Riding Update – Week of November 7, 2016
As Parliament was down for the week, I attended events and meetings in the riding.
Last Saturday in Drayton Valley, I observed a province-wide rally against the Alberta NDP Carbon Tax Initiative. I believe the provincial and federal carbon tax grabs will chase away jobs and do nothing to achieve our national climate change goals.
I had meetings Monday morning in my Edson office, and later that evening I attended the celebration of Master Corporal Raymond Arndt. MCpl Arndt was killed in action during service in Afghanistan in August of 2006. He is remembered for his quick smile and his tenacity to follow what he loved.
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to speak to students at Holy Redeemer High. I then attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the new Edson healthcare centre. Later, I participated in Community Engagement discussions at the Family and Community Support Services’ Anniversary Party.
Wednesday was spent in meetings, and on Thursday afternoon I attended the Chamber of Commerce meeting in Rocky Mountain House to provide a federal update on the CPP tax hike and the federal carbon tax. Later, I visited West Central High School with CIVIX Canada.
Friday, being Remembrance Day, I spent the day in the company of veterans and current serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Reserves. This year, I participated in the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Mayerthorpe’s Legion. On my drive back to Edson, I dropped in at the Cherhill, Evansburg and Wildwood Legions. I ended the day at the Edson Legion, exchanging stories with members over dinner.
I look forward to returning to Ottawa on Saturday where I will spend the next five weeks. My next update will be next Friday on my week in Ottawa.