Candice Bergen

Candice Bergen

Portage-Lisgar constituency report

Candice Bergen is the Conservative MP for Portage-Lisgar.

Recent articles of Candice Bergen

Letter to the editor

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Letter to the editor

Candice Bergen 2 minute read Monday, Jun. 20, 2016

MP responds to criticism

To the editor:

Re:  “Make use of rural Service Canada offices,” letter to the editor, May 25:

I found Ken Werbiski’s logic, and his criticism of me serving my constituents by hosting a one-stop passport clinic last month in Portage la Prairie, utter nonsense. I hesitated to reply to his assertion, that when I do my job, which is serving the people who elected me, it takes work away from others. This claim is ridiculous and flies in the face of any service an elected public office holder provides.   

Monday, Jun. 20, 2016

MP responds to criticism

To the editor:

Re:  “Make use of rural Service Canada offices,” letter to the editor, May 25:

I found Ken Werbiski’s logic, and his criticism of me serving my constituents by hosting a one-stop passport clinic last month in Portage la Prairie, utter nonsense. I hesitated to reply to his assertion, that when I do my job, which is serving the people who elected me, it takes work away from others. This claim is ridiculous and flies in the face of any service an elected public office holder provides.   

Mending the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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Mending the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Candice Bergen 2 minute read Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014

There has been much controversy surrounding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), provoked in part by commendable media reports highlighting abuses of the program.

I welcome the opportunity to explain the facts, and dispel some myths, about what the recent changes mean for individuals and businesses in the riding of Portage-Lisgar.

Our government’s goal is to mend the program, not end it. We’ve been clear that Canadians must be first in line for available jobs. Our reforms restore the TFWP to its original purpose as a last and limited resource for employers when there are no qualified Canadians to fill available jobs.

My office has received questions from many constituents across the riding about this issue and despite a commonly-held perception that the program exists to allow employers to hire large numbers of people from abroad to fill low-skilled positions at below Canadian wage rates, this is not the case.

Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014

Submitted photo
MP Candice Bergen (Portage-Lisgar) brought greetings on behalf of the
federal government at Canada Day celebrations at The Forks and in
Portage la Prairie on July 1.