Arnold Viersen

Peace River — Westlock

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November 11, 2020

Erin O'Toole commemorates Remembrance Day

  OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Erin O'Toole, Leader of Canada's Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today released the following statement recognizing the sacrifice of all who served and those who continue to serve Canada:"This year, Remembrance Day may look a little different from what we're used to. COVID-19 has...

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November 04, 2020

Conservatives Pass Motion to Support Small and Medium Sized Businesses

  Ottawa, ON – Pat Kelly, Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business and Western Economic Development, and Philip Lawrence, Shadow Minister for National Revenue, released the following statement regarding the passage of the Conservative motion to support small and medium sized businesses: “Today, with the passage of our motion in the House of Commons, Conservatives...

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November 03, 2020

Erin O’Toole statement on support for small and medium sized businesses

Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today issued the following statement on the Conservative Opposition Day motion calling for better supports for small and medium sized businesses:“There is no Canadian economy without our small and medium sized businesses. It’s as...

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October 30, 2020

Conservatives have record breaking fundraising quarter

  The Conservative Party of Canada has released its quarterly fundraising report, and it’s a record breaking quarter with $5.6 million raised from nearly 40,000 Canadians. This fundraising quarter is Erin O’Toole’s first as Conservative Party leader, and is the best Q3 the Conservative Party has had in its history...

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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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