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In Your Service

YLW's continued closure to international flights hurting economy

Oct 15, 2021 / 11:00 am

Each day that Kelowna International Airport (YLW) remains closed to international flights, our local economy pays the price. From sorely needed tourism dollars...

Re-elected MP explains what's next after election

Oct 1, 2021 / 11:00 am

I want to start by saying that it’s an honour to have been re-elected to serve once again as the Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country. My...

Federal debt ticks up, up, up

Aug 6, 2021 / 11:00 am

$5,175 per second – that’s how much the Montreal Economic Institute estimates Canada’s federal debt is increasing every – single –...

Gun buyback misguided

Jul 23, 2021 / 11:00 am

The community has come together to pay tribute to those we lost in the tragic crane accident in downtown Kelowna – including displaying high-visibility...

Raw sewage being dumped

Jul 9, 2021 / 11:00 am

Do you think we should be dumping raw sewage into Okanagan Lake or other waterways in Canada? You likely said no, and I don’t think we should either;...

Inflation, budget, housing

Jun 25, 2021 / 6:00 am

The House of Commons rises for the summer this week, and I am looking forward to being back in the riding and connecting with constituents. While in Ottawa, I...

MP has free Canadian flags

Jun 11, 2021 / 6:00 am

While we mark National Indigenous History Month in June, we do so at a sombre time with the devastating news of the bodies of 215 children found in unmarked...

Connecting, budget, bills

May 28, 2021 / 6:00 am

This past week was a constituency week, which allowed me to focus on the aspect of being an MP that I care about the most – connecting directly with...

Input, census, online rules

May 14, 2021 / 6:00 am

As we approach the May long weekend and warmer weather settles in, more and more we are outdoors enjoying the beauty of our surroundings in Kelowna-Lake...

Dollars and sense

Apr 30, 2021 / 6:00 am

There are numerous issues of importance to our community and I’ve brought forth many in the House of Commons and at committee during the past few weeks....

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...

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