Raising Killarney Lake in Parliament


Time to End the Credit Union Calamity

This past week I threw my full support behind Bill C-379, which if passed, would amend the Bank Act to allow the use of the words “bank”, “banker” and “banking” by Credit Unions that are provincially regulated.

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Paying Tribute to the Heroes of the Virden Inferno


Liberals Failing to Address Illegal Border Crossings

At committee last week I asked pointed questions during a parliamentary committee to Liberal Ministers on their government’s response to the illegal border crossings by asylum seekers. The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration invited Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to brief Members of Parliament and to make themselves available for questions.

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Liberals Vote Down Motion to Extend Tax Consultations

Last week I voted in the House of Commons to extend the consultations on the proposed Liberal tax hikes for businesses and farm families. The Conservative Party introduced the motion to extend the consultation deadline to January 31, 2018; however the Trudeau Liberals refused and defeated the motion. 

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Standing up for Westman Credit Unions


Liberals are hiding costs of marijuana legalization

Earlier this summer I wrote the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) requesting a costing analysis for implementing the Liberal government’s legislation to legalize marijuana. I received a response from the PBO last month describing both a lack of transparency by the Liberal government and an intention to offload costs onto provinces to meet the deadline for legalization of July 1, 2018.

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Seniors Passport Clinic in Brandon

Pleased to announce that I will be hosting a Passport Clinic in Brandon on Tuesday, August 22nd at Seniors for Seniors from 9am to 12pm for postal codes R7A and R7C, and 1pm to 4pm for R7B and other postal codes.  

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Credit Union Calamity

Did you see the news recently where Credit Unions were told they are not allowed to use the word “bank”, “banker” and “banking”? 

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Canada 150 Service Medallion

The 30 recipients from Westman that were awarded the Canada 150 Service Medallion were recently announced.  The awards ceremony was held at the Riverview Curling Club in Brandon and over 200 individuals came out to celebrate the recipients. 

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