Brandon Blood Clinic Should Remain Open

Yesterday afternoon I met with representatives from Canadian Blood Services in my Parliamentary office to stress the need for the Brandon clinic to remain open and for rural mobile clinics to continue to be made available.  I reiterated my position that they should reverse their decision to permanently close the clinic and layoff the staff.

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10 Ideas to Improve Westman

Every day from now until Budget 2017, I’ll release an idea that I would like to see included in the Minister of Finance’s budget.

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Become a Member of Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee

I am inviting Westman residents to nominate leaders from the not-for-profit, voluntary and business sectors or to apply individually, to become a member of Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee.

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Encouraging Westman Teachers to attend Teachers Institute in Ottawa

I am encouraging Westman teachers to apply to participate in the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy conference from November 5th to 10th in Ottawa. This will be the 21st edition of the Teachers Institute and eighty-five educators will be selected to experience this professional development opportunity that offers insight into the workings of Parliament.

 

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What will a Carbon Tax Cost Westman Taxpayers?

Regardless of whether you think Canada needs a carbon tax, the Liberals owe Westman taxpayers the cold hard truth about what it will cost.  No taxation without information. It’s not a revolutionary idea: if the government wants to introduce a new tax they have an obligation to tell you what it’s going to do to your wallet and our economy.

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Canada 150 Speech Writing Contest

I am encouraging students in Westman to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, by entering the Speakers’ Speech Writing Contest. Through this national contest, students are being asked to mark this special occasion, our sesquicentennial anniversary, by writing a speech of their own by answering: “What does Parliament mean to you?”

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Today's Deficits are Tomorrow's Taxes

Recently there have been a couple stories in the news that have peaked the interest of taxpayers.

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Protecting Important Heritage Buildings

I am fully in support of Bill C-323, which is currently before Parliament and if passed, would provide financial assistance for the restoration of heritage properties.

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Support the Next Generation of Farmers and Entrepreneurs

This week I voted in favour of C-274, which would have reduced the taxes paid by Westman residents when transferring family farms or small businesses to family members; however the Trudeau Liberals defeated the Bill.

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Illegal Border Crossings

Manitoba Conservative Caucus Concerned about Surge in Illegal Border Crossings from Asylum-Seekers.

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