In Your Service

Community involvement

Apr 16, 2021 / 6:00 am

The past two weeks have been constituency weeks. The House of Commons did not sit, and I focused on connecting with residents and local organizations as well as...

Securing our future

Apr 2, 2021 / 6:00 am

A data-driven plan and securing our future It has been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and with many businesses still struggling and friends...

Priorities, recommendations

Mar 19, 2021 / 6:00 am

We recently passed the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic. While I continue to be impressed by the spirit of Kelowna-Lake...

People, business legislation

Mar 5, 2021 / 6:00 am

Though there is much work to be done to focus on economic recovery, there are also other bills being debated and voted on in Parliament. I’ll touch upon...

Standing up for you

Feb 19, 2021 / 6:00 am

As we make our way through February, there’s plenty to report on. I’ll discuss a motion I put forward in Parliament, Canada’s vaccine rollout,...

Parliamentary update

Feb 5, 2021 / 6:00 am

During this past month of being in the constituency, I’ve been working hard connecting with hundreds of people, organizations and companies. Back in...

Jobs, testing, vaccine rollout

Jan 22, 2021 / 6:00 am

I will be covering three items in this report, including : December job loss numbers Job losses in airlines and aerospace Travel-related COVID-19 testing...

A new year and resources

Jan 8, 2021 / 6:00 am

As we move further into 2021, we leave behind a challenging and difficult year for many in Kelowna-Lake Country. The start of a new year always brings...

Spirit of Kelowna

Dec 25, 2020 / 6:00 am

We are amidst a very different holiday season than we’ve ever seen in our lifetimes. With health restrictions in place, instead of gathering around the...

Looking for a plan

Dec 11, 2020 / 6:00 am

I’ve been hearing many stories from residents whose lives and livelihoods have been upended and who have sacrificed so much during this time. While each...

Protecting, supporting local

Nov 27, 2020 / 6:00 am

As restrictions are increased by provincial health officials, we are looking ahead to a very different holiday season than we’ve ever seen. With November...

Supporting small business

Nov 13, 2020 / 6:00 am

In these times of uncertainty, I often hear from anxious business owners as they try to navigate the complex web of application forms, reporting, and now CRA...

PM playing political games

Oct 30, 2020 / 6:00 am

Of Opposition days and confidence votes Day by day we’re moving further into autumn. The temperature is slipping, and the days are getting shorter, but...

New CERB-style benefits

Oct 16, 2020 / 6:00 am

New and Amended Federal Programs Earlier this month, the government introduced new CERB-style benefits for Canadians not eligible for Employment Insurance. ...

Cut, paste Throne Speech

Oct 2, 2020 / 6:00 am

Thoughts on the Speech from the Throne With children returning to school, I can appreciate that this has been a difficult time for families figuring out new...

CERB concerns growing

Sep 18, 2020 / 6:00 am

Parliament resumes, CERB Issues, and senior opportunities Parliament is finally resuming Sept. 23 with the Speech from the Throne, where the government will...

COVID business challenges

Sep 4, 2020 / 6:00 am

We are now entering month seven since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in Canada. Many individuals, businesses and industry associations are reaching out to...

Trudeau axes Parliament

Aug 21, 2020 / 6:00 am

The Prime Minister has asked the Governor General to prorogue Parliament and recall it Sept. 23 The prorogation brings an end to proceedings before Parliament....

We are all struggling

Aug 7, 2020 / 6:00 am

While it is a challenging time for everyone, some businesses are still really struggling and have little or no revenue. Some of the sectors I’ve heard...

Tangled web WE weaves

Jul 24, 2020 / 6:00 am

Residents have been connecting with me about many issues the past few weeks. Some of the most frequent include: Businesses still struggling with employees...