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

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  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 30, 2022 at 8:56 PM

Home heating frustration

Home heating frustration It is increasingly easy to understand why the Bank of Canada has confirmed that the carbon tax does help to increase inflation here in Canada. View this email in your browser When I first was e…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 23, 2022 at 7:29 PM

Was it justified?

Was it justified? “Police have all of the legal authority they need to enforce the law they just need to exercise and do their job”  View this email in your browser In late April I wrote about Trudeau Liberal governmen…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 16, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Shortage of children's pain relief medicine

Shortage of children's pain relief medicine Parents wondering about what is being done to rectify the critical shortage of children’s pain medication deserve to know what is being done  View this email in your browser …
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 9, 2022 at 8:22 PM

Promises promises

Promises promises In 2015 PM Trudeau promised to run “small” deficits before he made what he called a “cast in stone” promise to return to a balanced budget in 2019. View this email in your browser Late last week the T…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
November 2, 2022 at 7:14 PM

Debt servicing is a concern

Debt servicing is a concern Over the next five years the cost to service our debt is doubling and increasing at a rate faster than our health transfers are increasing. View this email in your browser Ottawa is a very b…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 26, 2022 at 5:53 PM

Middle class struggling

Middle class struggling This Liberal government once promised to help the middle class and yet everyday I hear from middle-class families who cannot afford to make ends meet. View this email in your browser Early this…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 19, 2022 at 5:29 PM

Inflation in our food budgets

Inflation in our food budgets The rate of food inflation is currently at 11.4% - this is the fastest increase since 1981 and is causing discomfort for constituents View this email in your browser Canadians awoke to new…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 12, 2022 at 7:29 PM

Local government elections

Local government elections In every community across British Columbia many good people have put their name forward to serve. View this email in your browser At the top this week,  I would like to congratulate Kelowna-…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
October 5, 2022 at 5:12 PM

Ethical lapses used to mean resignation

Ethical lapses used to mean resignation How is it that what once was an ethical lapse considered deserving of a resignation is now basically a non-issue? View this email in your browser During the years of the Conserva…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 28, 2022 at 5:40 PM

Carbon tax is inflationary

Carbon tax is inflationary As we have watched 40-year high inflation take hold in Canada one of the key drivers of inflation is the high price of gasoline. View this email in your browser With the House of Common back…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 21, 2022 at 7:34 PM

New legislation has problems

New legislation has problems Scotiabank has said that these new spending announcements will increases the likelihood the Bank of Canada will need to raise interest rates above 4%  View this email in your browser This w…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 14, 2022 at 6:45 PM

The burden of higher interest rates

The burden of higher interest rates It is fair to say that some family households are carrying a far larger burden than others as interest rates continue to rise. View this email in your browser In my last report I ref…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
September 7, 2022 at 7:58 PM

Rising interest rates

Rising interest rates For many Canadian households how this increase in the benchmark interest rate will impact your household budget will depend on a number of factors. View this email in your browser Canadians woke u…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 31, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Manufacturing jobs leaving Canada

Manufacturing jobs leaving Canada As extra costs make Canadian made products and services more expensive, it makes the cost of doing business outside of Canada more attractive.  View this email in your browser Since t…
  Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
August 24, 2022 at 5:07 PM

The future of lithium mining in Canada

The future of lithium mining in Canada Given the uncertainty of our regulatory process, what will the Federal Government do to accelerate the approval process of new lithium mines? View this email in your browser This…
  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…