Dan in Ottawa

Ideas for a stronger Canada

Jul 10, 2012 / 9:00 am

My annual summer listening tour is once again proving to be a very valuable exercise in allowing me to hear firsthand the concerns from many of the...

Canada Day: A favourite time of year

Jul 3, 2012 / 5:00 am

One of my favourite times of the year has always been Canada Day. Since becoming a Member of Parliament I have found new meaning to the celebration for all that...

A productive session for a new MP

Jun 26, 2012 / 8:00 am

With the House of Commons rising last Thursday I have now completed my first full year of the Parliamentary cycle. Looking back on the past twelve months it is...

Two sides of a vote for Bill C-38

Jun 19, 2012 / 5:00 am

This week I will be voting in full support of Bill C-38 the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act. My support for this Bill will be a disappointment for...

Supporting our wine industry

Jun 12, 2012 / 5:00 am

The past two weeks have been amongst the most challenging I have yet to encounter in Parliament, largely on account of working to get my private member’s...

Moving Canada forward

Jun 5, 2012 / 5:00 am

Recently there has been a fair amount of discussion over Bill C-38. For those of you unfamiliar with Bill C-38, also known as the Jobs, Growth and Long-term...