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Canada Day Quiz Answers

  1. When did British Columbia become part of Canada?
    A) 1871 B) 1869 C) 1876
  2. What is Canada’s national summer sport?
    A) basketball B) lacrosse C) football
  3. Of these Canadians who has won the most Grammy awards?
    A) Celine Dion B) Shania Twain C) David Foster
  4. What was the name of the famous Indigenous leader who helped save Canada in the War of 1812?
    A) Tecumseh 2) Thayendanegea/Joseph Brant C) Tommy Prince
  5. Which famous Canadian led the Canadian Corps during the First World War?
    A) Sir Douglas Haig B) Harry Crerar C) Sir Arthur Currie
  6. The name Canada comes from the Indigenous Huron-Iroquois word Kanata. What does it mean?
    A) a village or settlement B) home C) beaver dam
  7. Which city is home to Canada’s first mosque?
    A) Edmonton B) Toronto C) Montreal
  8. What year did Lord Stanley commission the Stanley Cup?
    A) 1901 B) 1892 C) 1874
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Canada Day Survey

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All Canadians can come together in support of natural resource sector

Canadians have been blessed with ample natural resources.

Resources like the oil sands, mines and the forestry sector contribute tens of thousands of good jobs and help pay for the essential government services that Canadians depend on.

That’s why it’s with increasing frustration that Canadians watch these important projects disappear because of red tape and obstructionism. 

We need a regulatory system, that ensures essential environmental reviews and consultations take place, but doesn’t drive away investment or make building things here in Canada impossible. 

Please watch the video below where my colleague MP Pierre Poilievre talks with Dale Swampy, president of the National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC) about how these important projects can help end poverty in First Nation communities and help further the important goal of reconciliation. 

We need a three-digit national suicide prevention hotline

Suicide takes the lives of hundreds of Canadians every year. This is a huge problem and we need to act.

Creating a national suicide prevention hotline is a common sense solution to this serious problem.

It’s something we Conservatives have been calling for and it needs to be a national priority.

This may be the very last Victoria Day long weekend

By CANDICE MALCOLM
True North News

I hope readers of this column enjoy the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend. After 15 gruelling months of complying with ever-changing public health orders, half-baked shelter-in-place guidelines and a failed COVID-19 strategy from our clueless politicians, Lord knows we all need the holiday.

Aside from all that, this may be the very last Victoria Day long weekend.

If the Woke left has its way, it will continue on its destructive trajectory of erasing our history, tearing down our institutions and cancelling anything or anyone that doesn’t meet its evolving dictates.

Surely, Queen Victoria will not stand the test of time — according to the totalitarian standards of our progressive betters, that is.

(Read the full column online at the link below)

 

 

Are you concerned about the Liberals’ plan to censor the internet?

If you have not yet had the chance to sign this important petition please do so. I’ll be writing to the prime minister and the minister of Canadian heritage in the next e-newsletter demanding they shutter this bill on your behalf.

 

 

 

 

In the news

— O’Toole closes gap with Trudeau amid discontent among centrist voters. Link

— Justin Trudeau takes a knee to the ‘nation’ of Quebec. Link

— B.C. First Nation at odds with anti-logging protesters. Link

— The U.S.A. is a country divided. Link

— Iran intentionally shot down Flight PS752 in ‘an act of terrorism,’ Ontario court rules. Link

— Rapid testing’s slow rollout just another tragic pandemic failure. Link

— Media reports on Israel rife with thousands of errors. Link

— Muslim world must recognize its hypocrisy over Israel. Link

— Dismissing anti-lockdown protesters as racists is just virtue signalling. Link

— Toronto school launches Charter challenge arguing public health order to close schools breaches freedom of religion. Link

—Chris Rock Is Right: Cancel Culture Is Unfair To Audiences. Link

— Seven scientists at top virus lab in Canada collaborated with China. Link

— Colonial pipeline attack shows Canada must get serious about cybersecurity. Link

— Queen Victoria’s name could be stripped from Toronto school looking to rebrand. Link

— New details: Wuhan lab staff taken to hospital a month before China first reported COVID-19. Link

— Liberals sneak in amendment allowing media to double-dip into taxpayer funds. Link

— What is Bill C-10 and why are the Liberals planning to regulate the internet? Link

You said it

— “It perplexes me how Trudeau can get away with continual violations of the ethics code.” —  Cheryl M.  

—  “Not only (are) tougher (ethics) laws (needed), but much stronger penalties too if convicted. Right now a $500 fine is laughable. Not a deterrent at all!” — Lyle O.

—  “The Trudeau Liberal government made several unethical decisions, therefore I can’t understand why the NDP support it.” —  Mary P.

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked if people think Canada needs stronger ethic laws in the aftermath of the Liberals’ WE Charity scandal. 

The results were unanimous, everyone supported the need for stronger ethic laws.   

