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More bad news about Trans Mountain Pipeline

More bad news about Trans Mountain Pipeline

Jun 30, 2022 / 11:00 am

With the House of Commons adjourned until late September, I will once again be starting one of my favourite activities of the year, my summer listening tour....

Troubling allegation in N.S. shooting inquiry

Troubling allegation in N.S. shooting inquiry

Jun 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

On Wednesday morning of this week many, Canadians awoke to breaking news under the headline: “Top Mountie denies claim she interfered in N.S. shooting...

Proposed federal online streaming act raises concern

Proposed federal online streaming act raises concern

Jun 16, 2022 / 11:00 am

One of the more alarming bills the Liberal/NDP partnership is trying to push through Parliament is Bill C-11, an act to amend the Broadcasting Act and make...

Federal government could do more to curb inflation

Jun 9, 2022 / 11:00 am

Almost daily, I hear serious concerns from local residents about the significant impact the current gas and diesel prices are having on many families. As I...

We need to get illegal guns off the street

We need to get illegal guns off the street

Jun 2, 2022 / 11:00 am

Sometimes Parliament resembles the movie Groundhog Day. When I last wrote about proposed amendments to Canada’s firearm laws (introduced in the previous...

Dealing with prolific offenders

Dealing with prolific offenders

May 26, 2022 / 11:00 am

This week is a non-sitting week for the House of Commons, allowing MPs to be back in their ridings to meet with, and hear the concerns of, local residents. One...

Is it time to drop vaccine passport for air travellers?

Is it time to drop vaccine passport for air travellers?

May 19, 2022 / 11:00 am

Back in January 2021, when the idea of a “vaccine passport” that would (allow) vaccinated (Canadians) to travel and have access to various public...

Repeal of mandatory minimum sentences questioned

Repeal of mandatory minimum sentences questioned

May 12, 2022 / 11:00 am

One of the first terms I became familiar with when first elected as a Member of Parliament, was the “Ottawa bubble”. What exactly is the...

Do we need a national pharmacare program?

Do we need a national pharmacare program?

May 5, 2022 / 11:00 am

If you are in public office, polls are increasingly part of the territory. Governments themselves increasingly pay for polling data. In 2020 it was revealed...

MP welcomes inquiry into government's use of the Emergencies Act

MP welcomes inquiry into government's use of the Emergencies Act

Apr 28, 2022 / 11:00 am

As both interest rates and inflation continue to rise and negatively impact many households here in our region, I doubt there is much attention on the current...

MP and MLA to share an office in Kelowna

MP and MLA to share an office in Kelowna

Apr 21, 2022 / 11:00 am

It will be six years this May since I opened my joint Summerland constituency office with Penticton MLA Dan Ashton. At the time, it was one of, if not the only,...

Latest federal budget pushes up government spending

Latest federal budget pushes up government spending

Apr 14, 2022 / 11:00 am

Since my report last week, the Trudeau Liberal government introduced its 2022 federal budget. As is often the case with government budgets, various media...

Federal government media move shrouded in secrecy

Federal government media move shrouded in secrecy

Apr 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

It is not a secret that traditional print media organizations have struggled financially as advertisers have increased spending on online advertising. This has...

Delayed decision on replacing military aircraft will be costly

Delayed decision on replacing military aircraft will be costly

Mar 31, 2022 / 11:00 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has long held a firm position on the Lockheed Martin F-35 multi-role jet fighter aircraft. In 2015, his promise to Canadians was...

Liberal-NDP support deal dubbed a 'power grab' by Tory MP

Liberal-NDP support deal dubbed a 'power grab' by Tory MP

Mar 24, 2022 / 11:00 am

The House of Commons is in session this week and the week began with some interesting developments. Most notable was an announcement between the Liberals and...

Lifting requirement for pre-arrival COVID-19 testing for air travellers is good news

Lifting requirement for pre-arrival COVID-19 testing for air travellers is good news

Mar 17, 2022 / 11:00 am

I had already written my report for this week and my question to you was going to be: “Do you think it is time for the federal government to announce a...

Canadian oil and natural gas could help Europe, U.S.

Canadian oil and natural gas could help Europe, U.S.

Mar 10, 2022 / 11:00 am

The atrocities of the Putin regime, as it continues to take the lives of innocent Ukrainians, remains a serious international concern for democratic nations....

Supporting the government when it comes to sanctions on Russia

Supporting the government when it comes to sanctions on Russia

Mar 3, 2022 / 11:00 am

When I wrote my report last week, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine had not yet begun. One week later and we are now bearing...

Local MP happy see Emergencies Act revoked

Local MP happy see Emergencies Act revoked

Feb 24, 2022 / 11:00 am

On Family Day, Feb. 21, a vote was held in the House of Commons to confirm the declaration of a public order emergency proclaimed on Feb. 14. In other words, to...

Use of Emergencies Act not needed says MP

Use of Emergencies Act not needed says MP

Feb 17, 2022 / 11:00 am

It was two weeks ago the CBC reported Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam stated “all existing public health policies, including...

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