Category: General


May 5, 2020 | No Comments

Liberation of the Netherlands

Today marks 75 years since the 1st Canadian Army liberated the Netherlands from Nazi tyranny.
We must never forget the service of the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who fought for freedom during the Second World War.
Lest we forget.

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May 4, 2020 | No Comments

Our community is here for you

This crisis has been hard on all of us.

All our lives have been changed.

Folks have lost their jobs and are physically distancing.

Like me, some people are now working from home.

Yet, throughout it all our community hasn’t stopped helping each other.

Community groups continue to offer important services to Edmontonians in need.

If you need assistance there’s help for you.

Crystal Kids Youth Centre continues to do great work helping kids here in our community.

They have a daily food pick-up program for families in need.

Crystal Kids are also hosting daily virtual mentoring, life skills and literacy sessions.

You can contact them at (780) 479-5746 ext. 224 or by e-mail at crystalkids@crystalkids.org.

Drive Happiness is also doing an amazing job delivering food and medication to seniors in need.

They can be reached at (780) 424-5438 or by e-mail at info@drivehappiness.ca.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association also volunteer to help people get groceries, medication and do other errands.

You can reach them at 1 (855) 435-7811 or by e-mail at help@amya.ca.

As senior centres are closing, our community is working to support the social well being of seniors with the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls.

This is a great resource where seniors can call and interact with others from the comfort of their own home.

You can register at (780) 395-2626.

If you’re in need please contact one of these great community organizations. 

As always if you need federal assistance please reach out to me, I’m here to help you.  

E-mail: kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

You must reapply for CERB

The way the government designed the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) you must reapply every four weeks.

If you applied for the benefit when it was first announced, you need to reapply to receive the second payment of $2000.

 

 

 

 

Learn more about 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 for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family. 

Remember: the way the government set up CERB you need to reapply every 4 weeks. 

 

 

 

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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

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April 27, 2020 | No Comments

Support for small businesses available today

The long awaited Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for small businesses is now available. 

Small businesses affected by COVID-19 will receive a 75% subsidy for employee wages for up to 12 weeks.

This program will help Canadian small businesses survive the crisis and prevent further job losses. 

We Conservatives successfully pushed the government for improvements to the program. 

That included increasing the subsidy from the proposed original 10% to the current 75% support. 

We’ve also pushed for making the program more accessible, so Canadians who need support get the help they need. 

 

 

 

Additionally, the government has just announced a plan to offer small businesses rent relief — the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA).

Under this program the government will offer support for 75% of commercial rent for eligible small businesses. 

More details to come.

As always if you’re in need of federal assistance please reach out to me, I’m here to help you. 

These are trying times for everyone, but together we’ll get through this. 

E-mail: kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

 

Support for students

The government has proposed a new Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) to provide relief for students affected by COVID-19. 

This program will provide support to students and new graduates who aren’t eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). 

Eligible students will receive $1,250 per month from May to August. 

We Conservatives are also proposing a new program to match students with essential jobs in agriculture.   

Farmers across Canada need workers and students need jobs.

This is a win-win policy that helps students, farmers and maintains the security of our food supply. 

 

 

 

Learn more about 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 for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family. 

Remember: the way the government set up CERB you need to reapply every 4 weeks. 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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April 24, 2020 | No Comments

Remembering the battle of Kapyong

 

On this day 69 years ago the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) heroically repulsed an attack by Chinese and North Korean communist forces in Korea. 

From 1950 to 1953 Canadian and allied forces fought in the Korean War as part of the  United Nations mission defending South Korea from a communist invasion. 

In the spring of 1951, the PPCLI was ordered to hold Hill 677 at Kapyong as the last line of defense protecting the withdrawal of our allies.

For two days the 700 Canadian troops fervently fought off wave after wave of enemy attacks.

Heavily outnumbered the Canadians held firm and successfully stopped the enemy offensive.  

For their heroism, President Truman awarded the PPCLI the United States Presidential Unit Citation battle streamer and shoulder badge. 

Yet, this came at a high cost, 10 Canadian soldiers were killed and 23 were wounded. 

Lest we forget.

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April 21, 2020 | No Comments

Paid summer intern for Member of Parliament

Language Requirements: English. Other languages considered an asset.

Location: Edmonton, Alberta.

