I want to provide you with an update on the latest action Parliament is undertaking in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. While this email deals with the circumstances surrounding the government response bill, I want to emphasize that this is not a political matter. This is about doing everything we can to support Canadians and to keep them safe during this unprecedented situation while at the same time ensuring Parliament has the final say on major expenditures.
I hope this message finds you and your family well in these unprecedented times. I am committed to keeping you updated as new developments occur in our response to COVID-19. As I mentioned in my message to you Sunday, this is a time where I want to use my ability to communicate with many of you quickly in order to pass along factual information from either the provincial or federal government. The situation is changing rapidly, as you know, and as such these pieces are accurate as of today, March 18th 2020.
INFORMATION FOR CONSTITUENTS REGARDING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
March 15th 2020
As your MP, I wanted to reach out to you regarding the recent developments with respect to COVID-19. I know that these events have caused fear and anxiety for many of us. This is a matter where we are all looking to, and taking direction from, the many talented healthcare experts that work both provincially and federally. As a former Minister of Health, I have enormous confidence in our experts and in our system to handle this pandemic and to act in the best interests of all our heath.
Early in the new year my office distributed a Tax Guide to all constituents. If you did not receive a pamphlet in the mail please contact my office @ 403 292-6666 and we will happy to provide you with the information.
At the time of the printing of the Guide, definitive numbers were not available. Therefore, I would like provide some of the information to supplement the Guide.
I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a belated Merry Christmas, Seasons’ Greetings, and a very Happy New Year.
I am honoured to have received the support of the majority of constituents in Calgary Signal Hill who voted in the October election and pleased to be your representative in Parliament for the duration of this minority government. Obviously it is disappointing to many Albertans that a change in government did not take place however the services our office provides to constituents will not be affected.
There is a collection of 16,000 whitewashed stones arranged on the side of Signal Hill signifying the battalion units that served and trained at the Sarcee Camp.
I want to take this opportunity to thank constituents of Calgary Signal Hill for your support over the past four years. It is an honour to be a Member of Parliament and at no time should that ever be taken for granted.
Chris is the CEO of Modern Resources Inc. and was in Ottawa two weeks ago and I had him present to 20 or so of my Alberta colleagues and over the noon hour he presented to about 20 of my colleagues from Ontario.
He has a great YouTube video that you should check out about Alberta's energy industry:
Alberta Senator Doug Black introduced Bill S-245 into the Senate, which provides a reasonable roadmap to move the TransMountain Pipeline forward. This bill would declare the pipeline project to be part of the national interest. Check out my video below to watch my speech in support of his bill, which has now been passed in the Senate and is before the House of Commons.