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

Have your say

In light of the Liberals covering-up high profile sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces do you think the Liberal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should resign?

I’ll post the results in next week’s e-newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Latest news on COVID-19 

 

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

Alberta Health Services 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 to 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

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Vyshyvanka Day

Today is Vyshyvanka Day, a time to celebrate Ukraine’s special embroidered shirt and rich culture.

 

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Residents concerned about new homeless shelter in their neighbourhood

I’ve talked to constituents in my riding concerned with the creation of a new homeless shelter at the former Northlands Spectrum.

These constituents raised serious concerns about a lack of consultation in the City’s plan.

They’re also concerned there aren’t enough resources in place to ensure public safety. 

I sent a letter to the mayor demanding their concerns are listened to and resources are provided. 

See my letter to the mayor below.

 

Erin O’Toole says his government will repeal Bill C-10, should it pass

By TRUE NORTH WIRE

If Bill C-10 becomes law, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole says he will repeal the controversial internet regulation bill if he is elected Prime Minister.

According to O’Toole, the Liberals are “radically” altering how Canadians are expected to use the internet and could open the door for “massive abuse of power.” 

“Canada’s Conservatives support creating a level playing field between large foreign streaming services and Canadian broadcasters, and championing Canadian arts and culture. A Conservative government would do so without compromising Canadians’ fundamental rights and freedoms,” said O’Toole in a statement released on Thursday.

“We are calling on Justin Trudeau to withdraw Bill C-10 today. If this is not done, a Conservative government will stand up for Canadians and repeal this deeply flawed legislation. While the NDP and the Bloc may look the other way on the freedom of expression, Canada’s Conservatives will not.”

(Find the full article by True North News at the link below.)

 

 

 

Amarjeet Sohi is running for mayor

Those on the political left have their dream candidate with defeated Liberal MP Amarjeet Sohi announcing he wants to continue in Don Iveson’s footsteps.

 

 

 

Feds spent millions making sure staff were comfy while working from home

I requested this information on Liberal government spending and received this data via a type of access-to-information request.

There was some outrageous spending in the more than 1,800 pages of documents. 

 

 

Are you concerned about the Liberals plan to censor the internet?

If so please sign my online petition. I’ll be writing to the prime minister and the minister of Canadian heritage demanding they shutter this bill on your behalf.

 

 

 

 

In the news

 — Three teens rush into burning seniors home to help. Link

— Speaking Truth to Beijing: In Conversation with Michael Chong. Link

— Should I Sign “Anti-Colonial” Statements? A Letter to Students of Anthropology. Link

— Jordan Peterson challenges Justin Trudeau over social media censorship bill. Link

— No call yet from drive-by activist Fonda after pipeline protest. Link

— Ethics report clears Trudeau, finds Morneau gave “unfettered access” to WE Charity. Link

— How much did CBC lawsuit folly cost? Link

— Trudeau’s big three lies on Canada’s leaky border. Link

— Canada, the international laggard. Link

— Origin of COVID — Following the Clues. Link

— Liberals’ dangerous arrogance didn’t begin and won’t end with internet-regulation bill. Link

You said it

— “I am increasingly alarmed by the radical left. Please help in defending the name of our great country Canada!” —  Anonymous 

—  “Trudeau needs to go, along with the NDP.” — Joyce K. 

—  “Make jobs, jobs, jobs to make more money to pay off the debt and balance the budget.” [Their priorities] —  M.C.

 Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked if people found the census process easy. 

A clear majority said they had no issues.  

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

 

 

Have your say

In the aftermath of the WE Charity scandal and the score of ethical violations committed by the Trudeau Liberals, do you support stronger ethic laws?

I’ll post the results in next week’s e-newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Latest news on COVID-19 

 

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

Alberta Health Services 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. 

 

 

 

 

Share this valuable e-newsletter with a friend or post it on social media

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If you’re not subscribed to this regular e-newsletter, sign up below.

Members of Parliament get the most current, accurate and comprehensive updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Want regular highlights of these? Sign up for my e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up here.

I want to hear from you 

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

Drop me a note to 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

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Happy Falun Dafa Day

Best wishes to everyone celebrating Falun Dafa Day.
The Falun Dafa community is an important part of our Canadian mosaic.
The pursuits of its founding principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance are universal virtues that help make Canada a better place.
As the Member of Parliament from Edmonton Griesbach, I’ll always stand in support of the human rights of the Falun Dafa community.
To the millions of Falun Dafa followers around the world have a joyous day.

There is an online Falun Dafa Day gathering today at 5:30 p.m. click on the link below to join:
https://app.livestorm.co/falungong/falundafaday2021
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Celebrating National Nursing Week

 

We all owe nurses and support staff a debt of gratitude. In celebration of National Nursing Week, we visited some local nurses to hear their stories. Thank you to the staff at Lifestyle Options Schonsee for their hard work. Enjoy this video produced by our constituency office assistant Josh Hui.

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