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Dan in Ottawa

Okanagan has lots of critics

Dec 5, 2019 / 11:00 am

Finally. members of Parliament have returned to Ottawa. For members of the Opposition, it also a time to become familiar with what our critic roles will be to...

PM avoiding Parliament

Nov 28, 2019 / 6:00 am

One reason I write weekly MP reports is so citizens can be informed and follow events in Ottawa and, by extension, hold me and MPs from other parties to...

Middle class has minister

Nov 21, 2019 / 11:00 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his new cabinet on Wednesday. Anyone who thought having fewer seats and a minority government would result in a smaller...

And it begins again

Nov 14, 2019 / 11:00 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should have announced his cabinet by this time next week. The Opposition parties will also announce their respective official...

Remember on Nov. 11

Nov 7, 2019 / 11:00 am

I am back in Ottawa for the first time since the recent election. It is a bittersweet occasion having to say good bye to some colleagues I have worked with for...

Libs still hold advantage

Oct 31, 2019 / 11:00 am

In last week's MP report, I discussed the voting outcome of the 43rd Canadian federal election that resulted in a minority government. What exactly does a...

Dan is back

Oct 24, 2019 / 11:34 am

It is a great honour to be in a position to resume writing my weekly MP reports to you after our recent federal election. I would like to sincerely thank the...

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...

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