Blog


March 8, 2017 | No Comments

Happy to donate to Dress for Success on International Women’s Day

Dress for Success is a great organization that provides support for women to succeed in professional life.

Thanks to the Hon. Rona Ambrose for lending her office space for this important cause.




Filed under: General

March 8, 2017 | No Comments

Today is International Women’s Day

It’s an opportunity to celebrate the countless contributions of women in our lives, our communities, our country and beyond.

Filed under: General

March 3, 2017 | No Comments

Celebrating March birthdays at North West Edmonton Seniors Society

It was a pleasure to bring greetings at North West Edmonton Seniors Society’s March birthday event.

Happy Birthday to all of you celebrating this month.  

Filed under: General

February 28, 2017 | No Comments

Honoured to build community with faith group leaders

I was pleased to host an interfaith roundtable with faith group leaders from our community of Edmonton Griesbach.

Building relationship with community leaders is essential to being a good representative for my constituents.

We had a great conversation on important issues impacting our community including crime, poverty, refugees and interfaith outreaches.

All participants offered valuable ideas and insight. Together we can all help build a healthier and stronger community.

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Filed under: General

February 27, 2017 | No Comments

Conservatives release ‘made-in-Alberta’ solutions to tackle the jobs crisis

My Conservative colleagues and I have met with thousands of everyday Albertans to discuss the jobs crisis in the province.

We’ve heard your stories of how this crisis has impacted you. And, we’ve heard your ideas on how the federal government can help get Albertan back to work.

Today, our Alberta Conservative caucus released the Alberta Jobs Taskforce report that includes practical solutions to help create jobs and grow the economy in Alberta.

Read the full report here.




 

Filed under: General

February 27, 2017 | No Comments

Highly organized professional needed for Edmonton constituency office

THIS JOB COMPETITION IS CLOSED.

The office of Kerry Diotte, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach, is seeking a candidate to fill the full-time position of Constituent Assistant in Edmonton.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who takes initiative and possesses strong interpersonal skills. The candidate must possess sound judgement and absolute discretion.

Position Description:

  • General office duties
  • Assisting constituents with requests pertaining to federal government departments
  • Liaising with community leaders and organizers
  • Monitoring key events and activities in the community, including local media
  • Organizing the Members’ schedule in the community
  • Occasional weekend and evening events with the Member
  • Photography and videography at local events

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Academic degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills including professionalism on the phone
  • Excellent writing, organizational and time management skills
  • Works well as part of a team in a professional setting
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook
  • Previous political work experience

Assets:

  • Proficiency in languages other than English
  • Photography and videography
  • Social media abilities

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume and writing samples to the attention of Sally Harris at: kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

**We thank all for applying, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. **

 

Filed under: General

February 25, 2017 | No Comments

Calling all young writers!

What does Parliament mean to you?

The Speakers of the House of Commons and the Senate have launched a speech writing competition in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Find full details here: https://www.facebook.com/PARLyouth/app/941345315938094/

Filed under: General

February 23, 2017 | No Comments

Passing Wynn’s law should be a no-brainer

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak in the House during the debate on Wynn’s law.

This legislation will require that prosecutors disclose a bail applicant’s criminal history at a bail hearing.

By closing this loophole in the Criminal Code, this legislation could save lives and increase public safety.

But the Liberals have vowed to vote against this common-sense piece of legislation.

Sign this petition today to tell the Liberal government to support Wynn’s law: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-712

Filed under: General

February 20, 2017 | No Comments

Happy Family Day!

Filed under: General

February 17, 2017 | No Comments

Sign this e-petition today urging the Liberals to pass Wynn’s Law

Constable David Wynn was murdered by a career criminal out on bail, whose criminal history wasn’t disclosed at the bail hearing.

Currently, Canada’s Criminal Code doesn’t require the disclosure of a bail applicant’s criminal history.

Wynn’s law would close this loophole.

I’ve already received feedback from hundreds of you that think Wynn’s law is common-sense legislation.

Shamefully, the Liberal government has vowed to defeat this legislation.

If you want to see Wynn’s law passed, send the Liberals a message and sign this e-petition today: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-712

Filed under: General