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Dan in Ottawa

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...

Some encouraging news

Apr 5, 2018 / 3:00 pm

As members of Her Majesty's Official Opposition, it is part of our job to hold the government to account. As many who follow my weekly MP reports will know,...

Climate only a talking point

Mar 29, 2018 / 11:00 am

There are so many news events going on in Ottawa on a weekly basis that some events may be overlooked especially when the revelations of a Facebook data breach...

Libs don't have a plan

Mar 22, 2018 / 11:00 am

The week, the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released an analysis of the most recent Liberal government budget. While sharp and measured...

It's tax time

Mar 15, 2018 / 12:00 pm

This is a reminder that in a little over a month, April 30, most Canadians need to complete and file their 2017 income tax returns to avoid potential late...

PM doesn't deserve credit

Mar 8, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Last week, I wrote about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to India and addressed some criticisms that had been levied. For example, there were...

Budget of broken promises

Mar 1, 2018 / 6:00 am

The Liberal government introduced the 2018 budget this week. As is customary in Canadian democracy, it is the role of the Liberal government to promote what it...

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