Arnold Viersen, Member of Parliament for Peace River–Westlock, confirmed today that he will be running in the 2019 federal election.
“Canadians will have a clear choice this fall between the Liberal plan to tax and spend or the Conservative plan to help Canadians get ahead,” said Mr. Viersen. “One thing is very clear: Alberta needs representatives who will be strong advocates in Ottawa for our way of life. I am running again to ensure that Northern Alberta has a homegrown voice standing up for the things we care about, including resource development, farming, and firearms ownership.”
Mr. Viersen has served the riding of Peace River–Westlock since 2015. In addition to serving his constituents and communities, he has been a member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs and has served two years as Deputy Rural Affairs Critic and two years as Deputy Critic of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED).
In 2016, Mr. Viersen introduced motion M-47, asking the Health Committee to study the health effects of access to online pornography. His motion was adopted unanimously by Parliament. This spring, he tabled Bill C-463, Putting Victims First, which seeks to establish reverse onus for bail on people charged with human trafficking.
There is still a lot of work to do. Arnold is honoured by the trust his constituents have given him and he is committed to representing their voices in Ottawa.