• Parliament is an essential service

    Parliament is an essential pillar in our democracy and Members of Parliament are essential workers meaning we should be in Ottawa representing our constituents in a fully functional House of ...

  • Mental Health Matters: COVID-19

    It’s ok to feel sad, stressed, confused, or scared during a crisis. COVID-19 has placed significant strain on individuals and families across Canada, and we are all managing this stress and ...

  • John’s message on COVID-19

      John’s Message on COVID-19 Over the past number of weeks, we have all heard about the spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world. The virus has been a topic of great discussion in ...

Virtual Tour of Parliament

Each year, over 400,000 people tour the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, including many of my constituents from Macleod. However, since many people are unable to visit Ottawa in person, I am ...

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December column

Everyone has their favourite room. The Parliamentary Restaurant, the Senate, Hall of Honour, the Memorial Chamber and certainly the House of Commons. As I write this column and think about everything I am thankful for I am truly blessed to be sitting in one of my favourite rooms in the entire ... Full Article

Liberals have no plan to return to balance 2018

The Liberal’s have tabled their Fall Economic Statement for 2018. The Finance Minister confirmed the Liberals are borrowing $18 billion this year, and almost $20 billion next year, to pay for their out-of-control spending and they have no plan to balance the budget. Ever. The take away from ... Full Article

Toward a Safer Alberta – AB Rural Crime Task Force Report

Nearly one year ago, Conservative Members of Parliament representing constituencies across Alberta formed a dedicated Task Force to address the growing issue of rural crime. Over the last 12 months, these MPs have met with constituents, community groups, provincial representatives and law ... Full Article

Liberal Carbon Tax Scheme Unveiled

This week, the Liberals unveiled their job-killing carbon tax scheme, forcing Canadians living in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to pay Trudeau’s carbon tax. John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills, issued the following statement in response: “This carbon tax ... Full Article

MP Barlow’s Statement on TransMountain

FOOTHILLS, AB – The Trans Mountain pipeline is a critical project for Alberta, but also essential for our country and for our economy. With the Federal Court of Appeal ruling to overturn Ottawa’s approvals for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, this is quickly becoming the ... Full Article

Alberta families cannot afford the Liberal carbon tax

After months making the ridiculous argument a federal carbon tax would improve competitiveness, attract global investment and create new jobs Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is now admitting its proposed tax grab is a failure. Earlier this month Trudeau announced he was walking back on ... Full Article

Open Letter to Minister Lawrence MacAulay on CPTPP

July 24, 2018 The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food 1341 Baseline Road Tower 7, Floor 9, Room 149 Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C5 Dear Minister, Japan, Mexico and Singapore have now ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ... Full Article

Justin Trudeau is Failing Canadian Farmers

Ottawa, Ontario – As Members of Parliament return to their ridings for the summer recess, Conservative Shadow Ministers for Agriculture and Agri-Food, Luc Berthold and John Barlow, issued the following statement: “Justin Trudeau is failing Canadian farmers. Never in recent history has a ... Full Article

End of Spring Session

  End of Spring Session We have reached yet another end to our Parliamentary session. Looking back, I am proud to say that Canada’s Conservatives have worked hard on behalf of families across Canada. Our team was united and strong while we held Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to ... Full Article