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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]l.gc.ca
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…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 7:20 PM

WE have a problem

WE have a problem $900 million was directly awarded to WE Charity who intended to use teachers and camp operators to recruit students to become paid volunteers.  View this email in your browser PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEY FRASER/POSTMEDIA …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 8, 2020 at 9:10 PM

Fiscal sticker shock

Fiscal sticker shock The numbers, in a word, are staggering. View this email in your browser There has been growing demand for a fiscal update of the federal government finances following the spending response to the C…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
July 1, 2020 at 8:08 PM

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! Canada Day has long been one of my favourite days of the year.  View this email in your browser Canada Day has long been one of my favourite days of the year.  It is the one day where we, as a countr…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 24, 2020 at 9:11 PM

Claw back confusion

Claw back confusion All of this confusion occurred because the Liberal Government did not clarify that this was not a “retroactive payment” but rather an advance.  View this email in your browser Some citizens currentl…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 17, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Transitioning our economy back to work

Transitioning our economy back to work The need to modify CERB to transition the re-opening of our economy is an important one.  View this email in your browser This week the government announced that the Canadian Emer…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 10, 2020 at 9:30 PM

No unanimous support

No unanimous support What became obvious early on was that due to being an omnibus bill some measures were not supported by all parties. View this email in your browser As I write this week’s report, the House of Commo…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
June 3, 2020 at 10:07 PM

Is Parliament Essential?

Is Parliament Essential? Do you believe regular sittings of Parliament must be resumed as a priority?  View this email in your browser When the Canadian Emergency Reponse Benefit (CERB) program was launched, Government…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 27, 2020 at 7:15 PM

Diminished Parliament equals diminished accountability for Canadians

Diminished Parliament equals diminished accountability for Canadians I am deeply disappointed in the NDP, who have denied the Official Opposition from being able to fully hold this Liberal government to account.  View this email in your browser …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Oversight of your tax dollars

Oversight of your tax dollars To ignore fraud will put some citizens into a situation where funds will be clawed back where they might not have the funds available View this email in your browser In my report last week…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 6:18 PM

Should we ignore fraud?

Should we ignore fraud? While I suspect no one will dispute the desire to assist those in need, the question remains, did the PM direct civil servants to ignore fraud? View this email in your browser There are now curr…
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
May 6, 2020 at 9:12 PM

Spoiler alert

Spoiler alert I do not normally issue a “spoiler alert” however this week I will focus on the recently announced semi-automatic rifle ban from the PM. View this email in your browser I do not normally issue a “spoiler …
Dan Albas MP · [email protected]
April 29, 2020 at 9:59 PM

Tax filing & Commercial Rent subsidy

Tax filing & Commercial Rent subsidy As part of the federal government COVID-19 response effort, the filing deadline has been extended to individuals to June 1st of 2020.  View this email in your browser Normally, …