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March 30, 2020 | No Comments

What is Self-Isolation?

As of March 25, Albertans are legally required under to self-isolate for:

How to self-isolate:

If you have no symptoms, you may go outside for a walk or fresh air, provided you practice social distancing at all times and stay two metres away from other people.

Fines for breaching a self-isolation order are as high as $500,000. 

If you know someone who is not self-isolating when they are legally required to you file a complaint here

Learn more here

 

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March 30, 2020 | No Comments

What is Social Distancing?

 

Social distancing or physical distancing  is a method to minimize close contact with others to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Everyone should be practicing social distancing.  

What you can do: 

Use technology to keep in touch with friends and family.

Learn more here

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March 30, 2020 | No Comments

New travel rule in effect

 

Rules for travelers returning to Canada:

If you are asymptomatic (no symptoms) you can travel directly to your home where you must self-isolate for 14 days. 

You can stay at a commercial hotel or take public transit home though you must practice social distancing. 

If you are symptomatic you will not be allowed to further travel in Canada. Depending on your circumstances you will required to:

Contact information for Canadians overseas and in need assistance in this emergency:

Learn more here

 

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March 20, 2020 | No Comments

I’m here to help you

We all need to work together and stay healthy in order to beat Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Together our community and our country can manage this crisis.

As your Member of Parliament, I want to hear from you.

I’m always eager to hear feedback from Edmonton Griesbach constituents and other Canadians.

This is all the more vital during this time of a pandemic.

Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have put together a package of responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

These include everything from financial aid measures to emergency phone numbers and e-mail addresses. 

If you’ve reached out to the federal government during this time of crisis, how satisfied have you been with the service or help provided? It’s essential during a time of crisis that citizens get the best and most timely service from their federal government.

If you’ve got a good story, please share it with me. Write to Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca.

If you had service which was less-than stellar, I’d like to hear about that too.

By sharing our experiences we can ensure that all Canadians are well-served during these trying times.

If you’ve got any other questions, concerns or comments, please send them my way.

My Edmonton office is still open and I’m here to help you. Please call ahead to arrange an appointment as we are temporarily no longer accepting walk-ins due to COVID-19. I can be reached by email at Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca or by phone at (780) 495-3261.   

Please also see below for some useful contact information

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. 

Employment Insurance (EI) claims related to COVID-19:

Visit their website or contact EI’s COVID-19 phone line at (833) 381-2725.

For Canadians not covered under EI benefits there is the Emergency Care Benefit:

Tax and benefit changes to help Canadians:

Support for small businesses:

Contact information for Canadians oversees and in need assistance in this emergency:

Help from the Government of Alberta

Our community’s charities are also here for you

Good stories in the news

Even though we’re in the grips of an emergency, we Canadians continue to come together. I posted the links to several good news stories below.

Here for our community

As your Member of Parliament, I’m always here for our community.

The civic spirit of our residents and organizations makes Edmonton Griesbach the amazing place that it is.  

The events they host, are essential to the vitality of our community.

In the name of public health these events must temporarily be put on hold.

We must find other ways to come together.

Whether it’s on the internet, by phone or by good works our civic spirit continues.  

Productive meeting with Liza Bouchard, executive director of Drive Happiness seniors assisted transportation service that provided 20,000 rides annually in Edmonton using volunteer drivers.

 

Delivering food with Edmonton Meals On Wheels organization board member Michael Kirk.

 

 

Always enjoy meeting Africa Centre officials. The Africa Centre does a lot good work in our Edmonton community. Thanks for the productive meeting  Youth Programs Manager Emmanuel Onah  and Executive Director Sharif Haji. 

 

At the Ukrainian Christmas Shchedryi Vechir dinner held at Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex.

 

At the Edmonton Chinese Community 2020 Lunar New Year Banquet and celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Chinese Benevolent Association.

With Christy Morin, executive director of Arts on the Avenue and also a director at Northlands.

