January 11, 2021

I’m here to help with your federal issues

 

As your Member of Parliament, I can help you resolve issues with federal government departments, programs and services, including federal COVID-19 programs.

My office can help constituents of Edmonton Griesbach having concerns with Immigration Canada, the Canadian Revenue Agency, Employment Insurance, Veteran Affairs Canada or other departments.

You can reach me by e-mail at: kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca or by phone at: (780) 495-3261.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no in-person meetings. 

I heard the concerns of our community newspapers

I attended an informative meeting with my Conservative MP colleagues and representatives of community newspapers. The industry is seeking solutions to being imperilled by the fact Google and Facebook help themselves to using newspapers’ editorial content. Publishers would like legislation in Canada similar to Australia whereby Big Tech must pay royalties for the content.

Trudeau’s preparing for an election 

“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said for the first time on Friday there could well be an election this year, indicating his government is preparing for a vote he insists he does not want.

Trudeau’s Liberal Party only controls a minority of seats in the House of Commons, which means he needs the support of opposition parties to govern and can be brought down if they unite against him.”

Read the full article by David Ljunggren, Reuters at the link below.

 

 

 

Let’s remember Flight PS752 victims

“They were students. Professors. A physician. A soccer player. Newlyweds and sisters.

When Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by the Iranian military over Iran on January 8, 2020, it killed 176 passengers and crew.

Among them was a number of Canadians and Edmontonians.  One year after this Canadian tragedy, the deaths of these 13 people are still felt deeply, their lives cut short, their promise of a brighter future extinguished.”

Read the full article by Breanna Karstens-Smith, Global News at the link below.

 

 

 

In the news

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked folks if they thought team Canada was going to win the World Juniors for the 19th time. 

The majority of respondents predicted team Canada was going to take home the gold.

Despite an impressive tournament — where they won their previous five games — team Canada lost in the finals to the Americans and took home silver. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

Have your say

Do you agree with the recent lockout in the province of Quebec meant to battle the pandemic that commands people to stay indoors between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. or face police arrests and fines?

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 Agency 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 during this COVID pandemic. 

 

 

 

 

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I want to hear from you 

I’m always eager to hear from you. Do you have beefs? Bouquets? Suggestions?

Drop me a note at my e-mail address.

Please note our local Edmonton constituency office is currently still open to serve you but it’s by appointment only. We simply ask that you call ahead to book an appointment.

Call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to serve you.

Thanks so much. Stay healthy!

E-mail:
Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca

Phone:
(780) 495-3261

Mail (postage free): 
Kerry Diotte, MP 
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6