• Celebrating Local Hero: Clarence "CB" Lang

    It was an honour to acknowledge Johnny Huscroft, his team and their important work to secure the legacy of Clarence "CB" Lang. Local farm kid, Clarence Lang, took his first job at the Huscroft ...

  • Liberals Defeat Bill to Crack Down on Criminals

    Law enforcement agencies have acknowledged that 82% of black market firearms are being illegally smuggled into Canada. I can assure the Prime Minister, based on first hand experience as Chief ...

  • No room for racism or discrimination

    I encourage all Kootenay-Columbians to stand with me and denounce hate and discrimination in all their forms. Our Fundamental Freedoms, under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, have been paid ...

Columbia River Treaty

Canada and the United States are in a process of negotiations to renew the Columbia River Treaty. Global Affairs is working closely with the province, Columbia Basin first nations and local ...

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Questioned PM on COVID-19

At the beginning of the health crisis, in my role as Deputy Shadow Minister for Public Safety, I rose on behalf of all Canadians in the House of Commons to ask the Prime Minister if he was aware ...

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Life-saving Cystic Fibrosis drug

I, along with 58 other Conservative Members of Parliament, sent an open letter to Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu urging Health Canada to approve the life-saving Cystic Fibrosis drug, ...

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Year-end Review: Fuel

In November of last year, my office began work to look into the prices of fuel in the riding. We needed more than a superficial look into the issue and so I began a long process of investigation to find the root cause. In making that decision I knew that it would take more time, […] Full Article

Year-end Review: Environment

I do believe, under the leadership of Erin O’Toole, that the Conservative Party will take meaningful steps towards addressing our policy on the environment. My office is positioned to provide a voice to those discussions. Our riding holds diverse opinions on this topic and many from ... Full Article

Questioned PM on COVID-19

At the beginning of the health crisis, in my role as Deputy Shadow Minister for Public Safety, I rose on behalf of all Canadians in the House of Commons to ask the Prime Minister if he was aware of Canada’s first COVID-19 infections, which arrived by air from China, and if he knew where ... Full Article

Year-end Review: Secured Changes to the Wage Subsidy Program

In March, the economic floor fell out from underneath Canadians, including all those who have invested their life savings in small businesses. In our riding, one of the hardest-hit sectors was tourism. Many small businesses looking to depend on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy & Canada ... Full Article

Year-end Review: 3-Digit Help Line

For those of you who are discouraged and whose light has been dimmed by this crisis, I encourage you to talk to someone. As we continue to battle COVID-19, increased isolation, physical distancing, health, and financial concerns have led to heightened anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and a ... Full Article

Year-end Review: Heroes from Haiti

Many, particularly in Nelson, have read the heart-warming story of Sébastien De Marre and Marie-Paule Brisson who were raising two foster children in Haiti. When the health crisis began, Sébastien was with the girls in Haiti and Marie-Paule had returned to Nelson, where travel restrictions ... Full Article

Year-end Review: Repatriating Kootenay-Columbians

At the outset of the health crisis, we were presented with the challenge of repatriating hundreds of Kootenay-Columbians who were trapped abroad and looking for a safe way home. Travelling constituents were facing more challenges than solutions at that time, however, my office was able to ... Full Article

Year-end Review: Called for Support for CBSA and RCMP

Based on your feedback, I know preserving democracy and feeling safe in your community continues to be a priority. A briefing note presented to the Prime Minister by his National Security advisor, just days before the OIC gun ban announcement, confirmed that illegally obtained weapons, and the ... Full Article