I want to hear from you 

Email:
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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March 18, 2020 | No Comments

Covid-19 Response Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all need to work together and stay healthy in order to beat Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

See below for some useful contact information:

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. 

Employment Insurance (EI) claims related to COVID-19.
Phone: (833) 381-2725 
Website

For Canadians not covered under EI benefits there is the emergency care benefit.
This new program will provide  up to $900 every two weeks for up to 15 weeks for Canadians who are sick, have to take care of others who are sick or children out of school. Applications will open in April. Phone and program website not yet available. 

Contact information for Canadians oversees and  in need assistance in this emergency.
Global Affairs Canada 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre.
Phone: (613) 996-8885
Email: sos@international.gc.ca

If you’re a senior in need, volunteers at Drive Happiness Edmonton can deliver food and medication. 
Phone: (780) 424-5438

As senior centres are closing, we must also ensure the social well being of our community’s seniors. Seniors’ Centre Without Walls is a great resource where people can call and interact with others from the comfort of their own home.
Phone: (780) 395-2626

 

 

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March 13, 2020 | No Comments

Information from Alberta Health Services on COVID-19.

“You can help the call volumes by considering visiting http://alberta.ca/covid19 for info, if you do not need a health assessment.

For health concerns unrelated to COVID-19, consider visiting http://ahs.ca/options to find out where to get the right care for your health needs.”

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March 9, 2020 | No Comments

True leadership requires fiscal restraint.

True leadership requires fiscal restraint.

A responsible government would have prepared for a downturn. Instead, the Liberals recklessly spent more than $72 billion. Because of that mismanagement we're going into the economic downturn from a position of weakness.

Posted by Kerry Diotte on Monday, March 9, 2020

 

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March 9, 2020 | No Comments

Happy Commonwealth Day

Happy Commonwealth Day

Wishing all Commonwealth citizens a very happy Commonwealth Day.

Posted by Kerry Diotte on Monday, March 9, 2020

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February 27, 2020 | No Comments

The illegal blockades must stop

The illegal blockades must stop.

We conservatives want to get Canada working.Not see it shut down.If you agree that the illegal blockades must end please sign my petition. www.kerrydiotte.com/2020/02/tell-prime-minister-trudeau-to-stop-the-illegal-blockades/

Posted by Kerry Diotte on Thursday, February 27, 2020

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February 24, 2020 | No Comments

Canadian Member of Parliament speaks out about Russian aggression in Ukraine

Kerry Diotte met in Vienna, Austria with two Members of Parliament from Ukraine
— Vadym Halaichuk and Pavlo Frolov at Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) winter meetings. 

 

Edmonton Griesbach Member of Parliament Kerry Diotte condemned ongoing Russian actions in the independent nation of Ukraine and said he’s glad Canada continues to assist that country in its struggle.

“Canada has strong ties with Ukraine and many descendants of Ukrainian immigrants live in the riding I represent in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,” Diotte told delegates at the winter meeting in Vienna, Austria of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly.

“As stated in the Programme of the Albanian 2020 document the ‘crisis in and around Ukraine remains the most pressing security challenge in Europe,” Diotte told delegates Feb. 20 who represented 57 nation states including Canada, the United States, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, France, Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom, among others.

Diotte attended the winter meeting as part of a small Parliamentary delegation from Canada.

“We in Canada have also consistently and firmly condemned Russia’s illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea as well as pledged ongoing support to the insurgence in eastern Ukraine,” Diotte said.

“Unfortunately, despite efforts to strengthen democracy in Ukraine and to work toward a resolution, the conflict in Donbas continues and Crimea remains occupied,” he said. “We still have work to do.

“Could the (OSCE) chairperson please elaborate on the plans to de-escalate and resolve the crisis in and around Ukraine and the strategy to make progress in 2020?” Diotte asked.

The Edmonton Member of Parliament was told at the meeting that the crisis in Ukraine will be raised by George Tsereteli, president of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on a visit to Moscow.

Diotte is a member of the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

For further information contact MP Kerry Diotte’s Ottawa office at (613) 992-3821 or kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca

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