April 1st, 2015

April 2015 eNewsletter

Spring is here, well in Victoria at least. This past week the temperature in Ottawa was still in the minus range and snow continues to be piled two metres deep in the Atlantic provinces. I have been warned not to show my colleagues pictures from home right now.

January 26th, 2015

January 2015 eNewsletter

As inequality in Canada continues to grow, I continue to get asked about what New Democrats will do to make life more affordable for all Canadians. New Democrats are committed to strengthening the middle class and raising up all those who have fallen out of the middle class due to the economic policies of both the Liberals and the Conservatives.

December 19th, 2014

December 2014 eNewsletter

As this year comes to an end I’d like to thank all of you who have written to me about many important issues. I’d like to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. I’m looking forward to continue the work I’ve been doing in Ottawa into the next year as we resume our session on January 26th. The new year will be an election year and despite the scheduled election date in fall of 2015, we’re expecting that Prime Minister Harper may call an early election in the upcoming spring.

November 27th, 2014

November 2014 eNewsletter

November is a special month. It’s a month of remembrance. It’s a month that provides us an opportunity to reflect on our past and work towards a better future.

October 31st, 2014

October 2014 eNewsletter

Last month turned out to be one of the saddest months I’ve ever experienced bringing within two days two attacks on Canadian Forces members as well as an attack on Parliament. The deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo are particularly shocking as they occurred on Canadian soil at the hands of Canadians. While the shootings at the National War Memorial and in the House of Commons have highly symbolic reverberations, the deliberate running down of a Canadian Forces member in uniform should be no less a concern even if in a less prominent location. As time passes we will eventually get a fuller picture of both these incidents and only then can we figure out how best to respond. In the interim, MPs from all parties felt it was symbolically important to return to normal routine as soon as possible in order to show that we will not let violence destroy our democracy or the values we hold dear.