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Dan in Ottawa

Is it time to wind down stimulus spending?

Jan 20, 2022 / 11:00 am

This week, Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) released the 2021 economic and fiscal update report for parliamentarians. The reports tells us that...

Plenty of reasons to oppose a suggested new home equity tax

Jan 13, 2022 / 11:00 am

Recently, my email inbox, as well as a significant number of calls to my office, raised significant opposition to a proposed annual home equity tax. The...

Canadians face increases in the employment insurance premiums they pay

Jan 6, 2022 / 11:00 am

In a recent report, I referenced an exchange I had in June 2020 with the employment, workforce development and disability inclusion minister. In the exchange I...

MP says the amount of parliamentary sittings must increase

Dec 23, 2021 / 11:00 am

Last week was the final sitting of the House of Commons before the winter break. As is often the case, the government is typically in a hurry to pass certain...

MP has concerns about latest federal fiscal update

Dec 16, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week will be the last week the House of Commons sits before the winter break. It is frustrating, as the House of Commons only began sitting less than a...

Diplomatic boycott does not mean our athletes will stay home

Dec 9, 2021 / 11:00 am

Earlier this week, many saw the media headline “Trudeau Announces Boycott of Beijing Olympics.” This early headline led to some confusion before...

Ottawa needs to redefine what 'being there' for hard-hit communities means

Dec 2, 2021 / 11:00 am

At the time of writing this week’s report, Merritt, Princeton and the surrounding areas, including Indigenous communities in these regions, are once again...

Albas asks if MPs need to be present in the House of Commons to participate

Nov 25, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week, more than two months since the September federal election, the House of Commons is finally back in session. The first order of business is always to...

MP says he, and the federal government, are ready to help flood victims

Nov 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

There is a saying in social media—“I can’t un-see that”—often associated with online posts the depict some sort of rarely seen,...

Prime Minister needs to consult provinces on emissions caps

Nov 11, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week it was the leader of the official Opposition's turn to announce his appointments of shadow cabinet critics in the new Parliament. I was honoured...

MP thanks community for support to get international flights back to YLW

Nov 4, 2021 / 11:00 am

In last week’s report I referenced the closure of the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) to international flights and asked: “Do you support the...

MPs not slated to return to Parliament until late November

Oct 28, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally announced his new cabinet, after waiting more than a month since the Sept. 20 election. Not unlike what occurred...

Did CMHC go too far in recent information gathering?

Oct 21, 2021 / 11:00 am

It was in an October 2018 MP Report that I referenced serious concerns raised by residents on news that Statistics Canada was demanding access to certain...

MP says he's being asked when Parliament will return

Oct 14, 2021 / 11:00 am

Normally the House of Commons is back in session during the third week in September, meaning we would be well into the fall session by now. Obviously with Prime...

Full vaccination needed for air, train, marine travel as of Oct. 30

Oct 7, 2021 / 11:00 am

Before I begin this week’s report, I would like to confirm that my long-standing policy of not commenting on the personal decisions of other Members of...

Federal employee vaccine mandate raises questions

Sep 30, 2021 / 11:00 am

Normally during the third week of September, all MP's would be heading back to Ottawa as the House of Commons would resume the fall sitting. This year,...

Despite the election, little has changed in Parliament

Sep 23, 2021 / 11:00 am

My last report to you as your Member of Parliament was Aug. 12. While that was just six weeks ago it is remarkable what has happened in that time. Locally we...

Concerned about Canada

Aug 12, 2021 / 11:00 am

In my report last week, I covered recent speculation out of Ottawa on reports of an election writ being dropped, potentially this week, creating an early fall...

Election within days?

Aug 5, 2021 / 11:00 am

If you follow the rumours out of Ottawa, it has been reported, as early as Aug. 8, the prime minister will request our new governor general, Mary Simon,...

Vaccine passport questions

Jul 29, 2021 / 11:00 am

As my summer listening tour continues around the riding of Central Okanagan–Similkameen–Nicola (COSN), one topic that I continue to hear being...

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