Job description:

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 assist in day-to-day constituency work. Working with the Member of Parliament and his staff, this paid internship is a chance to learn about political life and enhance your professional resume.

Qualifications:

• Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills
• Proficient with computers and basic photography
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends on projects
• Effective interpersonal skills, good judgment, discretion, initiative, professionalism and team spirit
• Keen interest in learning new technology (such as video editing) or online programs and apps

Apply now by sending your resume, a creative work sample and three work, volunteer or academic references to the attention of Sally Harris at: Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca.

The successful candidate could start working as soon as May 15, 2020 with the position ending by Sept. 1, 2020.

Creative work could include writing samples, photos, videos etc.

Please feel free to forward this opportunity to interested individuals.

*** All applications will be held in confidence and only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.***

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April 20, 2020 | No Comments

How are you coping?

Please let me know how you’re coping

These are trying times for everyone.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives.

Many of us are working largely from home, including me.

We’re the lucky ones, because we have work.

Millions of Canadians aren’t so fortunate. Some have been laid off. Others had to close their businesses due to the pandemic. Still others might not have had a job before this all hit and have little hope of getting one now.

There are a variety of government programs being made available to ease the pain. Millions of people are taking advantage of them.

I’d like to know how you’re coping during this COVID crisis. What’s your work situation?

Are you largely staying home? What are you doing to fill your day?

Have you applied for any government assistance? Was it easy enough to apply or did you have issues? I’d love to hear about the good and the not-so good.

As a federal Member of Parliament my main priority these days is working with my staff to help any constituents when they have problems with federal assistance. If you’ve had issues that we might be able to help with, please contact my office at (780) 495-3261 or by email at kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca.

Please follow all the health guidelines we’re told about and stay safe.

All the best, from my family to yours.

Parliament needs to return

One of Canada’s greatest strengths is our democracy. 

From sea-to-sea-to-sea Members of Parliament are hearing the concerns of their constituents and advocating on their behalf. 

This way every Canadian has a direct link to the highest offices in the country. 

Yet, the government has attempted to skirt our Parliamentary traditions. 

They first attempted a massive power grab that would have given them unlimited powers to spend and raise taxes without Parliamentary approval for nearly two years.

Now the government is trying to silence Parliamentary scrutiny. 

Parliament’s duty is to keep the government accountable to Canadians by asking tough questions and demanding the best results for Canadians. 

It’ll take a Team Canada approach to conquer COVID-19. Being part of an effective team means having all your players in the game. 

That’s why Parliament needs to return. 

Aid package finally announced for the struggling energy industry

More than three weeks after promising help was only “hours” away, the government has finally announced an aid package for the energy industry struggling because of COVID-19.

The government’s plan will include funding to clean up orphaned oil wells and create new credit support for energy businesses, something we Conservatives have been calling for.     

This is a positive first step but there are still many unanswered questions.

More clearly needs to be done to support the thousands of hard working energy workers who power our country.

Learn more about 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 for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family. 

Remember: the way the government set up CERB you need to reapply every 4 weeks. 

 

 

 

In the news

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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

 

 

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April 18, 2020 | No Comments

I demanded answers on Teck Resources project

Recently I filed an official order paper request in which I demanded answers on the Liberal handling of the vital Teck Resources oil sands project.

I asked:

With regard to the government’s approach to the proposed Frontier mine project by Teck Resources Ltd.: (a) what specific steps, if any, did the government take in order to save the project; (b) why did the government delay its decision on approval for the project for over six months; and (c) did anyone in the government propose intentionally delaying the decision until the application was withdrawn, and, if so, what are the details of the proposal, including who made the proposal?

Here is the answer the Liberal government provided to me in the original documents:

The Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project was assessed in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012). On February 23, 2020, Teck notified the federal government that they would like to withdraw their regulatory application from the federal environmental assessment at any time if a proponent advises the Minister in writing that it does not intent to carry out a project. Following receipt of the letter fro Teck, the Minister subsequently, terminated the Project on February 25, 2020. 

a) The proposed Project was the subject of a regulatory process where the objective is to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the Project. 

