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Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 8:44 PM

International travel post-Covid

International travel post-Covid Vaccine passports become a federal matter when that travel is international. View this email in your browser As my summer listening tour continues around the riding of Central Okanagan S…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 21, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Some border certainty

Some border certainty I commend the Prime Minister for providing clear dates and criteria, however the announcement only applies to US citizens coming to Canada. View this email in your browser This week I will give Pr…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 5:11 PM

An arrogant affront to democracy

An arrogant affront to democracy The PM believes that delaying this bill until after a federal election, if the Liberal Government receives a majority, they can overturn it.   View this email in your browser In the Oka…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 7:26 PM

Border changes

Border changes As you may have heard starting on July 5th restrictions were slightly eased when crossing the border into Canada.   View this email in your browser As you may have heard, starting on July 5th, restrictio…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 8:33 PM

New bill to help young people with student debt

New bill to help young people with student debt I believe when you say to someone that the challenge young people face is materially different than previous generations, many would agree with that. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 6:55 PM

Talk of a summer election

Talk of a summer election It is conceivable that the Prime Minister desires to have an election using the ongoing benefits for political purposes. View this email in your browser Today is the last day the House of Comm…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 16, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Re-opening the border

Re-opening the border While the details are not yet known it has been speculated that entry to the US may only be open to Canadian citizens who have been fully vaccinated. View this email in your browser By the time yo…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 7:29 PM

Consultation with Indigenous communities

Consultation with Indigenous communities “Meaning well” and being “well intentioned” does not mean actual outcomes will unfold as hoped or intended. View this email in your browser Last week, in the House of Commons, t…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 8:25 PM

Federal government employment changes

Federal government employment changes I received a request from an individual wanting to know how much employment has changed within the Federal Government of Canada during the pandemic.  View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 26, 2021 at 8:05 PM

Net neutrality under threat

Net neutrality under threat I continue to receive a growing number of calls and emails from local citizen who are strongly opposed to Bill C-10. View this email in your browser It was roughly one month ago that I last …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 8:15 PM

What is the plan after Covid?

What is the plan after Covid? Unfortunately, here in Canada we still do not have a detailed re-opening plan from our federal Government View this email in your browser At the time I write this weeks report, British Col…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 7:35 PM

What is a one dose summer?

What is a one dose summer? What does a “one dose” summer look like compared to a “two dose” summer as we now witnessing in the United States? View this email in your browser This week the Prime Minister created a bit o…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 8:35 PM

Pipelines politics

Pipelines politics Pipeline politics are indeed very much part of our democratic process.  View this email in your browser In late November of 2016 a common media headline was “Trudeau kills Northern Gateway pipeline” …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 7:26 PM

MP Report for this week

MP Report for this week Solving a problem or creating more problems View this email in your browser I will begin this weeks report by sharing part of a conversation I once had with a now retired provincial cabinet mini…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Recycle, Re-use, Rinse, Repeat

Recycle, Re-use, Rinse, Repeat This week the Liberal Government tabled its first budget in over two years.  View this email in your browser This week the Liberal Government tabled its first budget in over two years. I…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 5:26 PM

Changes to the Pleasure Craft Operator card

Changes to the Pleasure Craft Operator card The reason for my report this week is that Transport Canada is considering making significant changes to this program. View this email in your browser Spoiler alert. This we…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 7, 2021 at 7:09 PM

Vaccination passports

Vaccination passports If you have lived in the Okanagan long enough chances are you have come across a sign at a local business: “No shirt, no shoes, no service”. View this email in your browser If you have lived in th…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 8:48 PM

Transparency and accountability are under threat

Transparency and accountability are under threat As the official opposition it is also our role to hold the Prime Minister and his Liberal Government accountable.  View this email in your browser In November of 2015, n…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 24, 2021 at 7:37 PM

A plan to safely re-open is needed now

A plan to safely re-open is needed now Many Canadians want and deserve to know what the game plan is once vaccines in Canada have been fully administered.  View this email in your browser This week in the virtual House…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 17, 2021 at 8:54 PM

Why not target illegal gun smuggling?

Why not target illegal gun smuggling? The statistics show roughly 80% of Canadian gun crimes are committed with firearms illegally smuggled into Canada from the United States. View this email in your browser Last month…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 24, 2021 at 9:32 PM

Firearms legislation a miss

Firearms legislation a miss The need to be proactive and stop illegal guns from entering Canada should be a priority, not once again targeting legal gun owners.  View this email in your browser This week’s report is ab…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 17, 2021 at 7:44 PM

Victims of horrific violence should be remembered

Victims of horrific violence should be remembered We must always remember the victims in acts of deplorable and senseless violence. View this email in your browser It was seven years ago that I had an opportunity to ha…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 10, 2021 at 9:10 PM

Open by default?

