It is an honour to be able to fight for the interests of Battle River-Crowfoot in Ottawa. Over the last number of weeks, I have been busy traveling across the constituency attending events and hosting meetings. At the constituency office, I have been replying to your correspondence, following up on casework and catching up.
With Parliament returning, I wanted to share with you the priorities that my colleagues and I will be focusing on in this winter Parliament session. They are:
Keep Canada united and strong
Help Canadians get ahead
Restore ethics and accountability to Government
Fight to get the energy sector back to work
This new Parliament demonstrates that the days of the Liberal Government’s free ride is over. The election saw the Liberals lose over a million votes, their majority in the House of Commons and the support of western Canada. They were sent a serious message from western Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau and his team need to be willing to work with all parties for the benefit of the country.
My Conservative colleagues and I believe Canadians need strong defenders who will promote lowering taxes, responsible spending and enable the success of small businesses as the way forward. Canada’s Conservatives will work hard for all Canadians to deliver fiscally responsible solutions to economic challenges.
As I shared earlier this year, it is an honour to serve as the Deputy Shadow Minister of Rural Economic Development. You can count on me to stand up for rural interests, ensure that a “rural lens” is applied to public policy, fight for infrastructure, promote our legacy industries (agriculture & energy), and fight for rural prosperity.
On January 8, Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 was struck by two Iranian missiles killing all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians. The victims’ families and all Canadians deserve answers. The Iranian Government needs to compensate families and ensure the bodies are returned for proper burial. We are calling on the Government to immediately implement our 2018 Motion to list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. This a loss for all of Canada and my condolences go out to all those affected by this horrific incident.
I will continue to address your many concerns including the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), the absurd targeting of law-abiding firearms owners, rural crime, and the out of control deficits. We also need to address accountability in Government, Canada’s diminished status on the world stage, western alienation, and the 2020 federal budget.
Thank you again to the constituents of Battle River-Crowfoot for the honour of allowing me to represent you in Ottawa.