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Auditor general's report on ArriveCAN app raises questions says MP

Auditor general's report on ArriveCAN app raises questions says MP

Feb 15, 2024 / 11:00 am

This week, Canada's auditor general, Karen Hogan, released a worrying report on the Trudeau government's ArriveCAN app, launched in April 2020. The...

Tory MP outlines his party's plan to tackle auto thefts

Tory MP outlines his party's plan to tackle auto thefts

Feb 8, 2024 / 11:00 am

Unless you've been a victim of auto theft, it's likely not something you've given much thought to. However, for those who have experienced this,...

Spike in Mexican refugee claims since visa requirement dropped

Spike in Mexican refugee claims since visa requirement dropped

Feb 1, 2024 / 11:00 am

This week’s column is a lesson in cause and effect, looking back to 2009, when former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper imposed a visa...

Federal Court ruling on trucker protest troubling for government says MP

Federal Court ruling on trucker protest troubling for government says MP

Jan 25, 2024 / 11:00 am

On Family Day, Feb. 21, 2022, a historic vote took place in the House of Commons. The vote was to invoke the Emergencies Act. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

MP lauds work of two Okanagan MLAs planning to retire from provincial politics

MP lauds work of two Okanagan MLAs planning to retire from provincial politics

Jan 18, 2024 / 11:00 am

Over the past month, I've received many well-meaning, sincere expressions of goodwill regarding my supposed retirement from provincial politics. However,...

MP concerned by prime minister's latest vacation accommodations

MP concerned by prime minister's latest vacation accommodations

Jan 11, 2024 / 11:00 am

I did not intend to write my column this week about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent holiday vacation to Jamaica. However, given the significant...

New tax increases this year will erode take-home pay says MP

New tax increases this year will erode take-home pay says MP

Jan 4, 2024 / 11:00 am

I want to start this week's by wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year in 2024. I know that times are currently very challenging for many people, and I...

New federal electric vehicle policy raises questions for MP

New federal electric vehicle policy raises questions for MP

Dec 21, 2023 / 11:00 am

Some media reports this week stated, "The end of the road is coming for gas-powered vehicles in Canada." They were in response to the latest...

Uncovering government spending

Uncovering government spending

Dec 14, 2023 / 11:00 am

Any regular reader of my column will know that spending has significantly increased under the Trudeau government. Keeping track of all that spending, to ensure...

Feds won't export natural gas to Europe but a B.C. company will

Feds won't export natural gas to Europe but a B.C. company will

Dec 7, 2023 / 11:00 am

In August 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Canada to hold a series of meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As reported by several media...

'Progressive trade' concept pushes Canada's values on other countries says MP

'Progressive trade' concept pushes Canada's values on other countries says MP

Nov 30, 2023 / 11:00 am

If you closely follow events in Ottawa, you may have heard the Conservative official Opposition recently voted against a revised Canada-Ukraine free-trade...

Revised forecasts and delayed housing spending in federal 'mini budget'

Revised forecasts and delayed housing spending in federal 'mini budget'

Nov 23, 2023 / 11:00 am

This week in Ottawa, the federal government announced the fall fiscal update. In recent years, this update has evolved to a mini-budget, where the government...

Tories, NDP want federal carbon tax cut on all home heating fuels

Tories, NDP want federal carbon tax cut on all home heating fuels

Nov 16, 2023 / 11:00 am

In my Nov. 1 column, I discussed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement regarding a temporary, three-year pause to the federal price on pollution...

MPs unite to form all-party cancer caucus

MPs unite to form all-party cancer caucus

Nov 9, 2023 / 11:00 am

One important area I have dedicated more time and attention to as a Member of Parliament is the subject of cancer care in Canada. The Canadian Cancer Society...

Remove carbon tax on all home heating fuels says MP

Remove carbon tax on all home heating fuels says MP

Nov 2, 2023 / 11:00 am

As a loyal member of the official Opposition since 2015, I have encountered many interesting situations in which I held the Trudeau government accountable on...

Federal Liberal-NDP deal adding to inflation says MP

Oct 26, 2023 / 11:00 am

Last fall, the federal government released an economic update presented by the Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. It is not unusual for a finance minister to...

Who will pay the new Digital Services Tax?

Who will pay the new Digital Services Tax?

Oct 19, 2023 / 11:00 am

This week, Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released the Digital Services Tax report, which analyzes the taxation implications of (Prime Minister...

MP condems terrorism by Hamas and those who celebrated it at Canadian rallies

MP condems terrorism by Hamas and those who celebrated it at Canadian rallies

Oct 12, 2023 / 11:00 am

Words cannot adequately describe the horrifying acts of terrorism this past weekend in Israel. Our hearts are filled with sadness as we hear about the daily...

New CRTC podcasting rule worries MP

Oct 5, 2023 / 11:00 am

Earlier this week, the House of Commons elected a new Speaker. I congratulate Liberal MP Greg Fergus from the Quebec riding of Hull-Aylmer on becoming the 38th...

MP says Parliament let Canadians down by inviting former Nazi to House of Commons

MP says Parliament let Canadians down by inviting former Nazi to House of Commons

Sep 28, 2023 / 11:00 am

This week has been tumultuous in the House of Commons, leading to the resignation of House Speaker, Anthony Rota. An election for a new Speaker is scheduled for...

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