Open by default? Canadians deserve to know how their money is being spent and what actions the federal government is undertaking on their behalf.  View this email in your browser One interesting aspect about a minority…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 9:20 PM

Lack of vaccine supply -- again

Lack of vaccine supply -- again Here in Canada we have witnessed the challenges of COVID vaccine administration due to lack of procurement supply from the Trudeau Liberal government. View this email in your browser Her…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Bets on CanSino vaccine were sunk before the announcement

Bets on CanSino vaccine were sunk before the announcement The Chinese State Government refused to issue the required approval allowing the export of this vaccine to Canada, effectively blocking the shipment. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 20, 2021 at 8:41 PM

Losing Keystone XL is a failure of diplomatic leadership

Losing Keystone XL is a failure of diplomatic leadership During his time in Opposition, Justin Trudeau stated “one of the big things the Prime Minister needs to get right is getting our resources to market”  View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 13, 2021 at 7:44 PM

Lack of vaccine supply causing difficult choices

Lack of vaccine supply causing difficult choices CBC reported that British Columbia has now “slowed its pace” administering the vaccine while the province awaits for more vaccine supply to arrive. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 6, 2021 at 10:25 PM

Waiting for the vaccine

Waiting for the vaccine To put it bluntly it will be some time before the vaccine delivery will make a significant impact. View this email in your browser By now you have heard that COVID-19 vaccines are being distribu…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 23, 2020 at 10:24 PM

COVID Christmas

COVID Christmas With so many different travel restrictions many have turned to Canada Post to send gifts to loved ones who are unable to come home.  View this email in your browser As Canadians prepare for a 2020 holid…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 9:54 PM

What is the balance?

What is the balance? “Mr. Chair, can the minister please tell us the current balance of the EI account?” View this email in your browser Back on June 3rd I asked the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Di…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 9, 2020 at 10:40 PM

Follow the money

Follow the money One of the roles of the official Opposition is to hold the Government to account on where your tax dollars are spent.  View this email in your browser One of the roles of the official Opposition is to …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 9:29 PM

Netflix tax breaks the Prime Minister's promise

Netflix tax breaks the Prime Minister's promise The Trudeau Liberals have indicated they expect to take $1.2 Billion out of Canadians pockets from these new online taxes over the next five years. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 25, 2020 at 10:38 PM

How do we get there from here?

How do we get there from here? Rather than providing a roadmap on how to achieve net-zero, future governments will be left to to figure out the solution by 2050. View this email in your browser This week the House of C…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 18, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Huawei needs to be banned from our 5G networks

Huawei needs to be banned from our 5G networks As a member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence network, we should stand with our allies in banning Huawei from participating in our 5G rollout in Canada. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 11, 2020 at 10:18 PM

Are you concerned?

Are you concerned? We have now gone through the longest period in Canadian history without a federal budget being presented. View this email in your browser Photo: SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS   …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 4, 2020 at 9:45 PM

Do you stream?

Do you stream? If you like your Netflix or Disney Plus, the Liberal government's new bill might change how these services are delivered. View this email in your browser One of the oldest tactics of government is to rel…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Consequences of the pandemic

Consequences of the pandemic A report from the Public Health Agency of Canada raises some very troubling concerns regarding the mental health and well being of Canadians. View this email in your browser Each week when …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 6:42 PM

A tense situation

A tense situation As I write this week’s report we are currently in a tense situation in Ottawa as there is a serious threat of a possible fall election View this email in your browser As I write this week’s report we …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 14, 2020 at 10:11 PM

Single Use Plastic Ban

Single Use Plastic Ban With so many different media stories in circulation, the announcement regarding the potential ban of certain single use plastics may have been missed. View this email in your browser One of the c…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 9:23 PM

What are your priorities?

What are your priorities? Having prorogued Parliament, a situation is created where the Government must start over in submitting legislation through the House of Commons.  View this email in your browser With Prime Min…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Prime Minister turns his back on Parliament

Prime Minister turns his back on Parliament By proroguing Parliament the time that could have been spent properly debating and reviewing this this bill at committee stage was entirely lost. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 10:17 PM

Speech from the Throne more déjà vu all over again

Speech from the Throne more déjà vu all over again The throne speech took many previous promises made by Prime Minister Trudeau, that ultimately became broken promises, and promised them yet again. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 16, 2020 at 9:27 PM

Do you use Weather Radio Canada Transmitters?

Do you use Weather Radio Canada Transmitters? Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is soliciting feedback on decommissioning of 48 of these 230 Weathe Radio Canada transmitters View this email in your browser M…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 9, 2020 at 10:10 PM

Canadians expect us to get to work to produce results.

Canadians expect us to get to work to produce results. From your own views on the environment and climate change, what are your top concerns? View this email in your browser This week the new Official Opposition leader…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 2, 2020 at 10:07 PM

MP Report for this week

MP Report for this week Privacy leak at the CRA View this email in your browser In my November 2018 MP report, I focused on newly discovered revelations that Statistics Canada was “demanding access to certain Canadians…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 19, 2020 at 7:42 PM

Why prorogue Parliament?

Why prorogue Parliament? Why prorogue the House of Commons when it is already adjourned?  View this email in your browser As you may have heard this week the Prime Minister asked the Governor General to prorogue the Ho…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 12, 2020 at 9:37 PM

MP Report for this week

MP Report for this week Fall election. Yes or No? View this email in your browser Back in May of 2020 the Trudeau Liberal Government announced their preference of four summer sittings of the House of Commons 'special C…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 8:49 PM

Sometimes a no-win situation is unavoidable

Sometimes a no-win situation is unavoidable The COVID app is only compatible with smart phones that are not older than five years and have the latest operating systems from Apple or Android. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 29, 2020 at 11:19 PM

BC wine to cost more

BC wine to cost more the Trudeau Liberal government will, over the course of the next two years, remove the excise exemption for 100% Canadian grown and produced wines View this email in your browser While it would be …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 22, 2020 at 6:24 PM

Response to COVID-19

Response to COVID-19 How satisfied are you about the current actions undertaken by all levels of Government to contain COVID-19? View this email in your browser PHOTO CREDIT: Nicholas Johansen/Castanet This week th…