The assessment was conducted by a Joint Review Panel between the federal government and the Alberta Energy Regulator. In its report, the Panel in its role as the Alberta Energy Regulator, per the Alberta Oil Sands Conservation Act, concluded that despite the significant adverse environmental effects, the Project was in the public interest. Subsequent to this Panel report, a federal decision was still required under CEAA 2012. The process would have required a decision by the Minister to determine whether there are significant adverse environmental effects, and if so, refer the matter to the Governor-in-Council to make a determination as to whether those effects are justified in the circumstances. 

b)  The Project was reviewed under the former environmental assessment legislation (CEAA 2012), and the timelines set out under that legislation were respected. The review started in 2012 and included a submission of an updated project design initiated by Teck in 2015. Once the Joint Review Panel was appointed, the environmental assessment followed a reasonable timeframe within the legislated timelines established.

On July 25, 2019 the Joint Review Panel released its report The following day, intensive work was underway by the federal government to review the report, and prepare potential draft conditions that went out for a 3-day comment period. In addition, concerted efforts were made to ensure that Indigenous groups were consulted, and measures identified to address potential impacts on rights. This process required the federal government to take the necessary time for consultation, ensure that it full carried out its fiduciary responsibilities, and prepare the necessary briefing package for decision-makers.

Under the Impact Assessment Act, the government built in provisions that make the review robust, but with timelines that allow for an efficient review. 

c) There was no proposal developed bu the federal government that sought to delay a decision until Teck withdrew its application. The decision to withdraw was unilaterally made by Teck.  

 

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April 16, 2020 | No Comments

COVID Team Canada approach benefits from Opposition oversight

By KERRY DIOTTE

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging politicians of all stripes to be part of a Team Canada approach to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ll buy into his patriotic pitch – to a degree.

We must all help. Stay home. Wash our hands. Social distance. Canadians can recite basic COVID-19-busting advice as easily as the words to O Canada. In extraordinary circumstances there’s a need for extraordinary measures such as closer co-operation between normally warring, partisan political parties.

As a member of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Conservatives, I believe we’ve demonstrated that co-operation with the minority government Liberals by – not once, but twice – fast-tracking legislation through the House of Commons to quickly get relief to millions of hard-hit Canadians.

Conservatives successfully pushed Liberals for improvements to the aid package, including seeing a 10 per cent employee wage subsidy boosted to 75 per cent, and ensuring employers will quickly know if they’re eligible for the program.

But I bristle at an accusation from the PM and parroted by some media that pushing back against the Liberals in these trying times is somehow “politicizing” the pandemic. That’s way offside.

If everyone is to be a contributing member of Team Canada, then all players should pull their weight in what is truly a do-or-die situation. I can almost hear legendary Don Cherry declare that this is no time for floaters, big egos or bone-headed game-losing screw-ups.

But this is a serious game and mistakes were made – and as members of the Opposition, we have a duty to Canadians to point them out and demand our government do better.


For instance, it was revealed by CBC that a Canadian military intelligence unit issued a dire warnings about the Wuhan, China, outbreak way back in January. CBC quoted a leading intelligence expert as saying that “raises serious questions about information-sharing within the federal government – and its possible failure to heed early warning signs.”


Opposition MPs must demand answers from our federal government over this.

Conservatives pointed out that other nations, including Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and New Zealand, have fared better in their battles against COVID-19. It’s widely conceded those countries were quicker to react, in part, by having tighter borders, earlier testing and more stringent quarantines than here.

Incredibly, in January, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Canada would have cases of COVID-19, but “it’s going to be rare.” Tam also long discouraged Canadians from wearing face masks before completely reversing herself in early April.

Opposition politicians were compelled to call those missteps into question.

Politicization?

Nope, just being good Team Canada members.

As late as February, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu and other Liberal ministers were telling Canadians that the risk of getting COVID-19 in this nation was low. That same minister pooh-poohed Conservatives and others calling for stronger measures at our borders.

Trudeau intimated such demands bordered on racism. “There is no place in our country for discrimination driven by fear or misinformation,” he said on Feb. 1. “This is not something Canadians will ever stand for.”

Hajdu claimed on Feb. 17: “The long-term implications of shutting down borders is they’re not very effective at controlling disease. In fact, they’re not very effective at all.”

