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MP Kurek encouraged by three-digit mental health hotline announcement
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on Wednesday, August 31 it would implement a new three-digit mental health crisis hotline by November 2023.
County of Paintearth hosts MP Kurek during latest meeting
Battle River-Crowfoot Member of Parliament Damien Kurek stopped by the County of Paintearth council meeting on Aug. 16.
Kneehill County drafts letter to MPs over rural economic development concerns
Conservative Members of Parliament Damien Kurek, Shannon Stubbs, and Jacques Gourde have reached out to rural municipalities, including Kneehill County, to inquire about issues the region faces for rural economic development.
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.
Ethics committee chair slams RCMP’s ‘point-blank refusal’ to provide information on spyware tools
New federal Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne tells the House Ethics Committee his office learned about the RCMP’s use of spyware on phones and other devices through the media.
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
MP Kurek calls on federal government for three-digit mental health hot line
Battle River-Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek is imploring the federal government to keep its promise to implement a three-digit mental health crisis line and helping to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health in a new mail out.
Kurek endorses Poilievre for CPC leadership
The leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada is coming to a vote on September 10, with five candidates in the running.
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.