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MP Report – Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget   This November we will commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.  This anniversary will make annual Remembrance ceremonies all the more poignant this year.  This year, more than ever, would be an ideal time to attend a Remembrance ceremony to thank ... Full Article

Marijuana Sales in Calgary Confederation

The City of Calgary is responsible for authorizing locations in our community for marijuana sales. This map (http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Scripts/land-use-bylaw/cannabis-store-info-map.html) shows all locations that have been approved, rejected, are under appeal or are under review. Full Article

Community Survey Results

This summer I conducted an extensive household survey in the Calgary Confederation riding through a mail-in survey and the results are detailed below in the newsletter. I want to thank all those who participated for providing me with your input and comments.  The thousands of responses have ... Full Article

New protection for bees

  Since being elected as your Member of Parliament in 2015, many constituents have written to me calling for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides to protect our declining bee populations across Canada.  Bees perform a critical pollinating role in nature and within our agricultural ... Full Article

Many hand-held lasers are now prohibited

Many hand-held lasers are now prohibited Aiming a laser at an aircraft is not a bright idea. It’s a federal offence. Laser attacks can temporarily blind the pilot, putting all the people on board the aircraft at serious risk. In 2017, there were nearly 400 reported laser strikes on aircraft ... Full Article

Has your address changed?

If your home address has changed, or will soon be changing, please consider updating the federal government to ensure your communications and benefits are not disrupted. Learn more at www.canada.ca/en/government/change-address.html. Full Article

Public Service Jobs

Are you interested in working in Canada’s Public Service? If so, you can search current Public Service opportunities at www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs.html. Other employment opportunities are also available through the federal Job Bank at www.jobbank.gc.ca . Full Article

Be Heard!

Be Heard! Are you passionate about an issue and feel that your concerns are not being heard, or more importantly, addressed by the federal government? Do you know someone who is frustrated because the federal government does not reply to their concerns? Canadians do have the power to draw ... Full Article

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints. Official ... Full Article

Forum for Young Canadians 2018

FORUM FOR YOUNG CANADIANS Meeting parliamentarians where the decisions get made. Visit the Senate and House of Commons and the Speakers of each chamber as well as the Clerks and Pages. Enjoy breakfast at the Senate with Senators. Attend our reception, where MPs are invited to come meet and ... Full Article

Canada Day 2018

Events Schedule (click here for more details)   9am-4pm Canada Day at Fort Calgary Fort Calgary 9am-5pm Canada Day at Stephen Avenue Walk /Olympic Plaza Olympic Plaza 10am-5pm Canada Day at East Village Street Fair East Village District 10am-5pm Canada Day at Studio Bell Studio Bell ... Full Article

MP Report – Talking to teens about marijuana

Are you ready? Whether we like it or not, recreational marijuana is going to be legal soon and parents are wondering if they are ready to handle the change.  Alberta’s usage rate is currently 8.9% while the national average is 10.5%.  At the same time, Alberta has the highest rate of ... Full Article

Access to Information

Make an access to information or personal information request From Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (source) There are several options when making an access to information or personal information request. Using the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Online Request service is a fast, ... Full Article

New Horizons for Seniors

The Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) plays an important role in communities across Canada by supporting partnerships that provide older Canadians with a wide range of opportunities to get involved in local activities that address their needs and interests, and to ... Full Article

MP Report – Canada Summer Jobs 2018

495 New Jobs for Calgary Confederation I am pleased to announce that Calgary Confederation will see 495 jobs created through 163 community groups, small businesses and non-profit organizations with the assistance of $1,306,561 of funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program. This is a ... Full Article

Marijuana Store Applications

We have received inquiries from those interested in knowing the 29 locations within our community being for proposed marijuana stores. This is a process that is being handled by the City of Calgary and we are pleased to provide the following links for further information. City of Calgary ... Full Article

MP Report – Do you know your ABCDE’s?

Do You Know Your ABCDE’s? Summer is almost here and we will all be spending a lot more time outside. This year, almost 7,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma after spending too much time in the sun in the past. Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of cancer and is one of […] Full Article

MP Report – The Silence Is Deafening

The Silence Is Deafening As I sat in the House of Commons listening to the Finance Minister brag about this latest federal budget, we received a 369 page book that contained the fine print. At this moment, aside from looking at the major themes and announcements, every Member of Parliament ... Full Article

For Teachers

This program brings together 85 educators from across Canada for a week on Parliament Hill to learn about Parliament, governance and citizenship. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is April 15, 2018. Educators can apply at www.parl.gc.ca/teachers. Full Article