MP Report

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Sep 15, 2012 / 5:00 am

We often hear that Canada’s prosperity as a nation is increasingly based on investments in education and training, basic and applied research, and highly...

WD supports infrastructure

Sep 1, 2012 / 5:00 am

One of the departments working diligently on behalf of western Canadians is the department of Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD). Established in 1987,...

Positive economic news

Aug 4, 2012 / 5:00 am

It is a positive reflection of our economic stability and business sector confidence that Canada has been able to recover more than 765,000 net new jobs (90%...

Building great economic partnerships

Jul 21, 2012 / 5:00 am

The possibilities of growth in the Okanagan’s business sector, especially tourism, have increased tenfold now that United Airlines has announced it will...

Increasing RCMP accountability

Jul 7, 2012 / 5:00 am

Just before the House of Commons rose for the summer recess, the government tabled Bill C-42, the proposed Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police...

Canadians at work

Jun 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

The latest census results from Statistics Canada confirm our population is growing older. Canada is quickly becoming a nation faced with a declining labour...

Ambitious trade missions

Jun 9, 2012 / 5:00 am

Economic Action Plan 2012 emphasized our Government's commitment to creating jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity for Canadian workers and their...

This week in Parliament

Jun 2, 2012 / 5:00 am

As I write this column, it is 1:00 AM or so on Wednesday morning and my colleagues and I are gathering in the House of Commons preparing to vote on C-39, the...

Correcting refugee information

May 26, 2012 / 5:00 am

For several years, a persistent chain e-mail has been circulating claiming that refugees receive significantly more money in income assistance than Canadians...

Supporting positive mental health

May 12, 2012 / 5:00 am

Positive mental health is the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges...

Supporting victims of crime

Apr 28, 2012 / 5:00 am

This is National Victims of Crime Awareness week and victims and victim-serving organizations, government and non-government agencies, individuals and their...

Supporting Veterans & CF Personnel

Apr 14, 2012 / 5:00 am

On April 10th, Governor General and Commander in Chief David Johnston attended an important ceremony of remembrance at the memorial site in Thélus,...

Budget 2012

Apr 4, 2012 / 5:00 am

Last Thursday, as Minister Flaherty’s budget speech made clear, a concerted focus on the economy and jobs is paying off for Canada, and our economy has...

Protecting Canadian consumers

Mar 17, 2012 / 5:00 am

I had a constituent contact our office recently because of an incident with her credit card. A department store transaction had resulted in an interest charge...

Diamond Jubilee Week

Mar 3, 2012 / 5:00 am

On February 8th, as part of Diamond Jubilee Week, I had the great honour of viewing a beautiful stained glass window honouring the Queen’s Jubilee, which...

Lawful Access legislation

Feb 18, 2012 / 5:00 am

Over the past few days, even before Bill C-30 ( An Act to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act and to amend the...

Protecting OAS for future generations

Feb 4, 2012 / 5:00 am

The Old Age Security Act came into force in 1952, replacing the provincially-run, means-tested old age benefit system that came before it. Since then,...

Health Care 2012

Jan 21, 2012 / 5:00 am

Many Canadians believe that Canada has a single national health care plan. This is not the case. Canada has a national health insurance program of thirteen...

Goodwill and a true Christmas tale

Dec 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

At this time of year, during the Christmas season, Members of Parliament can usually count on a few gatherings which bring MPs from all parties together without...

An eye on the future

Dec 10, 2011 / 5:00 am

On November 30, 2011, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Denis Lebel, launched the formal engagement process that will...