Dan in Ottawa

A one-dose summer

May 13, 2021 / 10:57 am

The Prime Minister created a bit of a stir in Ottawa this week when he announced his latest sound bite that Canadians can enjoy a "one-dose summer.”...

Pipeline politics

May 6, 2021 / 6:00 am

In November 2016, a common media headline was “Trudeau kills Northern Gateway pipeline” after the PM announced his government would not continue...

Solution bad as problem?

Apr 29, 2021 / 11:00 am

I want to share part of a conversation I once had with a now-retired provincial cabinet minister. The former minister said one of the challenges in government,...

Federal budget overview

Apr 22, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week, the Liberal government tabled its first budget in more than two years. In her budget speech, the Finance Minister stated that we must build "a...

Boaters heed this

Apr 15, 2021 / 11:00 am

Proposed changes to boating regulations may be costly for boat owners. Boaters who operate motor-driven boats and are required to hold a Transport Canada...

Want a COVID passport?

Apr 8, 2021 / 11:00 am

f you have lived in the Okanagan long enough, chances are you may have come across the odd sign at a local business that reads: “No shirt, no shoes, no...

Accountability under threat

Apr 1, 2021 / 11:00 am

In November 2015, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote an open letter to Canadians. In that letter among other promises the PM offered this:...

We need re-opening plan

Mar 25, 2021 / 11:00 am

The Conservative opposition party tabled an opposition day motion in the virtual House of Commons, this week. It called for the Liberal government to introduce...

Target gun smuggling

Mar 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

Last month I did a report on Bill C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms). This report touched on the...

Dealing with plastic waste

Mar 11, 2021 / 11:00 am

In October, I wrote about the proposed ban of some single-use plastics announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at that time. This government proposes, by the...

COVID programs overspent

Mar 4, 2021 / 11:00 am

It was a little over one year ago, March 9, 2020, that Canada announced its first documented COVID-19 related death. Today, there are now more than 22,000...

PM fires another blank

Feb 25, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week’s report is about Bill C-21: “An act to amend certain acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms).” In May last...

Deny murderer parole

Feb 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

Seven years ago I hand delivered a petition from more than 15,000 concerned Okanagan citizens (15,258 to be exact) to former Conservative Justice Minister...

Libs want public 'distracted'

Feb 11, 2021 / 6:00 am

One interesting aspect about a minority government is the ability for the opposition parties to out vote the government in parliamentary committees. In Ottawa,...

Lack of supply, again

Feb 4, 2021 / 11:00 am

We have witnessed firsthand the challenges of COVID vaccine administration due to lack of procurement supply from the Trudeau Liberal government. To put this in...

PM hid unpalatable truth

Jan 28, 2021 / 11:00 am

Documents tabled in the House of Commons from Global Affairs Canada Jan. 25 revealed some troubling information. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at a...

PM's failure of leadership

Jan 21, 2021 / 6:00 am

By the time you read this, newly sworn in U.S. President Joe Biden, may well have signed an executive order rescinding the construction permit for the Keystone...

Vaccine: Difficult choices

Jan 14, 2021 / 11:00 am

Canada got some good news this week — the country is getting an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, this...

Waiting for the vaccine

Jan 7, 2021 / 1:00 pm

By now, you have heard that COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed worldwide, including in Canada. Two vaccines have been approved for use by Health Canada...

A COVID Christmas

Dec 24, 2020 / 11:00 am

As Canadians prepare for a 2020 holiday season unlike any other, we are all feeling the collective impacts of travel restrictions. For some, this may be the...