MP Report

GM seeds & crops play important role

Nov 20, 2010 / 5:00 am

C-474, An Act respecting the Seeds Regulations (analysis of potential harm), has generated a lot of attention in the local media because a small but committed...

Working for veterans

Nov 10, 2010 / 5:00 am

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking all members of this House for allowing me the opportunity tonight to discuss issues concerning the care and...


Oct 23, 2010 / 5:00 am

It was good to spend the Thanksgiving-break-week back in the riding with family, friends and constituents, including some folks who are facing some serious...

The colour green

Oct 9, 2010 / 5:00 am

The best part of my job, and the most important, is working with the various individuals and organizations that are committed to keeping our community great....

BC Dragoons, F-35s, and the economy

Sep 25, 2010 / 5:00 am

This past weekend my wife and I were invited by our very own BC Dragoons to participate in a very special remembrance ceremony for our Vets. It was an...

Promoting Canada abroad

Sep 18, 2010 / 5:00 am

I see that there is a story doing the rounds again about MP travel. As a member of the Standing Committee on International Trade, one of the criticisms I’ve...

Improving Canada’s retirement system

Aug 14, 2010 / 5:00 am

When our government develops policy we identify and focus on emerging priorities. We do this knowing that there are needs of all kinds, in all parts of the...

Improving Canada’s retirement income system

Aug 7, 2010 / 5:00 am

When our government develops policy we identify and focus on emerging priorities. We do this knowing that there are needs of all kinds, in all parts of the...

Canada""s efforts in the world

Jul 24, 2010 / 5:00 am

I’d like to start a revolution! I’d like to insist that every negative headline be replaced by a positive one and that Canadians be fed a healthy diet of...

Striking a balance in refugee reform

Jul 10, 2010 / 5:00 am

I think it strikes all of us, especially on days like Canada Day, just how profoundly fortunate we are to live in a country like Canada. It doesn’t surprise...

Balanced copyright legislation

Jun 26, 2010 / 5:00 am

On June 2, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, James Moore and the Minister of Industry, Tony Clement presented legislation that will modernize the Copyright...

Canadian women making great strides

Mar 13, 2010 / 5:00 am

I often say, “Where would I be without the women in my life?” It’s true. I couldn’t do the job I do without the support and advice of women including my...

Prorogation of Parliament

Jan 27, 2010 / 5:00 am

I have been receiving enquiries from constituents about the recent prorogation of Parliament. In general I am finding that constituents are not sure about the...

Fairness for the Self-Employed Act

Nov 6, 2009 / 5:00 am

This week, on November 3rd, the Government of Canada introduced the Fairness for the Self-Employed Act, legislation that, if passed, will provide all Employment...

Project proposals for seniors

Sep 18, 2009 / 5:00 am

Once again the New Horizons for Seniors program is offering funding to local non-profit community organizations to make the lives of seniors’ within the...

Registered Disability Savings Plan

Jul 24, 2009 / 5:00 am

The Government of Canada is committed to helping people with disabilities and their families work toward long-term financial security. That is why the...

Centennial Flame Research Award

May 8, 2009 / 5:00 am

Committee invites Canadians with disabilities to apply for the 2009 Centennial Flame Research Award As a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources,...

Cracking down on identity theft

Apr 17, 2009 / 5:00 am

Recently, a good friend had a very interesting charge suddenly appear on his monthly credit card statement. Over $400 were charged for purchases made at a...

Young entrepreneurs

Mar 27, 2009 / 5:00 am

Here in the Okanagan Valley we are familiar with the entrepreneurial spirit. Our communities were built on the vision, hard work and perseverance of individuals...

Canada Summer Jobs

Feb 20, 2009 / 5:00 am

Calling all employers! The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2009 started February 2nd. The deadline for applications is February 27th, 2009. Canada...