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Remembering Queen Elizabeth in Kelowna

Remembering Queen Elizabeth in Kelowna

Sep 16, 2022 / 11:00 am

In our lives, we all have those moments when we remember where we were when we first heard about significant events. I was at the Kelowna International Airport...

Ottawa needs to focus more on the Arctic

Ottawa needs to focus more on the Arctic

Sep 2, 2022 / 11:00 am

Canada has always strived to be a welcoming nation to visitors and the visit last week from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was no different. The prime...

Outreach and collecting feedback this summer in Kelowna

Outreach and collecting feedback this summer in Kelowna

Aug 19, 2022 / 11:00 am

Though Parliament rose in June, my work as your Member of Parliament here in Kelowna-Lake Country has not stopped. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time...

Questions remain about recent Rogers massive network outage

Questions remain about recent Rogers massive network outage

Aug 5, 2022 / 11:00 am

Many Canadians woke up a few weeks ago across the country to discover the entire Rogers telecom network wasn't operating. The widespread outage affected...

Interest rate increases

Interest rate increases

Jul 22, 2022 / 11:00 am

Many residents here in Kelowna-Lake Country woke up to the news last week that the Bank of Canada had hiked its benchmark interest rate a full percentage point....

Federal services are a mess says MP

Federal services are a mess says MP

Jul 8, 2022 / 11:00 am

Getting the basics right to serve people is the first step of customer service small businesses deal with every day. It's unfortunate it has not been the...

Concerns with government's proposed new rules for online streaming

Concerns with government's proposed new rules for online streaming

Jun 24, 2022 / 11:00 am

One of the most publicly contested pieces of federal legislation in 2021 was Bill C-10, where the government looked to update the Broadcasting Act to provide...

Rising cost of gas, groceries having direct impact on locals

Rising cost of gas, groceries having direct impact on locals

Jun 10, 2022 / 11:00 am

Liquid gold has been a term used for a long time to refer to our world-renowned icewines, but recently it’s been used to describe gasoline. With the price...

Bringing Kelowna-Lake Country issues to Ottawa

Bringing Kelowna-Lake Country issues to Ottawa

May 27, 2022 / 11:00 am

My role as your Member of Parliament is to bring the voice of Kelowna—Lake Country to Ottawa, rather than be Ottawa’s voice in Kelowna—Lake...

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...

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