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MPs recommend tougher penalties for ethics violations
Penalties for Parliament Hill ethics violations lack teeth, MPs on the House of Commons ethics committee said this week. The maximum penalties range from a public apology to $500 fine.
Battle River-Crowfoot MP discusses federal budget
According to Battle River-Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek, the Canadian government is continuing to spend more while Canadians get less.
Western alienation a prominent theme during virtual town hall hosted by MP Damien Kurek
Kurek noted that there is an unprecedented ‘Ottawa knows best’ strategy that is failing Canadians
Canadian lawmakers demand clearer answers on facial recognition from national police
A standing committee of Canadian Members of Parliament examining face biometrics use in the country saw further clarification of the RCMP’s use of facial recognition and the expected safeguards. The hearing was also beset by allegations from lawmakers that unclear testimony from the RCMP is leading to a lack of trust.
Battle River-Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek holds town hall in Castor
Kurek discussed a variety of topics ranging from upcoming bills to encouraging people to get more active in politics.
Stettler MP Kurek says voted against Emergencies Act
Battle River Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek confirmed he did speak in the House of Commons against employing the Emergencies Act. Kurek stated the Liberal use of the act was an overreach.
Feds’ data sweep tracked family gatherings and grocery visits
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) secretive mass surveillance program included tracking family gatherings, visits to the grocery store and other travels of millions of Canadians.