MP Report

Tax relief

Jan 23, 2009 / 5:00 am

Governments around the world are facing the challenges of the global economy. With all the uproar in the United States it is easy to lose sight of Canada’s...

Protecting Canada’s future

Nov 20, 2008 / 11:39 am

We hear it every day right now: Canada is not immune from the effects of the global downturn around the world. As your MP, I know many of you are concerned...

Looking for funding?

Nov 5, 2008 / 5:00 am

This is my first column for Castanet since being re-elected. So, first and foremost, “Thank you” to all those who have given me the opportunity to continue...

Better consumer protection

May 31, 2008 / 5:00 am

There has been much concern in recent weeks about Bill C-51 which proposes amendments to the Food and Drugs Act to modernize the regulatory system for foods and...

Pain at the pumps

Apr 5, 2008 / 5:00 am

I received a call this week from one of my constituents. His concern was the rising cost of gasoline and the subsequent rise in the cost of goods, particularly...

International Women’s Day

Mar 7, 2008 / 1:00 pm

Yesterday marked International Women’s Day on Parliament Hill and what a special day it was. Eleven-year-old Alaina Podmorow, founder of Little Women for...

Seniors pension & White Cane Week

Feb 7, 2008 / 5:00 am

Canadian Seniors Need Not Worry About Pension Income Calculations Recently I met with some wonderful seniors in my constituency office who had some questions...

Our best citizens helping Afghanistan

Jan 24, 2008 / 5:00 am

This past week in the riding, I had the honor of hosting my colleague, Defence Minister, Peter MacKay. Freshly returned from spending Christmas with the troops...

Traveling to the United States

Dec 6, 2007 / 5:00 am

Constituents who are anticipating travel to the United States in the new year have been contacting my office with questions regarding the need for a passport....

The importance of the act of remembrance

Nov 8, 2007 / 5:00 am

There are heroes walking among us. They are Canada’s veterans and at this time of year we are given a special opportunity to show them our gratitude. Perhaps...

Food Safe Program For Wine

Oct 21, 2007 / 9:00 am

RON CANNAN NEWS RELEASE Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food...

Small business thriving

Oct 18, 2007 / 11:00 am

The Federal Government stands behind small business. Small businesses are thriving in British Columbia and our government is helping them expand beyond our...

Canada Student Loans Program

Sep 12, 2007 / 11:41 am

Government Asking For Your Input on Canada Student Loans Program I dropped off my youngest daughter last week for the first day of her last year of high school....

Child Care Choices

Jul 19, 2007 / 9:09 am

Toning Down the Rhetoric – Working Together To Provide Child Care Choices It’s great to be back in the riding for the summer and away from Ottawa where the...

Passport Service Streamlined

Jun 15, 2007 / 12:43 pm

New Bill of Rights, Ombudsman for Taxpayers Two announcements by the Government made in the past couple of weeks might be of interest to you. The first is the...

RCMP - Local Children

May 28, 2007 / 9:12 am

RCMP Continues its Good Work on Behalf of Local Children. On May 9th, local celebrities and numerous volunteers joined in with the RCMP at local McDonald’s...

New Horizons For Seniors

May 3, 2007 / 1:33 pm

New Horizons Program Engages Seniors, Strengthens Communities. Seniors are the fastest-growing population in the country and we need not look any further than...

Project Literacy Kelowna

Apr 19, 2007 / 11:28 am

Federal Government Supports Project Literacy Kelowna No doubt you have been told that Conservative governments do not support social programs or care about...

Supporting Women""s Programs

Mar 16, 2007 / 11:57 am

Supporting Women’s Programs to Strengthen Our Community As the Member of Parliament for Kelowna Lake Country and as a member of Canada’s New Government, I...

Autistic Families

Feb 28, 2007 / 6:13 am

Autistic Families Need Real Assistance Last week, on February 21st, the worst kind of political game was played out in the House of Commons. It was a game as...