September 8, 2020

Serving constituents is key to the job of an MP

Serving our local communities is paramount to me as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach. Check out our video produced by our constituency office assistant Josh Hui:

I spoke at a pro-democracy rally in support of the Belarus freedom movement

I was honoured to speak outside the Alberta Legislature for a rally supporting people in Belarus fighting for freedom against a corrupt and brutal dictatorship.

 

 

 

 

Vandals desecrate the memorial for a fallen police officer

Just this summer I attended a touching memorial for Const. Ezio Farone at this memorial park. He was killed in the line of duty three decades ago. This is a window into the types of radicals who are successfully pushing politicians to defund our police. In the riding I represent, Edmonton Griesbach, folks want more police officers, not fewer. I hope the person responsible for this desecration is arrested, charged and convicted. Anyone with information or dashcam video from that night is asked to contact police using the non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or by dialing #377 from a cell phone.

Independent Parliamentary Budget Officer call Liberals spending “unsustainable”

By AMANDA CONNOLLY 
Global News

The federal government has no more than one or two years to rein in the hundreds of billions of dollars in deficits it is wracking up through coronavirus spending, or risk the debt being “unsustainable.”

That’s according to parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux, who spoke with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson about the federal government’s spending ahead of a throne speech on Sept. 23, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said will pitch “ambitious” new programs.

“It’s without a doubt that we cannot afford deficits of over $300 billion for more than just a few years,” said Giroux. “And when I say a few years, I really mean a year or two. Beyond that, it would become unsustainable.

“So if the government has plans for additional spending, it will clearly have to make difficult choices and either raise taxes or reduce other areas of spending. Because it’s clear that we cannot afford to have deficits of that magnitude for even the medium term.”

(Read the full column by Amanda Connolly, Global News here

Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks if they support spending $600 million dollars of taxpayers’ money to subsidize “approved” media? 

People unanimously said they didn’t approve. 

See the results below. 

Have your say

Are you concerned with the bullying and aggressive actions of Communist China? 

Have your say in my new unofficial poll. I’ll publish the results in next week’s e-newsletter. 

 

 

 

 


Latest news on COVID-19 

 

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Public Health or the Public Health Authority of Canada

Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811.

 

Benefits available for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family. 

 

 

 

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Kerry Diotte, MP 
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