Airport screening of foreign-arriving passengers to Canada was so lax for so long, it inspired an angry Alberta United Conservative Party Premier Jason Kenney to show up at Edmonton International Airport with a video camera to expose the problem. He vowed to bring in Alberta officials to fix the issue.

Amid the pandemic, Illegal immigrants continued to stream into Canada from the U.S., notably at the notorious Roxham Road in Quebec. Conservatives have long called for a closure there but Trudeau only acted on March 20, saying such “irregular” migrants would now be turned back.

One of the most egregious errors of all was that Canada was short of critical medical supplies despite getting hard-hit by the SARS outbreak that came out of China 17 years ago. The head of the Canadian Medical Association has pointed to a 2006 federal document that warned Canada had to be better prepared for a pandemic exactly like this, in part by having a large stockpile.

Canadians were aghast upon learning that the federal government in February actually shipped 16 tonnes of personal protective equipment overseas, including to China. The Conservative Opposition rightly called out the government over this.

Are we team players on Team Canada on that issue?

You bet your Ryan Smyth-autographed Oilers jersey we are.

Like many MPs, my local staffers and I have been working flat-out to answer inquiries from concerned constituents to help them navigate government red tape and speed up government processes that seem slower than ever amid these trying times.

It’s true it will take a Team Canada approach to conquer the COVID-19 plague. But part of being an effective team is knowing when some of your top players aren’t pulling their weight and calling them out on it.

I’ll give the governing Liberals credit for trying to the best of their abilities to tackle solutions to this mind-numbing global pandemic.

But, let’s face it, most true-blue Canadians couldn’t be faulted for thinking that neither the captain of this federal Team Canada, Justin Trudeau, nor his supporting first-line ministers could ever be mistaken for Connor McDavid.

Questions? Comments? Reach Kerry at kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

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April 15, 2020 | No Comments

Why politics has a key role in pandemic busting

Why politics has a key role in pandemic busting

By  on 

If everyone is to be a contributing member of Team Canada, then all players should pull their weight in what is truly a do-or-die situation

Kerry DiottePrime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging politicians of all stripes to be part of a Team Canada approach to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ll buy into his patriotic pitch – to a degree.

We must all help. Stay home. Wash our hands. Social distance. Canadians can recite basic COVID-19-busting advice as easily as the words to O Canada. In extraordinary circumstances there’s a need for extraordinary measures such as closer co-operation between normally warring, partisan political parties.

As a member of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Conservatives, I believe we’ve demonstrated that co-operation with the minority government Liberals by – not once, but twice – fast-tracking legislation through the House of Commons to quickly get relief to millions of hard-hit  Canadians.

Conservatives successfully pushed Liberals for improvements to the aid package, including seeing a 10 per cent employee wage subsidy boosted to 75 per cent, and ensuring employers will quickly know if they’re eligible for the program.

But I bristle at an accusation from the PM and parroted by some media that pushing back against the Liberals in these trying times is somehow “politicizing” the pandemic. That’s way offside.

If everyone is to be a contributing member of Team Canada, then all players should pull their weight in what is truly a do-or-die situation. I can almost hear legendary Don Cherry declare that this is no time for floaters, big egos or bone-headed game-losing screw-ups.

But this is a serious game and mistakes were made – and as members of the Opposition, we have a duty to Canadians to point them out and demand our government do better.

For instance, it was revealed by CBC that a Canadian military intelligence unit issued a dire warnings about the Wuhan, China, outbreak way back in January. CBC quoted a leading intelligence expert as saying that “raises serious questions about information-sharing within the federal government – and its possible failure to heed early warning signs.”

Opposition MPs must demand answers from our federal government over this.

Conservatives pointed out that other nations, including Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and New Zealand, have fared better in their battles against COVID-19. It’s widely conceded those countries were quicker to react, in part, by having tighter borders, earlier testing and more stringent quarantines than here.

Incredibly, in January, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Canada would have cases of COVID-19, but “it’s going to be rare.” Tam also long discouraged Canadians from wearing face masks before completely reversing herself in early April.

Opposition politicians were compelled to call those missteps into question.

Politicization?

Nope, just being good Team Canada members.

As late as February, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu and other Liberal ministers were telling Canadians that the risk of getting COVID-19 in this nation was low. That same minister pooh-poohed Conservatives and others calling for stronger measures at our borders.

