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Dan in Ottawa

Temporary foreign worker program

Jun 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

This past week the Government announced significant changes to many classifications within the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP). Reaction to these...

Courage and sacrifice

Jun 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

As I submit my MP reports on a weekly basis often the number of events that can occur within a seven day time frame are significant and difficult to fit into a...

Midnight sittings, drug recalls & gas tax

May 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week is another very active one in Ottawa. On Monday our Government tabled a motion to extend the House of Commons sitting hours until midnight each...

Keeping politics out of the office

May 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Last week was an unusually partisan one in the House of Commons - even by Ottawa standards. At issue was the Standing Committee on Procedure & House Affairs...

Presenting petitions

May 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

Last week a group of concerned local citizens dropped of a petition to my Penticton office on “The Right to Save Seeds”– this petition, signed...

Honouring our brave Canadians

May 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week will be a slightly shortened one in Ottawa as the House will be adjourned on Friday for Members of Parliament to attend National Day of Honour...

All opinions matter

Apr 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

If you have been following the Fair Elections Act debate in Ottawa you may have heard alarmist language applied from opposition and media that this bill is an...

Forced to relive a tragedy

Apr 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

One of many things I have learned in my time as a Member of Parliament is that when it comes to serious acts of senseless violence and the traumatic loss of...

The ins and outs of Parliament

Apr 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

Parliament Hill was rocked last week with the devastating news of the unexpected loss of our colleague, the Hon. Jim Flaherty. Media coverage on events in...

Foreign worker issues making headlines

Apr 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

The temporary foreign worker program has again made major headlines across British Columbia. This week complaints are centered on a number of fast food...

The end of the SIN card?

Apr 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

I have written in previous reports and spoken on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in the House of Commons. The feedback from constituents for a number of...

Building a bridge between communities

Mar 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Even as far away as Ottawa the success of the Westbank and Osoyoos First Nations in terms of investment and development are well known. From time to time I am...

Impact of trade on local economy

Mar 18, 2014 / 7:00 am

This is the second week of a two week break before the House of Commons resumes sitting on Monday, March 24th. Over the past many days I have travelled...

Free trade & South Korea

Mar 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week our Government announced that negotiations between Canada and South Korea on a free trade agreement have successfully concluded. As is often the case...

Debate on travel expenses and more

Mar 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

It is another very busy week in Ottawa with a large amount of different but important events that will be challenging to summarize all in this week's...

Invasive species costly to environment

Feb 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

Invasive species are sadly not new to Okanagan-Coquihalla. Cattle Ranchers have battled with the loss of valuable grazing lands on account of invasive weeds as...

A few points on Budget 2014

Feb 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

Each year the Federal Government, along with the Provinces & Territories bring down the annual budget for the upcoming fiscal period. That is always a much...

Recent events in Ottawa

Feb 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

For this week's MP report I am going to add some inside perspective on a few recent events that have occurred in Ottawa over the past few weeks. As many of...

Discussing services for Veterans

Feb 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

The last week has been a busy one on Parliament Hill with far too many topics to raise in the limited space of this week’s report. For that reason I would...

House of Commons resumes

Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

This will be a very busy week given that the House of Commons is again sitting. On Monday I was scheduled for a Member’s statement and was proud to...

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