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Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 8:33 PM

Household affordability

Household affordability All of these increased taxes and fees take a bigger bite out of your household net income at a time when payroll deductions are doing the same. View this email in your browser It was on June 1st…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 11:39 PM

Stimulus spending

Stimulus spending Many are worried that more stimulus spending may only further increase inflationary pressures making goods even less affordable. View this email in your browser This week Canada’s Parliamentary Budget…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 10:06 PM

Home equity tax

Home equity tax Recently constituent correspondence to my office has raised significant opposition to a proposed annual home equity tax.  View this email in your browser Recently my email inbox, as well as a significan…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
January 5, 2022 at 9:24 PM

EI Account Balance

EI Account Balance As of January 1st, 2022 the EI premiums many Canadians pay will potentially increase.  View this email in your browser In a recent report, I referenced an exchange that I had in June of 2020 with the…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 22, 2021 at 11:37 PM

Parliament working together to benefit Canadians.

Parliament working together to benefit Canadians. Thanks to the efforts of these Parliamentarians, this private member’s bill is now part of a Government Bill that has become law. View this email in your browser Last w…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 8:29 PM

Fiscal update leaves out Liberal election promises

Fiscal update leaves out Liberal election promises  For those on a fixed income, inflation is very challenging.  View this email in your browser This week will be the last week the House of Commons sits before the wint…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 9:47 PM

Helping during challenging circumstances in my focus

Helping during challenging circumstances in my focus It is in my view it is appropriate that elected officials hear your concerns when Government services are not meeting your expectations.  View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 6:50 PM

Disaster relief funding may not be enough

Disaster relief funding may not be enough The challenge for Merritt and Princeton is there is absolutely no ability to fund the required 20% of the rebuilding of civic infrastructure.  View this email in your browser A…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 11:28 PM

Parliament resumes -- should it be hybrid or in person?

Parliament resumes -- should it be hybrid or in person? Is it your preference that MPsshow up to work in Ottawa to participate in votes and debate? View this email in your browser This week, more than two months since …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 8:33 PM

Emergency preparedness

Emergency preparedness The reality is as our climate increasingly changes, we are not as prepared as we need to be for these resulting disasters. View this email in your browser There is a saying in social media…” I ca…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 10, 2021 at 8:53 PM

PM has an obligation to work with -- not against -- Provinces.

PM has an obligation to work with -- not against -- Provinces. Taking action on our environment should not be done divisively in a manner that pits regions of Canada against each other.  View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 3, 2021 at 5:58 PM

Oil & gas imports aren't subject to Canadian emissions caps

Oil & gas imports aren't subject to Canadian emissions caps Different regions of Canada use oil and gas that is imported from these countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United States. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Time to re-open YLW to international flights

Time to re-open YLW to international flights As one small business owner vented in frustration – they don't want “government handouts” they simply want the opportunity to host their guests again. View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 7:39 PM

Data Gathering

Data Gathering According to Blacklock’s “nearly nine million mortgage holders” had their “Data obtained without borrowers’ informed consent”  View this email in your browser It was in an October of 2018 MP Report that…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM

When will Parliament return?

When will Parliament return? Recently I have been increasingly asked the question when will the new Parliament be up and running in Ottawa?  View this email in your browser Normally the House of Commons is back in sess…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 6:03 PM

Mandatory vaccination to travel in Canada

Mandatory vaccination to travel in Canada Starting on October 30th, 2021, all travelers will be required to be fully vaccinated before boarding planes, trains or marine vessels.  View this email in your browser Before …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 4:49 PM

Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation This day is intended to create an opportunity for Canadians to commemorate and honour the children who died while attending residential schools. View this email in your browser Normally during…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 22, 2021 at 9:28 PM

Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here? Parliament will need to be recalled, a new Speaker elected, and a new throne speech delivered. View this email in your browser My last report to you as your Member of Parliament was Wednesday,…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 8:37 PM

Summer listening tour continues

Summer listening tour continues In the absence of the writ being dropped my summer listening tour continues.  View this email in your browser In my report last week, I covered recent speculation out of Ottawa on report…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 4, 2021 at 6:39 PM

Will there be an election?

Will there be an election? If the PM believes it is in his best interest to call one, I suspect we will see an election in the near future. View this email in your browser If you follow the rumours out of Ottawa, it ha…
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…