• 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Conservative Motion to Ban Huawei Passes

    Canada’s Conservatives will always stand up for the privacy of Canadians. We understand that with many Canadians now working from home, and relying on digital platforms to connect with friends ...

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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Parliament an Essential Service

Jagmeet Singh and his colleagues should be ashamed of the deal they have done with the Prime Minister to shut down Parliament. It is clear that this Government has no regard for our democratic ...

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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: 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

Lest We Forget

We think today of the more than 650,000 Canadians who served in the First World War, the over 66,000 who never came home, the more than 172,000 who returned wounded and the countless others who made it back seemingly unscathed. In reality they spent a lifetime carrying invisible scars that ... Full Article