Trudeau intimated such demands bordered on racism. “There is no place in our country for discrimination driven by fear or misinformation,” he said on Feb. 1. “This is not something Canadians will ever stand for.”

Hajdu claimed on Feb. 17: “The long-term implications of shutting down borders is they’re not very effective at controlling disease. In fact, they’re not very effective at all.”

Airport screening of foreign-arriving passengers to Canada was so lax for so long, it inspired an angry Alberta United Conservative Party Premier Jason Kenney to show up at Edmonton International Airport with a video camera to expose the problem. He vowed to bring in Alberta officials to fix the issue.

Amid the pandemic, Illegal immigrants continued to stream into Canada from the U.S., notably at the notorious Roxham Road in Quebec. Conservatives have long called for a closure there but Trudeau only acted on March 20, saying such “irregular” migrants would now be turned back.

One of the most egregious errors of all was that Canada was short of critical medical supplies despite getting hard-hit by the SARS outbreak that came out of China 17 years ago. The head of the Canadian Medical Association has pointed to a 2006 federal document that warned Canada had to be better prepared for a pandemic exactly like this, in part by having a large stockpile.

Canadians were aghast upon learning that the federal government in February actually shipped 16 tonnes of personal protective equipment overseas, including to China. The Conservative Opposition rightly called out the government over this.

Are we team players on Team Canada on that issue?

You bet your Ryan Smyth-autographed Oilers jersey we are.

Like many MPs, my local staffers and I have been working flat-out to answer inquiries from concerned constituents to help them navigate government red tape and speed up government processes that seem slower than ever amid these trying times.

It’s true it will take a Team Canada approach to conquer the COVID-19 plague. But part of being an effective team is knowing when some of your top players aren’t pulling their weight and calling them out on it.

I’ll give the governing Liberals credit for trying to the best of their abilities to tackle solutions to this mind-numbing global pandemic.

But, let’s face it, most true-blue Canadians couldn’t be faulted for thinking that neither the captain of this federal Team Canada, Justin Trudeau, nor his supporting first-line ministers could ever be mistaken for Connor McDavid.

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April 14, 2020 | No Comments

Feds will pay you to hire students

Hire a student and feds will pay salary

There are new rules around the Canada Summer Job program and I’m looking for organizations and businesses in my riding of Edmonton Griesbach that are interested in hiring a student, full-time or part-time as early as May 11.

The feds will now pay up to 100% of students’ wages and they can be employed until Feb. 28, 2021.

This program is open to organizations and private businesses.

More details will come, but if you’re interested please e-mail me with a few details about your business or organization and its needs for employing a student or several students.

E-mail: kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

I want to hear your good news stories

This crisis is hard. Folks have lost their jobs and are physically distancing. Yet, throughout our community people are coming together and helping each other. 

Maybe you’re a senior with mobility issues and a nice teenager down the street has shovelled your walk, perhaps a neighbour did some baking for you or someone went out of their way to pick-up groceries for someone in need. 

If you have a story of people helping someone I want to hear it!

Send it my way by e-mail at kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

I’ll share some of the good news stories I receive in my next e-newsletter.

What I’d like to see happen

The government has announced a number of measures to help Canadians.

My Conservative colleagues and I are committed to working with the government to ensure Canadians have the best support possible during this crisis. Yet, more needs to be done. 

This is a crisis and the government must be there to help Canadians weather the storm. 

We Conservatives have laid out some meaningful solutions to help Canadians. 

First, the government needs to rebate the GST that has been collected from small businesses over the last year.  

Second, the government needs to act immediately in supporting small businesses. Instead of waiting weeks for government support, credit unions could provide emergency interest free loans. This would ensure all workers get paid and businesses don’t close while waiting for government support.

Third, the government needs to be more flexible in allowing Canadians to show losses due to COVID-19. Small businesses cover a wide range of types of industries and a one size fits all approach will leave out many deserving recipients.

Our parliamentary democracy is one of our greatest strengths during a crisis.  

Thorough debate, a free press and an effective Opposition ensures Canadians get the best result.

Our Conservative Opposition has continuously pushed for better legislation and governance during this crisis and we’ll continue to work for you.

Learn more about 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 for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family. 

 

 

 

In the news

Share this valuable e-newsletter with a friend 

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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 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

 

 

 

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