MP Report

Talking about suicide prevention

Sep 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

Over the past year, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has been actively encouraging all 308 members of Parliament to shine a light on suicide...

Minister of Industry working for Canadians

Sep 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

Over the course of the summer, our federal regional minister for British Columbia and Minister of Industry, the Honourable James Moore, has made several...

Keeping seniors active, informed, engaged

Aug 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

No matter your age staying informed, being engaged and keeping active in your community is vital for one’s general well being. It also makes the community...

Veterans never far from our minds

Aug 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

Veterans are never far from our minds and this August has been a particularly poignant time of remembrance. On August 4th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked...

Stable, predictable infrastructure funding

Aug 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

As part of the New Building Canada Plan, the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) is an important avenue of funding to help municipalities build and revitalize...

Support for clean technology in BC

Jul 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

On July 14th, our Government announced an investment of over $4.1 million under the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) for an innovative clean energy...

Helping caregivers

Jul 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

Before Parliament recessed to allow MPs to go back to work in their ridings, I had a meeting with Tammy Moore the Interim Chief Executive Officer for ALS...

Northern Gateway Project: next steps

Jun 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

The decision made on June 17th, 2014 by the federal government on the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal was one more step in a process that has significant...

Community update

May 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

New Horizons for Seniors Program 2014-2015 call for proposals for community-based projects The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that...

National Day of Honour

May 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

On May 9th, Canadians across the country will commemorate our military's mission in Afghanistan with a National Day of Honour. The National Day of Honour...

The Canadian health transfer

Apr 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

Our Government is committed to a publicly funded, universally accessible health care system founded on the principles of the Canada Health Act. In 2011, our...

Update: Kelowna to Vernon Rail Line

Mar 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

As you know, the railway discontinuance process has been top of mind for many folks in the Okanagan. Two weeks ago, I received an early phone call from Kelly...

Fair Elections Act and Voter ID

Mar 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

In response to Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, concerns have been raised that by removing the ability to vouch for someone at the ballot box, as the bill...

Balancing the federal budget

Feb 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Balancing the federal budget has a lot in common with balancing the family budget. We’ve been through some tough times so we’ve had to take out a...

Budget 2014

Feb 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

When my colleague the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue paid us a visit in January, we had the opportunity to visit Kelowna...

Light bulb efficiency

Jan 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

As innovators go, Thomas Edison can be counted as one of the greatest: he developed many devices that have impacted life as we know it including the phonograph,...

Local Vets win

Dec 7, 2013 / 5:00 am

On November 28th, I was pleased to be able to announce that Kelowna will be retaining a Veterans Affairs Client Service Agent in our community. The news came as...

WINNs of Change

Nov 16, 2013 / 5:00 am

Our Government recently announced the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative and I’m hopeful that the entrepreneurial engine that drives our local economy...

Saving the Line

Oct 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna to Vernon rail services ceased operating in July when Kelowna Pacific Railway (KPR) went into receivership. KPR was leasing the rail line from the...

October is Women's History Month

Oct 12, 2013 / 5:00 am

October is Women’s History Month in Canada and it was an honour and a pleasure this past week to host our new Minister for the Status of Women Canada and...