Dan in Ottawa

Invasion of the mussels

Aug 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

I have often said that the wheels of Ottawa turn quite slowly. One of the issues I worked on in the last Parliament was the need to establish a regulatory...

Libs didn't give all the facts

Aug 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

In my weekly MP reports, I often close with a question related to the subject of the report. I do this for a number of different reasons, most importantly...

Tweet causes tantrum

Aug 9, 2018 / 11:00 am

Social media, in particular Twitter, has become an increasingly powerful force for political communication as we hear almost daily media reports on tweets from...

Libs backpedal on carbon

Aug 2, 2018 / 11:00 am

The national carbon tax has been one of the signature policies of the Trudeau Liberal government. However, Saskatchewan is refusing to implement the federally...

Buck stops with Dan

Jul 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

I was just asked by a local citizen what my views were on a report from the Samara Centre for Democracy. He was concerned about the idea that...

Shuffling the political deck

Jul 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet, an event that typically creates a strong reaction among parliamentary media, political watchers and pundits...

No comment on Trudeau

Jul 12, 2018 / 1:00 pm

I have been asked to comment on the re-emergence of an 18-year-old editorial from a Creston newspaper that was written by a reporter who stated that she was...

Fighting to protect families

Jul 5, 2018 / 11:00 am

It is often said that time flies on the government side of the House of Commons, but moves much more slowly on the opposition side. I mention this as last week...

July 1 is T Day

Jun 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

The 1988 Canadian federal election was one of the most important in recent Canadian history. At that time, the Conservative Brian Mulroney government had...

Carbon tax cover-up

Jun 21, 2018 / 11:00 am

If you have been following politics in Ottawa in the past week, you have may have heard the term "carbon tax cover up." What is the carbon tax cover...

Is Canada Trumped?

Jun 14, 2018 / 10:00 am

“I get into Air Force One, the television's on, and I see a news conference being given by Trudeau,” U.S. President Donald Trump said of leaving...

Canada out-gunned?

Jun 7, 2018 / 11:00 am

“A trade war Canada will lose,” has been a common theme in recent Canadian media headlines after the United States announced a tariff of 25 per cent...

Pipeline leaking your money

May 31, 2018 / 11:00 am

“While governments grant permits for resource development, only communities can grant permission.” Many people believed this statement by Justin...

Another broken Lib vow

May 24, 2018 / 11:00 am

When many Canadians think of Parliament Hill from a political perspective, one of the most common images is Question Period. While Question Period is an...

More confusion from PM

May 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

The Trans Mountain pipeline project has taken yet another confusing turn. On Wednesday, the Trudeau Liberal government announced it would use tax dollars to...

Gov't not telling whole truth

May 10, 2018 / 11:00 am

I would like to provide an update to my April 25 report on the growing problem of illegal immigration. There have been more than 20,000 illegal crossings over...

High gas prices fuel concern

May 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

I'm increasingly hearing about is high gasoline and diesel prices at local gas stations. This is understandable concern given that in Vancouver, gas prices...

PM's tweet caused problem?

Apr 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

Illegal entry into Canada was again a major point of debate in the House of Commons, this week. As you may recall, last year Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

PM helped create crisis

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

For those who follow Canadian politics closely, all eyes were focused on Ottawa last Sunday for a summit meeting hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with...

Crude conflict creates crisis

Apr 12, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Although the House of Commons is not in session, the return of Prime Minister JustinTrudeau and his cabinet for an emergency meeting to discuss a...