Riding Update – Month of August, 2017
This summer has been busy meeting with constituents, attending events and holding roundtable meetings.
In the first week of August, I attended roundtable discussions with MP Randy Hoback on the softwood lumber dispute in Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley, Hinton, and Edson. That weekend, I participated in Peers’ Annual Gold Dust Daze.
I held several meetings in my Edson office with industry representatives and constituents all throughout the second week of August. On the weekend, I attended the Pembina Valley Days, enjoying a pancake breakfast and riding in the parade.
The following week was spent travelling around the riding in between meetings with constituents in my Edson office. I attended a Rotary lunch in Edson to discuss what is happening in Ottawa. On the Wednesday I travelled to Jasper, and the next day I was given a tour of the Genessee Power Plant near Warburg. That same day, I also attended the Cloverleaf Manor Annual BBQ in Warburg.
In the last week of August, I took some time for myself before the busy Fall Session in Parliament resumes next month. On the Tuesday, I attended a BBQ in Edmonton with our new Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer, along with his family. I also recorded a radio message, as well as enjoyed the Canada 150 Celebrations in Sangudo, including a parade, dancing, a pie eating contest, and a car show.
August was an eventful month meeting with constituents and attending events across our beautiful riding of Yellowhead. I will be attending our Conservative Caucus Retreat in Winnipeg at the beginning of September before Parliament resumes on the 18th. As your voice in Ottawa, I look forward to bringing all of your concerns to the House of Commons in the coming Fall Session.