Conservatives Call for Action

In response to the Federal Court’s ruling that the Trudeau government’s use of the Emergencies Act in 2022 was illegal and unconstitutional, members of the Conservative party on the Justice Committee have called for immediate action. 

“The court ruling officially confirms that, by employing the Emergencies Act, the Trudeau government broke the law and treated the rights and freedoms of Canadians as expendable,” the Conservative MPs wrote.

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MP Van Popta endorses students' call for more recycle-friendly trash bins

Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta has endorsed a campaign by Grade 7 students at Fort Langley Elementary to eliminate single-waste garbage cans in favour of multiple-source collection bins that allow sorting and encourage recycling at all federal parks and buildings in Canada.

“This is a great initiative and highlights the work that needs to be done on all levels of government to improve waste management in our parks,” Van Popta commented, following a meeting with the students in late May.

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New Canadians take the oath at historic Fort Langley

"Forty new Canadians from 16 countries were sworn in on Canada Day at historic Fort Langley.

Then, they were greeted, one by one, by Langley Township Mayor Eric Woodward and Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta."

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MP Tako van Popta Hosts Tree Seedling Giveaway

In keeping a tradition alive that was started decades ago by the late MP Mark Warawa, the current Langley-Aldergrove MP was out Saturday, June 3 giving away plants.

Specifically, Tako van Popta was giving away seedling or starter native to the region, a project he takes on each spring, in conjunction with the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS).

“This yearly event is a great way to restore beauty and forestation to the earth one yard at a time, and also gives me a welcome opportunity to connect with my constituents,” he said.

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MP Tako van Popta Hosts Forum on MAiD & Mental Illness

“Despite mounting outcry from mental health experts, the federal government is planning to expand medical assistance in dying (MAiD) to vulnerable Canadians whose sole underlying condition is a mental illness,” criticized van Popta.

“There is lots of work to be done to protect the vulnerable in our society and provide the suffering with hope for a better tomorrow, and the support needed to live through today. These two men are at the forefront of that cause and I thank them for their advocacy,” concluded the local MP.

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MP van Popta to host annual Tree Seedling Giveaway



How Do We Tackle the Housing Crisis?

"The housing supply-and-demand balance has been under significant strain for years, but recently this issue has grown exponentially. Just last year, the CMHC reported that the Liberal government will fall short of its 2030 deadline to address the housing crisis by over 2 million units.

Last year also saw a new record for Canada’s population growth, as one million new permanent and temporary residents were welcomed in."

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MP van Popta on Needed Bail Reform

"A small number of dangerous repeat violent offenders are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime, and in B.C. alone, about 200 frequent offenders were collectively involved in 11,600 confrontations with the police within the span of a year.

At justice committee, I asked OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique what impact the Liberal Bill C-75 has had on law enforcement officers. This bill was passed in 2018 and made it easier for violent criminals to receive bail.

He informed me that between the years of 2018 and 2022 in Ontario, there was a 72-per-cent increase in violent crimes committed by repeat violent offenders who were on bail."


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Tako van Popta Opposes Overreach in C-11

"Clearly, this legislation undermines Canadians' fundamental rights and freedoms and puts their civil liberties at risk. The passage of Bill C-11 would enable government censorship, empowering the Liberals to amplify voices it deems favorable and quiet those it does not."


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MP van Popta questions government relationship with McKinsey

"This week, Radio-Canada arrived at its own tally of federal contracts awarded to McKinsey since Mr. Trudeau’s government was first elected in 2015: While the firm earned a mere $2.2-million in federal government work when Stephen Harper’s Conservatives were in power between 2006 and 2015, it has pocketed more than $66-million in less than seven years under the Liberals.

And even that sum, Radio-Canada conceded, does not provide a complete picture, since it leaves out contracts awarded by Crown corporations such as the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada. The government’s response to an order paper question submitted by Conservative MP Tako Van Popta included $84-million in federal payments to McKinsey in the 18 months up to November on various contracts. That total includes payments to BDC and EDC."


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