MP Report

Improving Cdn. financial literacy

Nov 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

My colleague, James Rajotte, Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Leduc and Chair of the Finance Committee has introduced M-269, a motion aimed at improving the...

The Heroes among us

Nov 10, 2011 / 5:00 am

Have you ever met a hero? You might have without really knowing it. More often than not, they are ordinary people, a neighbour or the teenager down the...

Trade opportunities creating jobs

Oct 29, 2011 / 5:00 am

International trade has long been recognized as an essential driver of jobs and growth and key to raising the standard of living for Canadians. And while...

Progress on Veterans' benefits

Oct 15, 2011 / 5:00 am

Honouring the Veterans who reside in our riding has always held particular importance to me and I do what I can to ensure that our Veterans and their families...

Our commitment on law and order

Oct 1, 2011 / 5:00 am

As the government’s Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10) makes its way through the House of Commons, opposition members and pundits alike have...

Revive anti-terrorism measures

Sep 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

I received an e-mail from a constituent this week who disagrees with the government’s intent to revive an anti-terrorism measures from the Anti-Terrorism...

The Heroes Among Us

Sep 8, 2011 / 11:00 am

It will be an honour this coming Sunday at 9:30 AM to attend the unveiling ceremony of the Firefighters Memorial Monument at the main Fire Hall on Enterprise...

Coming Together As A Community

Aug 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

It has been a difficult week for our community. The incident that took place at the Delta Grand Hotel has left many of us shocked and angry. Gang related crimes...

Honouring Stew Tuningley & Volunteer Spirit

Jul 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

Often in my columns, I have talked about the value and important role volunteers play in our community. I was very saddened to hear that one of those special...

Standing by our seniors

Jul 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

One of the most important aspects of Budget 2011, recently passed by Parliament, was our continuing efforts to support seniors and help them meet their needs. ...

Oh Canada: what a great country!

Jun 29, 2011 / 5:00 am

As I write this column, all Members of Parliament, including the Prime Minister, have just wrapped up more than 48 hours of around-the-clock debate on the...

Giving back

Jun 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

In 1996, running for municipal council, my campaign signs read, “Don’t ask what your community can do for you, but what you can do for you...

The federal budget of 2011

Mar 27, 2011 / 5:00 am

The federal budget of 2011, tabled earlier this week, was designed as a low tax plan aimed at jobs and growth. It contained targeted spending measures toward...

Budget news and red tape

Mar 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

Budget 2011 will be delivered on Tuesday, March 22nd. It represents the next phase of the Government’s Economic Action Plan, which to date, with the hard work...

It""s tax pain

Feb 27, 2011 / 5:00 am

There is a commercial running on TV right now that shows a patient visiting a doctor with a pain in his behind. “It’s tax pain,” the doctor says to the...

Setting the record straight

Feb 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

Setting the record straight is important. This week in Parliament the Liberal opposition tabled a motion denouncing corporate tax cuts. The threat is that if...

Year of the Entrepreneur

Jan 29, 2011 / 5:00 am

Rumblings of an election are getting louder but, personally, I don’t think too many of my constituents are hungry for one. My colleague, the Minister of State...

Townhall meeting open to public

Jan 15, 2011 / 5:00 am

While the halls of Parliament remain quiet until our return at the end of January, much work continues in Ottawa and in our ridings especially as we prepare for...

Good news items

Dec 18, 2010 / 5:00 am

As we head in to the final days of the fall session of Parliament, I’d like to alert you to a “good news” items. The Business Development Bank of Canada...

Cannan tables Motion 601

Dec 4, 2010 / 5:00 am

Last week I attended a funding announcement along with my colleagues Minister Stockwell Day and Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz which will help...