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Public needs information in an emergency

Public needs information in an emergency

Aug 31, 2023 / 11:00 am

Last week, Kelowna fire chief Travis Whiting announced he and his department hoped to lift all evacuation orders within the City of Kelowna by Thursday of that...

Difficult times of those who affected by the fires

Difficult times of those who affected by the fires

Aug 24, 2023 / 11:00 am

As I write this column, for the first time in almost a week, rain has hit many parts of our region, smoke is somewhat abating and some evacuation orders have...

Social media news ban could be a threat to public safety says MP

Social media news ban could be a threat to public safety says MP

Aug 17, 2023 / 11:00 am

Unfortunately, many of my constituents are contending with wildfires. At minimum, this means contending with deteriorating air quality, or worse the threat of...

Proposed new federal ridings will change political map in southern Interior

Proposed new federal ridings will change political map in southern Interior

Aug 10, 2023 / 11:00 am

In February, I reported proposed changes to federal electoral riding boundaries would impact many local electoral districts, including Central...

Federal response to environmental innovation makes no sense

Federal response to environmental innovation makes no sense

Aug 3, 2023 / 11:00 am

In my former role as the Conservative Environment and Climate Change critic, one of the topics I wrote about a few times was the Liberal government’s...

From a B.C. perspective, cabinet reshuffle was not positive

From a B.C. perspective, cabinet reshuffle was not positive

Jul 27, 2023 / 11:00 am

I often talk about the "Ottawa Bubble" in my MP reports. The news reported by the parliamentary media often seems disconnected from my...

Cost of living, housing, and health care on people's minds

Cost of living, housing, and health care on people's minds

Jul 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

As of the morning of July 19, 2023, a little-known federal tribunal, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, has required the International Longshore and...

MP hearing from businesses facing tough economic times

MP hearing from businesses facing tough economic times

Jul 13, 2023 / 11:00 am

An alarming report was released by licensed insolvency trustee MNP Ltd earlier this week. According to the report, 52% of Canadians say they are $200 away or...

Grocery rebate coming to Canadians

"Grocery rebate" coming to Canadians

Jul 6, 2023 / 11:00 am

This week, eligible individuals who receive GST credit payments may have also received an additional "grocery rebate" distributed as of July 5. What...

Assessing the impact of Canada's new online news law

Assessing the impact of Canada's new online news law

Jun 29, 2023 / 11:00 am

About a month ago, I wrote about Bill C-18, described as an act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to people in Canada....

The problem with governmental 'language limitation'

The problem with governmental 'language limitation'

Jun 22, 2023 / 11:00 am

In a column earlier this year, I referred to a recent order paper question I received regarding cancelled contracts by federal agencies and departments. An...

Government spending hurting Canadians, says MP

Jun 15, 2023 / 11:00 am

One of the challenges when in opposition, is overseeing the government to hold it accountable to Canadians. At the risk of sounding overtly partisan, with the...

Federal taxes, policies driving up costs

Federal taxes, policies driving up costs

Jun 8, 2023 / 11:00 am

In my May 24 column, I shared details from the recent Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report, "A Distributional Analysis of the Clean Fuel...

Tell MPs immediately if they're targeted by foreign governments

Tell MPs immediately if they're targeted by foreign governments

Jun 1, 2023 / 11:00 am

As Parliament prepares to adjourn for the summer, the government is focused on a few "need to have" bills rather than its long list of "want to...

Federal clean fuel regulations will hit rural, low-income Canadians hardest

Federal clean fuel regulations will hit rural, low-income Canadians hardest

May 25, 2023 / 11:00 am

Last week, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released their latest report, titled A Distributional Analysis of the Clean Fuel Regulations. The regulations...

MP worried about the cost of Canada's debt servicing

MP worried about the cost of Canada's debt servicing

May 18, 2023 / 11:00 am

For many Canadians, the recent rise in interest rates has led to a significant increase in their monthly payments for variable mortgages, lines of credit, and...

Rural communities need more support from federal government

Rural communities need more support from federal government

May 11, 2023 / 11:00 am

I want to begin by sharing an unfortunate event from 2016. That year, a rockslide damaged the regional irrigation canal located in the community of Oliver. The...

Troubling questions about political interference by China

Troubling questions about political interference by China

May 4, 2023 / 11:00 am

This week, a leaked document revealed that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) briefed the federal government two years ago about a foreign...

MP questions government funding for projects with for-profit corporations

MP questions government funding for projects with for-profit corporations

Apr 27, 2023 / 11:00 am

On May 1, regardless of the current strike status of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), you must file and have your personal income tax returns...

MP hopes public service sector strike is short-lived

MP hopes public service sector strike is short-lived

Apr 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

As I write this week's column from Ottawa, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the public sector union representing most of Canada's federal...

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