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MP deluged with passport renewal delay complaints

MP deluged with passport renewal delay complaints

May 13, 2022 / 11:00 am

In Parliament, bills are meant to be carefully brought under the microscope of elected representatives to determine whether they are relevant to deal with real...

Questions arise from public inquiry into use of Emergencies Act

Questions arise from public inquiry into use of Emergencies Act

Apr 29, 2022 / 11:00 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time is still spurring plenty of conversation and debate in Canada,...

Important items missing from latest federal budget

Important items missing from latest federal budget

Apr 15, 2022 / 11:00 am

We know April showers bring May flowers, but what did this year's federal budget bring? The government touted it as a “post-Covid” budget, but...

It's time to drop federal vaccine mandates, says MP

It's time to drop federal vaccine mandates, says MP

Apr 1, 2022 / 11:00 am

Last Tuesday, residents in Kelowna-Lake Country awoke to the news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh had reached a backroom...

More tax increases coming April 1

More tax increases coming April 1

Mar 18, 2022 / 11:00 am

If you think life is getting more expensive every day, you’re right. This week, inflation hit 5.7%. The last time inflation was this high, people were...

Canada helping Ukrainians during the Russian invasion

Canada helping Ukrainians during the Russian invasion

Mar 4, 2022 / 11:00 am

A little over a week ago, the worst fears of thousands of Ukrainian-Canadian families in Kelowna-Lake Country were realized. The long-threatened invasion of...

Mandates, motions, Emergencies Act and opioids all on table for MPs

Mandates, motions, Emergencies Act and opioids all on table for MPs

Feb 18, 2022 / 11:00 am

A lot happened this week at the federal level, and I’m going to my best to give you an overview of what I’ve been up to in response to recent events...

Important committee work keeps MPs busy

Important committee work keeps MPs busy

Feb 4, 2022 / 11:00 am

Now that we're back in Ottawa, MPs have returned to work on our committees, where we will dedicate much of our time over the coming weeks and months. The...

Looking for a solution to the problem of high housing costs

Looking for a solution to the problem of high housing costs

Jan 21, 2022 / 11:00 am

With Parliament not scheduled to sit again until Jan. 31, I've been able to dedicate more of my time to work here in the riding connecting with you, and I...

MP calling for more rapid tests be made available to Canadians

MP calling for more rapid tests be made available to Canadians

Jan 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

As many of us turned the page on 2021 looking towards a more promising 2022, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has put a damper in our plans. With Omicron...

Kelowna MP says 2021 was 'one of the challenging years' for the community

Kelowna MP says 2021 was 'one of the challenging years' for the community

Dec 24, 2021 / 11:00 am

2021 was undoubtedly one of the most challenging years for our community of Kelowna—Lake Country. While still coping with COVID-19, we suffered through...

Wrong time for increased taxes on small businesses says MP

Wrong time for increased taxes on small businesses says MP

Dec 10, 2021 / 11:00 am

On Jan. 1, while we’re ringing in the New Year, the federal Liberal (government) will be busy raising taxes on small businesses. As small businesses try...

The road to post-pandemic recovery could be a long one

The road to post-pandemic recovery could be a long one

Nov 26, 2021 / 11:00 am

In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen hundreds of people seeking refuge in Kelowna-Lake Country as a result of the floods and road closures facing our...

MP questions need for expensive PCR test to re-enter Canada

MP questions need for expensive PCR test to re-enter Canada

Nov 12, 2021 / 11:00 am

The United States recently reopened its land border to fully vaccinated travellers from Canada. After 20 long months, many Canadians are eager to head south to...

Kelowna-Lake Country MP wants Parliament recalled now

Kelowna-Lake Country MP wants Parliament recalled now

Oct 29, 2021 / 11:00 am

In justifying his early, $600 million snap election, the prime minister said the election “may be the most important since 1945 and certainly (in) our...

YLW's continued closure to international flights hurting economy

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

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

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

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

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;...

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