Our thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire.
Last Friday, my colleagues and interim-leader Rona Ambrose joined me for the day on a tour of Fort McMurray wildfire relief centres in Edmonton Griesbach.
We visited Northlands Expo Centre and Edmonton Emergency Relief Services, meeting with many victims and volunteers of this natural disaster.
I was encouraged to see our community rallying together to support those affected by the wildfire. Thank you to all the donors, volunteers and businesses that have stepped up to help. You make us all proud!
If you are looking for a way to help, you can donate to the Red Cross online. They are providing important disaster relief, and both the Alberta and federal government have committed to match personal donations.
Today, I was honoured to participate in the carnation pinning event on Parliament Hill and give my statement in the House of Commons to recognize the start of multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness month in Canada.
MS is an unpredictable and often disabling disease that impacts many Canadians. Please join #TeamFight to help #endMS in our lifetime.
Dear Grade 6 students:
With a rich history, diverse natural and culture heritage, strong values and sense of purpose, we Canadians are proud to proclaim Canada is the best country in the world.
I am launching an art contest to find out what Canada means to you.
The winning artwork pieces will be displayed in my Edmonton and Ottawa offices.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Participants must be a current grade 6 student.
- Submissions will be received no later than May 30, 2016.
- Artwork should be in a format no larger than 11”x 14”.
- Paintings, drawings and photographs are eligible submissions.
- Entries must include your name, school and teacher’s name.
Drop-off your artwork in person at:
Kerry Diotte, MP
102-10212 127 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5E 0B8
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Be creative and have fun! And remember, I want to know what Canada means to you!
Kerry Diotte, MP
*Please note: winners will be notified by phone. All entries become the property of the Member of Parliament’s office and will not be returned to entrants. The MP retains the right to use winning contest entries for publicity purposes and display within either the Edmonton or Ottawa office.
Position Title: Creative summer intern
Language Requirements: English, French is an asset
Effective Date: June 6, 2016
• Good skills at photography, videography, basic video editing and graphic design
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
• Effective interpersonal skills, judgment, discretion, initiative, professionalism and team spirit
The office of Kerry Diotte, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach, is looking for a summer intern to help develop and carry out creative projects, and also assist in the day-to-day tasks of a political office. This paid internship is a unique opportunity to learn about politics and develop your creative skills. The ideal candidate may be a student, or recent graduate looking to gain experience in a political office. Interested candidates may apply before June 30, 2016 by sending their CV and creative project sample to Jen Gray at Kerry.Diotte.C1@parl.gc.ca.
Please feel free to forward this opportunity to interested individuals.
NB. All applications will be held in confidence and only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Today in the House of Commons, I remembered and paid tribute to my friend Ted Marianix.
May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. I invite everyone to join #TeamFight to #endMS.
The Liberal government’s budget is a real disappointment for Canadians who were looking for real action to create jobs and long-term economic prosperity.
The Liberal budget has no plan for jobs, borrows $29.4 billion and raises taxes on hard-working Canadians.
April 9th commemorates the immense sacrifices made by Canadians during WWI at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The victory at Vimy Ridge marked the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Armed Forces fought together as a unit.
From their sacrifice a new and enduring Canadian identity was born.
While it was a remarkable victory, it came at the expense of thousands of lives.
Lest we forget.