Dan in Ottawa

Dan's final column, for now

Sep 12, 2019 / 11:00 am

Since the federal election has officially started, this will be my final MP report of the 42nd Parliament. I am running for re-election and I am hopeful to...

Blizzard of politicians

Sep 5, 2019 / 11:00 am

The Prime Minister will present the Governor General with an instrument of advice this month recommending the House of Commons be dissolved. The Governor...

Legislation could affect you

Aug 29, 2019 / 11:00 am

In 2013, when Justin Trudeau was the Leader of the Liberal Party, he made public comments on the use of omnibus legislation and stated: “I wouldn’t...

Libs block ethics committee

Aug 22, 2019 / 11:00 am

An unusual event occurred this week as the Ethics Committee convened in Ottawa to vote on calling Federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion to appear before the...

Trudeau guilty, again

Aug 15, 2019 / 6:00 am

Canadian political history was made as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was found guilty for the second time in contravening the Conflict of Interest Act. In the...

Tanker traffic will increase

Aug 8, 2019 / 11:00 am

As we approach the October election, one of the significant concerns in British Columbia is the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) and by extension...

Getting connected

Aug 1, 2019 / 11:43 am

Every summer, I visit each community in my riding as part of my annual summer listening tour. Citizens deserve to be heard, and meeting with people directly in...

Writ will soon be dropped

Jul 25, 2019 / 11:00 am

In less than two months, the writ will be dropped and the official campaign for the October federal election will begin. I refer to the "official"...

Jobs go up in smoke

Jul 18, 2019 / 11:00 am

The official opposition has the responsibility to hold the government to account. Part of this responsibility means looking at how the government spends your...

Fake news coming

Jul 11, 2019 / 11:00 am

Chances are you will have heard about "fake news" and concerns of alleged and actual uses of inaccurate information to influence an election result....

High gas prices hurt

Jul 4, 2019 / 6:00 am

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is a provincial agency and is currently conducting a limited review into gasoline pricing in British Columbia....

Government bills die

Jun 27, 2019 / 11:00 am

Last week, the House of Commons adjourned for what will likely be the last sitting of the 42nd Parliament prior to the October election. As a result of the...

Trudeau's difficult decision

Jun 20, 2019 / 6:01 am

The prime minister just made what many view as a difficult political decision — to once again approve the construction of the Trans-Mountain pipeline...

Is PM's 'promise' a promise?

Jun 13, 2019 / 11:00 am

As the Official Opposition, it is our job to hold the government accountable and at the same time to provide information to citizens that the government may not...

Trudeau's Liberal challenges

Jun 6, 2019 / 6:00 am

Justin Trudeau’s government faces added challenges as the House of Commons enters the final few weeks before the summer adjournment and the final...

Time running out for MPs

May 30, 2019 / 11:00 am

There is just three sitting weeks left before the expected June 21 adjournment of the House of Commons for the summer recess. Normally, the House would resume...

Libs refusing to comment

May 23, 2019 / 6:00 am

There are still many unanswered questions — including who, what, when, where and why — from one of my previous columns. In November, I referred to...

Albas takes aim at looters

May 16, 2019 / 11:00 am

Last summer, the Vancouver Sun reported that the RCMP suspect that arson could be behind as many as 29 different wildfires near communities such as: Naramata...

AG calls out government

May 9, 2019 / 6:00 am

Acting Auditor General Sylvain Ricard is less than impressed with the performance of the Government of Canada. This week, the AG released the 2019 spring...

Kenney fuelling oil war?

May 2, 2019 / 11:00 am

The recent Alberta election resulted in a change of government from the NDP to the United Conservative Party (UCP) under the leadership of now Premier Jason...