Canadian politics has had a troubling start to 2018.
The House of Commons has adjourned for the summer, with the last sitting day on June 21. Some of the most noteworthy pieces of legislation that were debated throughout the month of June are recapped here.
It's been a great Stampede - I have been so pleased to meet with many constituents.
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As part of the Official Opposition, when we see the federal budget, we are naturally going to look for places to criticize. Budget 2017 doesn’t give me a lot of opportunities to do that – not because the measures it takes aren’t questionable – but instead it refuses to make nearly any choices or take nearly any measures at all.
As your MP I believe that the taxpayer should pay only what the owe. I've recently mailed around my tax guide - which will help you with a list of common deductions that you may qualify for. If you need another copy, or didn't receive the guide, click here to download.
I wanted to take a moment to update you on what happened yesterday in Ottawa. At the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance I asked to undertake a study into Alberta’s economy and current unemployment levels.
I want to thank the many of you for your emails to me on taxing health and dental benefits. The Official Opposition completely agrees that such a tax is not only detrimental to hardworking families that rely on employer-provided health and dental benefits, but also simply represents an increased tax grab by the current government.
As 2017 unfolds Albertans remain concerned with the many uncertainties that exist in their everyday lives. It is my hope that when the calendar closes on this year the future will become a little more clear.
Parliament resumed sitting on January 30th and will now be in session until mid June. 2017 will be an exciting year on many fronts.