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November 29, 2019

Andrew Scheer Announces Conservative Shadow Cabinet

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the Conservative Shadow Cabinet for the first session of the 43rd Parliament. “Our Conservative team is united, experienced and focused on finishing the job we started and replacing the Trudeau Liberals,” Scheer said. “The Shadow Cabinet...

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Arnold Viersen

Meet Your MP

Arnold Viersen was born in Barrhead, Alberta and grew up nearby in the rural community of Neerlandia with his five siblings. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and 4x4ing. His interest in small engines and automobiles led to his first job, washing cars at a local car dealership. 

After high school, Arnold apprenticed as an auto service technician and went on attain his journeyman ticket from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). He then moved to British Columbia, earning a business degree from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) while continuing his automotive career. 

In 2010, Arnold married Melissa Bredenhof and they eventually settled in Westlock County, close to his childhood home in Neerlandia. Arnold and Melissa have three children. As a family, they continue to enjoy the outdoors, adding snowmobiling, hiking, and gardening to their list of favourite activities. They are active in their local church and Arnold continues to be a member of the Barrhead Fish and Game Association. 

In October 2015, Arnold was elected as the Member of Parliament for Peace River—Westlock with 69% of the popular vote. He is a member of the Conservative caucus and a member of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee. In this Parliament, he tabled a motion asking the Health Committee to examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women, and men. In an unusual show of support, Arnold’s motion was seconded by the Conservatives, the Liberals and the NDP. 

As a member of the opposition, Arnold was honoured to be named the Deputy Critic of Rural Affairs. He is passionate about advocating for the rights and concerns of rural families, farms and industries in Alberta and across Canada.

 

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