Dan in Ottawa

Remember, CRA is waiting

Jan 17, 2019 / 6:00 am

January is the start of “income tax season” – the period until April 30 when your income taxes must be filed with the Canada Revenue Agency....

CPP complaints

Jan 10, 2019 / 11:00 am

Your CPP take-home pay will eventually go up, but it'll cost you. Last week, I wrote about higher CPP premiums that will increase from 4.95 per cent up to...

There's only one taxpayer

Jan 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

It was not long into the new year when a citizen shared with me an email they received from their employer stating: Statutory Canada Pension Plan (CPP)...

Air-passenger protection?

Dec 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

Earlier this week, the federal government announced the most recent update on the proposed air passenger protection regulations. Although this current proposal...

Laws, they are a'changing

Dec 13, 2018 / 11:00 am

This is the final week the House of Commons will sit for 2018 before resuming in late January. This week will also be the last time the current 42nd Parliament...

Illegal or irregular?

Dec 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

There are unusual things happening in Canada right now. This week, we learned that a song written in 1944, Baby It’s Cold Outside, will no longer be...

Another broken Lib promise

Nov 29, 2018 / 11:00 am

During the 2015 election campaign Justin Trudeau made a promise, and I quote directly: "In 2019/20, we will balance the budget.” Last Thursday,...

Report a game changer?

Nov 22, 2018 / 6:00 am

I hosted a community town hall in West Kelowna, last Friday. I host these forums so citizens can hold me to account and so I can hear what concerns are on...

StatsCan wants banking info

Nov 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

Canadians are concerned that Statistics Canada wants to take their banking information without their permission. In my late October MP report, I referred to the...

Carbon tax disaster

Nov 8, 2018 / 6:00 am

There was more attention than usual on U.S. politics this week as many watched the results of the U.S. mid-term elections. In Washington State, there also was a...

Libs' tactics Orwellian

Nov 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

I have been overwhelmed by citizens asking what can be summarized by the following question: “Is it true that Statistics Canada is demanding access to...

B.C. misses tax break

Oct 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

You may have seen or heard media reports regarding a carbon tax rebate plan announced by the Trudeau Liberal Government. What is this new carbon tax rebate...

Crude plan for oil delivery

Oct 18, 2018 / 4:00 pm

The National Energy Board reported in June that crude oil-by-rail exports from Canada set a new record of 204,558 barrels a day. Industry analysts predict that...

Bank without infrastructure

Oct 11, 2018 / 6:00 am

With so much Canadian media reporting on the recent appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, many Canadian stories got lost in the shuffle. One story I...

Is the price too high?

Oct 4, 2018 / 11:00 am

Canadians learned this week that Canada has negotiated a draft NAFTA agreement with the United States and Mexico. The new agreement, subject to ratification, is...

Opposition targets Liberals

Sep 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

An unusual event occurred in the House of Commons, this week. On Tuesday, the Conservative Official Opposition tabled a motion: “That, given the Prime...

Canada at cross roads

Sep 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

I was recently honoured to be named as the Opposition shadow minister for innovation, science, economic development and internal trade. This new role is one I...

Immigration fuels frustration

Sep 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

One local concern I am hearing more about is the growing frustration from those waiting for applications to be processed related to citizenship and immigration...

PM's effort came up short

Sep 6, 2018 / 11:00 am

Early last week, the federal minister of natural resources stated his Liberal government had “done extensive consultation” and had gone "beyond...

PM playing games?

Aug 30, 2018 / 11:00 am

If you have been following Ottawa-based politics, you may have heard speculation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might prorogue the House of Commons, as the...

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