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December 13, 2017 | No Comments

A new take on an old Christmas tune

In the spirit of giving, I decided to try a new take on the old jingle bells tune. I wanted to give the Liberals a figurative lump of coal for a few of the ways that they’ve been naughty this year.

 

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December 8, 2017 | No Comments

The Liberal plan to reintegrate ISIS fighters puts the safety of Canadians at risk

An ISIS fighter should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law if they return to Canada, not offered taxpayer-funded reintegration training.

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November 24, 2017 | No Comments

Liberals are rushing ahead to meet their arbitrary deadline to legalize marijuana

The Liberal government needs to stop and listen to the scientists, doctors, and law enforcement officials who are telling them that their plan to legalize marijuana is being rushed through without proper consideration of the negative impact of such complicated legislation.

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November 22, 2017 | No Comments

The Liberals are rushing to legalize marijuana without a plan to protect youth

Justin Trudeau’s government is rushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana without proper planning or consideration of the negative ramifications of their legislation.

It’s very concerning that it doesn’t keep marijuana out of the hands of children. 

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October 25, 2017 | No Comments

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is trying to change the channel on his ethics crisis

It’s time that Morneau stops trying to change the channel, apologizes to Canadians, and starts following the rules that apply to all Members of Parliament.

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October 16, 2017 | No Comments

It’s Small Business Week!

And this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling the details of his plan to hike taxes on local business.

Today in the House of Commons, I reminded the Liberal government that Canadian small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy, that they should be respected for the jobs and opportunities they create in our communities.

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September 29, 2017 | No Comments

Edmonton’s small business community is outraged with the Liberals’ unfair tax changes

Small business owners at my roundtable on the unfair tax hike in Edmonton roundly blasted the proposed Trudeau/Morneau small biz tax changes.

Our participants (including two accountants) say if the Liberal plan is carried out it will have a wide-ranging negative impact on everything from family farms, to mom and pop businesses, to the ability for Canada to retain doctors.

All these people vow to continue opposing these changes and they’re encouraging everyone they know to call, write and e-mail federal Liberal members of Parliament demanding they stop this ill-advised damaging scheme.

Please do YOUR part by speaking out loudly. Conservatives will fight this tax hike every step of the way.

Together we can make the Grits stop this insane tax-grab scheme.

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August 12, 2017 | No Comments

Great to meet residents of the Rosslyn community

We had a lot of fun doorknocking today in the Rosslyn area of my riding of Edmonton Griesbach.

We met lots of nice folks and had great conversations. 

Thanks again to all the volunteers!

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July 27, 2017 | No Comments

Appreciative of the feedback received from Veterans and Veteran’s advocates

Thank you to everyone who participated my round table discussion on Veterans issues with Conservative Veterans Affairs critic John Brassard.

Your feedback is invaluable.

Canada’s Veterans have selflessly served our country. It’s important that when they transition to civil life they have the resources they need, when they need it.

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July 24, 2017 | No Comments

Northlands’ Monday Morning Magic gives back to the community

By KERRY DIOTTE
Member of Parliament
Edmonton Griesbach

If you look up the definition in a dictionary of “giving back to the community” it should be accompanied by a picture of the Northlands organization beside the entry.

The not-for-profit agricultural society, located in my federal riding of Edmonton Griesbach, has been giving back to our community for longer than Edmonton has been a city.

There’s hardly a better example of the good work this organization does than Monday Morning Magic whereby children with special needs (and their friends and parents) get the run of the K-Days fair midway for free along with snacks, entertainment and more. It’s in cooperation with the rides company, North American Midway.

This year’s Monday Morning Magic was hampered by a downpour but Northlands officials and volunteers simply adapted and worked a little magic indoors where kids were treated to performances by the top dogs of Canine Stars.

There were mascots galore along with princesses, cartoon characters members of the Edmonton Eskimos football team and lots of men and women in uniform — all there to bring smiles to the faces of the excited kids on the 40th anniversary of this annual event.

A big tip of the hat to everyone who made this event a success that brought on so many smiles. A special thanks to Northlands and the volunteers who came out to help this year. They’re part of the hundreds and hundreds of loyal Northlands volunteers. I honestly don’t know what our community would do without them.

 

 

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