193289
189347

Dan in Ottawa

No US tourists allowed yet

No US tourists allowed yet

Jul 8, 2021 / 11:00 am

As you may have heard, starting on July 5, restrictions were slightly eased when crossing the border into Canada. Unfortunately, this has led to some...

MP ready to listen

MP ready to listen

Jul 1, 2021 / 6:00 am

My annual summer listening tour can now begin. With the House of Commons adjourned for the summer, and possibly not returning in the fall if Prime Minister...

Summer for an election?

Summer for an election?

Jun 24, 2021 / 11:00 am

Today is the last day the House of Commons will sit before it recesses for the summer. If you have been following media reports, you will also know that many...

Plan for re-opening border?

Plan for re-opening border?

Jun 17, 2021 / 11:00 am

By the time you read this, it is extremely likely that the federal government will have announced a plan for a phased re-opening of the Canada-U.S. border. The...

Libs must keep TRC promise

Libs must keep TRC promise

Jun 10, 2021 / 11:00 am

Last week, in the House of Commons, the NDP used their Opposition Day to table a motion that, in the words of South Okanagan-West Kootenay NDP MP Richard...

Federal gov't job changes

Federal gov't job changes

Jun 3, 2021 / 6:00 am

From time to time, I receive requests to cover specific topics in my weekly reports to local citizens. Recently, my Summerland office received a request from an...

Net neutrality threatened

Net neutrality threatened

May 27, 2021 / 11:00 am

It was roughly one month ago that I last wrote about Bill C-10, the Liberal government bill that aims to, among other things: "provide the CRTC with new...

We need post-COVID plan

We need post-COVID plan

May 20, 2021 / 11:00 am

At the time I write this, British Columbia has received 2.93 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. More than 85% has already been administered, meaning...

A one-dose summer

A one-dose summer

May 13, 2021 / 10:57 am

The Prime Minister created a bit of a stir in Ottawa this week when he announced his latest sound bite that Canadians can enjoy a "one-dose summer.”...

Pipeline politics

Pipeline politics

May 6, 2021 / 6:00 am

In November 2016, a common media headline was “Trudeau kills Northern Gateway pipeline” after the PM announced his government would not continue...

Solution bad as problem?

Solution bad as problem?

Apr 29, 2021 / 11:00 am

I want to share part of a conversation I once had with a now-retired provincial cabinet minister. The former minister said one of the challenges in government,...

Federal budget overview

Federal budget overview

Apr 22, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week, the Liberal government tabled its first budget in more than two years. In her budget speech, the Finance Minister stated that we must build "a...

Boaters heed this

Boaters heed this

Apr 15, 2021 / 11:00 am

Proposed changes to boating regulations may be costly for boat owners. Boaters who operate motor-driven boats and are required to hold a Transport Canada...

Want a COVID passport?

Want a COVID passport?

Apr 8, 2021 / 11:00 am

f you have lived in the Okanagan long enough, chances are you may have come across the odd sign at a local business that reads: “No shirt, no shoes, no...

Accountability under threat

Accountability under threat

Apr 1, 2021 / 11:00 am

In November 2015, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote an open letter to Canadians. In that letter among other promises the PM offered this:...

We need re-opening plan

We need re-opening plan

Mar 25, 2021 / 11:00 am

The Conservative opposition party tabled an opposition day motion in the virtual House of Commons, this week. It called for the Liberal government to introduce...

Target gun smuggling

Target gun smuggling

Mar 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

Last month I did a report on Bill C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms). This report touched on the...

Dealing with plastic waste

Dealing with plastic waste

Mar 11, 2021 / 11:00 am

In October, I wrote about the proposed ban of some single-use plastics announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at that time. This government proposes, by the...

COVID programs overspent

COVID programs overspent

Mar 4, 2021 / 11:00 am

It was a little over one year ago, March 9, 2020, that Canada announced its first documented COVID-19 related death. Today, there are now more than 22,000...

PM fires another blank

PM fires another blank

Feb 25, 2021 / 11:00 am

This week’s report is about Bill C-21: “An act to amend certain acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms).” In May last...

194375
188321
193946