MP Report

Local teacher honoured

Aug 1, 2015 / 5:00 am

On July 13, 2015 the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to local secondary...

Respecting citizenship

Jul 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

A few constituents have written to me concerned by misinformation that dual citizens in Canada are under attack because of legislation that was passed by...

Science funding for UBC-O

Jul 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

As a top priority of the federal government, science and research funding was again front and center when our Minister of State for Science and Technology, the...

Protect women and girls

Jun 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

As a father of three grown daughters, I proudly support the action our Government is taking to end all forms of violence against women and girls, including...

Federal tourism funding

Jun 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

The team at Tourism Kelowna, under the direction of CEO Nancy Cameron, has always done an incredible job of working with local municipalities and Chambers of...

Compassionate care benefits

May 23, 2015 / 5:00 am

A core focus for our Government since our election in 2006 is providing support to Canadians when they need it the most. That is why our Government is enhancing...

An enduring friendship

May 9, 2015 / 5:00 am

This week many of us caught a glimpse via television and the internet of the activities taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the...

Budget 2015

Apr 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

On April 22 Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget (budget.gc.ca). This is the 10th budget tabled since I was elected to serve the fine...

Economic highlights

Apr 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

When I get the chance to spend a week or two working back in the riding, as I currently am during Easter break, I like to touch base with companies that impact...

Local women shine in National spotlight

Mar 14, 2015 / 5:00 am

Each year, International Women’s Day (March 8th) provides Canadians with the opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and their extraordinary...

Tax time

Feb 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

Tax time is not necessarily everyone’s favourite time of year but it might help to know that since 2006, the government has cut taxes over 180 times,...

Supporting local organizations

Feb 14, 2015 / 5:00 am

This is the time of year when we learn which of our local non-profit organizations have been successful in their applications for federal funding through the...

Opportunity for small businesses

Jan 31, 2015 / 5:00 am

It was busy in the riding prior to my return to Parliament for our winter session, which began on January 26th. The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce hosted a very...

Gov't supports jobs for students

Jan 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

For many years, Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) has been helping local employers create much-needed summer job opportunities for students. CSJ provides funding for...

New measures to fight AIS

Dec 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

Several constituents, led by the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)’s “Don’t Move a Mussel” campaign, have written to me asking the...

The Canada Job Grant

Nov 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

I would like to inform local employers that the new Canada Job Grant program is open for business in British Columbia. The Canada Job Grant will provide up to...

Assistance for Veterans & CAF personnel

Nov 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

Despite bone chilling winds our hearts were warmed by the record turnout to our local Remembrance Day ceremonies last week. It was a sincere expression of...

Buy a poppy & support our veterans

Nov 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

I want to remind everyone that this year’s annual poppy campaign organized by Kelowna-Lake Country Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26(Kelowna) and Branch...

Back in the Riding

Oct 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

I was happy to be back in the riding last week for Thanksgiving, to spend time with family, and to serve the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Kelowna Gospel...

Funding innovative research

Oct 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

Dementia and other brain-related illnesses are a concern for an aging society like our own and that is why the federal government continues to make dementia and...