The Official Website for Dan Albas, the Member of Parliament for Central Okanagan - Similkameen - Nicola in British Columbia.

50+ Messages / Page

  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 17, 2022 at 8:14 PM

Combatting identity theft

Combatting identity theft It is very challenging as many institutions operate under a reverse onus environment where a victim must prove they were not in any way responsible. View this email in your browser For most Ca…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 10, 2022 at 6:48 PM

ArriveCan

ArriveCan View this email in your browser As my summer listening tour continues throughout our region, another concern that I continue to hear about is the Trudeau Liberal Government’s ongoing requirement that the Arri…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 3, 2022 at 4:59 PM

Summer listening tour

Summer listening tour Since first elected, I have used the summer months on a listening tour travelling throughout the riding to hear the concerns of local citizens.  View this email in your browser Since I was first …
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 27, 2022 at 6:26 PM

Canadian farming is vital to our food security

Canadian farming is vital to our food security The Trudeau Liberal government has indicated an attempt to reduce fertilizer emissions as part of the plan to reduce emissions 30% by 2030. View this email in your browser …
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 7:16 PM

Pricey photo-ops

Pricey photo-ops Photo-ops at considerable expense given the use of the Government challenger aircraft that even flew the small distance between Kelowna and Penticton. View this email in your browser This week the Pri…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 13, 2022 at 5:47 PM

Exceptions to sanctions

Exceptions to sanctions “If a terrorist state can squeeze out such an exception to sanctions, what exceptions will it want tomorrow or the day after tomorrow?" Pres. Zelensky View this email in your browser It was earl…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 6, 2022 at 5:29 PM

Gas price stress

Gas price stress One of the largest concerns I have heard is about high gas prices. For many citizens who must commute to work the added prices can be devastating. View this email in your browser With my annual summer…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 9:40 PM

A pipeline that is in the red instead of black

A pipeline that is in the red instead of black Recently our Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) found that the budget has now ballooned to $ 21.4 billion View this email in your browser With the House of Commons adjourn…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 22, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Alarming allegations

Alarming allegations This week many citizens awoke to breaking news that the “Top Mountie denies claim she interfered in N.S. shooting investigation". View this email in your browser On Wednesday morning of this week m…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 15, 2022 at 8:45 PM

Regulating online streaming

Regulating online streaming The concept of the government telling your streaming app what is best for you and how content is displayed has many Canadians concerned. View this email in your browser One of the more alar…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 7:29 PM

Federal government role in affordability

Federal government role in affordability Almost daily I hear serious concerns from local citizens about the significant impact the current gas and diesel prices are having on many families.   View this email in your browser …
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 1, 2022 at 7:34 PM

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Sometimes Parliament resembles the movie “Groundhog Day”.  View this email in your browser Sometimes Parliament resembles the movie “Groundhog Day”. When I last wrote about proposed amendments to Canada’…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 9:40 PM

Proposed presumptive detention

Proposed presumptive detention In almost every community, there is a small but very well-known group of offenders that commit serious crimes on a habitual basis.  View this email in your browser This week is a non-sitt…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 18, 2022 at 5:12 PM

Vaccine passports

Vaccine passports For many who are unvaccinated it means being unable to see loved ones or to care for a sick and elderly parent in another part of Canada. View this email in your browser Back in January of 2021, when …
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 11, 2022 at 8:01 PM

Life in a bubble

Life in a bubble One of the first terms I became familiar with when I was first elected as a Member of Parliament was the term “Ottawa bubble”.   View this email in your browser One of the first terms I became familia…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 5:31 PM

More doctors or free pharmacare?

More doctors or free pharmacare? What I hear from constituents: long surgery waitlists & lack of family doctors are pushing our provincial health care system to its limits. View this email in your browser If you ar…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 8:34 PM

Withholding transparency

Withholding transparency The Trudeau Liberal Government revealed that they will claim cabinet confidence in order to withhold the reasons for invoking the Emergency Act. View this email in your browser As both interest…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 9:56 PM

Shared office a success

Shared office a success It will be six years this May since I opened my joint Summerland constituency office with Penticton MLA Dan Ashton. View this email in your browser It will be six years this May since I opened m…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 13, 2022 at 8:07 PM

Is this the new normal?

Is this the new normal? Even in this current, “back to fiscal reality” budget many of the Liberals campaign promises are for now missing from it.  View this email in your browser Since my report last week the Trudeau L…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 6, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Approved content

Approved content By what process will “eligible” media be determined or rejected? View this email in your browser It is not a secret that traditional print media organizations have struggled financially as advertisers…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 5:52 PM

Playing politics with military procurement

Playing politics with military procurement Playing politics with military procurement does little more than leave our forces with aging, less effective aircraft that is very costly to fly.  View this email in your browser …
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 23, 2022 at 5:28 PM

Back room majority

Back room majority This deal gives Prime Minister Trudeau the majority government he was unable to achieve at the ballot box in last year’s $600 million federal election View this email in your browser The House of Com…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 16, 2022 at 6:57 PM

Changes to Federal Covid Mandates

Changes to Federal Covid Mandates On Thursday, March 17th, the Federal Government has suggested it will be revising some of the current restrictions in federally regulated sectors. View this email in your browser I had…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 9, 2022 at 7:55 PM

What can Canada do?

What can Canada do? This raises the question as to what can Canada do to restore peace, stability, and respect for democratic sovereignty to the Ukraine? View this email in your browser The atrocities of the Putin reg…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 8:22 PM

Supporting Ukraine

Supporting Ukraine I support the Government in taking actions against Russian and standing with the Ukraine as it fights off this Putin provoked military invasion. View this email in your browser When I wrote my repor…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 23, 2022 at 10:18 PM

Promises missed

Promises missed With so much attention on the debate in the House regarding the Emergency Act other matters that occurred went largely unnoticed. View this email in your browser On Family Day, Monday, February 21, a vo…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 16, 2022 at 5:53 PM

What is the plan?

What is the plan? We have yet to see any sort of plan for our path forward from this Trudeau Liberal government. View this email in your browser It was two weeks ago that CBC reported that Canada’s Chief Public Officer…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 9, 2022 at 8:31 PM

Divisive politics

Divisive politics A Liberal MP stated it was time to “stop these divisive measures” & that “it is time we stopped dividing people, pitting people against each other”. View this email in your browser This has been a…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
February 2, 2022 at 9:57 PM

Protests are common

Protests are common When I was on the Government side of the House there were often protests against former PM Stephen Harper. View this email in your browser For the most part, events that are the focus of attention i…
  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…