Diane Finley

Haldimand—Norfolk

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October 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer will introduce EI leave benefits for adoptive parents

A new Conservative government will also boost the Adoption Expense Tax Credit Andrew Scheer will make it easier for Canadian families to welcome a new child into their home by introducing EI adoption leave benefits for adoptive parents and boosting the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, David Sweet, the Conservative candidate...

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October 09, 2019

Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted to lower taxes for Canadians

Trudeau has already raised taxes on more than 80% of middle-class families Today Justin Trudeau announced that a re-elected Liberal government will immediately introduce legislation to lower taxes for the middle-class. But just like in 2015, Trudeau is lying. He will not lower taxes for middle-class families, he is not...

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October 09, 2019

A new Conservative government will close the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement

Scheer to restore order, fairness, and compassion to Canada’s immigration system A new Conservative government will restore public confidence in Canada’s immigration system by stopping the flow of illegal border crossers from the United States and prioritizing newcomers from the world’s most dangerous countries, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said. “Canadians’...

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October 09, 2019

Trudeau’s not-so-hidden agenda: Legalizing hard drugs

Trudeau refused to rule out legalizing more drugs in TVA debate Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have left the door wide open to legalizing hard drugs in Canada if re-elected. Trudeau refused to rule out the possibility during the TVA debate saying he wouldn’t legalize hard drugs “right now”. Here is what...

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Diane Finley

Meet The Candidate

Diane-Finley.jpgDiane Finley was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.


Diane passionately represents the beautiful riding of Haldimand-Norfolk, home to over 150 kilometers of Lake Erie shorelines, the historic Grand River, Canada’s most agriculturally diverse farmland, and some of the friendliest, hardworking and generous people in all of Canada.


In August 2017, Andrew Scheer, the new Conservative Party Leader, asked Diane to continue in her position of Caucus-Party Liaison in preparation for the 2019 Election. She was also appointed to the House Leadership Team and the Planning and Priorities Committee, the Leader’s official decision-making forum.


When first elected in 2004, Diane was named Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture and Agrifood. From 2006 to 2015, she served in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Cabinet as Minister of Human Resources & Skills Development, Minister Responsible for CMHC, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, Minister of Public Works & Government Services, and also as Canada’s Receiver General. Additionally, Diane served as The Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario (the Prime Minister’s lieutenant) from 2008 to 2015.


Following the 2015 General Election, Diane was named the official Liaison between the Caucus and the Conservative Party, and was also appointed Deputy Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. In April 2016, she was named Shadow Minister for this portfolio. As Caucus-Party Liaison, she played a significant role in conducting the cross-Canada post-election review of the Conservative Party’s 2015 campaign, and served on the Party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee that set and monitored the rules.


Prior to her election, Diane held senior positions in both the public and private sectors encompassing health care, transportation, agricultural equipment manufacturing, printing and publishing, and aviation.


Ms. Finley has a BA in Administrative Studies and an... Read Bio