Vis' View - Parliament Rises For Summer

After spending eight of the last nine weeks in Ottawa, it is great to be back in Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon spending time with family and reconnecting with constituents. It’s been a long spring session, but I am proud of the work my Conservative colleagues and I have done to hold the government to account and raise the voices of Canadians who can’t keep up with the cost of living. 

I look forward to spending this summer connecting with you and hearing more of your thoughts on the issues that matter most so that I can return to Ottawa this fall and keep being your voice in the House of Commons. 

Another Job-Killing Tax Hike 

Recently the government unveiled the full details of the capital gains tax increase proposed in Budget 2024. The government claims this tax hike will only affect 0.13% of Canadians, the “super wealthy.” Unfortunately for Canadians, that just isn’t true. In fact, the government claims just 44,000 people will be subject to the tax hike, but also admits 300,000 businesses will be affected. In reality, this hike will hit millions of small business owners and the millions of Canadians they employ. 

Many small business owners – this includes family physicians who own their practice – spend decades working to build their business, and their retirement plan relies on selling that business. Now, the government is looking to take even more from them when they do so. Invariably, this hike will drive away doctors – in a time when 6.5 million Canadians don’t have access to a family doctor – and drive small businesses to the United States. 

Family farms will be hit hard too. According to the Grain Growers of Canada, this change amounts to a 30% tax hike on farmers who want to pass on their farm to their children. This will mean higher food prices, in a time when Canadians are turning to food banks at record rates. 

WATCH: Member’s Statement highlighting the impacts this will have on family farms. 

WATCH: I asked the small business minister how she can support a tax hike that will decimate small businesses, but Chrystia Freeland wouldn’t allow the minister to speak for herself. 

What are your thoughts on the proposed changes to the capital gains tax? Let me know in this week’s survey. 

House of Commons Rises for the Summer 

Last Wednesday, the House of Commons adjourned for the summer. Over the last five months, my Conservative colleagues and I have been hard at work holding the Trudeau government to account for their high taxes, reckless spending, and corruption. 

We exposed historic corruption at Sustainable Development Technology Canada (the Green Slush Fund), on the ArriveScam app, and in government contracts with consultancy firm McKinsey. We also forced a non-confidence vote on the carbon tax, and forced Trudeau and his environment minister, Stephen Guilbeault, to release their secret carbon tax analysis that revealed the tax will cost Canada’s economy $30 billion a year by 2030. 

We also introduced a range of legislation, on issues including car theft, extortion, housing, and natural health products. We will continue to propose common sense solutions to the mess Justin Trudeau has created over the last 9 years. 

Over the next few months, I look forward to spending more time in Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon, hearing directly from you. I hope to see you at one of the many events taking place across our riding this summer! 

Liberals and Bloc Vote to Take a 3-Month Vacation 

Canada is facing a productivity and competition crisis. In 1984, Canada produced 88 per cent of the value generated by the U.S. economy per hour. By 2022, that figure had dropped to just 71 per cent. Our per person GDP is declining. Industries like groceries, telecoms, and air travel are controlled by a handful of massive corporations while small businesses shut their doors at an alarming rate. 

My Conservative colleagues and I were prepared to keep working throughout the summer to address these problems at the Industry Committee, but when we tabled a motion calling for just 5 additional meetings, the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois voted it down. 

Watch here. 

Parliamentarians Alleged to Have Colluded with Foreign Governments 

In a bombshell report from the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) tabled in the House on June 3, it was revealed that multiple current and former MPs and Senators had allegedly “wittingly” collaborated with foreign governments to undermine Canada’s democratic process.  

Another very concerning part of the report outlined that the People’s Republic of China and other foreign governments had interfered with Canadian media content via direct engagement with Canadian media executives and journalists. Media outlets should not be re-writing news content on behalf of foreign governments. 

Canadians are rightly appalled by this news, and they deserve answers. Any MP or Senator working on behalf of a foreign government does not belong in our Parliament. Conservatives continue to call on the government to release the names of the parliamentarians and for a full investigation by the RCMP. 

Last week, the House near-unanimously passed a motion calling for an expansion of the scope of the ongoing public inquiry on foreign interference to allow it to investigate this matter. While this is a good first step, it is not enough. The government must release the names of the parliamentarians who allegedly collaborated with foreign governments to undermine Canada’s democratic institutions. 

The Real Consequences of Legal Hard Drugs 

Last week I had another opportunity to question the government on the dangerous and failed hard drug legalization policy that has brought chaos and devastation to communities across British Columbia. After raising the many concerns I hear daily, the Liberal MP for Sherbrooke (Quebec) accused me of simply trying to get a social media clip. I was appalled. This is a serious issue that is costing the lives of thousands of British Columbians each year and her government has only made things worse.  

Watch the full exchange here. 

Canada Day 


I am looking forward to celebrating Canada Day with residents in Mt. Lehman, Mission, and Harrison Hot Springs! You can find below all of the Canada Day celebrations taking place across Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon. 




Mt. Lehman Canada Day Parade  

Mt. Lehman Rd  

9:00am – 11:00am  

Mission Canada Day Celebration  

Fraser River Heritage Park  

11:00am – 2:00pm  

Harrison Hot Springs Canada Day Celebration

Civic Plaza  

8:30am – 10:00pm  


Kent Canada Day Celebration  

Pioneer Park, Agassiz  

9:00am – 1:00pm  

Abbotsford Canada Day Celebration  

Abbotsford Exhibition Park  

11:00am – 10:00pm  

Boston Bar Canada Day Celebration  

Boston Bar Community Hall  


Lillooet Canada Day 2024  

Lillooet Downton Park  

11:00am – 2:00pm  

Cache Creek Canada Day Craze  

Cache Creek Recreation Park  

11:00am – 2:00pm  

Gold Bridge-Bridge River Valley Celebration  

Gold Bridge  


I hope you have an amazing Canada Day and party hard but do so safely! 

WATCH: My message that will air on CPAC on Canada Day 

Hearing from you 

In the last edition of Vis’ View, I asked for your thoughts on the Common Sense Conservative plan to stop extortion. In all I received 43 responses; thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey. 

This week, I want to hear your thoughts on the capital gains tax hike. Fill out my survey here. 

Your feedback is valued.  Please do not hesitate to contact my office to voice your concerns or seek assistance with any federal government programs at 604-814-5710 or [email protected]. I also encourage you to follow me on Facebook, X (Twitter)Instagram, and YouTube, where I post more frequent updates on my work as your MP. 

Thank you, 

Brad Vis, MP  
Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon