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Financial news getting worse for Canadians

Financial news getting worse for Canadians

Jan 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

As your representative (in Parliament) for Kelowna-Lake Country, it’s important to me to hear the day-to-day concerns of residents so I can bring them to...

Focusing on criminals, not firearm owners

Focusing on criminals, not firearm owners

Jan 6, 2023 / 11:00 am

As we look to the legislative calendar in Ottawa in 2023, one of the pieces of legislation I’ve heard a lot about from local residents over the past...

MP looks back over the 2022 political year

MP looks back over the 2022 political year

Dec 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

2022 was a milestone year in many ways. I often refer to sudden acts of generosity as the “Spirit of Kelowna-Lake Country”. We saw this spirit many...

Auditor General's pandemic spending audits raise questions

Auditor General's pandemic spending audits raise questions

Dec 9, 2022 / 11:00 am

The affects of record-high inflation continue. Canada’s Food Price Report released this week predicted the average family of four will pay $1,065 more for...

Transparency needed in fight to end homelessness

Nov 25, 2022 / 11:00 am

Any resident in Kelowna-Lake Country is all too familiar with the increasing scale of chronic homelessness in our community and our country. The source of...

Concerns about Ottawa's fall economic statement

Concerns about Ottawa's fall economic statement

Nov 11, 2022 / 11:00 am

Last week, we saw the federal finance minister table (the government’s) fall economic statement, effectively a “mini-budget” that provides us...

Private member's bill to help deal with mental health, addiction issues

Private member's bill to help deal with mental health, addiction issues

Oct 28, 2022 / 11:00 am

Ever since I was first elected to serve as an MP, I knew I wanted to use my position to help those suffering from mental health and addiction problems. While...

MP calls for a halt to all federal tax hikes

MP calls for a halt to all federal tax hikes

Oct 14, 2022 / 11:00 am

It's important, as political leaders, that we make recommendations to deal with important issues, and this is why Conservatives put forward a motion in the...

MP hears how rising costs affect her constituents

MP hears how rising costs affect her constituents

Sep 30, 2022 / 11:00 am

With Parliament returning in Ottawa, my thoughts are always on the concerns I heard from Kelowna-Lake Country residents during the summer, and how we can make a...

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,...

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